No more overtime for me this year. Nope. A 61 hour work week is good enough for gifts and a little something for me. This Christmas, I am going to follow the tradition of cooking hamburgers and watching horror films. The prospective list:
- The Ring (always starts the marathon)
- Population 426
- Drag Me To Hell
- The Ruins
- Cloverhill (always ends the marathon)
I’m not a fan of the holiday season, and this is the best way to celebrate it. It’s not candy canes and wrapping paper, but it works for me. Standing invitation for readers of this blog – I’ll cook for you and we can enjoy the movies. Popcorn, hamburgers, fries and beans – nothing says ‘holidays‘ like screaming at the top of your lungs.
As some of you might know, I am a fan of paranormal shows… but I think with the show Haunted Encounters we’ve jumped the shark. There are some good shows out there, but now it’s as if the only way to get a show is you have to have ‘paranormal’ in the title. Personally, I am waiting for The Paranormal Top-Chef Survivor Race to come out next year. I promise that I will bemoan the death of TV on the Saturday posting.
Now that I am back to the regular hours, I am trying to get back in I/O Error and get to the climax by the end of January. Also, this Saturday, I am going to finish the re-write for the first novel and get that out the door. This reminds me; I have to get back to the artist and give her my notes on the cover art and write the back blurb for the book cover. Once all that’s done, I can start to get my stuff together for the website. With any luck, it’s going to be early next year that the site goes live and I will soon be able to give y’all the video of me cashing the first royalty check and having my lunch.
Another thing I will need to consider getting over the holidays is a new coffee machine. It’s getting colder and I could use a warm caffeinated drink in the morning. I also found this, so I am certainly going to give it a shot. It might be the thing to get me going in the morning or at least keep me warm. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to abandon Starbucks, but there is no store on my way to work. I know, I am just as shocked as you are. Since I keep some odd hours, there are no open Starbucks on the way home either (I take a different way home than I do from work). The only one I am near is the one in the local Kroger’s and I hit that on the weekends.
Well, I need to get ready to head out. Hope you all have a good day.