Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallow's Eve.

Even though I worked, I was able to eat a fair portion of candy. The SED's were unusually pleasant today which was rather lovely. For a group activity we made pumpkin pie and pumkin bread completely from scratch, and I mean completely. I bought whole pumpkins from the grocery store and I chopped them in half and had the SED's scoop the innards out and then I baked them for about an hour and a half and had them help me scoop out the flesh, which I then processed with a blender and began making the pumpkin bread. After I did that I made the pumpkin pie filling (I made the crust Friday night right before I watched Schindler's List) and poured it into the pie shell and baked it. At the end of the night we had pumpkin pie and pumkin bread for all of the kids in my cottage and the staff for the facility; everyone that I met that I had given some to said it was simply delicious. Aside from some prompting, actually a lot now that I think about it, and kids not listening, that was my whole day. Oh things got straightened out with my roommate about the money, and it will be just fine; fortunately this time I didn't stress out as much as before. I don't think that I have the time to be stressed out anymore. It sucks so much out of you to be stressed all of the time. One more day of work left!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I'm So Saaaddddd....

...Actually I'm rather angry because I found out yet again that my inept roommate's inability to manage money is once again affecting me adversely. I swear if I don't kill him or something then I'll...... "Deep breath, James." Well it's just very frustrating. As for the title of the blog, a rather humorous co-worker of mine told me the funniest story, but I suppose it wasmore the voice she was using to imitate someone she knew who would say the title just like I wrote it. You had to be there to find it amusing, and I think that I am actually going to use it in one of my stories. Another interesting thing that happened to me at work was this kid asked me what masturbation is, and of course I looked at him stunned, uncertain about what to say, not to mention that question kind of came out of left field. Some of the things that happen at work, wow. The staff I work with though make it better with all of the humor, and they really are cool people; I really feel like part of something for the first time in my life, and that I am wanted and needed at the same time. Tis a very nice feeling, and then I have a kid screaming, biting, and spitting at me and I think to myself, "what the heck am I doing here." Well then, until tomorrow.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy....


Well I waited until the last day to do it, but I got most of what I wanted to accomplish today completed; I might have gotten more done but I had a late start somewhat, and then I was chatting with me mum for a while. I was however able to, drum roll please.....complete a Tale of 3 Brothers: Chapter 35, which means that I am that much closer to being done with the first part of the story. I think I did a rather good job writing this chapter, but the final three or four chapters (depending on how long it takes to wrap everything up) should be very fun to write, and hopefully good to read. I don't know what it is, but it always takes me so much longer than I anticipated to write the ending of nearly everything that I have ever written; things just seem to drag out forever, but then I'm done with a sigh of relief. Besides writing, I did some cooking of course, and then decided to watch Schindler's List which I will write a film review of some time, but since the film was a grand total of 3hrs & 10min I really couldn't do it tonight since I work tomorrow bright and early at 7am. All I have to say after watching that Spielberg film is wow. It was indeed heartwrenching, especially towards the end when groups of Jews were being sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz unknowing what would happen to them; elderly, young adults, and children alike. No differentiation. It was hard for me because I knew what was happening since I've studied WWII Nazism quite a lot and how they interacted with the Jews. Liam Neeson did awesome as Oskar Schindler, and Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth was chillingly effective as labor camp administrator. Truly, God only knows how His people survived that dreadful era of their history. I really wished that people would understand that love is more important and valuable than greed, but here we Americans are living in the lap of luxury unable to get enough while millions of people across the globe are dying and starving from a lack of basic commodities. The film did get me thinking. Perhaps the most convicting moment of the film was when Herr Schindler was mourning the fact that if he had not spent more of his money so frivolously than he could have saved more Jews by bringing them to his factory where they were safe from the Nazis. It makes me wonder with how much money I spend frivolously how many people I could help save. Powerful dramatic films tend to make me think...a lot, and I always like to think and get other people to think as well. Well...sleep and then work.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Unproductivity


