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As in, mine is dead. NaNoWriMo and my RP writing are both in a huge upswing right now (November is NaNo month) and the whole world seems to be kicking into creative high gear.

I, however, am sitting on my couch and watching NCIS reruns as I attempt to pretend I’m going to get any writing done. Meanwhile my story is sitting unwritten and all my RP partners are being VERY patient. If any of you are reading this, thanks.

The whole point of this post? I needed to feel productive today. Also, I really don’t want to go outside and clean up the puppy vomit I discovered in the backseat of my car today. Poor Boyo. He doesn’t do well in the car when Mommy is driving badly.

The poor baby.

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Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

There is a very real danger in cultivating the web. Not identity theft, though that is always a problem. No, I mean a very real and present danger in our everyday lives when we click on a link.


Yes, lurking around every virtual corner is a little slice of adorable deadliness trying to suck us into a web of awesome and awwwww. Don’t fall for it! When you see something like this:

Run. Run! RUN!! Don’t walk, just run. Don’t blink, they can see you! They can see you softening and about to chuckle or coo. Run! Lock your doors, bar your windows and bury your laptop in a drawer. Because if you aren’t careful, you’ll spend the next three weeks watching nothing but this:

and this:

Or worst of all, this:

God help us all…

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For Me? It’s Not Even Thanksgiving!

I woke up to an odd sound yesterday but it couldn’t have been what I thought it was, could it? I rolled out of bed and got dressed, then headed to the bathroom to do my hair. There it is again. That is a weird echo on that barking dog… Later on, making tea and damn my eyes if I don’t hear it again!

At this point I notice the dogs are going nuts trying to peek through the blinds, so I head to the kitchen window and take a look myself. Holy crackers with cheese!

Apparently wild turkeys are abundant in the Fort Ord and Marina area, along with gigantic shaggy deer in Monterey and coyotes all over the dunes. It’s an amazing show of wildlife here. You may have noticed that all these photos were taken through a rather tall chain link fence. Suck it. There’s no way in hell I was getting closer to these gigantic wild turkeys than I would an ostrich without a protective layer of something between us. At least, not unless they were dead and plucked and ready to be stuffed. Nom.


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Who Needs Things You Can’t Unsee?

I’ve been agonizing for weeks over this particular challenge. The challenge is called “Play Favorites”, wherein I was supposed to list my favorite things and add a few lines about each. I tried books, music, movies, mixtures of the three… The lists quickly became unmanageable and tangential. Then inspiration struck! My YouTube favorites!

So, without further ado here is a list of my YouTube favorites (in a method to the madness kind of order) more by category than a pure list.

1. Any list of favorites I make has to start with videos including Ryan Wieber, and of his videos the top are RvD2 and RvB2. For those not in the know those initials stand for Ryan vs. Dorkman 2 and Ryan vs. Brandon 2. These videos are works of pure awesome. Fair warning, RvB2 has a tweotch of a cliffhanger ending, complete with a brightly colored “To Be Continued” screen right before credits roll. Bastards.

2. Let’s just put all videos in which a kitten/ puppy/ baby animal/ baby falls asleep slowly in this slot. Trite, cliche and uber girly, but oh, so adorable!

3. Same list of living creatures in number two dreaming – preferably with funny noises, kicking limbs. Extra points for drool bubbles or the tip of the tongue sticking out.

4. The Mean Kitty Song – It reminds me of my buddy Matt and my cat, Miss Kitty.

5. Movie parodies – The best are Dark Knight and New Moon. Hilarious.

6. Turf – This is perfection. Kung fu action, comedy, pink polka-dot panties and a dash of anime style.

7. The deer playing in a puddle. Not technically a YouTube video (when it was sent to me), but it has since made it onto YouTube and was so awesome I feel compelled to add it to this list.

8. Videos of kittens/cats playing with boxes.  If there were a list below this particular category it would be topped by two vids – whack-a-kitty and the fat cat trying to hide in a tiny box.

9. Wimpy Boy Bands. These short vids had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. The best, though (in my opinion), are as follows: Singing Showdown, En Espanol, First Boy Band Ever

10. Art of the Saber – This one feels a little disjointed because there’s no backstory beyond an overly dramatic VO monologue, but still it’s pure awesome. Two obviously talented martial artists engaged in a kung fu style lightsaber duel. Sweet.

Yes, I realize that far too many of these contained tiny kittens or moments of pure nerd. Face it, gang, that’s me: puppies, kittens, ligtsabers and MMO jokes. Could be worse… My entire post could have just been this:

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Lights, Camera, A-ahh so cute…

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Things That Make Me Smile

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It Only Takes a Moment…

So, today I was planning to have this magical mish-mash of audio-visual moments that went right for me. Challenge #1 was “Count Your Blessings” which I chose to interpret as taking a moment to appreciate all the little things that worked for me over the course of a single day. Being my day off from work this was easier to do than one might suspect. Unfortunately I didn’t account for Quicktime not being nice to my MovieMaker. So until I can fix that and post a vidoe of my moments, I’ll simply throw up the post I began working on and hope you’ll be kind.

This is a list of things that went right for me today (you’ll notice I’m only doing the type-able stuff here).

  • my coupons printed right away
  • there was parking at the library near the door!
  • my books I wanted were waiting for me on the hold shelf
  • the store where I had to return a dvd player took it back with no arugments or fuss
  • the sky was a fantastic shade of blue- that always counts as a good thing to me
  • the puppies went willingly to their crate
  • I found a new litter poop scoop for under a dollar
  • I managed to get the 350+ photos on my SD card and the 250+ photos on my phone transferred onto my computer easy peasy
  • I found a hand-carved wax candle I really want to buy

None of this really needs a ta-da, but put it all together and it makes for a pretty awesome day. Tomorrow I’ll get my video up, but in the meantime why don’t all of you take the time to list a few things that made your day better? It makes a difference in the way you feel about your day. Focus on those moments. It’s kind of a nice change. Tomorrow we can all go back to lamenting having to roll out of bed.

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