Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stories, BEDS, Backyard and Jerk

At risk of sounding like the Award Winning Author, John Green, this blog comes in 4 parts.

Part one- I think I came up with a pretty good idea for a children's book series. It will (if I see this through) be based on me as a kid and my family. So far, it is just an idea. I haven't written anything down yet, but I think that if I make this idea something that isn't just "in my head", I will get the courage and inspiration to see this idea through. I tend to be a little half ass when it comes to ideas. I start writing stuff down but then I don't finish. I have a pretty long list of story ideas that I haven't even touched, and I have a few stories that I've started, but haven't finished. I would like to publish a book of all of my short stories, one day. I need to get cracking, especially if my job is going to be as flighty as it is right now. There's a chance that I might be unemployed by December, but I don't want to get into that right now.

Part two- Once upon a time there was a wonderful thing called Blog Everyday April or BEDA that was cooked up by the lovely and multi-talented authoress, Maureen Johnson. A few months ago, Ms. Johnson decided to get her friends and her fans to write a blog entry every day in the month of April of this year. For those people who didn't have a blog of their own, Ms. Johnson created a social networking site on the Ning where people were able to post their blogs. Not only did this project inspire people to write, but it also reminded people that they have voices and important things to say. I remember thoroughly enjoying that experience and I would like to do it again. Starting on Tuesday, I will be blogging everyday in September. Hopefully I will have things to write about, but looking for things to write about is part of the writing process.

Part three- My backyard looks like a hot ghetto mess and I am pissed off about it. Since June 26th, my backyard has been going through some changes so that my family can fulfill the American Dream and have a pool. First, there was a huge rectangular hole and a mountain of dirt. Then there was a huge empty pool in the huge rectangular hole and a mountain of dirt. And now, tow months later, there is a huge filled in pool still in a huge rectangular hole and still with a mountain of dirt that now has about 3 feet of greenery. If Mother Nature wasn't so damned bi-polar this summer, the backyard would have been done and i would have been swimming happily, but no. I'm pissed, Mom's horrified and Pop is "whatever". My sister is so lucky that when she comes home, she'll only have to deal with the finished product, whereas my unlucky ass has to be the one to deal with it everyday.

September better be good to me.

Part 4- Guess who thought it would be alright to follow me on Twitter! That low-life SOB who impregnated and then married the 19 year old sans letting me know about it while flirting with me. if you've read my past posts, you will know whom I mean. So what did I do about it? I blocked his ass! Crisis averted :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Who needs an update?

We do! Too bad there isn't really anything all that worth telling or writing. There's a chance that I might be jobless in December because of all of this Title twenty business. The budget hasn't been decided and my boos isn't getting paid for all of the Title twenty kids so there just may be danger up ahead for my job. Is it bad that I'm not really all that sad about that outcome? The way I look at it, it's my way out. I won't ever have to deal with that business again and hopefully I will never work in that field again. I would like it if it was real teaching, but it isn't so to heck with it.

Moving on, I got a new computer and it is so cute and small. It has a lot of space though, so I am happy about that. I can finally get to my writing again. My work-out plan is going alright and it seems to be working. I'm finally getting my cable hooked up tomorrow; I had to live with no television for two weeks. I don't know which was harder, a month with no computer or two weeks with no tv or that connecting week and a half with neither. No one seems to genuinely care though, just as long as I stay out of their hair they can show me their faux sympathy. At least I had my dvd player. First there was the Harry Potter marathon then there was everything related to Jane Austen. Two versions of Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Clueless, Bridget Jones, Jane Austen book club, Becoming Jane Sense and Sensibility. So much, but it was all great.

I finished my House of Night novels and then I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, now I'm reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
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