Tue, Jan. 26th, 2016 | 10:37 pm slavezombie
| ||I exercised today parking on the street and walking thru a parking lot to BestBuy |
What a trip. The other day I sat myself in front of my typewriter and just began to type whatever came into my head. I've been trying to write this way to save my wrist from necessary wear when I put pencil to paper (before I then transfer all of it into type.) BTW, it's a real drag having to run to the other room to look up a room. Where my ty[pewrter was before, I only can to swivel my chair to look up a word. I didn't proof read my finished page before scanning into my blog and when I finished updating my blog — it's a process of scanning, formatting to the right size, uploading it, grabbing the url and inserting it into my asLJ app, etc. — I took a step back to read it. I didn't expect some of the mistakes I made, not so much in grammar as in spelling.
Now a days, the computer will auto correct everything making me look smart. For instance, I didn't really know how to spell "swivel" above until my mac fixed it for me. Well, I just found it strange because, for instance, I know what I wanted to say when I wrote "I'm now reading a biography on…" but somehow my fingers typed "I'm not read a biography on…" I do, however, know how to spell peers, but my lazy brain almost always to spell it piers.
I found an old TV guide. I never understood the number that were listed next to each show. I'll give you an example. The Simpsons is listed on channel 11, but following the title, there are unique numbers I never understood. I could find no explanation for the strange numbers even now that the TV guide has sparked my curiosity on what America was watching just before nine-eleven.
I'm exhausted from just scanning this front cover of the local newspaper's TV guide. I'm thinking I might be able to tear myself away from vegging out in front of the boob tube by starting to update my blog again this way. I think I've already watched everything worth watching anyway. I just can't find nothing on on-demand anymore. I've cancelled my netflix and plan to wait awhile before I start it up again. That way, hopefully, I might have fun again browsing the list of movies I haven't seen yet and spending my evenings as a couch potato.
I went to Best Buy to get a USB cable because after re-arranging my computer room, the scanner is too far to hook up to the desktop. It didn't cost me much. I used a gift card that I received for x-mas as a bonus from work. I was struggling before having to move the scanner closer to the computer, or using the laptop which doesn't have half as many desktop publishing apps that my old clunker iMac has.
Sun, Dec. 27th, 2015 | 11:20 pm
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These fernlike plants began to grown next to the carnivorous plants I transplanted into a 5-gallon tank. I think spores I had planted in there originally finally decided to sprout.
So... I decided to separate them to give the carnivores some space. I prepared this pot for my desk at work. I've taking daily pictures in hopes of creating a make-shift time lapse video.
Sun, Dec. 20th, 2015 | 07:23 pm slavezombie
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Although I am scheduled to work on Saturday, my work week will be short. Of course the workplace will be closed for x-mas, but x-mas eve is only a half day. I had to use one of my vacation days to get out of showing up on Thursday. I guess you might say that my thank-god-it's-Friday will be on Wednesday.
That's cool. I think I can handle three straight work days. Sometimes I can even convince myself that I'm happier at work than I am just loafing around the house. What a change! I know. I mean, it use to be that I worked in a hostile environment, but now my co-workers are really fun to be around.
Some of the stuff I've managed to nip in the bud is my incessant need to update my blog at work on the staff computers. I still use my phone to read messages, but lj is all but obsolete — I started too late — and I'm not one to network for lj-friends and readers. Don't get me wrong, if I received any replies to my blog entries, other than spam, I would enjoy reading and replying to them. I just won't go out of my way to gain more traffic. Blog fame corrupts creativity IMO. I mean, when I started to scan my updates from the hard copy scans of pages I produce with a manual typewriter, my freedom to be creative was stunted because I felt everything had to be typed in screenplay format. I might be impelled to do the leg work for networking the idea of publicizing a screenwriting blog, but I just feel my coding days are over and done with. WYSIWYG would be the premise of the blanketsin concept.
In fact, I started trying to do just that (around the time I created the blogroll menu containing many typewriter enthusiasts from different blogging services.) Lj members have dwindled and I don't see it coming back up to par to compete with the mainstream. It shouldn't matter, of course, if my idea were good enough to run on any platform. I mean, what? the only difference is the development of blogger, wordpress, etc. but they all pretty much do the same thing. And the concept of my idea revolves around the grassroots of writing anyways. High tech widgets, calendars, linking to social media sites have no place in my idea. If I could do what I do on a blank white background, that would be good too. It's only because I find it easier to type on paper and scan to computer instead of coding all the tabulations and indentations that typewriters are required to take part in the creativity.
Sun, Nov. 22nd, 2015 | 07:07 pm slavezombie
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CVS didn't have chocolate eyeballs for halloween this year. But a person can always find a pusher selling weed nearby.