There goes another day for the history book, and what an uneventfully day it was. Well, not entirely uneventful. I called home and talked to my family for a little while. It felt so good to talk and listen to family again. My nephew of eighteen months got a hold of the phone. We had an engaging conversation before he handed the phone off to his mother and went looking for his “papa”. I find it adorable that both my niece and nephew call there grandpa “papa” and reserve “dada” for their dads.
Everyone is doing well, though I am missing out on some pretty good cake by working out of town this month. Black forest cake is fantastic but homemade is always better when it comes to my family. I think I just miss homemade meals in general at this point. The hotel room I’m in only has a small fridge and microwave, so cooking for myself is just not an option. And while I’m sure that some clever individual can prepare an excellent dinner under those circumstances, I just don’t get off the job site with the drive to even attempt it.
I’ve even started planning a meal to make when I get home. I’ll have to elaborate more on that once I’ve got the menu finalised.
I’ve got a lot of writing to do yet for a few different projects and far too much reading to get done.
Well, it has been too long since I last wrote a blog post. Let’s see… I guess it’s going to be another post about nothing in particular.
I just finished my first week working out of town. I’m not back home yet, however… ah, what am I saying. I’ve spent just as much time lost in thought as I have actually working; it’s pretty mindless work anyway. Some days are better than others and I think they’re getting better. Long days, long nights. There’s not much to say really.
For this trip, I downloaded a free game called Blade of Conquest. It’s been fun but I’ve had to drop the difficulty to easy until I’ve figured the game out.
So I’m back with another exercise in writing about nothing for as long as I can keep my attention on my keyboard. I think I’m just going to write for half an hour, maybe I come upon something interesting in this time of musing.
The shadows are growing longer in my room as I type this. I’ve got one of those lamps that you can set to slowly dim until it turns off, like a sunset. It also can simulate a sunrise in the morning as an alarm. I like it, not as much as a pair of candles but I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to setting a warm, quiet mood.
I’m a bit old-fashioned in a bunch of ways, but I find that everyone is a little old-fashioned in some way you just have to talk to them long enough. However, these days I find myself being a bit more introspective and day-dreaming than actively engaging with others around me. Maybe that’s part of the reason that I’m having a hard time thinking of stuff to write for this blog. I not sure what I can say that people might find interesting. That said, just cause I might not find it interesting doesn’t mean someone else won’t find it interesting.
It’s such a first world problem: not knowing what to write for a blog. But I suppose that having a small problem with a solution is better than not have a problem at all.
And it’s that time of year again; NHL playoffs have begun.
I expect the Penguins to take the Eastern Conference. They’re still on top of their game. Maybe they’ll lose to the Capitals, but I doubt it. Good luck to all the teams in the east though I think it is a bit of a long shot for them.
The Western Conference, on the other hand, looks much more interesting to me. The Predators are making another run on the cup. The Jets are in with a first game win, and I would love to watch them go all the way. Sharks eating Ducks is always fun to watch! And the Golden Knights have made the playoffs in their first year in the league and are going against the Kings. I would also love to see the Knights go to the finals, and if they have to face the Jets to get there, then I can’t lose even one of them has to. However, I think the Knights have a better chance against the Penguins than the Jets.
I’m going to try to write something rambly and short since I need to get in the habit of blogging and I don’t want to stay up too late tonight. So that is your fair warning that this is most likely going to be a waste of time for all parties involved in the writing, reading, and archiving of this blog post. Also, I’m curious how long I can write without saying anything.
Would anyone even read a post about nothing? I guess it doesn’t matter too much right now; it’s not like I’m aiming to write Shakespeare at the moment. Just seeing how long my thoughts flow until I think of something witty to say.
I should start writing these posts after I get back from work so that I’ve got time to come up with something interesting. Regardless, I don’t think I’ll spend much more time going on about nothing. I’m starting to think again, and thinking is bad for sleeping. I do find that I spend more time day-dreaming, think about nothing and everything all the while staring off at nothing in particular. But I should leave it there for now.
I’ve had this site for a couple of years now, and at long last everything is finally ready! Two books are up for sale, and a list of reviews are available to read. A little bit of everything that I want on this site. And I also finally, finally got a look that I like.
The background image was the hardest to get right. I couldn’t find a stock photo that I liked and fit well on all pages. So I took my own picture, did some basic playing around in Photoshop, and got something I wanted.
Things are starting to look up. I think the hardest thing is going to be maintaining this blog and keeping it interesting.
Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me in getting to this point.