Ξ June 27th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Slice of (Real) Life |
Okay, I’ve been bad. Apologies for not giving you anything of worth to read lately (if this is not assuming too much), but my enthusiasm has been lacking lately. I decided to put my house up for sale, and dealing with the various entities involved with this awful process has kept me without any energy or willpower to write anything, let alone be entertaining about it (unless this is… oh never mind LOL)
The upside is that I won’t be boring you with the details! Yay! I do have a good idea of where I’m relocating to, but it depends upon how long it takes to sell this place, in this horrible market, before I take those steps. First things first. If it takes too long… well, let’s not go there. If things do go well, I’ll feel like posting more regularly, and things will seem more interesting to me rather than worrisome. If not… well, see above.
Shortly I’ll be writing a piece on my novel, UNBOUND, as it’s about the only thing of interest to me. It’s my raison d’ etre, if you will I have had two more readers lately who have gone through the entire manuscript and are both highly delighted and loving it, so my enthusiasm in that area remains ultra-high, as it has always been. Thanks to feedback from my various readers my faith in the story remains unshakable. Now, to somehow get publishers and/or agents as interested… Therein lies the problem.
While waiting (and waiting) for Realtors to call and prospective buyers to drop in, I’ve been watching baseball games on the PC (I’ve been a Baltimore Orioles fan since 1963 when the S.F. Giants traded away my hero, Stu Miller). Such a great game; both relaxing and exciting, often at the same time! And… sometimes neither, but oh well. Gotta take the bad with the good :) I also did a 24 marathon from Season 5, as I’m a 24-diehard, junkie, and devotee. It’s also the ONLY television I watch, aside from occasional The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and South Park episodes. I don’t like television all that much; it’s brain-rot, generally speaking. 24 is a major exception for me; I love it
I have yet to buy Season 6, but since I’m broke that won’t be happening very soon. Naturally, I did watch it, as I haven’t missed a minute since episode 3 of Season 1. Hm, well… come to think of it, I did miss one minute when someone decided to visit me despite my many warnings about “24 night”… before I slammed the door in his face. Oops! Doooon’t interrupt my 24 night! *shakes finger* (ESPECIALLY during the damn season finale!!!) God, that pissed me off LOL
I also haven’t been taking in much anime, as I have to feel relaxed enough to fully enjoy it; I take it seriously and can’t devote myself to the stories while dealing with urgent, life-challenging situations such as the one I’m in. Once I’m settled I do plan on catching up I’m still involved with the 2008 International Saimoe League, which generally has been enjoyable, except for the Despair at seeing my little sweeties getting their asses kicked, hated on, and disparaged in the Animesuki forum dedicated to it. Poor little Ayu *cries*
One of the more recent and very delightful animes I’ve seen is entitled Kamichu! which reminds me of the highly regarded film (and Oscar winner) Spirited Away. Very whimsical and cute, it tells the story of middle-schooler Yurie Hitotsubashi, who wakes up one morning to discover that she’s been made a god. No explanation, no great transformation scene; she just very matter-of-factly accepts this turn of events and begins trying to cope with it. Apparently being a god involves quite a lot of effort. I might have figured that. The placing of fantastical creatures and other beings alongside the otherwise ordinary slice-of-life series really lends an air of fantasy that I haven’t often seen done so successfully, or so heartwarming.
Here’s a little pic that a kindly visitor passed on:
Cute, huh? A fish fishing for fish
Well, that’s about it for this time. Sorry it’s been so long; time has REALLY sped up! Dealing with the cleaning, packing, gardening, and the various attendant aches and pains haven’t left me in the mood to beat this (seemingly) dead horse of a Blog. But I’ll be back; there are simply too many stories to tell! I’ll have to get around to the telling of Cathy and her brother Georges and daughter J.T., whom I recently was able to get back in touch with … now THAT tale will be of interest, I believe (Cathy was a French girl who introduced me to Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon when I was 16; a lot of people have enjoyed it, so I’ll be happy to share it someday!)
Be well, and stay happy, because life is all too short…