Friday, October 24, 2008

The perfect kitten

Tuesday a co-worker of mine picked up a stray kitten on her way to work. It's the cutest thing and the poor thing is skin and bones! For a stray, it has a very good temperament. I'm hoping my apartment manager can talk the apartment owner into allowing a pet deposit. Both of us really want a pet, but the rules say no. Supposedly a while before I moved in a few years ago, one tenant kept her cats locked in the closet and another allowed her dog to develop mange so badly that her apt had to be stripped. From then on, no pets which I think it totally unfair. I think the owners should evaluate each tenant to the best of their ability and allow those they feel competent to have a pet. I had a fish for a while but once he passed, I can't bring myself to get another, plus a fish can only comfort loneliness so much. Unbeknownst to my co-worker, the cat's name is Buttons. I think it's a boy; he's black and white with a long tail and the softest fur...sigh...I feel in love with him as soon as I saw him. I hope things will work out; it'd be awesome to come home to something that missed me! :D

Sunday, October 12, 2008

On to another romance novel

The other day I went to buy a new book and my bf asked if I should try reading something other than romance. I thought on it for all of two seconds and said no. I enjoy philosophy, poetry, ya novels, sci-fi/fantasy...pretty much everything. Right now, and probably for the past year I've been stuck on romance novels which never really was my thing. I've been thinking on this for the past few hours and decided that I'm now addicted because they're fulfilling a small longing. Now, get your head out of the gutter and follow along ;) In any "decent" romance novel, there are a great many elements to the story that draw you in and make you think "that'd be so awesome". Granted, reading these books isn't going to make me feel better for for the short time it takes to get through the book, I get to experience the development of usually great characters and "watch" how they fall in love. It's the love part that has me hooked.

My bf is a good guy, but not too keen on the romantic side of life. For example, today he hasn't called...at all; I've only gotten flowers from him 6 times in our 8 year relationship; and we won't mention jewelry. These things are not important to me, but you can understand how they would make any woman feel a little special. I'm not an expensive girlfriend either. I like the $2 carnation bouquets at Wal-mart and refuse to buy jewelry that's not extremely on sale. Really, I think picking wildflowers on the side of a road is way better than any store bought flowers. The point is, these are great little books to make you feel special when the world isn't paying attention to you. I could care less with the intimate details of anything on paper, but kind gesture and a happy ending make for a great read any day!

A blank page

First I would like to publicly thank my neighbor for helping me create the initial situation for the main character in my story. I couldn't make up my mind what would happen to my character to turn her into the woman she would become in the story. It's a very delicate and intricate thing really. This one event will not only create the character but will cause everything else to happen in the story. The last thing I want is to be half-way through the story and decide that I didn't want it to go this way.

Anyways, I don't really have anything on paper, but if only you could see what was in my head! LoL I think my story would make a great graphic novel. The pictures I found online are awesome! The way I see my characters is how I want everyone to see them...but I suck at art. This was a busy weekend with no peace so I didn't expect to get anything accomplished. I'm hoping to get a bit more done this week. I just need to clear my head and find a relaxing place to hang out for a while.

I still have decided what type of wings would be best for a "creature" that lives along a cliffside.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The third intro.

Today, while listening to some music, I came up with the third into to a story I'm trying to write. I think if I had some visual to go with my ideas, this would be a whole lot easier. I won't say what my story is about, but it is a fantasy. I'm hoping I can make it longer than a short story, but if not, maybe I can finish up a couple other ideas I've been thinking on and just compile them. I have the general idea of what I want, but I can't seem to get the pieces to fit. I don't know, maybe typing it is the problem. If anyone knows a good artist, send them my way!

I found a few wonderful pictures online that I'm going to use as my character models. I just can't decide between which type of wing to use. Bird or bat/gargoyle? Decisions, decisions...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tax evasion

Okay. This is something I've never been able to understand..."rich" people don't pay their taxes. I'm a very poor school librarian. Right now I think my bills almost match my pay. I've always paid my taxes. How is it that a movie star, a CEO, a Nascar racer, etc. can't pay theirs? Is it bad money management? Do they think they're untouchable? I just don't get it. But, do you find it odd how all us "little people" do right and get screwed but the rich keep on getting richer? Old cliche, but it's true.

School violence

We had a pretty nasty fight at school today. Two of our students were hurt and a lot of teachers were upset with the situation. The situation is that our students don't know how to be kids anymore. They are all so caught up in all the negative, that they don't seem to know how to enjoy themselves. I can't imagine what their lives must be like; I only know what mine was like and wish they could have the same thing. I'm confident our students will be okay but am dreading how much security will have to be stepped up. I don't have any kids of my own, but fear what type of environment my future children will have to deal with. At least they will be safe at home.

Update: Both students are doing okay although one is still in the hospital.

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