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Author: neschria

Walking the thin line between Funny and Freak (Not Game Related)

Posted by neschria Tuesday November 20 2007 at 1:20PM
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Yesterday morning, I was working on my NaNoWriMo novel... novella... thing. All I can say about it so far is that if I was intending to write comedy, it's not working. It's not funny. But if I were trying to write a serious novel, it's comedy. It's laughable, in fact. That's ok, though. The whole thing is an exercise in exorcising my personal writing demons-- fear and lack of commitment being the worst of my devils.

Maybe I'll stop trying to be funny and write smut instead. I've already got a love triangle going on. Smut would burn up some word count for sure! Have I mentioned that I am way behind on my word count?

As I may or may not have mentioned before, my husband and I recently opened a retail store, mostly selling TCGs. (My husband is crazy about games. I'm just in the business to be his counterbalance and the voice of reason.) The first few days were slow and we didn't have in stock what the few potential customers we saw wanted, so we were a little down, but things have picked up a little over the last few days. We did about $300 in sales yesterday. Turning that back over will nicely increase our stock, and we can get some of the Pokemon cards that neighborhood kids keep asking for.

My oldest kid and his girlfriend will be moving into our upstairs apartment at the end of December when the lease on their current apartment runs out. I don't know if they are really ready for a 300 mile move. I guess we'll see. I guess we also need to get our stuff out of the apartment and maybe get them a fridge, since we moved the refrigerator out of that apartment and into the shop to hold sodas. The stove up there that came with the place when we bought it is pretty questionable too, but the range works ok and the oven does light eventually, so it might do for now.

Son #2, currently visiting, grumbled, "Where am I going to stay if I move out here?" upon hearing that news. He and his sister (Child #3, Daughter #1) have been staying up there since they arrived on Saturday. They've cleaned it up nicely, too. Those two are 15 and soon-to-be -17, so having their own apartment, even for a week, is a really big deal. They feel all grown up, even if they still have to come downstairs for dinner.

Son #2 has been doing really well in school since he moved in with his father (or, perhaps more to the point, moved away from his girlfriend), so he should probably stay where he's at until he graduates, anyway. I love his company, but he seems to be getting his act together, and that's what's important now.

But, anyway, it looks like we're going to have company living upstairs, so we need to get our DSL and Direct TV moved down to the first floor apartment and stop occupying both apartments.

Just  when you think things have gotten just about as complicated as they could possibly get, someone has to up the ante. Which reminds me, I saw a website recently where that phrase was rendered "up the annie", which made me cringe and laugh at the same time... Ah, here it is... This is the same site that recommends a diet of Diet Coke (in plastic bottles only!) and McD's Double Quarter Pounders with cheese. It also offers you the chance to attend a workshop to visit Earth Prime in the 5th dimension for a mere $20,000,000.00 USD. I discovered this site as a link while surfing Wikipedia.

I know I say some ludicrous things from time to time, and I have been known to post some silly things on the Internet (most recently a hymn to Mouse, "the secret god of home and family")... But sometimes there's a thin line between humor and freakishness. That particular site is hilarious, but I have this feeling that it wasn't supposed to be. If it is supposed to be funny, it is. If it isn't, it crosses over into freak territory. I try not to judge people and their (stupid) beliefs, but sometimes I have to shake my head a little at the things people are willing to say in public.

Not that I have room to talk. Sometimes I try to be funny and end up on the freak side of the fence anyway. See paragraph #1. ;)

I have some screenshots to post, but they are upstairs in the other apartment on my other computer. I may get around to posting them here soon. Or not. There is a holiday this week, after all.

Which reminds me, I need to go buy some sherry to see if baby portabello and shiitake mushrooms can be used as a substitute for seafood in a Newburg-style sauce. This will either be delicious or a disaster.

Here are my good wishes in advance: Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans! Happy Christmas-In-A-Month, fellow people who celebrate Christmas!  Merry Last Quarter of November!

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