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Monday, May 16, 2011

Tag I'm it ----- Now let me run like a mad man!



Hello Gentle Readers,

My dear friend Elizabeth (http://eseckman.blogspot.com/) asked me to play tag… and while it would be hilarious for me to show off that I can in fact run like a mad man…I’m also not the sprinter I once was…and thankfully she explained the only thing I had to move were my fingers, which I am very good at. Wait, that didn’t come out right. Typing! I can totally type like a mad man!

If I could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be? 
My time in graduate school. I spent five years getting what would nominally be a 3 year degree, and it was the happiest time of my life. I would gladly jump back Quantum Leap style to relive that time. And to put right what once went wrong.

If I could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be? 
My time in undergrad. I spent four very turbulent years being far angrier than necessary. I was stupid, but I was also in a place that breeds stupidity like mushrooms. Which is to say college. It would have been nice to have gone back to that time, set myself straight, and not worried quite as much.

And also to have gone to dental school. J

What movie/tv character do you most resemble in personality? 
I’m very much a human Muppet. In fact, I would be shocked to find anyone who knows me who would disagree with that description. Of course, based on that description, I think we all would like to be Kermit for the boys, or possibly Miss Piggy for the girls. If my off-beat sense of humor and overall body shape could be believed, I would normally go with Fozzie. I have been known to add a “Wakka-wakka-wakka” to a particularly bad joke.

But honestly, in personality, I am probably closest to Gonzo. A weirdo with a good heart. Seriously…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxaKk98wKik

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be? 
No. First of all, I have no desire to push anyone off a cliff. There is no one currently alive that I wish to see dead, and the only time someone is funny falling off a cliff is when its Goofy. Or that mountain climber on Price is Right.

Name one habit you want to change in yourself.
I have a terrible habit of eating when I’m bored. Or sad. Or am not currently eating. And I have the waistline to show for it. I would love to change that habit.

Describe yourself in one word.
Ebullient.

Describe the person who named you in this meme in one word.
Cheerful. She has always been happy and cheerful in our correspondence. Also she is apparently stable. Which is good. Unstable is fun, but has a tendency to be explosive.

Why do you blog?
I am shamelessly marketing myself and my upcoming book. Also, its just nice to practice writing and sharing thoughts with people.

Name at least three people to send this meme to and inform them.
I don’t know that many people and their blogs. So I’m going to tag me friends:



Reflections on the (possible) end of the world...


Hello Gentle readers, 

Before I begin, let me clarify that I don’t actually think the world will end Sunday, May 22nd, as one pastor has claimed. 

BUT, in the unlikely possibility that this happens, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on things. 

I have met an amazing amount of friends, both online and in real life. I consider myself truly blessed to know so many wonderful people.
I have finished working on my soon to be released manuscript, and feel like its publishable.
I have not traveled around the world, but am content with my non-travels. I enjoy where I am, the job I’m working at, and what I’m doing with myself. 

For lack of a better way to put it, I do not have any major regrets should the world come to an end. 

Do you? Is there anyone you have been putting off talking to? Anything you haven’t done but want to? 

Do you, in fact, live like you were dying? 

Play me out Mr. Faith Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiOcW_YR1G8

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is there such a thing as too positive?


Greetings Gentle Readers, 

It has been a bit draining these past few weeks. 
Sorry for not posting earlier. 

Short version: The job is a bit of a beast (the one I use to pay bills) and I’ve also been trying to wrap up the novel so that I can self-publish. 

On the bright side, its summer. Its going to be atrociously hot, yes, but as I work at a school, that’s alright. 

I don’t have to deal with students. I do have to deal with a boss who accuses me of being too upbeat and cheerful, but I’m working on that. 

Mainly by giving voice to my cynicism and pessimistic view of my job.

I mean, am I crazy? Is there such a thing as being too happy? Should we be discouraging positives?
I got nothing. I’m off to write again. 

Hope this finds you well friends. Hoping to have novel out by September!


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