Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Excuses To Avoid Rewriting

We love writing (sometimes), but don't always enjoy rewriting. In fact, I've been putting off rewriting book one for a long while now. Below are some prime examples of why we avoid starting that new draft.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How To Make a Doctor's Appointment

Many of us have made an appointment with the doctor, dentist, or other such thing in the past. And with some of these, you have to suffer through automated services that take forever to finish talking, being put on hold, or aggravating questions. Below are step-by-step directions illustrating the frustrating process of making a simple doctor's appointment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Grocery Shopping

After seeing #ThoughtsWhileGroceryShopping trending on Twitter awhile ago, I thought I'd create a post to describe the average shopping experience. I think we can relate to at least some of these, especially the age-old problems of shopping carts that don't steer well, or shopping while hungry.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

My Energy Level At Night

Late one night, I was sitting there on the computer, and procrastinating actually going to sleep. You know, my routine most evenings. Finally, I thought, "You know it's one in the morning. I really ought to go to bed."
As I shut down the laptop and dragged myself to the bathroom to brush my teeth, I had an hypothetical situation running through my brain. "Shouldn't you be tired? It's so late! Aren't you exhausted?"

In reality, however, my brain was still in total Awake Mode. An amusing song I recently found on YouTube was running through my head, and as I began brushing my teeth, I couldn't resist moving around. So there I was at one a.m., dancing around in the bathroom while an energetic song about coffee ran through my head.
So no, imaginary person, I wasn't sleepy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Medieval Torture- Castle Edition

When looking at places from centuries ago, there seems to be a recurring theme. For example, I was reading articles and looking at pictures of old castles, and found some excellent Death Stairs. These delightful creations are often steep, narrow, or just really long.

Steep, narrow, spiral staircase of misery
Conwy Castle in Wales, built in late 1200s.

And that got me thinking. In old stories, they talk about knights being strong and swift, not easily tiring. Well, they'd have to be, in order to survive going up and down those stairs all the time. One could get an excellent workout just going through the castle.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Curse of the Dowels

My mother and I went to the store awhile back and decided we would buy a TV stand and a desk. Seems simple and harmless enough, right?