Summer brings a lot of seasonal specific events and activities. Cooking on a grill outside is one of them. Mowing the lawn is another. For some, summer is the time for vacationing. I’ve decided to take a vacation of my own, but not from the regular routine, just from blogging.
I need to get organized generally as well as with my writing and cartooning. For the month of July I may post links or reblog posts I like, but I won’t be updating any new content for this site. Instead, I’m going to work on revising the novel I’ve written, as well as spend more time writing more humorous and/or thought provoking blog posts. I also need to get into some comic drawing.
For several months I’ve had the time to do all the writing I’ve wanted to do, and it has been nice. But I can see that trying to keep up with the schedule I’ve established of one comic update and three articles per week is simply more than I can handle right now. Handle while providing quality content, that is.
My previous post will give you some insight into my state of mind. I need to do like Ed said and set some goals and deadlines. I think that could be helpful. To begin with, I need to take some time off from posting and just work on planning and creating.
August 1st is a Thursday. I’ll post something new on that day. If I can figure things out then I’ll stay with my current posting schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If not, I’ll let you know what the plan is on August 1st.
As always, thank you for being a part of this blog.
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“Writing”, 22 November 2008 (Photo credit: ed_needs_a_bicycle)
I’m recycling something I posted on my old blog a few years ago…again! I’m still adjusting to going back to a 40-hour workweek. If by adjusting I mean cutting out all time spent writing and cartooning. I’ve always said, always since a few years ago when I was in college and thought about it, that when you introduce a new activity to your routine, something has to be given up. Two events can’t occupy the same time space, usually. There are exceptions, such as eating and tasting, or watching and viewing.
Usually, as is the case for me, when you introduce an activity such as work, another activity, such as work (writing and cartooning have been my work for several months now), must diminish in priority. I’m contemplating making sleep be the loser and keep writing and cartooning, but I’ve been down that road before. Things will settle again and I should have better time for writing. Until then, here is another blast from the past. If you like what is written here, check out the book compilation of my old blog posts, Ajax’s Whimsical Revolution (eBook and paperback).
This week completes my reusing of old cartoons for a Monday morning update. Which means I can’t lazy about anymore if I want this series to keep going. I need to generate new comic ideas, and quick. Next Monday morning is only a week away! If you don’t understand a few of these, don’t feel bad, I barely understand them myself, but when I do understand them, I laugh.
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Blind dates seem to serve as great fodder for romantic comedies on TV and in movies. I’ve only ever been on one blind date myself. It’s not my cup of tea (but I don’t actually drink tea). This week has brought me my first temp job experience. It is a ten month contract working for a research and development department of a pretty well-known beverage producer. I signed a lot of confidentiality agreements, so I don’t know if I can even mention the name of the place publicly like this, so I won’t. I’m sure it would be fine, but isn’t it more fun for me if I pretend like it’s super secret? You don’t have to answer that question. But feel free to if you’d like.
It was this new working experience that led me to draw a connection between blind dates and temp working. Allow me to explain. What a useless phrase, of course you’ll allow me to. I’d explain even if you don’t, not because I don’t respect your opinion, simply because in a blog if you decide you don’t want the writer to explain, you just change the page. Perhaps I’m still recovering from my midweek agony and hydrocodone haze related to my kidney stone experience. Perhaps I shouldn’t be writing anything yet. I’m going to do it anyway. Continue reading
If I had this information, I’d be happy. The information alluded to in the title, I mean. Unless we really analyze the words, in which case maybe it doesn’t mean what I want it to. Ten days is a long time to be passing a kidney stone, so if this means the time it takes to pass the stone, with all of the accompanying terror and agony, runs ten days, then forget it! On the other hand, if it means that from realization that a kidney stone is present until the time the stone is out of the body is less than ten days (and not in constant pain) then I can get down with that. I just passed a kidney stone. It was longer than ten days since I first learned I had one, but shorter than ten days worth of pain. I’ll just tell my story now. Continue reading
Colorado – Estes Park: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Estes (Photo credit: wallyg)
Occasionally I look to old blog posts to find inspiration for new blog posts. This usually occurs when my mind is blank of new topics or I’m not doing very well at managing the time to write something new. Somewhere in between those reasons is where I find myself now. I’ve found an old blog post, from my previous blog titled Ajax’s Whimsical Revolution, that is entertaining and left an opening for some extra commentary, so here is that post followed by the new commentary: Continue reading