Derry, Northern Ireland

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

Monday, August 19, 2013

Productive day

I updated my website, a little, but find I really do not know how to properly use GoDaddy's website builder. Things I wanted it to wouldn't until I'd found a way to sneak around it. Took me hours to correct my boo-boos. It's still not perfect, but it's something I can refer people to. I have a link in the right column of this blog.

My trip to The Indie Gathering cost me a total of $150.00. More than I wanted to spend, but that is including two free nights in a hotel and a free rental car, thanks to points I'd built up with Enterprise and Best Western. So I can't complain. It could easily have cost 3 times that much.

Part of the cost was self-indulgence. I'm finding I just don't like fast-food-chain burgers, anymore. The last times I've eaten at MacDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's...I haven't finished everything on the tray. MacDonald's was the easiest to deal with, because their french fries are like crack...but I used to like Wendy's as a substitute, and this time I couldn't handle it. And the last time I ate at Burger King, I felt queasy afterwards.

Maybe I'm getting spoiled by 5 Guys' burgers. They make 'em like you want 'em, and will even put relish on 'em. But they're also close to twice as expensive (for a small one, fries and a drink) and don't have Dr. Pepper.

So I stayed in and ate tuna and hot dogs for lunch and dinner, and cleared out e-mails on my laptop, and cleaned part of my apartment, and fiddled with paperwork. I'm still only half done, but my place is starting to look livable, again, instead of like a college dorm. Maybe I should find some way of affording a maid, once in a while. Some cute guy in shorts and a wife-beater...

Hmm...both the maintenance guys look good...


MAC said...

My favorite subject, FOOD!!! Did you enjoy Whataburger when you lived in Texas? I could eat there for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I finally broke down and hired a cleaning service a few years back. They come every other week. I had to make some sacrifices to make it fit my budget, but it's been money well spent. I use to spend my days off cleaning, but now I have more free time for my boys. It also gives me more time gardening, which I love.

Look at me just rambling on. I guess I should go back to sleep. Bye for now....

JamTheCat said...

Whataburgers're great. I actually worked at one in High School.

I wonder how much i'd cost to get a cleaning service into my place...?