Here are 6 random things about me, to feed the meme that is going around…
1. I wrote 50K words for my novel in November. I probably will finish at some point; I estimate it is 2/3 done or so. Or, I might turn the story and setting into a campaign for D&D, who knows.
2. I have been married 11 years. I consider myself poly, but M is not, so I will remain mono for the forseeable future.
3. 9th grade sucked, I went to public school, and got picked on by jocks, enough so that I skipped PE and took and F because I didn’t want to go into the locker room with my classmates. 10th-12th I went to Catholic school. I am not Catholic, but I enjoyed the environment. Some other kids made fun of me because I was a nerd but I didn’t get pushed around, that’s always a plus.
4. I think I would be a good father, because I am very patient, and have a good sense of empathy. However, I don’t believe the world needs more children in it – if I decide to be a father I would rather adopt than sire my own spawn. Also, I am too selfish with my time and money – I am not 100% done being a kid myself. I value my free time highly. We have 4 cats at home and that’s enough demands on my time, thank you.
5. I *say* that I value my free time highly, but I am still more likely to spend 2 hours watching TV per day and 0 hours doing the things I *claim* I should do with my free time, like study Java, study Japanese, write, run D&D games, whatever. Though I am thankful to Nanowrimo for breaking me of that habit for a month, it was a bit of overkill and now I’m in danger of backsliding.
6. I like spinach sauteed with garlic, I like mayonaise on my broccoli and artichokes, and ranch dressing on my fries and my salad. If ranch is not available, half-mayo and half-ketchup works for fries, and 2/3 mayo 1/3 soy sauce works for salad.
Friends, I know I haven’t been updating very often, but I do appreciate your reading my semi-random babble. Peace.
on one hand you may be sliding after Nanowrimo – but on the other hand you’ve proven that you are in fact a writer. I hope very much that when the overkill has worn off you will continue your book! I really look forward to reading the finished masterpiece!
You can achieve whatever you put your mind to; you are not the sum of your fears unless you let them total you.
I think you and I need to form a ‘no backsliding’ team, too; Chase’s tale is done, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have other writing I want to do.
And I know other people who are non-practicing poly too — it’s always a choice, and M’s too, on your behalf, because of the shared bond between you two.
I think you’d make a very good parent. Just because you haven’t gotten all the kid out of your system doesn’t mean that you’d make a bad parent — in some ways, it makes you a -better- one, IMHO. Parents who play with their kids get better adjusted kids, IMHO.
And I can easily spend hours playing computer games instead of even keeping up with my journal… so I know the feeling.
Thanks. I sometimes get very unmotivated and M does too, so it is sometimes infectious and we sometimes “conspire” to be unmotivated together. So, please keep reminding me on the writing from time to time.
Well, with any luck, I’ll start getting you to write for roleplaying stuff, sometime in the reasonably near future.