The 4th of February
2:30 in the morning is an easy time to make your way to when one works until 9PM. It's a rather comfortable time methinks. A seemingly endless stream of status updates always seem to keep Live Journal from being updated. It's nice to be able to write freely though and not have to worry about a character limit. I'd probably already be close to out of characters by now if this were a Facebook or Twitter update. Sad times. I guess it makes sure that everyone can read everyone's status update, but it's never quite enough. A little substance makes communication better. Not that there is any of that here. I'm just rambling because I feel the need to procrastinate going to bed. :
Who needs to sleep really though? You'll be able to do that when you come to the end of things. *nods* I suppose if you ditch out on the sleeping that you might manage to come to the end of things a lot sooner than you had hoped though. Catch-22 = true; There are so many things wrong with the penultimate sentence of this paragraph.
I had to start a new paragraph so that I could use the word penultimate correctly. Hm. What else to talk about? I've been trying to decide which car I want to get next. I'm sort of hoping that the 2012 XB will have the option for the navigation system again so that I can just stick with that. The Camry wasn't terrible to drive though and I already know that I can have the NAV system for that one. Still...not the same as my fancy wheeled toaster device. There's always the FJ Cruiser I suppose. That might be nice...might even be ok if the gas mileage is somewhere close to my XB...I'll have to look into that. The price is a little different, but not by much. Then there's the RAV4...I could probably handle one of those. I should have a real "SUV" any way. I wonder if it is still a real SUV if you say it with quotation marks. Probably. Funny though.
Next topic. Today at work I learned that after birthing a baby the uterus must be checked with ample pushing to ensure that it returns to it's proper pre-baby size. This I thought was interesting as it conjured images of an evil uterus plotting to remain giant forever and struggling to come to grips with it's desire to escape, but inability to sustain itself without the host body to which it is so very attached. Ok, so my brain is a little off sometimes, but what're you gonna do about it?
Work continues to go well. There are always bills to collect and life as an evil bill collector is rarely boring. People have interesting ways of handling the situation. Some of them do a better job of it then others, but that's not really anything new. We'll keep trying to help them though. We're good like that.
Since last we spoke in this level of detail I've been on all sorts of interesting adventures and encountered a plethora of delightful (for the most part) people. It's been a long time since we spoke in this level of detail though so it would be complicated to come up with all of the interesting people and places...most of you have heard of such things in one way or another any way so I'm good with that. It's nice to continue to adventure quest though.
This snow stuff puts a damper on a lot of travel. I'm ready for it to be spring again so that I can muck about freely.
As I said, I'm quite fond of my job, but there are other considerations that have recently caused me to consider the possibility that it might be a good call to journey to far off places. This is both interesting and complex. Much to consider. I learned, for example, that one can acquire a job as a teacher in some locations without first accomplishing all of the teaching degrees. If some schools are unable to locate licensed teachers to fill their positions a person with a BA can be issued a temporary license that is good for a year after which time the person is evaluated for a proper certificate. This seems interesting as it opens the door to the teaching of English without taking a long time to complete all of the pre-teacher things. I'm pretty sure that my level of teaching, with a little polish from the "on the job" version of the pre-teaching stuff, would be at least as good as many of the folks whom go about becoming a teacher the normal way. I'd be able to put my grammar Nazi-ing to good use :) One day at a time and all that. I'd like to get a firm grip on all of this stuff, and I will, but it is taking some time.
I'm on to the third agent in my quest to find someone to represent that piece of fiction that I have scribed. I'm finding the process of finding the right path to publish my book as rewarding as the task of writing it was. That'll happen eventually too. I'm about 1/4 of the way through the sequel, but I've been sort of unmotivated to write more of it due to the slowness of getting things done with the first. I'm sure that once someone does come to their senses that getting a second book that is the continuation of the story from the first published actually becomes easier though so I really need to get back to that. I wouldn't want the whole story to go untold. Besides, when I finish the second book there is still the third to begin and conclude before I'll be done with the tale. Trilogies are nice *nods*
I read the word polish up there as I considered what to write next and thought that it said Polish like Polish sausage and couldn't for the life of me recall what I had written about the people of Poland. Then I read a bit more and that sorted itself out.
I've been reading like a fiend of recent. I finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and have moved on to the sequel. In between bouts of other adventure I watched the Swedish version of the film this evening and was comfortable with the adaptation even though there were some bits missing which I thought made the story in the book more interesting. Still it was all right if not a bit disturbing, but then so was the book. This is the good sort of disturbing though so all is well.
And then there’s all of the super cool voice acting that has been going on (along with the writing of several episodes of the radio dramas of which I have become a part). If you haven’t listened to The Watson Files or The Ark of Time (which are the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’s grandson Spencer [whom has his own Dr. Watson] and Time Traveling Treasure Hunters in biblical times [which is just unreligious enough that even those amongst you uninterested in God commentary might be amused] respectively) then you should give them a go. You can listen for free at http://www.strobiestudios.com
or on YouTube or via iTunes. Like I said I’ve written some of them, but the cooler part is lending my voice to the characters. Spencer Holmes and a British Butler type fellow are my primary parts and they’re both filled with justice. We appreciate you listening and if you have ideas that you’d like to share for episodes or whatnot feel free to send them along :)
I think I've peppered in enough life update with the random bits of stream of consciousness that have been coming out of my head just now for one LJ update. If you made it all the way from top to bottom thanks for sticking this one out. I'll go back to the shorter version for a while probably. I should go put this on Facebook now too since there are probably folks that only read things there...