Up first for your enjoyment, a very new blog post at I Are Writer!
Up secondly, a nifty little recap of my week, so to speak.
1} In conjunction with my post at I Are Writer!, I am looking for a few brave souls to critique a short story of mine that I re-wrote for my short story trilogy. I had a beta reader all lined up, but they had to graciously bow out due to real world commitments, which as we all know, should rightfully take precedence. The story in question I have rewritten in the present tense, so I want to make sure that not only does it flow smoothly, but there isn't any head-hopping to be had as well. If you're interest, please drop me a line to discuss the particulars.
2} I went surfing at my local B&N store over the weekend with the wife and found two nifty little books in their huge bargain section. One is a dictionary on sarcasm, which if you know anything minuscule about me, you know that I am a legend in my own mind when it comes to sarcasm, which was easily confirmed and instantly dismissed by my daughter Jenelle (who actually talks like John Cusack acts).
The other book I found was by Roald Dahl. I've seen the movie numerous times, yet I've never read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Sad I know, but as I've mentioned previously, I was not a fan of Young Adult/Middle Grade books as a child/teen or as an adult. But, as I move into the later century of my life (I will be 51 Memorial Day weekend), I decided that I should make an honest attempt at reading certain books that movies that I like were created from. And what better place to start than with this particular book.
3} I actually had something planned for bullet point numero trey, but, I figured everyone kind of/sort of knows what happened with the Blogger Followers gadget, I thought I would try something else. If you don't know happened, the blurb is this: Blogger re-wrote the code for said gadget, so that said gadget only works with people who have Google/Blogger accounts. Said tweak caused people to lose followers (I lost about 20 across all of my blogs) from their blogs.
So, we'll end this post on a frustrating note. Sometimes Life (or higher power in lieu of) will throw you a knuckle-slider just to show you who's really in charge. Two weeks ago (Jan 19th) I had my knee drained. No big thing, but the doctor said afterwards, "This doesn't look good. Come back next week for the lab results."
Came back the next week and he said, "The results were mostly positive. Go get some blood work done and come back next week for the results."
Came back the next week (that would be Feb 2nd), and he said, "You got Lyme Disease. Go get this script filled and call your doctor to see what the next step is."
Contacted said doctor and he said that the 30 days of antibiotics should do the trick, oh and that I might have sub genre called Lyme disease arthritis, which happens when you're older.
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