Saturday Check-in

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Been feeling under the weather the last few days, so I've been missing in action. I'm not disappearing again. Just had some things that came up. First, being sick, and the second dealing with some issue on line. It's kind of weird how you meet people here on the Internet. Sometimes you meet some really odd people. Sometimes even on the bit unstable side. I've had one such instance this past week, and it was a bit draining. I'm hoping it is settled now. I have my fingers crossed anyway.

Last night, I had my computer give me some problems. My monitor actually. It wouldn't turn on. then out of nowhere five minutes later it would turn on by itself. Then unplugged the power strip from the wall, plugged it back and now its fine. I went out and bought a brand new power strip today, and even picked up a new set of speakers. I'm keeping an eye on the monitor though in case it is breaking down. I still have a warranty through December, so it would be a matter of taking it in and having Best Buy replace it.

When it comes to computer, you don't realize how much you depend on them until they break down. A monitor is easy to fix, but what if your hard drive goes out? Even worse, what if you need to wipe your hard drive? There is a chance you'd lose all the information stored on your drive. I've had it happen to me before, more than once actually. It isn't a fun thing to have happen. Luckily, there are many ways to back-up your data. There is both sources online and offline these days. I found one such site online to help back up your computer data just a few days ago, Online data backup, secure and reliable. You really never know when the worst might happen. I'm glad it is only my monitor giving me a bit of a headache at the moment.

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Saturday Ramblings

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Posting three days in a row. I'm really trying to get back into this thing. I normally take Sundays off, so I might do that tomorrow. I've been following the news lately about the pet food recall. As a pet owner, it has concerned me. I don't feed my cats wet food, but I know of a few friends with cats that have fallen ill. When it came out yesterday that it was rat poison, I was angered by it. How could someone intentionally hurt animals like that? There really are some sick people in this world. It's sad and scary all at the same time. Really it is. Thing is there is no way to know about it happening until it happens. There was no way to know that the food was poisoned.

The other day I bought a poster on E bay. I've been to a few poster sites on line cause I like posters. I put new ones up regularly. I know one time I checked out this one site, and I found a coupon for a nice chunk off. I checked out a newly relaunched coupon site just yesterday to see if they had anything for the seller on e-bay, but no such luck this time. Maybe next time. It's still a great site to check out though. I'm always looking for a good deal.

Yesterday and this morning I took another look at the submission calls over at ERWA. My muses are tingling, but nothing yet. I lost one of my creative writing outlets I've had for the last eight months when I lost my writing partner. It was a sad day for me. Life just had other plans though. Maybe I can put that creative energy into something else. Have a great day everyone.

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453. Silence

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I don't feel like I'm really writing anymore. The writing I am doing right now isn't the writing I've always loved doing, and the writing I've wanted to make my life's work. I'm still writing though, and that should at least be something. It's a good thing anyway. I'm enjoying what I'm doing. I'm having fun, but it still isn't the same. I was looking at submission calls yesterday over on the ERWA site, and a few caught my eye, but deadlines are so soon. My muses are not cooperative when it comes to sitting down and writing something creative. I don't even write in here anymore, and I'm really going to work on changing that. Even if it a short entry.

Shocking as it may sound I don't even watch as much television as I used to. Shows build up on my DVR to watch later, and some series I've stopped watching altogether. I tell myself I'll download the episodes and watch them over summer, and I'll probably do that with one or two shows. The end of The O.C. got to me, even though I didn't watch the last six or so episodes. I did watch the last one, and I really liked how they did the ending. We know what happened to everyone in the end, and it left you wondering might happen next. They even left it open ended for some kind of spin off, but I doubt that would happen. Anything is possible.

I still watch my regular shows. Grey's Anatomy and Lost still have me hooked. I'm already tuning in to this season of Dancing With The Stars, and I'm firmly supporting Ian Ziering and Joey Fatone. Both did well this week, but it is way early to tell what will happen. I'm not tuning in this year to American Idol though. I just had no interest. Brothers and Sisters and Ugly Betty hooked me this season from early on in their seasons. Both are great shows, and I'm glad to see all of the above mentioned shows picked up already for next season by ABC.

There are some movies I'm really anxiously awaiting their releases too. Some coming out this summer including Lucky You, Fantastic Four 2, and Transformers. I've been waiting on those three for awhile now. I want to catch Music & Lyrics too, but we'll have to see about that. I really want to get back into my writing though. My muses are just silent.

452. Don't call this a comeback

Friday, March 09, 2007

It's been awhile. A long while. I won't make excuses for my long silence, and I doubt anyone that usually read this blog is still out there reading. If you are, give a shout out. I haven't updated since the day after Christmas. The last few months haven't been all that easy, and there were times I felt like I was drowning. The first few months of the years are always rough for me, and this year just hit me harder than most. The fact is it just kept hitting, and every time I picked myself up and dusted myself off I felt like something else was kicking me down. The last few days I finally feel that I've found my way to the end of a deep dark tunnel and there is some light at the end of it. For a bit there, I didn't think I would.

Things were just quite insane. I felt a bit insane. I turned thirty-one back in January, but I don't feel like I'm thirty-one. There are times I feel like I'm five. Times where I feel like I'm eighteen again, and then there are times when I feel like I'm eighty. I'm sure we have all had those moments where we feel like that. The other night I received an email from someone wanting to buy this blog from me because it had a history to it. I'm not sure if it was some joke or if the person was serious, but for the past two years this blog has been my life. I've poured so much of my heart, my time, my words and my experiences into it. This blog is me, and I could never sell it. Why would I want to?

It made me miss this blog though. I've come back here so many times over the last couple of months, and I had no idea what to even say. Words escaped me. For someone like myself that loves words, that was a bit hard to take. My words have even been slower to come the last couple of months, and there have been times I've considered giving up writing. Not altogether, but pretty close. My fiction is non-existent. I'm out of work again freelance wise. I've had some kicks in the writing department the last month or two that really set me into a tailspin.

I'm not saying right now this blog is entirely back, but I'm going to try. I miss it. I miss sharing things with all of you. I just didn't have much to share, and the things I did have to share weren't really all that positive. I hope you're all well out there.

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