Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sick Tummy Day, Marathon Madness and Writing In Public.


Today was Sick Tummy Day for me. Must have been somethin' I et. Stayed home from church - I trust Jesus will understand. Had a persistent "mild to moderate" nausea all day. Hope it dissipates by tomorrow. Got a full day on the rug truck planned.

Slept a ton. Midnight Saturday to Noon Sunday, then again from 3pm to 6pm. That's a lot of sleep; wish I could remember what I dreamed about...


Wifey ran a marathon today. It's odd... she had an exceptionally hard go of it, but was beaming when she came home. Said by mile 14 she was on the ground, legs cramping, in extreme pain. She stopped at every "aid station" from that point forward, trying to get her legs to work right. She ended up walking until mile 22, where she decided she'd run the rest, and she did. Not sure what the point of it all was, but it meant something to her to finish. She said she'd never felt pain like that before - and she's given birth several times!

Well, good on her, I suppose. Not sure I'll ever "get it."

This video is amazing...



So on Saturday, I went to a writer's group meeting in Vista (about 1/2 hour from my house). It's for a group of NiNoWriMo writers, who have decided to forget the "November only" meeting schedule, and meet year-round instead. Since I'd signed up for NaNoWriMo in 2010, I am on the email list. I keep getting the notices about "this Saturday's meeting", and decided I should try it out. Maybe it would be inspirational and I could get some writing done...

There were about a dozen writers there, including me and three other first-time attenders (which was a cause of amazement for the regulars), and we all either sat alone at tables (in a corner of Panera) working on our stuff, or chatting in groups. I'd say half the people were actually working, and the rest were rather-inanely chatting. Seems like a good bunch, though. I got about 90 minutes of good, uninterrupted writing done, which was a good feeling. I think I'll go back again next Saturday.

Cultural Faux Pas #314

Between noon and three today, when I took family out for lunch at the mall (I had about a quarter-bowl of chili and water... sick tummy, remember...), they went off to wander, while I decided to grab a coffee and sit on a bench with my iPad. Stopped in GameStop to peruse their rapidly-dwindling section for PC games, and had an interesting conversation with the salesman there. I asked him how long he felt the PC Games section of the store would exist, what with the increasing popularity of digital retail and delivery. I confessed to him that I used to buy at least one game a month from his store, but now I get my stuff all online. He said there's still enough activity to warrant keeping the section, so I guess that's good. He cited the WoW games, which you can't get on Steam, as driving forces behind keeping the section alive.

Well, I thought it was interesting, in any case. Sorry, Paula...

Also chatted with a salesman at the Verizon booth about the iPhone. He said he prefers the Android, as do many folks who in the past year have switched from the iPhones to an Android. Ah, more decisions. The "upgrade" I've been holding onto won't affect the iPhone price at all, whereas I will get a substantial discount on an Android.

Wow, that was boring. Better liven things back up with some White Ninja...


Hmm... that one was kind of a "miss"...

I blame Sick Tummy Day...

Adios.

Dave

5 comments:

Abbie Josephsen said...

Aww, sorry you aren't feeling well Dave. Hopefully you will be back to peak condition soon :) I finally remembered to bring your book back... but you weren't at church :P Oh well, Wednesday I shall have it for you! Thanks again for letting me read it! And I'm glad you were able to get some good writing in! That is always a good thing :)

Abbie Josephsen said...

haha, and I forgot to say that I actually liked that White Ninja comic! I don't usually like those ones... but that was funny :)

logankstewart said...

Hope you're feeling better now, Dave. That video was amazing. Emotional even, I say. Thanks for sharing.

I've got a friend or two that really likes the Droid, much more than the iphone. Myself, I just have a phone that lacks education.

Rebecca said...

Wow...what a video. Very interesting...and moving. I felt a little sick to my stomach seeing all those bins of pictures. Forgotten memories, forgotten people.

I wouldn't do well with writing in public I think.

I have the Droid Pro. Love it. My first smart phone. I feel cool : )

Paula Titus said...

You. Are. A. Trip.