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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some Writing & Other Stuff

Sarah Ross: Wow. This guy's insane.
Frank Moses: Well, he thought he was the subject of a secret government mind control project. As it turns out, he really was being given doses of LSD for 11 years.
Sarah Ross: Well in that case, he looks great. Yeah.
Frank Moses: Fantastic...
-from the movie "RED"

 Brownie points go to me for actually playing catch up on some writing.

Brownie points eaten by evil trolls who know that I'm still not completely caught up.

So I'm sitting at work on my lunch hour doin' like I usually do and write during this time. (It's how I roll, yo!) I thought about working on a story, but to make myself feel better, I decided to do a main blog post instead.

Without further ado (and to make myself feel better), here are my recent writing accomplishments (in no particular order)...

As far as September story blog updates go:
Then the non-story blog:
Moving on to October:
Now with all my Saturday Night Fever strutting out of the way, here's a list of stuff I still need to do before the end of the month.
  • September updates: Kai and Stoically Challenged.
  • October updates: Nedea, Della, Sanya, Kai, Stoically Challenged, and Everything at Least Once
I had printed out "Kai" and took it home to review just so I could take notes on some things I needed to clarify before moving forward. And then I need to find something to write about in "Everything", and I haven't even looked at "Stoically..."

Need to find a way to re-energize so I can do everything I want to during the day. Is there some healthy form of crack that I could imbibe that would actually take hold and assist me in my ventures?

Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Nothing too new or exciting happened to me recently. Thursday I went with friends to watch "Birdemic" courtesy of Rifftrax. (For those that remember MST3K, you'll be familiar with the guys of Rifftrax.) Oh the movie was terrible though the funny commentary made it bearable as did the company. (I was surprised to find that not only was Birdemic was a recently made movie, that there's also a sequel set to release next year.)

Pardon me one moment. I need to roll my eyes.

Saturday was a Halloween party that I went to after running some errands for a wedding I was a "+1" for. I got my eyebrows waxed, my earpiercing restretched (apparently piercing holes shrink if you don't wear jewelry in them for a while), got tights, found a nice Middle Eastern market, grabbed a snack which I enjoyed in my car with the windows rolled down while I read a book, debated on a nap, and decided to treat myself to a cigar before heading on my last errand to look for teasticks (Cost Plus didn't have them or knew what I was talking about though I found them online later) and then to the party.

Ahhh, cigars. I decided to try something new... a Drew Estate Java. It was lovely. First square rolled one that I tried. Usually I go round and flavored. My favorites are CAO's. I really like their Moonstance, Cherrybomb and Gold Honey. I've also had (and liked) some of their non-flavored stogies. Other cigars I've tried have been by ACID, Esteban Carreras, Tatiana, Gurhka, Al Capone, Arturo Fuente and some others that I can't remember at the moment. Some I've shared with my brother Lynn (who I normally stogie out with along with a good beer or cup of tea). For me it started out with flavored cigarillos, but once in a while, I'll light a up a fat one (aka standard cigar size), but I don't do it often. While enjoying my Java (Maduro I believe though I'm not sure at the moment since the cigar bands are in my car cup holder), I thought that I needed to broaden my cigar horizons... so if anyone has any suggestions for a girl on limited funds at the moment to on some cigars she should try... feel free to let me know.

The party was fun. I drank and chatted with friends and snacked on some deviled eggs, some chips and some pork that was made to look like a charred child's leg (well done Dawn S, well done, indeed).

Achievement Unlocked: Tasty Faux Limb of a Youngling.

Sunday was "be a girl" day. I was my friend Kim M's date to a friend's wedding. I met her at her place, got ready, helped the mother of the groom get ready, and then headed out to the venue. It was a pretty set-up though the television in the lounge playing the World Series was kind of preoccupying everyone's attention.

It was a lovely ceremony. Dinner was great. Open bar so I partook in a lot of beers and one glass of red wine (I believe it was a Cabernet).

When I got home, my feet wanted to detach from my legs and go on vacation. Today my feet were fine but my calves were a little grumpy. Overall, I was a girl for several hours so I think I've filled my quota for the year.

Made a pit stop visit tonight at the weekly Del Taco gathering.

Tomorrow is pumpkin carving with friends.

After work on Wednesday will most likely be cocktails and scary movies.

Other than that, it's been... meh (a good kind of meh, but still meh).

NaNoWriMo starts in a few days, and I'm a little bummed I won't be participating. I did it back in 2010, but ideally it's not a good month for me. it's my birthday month as well as Thanksgiving. And now with work, my energy levels are crap so... yeah. Also I have no real solid novel ideas to work on this year. Most of the ideas I have are only scenes or bits of dialogue. Plus I have two novels (one I started a few years ago and the one I did for NaNoWriMo 2010).

There's a guy that I work with (who I know through some mutual friends, Aaron C) who for the past couple weeks was working on reading a Gene Wolfe series: two tradepaperbacks, each trade comprised of two novels in the series. When I didn't see him with a book, I asked if he was done, and he said yes. That's when he told me he'd be taking a little reader vacation since he had been convinced to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. He'll be writing something in the Urban Fantasy genre. I wished him luck, but ever since then, I started thinking how I was a little jealous of him.

I'd like to participate though realistically it's just not feasible this year. Perhaps next year after I'm a little more grounded and I've unearthed some infinite fountain of energy that only I can tap into that will not kill me only assist me in my life's endeavours.

I'll just wait until next year. Maybe I'll have an idea by then. LOL!

Okay, this post is taking up to much time. I'm currently experiencing "powerloss" (which started the night of the wedding) which is making me hate my body even more than I already do. Ugh.

Later my lovelies.

Have Goodness!
Rae

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