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Friday, May 31, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 30 & DAY 31

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

*5/31/13 - For some reason I wasn’t able to log into Blogger yesterday, or this morning. In fact, only a few sites were working. At first I thought it was maybe my connection at a friend’s house, but the issue continued once returning home. I am a bit worried that the laptop is acting up. That will be Bad News Bears. I don’t personally view this as failing to complete the prompt as it was complete (yesterday’s being very short), but merely a delay due to technical difficulties. I’m just happy I’ve been able to log in this afternoon... if it continues to allow me to be. Which, so far, it isn’t allowing me more than 3 tabs open and Blogger isn’t loading again. GAH! So today will be another double-feature, or so I hope.*

I can’t seem to load the site to nab today’s prompt, but I know it deals with letting go, and my reaction to the statement. Currently there are some crazy conversations going on and it’s made it hard to focus on this post. I won’t go into details, but all guilty members that happen to read this will know who you are!

*Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 29

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

I am very proud of my picture story yesterday. This host can’t bring me down yet! Now we arrive at one of the prompts I’ve been most excited for. I wasn’t aware it was today, though. For some reason I thought it was the final post.

Today’s prompt:

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post

I’m not sure what Grooveshark is, so I plan on sticking to the ever prominent Youtube. Plus, it’s built into Blogger... so yeah...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 28

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

As anxiety-bound as I was about yesterday’s prompt, I really enjoyed writing it. Once I was in the motions of writing, it just started to pour out. I was hoping for something similar today, but no such luck.

Today’s prompt:

Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures

Well, this is an epic fail area for me. These picture-intensive prompts are like my Kryptonite. I will just have to find some randomness and see what comes up.

Monday, May 27, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 27

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

ACK! I’m a bit sore from a late night workout this weekend. Took a day for it to set in. something about onset delay blah blah blah whatever. Oh my nuts. At least it’s a good sore, and I’ll hold faith that the payoff will be worth it; once I’m rockin’ that George Clooney body I’ll never have. Taking a second day off, though, doesn’t sound too bad.

Random Jak Fact  #112: I once told a friend that I would make a great butler, and that I would look just like George Clooney, only... hairier. And that was the only difference.

Today’s prompt:

Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers

Sunday, May 26, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 26

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

The holiday weekend is almost over, but it’s been a fairly busy time. Gaming with friends, visiting family, working out, and random fun has made for a good time. I think tomorrow I may end up visiting more family. I definitely can’t argue with another BBQ. That makes three in the past month. It would be nice to just relax at home, though, and do some catching up on blogs and writing.

Today’s prompt:

Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.

Well, I read a lot online. Most of my intake lately has been other blogs when finding the time. I feel so far behind again. No daily challenges in June please. I’ve been falling behind on replying to comments even. This weekend being really busy didn’t help much. Need to get on it.

I shared a blog post awhile back with my Facebook writing group. It’s been a few months since reading it — need to look it over again — but I recall liking it. I wouldn’t have shared it otherwise. It’s a post giving the bloggers opinion of the publishing industry and writing. Just be warned it’s NSFW (it’s listed as such on the blog). The author is vulgar and more in-your-face.

I’ve never  dealt with the hardships of attempting to get published, but hope to someday. There’s a good chance a handful of you will be way more familiar than I. Still an enjoyable read, nonetheless.

Let me know what you think:



If reading the blog post, any thoughts? Do you have any articles or blog posts associated with writing and/or publishing you recommend?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 25

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Currently I’m sitting up at A Novel Place playing some Magic: The Gathering. I just drafted some two weeks ago, but it’s been awhile since playing competitive in the Standard format. So far I am 3-0-2. The first Draw was earned against a friend I’ve not seen in weeks. He wasn’t too happy with it, though. The second Draw was with another friend where we didn’t even play, but still secured our slots in the Top 8.

For those unfamiliar: that’s a good thing. It means I get an additional promo and play for additional product, as I battle for first place. Taking the second Draw felt dirty — I like duking it out slinging cardboard — but it gave me time to write up today’s post. Speaking of which…

Today’s prompt:

Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)

Friday, May 24, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 24

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Ah, fresh off a list of incredible life lessons learned outside the classroom, and I feel hot to trot; on top of the world. I really liked writing that post. I began on a serious note, and had more serious lessons lined up, but then I just slipped right into the absurd. It felt great. I feel great! Nothing can bring me down!

Today’s prompt:

Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits.

Fuck me...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 23

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Alright, no cheating tonight. Nothing but genuine time and effort on tonight’s entry. Let’s hope it isn’t a doozy.

Today prompt:

Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you.

Hmm... interesting. This could take some time to contemplate. So many lessons, but did I ever learn any of them?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 22

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Today's Prompt:

Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)

I felt it would take too long to write about something I was extremely passionate about. Those posts are best left outside of a daily constraint, where I can take my time to flesh them out.

Instead I will just share a video I thought was funny (I like a handful of their videos), and leave my own rants for when I can devote some more time to them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 21

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Today’s prompt:

Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives

Hmm... I will have to take a glance to see what posts are officially “favorites”, but that would be based on view count, and I don’t believe view counts = fav/most popular. I could see which have the largest comment count, but again I don’t feel that would necessarily portray accurately either. Most commented posts would surely exist within the A to Z/BEDiM Challenges. Maybe I will add the little widget/gadget for the sidebar, anyhow, for shits and giggles.

