Monday, 23 April 2012

One Of These Days You'll Ask Me Something

One of these days I'm going to start writing posts in advance again. That doesn't mean I'm not, but I'm not writing them days in advance. I don't have a backlog to fall back on. Now I mostly write them the night before when I realize "Oh shit I don't have a post ready." At least for things like round ups I kind of have to wait until the day before so I have a link for Sunday's post to include. Oh well. Speaking of round ups here's another one for you.

Tuesday I responded to yet another tag. But this one was different. This one was good. It included the brilliant answer to the question "How would your best friend describe you?" and I had Jessie write an answer for me herself. It's incredibly accurate so if you want to know what I'm really like, from the person who knows me best, it's worth a look. Plus it was cool anyway.

Wednesday was about my lil miss kittykat Kadie (I wonder if kitty cat Kadie is technically an alliteration because they all start with the same sound) was not very well and had to go to the vets. An update is that the vet gave us some special food for her sensitive tummy (I think I mentioned that) which she really enjoyed. Sadly she doesn't like the other sensitive cat food we got her so much. She doesn't really like dry food so if any of you have tips for encouraging a cat to eat dry food I'd like to hear it. I'd mix some meat in but, well, meat is what got her sick in the first place. I am happy to report though she's only been sick once, and I suspect she ate part of my plant for that. All in all she seems better.

Thursday was my latest podcast. I talked about a few things before getting into the real subject of the podcast. Good old fashioned television. I talked about some of my favourite shows growing up, and a bit about TV in general. I also curse the name of Michael Bay and demand justice for what he has done to my childhood with his terrible terrible adaptations. As movies they are good, but as adaptations? Not really.

Friday was a reaction to some of the comments from my podcast. I mentioned that I had lost 20 pounds "without realizing it" and some people took this to mean that I did it without even trying. I cleared up the confusion and said just what I had been doing (which is a lot more than I made out in that post) to lose the weight. I meant that I had become so focused with the little losses, and especially the little gains, here and there, that I forgot to realize how much overall had been lost. Most commas ever used in a sentence? Possibly.

Saturday was a rewritten version of the next chapter of Immortal Space. I missed out a word still and Fang pointed it out. The error was corrected and I won at life. In this chapter we get some much needed plot development, and I have a go at writing sex appeal. Possessing none myself, I of course had trouble writing it.

And finally on Sunday there was a nice video where George Carlin turned the 10 commandments into two simple commandments that are possible to live by, debunking several other commandments in the process. Though as the comic in the post proved, Zach Wiener was able to beat even that, and come up with one simple commandment. Don't be a dick.

Well that's that for now folks. I think I've somehow got enough stuff to get through at least another week. I hope. Here's also hoping that somehow my clusterfuck of a life doesn't explode more, and cause even more problems. I've always admired my life's ability to just totally fuck up without me doing a damn thing.

ALSO AS A PS:
You'll note that my About Me page has changed slightly. There is now a link to my Formspring page. If you go there you can ask me any question you want. You don't even need an account there as Fang found out. So if you feel the need to ask me anything, and I do mean anything (seriously I'm bored and no one asks me anything) then feel free to go there and spam the hell out of me with your questions. If you don't have an account you may need to check back to make sure I left a reply. Hell maybe some of the really good ones will get a post made about them.

42 comments:

  1. WHAT IS FORMSPRING? LOL seriously. Give me a good definition. Hit me with your best shot lol.

    I checked out the Tuesday post again. Had missed out the description by Jessie. This round up stuff really works, gotta tell ya that!

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    1. Formspring is basically a website where you can ask people questions. It really is just that basically.

      There are people who miss things so if one person gets something from it then it's worth it.

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  2. I don't have a backlog either Mark. I'm flying by the seat of my pants every time a do a post. I hope you cat is on the mend.

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    1. Cat's doing okay but she would be better if she ate her dry food. I used to have a huge backlog, sometimes I could have posts ready for up to two weeks.

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  3. Formspring is actually a pretty good concept in my opinion even though the anonymous aspect of it sometimes can lead to trouble. Great round-up as usual buddy, it's been a good week.

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    1. Well a friend of mine has had trouble with the anonymous questions recently but she's okay, and I don't really have anyone who'd bother me much with it.

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  4. I was just thinking the same thing about having posts lined up. I currently have one for the first week of May and its still lacking a recipe. I have to remedy that soon.

