Thursday, October 12, 2006

Glum Thursday

Song Stuck on the Brain: Other Side of the Radio by Chris Rice

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CFBA: Day two of Violette Between by Alison Strobel. Scrambled Dregs: Serials and Scenarios hosted an interview with Alison. Read it here.

Yay, it's Thursday, just one more day until Sweet Freedom. (That would be my weekend.) This week has seemed abnormally long. I felt like I was in some kind of a horrible time loop where I was the only one aware that time was stuck. Kind of like the Stargate episode where Jack and T'ealc repeat the same day hundreds of times.

Most of the time I think it would be great to find a way to repeat time or turn it back so I have more time in the day. But if you're forced to do the same stuff each loop without any variance, then it's no longer a benefit. It becomes a vicious cycle of life draining, mind numbing, sanity stealing boredom.

And that, folks, is my current job in a nut shell.

I follow Shanna Swendson's blog regularly and on Tuesday's post she had me greener than Wicked's Elphaba with jealousy. It was raining here that day too. Whereas she got to enjoy it from home, while living her dream as a writer, I hauled my butt to my dank cave of an office and literally worked where the sun don't shine. Really, I'm actually very happy for her. She's worked hard and deserves what she's achieved. But somehow she's living my dream right now and it's really hard not to feel just a little envious. Maybe someday... .

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The Batcave where I work. Notice the lovely rock pillars. I have one in my office too.

Speaking of wonderful rainy days, we've had a bunch lately. I love rain, so I'm totally in my element. Fall is my favorite season, so I look forward to the cool, crisp, damp air. However, being Missouri weather, I just went from my air conditioner to my heater in a matter of a week. Last weekend we were boasting 90 degree weather. Last night I came home from work and my thermostat read 52 degrees. I tried to tough it out. I made hot taco soup and hot apple cider for dinner. Lit candles to give off a little heat in the living room, and curled up under to fleece throws on the couch.

I was still shivering, so I gave in and turned the heat on. Set it for 62. Hopefully it won't run too much and my bill will stay at a decent amount. I'm just disappointed that I have to smell the furnace rather than the fresh air. Maybe in a few days I can go back to open windows.



chubby-girl said...

I so know what you mean. I see it daily...the women who are living their/my dream. I just don't know what to do about it. I can't afford school right now and I can't afford much of anything else either. I guess I'll have to get REALLY creative or learn to love my current situation.

chubby-girl said...

LOVE Fall.

Holly said...

So how did the language building go? You sounded pretty excited about it.

April Erwin said...

The language building is exciting, but not moving along very quickly. I'm very excited about it, but other than getting my notebook set up, I haven't had time to do much else. I have chosen a name for it though based on my SciFi novel WIP. When the language is done, I'll be speaking Acadian. :) I just need more time in my days. More time! :)

Mirtika said...

Just saying "Hi". I saw your name on Tina Kulesa's list for the CSFF blog tour and that you're a Loreena Fan (I've been mad over her since 1992, and wish she'd put out a new cd already!)


April Erwin said...

Glad to have you Mir. Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll mosey back over again often. :) I love Lorena McKinnet's music. So haunting.