Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Because Reasons (or the dangers of multitasking)

So, a couple projects that have been posted as WIP examples have kind of needed to be set aside.

There are reasons.


I did a lot of research and writing on Oxymoron over the years, but there is now a book that is virtually identical in its premise and that is awesome for that writer and awful for me.  The research and work continues and now I am writing for ProstAmerika.com so the research is useful.

So, the notion of a similar book is only part of the problem.  The other is that I am multitasking on my creative projects too much and this happens.  When I committed to Boomerang, the comic book shop,  and The Modern Groom, et al, they got done.  I need to remember that lesson.

Pieces of The Scarecrow Effect might still turn up in other projects, but it is really life imitating art imitating life at this point and that is too weird to work on as a result.

Previous excerpts and the like of both projects may confuse people reading them now since this blog is almost a decade old, but both are functionally dead.

I need to pick a project and finish it.

Multitasking means nothing gets done.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I cannot believe I swallowed some of this

Fire cider.  Look it up.  It is heinous.  It also seems to actually have a positive affect.

I already prefer it

Thanksgiving 2014 was good grub and a chance to hop in to my son's truck for the first time.  Plenty to be thankful for.  I already basically prefer TG to XM and this adds to that feeling.

That time when suddenly Brussels Sprouts became a thing I like.

First ride in son's first ride.

Everything else has a holiday

I joke a bit here, but the gesture was nice.

As a sub teacher I get a lot of crap thrown my way.  And so, even though it seemed a bit silly to have a Substitute Teacher Day recently, I will totally take it.

Failure is (actually) an option

Seattle Marathon
November 30, 2014

I am not getting any faster.

Actually, I spent this year with my right ankle fractured and in a boot and then after healing up and getting fit in the summer I ended up with a serious calf injury.

I genuinely expected to fail this year.

I had a plan for the first third of the run and ended up exceeding plans the first dozen miles or so.  The next 9 miles sucked, but the sun and dry pavement was a saving grace.  The last 5 miles were basically a trot in, so I was pretty pleased with finishing #17.

17 years and counting, almost up to The Undertaker's streak.