I think that is a word, but that describes this week for me perfectly. I have gotten very little writing done, but I must admit that I am very relaxed. I suppose I can't be productive all of the time otherwise imagine what life would be like all of the time. That would get a little old after a while. Went on my hike this morning and we could see all around San Diego and out into the bay because it was so clear. It was very lovely, but that was the only productive thing that I really did. The interesting thing is that I know where all of my time has gone, but am a little embarrassed I suppose to be so forthcoming in that involves a game that I have been speaking about in a few of my blogs. Yes the gamer in me has made a comeback. What can I say. It comes and goes; comes on really fast and furious and then leaves quickly. Probably not the best way to play PC games, but I could be doing worse things God forbid. All of this means of course that I did absoutely no writing, but I did think about it and ponder when I was going to write, but I ended up just not doing it. Kept telling myself, "just a few more minutes, after I make this goal," or rather, "at this time I'll stop." So much for my famed self-discipline. Well that's it. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something to actually post, but brillaint me I pick the day when I have to do everything to do everything that I want and need to accomplish. I make life so difficult at times.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Long......Long.......Time.....


.......It took me to write this review of The Clone Wars: Season 2 but I think I covered most of the details for the season which I finally procured from Target today. I actually found it in a place that I don't remember looking or seeing it yesterday. That would have been really smart; I go to Target twice on the same day looking for something that is in plain sight. Why you think didn't I just ask someone at the store if they had it? Well, that is what happens when you have pride that keeps you from asking for help; an unfortunate weakness, but also a strength as well I find many times. The DVD set looks great, but with a few things that I wished would have been on the DVD. Commentaries which were on the first season weren't on this DVD, only a few commentaries, one more precisely on each DVD. Other than that and going to a meeting at work, I did very little. I am unfortunately on an insatiable PC game fix with Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. I am playing as the Galactic Empire on the medium level while attempting to beat both the rebel scum and the Zann Consortium. It is proving rather challenging, which is good; but at times I want to yank someone's hair out. I think they finally fixed the leak in my roof, now I can hope that it rains again as the weather today was rather warm than what it had been over the past few days. Writing for tomorrow; editing my book, but writing my fantasy serial for sure. Hope that I can do it all, oh and I have hiking tomorrow morning. Should be fun; I wonder if I'm getting in any shape?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vexed Out.

I double checked a few times and am very certain that today the Clone Wars: Season 2 was released on DVD and so forth, but Target didn't have it and I didn't feel like driving off to Wal-Mart ot see if they had it either. I was more befuddled than irritated as to why they didn't have it, although I must admit I am indeed quite vexed that they didn't have it. How does that work? It was on their website that it was available, but it wasn't in the store? Every other time I've gone and got something on its release date it was there in the store, but not this time apparently. It isn't that big of a deal, but rather a minor inconvenience. So....I didn't get much of anything accomplished today; I was completely lazy. Definitely a bloody shame, but there are three more days before I go back to work. I also feel like blah right now, so with all of that said hopefully I'll be able to find the Clone Wars tomorrow otherwise Target might lose a regular shopper. Auf Wiedersehen.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blank

Well today wasn't bad at all. It all went by rather quickly. I did a bunch of things for my writing group for work, which included making snickerdoodle cookies, which didn't turn out half bad. But work itself as I mentioned was good overall. Had an SED call me father and daddy as he was clinging to me like glue, which now that I reflect on it seems rather...well odd. Hearing that as a man is suppose to be something to be cherished and look forward to hearing, but in this case my training teaches me to be professional with my boundaries and instruct the child that I am not his father. The kid meant it I believe, or I'm not certain what he was trying to say. He's actually a really fun and decent kid most of the time, but has come a long way from very sucky circumstances. In my position as a Mental Healthcare Worker, I have to be able to care for the kids I work with, but still retain those boundaries encompassing physical and emotional. It sucks, but I defintely understand why they're in place. Well four days off here I come!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Velcro Alert!!!

