I need a reading sanctuary

March 7, 2017

I have so many books I’ve put aside to read, but I have way too much interest in what’s happening on TV too.

TV is so good lately that I need to find time to stream content that I haven’t made time to watch live. So I have a few busy months ahead on that front.

But I have even more to catch up with as far as my fave authors are concerned. Besides my faves, I have a ton of books to discover.

Sometimes I get anxious knowing how much literary amazingness I will inadvertently miss. 📚


Blogging highs and lows

February 28, 2017

Well, here I am, at the end of Month 2 of my personal yearlong blogging challenge. I have to say that this month has been even harder than the first. I guess peaks and valleys are to be expected. I just need to try harder. To be fair, though, it’s hard to keep up when not at home. I don’t lack ideas, I’m just having a tough time expressing them in short but sweet posts. I just feel like the growth and lessons that characterized Month 1 seem to have levelled out lately, but at the same time, I dislike the tendency to only just scratch the surface of the subjects I’m broaching. I guess I need to reconsider my strategy.

Here’s hoping Month 3 is mostly peaks and less valleys. Cheers!

First Month Down, 31 Posts

January 31, 2017

The first month of 12 is over for my personal “365 days of writing challenge” and I’m already feeling the benefits.

I haven’t written any particularly genius posts yet, but that’s not the point. I’ve managed to get into the habit of writing a published piece daily for the first time in a number of years. I’ve gone back to being inspired almost every day. I am now in the habit of finding potential content for my writing projects (even beyond this blog) in everyday experiences. One month in, and I’ve already re-trained some of my writing muscles. I can’t wait to see where I am at the end of this, and I am even more excited to experience the process.

This feels almost like journaling, although it’s certainly not as raw as the journals I kept for so many years. Now that I think about it, when I kept regular diaries, I was always highly inspired to work on my other (fictional) writing.  I can already feel myself getting back to that place mentally.

This first month has not been easy. There are days when I come home from work exhausted, and wonder what the fuck I got myself into. Early on, I thought to myself, more than a few times, that I’d stupidly committed to the impossible. I am now feeling confident and ready to ride out the rough days – and you’d better believe there will be more tough days. As usual, it looks like hurling myself off the proverbial cliff, out of my comfort zone, will be a great gift to myself.

Thanks to everyone who is tagging along for the ride, I hope to entertain you, at least some of the time!

This daily post thing is rough

January 8, 2017

Guys, I have only been at this 365 daily post thing for just over a week, but wow. This is hard.

My main goal is to post some content daily, and force myself to flex my writing muscles on a daily basis. So far, so good, but everytime I look back at any posts, I want to throw up. I’m happy that I’m making the daily post quota, but I’m not loving the quality of my output. I am hoping that as time goes on, the quality of the posts goes up along the same time as my level of comfort with writing on a timeline.

In the meantime, I greatly appreciate all of your encouragement. Cheers!

Age-Old Question: Can Men and Women Maintain Platonic Relationships?

January 7, 2017

I live in a big city, so I walk a lot. The other day, I overheard a conversation between two guys who were walking a few paces behind me.  They were discussing some sort of conundrum that one of the men was facing.  It had something to do with his desire to change his relationship status with a female friend from “platonic” to “romantic”.  I hadn’t been paying a whole lot of attention to their discussion until I heard Conundrum Guy say “Anyway, I told her that I cherish the friendship.”

Call me a cynic or whatever you will, but this line was enough to have me laughing on the inside – I didn’t want to collapse in hysterics right there on the street, shocking and wounding Conundrum Guy.  It’s obvious to me, however, that this guy is letting his crush believe that he values her friendship above all else, when, really, he just plans to hover in the hopes that she will eventually give in and see him as more than just a pal. Read the rest of this entry »

This 365 challenge should be interesting

January 2, 2017

I have a number of topics I want to address in future posts, but writing on a public forum every day for a year seems so daunting. Especially since I’ve never been a person of few words. I always ramble on and on. That said, no matter what, I’ll try to post daily.

I will be talking about a range of things, including but not limited to my life experiences, friendship, work issues, and TV shows. I just finished watching all 7 seasons of Californication, and hell, I have shit to say about it. I’ll post my comments tomorrow.

Preview: I’m not the undying fan of Hank Moody that so many seem to be. I love him in my own way but…I would bitchslap the hell out of that 🎶MUTHAFUCKAHHHH🎶 (if you’ve never watched the show, you won’t get that reference btw 😆)

As an aside, I’ve begun the year with a brand new sense of self (after a lot of work (psychologically) last year), and I will probably have a lot to say on my new outlook/perspective in future posts.

Thanks to all of you who tag all along for the ride! 💙

2011 in review

December 31, 2011

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.