Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busy, busy...

Last day for NaNo and I'm trying to hit 60K before 9:00 p.m. tonight. Found this while on break.

26.5 miles per gallon

Created by The Car Connection

Back to writing!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mom was up, maybe not quite as early as she wanted, but early enough and got the turkey going. In the end I helped a bit, mainly because that bird was too heavy for her to lift into the oven! A bit later she made some of the side dishes and we ate around 3:30 next door at my sister's, who also made too much food. All in all, a great day.

Hope you and your family had a great day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sorry I Haven't Written...

but I've been saving the bulk of my writing for NaNo.

How am I doing, you ask? Well, cast your eyes to the right and look at that pretty number! As of right now, 33,916! That's a good two days ahead of the average, which is 30,006.

It helps that work has been a bit slow these past couple days, so to look busy, I've been writing. No one's called me on it yet, so I'm just going to keep going. I may--not only achieve 50,000 words--but I may also finish my story! Oh, this would be so awesome. Last year I hit 50,000 words, but didn't finish the story. It was pretty lousy anyway so I was glad to abandon it once I hit the goal. This year, I'm just gonna keep going until I finish, even if it take me half-way into December. I am going to finish my story!

Wish me luck, my many legions of fans!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

NaNoWriMo - Day 5

My muse was kicking today! My inner editor is firmly muzzled, straight-jacketed and chained up in the basement. Ignore the counter on the right...hopefully it'll update soon. I've written 10,133 words total as of today! Man, this feels great. I was beginning to despair of my muse getting her cute tush in gear and giving me some good stuff to write. I guess she was still enjoying the beach at Myrtle but now she's home and we are cooking!


Borrowed/stole this from Rachel Lucas who found it at Ace of Spades:

No clue who actually wrote this but I found it at Ace of Spades:

Like they always do, hardcore liberal voters have placed all their hopes and dreams into one, terribly flawed, terribly human basket. And without doubt they will be terribly disappointed, especially when they learn they’ve still got to pay their own mortgage and buy their own gas.

Their Messiah, ain’t one, which will become painfully apparent to them soon enough.

Meanwhile, here on the right, we have low expectations of human nature and even lower expectations of government. It’s hard to disappoint us.

And unlike the liberals, all of our hopes and dreams are in exactly the same place they were yesterday, in our family, our friends, our local community, in our work, in our religious faith, and in our country. Those are the great constants, always there for us even when we suffer the greatest of setbacks.

Yep, tough times are ahead, and we’re going to have to fight like somsabitches to keep Obama and the Congress from screwing things up too much in the next two years. But, we’ve been there before, and we’ve prevailed before.

…Don’t give [those] on the left the satisfaction of seeing you all act like a bunch of hysterical schoolgirls. They’re the ones who can’t take defeat. We can take our lumps, get up, and keep fighting. We should be Happy Warriors. whose proper response to this is mockery, good humor, and hard work. We lost an election, but we’re still right, and they’re still wrong.

Anyway, it’s time to cowboy up, and get ready for the next go round.


Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Did-ya did-ya did-ya??? I did!

Vote, that is. I went to my polling place about 7:25 (it opened at 6:00) and waited in line for 25 minutes or so, then another couple before I could actually cast my vote. I was back in my car and on my way to work by 8:05.

I've heard some stories of problems at other polling places, and other than the fact that they couldn't distribute the alphabet properly (75+ people in one line, 10 in one, and 15 in the other and of course, guess which line yours truly was in?), it was well organized with no problems.

So who did I vote for, you ask? If you ask, then you must not have read my blog these past couple months. Go ahead, look at my previous posts...I dare you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008 much for those plans

I was GOING to be writing at midnight, but Mr. Sleepy had other plans. I fell asleep in my chair around 11:45, woke up at 2:00 and crawled into bed. I then spent all day putting off writing by finding "other things" to do, like laundry, pulling weeds in the back yard, reorganizing my dresser, loading music onto my PC, doing my nails, counting the coins in my coin jar, finish a crossword puzzle, you get the idea. By the end of the day, I was really beginning to hate myself. I want to do this so much, and yet, I spent the entire day putting it off.

There is good news, however. Thanks to the time change, I messed up my clock and woke up an hour early, so I spent most of that hour writing. I got about 1000 words down and it felt great to finally break the ice!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm behind by 2334 words and need to get to work!