An interesting title for a blog you may think to yourself. One of my co-workers coined it for one of the SED's that I work with, because she has the ability to cling to you just like velcro, and so that is what we call her. Fortunately for me and the others that work in the cottage that I do she moved to another cottage and we don't have the wonderful pleasure of dealing with her. However, she causes just the same amount of havoc in the cottage she transferred to. Tonight she ended up kicking one of the staff right in the face during a small altercation, and although we who worked in my cottage were sad, we were glad that we didn't have to deal with "velcro." It was doubles at work today; 7am-11pm and boy what a long day it was from exhibitionism to regular ole' punches to the face. Kids with severely emotionally disturbed problems can be so vexing. Thought up a number of good ideas for stories, but didn't have the time to write any of them down. Ideas come and go so quickly for me that I would have a massive library if I wrote all of them down. Well off to cope with the stresses of the night with smores, coca-cola and some Farscape.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Work and More Work.

It just never seems to end, and is always in abundance. I did a double today at work, and it surprisingly went well, but felt very long. One SED at bedtime seemed as if he was going to explode, but he was able to relatively contain himself. The situation with my roommate was rectified and a plan was made fortunately for him, and me I suppose as well, and everything apparently for now is taken care of. That's all I have at the moment and then it will be back to work again in about nine hours or so. I found this one song which I listened to while I wrote this blog and I really like it. It's from Donnie Darko and it has that melancholy sound which I really like, and of course I tend to like the darker characters and music as well. Live long and prosper.

Friday, October 22, 2010

To the Drawing Board.


Today wasn't productive in the way that I would have preferred, but I did a lot of stuff. I was busy up until I went to bed, and I still didn't get everything accomplished that I wanted to. I ran a lot of errands and got a lot of stuff ready for tomorrow, but a few frustrating matters kept me from doing any writing. Let me simply state that my roommate made some poor choices and I am having to deal with the fallout, and it's very irritating. I also made a batch of chocolate chip cookies for my supervisor for work, and they turned out rather...well they weren't my best, but I believe they should taste fine nonetheless. I have idea what I did to them and it is so vexing. There's that perfectionist coming out in me. Anyways, I watched From Hell with Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. It was interesting and not that bad, but the ending sucked and was very anti-climactic. I'm not certain what the directors and writers were thinking, but it could have been much better since all of the elements were there, including a great cast. It's about Jack the Ripper, who was twisted son of a gun. Now I say goodnight and get myself mentally clad for the adventurous weekend before me. I really wish that life didn't suck as often as it did, or at least that I could be the person that makes it suck; not other people.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Almost There.


Well today was relatively productive. I went hiking this morning and it was lovely. I think I'm finally getting my workout, but I suppose it should be more than once a week for it truly to be good exercise. I got some writing done today although more would have been nice. I wrote Chapter 34 of a Tale of 3 Brothers, and it is shaping up fairly well. I am almost there with finishing it, just a few more chapters and I'll finally be done with the first part. I wish I was finished now, but I will complete it and be done with it. I watched Fargo with my roommate, or at least a good portion of it; my mother called in the middle and I chatted with her for a bit. It is a rather amusing film, a little gorey and strange but interestingly amusing enough. Frances McDormand was hysterical, and I loved the dynamic of her and her husband's relationship. Honestly right now I am very tired, and just finished a two plus hour conversation with my roommate about...all kinds of topics ranging from crazy to insane. Sleep well everyone, and may the Force be with you.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello, I'd Like to Play a Game....


...Such a great line. The only Saw film that I own is the first one which was amazing, and I still remember how shocked I was with the revelation of the film to this day. Tis a lovely memory to reflect upon. I saw Saw IV for the first time today, as it was the only one I haven't seen. I watched the sixth film as well. The fourth one wasn't too bad, but it truely did have its gruesome moments. Of the newer ones I prefer Saw VI but the fifth one isn't that bad. I'd rather see those than the second and third films. But honestly, although I've watched all of them I don't approve or like how violent they've become and how the tortuous traps play such a large role in the storyline. That wasn't how the first film was; it was more of a mind game then anything else. Now it seems that it has become more about the gore than anything else, although the sixth movie restored more of my hope. The seventh and apparently final Saw film will be released next week I believe, and in 3-D for that matter; it should prove very interesting, especially to see how they wrap everything up. Aside from my miniature Saw marathon, I did a lot of baking; made peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and caramel for one of the SED's birthday, and snickerdoodle cookies for a co-worker who I hung out with and watched the Saw films with. I also got a haircut and a lovely massage from a terrific friend of mine. Alas no writing done, but there is tomorrow and the day after that. Plenty of time I hope, although there are more things to do on my list. It sucks that time and youth are so fleeting. It would be nice if someone could create a time catcher. Hmm....that gives me an idea for a story.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Forty Days & Forty Nights.....