Monday, May 20, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 20

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Doesn’t look like an easy out this time around.

Today’s prompt:

Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.

Technically, I suppose I could refer back to the multiple posts about self confidence or money, but I will attempt a different topic. Which to choose, which to choose. So many struggles and life issues.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 19

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Better get this in just in case the storms rolling through take out the power. I want to avoid missing two days in the same weekend. That would suck! I'm extremely happy we have the thunderstorms coming through, though. I love them, and I've been waiting for some good thunder and lightning.

Today’s prompt:

Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them

Huh...

Well, I literally just did this a week or so ago so I’m going to cheat some.

BEDiM Day 5 / A to Z Reflections goes into all of the blogs I’ve been following for a while. So take the time and check it out (if you haven't already) and maybe give a glance at some of the listed blogs!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 17 & DAY 18

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

GAH! My personal challenge of not missing a day of posting has come to an end. Devastation! While the majority would barely bat a lash at this, it leaves me feeling a bit sad. I thought of multiple reasons I could claim lead to this plight. While it wasn’t the best of days, nothing in particular played any major role other than my sleep deprivation.

I went to take an hour nap, and an hour nap turned into a five hour nap. Slept through my alarm and everything. It may be a bad sign that when I woke up I frantically checked the time specifically to know if it was past midnight and if I missed a blog post. I may be addicted! It was a personal goal, though, to make each and every day, just as it was during the A to Z Challenge in April.

So remain calm! I am still here! I’m sure many of you went into a frenzied panic and called in Missing Persons reports, but all is well! My grandmother often says it’s good we aren’t the drinking sort, or we’d be drunk all the time. Had I been the drinking sort, waking up at 1am discovering I was late for a blog entry would have caused me to hit the bottle and spiral down into a pit of self-loathing. Okay, that may be an exaggeration...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 16

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

So tonight has been fairly interesting. Been visiting some friends I’ve not hung out with for a long time. It’s been a lot of fun so far, but taking a quick break to make my daily entry.

Today’s prompt:

Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 15

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Let’s see what we have lined up after our “Happy” list.

Today’s prompt:

Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)

Well, considering I’m old-school and have no personal cell phone (let alone a smartphone), the taking of pictures just isn’t going to happen.

I’ll just share my day, which is pretty uneventful.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 14

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

This has not been a particularly happy day, but happiness is what this post is associated with.

Today’s prompt:

Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy

That isn’t so bad. I’m sure despite this week’s beginning tidings I can come up with a simple list of things I enjoy. Really happy, though? I’ve had difficulties with this question before.

Monday, May 13, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 13

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Well, yesterday's trip down memory lane opened an option for the next entry in the May challenge. The mention of dead end streets reminded me of a place I lived, which was also on a dead end street. Now, my memory may be muddled and it’s possible it wasn’t actually one. My mother is likely to chime in if not. I’ve already highlighted this childhood memory loss topic enough times that it doesn’t bear repeating. Unless that counts. In which case, perhaps it did.
Today’s prompt:

Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 12

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Last night was a great time at a friend’s Bday party/BBQ gathering. Played a game called Dixit. I love that game! I will have to purchase my own copy, and maybe an expansion, soon. Though, Cards Against Humanity is the game I want most. That card game is all sorts of wrong. Make sure if you play it that it’s with people that aren’t easily offended. That’s all I have to say on that.

Today’s prompt:

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...).

Well, technically I feel like this is something I just blogged about during the A to Z challenge. My “N” post on Nostalgia went into some aspects I missed from my childhood.

There are always more things from the past to be reminisced, though...

Saturday, May 11, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 11

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Quickie time. Today's prompt:

Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less.

Holy sweet Mother Mary Baby Jesus nuts in a handbasket!

Not sure about you, but I’d buy that for a dollar :)

Back to the party!

Friday, May 10, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 10

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Well, here is this question again. I couldn’t answer it for my Liebster Award and afraid I won’t be able to offer up any succulent stories this time around either.

Today’s prompt:

Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.

One story, which is brief, may qualify.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 9



(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

I believe today’s post is supposed to involve a picture. Had I went out with my NaNo friends, there would have been a decent chance at me getting a new photo taken. A friend just got a new camera and is sure to be fanatical about taking random pics for some time. As it is, no new pic.

Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words).

So, I will have to use a stock photo (one not even featuring myself!) associated with today...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 8

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Time for a short entry. No time to get all elaborate tonight! I was kind of stumped when it came to the following prompt:

Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

Sounds easy. Don’t eat the yellow snow, don’t pee into the wind, don’t eat the yellow snow after peeing into the wind...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BEDiM 2013 : DAY 7

(A Blog Every Day in May 2013 Challenge Entry)

Still truckin’ along after finally getting two hours of sleep this morning. Okay, make that four as I just woke up from a 2 hour on/off nap. Yes, I only wrote one sentence before passing out. Rackin’ in those Zzz’s yo! Let’s take a gander at today’s writing prompt:

Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of

Hmm... well, I definitely am not afraid of losing sleep. However, I’m afraid of passing out one of these times on my late night outings. I already have the desire to sleep when in a car (like a leftover relaxation effect from when I was an infant), and the lack of sleep really solidifies my body’s attempt to make it happen.

What else...

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