My Twelfth Blog Entry

I’m hoping that I am keeping track of my posting numbers. Next week is Thanksgiving – one of the few times of the year that I get to cook. Some would ask why I don’t do more cooking – simple – I don’t have enough time to make the dishes I want to make. I want to make a big meal – meat, starches, vegetables and a tasty dessert. I’m doing something similar to that Thursday with the turkey casserole, Hawaiian rolls, cranberry sauce and apple pie for dessert. I’m thinking of food because I’m hungry. I should grab something. Hang on. OK – I feel better now. Love Pringles.

I got my ‘birthday gift’ of a new laptop – a big ole ASUS. This is the only blog I have loaded into it, if only because I am bad at remembering passwords. This laptop is here to give me some glimpse into Windows 7 (and it’s such a cold place) and frankly, it’s a toy. My Frankenputer is good, but there have been issues with some of the software I have on it. My writing net-top is being only used for writing (of which I have done little), but it’s in such an unfortunate location, when I write on it, I have to take up half the doorway which makes it hard for my inky cyan fin and her news habits… which means I can only use it to write when she’s not here… which is not all that often. Then again, I have such a lousy work habit anyways; it all washes out in the end.

Enough about writing. That’s for the other blog. This is my private blog, Dead Reader.

So, with this blog, I am going to say this: if you drink the distillate of a certain plant for relaxation, there is a really good one that’s named for an infamous spy. Has a wonderful hint of cinnamon in the mix. Regrettably, it’s an old recipe, so I don’t know if it’s going to be there for much longer. I’ll have to see if the other recipe that they have still carried that hint of cinnamon. Really good. Might have some tomorrow – well, technically today, but after I sleep. I drifted off while I was watching college football – not my favorite thing, but it made some others happy. Thankfully, I didn’t snore. I am looking forward to the coming holiday season, if only for the wedding cookies (I hate weddings, but I like the cookies) and the coffee. Not a huge fan of some of the other things (near-crippling depression) that this season brings, but I have my plans set for that days ahead – getting horror films for Christmas. That is something I can’t wait for.

Well, I’m starting to get a little sleepy, so I think I am going to sign off for tonight. Hope your days are better than mine in this season of dimness.




My Eleventieth Blog

I am tired. Not the ‘I ran a marathon’ tired, but the ‘too many demands and not enough me’ tired. Trying to do Nanowrimo – and failing spectacularly… still have to do my Christmas story for the NCIS group. I’m going to try to make my next day off (this Thursday) somewhat more productive than this weekend.

I just really hate this season. Coming in dark, going out dark – stealing snatches of sunlight from behind the plexi windows of the office is not the best way to keep me at least non-unhappy. I just want to be left alone. When I come home, my mowing club wants to mingle with the fancy people and all I want is to sit down in the quiet for a few minutes. Sure, I have Saturday and some of Sunday evening, but – come on, just to be able to sit in quiet for a few minutes before I have to do anything else. Right now, the only peace and quiet I get is in my car. So, for now, I don’t mind the commute, I just mind the destination. Holy cow, do I mind the destination. I am so glad that I have this Thursday off. I am going to write as much as I can in between my different errands. If I want to be a professional writer, I need to get committed like a pig in breakfast.

Oh, if you want a good idea for a series to watch on TV – I cannot recommend Walking Dead highly enough. I’m a fan of the comic book series (have all up to 12) and I love the translation to the small screen, and it looks like they’re following the books. They’ve been green-lit for a second season. If that’s the case, they’re going to run out of comics before they run out of show. I wonder when they’re going to depart from the comic (if they do it before they get to the place where the comic stops), and what direction they’re going to take.

On some better notes: I am getting ready for my Christmas Horror-fest. I’ve got Drag Me To Hell, but I’m going to need some more because I am going to stretch this out for three days (Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday) with the big day on Saturday. If anyone has any other ideas for good horror films – this is what I am planning on right now:

  • Drag Me To Hell
  • Cloverfield
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Mirrors
  • Mirrors 2
  • The Orphanage

Needless to say, I am going to have to buy quite a number of films – I might see if I can rent whatever ones I can’t buy from my favorite rental place, hopefully they’re going to be there still when December rolls around. Might even see if there are any On-Demand movies and put some extra money on my bill.

Well, Constant Reader – I wish you well.

Seething Apathy