You probably noticed I haven't written in a week. Too many 14 hour days of work and crises have infiltrated. Add some horrible "sleep" to that, because now I ONLY seem to dream about work. I've touched on this problem of working in my sleep already, but I haven't really had much luck (or much … Continue reading #043–Can we really change and control our dreams?
I downloaded the series a few weeks ago (legally) and finally had a full day at home to take care of some filing and paperwork, so I started the series over and watched every episode (I only caught the first two on TV before my work hours went wonky). I thought it was an interesting … Continue reading Binge-watching “Manhunt: Unabomber” got me thinking today…
(cover image from quebecreadingconnection.ca) I was at the Holocaust Museum Houston a few years ago when I first saw this one. By then, I'd had my mind opened to the power of graphic novels and how they can say things versus traditional print novels. And it was about Houston. So I snatched it up. The … Continue reading The Silence of Our Friends, by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, & Nate Powell
I'd love to know this one, because though I'm happy I'm getting plenty of hours, I'm wondering if there's going to be anything left of me by the end of this new month. And how I'll deal with a suddenly reduced paycheck when I'm back to two jobs instead of having that third one that's … Continue reading #042–How do people work multiple jobs, 12 or more hours a day, and not go crazy?
And I don't mean movies about illness. I'm talking about those movies that are actually pretty good to watch when you're sick and can't move around much, and just want it on for noise or distraction. Since I suddenly got a bad cold or something about 24 hours ago and am half out of my … Continue reading My Top 5 “Flu Movies”
I think there's just something about that song title from U2. It keeps popping up in my head, probably because it's all I've been doing the past several years. Running to stand still. I've spent the day trying to catch up instead of moving forward doing what needs doing--or at least, what I think needs … Continue reading Running to Stand Still…
This is something I've noticed about myself when it comes to working and getting in the groove. I just want to keep going. I will avoid breaks just to make sure things go smoothly and I can finish my project when it's a doozy. Sometimes, though, I am forced to take breaks, so as long … Continue reading Work, work, work all the time…but my breaks are exhausting!
I hate cleaning. I'm so scatterbrained and easily distracted by things I'd rather be doing (like reading books and writing) that cleaning ends up by the wayside. My cleaning projects become as epic as a journey into Mordor...and if I'm really unlucky I'll meet some interesting living and dead species along the way. My aunt … Continue reading Making a long-term project to-do list into ta-da!
My 1st Absurd Sunday question, which may be a bi-monthly recurring feature (after all, we've had months of Dump making Monday through Saturday pretty damned mind-numbing enough). And those with 90s cartoon nostalgia might want to flex those memory muscles once in a while. Damn, I miss those days. Those cartoons were the best! This … Continue reading #041–My Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: Who would win in the superhero battle of Freakazoid vs. The Tick?
I am a big believer in pockets. I love pockets. I love them so much that when it comes to my weekend workplace, I wear my men's cargo shorts because they let me carry my flashlight, keys, utility knife, phone, radio and other equipment I might need. They let me do my job. I was … Continue reading #040–Why don’t women’s pants have useful pockets?