10.29.2007

repost: NaNoWriMo!!!!

10.29.2007
NaNoWriMo!!!!

OK, So I've decided that I'm going to do the national Novel writing month. Who'da wha'? Ok, so there's this website http://www.nanowrimo.org/ that has this thing where to encourage procrastinators to stop and to get authors and writers' juices flowing they hold a novel writing month. That during that month, November, you write. Crap, gold, good stuff, bad stuff, you just write. You don't worry about what it is or how it sounds, but you output 50,000 words in 30 days. So I'm going to do this, and put my most recent start on hold in the meantime. I'll do something entirely fantastical, or who knows? I haven't decided yet.

I think I'm going to post parts of my novel here, but I haven't decided yet. Maybe if they don't suck.

Question of the Day: What's your book about?
Posted by Deborah at 9:45 PM 1 comments
Labels: creative, procrastinate, writing
Monday Monday (dah dah, da-da-da, dah)

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be and why?
I would wish I had siblings. I think I missed out on the social development thing, and the whole relating to others thing.
Do you think that the world will be a better or a worse place 100 years from now?
Probably worse. People will be living even longer, contributing even more to the over-population problem. China will probably be all but unlivable. The sea level will rise, at least a little, but enough to cause problems, and dislocate people. But the technology should be pretty cool.
At the beginning of a relationship, do you trust your new partner unless there is something specific to make you do otherwise, or do you withhold your trust until he/she has earned it? I generally trust until otherwise informed. Unless I get a 'bad vibe' from them, but then why would I be in a relationship with them?

It's just another Manic Monday

10.27.2007

repost: Dazed & Confused

10.27.2007
Dazed & Confused

I'm kinda upset right now. And to be honest, I'm not really sure why. I got to spend time with my godson and his parents, and they're on their way to Argentina for 5 weeks, before bunking down for the winter up in Alaska. While they were here though, I think I realized that I don't really like his father. I love his mother, we went to college together, but her husband treats me like I'm 14, and only capable of being their babysitter. He criticizes any decision or suggestion I make, and this morning I felt like I was being ignored. If it was just being ignored, I could deal with that, but I got into the elevator before him and went to the rear corner so other people could get on, and I get backed into. I ordered French toast with strawberries for breakfast, and I manage to get half of a strawberry before he feeds them all to his kids. And yes, I understand that having 2 small children is very hard, and takes a lot of time and energy, but that doesn't give you the right to ignore other peoples feelings and rights either. I love her, thoroughly, and I love her boys, they're so precious.

I got another book on figuring out what to do with myself. I'm annoyed, and I don't want to be at Starbucks for the rest of my life. I like working there, but I don't want to get sucked into working there forever.

Question of the Day: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Posted by Deborah at 2:08 PM 0 comments
Labels: friends, work

10.24.2007

repost: Ok, ok....

10.24.2007
Ok, ok....

I admit it. I've been really bad about updating my blog recently. Honestly, I'm blaming eHarmony. Not that there's been a plethora of guys that I'm ready to get married to or anything like that, but I've been writing about all my random crap to them, instead of posting it for the whole world to see. I'm tempted to post a few of the conversations, just because it would put up everything that's been going on.

For example, the DGA has a training program for Assistant Directors that I was contemplating applying for, something I've since decided against. Now I think I've decided to make a movie that's been in my head for some months now, but I have to figure out a way to get things for it (i.e. a camera & microphone, releases, editing software, etc.). I'm still going after the ASM thing at work, but I've had about 16 people lately tell me that I need to be in the entertainment business in some capacity. I think they're right. The problem is, every time I think about acting, it involves all those headshots and classes before I can even begin auditions....

I bought a few books last week, one of them wasn't even worth mentioning, but the other one was Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, and it was fantastic. I swear it manages to get in jabs at about 6 different religions, all while being incredibly funny. It's all about Biff and Joshua (apparently his name wasn't really Jesus, that was a mis-translation). They go off on this huge adventure into the East searching for knowledge on how-to be the Messiah. It's really funny because I was raised Catholic, so you can totally see half to 3/4 of this stuff happening, and then the other part of it just being the work of an overactive imagination. I'm sure Jesus had a slightly more human side: he had to grow into his sermons somehow. And I love the part about the beatitudes....

There are fires burning right now. Up in Malibu, down in San Diego, Way up near Santa Clarita. It's emphasizing the fact that this whole region needs rain. I don't know how, but it's making the air unbelievably dry, and I've been drinking crazy amounts of water.

Question of the Day: What's the last book you read?

10.20.2007

Delay....

I know, I know, I haven't posted in what must seem like ages to all two of my devoted readers. To everyone else that pops over and reads once in a while, it's just like the off season. My blog is in re-runs.



In the past 3 weeks, buckets and buckets of stuff has happened and since I don't have much time right now, I doubt I'll be able to get through it all. Al Gore and a Committee on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize and then got torn apart by some British court for being inaccurate in the movie, unjustly I might add.



At work we have a new district manager, our old one having quit. I like her. She's a hard-ass, and likes everything to be done, and that's the way this store in particular has to be run. There are so many little things that don't get done because people don't think to do them, and if you put a little more threat over them, they'll be more likely to finish them, to put a little more urgency into things, and to get the job done. One person has already been fired, and while I'm not sure of the reason yet, it will certainly put the fear into the rest of the staff. The guy that got fired had been there for longer than anyone else.



I joined a gym. I don't know if I put that into my last entry. I'm loving it though. It's a lot of fun, and I feel so good when I go. I doubt I've lost any weight, but I did a personal training session when I first started (you get one hour for free), and Sean totally kicked my ass.



This eHarmony thing isn't going so well so far. I've only had one date, and I haven't really talked to the guy since then. I don't think we really clicked. It wasn't a bad date, it was just, well, I'm not sure. The other guys on the site, I haven't seemed to be too interested in. There's a few that I'm getting to open Communication with, but we're not actually talking on the phone or anything yet. There's one guy that I exchanged phone numbers with, but we keep missing each other, and I think we both just kinda gave up....



I think that might be all the effort I have to put in for today. I have to be at work fairly soon, and I want to eat lunch of some variety before I go...



Question of the Day: What are your plans for Halloween?