More Realistic

20 04 2010

It’s probably going to be more realistic for me to aim for two blog posts a week.  I’m still getting a feel for what works for me.  I’m also probably going to be messing around with the layout still/again as well.

Update on my life:
Kes and I went to Lennie’s Sub Shop for hot sandwiches on Saturday, then went to see Kickass.  While I personally enjoyed the movie a lot, I have reservations about recommending it across the board.  It’s pretty violent, and has possibly offensive language (uttered by children for the most part), and so is definitely not a movie for everyone.  However, it’s definitely adrenaline-pumping if you like over-the-top action.  There are also a lot of comic book references that add [even more] humor to the movie.  I was most apprehensive about Nicholas Cage’s performance, but I think he did a good job.  I will agree with most of the reviews I’ve seen and say Hit Girl was a much more interest/exciting/memorable than Kickass himself.  For me, the draw was a mix between her impressive fighting skills, and a morbid fascination with a child using such vulgar language and ridiculous violence.

I know I keep saying it, but I am working on some creative writing to post.  The plan is to complete a short scene from the library in the repurposed missile silo story.  On its completion I will decide if I want to keep toying around with ideas for that story, or if I want to work on something else.





Library!

25 03 2010

I ended up going to the library today.  Jason was interested in going with me, and we were both excited about volunteer opportunities.  I submitted my volunteer application, and renewed my library card.  While contacting people to get their permission to list them as references, I got to talk to a couple people I don’t get to talk with much.  It was really enjoyable.

Appropriately, the episodes of Dr. Who I’ve been watching have been book-related.  I saw an Agatha Christie episode before I went to the library.  Now that I’m home, it’s an episode about a library!  Awesome!

Tangentially, I have been considering how the children in my story should know each other.  I think a library would be an appropriate place for them to meet/get to know each other.  I think I would get distracted if I had them know each other through school.  Plus, I feel like the children’s backgrounds might detract from the possibility of them going to the same school.





Cable Blip and Library Conundrum

24 03 2010

I thought I might not be posting today because my internet has been down since early this morning.  Kes and I tried unplugging the modem, etc. throughout the day, but no luck.  Finally, Kes convinced me to call Cox.  I don’t have a phone book, and no internet at the time, so I called 1-800-Goog411 which took an eternity because for some reason it couldn’t recognize the word “Fayetteville” even though it has many times in the past.  Then, I got put through to a disconnected Cox number.  Finally, I got ahold of Cox, navigated their automated menu, and spoke with a real human.  Immediately, all the lights on my modem lit up, and my internet was back… GAH.

I considered going to the library today, but talked myself out of it.  I would like to renew my library card, and check out volunteer opportunities, but I currently have books to read, and am not interested in checking out any more.    It just started bugging me that I would go to the library without the intention of checking anything out.  Is that weird?  Maybe I should go anyway in the near future.