Five Things for Thursday, September 24th
1. I write this blog for me. Two (or maybe 3) people know it exists and read it as regularly as I post. I like to use it as an exercise to force myself to write, and to get better at doing so. I check my dashboard stats frequently, even though there isn’t enough traffic to warrant it. The funny thing happens when I discover that more people have visited the site and read things than the 2 or 3 people could account for. It’s funny that, right now, a complete stranger could be reading this and forming judgements. Who are they? Since a comment is never left, I never have any idea what they think. It’s like having a conversation with 2 friends in a restaurant, and a random person comes by and listens to you articulate a thought, then turns around and walks away without saying a word. It’s not a bad thing, just an interesting thing. Hey, you person I don’t know! How are you? I hope you enjoyed it!
2. I am sticking with my prediction of the Redskins-Lions game. Lions, 24-10. Everyone will talk about the game suddenly slowing down for Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson will pick up a couple of long TDs, and the Redskins will just make enough mistakes in the red zone to take themselves out of the game. I want to believe, I do – and this won’t necessarily end the season. This game just feels like fate to me.
3. NaNoWriMois coming. I have no idea if I’ll be able to rope any friends into doing it with me, but I’m pretty excited for it. I had zero plot ideas until a couple of days ago, but now I have general nebulous ideas kind’ve floating around I might go with. I am a bit scared, since it’s rare for me to have a “goal” per se, and definitely not a public one. The idea excites me, though, and when I finish, it’s going to feel freaking awesome.
4. It’s easy to forget or gloss over the little things in life that makes it worthwhile. The feeling of a loved one’s head resting on your chest, their eyes closed, is one of the greatest feelings in the world. A pure rush of love, protectiveness, tenderness, closeness, and affection. It makes meetings, and traffic, and alarm clocks, and every other piece of bullshit the world makes us put up with completely worthwhile, if it allows us to have the roof over our heads and the bed we’re lying in. I’ll try harder to think about these things when I’m stuck with something that makes me want to choke someone down with their own belt.
5. Powerball is up to $150 million right now. I drive by a billboard every morning that informs me of its current jackpot. Every day I think idly for a few moments about what it would be like to have a couple of million dollars. I’ll more than likely never see it, but if we didn’t have hope, life would be a whole lot shittier.