Of Life & Randomness

Chasing Raccoons

Do you ever feel like you’re prancing along a beautiful countryside road and everything is perfect and you think, “Wow, this is awesome.” And you smell the fresh air, and you take in the scenery, and you’re happy because you know where you’re going and everything’s great.

But then you spot a raccoon. And for no reason whatsoever you think, “Let me follow that raccoon.” And the raccoon sees you and starts running away and you chase after it, and though a little voice in the back of your head is asking, “What are you doing, you dumbnut?” you keep on chasing the raccoon until you find yourself lost in the woods. Now you can’t find the raccoon. You can’t find your original path. And you have no idea how to get back.

That’s sort of what the past couple of weeks have felt like for me. I’ve been wandering through the woods, chasing raccoons.

I’ve not done most of what I meant to be doing. I haven’t been working on Rayne. I’ve fallen behind on my to-do list. I’ve not even been at the computer much, which should sound like a good thing, but it’s not. I’ve also accumulated a mile-long list of emails I need to reply to.

Thankfully, I’ve spent the past couple of days smacking myself around, trying to get back on track. I’m not sure whether I’m out of the woods yet, but I think I’m headed in the right direction.

Assorted randomness

I got a couple of questions regarding Open Blog Monday. It’s totally and absolutely still on. I just didn’t get any submissions for this week, so I improvised. If I get submissions, I’ll post them, if not, I’ll post something else. Got something to share/advertise/tell the world about: email me.

To make your lives easier, I’ve added a new category called TV Talk. There you’ll find separate pages for the TV shows I write about (Las Aparicio, Rizzoli & Isles, Lost Girl). I’ve added direct links to each individual post. That way you don’t have to wander blindly through the site trying to find something specific.


It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Anyone participating?  I pondered trying to write an all-new novel, but I’d rather keep my writing focus on Rayne. So instead, my #1 goal for November is to finish editing TBSOL. That’s what I’ll be focusing on from November 1 – November 30.

Have you ever watched Being Erica? During my ‘chasing raccoons’ phase, I watched a lot of Being Erica. I initially meant to watch two episodes (the two guest starring Anna Silk from Lost Girl) but I ended up watching the show all the way from the beginning and it sucked me right in. Anna Silk plays a lesbian on the show. She gets to make out with Erin Karpluk. Hell, I’ll just do a separate post on the subject because this paragraph is already rather long and this calls for lots of screencaps. Short version: Watch Being Erica. It’s like personal development on crack. Love. It.

Life update

Er. Um. Uh. Last weekend, K and I were supposed to go to a chocolate festival (yes!), but K wasn’t feeling well and we ended up staying home. My stomach is probably grateful for that.

Thursday (tomorrow) we’ve got Thrilling Plans to go to IKEA and pick up more furniture. Our goal (it would seem) is to make our apartment look like one of those IKEA showrooms. We’re getting there.

This weekend we’re headed back over to Auvergne to do more work at K’s dad’s house.

My grandpa is still in the hospital but he’s doing better.

Last Friday, K and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We’ve been together for 7 and a half years, living together for 5, and gay-married for 2.

And now I’m off to find something to eat because I am starving.