Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 146

I decided to reopen an old blog this morning.   Not even sure why, just felt like it was the right time to do it.  Could be because of all the stuff I've been thinking of lately in regards to my writing.

That and because this is the week the movie version of the Hunter S. Thompson book The Rum Diary is released. 
When I think about how long that book sat around as a manuscript before it was ever published... something like 30 years, then another fifteen before it became a movie.    Makes me feel not so horrid about the way my novel has been hitting road block after road block.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 145

Okay, so snag with the Charmed.  There seems to be a massive defect with the rest of season 8 disks.  I ended up taking the box set back and getting a second one.   And that one had the same issues. 
I've got HMV to order me another one.  Let's hope that the third one is a charm - puns intended-

If you've been reading my main blog then you know I've been back in the kitchen the last few days.  Only mother is being her evil self. 

I've also been thinking alot about my writing and where I should be taking it now.  I'd really like to have a weekly column, only our local paper is a no go.
I thought I had a way in with their new online submissions BUT they do not pay nor do they want anything "that's not local".   In other words, the type of stuff I write about is not what they want.  They want to hear only about the local hockey team etc.

So the question remains, what kind of outlet will be useful to me and how will I be useful ?

Suppose to be reading Sense and Sensibility for book club this weekend, only I can not seem to get myself to sit down and do so.   I hate to say it, but I haven't read anything in almost two months, I'm just all read out.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 144

I know I haven't been around much this last while.  I'm becoming a bad blogger.

Been watching a few cooking shows online again, and noticing that pulled pork seems to be in everything right now.   It's the food dejour.

So what have I been doing with my time the last while?   Mostly watching Charmed.   You might have remembered few posts back me mentioning that mom got hooked on it and I ended up getting hooked on it too.  To the point, I bought the boxed set and we've been watching the shows.  In the middle of season 8 right now.
I still shake my head at the fact my mother got me hooked on a show about witches given my mother doesn't like or believe in that sort of thing.  Not even going to try to understand it.

Haven't been cooking much either.  Eating a ton of tomato soup though.  After over two years of the ramen noodles being my main cheap-totally broke food,   I've switched for now to tomato soup.
And no, I'm not going to start counting how many cans of the soup I've had, will just stick to the noodles.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 143

Back from my holiday.

Been trying to figure out how to get my photos from my cell phone to my computer to use on my blogs, but not having any luck on it.
Had to buy an adapter chip which fits fine in my camera, but my camera does not read it.  I keep getting an error message.
Which sort of sucks because I took all these restaurant shots that I had intended for my cooking blog.  I had wanted to do a mini foodie tour of my trip.

Anyone remember how I said my mom got hooked on the show Charmed last month because it came on before Sex and the City... well, she got me doubly hooked.  So much that I ended up buying the dvds.  It started off so innocently; we were setting the dvr so we didn't miss the next episode, then we went looking online because we had not seen the first season or half of season two.  Then poof my credit card came into play. And I the collector's edition too with the "book of shadows" which is very beautiful when you think about it.

Only now, I'm not allowed to bring it home.  Not allowed to watch the episodes without mom.  She's holding it hostage.