The Wind of Winds

Sweet Saturday, thy name is pleasure.

Okay, I may be over dramatizing a bit! But weekends are wonderful. This morning I went to the barn and rode, which was windy but fun, since my horse is only slightly lame and hopefully will heal without any care, just time off. Then home for shower and food and off to the store to buy dice (a lot of dice. 260. don’t ask.) and cards (because I’d like to start playing Contract Rummy and Hand&Foot again. so I needed decks of cards). Also, while I was out I found this:

Which is odd, I’ll give you that. They are candy snakes. Lollipops from what I gathered. My one friend loves snakes, so…I had to. 😀

I also picked up the game Apples to Apples, which was mucho fun when I played it at group and I’ll be bringing it to my brother’s birthday party. Plus the game that we played a year ago where we all insulted said brother having birthday. I wonder which one he’ll want to play….

I actually have the next step of one of my stories sort of worked out in my head, which makes me feel better. I also have a vague plan of doing a serial story like writers used to do in newspapers. Part of me wants to do it just to do it, part of me sees it as a challenge, part of me thinks it would get some sh*t done.

In totally unrelated, not getting sh*t done news, I read two “comics” which I wanted to share, although most my people know about them. One is XKCD, an example of this is:
They are uber geek.

The other is A Softer World, which is like this:

They are kinda indie.

Both make me feel smart. Both make me feel stupid. And I enjoy both experiences!

A side note (also, congrats if you made it down this far), I’m considering not getting cable TV anymore. I don’t watch loads of TV, and it would be best not to have that temptation anyways, right? Plus I’d save $20 a month, which isn’t really a lot (which is why I question dropping TV). Err, I’m still debating this one, but I guess input would be appreciated.

It’s called Almost Productive

“Weekends always go far too quickly.”
-Lament of the working individual

This past week I felt tired and unmotivated, so my working out has been fail-tastic. Today, when putting my saddle back on the rack, my arms felt extremely tired. So I don’t know if I’m pushing myself too hard and getting ill or if I need to push it up a notch.

I ordered my brother’s birthday present online today, so hopefully it’ll arrive in time. It wasn’t procrastinating (I normally get this stuff done way ahead of time), I just had no idea what to get him.

On the other hand, my other brother (and only watcher of this blog), is easy to shop for, because I can pretty much get him any book and it’s a safe bet. Like today, I was at goodwill (where I picked up pants, yay) and I found a book I think he’ll like. I’m an awesome sister.

I did my federal taxes, and I’m getting a nice return, so that’ll pay for my new laptop (wee!). But I still have about 2 chapters to go before I finish my book, so I have to do that yet. But hopefully I’ll be done this week. And then shopping will occur.

My original plan was to dive right into the sequel, but a conversation last night kind of makes me want to work on another world that is forming in my head. Along with the three that already are there. It’s getting crowded.

Speaking of crowds, though, not really: I was hanging out with my friends on Saturday, and I enjoyed their company, but I wasn’t really interested in most of the conversation. Lately I’ve just wanted to talk about writing and reading alot (which I suppose is normally, considering), but I feel like talking about my own projects too much is pompous (and I’ll admit, I’m a little superstitious), and my friends don’t really talk about that stuff. It just makes me feel like I’m missing something in life.