127. When it all comes at you at once ...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I'm sitting here at the computer bundled up. Sweats, socks, and you're all probably wondering why? I live in Arizona. It is currently in the 90's, but somehow the air kicked in so well today that it feels like it 70 in our apartment. No, 70 isn't cold by most standards, but when you're used to it being over 110 outside, a forty degree drop in temperature gets noticed. It's been cloudy a lot the last few days. Cloudy and humid. It rained for a good while yesterday too. We need rain here, so it is all good in my book.

Last night things got crazy, and they are still crazy. I had actually started to think that this month wouldn't be as bad as I thought it would be, and I could loosen up the reigns a bit. Well, no sooner had I thought that things suddenly got really busy again. I've been emailing people, writing, reading for two book review assignments, working on a couple of different stories, and playing with ideas for others I want to write. A lot of things just happened all at once.

I had noticed the other day when my Queer as Folk recap went up, a few small errors had been made. A typo here, a missed word there, and others that saw the review were letting me know of the errors made. As soon as I saw them, I did try to email the main site email that publishes the article, and I heard nothing back. So I decided to go through my files and locate the direct email to the editor that I had assigned me the column. Emailed that person late last night, and within thirty minutes had heard back with the corrections having already been made. Now that was fast, and it definitely was a relief to see the situation handled so quickly.

I look at the deadlines coming up for contests this month, and Phaze's Shiver contest really interests me. I have a couple of ideas I could play with, but nothing started. 5,000 words this month for that story might be asking too much of myself especially with my two other current WIP's demanding attention as well. I wish there was time to do it all. I wish there wasn't this little thing called sleep that all our bodies need because when it starts hitting near 3am, my mind usually starts to shutdown, and the only thing I'm good for at that point is reading. That's when I get a lot of my reading done. Between 3 and 5am because no matter how much I try I can't seem to get to sleep before 5am.

Have a great night everyone.


We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

'Thought & Humor' by Howdy
Great Humor
Great Thought
CyberHumor, CyberThought
CyberRiddles for your divertissement!!!

Eva Gale said...

Please do the Shiver! 5000 words is not alot, and it's so much fun. I've started, trashed and am restarting tomorrow. I'll race ya!

Kelly Parra said...

Okay, you've been spammed now. ;D

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