....And thus it rained all day long. I usually enjoy the rain, thunder, and lightning but today not as much. I decided to go into work for some extra hours and due to the landscape of our facility I was walking back and forth with some SED's in the pouring rain unlocking gates that wouldn't unlock and avoiding puddles the size of ponds. It was...delightful, not to mention not quite what I expected or was told I would be doing for today, but at least nobody screamed at me all day. The other reason why I wasn't really thrilled about it raining was because my apartment roof began leaking, and the location of the leak was in my bedroom. Fortunately it wasn't dripping on anything important, but I did have to move my DVD collection just in case the leak spread or the ceiling collapsed. I've never lived anywhere where the ceiling leaked before, and these apartments are supposedly newly remodeled. Anyways. I watched Fanboys, which is of course a film about Star Wars fans who make a road trip to break into Skywalker Ranch to catch a sneak of The Phantom Menace before it is released. I didn't write a film review because although it was funny, I don't really picture myself watching it again. The preview looked better than the film, at least in my opinion. There were a few times that really cracked me up, but overall not that great of a film, although the theme/message was very cool. I finished watching The Tudors and wrote my review on all 4 seasons which was a small undertaking, and I could have gotten more in-depth, but that would have meant writing a small book. To say the least, it is a great series and one I recommend to anyone with good taste in historical drama. Tomorrow promises to be very busy, but hopefully some writing will be accomplished. I don't know how I got so busy again.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Last Blah Day.....!

...At least for about four days. Well there aren't any really freaky dreams to report tonight. I believe that I dreamed, but it must not have been anything really significant. Work went well today. The SED's were unusually un-crazy (if that's even a word) and the entire shift went by relatively good. For my writing group I had the kids create their own villain and then share with the group about it. There were some rather odd villains, but at least they were trying to focus their attention on something modestly productive as opposed to screaming, kicking, or instigating. I have a busy week planned, should be interesting to see how much writing I get accomplished. Hail and Farewell!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blah Day #2....

My attention to focus and write something down is nigh gone. All day was prompting and raising my voice so that on average eight children would listen to me, and even that was a rather ridiculous challenge. However, the day wasn't really all that bad as it could have been. The SED's actually did rather well of behaving themselves. One of the newer SED's that we just got last week created me a sort of candy corn magnet with legs, arms and a small face. It was better than her screaming and yelling at me all day. Oh and I had this really creepy and life like dream early this morning. Essentially I was dreaming that I was dreaming, and then I woke up in the dream and then after I shut my eyes, I heard this loud crashing sound followed by little scratching sounds. I felt a litany of what I immediately realized were hairy spiders all over my face and body. By that time I knew that I was dead and didn't struggle. I could feel the biting and stabbing from all of the spiders and other various insects, and slowly feel the poison killing me. Just as I was about to die I jerked awake in my sleep and quickly shook all of the covers off. Fortunately it was all only a dream and not a spider was in my bed. I must admit that I have the strangest dreams. Well, with that said; pleasant dreams everyone.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blah Day #1

Perhaps people may begin to tire of reading what I write on the days that I work since it seems to be similar every week, but I have this thing where I'm going to write no matter what at least once a day every day. It is true that each work weekend I'm exhaustede and stressed out, but not always. For example, today wasn't that bad at all. It was busy no mistake about it, but it went rather well. I made a birthday cake for one of the kids, and everyone liked it and said that it was "the bomb," which was nice to hear rather than "you're so mean, or "I hate you!" Severely emotionally disturbed children can be so.....delightful. Work was indeed what I did all day; from 7am-9:40pm (I had a break somewhere in the middle.) Tomorrow will be very similar, but hopefully there won't be any problems like today. Live long and prosper.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Win Some Lose Some

