Friday, November 16, 2012

On Being Young

Turns out you can be a spring chicken at nearly any age. You just have to hang out in the right places.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Future is Now. Apparently.

I came across this scene while walking around the local CVS parking lot with Charlie yesterday:

It seems that we have a parking lot philosopher in our midst.

Or a prognosticator, like the developer of this film from 1955:

Or maybe a music fan. There are a few songs by that title kicking around. Some worse than others. (I'll let you do the YouTubing to find out.)

But regardless of which category the painter falls into, I wonder about the choice of medium. Why a rusty iron pole? Why the CVS parking lot?

The more I walk around in this world, the more questions I have.

Monday, November 12, 2012

NaNoWriMo Update

National Novel Writing Month progresses, and I'm surviving.

Better than surviving, even. I like it.

I'm not really grumpy. I don't look like this yet:

I've done pretty well in keeping on top of my word counts. The stuff I'm producing isn't mindless claptrap. I haven't had to resort to having a character sing the star spangled banner. Yet.

So far, so good.

19,822 words written this month. 42,421 in the book total.

This just may work.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mystery Photo: What is it? Or rather, why?

Yesterday I helped sort items for St. Paul's Church Fall Festival. While there, I came across this little guy.

I don't understand it. He appears to be a hedgehog with a child's Christmas sock sewn to his back.

Please tell me you have an explanation. I'm serious. Please.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Gleanings

Look what I found on the sidewalk while walking Charlie this morning!

Halloween gleanings! My favorite!

Day 2 and I'm not yet overwhelmed or grumpy

I just completed my words for day 2 of NaNoWriMo. So far I'm off to a good start.

Check out the little progress gizmo I added to the top of the column on the right --------------->

Nifty, yes?

Feeling thankful to whoever thought up the idea of NaNoWriMo, even though it's hard to pronounce. It just might get my book wrapped up sometime within this decade.