Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Close, but no cigar.

So, my goal that I had set for myself regarding The Project ...ain't gonna happen.
It was to have The Project completed by Halloween.

And while that didn't happen (or, um, won't, since Halloween is still in the future), I'm not torn up about it, because I have been getting work done on it. And the passion I feel about it is still quite high, which is great.


Yeah. Notice the extra 't' there. I am planning on not writing in the month of November. (Well, except at work, where I would probably, you know, end up jobless if I didn't)
But no blog entries. No novels. No blog comments. No emails.

NaNotWriMo: "It's just another month."

No offense meant to anyone who is participating in any sort of writing activities in the month of November. I am actually kind of hoping to use reverse psychology on myself and hope that by giving myself the goal of not writing in November, that I will end up failing and create something. Shh. Don't tell myself.

Check it out.

Awesome stuff seen in the past month:

Weeds - just the first part of season 1 so far, but really enjoying it. Oddly, the pilot episode was kinda meh in my opinion, but I think it's improved as it's gone on.

Pan's Labyrinth - visually a complete knockout. And disturbing in many many ways. Recommended.

Currently airing Season 5 of The Shield at work, and each Thursday I look forward to being able to screen the next episode. It's going to be so sad when I don't have new episodes anymore. When the hell is Season 6 coming out on DVD, anyway?

God is Dead fiction by Ron Currie Jr. - I finished reading this today. It's really really fantastic. Not really a novel, it's a collection of short stories that are all more or less connected - some share characters, all take place in the same universe - but on at least two separate occasions, after finishing one of the stories, I had goosebumps. Goosebumps! I believe God is Dead is his Ron Currie Jr.'s first work, but I will defintely be keeping my eye out for more from him in the future.

Pushing Daisies - airs on ABC on Wednesday nights at 8pm. (If you're in the US, you can also watch episodes on ABC.com) Best new series of the season. If it can maintain it's level of amazingness it might end up being the best series in the history of television. Really.


I've not cut my fingernails since last month.

So currently they are in between being fingernails and claws. And tomorrow is Halloween! Apropos!

Back then

Reading my archives, I always find that I was funnier/wrote better/more coherently/more interesting in the past. The thing is, at the time, I always think, "This sucks. Nobody wants to read this."

But, seriously, go check out, say, January of 2005. There's some good stuff there.

Which makes me wonder if, in 2009, I'll look back at this and be all, "Man, I was great back in '07. What happened?"

... that is probably the most depressing thought I've had all day.

Damn kids. Get off my lawn.

Since it's the end of October, and 6 o'clock at night, and still 74 degrees outside, there are a bunch of children in the parking lot next to our house playing ball. Which, fine, if I were young and energetic, I'd totally be doing the same thing. But they keep bouncing the ball near our fence, and eventually it's going to go into our yard, and that's only going to end in tears.

I guess my point is that they should go find somewhere else to play. Or, you know, go inside and spend time staring at a computer screen. Like normal people.

What? Huh?

Update? Blog? Yeah. I guess I do remember how.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

How much does this look like a blog entry?

Yeah, I don't really have anything to say, but blogger was up, and so here I am.

Here's a ...kinda pointless site: "Mutating pictures"

Although the gamesforthebrain site is pretty fun.

And lastly, even though I've read all the posts regarding the latest episode of Chuck at TWOP, I'm not seeing anyone state my theory -(tagged just in case you want to remain spoiled)

Morgan is totally a spy.
"Proof" -
1) The gov't agent's line, "At least [the info] wasn't sent to his friend."
2) Morgan's line to Chuck's sister - "Chuck tells me all his secrets."
3) Morgan's look when Casey showed up to dinner. (Yes, he's scared of Casey [rightfully so!] but there was more to it, I supsect.)
4) It's how I'd write the show.

So, if I'm wrong, tell me why. Otherwise, in about five months when this is revealed to be the case (just in time for sweeps!) just remember who told ya first. :)

Monday, October 01, 2007

8 = 10

Ha! Take that, logic!

A few random things:

I've given myself a self-imposed deadline regarding the Project. I'm torn on whether I should talk about it, though. (Um, the deadline. I'm *not* talking about the Project [in detail] on my blog until it is complete.) I think I know myself well enough to know that I probably shouldn't. But overall, the feeling of the Project is a good one. I suspect that I might actually finish this. Shocker!

Monday nights are pwned by NBC now. Chuck, Heroes, and Quantum Leap 2.0 are the lineup of the night. Although the good thing about these particular shows is that they are all being fed on nbc.com as well, so, if ever there comes a time when I don't have 180 minutes to kill, I can still be up-to-date on my 'stories'.

Watched Bug yeseterday-into-today. Meh.

I know that I am amazed every year when October rolls around at how fast the time has gone by, and this year is no different. 2007 is almost over with! "Aught Eight" is just around the corner. Before we know it, it will be the teens. Scoopy.