Well this week wasn't the most productive in the way of writing that I've had, but I suppose I was able to obtain some much needed rest and relaxation. Today was...in some regards productive, but less than more. I was busy with doing things and errands, but I opted not to do any writing when it came down to it. When one spends a lot of time writing things that aren't read, it is rather disheartening and the writer tends not to want to continue writing. That is how it seems to me often, but what can one do but persist and persevere in the hopes that eventually something will come of all of the hard work. That's all I have folks. Good night.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You Rebel Scum!


Yeah I just finished watching Return of the Jedi. I think it ranks about fifth in my order of most to least favorite. My favorite is of course The Empire Strikes Back. What can I say; I love the Empire, Darth Vader, the Emperor, and all of the ships, pomp and circumstance. I tear up every time I see the Emperor thrown into the reactor and when the Super Star Destroyer Executor plunges into the Death Star's surface. Gets me all of the time. Today wasn't too productive in the way of writing, but I did go on a lovely hike with a co-worker and it was a beautiful day to go hiking. I went to a meeting at work for one of the SED's; he's been having extreme difficulties at school and they're trying to figure out what to do. And yes I played more Forces of Corruption PC Game (Empire at War Expansion). It is actually rather fun playing as this new faction, the Zann Consortium; kind of like using the underworld to take over the galaxy and destroy the Empire and the Alliance. Very cool, and very fun; all kinds of new technological toys. I even have acquired a couple of great story ideas from the game, so I suppose I can justify or rationalize the amount of time that I have spent playing the PC game in that regard. That was essentially my day. God knows how productive I'll be with writing tomorrow, but I'll take a stab at it. May the Force be with you all.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Is it Really Thursday?


I can't believe it is almost midway through October! I've actually been writing on this blog every day for about two months now consistently. How the time has flown. So yeah...today wasn't, unfortunately, as productive as I had wanted it to be. I purchased the expansion for Empire at War the PC game, which was so delightfully fun that I played it for the better part of the afternoon. I haven't played a computer like that for so long in many, many months; almost a whole year or more now that I think about it. The whole scenario actually brings back memories of adolescense. Aside from that, I watched the film Juno and naturally wrote a review of it. I really enjoyed this film. It was witty and humorous, but down to earth and unlike any film of its type that I've ever seen. I think ya'll would really enjoy it. I didn't get to any editing of my second book, but there is always tomorrow. I so wanted to relax and sleep in all day, and I might have longer if the person I was meeting for coffee would have informed me ahead of our scheduled arranged meeting time that they wouldn't be showing. Twas irksome, but it gave me some time to read the Wall Street Journal in Starbucks and then I went to Target and got the PC game and...well you know the rest.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Awww....to Relax. What a Feeling.


After such a long weekend and a good, long, sound night of sleep I don't feel so exhausted. Another bright spot is that I have three more days off! True I am going to be writing as much as my mind can bear it, and yes everyone out there it is hard work despite what you may think. If writing was so easy then people would get easy grades on all of their papers at all various levels of academia. I was able to get some editing done today for my second book. I have figured that if I am going to finish editing it in a timely manner then I am going to have to edit some of the manuscript each day of the week, otherwise it'll take me til kingdom come. I would rather write something else too, but right now that is what I am doing. I don't know how J.K. Rowling did it with 7 books, I am sick (if you're a writer you'll understand) of my trilogy already and wanting to move onto something else. I really like and enjoy what I've created and written, but I'd like to move onto something else since this whole trilogy has been taking up so much time. Season 4 of The Tudors came out on DVD today. I am big fan of the show, and recomend it to anyone who loves good historical drama. I haven't seen the whole season yet, and will actually write a review of the entire saga when I have finished with this season. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is amazing, and all six of the women who play his queens are very lovely and talented women. I can't say that I really care for King Henry VIII after watching the previous seasons, but it makes for an excellent show. Here is the Official Tudors Website.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finished.