    All in all, not a bad week. I loved your post yesterday. I am glad the kitty us feeling bettter...as for the dry food, maybe dampen it a little bit?

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    1. I wonder what you're going to do when you've run out of recipes. I tried mixing a bit of water in but she hasn't taken to it yet. I hope I can find this in meat really. The food from the vets was meat but it cost twice as much.

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  5. oh! formspring! yeah, I noticed that a lot with you and Leah. I was intrigue but never got the chance to check it out. maybe soon when I have plenty of time online :)

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    1. Hehe yeah I got the idea to get one from her. I've not really been asked anything though. Bah.

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    2. I'm pretty sure I had formspring before..hmm..I'm checking it now :)

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  6. lol to backlog! well for me there's no particular date or time to write as long as i'm in d mood and while the cats are out! (big boss) :P

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    1. Hey you're here too now :D I've learned to post around my cats. Given how much they sit on me sometimes, quite literally.

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  7. I like the podcasts where you answer people's questions...and this formspring will likely mean there will be less of them. I am now depressed and am going to drowned my sorrows in some Red Barron's pizza.

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    1. Nah nah, like I said I might include some of the really good stuff on here. Like I said if anything it can lead to more. People seem to be running out of questions anyway.

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  8. As always, it was a pleasure catching up, and your new chapter is looking sharp. I think Trent's appeal showed well.

    Also, this past weekend was probably the first time we've ever had a backlog of posts, simply because we had to. Otherwise... we fly by the seat of our asses. Wouldn't have it any other way!

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    1. Thanks guys. I like your commentary being published authors and all.

      I'd like to go to having a backlog and posting it only if I can't think of something else to post but I like things being neat and coming out at a set time like they do. I also like the security of having backups in case.

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  9. Later today (after I've gone to the gym and had lunch), I'm gonna sit down and read all that you have written on your novel, Mark. It'll give me something to look forward to. :)

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Hehe that would be cool and all, but don't strain yourself :)

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  10. uhm, dont know what to ask...

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    1. Yeah that was one of my problems with other people's formsprings.

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  11. Oooh I'll have to recheck Sat. :)

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  12. You know, it's good to see that you've gut up and running with the podcast thing.

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    1. It has been a pretty cool experience.

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  13. Nice! You can earn a living off a podcast! This was a good read for a Monday :)

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    1. If mine was any kind of popular and if Podbean would let me do adverts then yeah I could. For now I have to just be content having to find a job.

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  14. I really enjoy these posts. I have so much backed up that my computer is getting over loaded...mostly with rubbish, time for a clear out or I'll be posting four times a day!
    Pleased that your cat is doing well...did I mention I have two myself? I post photo's then they disappear! :(

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    1. Awwww I have two cats. They're just great and I love them to pieces :) They're very housebound now but they did use to be a lot more outdoorsy. Keep note of the posts you clear out, when you start running out of posts you'll have a backup backup :

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  15. Yeah, I don't know how you can keep up daily posts. I have a hard enough time posting every other day.

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    1. It helps to have some kind of theme. I only put a lot of effort in maybe 3 or 4 days a week.

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  16. This is a cool blog, I really like your layout and all the tools you have for it. Neat stuff, going to follow.

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  17. I am with ya... i always intend to get ahead a number of posts so as not to feel the heat of putting something out... but never do. And you put out something every day!!! Man I cant even imagine that. Well you have big kudos from me for consistently bringin it!

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    1. Thanks. I do what I can. Which so far doesn't seem to be a whole lot. I get by though.

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  18. Meh, I've been maintaining a two day lag on my posts.

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    1. I kinda miss the days I was ready weeks in advance. But that helped contribute to my current state.

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  19. I've never even considered writing posts in advance.. I'm nowhere near that organised to be honest. I just kind of tap something out when it pops into my head, which is probably why my posts are so sporadic. I think I might try it next week. Or maybe next month.

    Tegan Wilson

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    1. It's good to have a safety net if you need it but it breeds complacency.

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  20. I am not familiar with formspring. I'm such a loser. Lol!

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    1. It's basically just a website where you can ask people questions and answer questions asked by others.

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  21. Hi Mark, I'm back again - and hopefully this time for good! Just catching up with blogs and sending a few emails - then I'll get back to making a new post of my own. Hope you've been well.

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    1. Hey Bozo, I hope you can stick around a lot longer this time :) I made it ever so easy for you to catch up ^^

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