Since I was basically M.I.A. for the entire month of April, I thought I would regale you with tales of brave Ulysses and how his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing.
Yeah, right. Fat chance that I'll be singing like Eric Clapton any time in this century, that's for sure. More like I'll be singing like William Hung (if I have to explain to you who this is, then my friend, you know diddly/squat about pop culture), if anything. Or Barney Fife, take your pick.
Anywho, for those who are curious, here is a brief regurgitation of the non-food variety of what I have been doing out the real world for the past month.
1} Work. Work sucks. Still doing my damnedest to get out my current job and find something new to do. I'm looking to do either a lateral (I'm a payroll clerk so I'm willing to transfer within my own pay grade), a promotion (like human resources, which I'm not overly fond of, but sometimes we gotta do things for the Benjamins), or a demotion (yeah, I actually took an exam in order to do the voluntary demotion. minute cut in pay, but hey, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do for peace of mind). I've been interviewing like crazy (6 interviews in the past calendar month) but so far, nothing.
2} Home. Home semi-sucks. Still lots of stress, some family related, some related to external issues that I have no control over but as a family we are peripheral players. 'Course, the perfecta of the previous point and this one has created health issues that I'm not overly fond of right now either.
3} Writing. Writing sucks. On all fronts. No new writing plus dealing with book going out of print soon plus finances still in pieces equals the plaintive wail from Larry Verne, "What am I doing here?!" I shouldn't say no new writing because that's not entirely true. I did manage to write a couple of paragraphs to my slush crime novella (someday I'll illuminate everyone once again on what that is all about) and I did figure out what movie I pulled the idea from: Animal Kingdom (no, it's not about animals), an Australian crime movie. Not for the faint of heart.
4} The other part of writing. The other part of writing, namely generating new product for the masses is still stuck in neutral with no discernible way to shift out. I have two completed novellas, of which one is ready for publication. The sticking point, as always, is money. Money makes my world go 'round, and if you were visiting me during the recently completed blogging challenge, you know that the money isn't going towards paying someone to publish my book, but to a graphics company for two covers and perhaps someone who can format my book for print.
5} There is no five, unless you dig Peanuts (yeah, another pop culture reference for ya to think about). Four is more than enough because to be brutally honest, do you really want to read about me prattling on and on and on and on and on about nothing at all?
So as not to end this on a downer, I bring you another commercial flashback from the 80's.
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