I am so completely physically exhausted today it is ridiculous. This whole past work weekend nearly killed me, but here I am living to tell the tale once more. Had a relatively good day. The SED's weren't that bad, and my writing group for them went relatively well. I had them design their own hero, and they surprisingly got into it. Yeah that's about all of it in a nutshell. So I'm going to watch some more Farscape and go to bed. Good night.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Feel....

...Like a big, fat, blob. Dear God I am so tired right now, and I still have to work tomorrow too. Hopefully it won't be as bad, but this Sunday night went so much more better than last week Sunday. So I did it once more and lived; I worked two 16 hour shifts in a row, and although I feel like hammered crap I think I'm going to make it. This weekened did keep me busy at work though, so busy that I had no time really to sit down and read my weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal, which was annoying. Well. I'm going to watch an episdoe of Farscape and then go to sleep. May the Force be with you all.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Back with a Vengeance!

Not quite certain if that title pertains to me returning to work, or work returning and it coming at with me with quite a wallop. Regardless, my voice is sore, I misplaced my sunglasses yet again, and all of the kids I worked with were irritatingly hyper. I also did a double and didn't really have time to sit down and do anything let alone eat; what a night. That's about the whole of it; 7am-10pm was work essentially, and now I am relaxing and getting ready for the double for tomorrow. God help me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

And....We're Back.

Oh the thrilling thought of being back to work again. How fortunate I am. I suppose though there are several people who think that way though. Oh well. I was able to edit some of my second book, but for some odd reason I was ridiculously lazy today, and I'm not certain why. I was watching Farscape tonight and one creature was able to make a perfect replica of the main character who was able to think and act exactly like him. In some regards I wish that could happen to me, that way I'd be literally able to do two things at once. If I have the time, I don't possess the energy. If I have the energy, then I don't have the time. Then when I have both, I am doing something unrelated to writing. I just can't seem to win, and am beating my head against the wall trying to figure it out. You know, these blogs almost seem like a confessional. I wonder exactly to whom I am confessing to? Once again to the breach and I cry woe, destruction, ruin, havoc and decay; the worst of these is death, and death shall have his day. My little adaptation of Shakespeare.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Productive....? Perhaps Not So Much.


In one respect I was rather productive, but I didn't get any writing accomplished. I went to a set of meetings at work from 9:30am-11:30am and then went to a mountain for a hike that lasted essentially the remainder of the morning/afternoon. I went to Applebees and had an absolutely delicious sandwich, and was lazy for the rest of the evening while reading bits and pieces of the Wall Street Journal. I'm really tired right now. I've posted a picture that I took during the hike; isn't that lovely? I love hiking and it really was quite awesome, and the perfect day to do it. I won't go on about the splendor of nature, but if you are able to hike then you should take full advantage of those opportunities. Hopefully tommorrow I'll be able to get some more work done before the work weekend begins.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Can it Always be Thus?


Oh how I always wish (at least for a while) that my days off are this productive. Not only did I finish the first book in Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy, The Crystal Cave, I also wrote a fair bit. It was actually a longer chapter than I have written for my fantasy serial in a while. We're finally getting down to the action in this chapter, Chapter 33, and the subsequent ones after this one. It should be good, especially when we get to some climactic duels and other surprises. Back to the book though, it wasn't too bad. I actually plan on reviewing all three books when I am completed with the other two. You see I have them in one big book like LOTR (Lord of the Rings). I was actually expecting more magic from Merlin, but instead he is an intelligent, insightful, medicine man and military engineer. Which he is all of those things, but he relies on trickery and deception instead of magic and claims to have no real connection to such forces. He does have visions, but that is the extent of his magical powers so far. I wanted magic and sorcery, and all I got was an interesting backstory on a great character and now the second book is going to focus more on Arthur and Uther Pendragon. That's fine, but I wish Mary Stewart had done more with Merlin's young life; perhaps make it much more interesting and dynamic. She glazed over so much in just summary, and she honestly (in my humble literary critique position) took a boring approach to penning the Merlin/Arthur saga, at least so far. Hopefully the remaining two books will showed marked improvement. She wrote a lot of good information about what happened before Uther and Arthur came to power which is the piece I was missing in my Arthurian knowledge, now she has to improve on what others have done or else she has lost me. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Off to a Good Start.

