The Weekly Update #11

What I’m Reading Now: A book called Death From the Skies! written by Philip Plait, the author of Bad Astronomy. So far, it’s pretty interesting.

What I’m Writing Now: Still a lot of very short stories.

What I’m Playing Now: Nothing.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Sometimes, bad days come before really good days.”

The Weekly Update #10

If this series was a witty running gag, then right about now would be when it started to wear thin.

…damn…

What I’m Reading Now: I recently finished Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. I wasn’t impressed. Actually (forgive me for saying this), I thought the movie was better. I also read Chuck Palanihuk’s Fight Club, which I liked better than the movie. So the universe is in balance.

What I’m Writing Now: A lot of very short stories. More on that later.

What I’m Playing Now: Not much.

A Random Fact About Me: My memory is terrible. The only thing I can remember with any great clarity is movie quotes, which always annoyed me.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “When you’re feeling really down, go to sleep. Things usually look better in the morning.”

The Weekly Update #9

If this series was Lost, then right about now, right about now would be the point where it stopped making sense and I stopped watching it.

What I’m Reading Now: I’m about to re-read the entire Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I’m also pecking away at the stories in Gardner Dozois’s The Year in Science Fiction for 2008.

What I’m Writing Now: I’m working on a few short stories as part of an ultra-secret, clandestine, and very secret project.

What I’m Playing Now: A little Burnout: Paradise, but not much else.

A Random Fact About Me: I completely lack binocular vision. When I was a kid, those little red-green “3D” glasses were a huge disappointment because I can only see out of one eye at a time.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Whenever you’re in a boring or unpleasant place, imagine it’s being attacked by zombies. That’ll brighten your day right up.”

My Other Inspirational Thought of the Week: “If you’re not happy with your life, remember: every decision is a chance to do things differently.”

The Weekly Update #8

If the Weekly Update was House, then right about now would be when I’d bring in the pain-in-the-ass detective that derailed the whole series and annoyed the hell out of me.

What I’m Reading Now: Nothing much.

What I’m Writing Now: Nothing much. I’m researching publishers, if that counts.

What I’m Playing Now: A stupid and poorly-designed game called work. The puzzles are too hard and even when I beat the last boss, he still comes back the next day.

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Some day, each of us will die. The good news is that, whatever might or might not be on the other side, none of your enemies can follow you.”

Absence Yet Again: This Time, I Have an Excuse

Once again, I’ve been failing to post much of anything. Yesterday, it finally struck me that my readers might want to know why. The long and the short of it (actually, just the short of it; I’m too tired to write anything longwinded) is that I got tired of being a little pale remora on the underbelly of the global economy and get a job. Now, you might think that a person like me would end up in a cushy air-conditioned office job reading Dilbert six hours a day and secretly plotting to poison my boss. But no, I’m doing real work. That is to say, making fertilizer. That is to say, shoveling ten different kinds of shit for forty hours a week. It’s fairly exhausting work, and leaves me little time to do anything interesting during the day. I promise I’ll try to post something on the weekends, but I make no guarantees.

Just thought you should know.