Twenty-Seven

Alright, universe. I’m anticipating this is the year my Benjamin Button symptoms begin cropping up AND I STOP AGEING! It didn’t happen last year, nor the year before that! Don’t let me down here!

Well then, I guess I made it through another year on this wacky planet. A great feat, I know. Yeah, no, I actually hate birthdays. My own, anyways. Of course, there’s the issue of getting older, but I’ve also never liked the idea of celebrating just one more year of being alive. And then bringing people into the whole thing, to celebrate that fact? Oh god no. Phoebe actually tried that this year. The whole surprise party type deal. It’s a lovely thought, and I’m thankful for that, but once I got an idea of it I quickly shut that down. I’m sorry, it’s just not for me.

Anyway, I did do stuff for my birthday this year. I had fun. Got the whole breakfast in bed deal, gifts, my absolute favorite food dish (which is traditionally a Christmas dish but I got hold of the stuff), lazy day at home just gaming and having fun, and then the theatre. Dunkirk. (Very good, 8/10)

We went camping the day after. It was really lovely too. Nice bbq food, swimming, and hanging out with some friends. It was my first camping trip in quite a while.

Look at her, she a cutie

Lastly, I need to share a picture of the gift she got me. I know this was a really expensive item, and though I was and am overjoyed to have received it and to have this glorious thing in my possession, there is that voice, deep, deep within me, telling me how I don’t want her spending this kind of money on me. I’m just some doofus, please don’t waste your cash on me.

Anyway:

Just looking at this can cause gooseflesh to sporadicly appear on different parts of my body. Sometimes my butt.

This is the Dark Tower Omnibus hardcover two volume slipcase edition. It collects the first five long volumes of Marvel’s Dark Tower series. It chronicles Roland’s past, and we get more of his original Ka-Tet. It fell in love with the two members of his first group in the fourth novel in the Dark Tower series, ‘Wizard & Glass’, and I wanted more. Sadly, King didn’t do more on those, except for one, in the last additional book he wrote into the universe ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole’, which I have yet to read (I am currently stuck one third into ‘Wolves of Calla’. I don’t find it that engaging. Weirdly enough Wizard & Glass is the novel which usually stops readers in their tracks in Dark Tower, but for me it was this one).

So yeah, I’m going to jump into this beast now. 🙂

Also, with my birthday weekend over and all, Phoebe is gone again, continuing that awesome wall art she’s working on for family. I miss her. Summer is kind of lame (and allergies), and I look forward to Autumn.

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Sad groans and whimpers

Yeah, so I haven’t been updating the blog lately. It’s summer. It’s hot. I’m busy. Of course, again, not having summertime, vacation fun times, but rather working.

Phoebe is away at the moment, painting this awesome wall decoration for a nephew, but she’ll be back tomorrow, in time for my birthday, which I’ll be celebrating for once.

Anyway, despite failing to find time to do some blog posts, I was actually drafting this really nice one, all positive and whatnot, when WHAT DO YOU KNOW?? One of my favorite singers apparently passes away, and at such a young age.

Chester Bennington. That’s right. At only 41, the Linkin Park singer apparently took his own life? And on his good buddy the late Chris Cornell’s birthday no less.

I don’t know, but this might be the known death that hurts me the most. For a long time in my earlier years, Linkin Park was my main deal, maybe to the left of Ben Folds. I think Michael Clarke Duncan was the worst up til now. There’s been others too, like Bowie or Robin Williams, but with Duncan I had to cross out something from my bucket list. (#17 – Get a giant ass bear hug from Michael Clarke Duncan)

So then, now begins another round of binging the entirety of LP’s discography. LP is actually one of the few bands of which I actually have CDs. Who uses CDs anymore, you know? Well, I know, I know, presumably people who drive. Those people don’t include me tho. Yet. Actually, I almost have all their albums, save for their two new ones. Guess this is the end of LP. I mean, Mike Shinoda is a great singer, not to mention writer, but what made LP was the chemistry of these two men and their singing.

Weirdly enough I actually rewatched The Raid last night, which has music by Shinoda.

Yeah, just felt I wanted to write it down. Someday in the future I can read back on this and see how down it brought me. You were very sad today, future Christian. Pretty much chrushed.

Probably end it right here, with my fave Linkin Park song:

RIP Mr Bennington, I’ll miss the hell outta you <3

Another update

Heyo,

Yeah, the blog isn’t really updated that often these days. In my defence it’s summer, and while that may mean ‘oh right, right, they’re on vacation, goofing off, having splash-splashy water fun good times’ to a lot of people, then…no. Just, no.

Summer means everyone I work with is on vacation and I work a whole bunch and I miight do a week off in August. Yeah, August. So there’s very little time. Pheobe does has three weeks off soon though, so that’s good. And she’s been working on some really interesting pieces lately, so I hope she’s able to finish them soon.

So, yeah. I’m tired. I’m also hot, and I don’t really want to head out to work in an hour, but I guess the world dictates I have to in order to make a living.

Anyway, there is good stuff too. Like, despite all this work, and various other stuff that has managed to take up all my time, I’ve actually been writing too! In fact, pretty much all my free time has been spent on it, which does please me somehow, that I choose to do that with my limited free time. Maybe I could do this author thing. I don’t know, but I feel good about writing lately.

In fact, as of last night, I have finished the first draft of my manuscript. It clocks in at roughly 116k, which is a lot more than I’d want it to be, so I’m anticipating a hefty, rigorous editing process. So I have that too look forward to.

Eh, I’ve always thought I should at least put out the first chapter on the blog, and I guess I’ll do that sooner or later. I’m just so tired these days, and the heat doesn’t help. If it isn’t tinkering with the project then I’m slow to get around to it, even the blog.

I’ll get on that soon. All in all, the first two chapters are mostly polished and ready as I want them. If anything, there’s only references, smoothing and streamlining to do within them.

Have a good day, folks!