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful." -Oscar Wilde


Even though I did mostly nothing today as it was my recovery day, I did do some writing, although the real thing is going to take place tomorrow. I watched Dorian Gray and wrote a review on it. It was actually a rather remarkable film, but I won't yack on about it here you can read it on my website. I also wrote a film score review on The Fellowship of the Ring which I don't even have to say how astounding Howard Shore did with that masterpiece. I unfortunately didn't get to read any of the Merlin Trilogy but I'm hoping to finish the first book tomorrow. I am also hoping that the library allows me to renew it again, otherwise I might have to go in and see what I can do to get an extension of some sort. It's been great having the day off. I think I played computer games and slept the first part of the day away. The weather, which was rainy and chilly, wasn't a great combination for energy, but I am thrilled that the weather is such. It reminds me so much of home. Well, here's to continuing a second productive week in a row, and that hopefully soon my fantasy serial will be done.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Once more Unto the Breach.

Wow. I am so exhausted right about now. Last hour of work I thought that I was going to fall asleep, but I managed to stay awake. Not as bad as yesterday thank God, but some of the kids were immensely irritating. It was difficult for me to remain civil. I loved the fact that it was a rainy, cloudy, and cold day; that made me immensely happy, and only wished that I hadn't been working so that I might have been able to enjoy it more. Aside from my writing group for the SED's, I didn't do anything remotely related to writing. I did make an awesome apple pie from scratch; filling and crust both made by me and it was fairly yummy from what I sampled along with the kids and adults who had pieces. Here's hoping for another productive week.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'M UPSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Those were some of the reoccurring words I heard for the greater part of the day along with phrases like "I'm going to smash your head into the brick wall," "he (or she) is instigating me," or my personal favorite, "you're so mean," or a favorite variation, "you're the meanest staff here!" Such was my entire work day from 7am until about 9:00pm or so. My trip to Jamba Juice was the only real break I got though; strawberry energizer is amazing. Still don't understand shots of wheat grass, but that is certainly what it smells like. No writing done but a fair bit of paperwork from my job. Several ideas about stories popped into my head, including a rather amusing comedy, some rather touching emotional dramas, and other flights of fancy. One more day and then back to the regular grindstone of writing.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I want to Bite your.....Wrist?

And yes that did happen to me at work while I was assisting an SED during his violent tantrum. It was so much fun, so much that I'm going back for a whole day tomorrow to see what is in store for me. Ya got to love work. Well it does pay the bills. Obviously I didn't have time for writing today sadly, but I've thought of a good many stories that will be amazing when I have time to write them all down. So that's the story folks; working and more working, and yet again more working. Dear Lord I have no idea where this year has gone. At work I was discussing with one of my bosses about something she may or may not want me to do for the Christmas party. Time is a tricky mistress that one has to watch or it'll sneak up on ya and wail hard on you. Something I just thought of, not sure if it makes any sense, but it's as good as analogy as I can up with at this time of night.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Off-Day


In my mind I was thinking that I might get something productive done today, but no not at all. I had a meeting at work to go to and made some pumpkin bread which didn't go over so well. Apparently cream cheese was too dense for the bread and caused the whole bloody thing to implode on itself. It was very sad, because it would have tasted so delicious. I'm almost finished with the first part of The Merlin Trilogy and it isn't too bad so far. Another complaint I have with the writing style is that it seems like historical textbook at times, which is interesting of course but boring in the fictional fantasy sense. I watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans which is awesome. Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, and Rhona Mitra are amazing! And I just love the whole Underworld series. That series are what Vampires are all about not all of this Twilight craze which is designed and targeted towards a much younger audience with less sophisticated taste in film. Should see the series if you haven't. Back to work tomorrow; should be interesting to see what happens.