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Okay.. so I remembered I have this. WHEE
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Writer. Published Author. Captain Awesomepants.
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So there is this thing I learned earlier this year that has helped me cope with some of the changes going on in my life, and there are more than I care for at this moment. I call it "the chicken." It's something I've adopted from the last episode of MASH. The story goes like this: The soldiers are on the bus with some South Korean refugees. There is an enemy patrol in the area. One woman is carrying a chicken that wont stop squawking. Hawkeye, another character, tells her to "keep that damn chicken quiet" and the noise stops. As it turns out the woman was not actually carrying a chicken, but rather her baby. Unable to keep the baby from crying, the woman made the decision to smother it and protect the lives of the people on the bus. Pierce, seeing this happen, is traumatized, and suffers a nervous break down.

Now that I've brought us all to such a happy place, "the chicken" is the issue you are dealing with instead of looking at the larger one, "the Baby". For instance say freaking out over something trivial when you are really upset about say a death in the family, someone's surgery, changes involving your employment, that scary life stuff you don't want to deal with at the moment and its easier to lose yourself by being upset about a "chicken." So its looking at your problem from a different perspective. Asking yourself "am I really upset about this, or is this a 'chicken?" It's oddly surprisingly helpful sitting yourself down and going "oi, bitch, chicken?" Looking at a problem and realizing its a "baby" is never fun, but making the small problem into a "chicken" helps you realize how small of a problem it really is and that you should CALM YO TITS and deal with the larger issue instead of brushing it to the side.

In the past few months I've had to utilize "the chicken" and remember my place. I use it to remember that problems aren't as unsurmountable as they seem and that even though I'm impatient it will take time, and it will get better. No one will have to smother an infant. That these life problems are always only for now and they will get better, they will change, or I'll thicken my skin and deal with them in a more adult manner. What doesn't peck your eyes out only makes you stronger. That this little thing that I'm so being overly melodramatic about is something that will pass. I'll be okay. Its just a chicken. Deal with the babies as they come, but let the chicken go. It helps me center myself in a very odd sounding meditation.

Plus, sharing the wisdom of "the chicken" is always amusing. You can't just mosey up to a stranger and go "oh, i see you there all stressed out. Let us talk of poulty!" But when you share the "chicken" with a friend it usually intially at least involves some form of giggling. And most certainly of "oh, well I guess thats a chicken then?"
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I'M ALIVE. Despite popular rumors.

I am also batman.


Nov. 27th, 2010 11:33 pm
kenobi: (DW: [Epic] Rory & The Doctor)

51452 / 50000 words. 103% done!

Completed National Writing Month, although the book itself is still going.

So yeah, that happened. :)
kenobi: (DW: [] Rory)
Anya: Xander, please, just go away.
Xander: Whatever's between us... it doesn't matter. You shouldn't be alone in this.
Anya: Yes, I should. My whole life, I've just clung to whatever came along.
Xander: Well, speaking as a clingee... I kinda didn't mind.
Anya: Thanks. For everything.
Anya: Xander— What if I'm really nobody?
Xander: Don't be a dope.
Anya: I'm a dope?
Xander: Sometimes.
Anya: That's a start.

kenobi: (tb: sophie is awesome)
Fuck yeah I'm gonna change my life, ain't no one gonna tell me differently.

kenobi: (tb: sophie is awesome)
TV Meme )

DAY 03 - your favorite new show (aired this tv season)

To summarize Archer its a show that can be best described as The Office meets Alias.. or some other wacky spy show. Its hilarious with some incredibly dark humor. It revolves around Sterling Archer, codename Duchess, who is a secret agent that works for his mother's spy business.For all purposes he is probably the worst secret agent ever. He used to be in a relationship with Lana, who is the actual best agent. Who is not dating one of the office managers. Its animated and done by the same people who do Arrested Developement. Its hilarious if you like that kind of humor. It's not for everyone but DANG its funny. Its on FX.

With quotes like : I'm sorry. Your authority is not recognized inside Fort Kickass

whats not to like?

