Mid-October already huh? How time flies. Pumpkins are in the shops and there’s a whiff of woodsmoke in the air. It won’t be long before Little Miss is a whole year old (bless!). She’s crawling at quite a rate and she’s not doing bad at trying to pull herself up either. Full of smiles too. Funny how kids are so different, even as babies. Still, enough with the doting dad eh? Aren’t we supposed to be talking about the unbearable burden of being a part-timer? [/irony] or this season’s shoes….? 🙂
The other day I was reading Alice’s blog and she was talking about writing. As I was reading that I was reminded of how I got lost in the paper the other day. Okay, not physically lost: it wasn’t that big, but cr*p jokes aside, I do have the useful ability to switch off when reading. An article piques my interest and the rest of the world fades away…
I don’t read as many books as a used to, quite a lot less in fact. It’s not that my TV viewing has gone up, indeed that’s dropped right back. I seem to spend the bulk of my ‘me time’ on the computer. A bit of surfing perhaps and some on-line gaming, but really either reading (blogs, pages, news) or writing.
By writing I mean more than just this blog. They say everyone’s good at least one good book in them, I’ve yet to find mine. 🙂 I find creative writing a great way to switch off. For the record, I did do a TG story years ago, but even though I’d like to do a part II, I just can’t bring the effort up. 🙂
Personally I love losing yourself in the process of imaging what’s going on and somehow getting that down on screen. Well, I say writing, but realistically it’s typing. My own handwriting is terrible so it’s a good job keyboards were invented! I don’t know about you, but I also have this mental block on what computer program I use to type things up.
Blogger’s front end is fine as is Notepad et al, but there’s something so very corporate about a word processor. As soon as I see that interface, my imagination seems to run and hide. It’s almost as if I fall back into work mode. Weird huh?
Next week it’s party night at NC. There’s been a couple of birthdays (many happy returns!) of late and we roll them all up into one. Yeah, it’s an excuse for a party, but there you go. It’s not all bad news is it? 🙂 I’ll have to start thinking about what to wear. Maybe it’ll be skinny jeans this time around? (Yeah, I *finally* got my hands on a suitable pair. So boots + jeans and a fancy top?. Although this time hopefully my trans powers won’t fail me and I won’t end up going in Bob mode. Still, it is easier to dance in trainers 🙂
[ Today’s lyric: Frgt/10 by Linkin Park (feat. Alchemist, Chali 2na) ]