Derry, Northern Ireland

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

Monday, May 2, 2011


Too many errands to run after work and I had a beer with dinner so I'm now sleepy as hell.  So just snippets of thoughts.

1.  Bin Laden's dead...and nothing will change.

2. My publisher, after telling me once he gets a loan approved to expand his business I'll be paid the money he owes me, tells me I'm not getting paid even though the loan was approved.  Which is why I sent LD to different publishers.

3.  My postman is a sadist who likes to jam my mail so tightly into the box, I have to fight to get it out.  I'm thinking of getting a box at a UPS store so that will stop happening, but that also means a stop on the way home.

4.  I'm back to exercising -- well, walking and using light barbells, again.  I've been lazy about that.

5.  My car needs work and my computers are acting up.  More $ about to leave me.

6. Never go grocery shopping without a list or an idea of what you really need.  It takes twice as long and you wind up buying stuff you already had.

7.  You know you're getting old when you wish you'd had a Dr. Pepper instead of an Amstel Light with dinner (and when your fictional character is making fun of you a) for drinking a light beer and b) for regretting it).

8. 2 am is my bedtime, which wouldn't be bad if I didn't have to get up at 8am to make it to the job on time.  I'd normally wake about 9:30, since that's when I sleep till on the weekends.

9. Salads are a boring dinner, no matter what you do to them.

10. Next time I eat out, I'm having a Shepard's Pie and a Guinness (which I consider a food group, not an alcoholic take THAT, Brendan).

And now to another chapter of POS.


Writer said...

Good snippets. Many of which I agree with. And, yes, my postman is a sadist too.

Sorry to hear that about LD. I will get done reading it this week, and try to send you more notes. :)

JamTheCat said...

Story of my life, JP. I keep getting mixed up with losers who use me, and not in a fun way, dammit. I'm a piss-poor judge of character.