1 Jan 2009

gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Default)
Happy New Year, y'all!

2008 was, for the most part a good one for me. I finally got my teeth, my work situation was stable and enjoyable (for the most part) and while I wasn't as social as I would have liked to be, I did make several concerts (Duran Duran, Bill Kirchen, Metal Masters, and Metallica) and made it to more baseball games than I have in years. One big point, I wasn't hospitalized once! Woo!

On the negative side, I did let my ASPD overwhelm me at times. I also completely failed at writing.

But looking ahead. The big thing looming on the horizon is the 2009 Worldcon. We have plane tickets and memberships, just need to get the passports and housing form. I already have the time off blocked out. Also, getting my teeth remade (especially the lower plate) so I can eat with them in. It's been almost a year since I was able to eat in a restaurant. I may take another look at some online college courses. I've decided that given my precarious health, going for the Class A license wouldn't be wise.

My writing. I realize the problem is I'm just not in the habit of doing it, so, starting today, I'm going to write at least 500 words daily. That's my goal, it may be more, but I want to do at least 500 daily. A lot of it will just be character studies and exercises in scene writing, with some attempts at short fiction, but I just need to get into the habit of doing it. Much of this will be posted to the journal with the "writing" and "500 words" tags. Feedback is heartily desired.

I'm also determined to change the way we live here at Offhand Manor. Frankly, we're slobs. I'm sick of it, and the fact that both [livejournal.com profile] kshandra and I are packrats does not help anything. Starting today I am beginning a cleaning sweep, starting with the living room. Things will be thrown away, sold on eBay, or given away in job lots. We have boxes that have followed us around for three moves unopened. We may have a chance to vastly improve our living situation and I want to streamline our junk. Along with this comes a scrubbing of the apartment top to bottom, and several visits to IKEA. We're adults, damnit, it should look like adults live here, and I want Regan to be able to come over and go berserk over my penguin collection.

All this means that I'm not planning as many trips up to see the Giants. But...

Attention! Even if you do not care about anything else in my post read this!

On Saturday July 4th the Giants play the Houston Astros. First pitch is 1305. I want to go to a baseball game with a mob of friends for my birthday! I want my name on the scoreboard, I want to get silly with a bunch of people, and presents don't matter, all that matters is we go and have a blast. We need 25 people, surely there are enough people that Kiri and I know in the Bay Area who would like to go to a ball game!

There, pleading done.

2008 was fun, for the most part, 2009? Here's hoping it's great for everyone!
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Penguin - Typing)
1331 words. Feedback encouraged. Attack my style, grammar, anything. Part of this exercise is improving my writing.

The following is a scene from my alternate take on Traveller's Third Imperium setting. It's meant to be an excerpt from a memoir of an adviser to Emperor Strephon. )
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Music - iLuminati)
ganked from [livejournal.com profile] benkenobigal

10, 9, 8, 7... )


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