Scrivener

The blank page can feel like an insurmountable obstacle.  I have an idea for a novel, but where to begin? Out of the millions of worlds in the English language, which do I put down first? I know I cannot begin the actual writing until I have the foundation on which to begin, but where…

A book needs a title, a world needs a name.

A while back I posted the picture here and commented on how I took it. The person who posted it read it metaphorically, with the same meaning as the phrase “first day of the rest of your life.” It’s meant to convey that tomorrow is a new day, that it can be the start of…

Masquerade

Some day I will hit my goal weight. I started at 338 and am now (after my weekend of indulgence) 298. I’ve lost 40 pounds so far.  160 more to my goal of 238 and 200 pounds lost. I’ve been considering what to do to celebrate this massive achievement. At first I considered just having…

Renaissance Festival

This past weekend I went to the Renaissance Festival with Alabama Gandalf. It was quite a good time and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We met Friday after I got out of work at the hotel. I arrived around 6:30 due to heavy traffic, turning an hour and a half drive into over two hours, and…

Getting Out, and Slipping Up

I don’t get out much. So in an effort to be a bit more sociable I asked one of my new D&D acquaintances to please feel free inviting me to board game nights. She had invited me prior but I had always turned it down. Yesterday I did quite well with my calories at first….

Once Upon a Time (*spoilers*)

I am writing another blog on the same day within 20 minutes of the first because I want to talk about the 2-episode season finale of Once Upon a Time. I will go into it in detail so there are spoilers here if you haven’t seen it. This has become one of my favorite shows….

Motivation.

Feast your eyes on this beautiful little motivation tool: That came in the mail yesterday. I got it set up and it is hanging on the door to my room so I pass by it every time I leave my room. MyFitnessPal tracks my calories and my weight, but the visuals aren’t really the kind…

Kind.

My blog yesterday, though it seemed motivating, it seemed determined, was actually kind of self-aggressive. I was beating myself up for my failures. When has that ever worked? Never. At least not for me. I just finished reading this article, and also reading a few comments on a post I made on a motivational subreddit….

Honest

Even on here I lie to myself. I don’t admit the things I don’t want to admit, even to you, gentle strangers. Today I am going to admit the hard stuff. Let’s start simple. The post I put on reddit about my build that got torn to shreds. I played it off, but it really…

Anger.

Just a moment ago I got irrationally angry. I realized that quickly and snatched on to the emotion so I could dissect it, and try to figure out why. Here is what happened. A coworker sent me an email with a question. A customer had ordered one of our products, and the measurements the customer…

Not too tiny!

I don’t know if I mentioned this here yet, but I actually spoke with someone at the building permit office for the county I live in earlier this week and got some surprising news. I did post a blog where I wondered what I should do, if I should build a small house on my…

Take it in stride.

I can’t quite say I officially finished my new computer build because, well, I still need a couple more case fans. But the important parts are done and the result is everything I wanted! Here are some pictures! And here are the specs:   AMD – FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor Cooler Master – Hyper 212…