This day is dragging. I find that I can’t wait to get home, to unwind, and lose myself in some hobby–TV shows need to be watched, stories need to be written, and emails need to be checked. Last night was an interesting, refreshing change of pace. Jenny and I watched a few episodes of Entourage, while lying in bed. We seldom watch TV together, and I can recall no other times we did so in bed–though I could be wrong. It was nice to flip off the set, and roll over to go to sleep, though.
Okay, I posted a new short story at my website. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever written–in fact, it’s far from it–but I’ve put enough work into it to be fairly proud. Honest feedback is welcome, as I’m trying to home my skills. The Silence of Night a short story by Bradley K. Brown
With less than a week until Matt’s wedding, time is compressing and moving very quickly. I still have to pack clothes, get directions, and charge all of my electronic gadgets for the trip. Actually, I’ll be packing rather light for once. Other than clothes, I plan to take a couple of books, a writing notebook, my digital camera, mp3 player, and cell-phone. I’ll have Internet access from my phone while in southern Texas, so I can get my email, etc. It’s going to be an early morning on Friday. With a seven-hour drive ahead of us, we have to get an early start. I’m hoping to leave around five or six in the morning, but doubt it will happen. I suppose we’ll see. I finished an early outline for a full-length novel I plan to write. It’s a variation of my novella, Project M.A.R.S., which I self-published, and sold no copies of last year. This time, I took out a bunch of unrealistic plot elements, and have a good cast of characters, one that I can draw on to write a fantastic story. I’ve outlined something like 38 chapters, including the epilogue, but haven’t put down word one yet. I’ve still got some things to work out in my head first. Soon, though.
I got glasses today…sort of. I’ve been needing glasses quite badly for some time, but recently found that I had not signed up for a vision plan at work. Fortunately, open enrollment is only a couple of months away, but in the meantime, I need glasses, badly. I mentioned this to a co-worker, who had an extra pair of glasses laying around, which are nearly perfect. Putting them on, I see an immediate difference, and am able to read items that were otherwise too blurry. He’s loaned me the glasses until I’m able to go get my own pair. So next time you see me, don’t be surprised if I’m wearing spectacles.
I was granted a reprieve this morning. Jenny’s car is running again, and she got tired of waiting around for me to get off work, so decided to pick up her car a day early. That allowed me to sleep a little bit later today, and take my time getting to work. I was a bit disappointed though, since I found a much faster way to get to her work, just yesterday. Oh well, it’ll come in handy in the future, I’m sure. Matt called me last night, needing help unloading their new fridge. At first, I was hesitant, and really didn’t want to help, but decided to anyway. It wasn’t the helping part I hedged on, it was the driving way out to their house that I despised. Jenny and I got changed, and went to grab a bite to eat at Jason’s Deli, with the intention of heading down there afterward. During dinner, Matt called back to say that he would be able to unload the fridge without assistance. Apparently, they’re packaged differently these days, and can be transported on their side. Convenient, to say the least. It was also a relief. This blog has turned out to encompass more than one day. It’s now early Saturday morning. Jenny and I just got home from watching HOLLYWOODLAND at the movie theater. It was a good movie, and is easy to recommend. Excellent acting by everyone made it easy to stay involved. My reprieve from earlier turned out to be short-lived. Jenny’s car broke down, yet again, on her way home from work. Therefore, Monday, we’re putting her car in the shop, so we can find out what’s wrong with it, and get it fixed. Now, it’s late, and I must get some rest. Good evening (morning, as the case may be).