Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Junky time

I got so busy getting caught up on my links and research contacts and bills and such, I was online till 1am. Can't let that happen, again, not on a work night. But it was so great, and I did feel a bit like a junky coming down off a high. I can do a lot on my laptop but I won't do my banking and bill paying in public, and I can't spend hours and hours sitting in a noisy coffee shop working around people who have the most inane chatter going, possible. One man and his trophy wife at a table behind me actually spent 45 minutes trying to decide what music to use for their new iPhone, sampling this and that and something else and back to this and what about the other and on and on until I finally gave up, shut down and left because it was either get some distance or start tossing furniture. Now I can work in a civilized environment, drink tea or DP or beer, eat at my leisure and even go onto my NSFW sites looking for...uh...inspiration. Yeah, that's the word. Inspiration.

And do my laundry, since the laundry room is right next to my apartment. Right now, I'm sipping some tea with Half & Half in it...and I understand why the British just use milk; it works better with the tea. But I had it because this recipe for Potato Leek Soup called for it...and the soup turned out all right, if a bit bland because I used vegetable stock as the base instead of chicken stock. (Chicken makes me sick...though turkey doesn't; I wonder if they make a turkey broth?)

Anyway, I finally feel settled in and ready to build a structure to my new world. Which includes finishing BC-3 and getting onto POS. And exercising more. I'd like to start dropping weight instead of just not gaining. I felt most comfortable at 165 lbs (I was as low as 145 in my 20's and that was ridiculous) but that'll be a long-term goal. I'm well over 200, right now, and my feet are pissed at me for it.

Okay...when I start yakking about weight and pains like all the other old farts, it's time to break the loop and get back to writing something serious.

And just for the hell of it, here's something that inspires me:

1 comment:

Writer said...

That is inspiring. I can't wait to get my own laptop with wireless. I look forward to the day that I can watch online porn freely in my own home and not have to worry about it.

But more importantly I've learned that the MLS program I'm applying to, is all online. Woot!