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Up and Down

Up and Down

It’s been an okay week. I’m coming down from a productive week of outlining a story for a possible novel idea I have. I’ve worked on it in my head for some time. Finally getting the guts to commit it to paper, at least in an outline form. Not much, but a start. I’m actually happy that it actually got started. Now I just need to work through it.

I also packed for a trip tomorrow. Not like that’s hard, but I never seem to actually want to do it. Not sure why that is, because I’m always chomping at the bit to get out of this terrible and lonely place. My brain makes no sense to me sometimes. Still need to pack my small leather bag with notebooks, pens, phone, batteries, and other small little needs. One of which was a sewing kit, don’t know why I packed it. But I ended up lending it to somebody that needed it. Go figure!

The down? Well I’m just working through stuff. It got me at first, but I pushed through it. Which for me is an accomplishment. It’s still there, and might be for some time. But I’m moving forward regardless of how I feel. I do feel tired, but that seems to be my normal state these days.

Cleaning

Cleaning

My tiny space that I live in needs an overhaul. What few possessions I have take up the space. I try my best to keep it all organized. I fail most of the time. I don’t really have a lot of things. But what I do have is precious to me.

The other bad thing about living here? The dirt, it is ever-present. You can clean something very thorough here, and the very next day it is covered in dust and dirt. It gets everywhere and it’s one of the things I truly hate about the desert.

Saw the movie Thor this afternoon. A review of the film and recap of Free Comic Book Day is coming tomorrow. Too tired….need sleep.

I see light!

I see light!

Hopefully it’s the light at the end of the tunnel for this project and not a freight train. I’m almost done. Just waiting on some outside sources for input. I will be glad to be moving forward.

It’s a little hot here today but not terribly so. Only 83, but that is fairly warm for April I guess. I’m going try to rest up as much as I can this week. Friday is the Prince show and then the next day is the Long Beach 1 day Comic Con. I have a feeling I’m going to be exhausted after all that. But I’m looking forward to it all.

I will write more about this project when it’s completed.

Down for a couple of days…

Down for a couple of days…

Down but still active really. Got a bit of a stomach bug I guess. Everybody seems to have something in the house right now.

I applied for a couple of jobs online last night. I’m hoping I’ll hear some good news for a change. It seems like everybody is having a tough time in the employment department right now. So I know it’s a long shot, but I’m hopeful. I’m happy that my business is picking up, but a steady paycheck would be even better.

*sigh*

*sigh*

I really need to write here more often. Most of the time I just feel I have nothing interesting to write about. Life here is pretty dull most of the time. On a good note, the web business has picked up a bit. Not enough for a great paycheck, but it keeps me busy and I enjoy the work. I guess that is what’s important.

I’m waiting for the convention season to start. For some unknown reason I thought it was going to start last month. I was disappointed to find out that it doesn’t actually begin till next month, oh well!

I’m thinking of actually beginning to use this site for stories, ideas, and all such stuff. Nobody actually reads this drivel, so why not?! Not that I have a lot of those to post either. But maybe it’ll get the creative juices flowing again.

I’ve been reading a lot. But that doesn’t seem to be inspiring me too much. I have also been watching a lot of old TV shows I’ve either not seen before, Farscape, or haven’t watched in a long time, Twin Peaks. I enjoyed the entire series run of Farscape, but was a little put off by the two hour wrap-up movie. Not enough to hate it. Just a few little things I didn’t like. Transferring a Human/Sebacean fetus from the gullet of a Hynerian was a bit much to begin with, but to do it during the heat of combat was just too ridiculous.

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Twin Peaks during the original 1990-1991 run. Watching the DVDs that have sat on my shelf for 10 years or more brought it all back. Although, why the hell would the producers not include the series pilot on the first season set of DVDs? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, it’s the most important episode of the whole damn show. From what I’ve read it was a contract dispute or some such nonsense.

Regardless, Twin Peaks is still top-notch TV. Quirky characters, dark humor, cool jazz soundtrack, not to mention a haunting opening theme. It’s David Lynch at his weird best. It’s a “Damn fine cup of coffee”.

Expect to see a couple of small changes to the design of this site. Just a few minor fixes. Nothing to write home about. So I’ll just write it here.

Over and out.

Productive day

Productive day

Spent the day working on a site for a friend. It’s coming together slowly, but forcing me to exercise my skills in Photoshop and other stuff that are not a favorite of mine. But it’s a step in the right direction. So I can be happy with that.

I’m having problems keeping focus. Missing people in my life. I feel like there is a big hole where something should be. I don’t think anyone really understands. But I write here because it’s what I’m feeling. It’s where I’m at right now. Things will get better. I just hate waiting around for it with nothing to do. I’m doing my best to keep busy.

My life, as it was then, as it is now (Part I)

My life, as it was then, as it is now (Part I)

I’m not sure what I want to put here. I moved from New York back to California last year. Quite literally starting over from scratch. Leaving almost everything and everyone I care about. I packed everything I could fit into my little Chevy and hit the road. Actually, this part was probably the most fun I’ve had in years. Driving picking my route along the way, I headed west.The first night I stayed just west of Cincinnati. I was a little irked that motels and other places were about $40 a night to the east. I ended up paying $80 where I stayed.

The next morning I was up and headed out on I-90, going through Indiana and Illinois to my destination in Wisconsin. My friend [info]brother_blaze graciously offered a place for me to crash for a few days and enjoy his hospitality. I enjoyed seeing his family again and visiting sites in and around Lodi, WI. Thank you, Blaze. I had some photos of the sculpture garden we visited, but I seem to have misplaced them.

I left Wisconsin a few days later. The thing I remember most was the beautiful country I traveled through. The trip across the bridge spanning the Missouri River was breath-taking. I stopped for the night in Rushmore, South Dakota. My only complaint was not having access to much Wi-Fi in some of the more remote places. When I did find, I imagined it was because they wired some of the cows with Wi-Fi like this:

Heading through South Dakota and Wyoming I stopped along way at Indian trading posts, western historical towns like Dead Wood, and even a car museum that had this:

and this:

It was a great place to stop just for a bit and have lunch. Dead Wood was one of the most interesting places. Maybe because I always wanted to be a cowboy when I was little. 🙂 One last picture I have to share from Wyoming (or Utah, not sure which) was this:

Seating at the local McDonalds
From Wyoming I continued home to California. More ore on that later…