I’m pretty lucky with time off from work. I get all major holidays off and a few extended breaks throughout the year, as well as all of July and August. (I have to find summer employment because I make a teacher’s salary.) Continue reading “Handwriting for Easter Weekend”
My buddy who runs the blog SonicRetreat has been talking about discontinuing it; his URL is coming up for renewal or something silly like that. He keeps up on a lot of music, and his posts are very current. The exposure to new music and artists is a good thing for you, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Anyway, in an effort to encourage him to continue blogging about the music that he loves, and to discourage him from talking about pharmaceuticals when we’re drinking together, I’m asking you to show your support (for me, more than him) by visiting his blog.
Here’s how I know how you can keep up on his blog:
Visit his site: SonicRetreat (you can follow his blog via a link on the righthand side of the page)
Follow him on SoundCloud
I like a lot of what he puts up, and you probably will too.
Please leave your thoughts on his choice of music in the comments below. He’ll be happy to read them on my blog, instead of his.
Thank you for the support! Enjoy!
A little while back I wrote about my experience at the registry, while getting my Ontario driving licence. Well, folks, it arrived today, along with my insurance papers. I also got my plates today. Continue reading “My Car is Now Registered in Ontario *tear*”
So, I’ve been trying to find ways to make my iPad useful. I really want it to become a productivity tool. So, this post is an image of the post I wrote tonight.
(The handwriting recognition was terrible, so I’m attaching an image of my handwriting instead, despite the introductory paragraph.) Continue reading “Walking Down Memory Lane”
I got my first car on March 17, 2007. Eight years later, to the day, I gave up my Alberta licence for an Ontario one. It made me a little sad. Continue reading “Getting My Driving Licence, Again”
I’ve been struggling for ways to make my iPad useful, so I’ve been geeking out a bit with this week — its March break, y’all!
I put together this doodle tonight, after doing some ebook reading and note taking. All on my iPad.
The iPad’s got potential, but for what? Seriously, what do people really use iPads for, other than porn and Netflix?
This post won’t be 5 000 words long, or anywhere near that long.
I’ve been working on this piece that I keep writing about, here and here. I finished typing it out tonight. I edited most of it on paper and wrote up something of an outline before I started typing it out. I stuck true to the first draft as I was typing it out, ignoring all of the edits that I marked down. Continue reading “Just Shy of 5 000 Words”
Remember how yesterday I wrote about a piece that I’m working on? Remember how I said that I was forgetting what I had written about? Remember how I said that I still need to finish the piece? Remember how I still need to edit the piece?
Well, tonight, for about 30 minutes now, I’ve been thinking about the best next step. Here are the options that I’ve come up with:
- Type out what I have in Evernote, and then edit from there. The advantage is that I’ll have typed out some of the final piece. Plus, I can access it from my phone or tablet when I’m out. I could probably do some editing while I’m typing it up.
- Type it out in Word. I like Word as a word processor. I wouldn’t have access to it while I’m out, but how much time do I really have to work on it when I’m not at home? Plus, some of the final piece will be typed up.
- Type it out directly in WordPress, where it will finally end up anyway. I can access it from my phone or tablet when I’m out, and some of the final piece will be typed up. I find that edits on WordPress sometimes screw up formatting, so I’m a bit reluctant.
- Edit directly on the paper. The question then becomes: which pen and ink do I use to make my edits? I’ve been carrying the papers with me for a while now, so what difference will it really make if I throw another pen in my bag? It’s not the carrying another pen that’s bugging me, it’s which pen to carry and which ink to use with the pen that’s bugging me. It makes a difference.
What are my other options? Why do I have so many options? Why am I typing up this post about what I’m going to do instead of actually getting the shit done?
While it would seem as though I haven’t been very active on the writing front lately, it isn’t entirely true. Yes, I haven’t been publishing posts, but I’ve been writing. Continue reading “I Have Been Writing”