Posts made in September, 2012

How to survive a boring day

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in General Site, Writing | 0 comments

I wish I had the profound answer to that questions, but unfortunately, I do not.  I suppose being on this site (or on the internet) in it’s self is a partial cure.  I know the internet is a bit of a remedy for my occasional boredom.

I have been wanting to recapture the creative spirit in blogging that I once had many years ago, and I seem to continually over-think every single idea that comes to mind.  I think about writing a movie review, and as I run through how I would word it, the other half of my mind was say “That’s already been done” and I drop the thought.  I think about posting a new recipe that I have developed, and again, the other half of my mind says “Don’t give up that recipe just yet.  Keep it to yourself a bit longer” and I drop the thought.  It seems like every single idea I come up with, and my minds other half dismisses it before I can ever make any ground on it.  Damn you, you stupid internal editor!

I am making a bit more headway on my new blog project, UrbanCastle.net.  I just need to get through a bit more “mapping” and I will be good to go.  I am shooting for a launch of October 1st, and I also plan on launching the new Design By Kohler website at the same time.  That site is 95% complete and I just need to get a bit more verbiage put in place first.

On the writing front, I am looking forward to getting into NaNoWriMo again this year.  I completed 50,000 words for the first time last year and I hope to do it again this year, but with much more direction.  Towards the end last year, I seriously crapped out, and just got words on the page to hit my goal.  This year, I plan on taking it a bit more seriously.  I think my daughter is also planning on giving it a go.  Kind of exciting for her!  This will be her 1st year, and my 10th.  I’m excited myself!

Speaking of writing, I submitted a story to a new website called JukePopSerials, but was unfortunately rejected.  I’m not beating myself up too much about it though, as I know they were bombarded with submissions as it is a new site.  I will submit another few stories that might woo them into an acceptance!  Let’s hope at least!

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Oh, Paul. Where have you been?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in General Site | 0 comments

OK, I really do not think anyone would be asking me that around here.  I do not get that many readers here.  At least I don’t think I do…

So, where have I been?  Working the 9 to 5, that’s where.  Well, it’s not exactly the “9 to 5″, but more like the 6:30 to 4:00 with a half hour lunch.  You may notice (or not if you are mathematically challenged) that my work hours are 9 hours a day.  I have worked 9 hours a day in the past, but I would leave after 4 on Friday.  I actually liked that schedule as I would put in the 40 hours required and still have time to get some errands ran while there was still business hours open elsewhere.  This current job however is not so forgiving.  It’s actually the opposite.  They want you to work 45 hours minimum, and sometimes on the weekend.  All that for the bonus pay of Zippo…  Ziltch…  Nada…  Honestly though, I am happy to be employed, but just not real thrilled with the way the current employer does things.  Something better is certainly on the horizon.  I just need to find that horizon…

I have also been working on a new blog of sorts.  No entries are posted yet, as I am still working out the details of what the platform and layout, but it should be huge!  I mean STELLAR!  OK, I am hoping it will be good.  With all my years in architecture and remodeling, I feel I have a ton of knowledge built up.  And I know that sharing this knowledge would be beneficial to a lot of people.   So, I am going to start a Home Improvement Blog. My only problem is, is that I know there are a number of other home improvement blogs out there, and how will I stand out from the crowd?  Hopefully with my sharp wit and creativity, that’s how.  I am nervous though, that I will come off sounding dry or boring with my posts.  I will certainly have to work on keeping it alive with excitement!

More posts to come later, I am sure.  I have a TON of photo’s I would like to post, and a number of new recipes that are pretty freakin’ awesome.  Add to that, general ‘life crap’ and I should be posting every hour, on the hour.  But for now, I am out!

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