However, if I went with that it would be a terrible lie.

My favorite new show this season is clearly:

Glee is the story of New Directions, a rag tag bunch of underdogs (which is sooo 2009). Its by Ryan Murphy, who did Nip/Tuck and Running with Sissors, so its bit of an oddball comedy about a show choir. So there are songs. Lovely songs, and the show has such a heart. Kurt and his father's relationship is one of the best I've ever seen on television. Between Sue's snappy one liners to Kurt's magical ability to make me cry and the entire casts ability to make me sing my little heart out... I haven't been in this much love with a show since LOST or BSG. And its not even SCI-FI!

Its just wonderful.

Not everyone's bag of tea.

But wonderful :)
kenobi: (LOST: Happy Hour)
TV Meme )
Apparently, I was a day ahead of myself (like I do)

Day 02 - A show I wish more people were watching

After I realized I was a day ahead of myself, like I normally am, I thought long and hard about what show I wish more of you twits watched. I came to the conclusion that even if it is off the air I wish more of you have seen farscape. Farscape is the tale of John Critchon (ben browder) who is an astronaut on the day he intended to prove a theory with one of his sciency best friends gets slingshot into space through a wormhole and ends up on the other side of the universe. He gets taken in by a living ship named Moya and her crew (Zaahn, a plant... go with it, D'Argo, who is angry, Rygel, who is hungry, and Aeryn, who is awesome) and its the tale of his trek to get back home. Its hilarious. Its fantastically written. You can go from laughing your guts out to crying your eyes out.It was so good that I hunted down all four seasons as quick as I possibly could.

Why should you watch it? Because he has an invisible man named harvey in his head who thinks you should have magaritas shooters with pizza.. and you shouldn't have magaritas shooters with pizza because THATS AN ABOMINATION!
kenobi: (LOST: Locke and the Sea)
Spoilers for Doctor Who for new episode )

It was beautiful. I liked it. :)
kenobi: (tb: sophie is awesome)
30 Days of TV meme )
Day 1 - A Show that never should have been canceled


Firefly and Veronica Mars came really close to knocking this one out. However, I loathed the last season of VM and as much as I loved Firefly nothing broke my heart more as when this quirky show that was filmed in Canada was cancelled before its time. It was quirky, it was funny, it was smart, and I loved it to bits.
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I've accomplished a few major things last month. I got another job, quit the job I hated in style (I stole the red stapler), and I finished an entire novel in less than a month. Well, the first draft anyway. It doesn't feel like I did anything major, but I'm taking a moment to sit back and go "well, damn." Spent a good portion of the day putting the first draft in a binder and beginning to work on editing the big damn thing.

Been in weird headspace. I don't like being in weird headspace.

But onwards and upwards I say.
kenobi: (Ewan: squee)

50,238 / 50000 words. NaN% done!

and counting the story is still going. Once it gets completed I'll post it and we can begin editing stages :D
kenobi: (Glee: Sue)
"Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal. Highway or side streets. Kiss her or keep her. We make choices and we live with the consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way we ask for forgiveness. It's the best anyone can do."

Lot has happened since my last update. I quit the job I hated. I have a new job. I may potentially be getting another one but these last few weeks have been insanely busy, and it doesn't look like that is slowing down. Which is weird because before I moved here I was busy, but not this crazy. I suppose I'll ahve to have a real post when I'm not functioning on less than three hours of sleep and red bull trying to fight off a food coma.

All I know is bed is comfy.

I'm alive!

Nov. 25th, 2009 11:27 pm
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I swear!

38782 / 50000 words. 78% done!
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Next week I'm going to be insanely busy, I hope to at least manage 50% by then. I can do this. I've gottne such a good start considering its only a week into this.

So much else going on that deserves a post of its own. I guess thats tomorrow when I don't have to be up in a few hours. :)

17003 / 50000 words. 34% done!

kenobi: (TB: Sookie is fairypants)
Everyday i don't cry, i feel my heart grows a little stronger.

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn...
With every goodbye you learn.

~Veronica A. Shoffstall


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