Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009 - Aw, Man!

Life -

Today started out pretty strong, actually, and while I can't really say it's gone downhill, I still somehow feel BLAH. I'm not really sure why.

Woke up early, around 7am and goofed around on the internet. Did you know you can drive past my house virtually on google maps? You can even see the makeshift fence we built for the dogs and Lindsay's Avocado Dreamboat parked out front! (Strontium is gone... I must have been at work.) Also missing sadly, is a forever present and digital shot of my delicate flower Ludo pooping. I didn't expect it... I just kind of secretly hoped it would be there. It's just as well though, something like that would traumatize him.

Went yard sale-ing, and was pretty happy with my results, I bought a couple of books (Though I was annoyed at people charging a buck at one yard sale... a buck? What happened to a freaking quarter??) I snagged an old bottle cutting kit for my mom... She wants to cut bottles, is that so wrong? I found a classic and completely spectacular board game, Masterpiece for a buck, and at my last stop, I snagged an old, but in pretty good shape, microwave stand that will be sweet for accessorizing my BBQ when we move it to the back patio we're going to build.

Did some dishes, did not walk the dogs... oops. Alphabetized some DVDs we bought at Budget Tapes and Records and that was about it. Apart from that, I spent most of the rest of the day ...

Writing -

By god, I'm a slow typist. I wish I'd learned to type with more than two fingers at some point. All the same, I got a good chunk done today, wrote chapter 9, started chapter 10 for a total of 4,200 words so far tonight. That'll probably be it though, I have to edit some of Lindsay's book, finish making the spectacular Turkey Chowder that I'm brewing for dinner and get a couple of last layers on a Bugaboo before taking the first official completed photos for the client. I also did some research online... I'm actually a bit nervous that if I do win the contest I'm entering the Whispering Ferns into, that I may be shooting myself in the foot a bit, as it is a very basic contract, and as it's being written as a series, I don't want to fuck up my chances of making a decent buck. (I apologize for the F-bomb, but after writing what I've discovered today is termed Middle Grade or MD fiction all day, my fingers are itching to cuss.) Of course, right now, I'm making zero dollars, so I'll take anything. I also learned that after hours of typing hunched over like a demon typing, my back will literally kill me.

That's about it. The rest of the night will likely be Turkey Chowder, Novel editing, some downloaded episodes of Penn and Teller, and cuddling with my lady.

Tomorrow we are taking Pooka in to get him groomed. This should be interesting.

The Last Sentence

Smith sat up to the table for a few minutes, his head in his hands.
From - "The Whispering Ferns - A Moonstone Bay Mystery"


The Grows said...

Turkey Chowder huh? That sounds good, I don't like clams so this sounds like a good twist.

Kristopher and Crew said...

Turns out my turkey was of questionable quality still, so I grilled a bunch of chicken instead. It was quite superb, and it makes a TON. We each had bowls larger than we should have, and we still have 6 containers in the fridge for meals later. (It freezes well too.)
and it's cheap, maybe 10 bucks for the whole meal. I'll have to post the recipe tomorrow.