Daily Archives: Monday, 06 April 2009

Blog Every Day April

All right, I know I’m a little late to the game—I always am, the first time—but I think I’d like to participate in Blog Every Day April (BEDA) [info|twitter]. I didn’t post anything on April 2 or 4, though, so this commitment might spill over a couple days into May if I get serious about it.

I’m pretty good about writing when I want to, though, so I’m not super worried. This will, however, require my internet access not to FAIL and my temperament to remain somewhat level-headed. I’m hoping I can turn my desire to blog for BEDA into a way to type up these stupid book analyses for class (aka: TPS reports) which I will then post, for everyone’s reading pleasure (haha.. “reading pleasure”…yeah, right). If I can do one per day for 10 days, I’ll be done with that section of my semester’s work. Can’t be that difficult, right? (Watch me try to shoot myself in the face by the end of this month for saying that…)

I’ve decided to treat my TPS reports the same way I deal with the books I read for the Feminist Review. I’m going to set myself a deadline and do it before that deadline—or else. That seems stupid when I say it like that, but I keep having this idea that I’ll just be able to “do it tomorrow” or “when I have time” and that shit’s not working anymore. My professor is going to kick my ass if I don’t kick it myself first. I’d rather have me do it than him.

This is similar to NaNo, I think, but I don’t have to write 1,667 words every day unless I want to. (NaNoWriMo is a contest held each year in November that encourages writing a novel of at least 50,000 words—or 1,667 words per day for 30 consecutive days.) Still, assuming that I actually do want to get these TPS reports done (and I do, dammit), and we’re talking about 300 words per typed page, I’ll have to write 3,000 words per day to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.

I’ve been thinking about using the Write or Die widget, but I’m not really masochistic like that. We’ll see.

35 Things You Wouldn’t Think to Ask

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? No.

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coaster? No way. Roller coasters rock.

3. When’s the last time you’ve been sledding? Uh… I don’t remember, but it’s been a hella long time.

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone? Alone.

5. Do you believe in ghosts? I don’t know; maybe?

6. Do you consider yourself creative? Yes, sometimes.

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife? Haha, yeah, I do.

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? Angelina Jolie.

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics? Yeah, I know some.

10. Do you know how to play poker? Which kind are we talkin’; seven-card stud? Texas Hold’em?

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? Yes.

12. What’s your favorite commercial? Uh… hmm..

13. Who was your first love? I’m not going answer that.

14. If you’re driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light? I have done that.

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you? Yep.

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees? Yankees.

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating? Yeah, but not in a long time.

18. How often do you remember your dreams? Sometimes.

19. What’s the one thing on your mind? SCHOOL.

20. Do you always wear your seat belt? Always? No, I suppose not.

21. What talent do you wish you had? More self-discipline. Trust me, that is a talent.

22. Do you like Sushi? Yeah, some kinds.

23. What do you wear to bed? Sweats and a t-shirt, usually.

24. Do you truly hate anyone? Hmm… I’d have to think about it.

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be? Hmmm… Katharine Hepburn. (What? You didn’t say they had to still be alive. Stop looking at me that way.)

26. Do you know anyone in jail? No.

27. What food do you find disgusting? Uhhh, I’d have to really think about it. Lemme get back to you.

28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back? No. It’s not my style.

29. Have you ever been punched in the face? Yes.

30. Do you believe in angels and demons? I don’t know, but I’m leaning toward “Yes.”

31. How old were you when you think you actually became a ‘grown-up’? Almost nineteen and one half.

32. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Here, in New York City.

33. Have you ever been in the hospital? Yes.

34. Are you happy with your life today? No.

35. Have you ever had a stalker? Yes.