Saturday, November 07, 2009

North Italy Pictures

By popular request (OK, the same person asking me multiple times) my pictures from the trip through northern Italy I took in 2006 are up. You can find them here. I just dumped them all into the photobucket. No discrimination was made between the ones that are worth looking at and the ones that are so blurry you can't even identify them. Browse at your own risk.

Monday, November 02, 2009

NaNoWriMo '09

Well, NaNoWriMo has begun again, and since I originally started this blog to keep track of my writing progress it's time to update again.

I left the house today and camped out in a Starbucks with my laptop and did some writing. I got about 2000 easy words in, which put me about a thousand words ahead (4,415 words at the moment) on day two. I was home in time for Top Gear.

Now you're probably thinking: You haven't updated your blog since February, and that's all you're going to say? You went to Starbucks and watched some British TV?

The answer to your incredulous thoughts is yes. That's all I've got to say. If you wonder what I've been up to in the meantime, I've got some photos up here. Some of them were even taken within the past year.

That's all for now.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Horoscope for Today

I read my horoscope in the paper, mostly because it's printed on the funny pages*. I figure I might as well read it, since I already have the paper open to that page. It's like getting a fortune cookie every day, except I have to share it with everyone else who reads the Dallas Morning News and I don't get a cookie.

Today my horoscope actually managed** to reflect the very things I had planed to do today (stay out of an argument, go bake something). How's that for a crazy coincidence? The paper also said my day was a 5 out of 10, which sounds about right as I'm still unemployed and I have this nasty chest cough which makes me sound as though I'm being savaged by a dying goose***.

Also, I made a new thing today. It's sort of a mini-scarf neck warmer thing that buttons up one side. The yarn is some cheap acrylic stuff I got in Spain, but ended up not using for a Christmas present after all. I hadn't crocheted anything in a while, and that seemed as good a reason as any to start trying to clear the junk out of my stash.


*where it belongs [back]
**though the Monkeys on a Keyboard Theory of Shakespeare Composition [back]
***And no, I didn't bake anything today after all. No one wants to eat anything after I've coughed on it. [back]

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Importance of Watching the Super Bowl

My brother informs me that not watching the Super Bowl is the first step to becoming a pinko commie, so it's a good thing I watched the first half, even though my preferred sport is futbol, not football. After the half time show I got board and wandered off to make dinner, but the TV stayed on, which is alomst like watching it. I guess this is my way of saying that I resent the implication that I might be harboring any bolshivik tendencies.

In other news:
-My job search proceeds slowly. I'm told that I picked a really lousy time to join the job market.
-Rewrites on my novel are coming along well. I might have something ready to submit this summer. *crosses fingers*


Saturday, January 31, 2009

5 Year Old Humor

I should clarify that this is not a joke that I have been hoarding for five years*, but rather a joke told to me by a five year old kid who has learned about synonyms and puns but does not understand them.

Q. Did you hear about the fuzzy who lost his left side?
A. He's OK now! [cue riotous laughter] Get it? Get it?**

The original telling of this joke occurred somewhere on I-35, while mom and I were taking my brother back to college station. When we finally got the joke, I very nearly fell out of my seat laughing, but I was physically restrained by my seat belt, so I settled for laughing until I cried.


*Although I do have a tendency to repeat jokes until I get the response I want. [back]
**Translated into adult-speak, the punch line of this joke is actually "He's all right now." [back]

Friday, January 23, 2009

And We're Back

I was going to make regular updates over the holidays.
I was going to update at least once a week in 2009.
I was going to write an interesting re-cap of all the things I've done in the past year, especially the things that happened since my last post, such as narrowly avoiding be squished by a tree and teaming up with Mom Lady* to build a gallon-sized graham cracker cathedral.
Unfortunately, I've been stricken with a horrible case of MaƱana Fever ** So, instead of doing any of that, I'm going to make an observation about the weather: if this cold-one-day-hot-the-next pattern we've had for the last month or so keeps up, we are going to have some interesting storms this Spring.

That is all.

*her super power is Being My Mommy. This is important. [back]
**Differential Diagnosis: Procrastin-itis [back]