Thursday, June 15, 2006

OCD moments

Was feeling a little less than sharp today. I needed brain food, badly. So I opened a can of tuna fish. It's not on my diet, but what the heck... it's a healthy thing to eat.

Ate some tuna fish. Found some white, unidentifiable substance in the can with the fish. Figured it was fish fat or something.

Then the OCD started churning.


And I became convinced that, since it was white, it was something else! Something that was most certainly NOT supposed to be in my can of tuna fish!

I probably never should have watched Fight Club. Uhm, no, nevermind... I would have thought of this w/o having had watched Fight Club.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

They say it's your birthday...

Darth Snoopy, the WWI Flying Ace is hung over right now. :P Too many root bears.

The Dark Side of the Force is not helping me stop the throbbing pain. But it was worth it. ;)

Today was my 38th birthday.

I had to take my car down to the Saturn dealership, 40 minutes away. It's way out of warranty, but the local Chevrolet dealership didn't have the necessary software to diagnose the error my car was reporting. [The only symptom was one of those lovely "service engine" lights.]

Saturday the 10th was the earliest I could get my car in to the dealership. So, I decided I was spending my birthday in the town 40 minutes away.

Spent the day with friends at a PeeWee Golf place. We played 18 holes. Did the bumper cars, bumper boats, little race carts (with huge bumpers, but signs advising you to avoid crashing into the wall or other carts!), and lazer tag. Oh, and goofed off in a large arcade there. I felt like I was reliving being 14. :) (Only this time it was a good thing.) One of my friends brought her 9 year old daughter... it enhanced the experience, getting to see all our silly activities through their eyes. :)

Then we all went to Olive Garden, and after I verified that my car was still in the shop, and stuck there until sometime Monday, my husband and our friends proceeded to get my non-driving butt seriously drunk. ;)

We got home at nearly 6pm. I took a shower and crawled into bed. I didn't get up for 2 hours.

I'm sunburnt and hung over. And my head is throbbing... uh, was throbbing, I think the Advil finally hit it's target. ;)

But boy, that was fun. ;)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Writing Bug

I'm having WAY too much fun doing the Star Wars fanfic. :)

The characters are very real to me. Well, Vader was unnaturally very real to me ever since I was 8 years old. :) But the character I created, Darth Sentinel, is becoming a person to me. I actually care what happens to her. I want her to be happy.

*Happy Sigh*. This whole writing thing is rather addictive. :)

Oh, Chapter 3 is up on Darth Sentinel

[I'm in the middle of writing chapter 16 or 17, but delayed posting material. I wanted to have this mostly written before I started releasing it for public reading.]

I managed to find Blogger's policy on content. I think I'm going to have to tone down a few scenes. At first this bothered me, but I realize I'm not writing this to titillate, I'm writing this to entertain. And I think I'd like to not weird out my audience by anything too explicit. :P

As to future stories, I've already got a couple of story ideas for after this story is done. I don't want to spoil things by describing them, and they may drastically change in my head as my subconscious ruminates over them while I finish up Darth Sentinel. But I find myself excited by these new ideas, as well as excited by recent ideas for where the Darth Sentinel story is going to go...

In my real life, things are pretty much status quo. The dogs are doing well, but they keep getting into our newly planted vegetable planters. They were really good until plants started to break the surface of the dirt, and then it seemed to be all about knocking the things over! Or digging in them!

I think our dogs have gone over to the Dark Side. :P Sigh. I trained them too well.

Other stuff is normal. Work is work, for both me and my husband.

We both badly need a vacation! I could kill for 82 degree water, good visibility down to 100 feet, a clean beach, cool ocean life, and lots of margaritas for when my husband and I are done with scuba diving for the day. :)

Sigh. Soon. Somehow.

In the meantime, I get to keep writing. :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006