Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Commander-DWH, Aug 31, 2012.
Ohio State's bid for a national title: LOL DENIED
Resuming Hermit Mode when I get back home tomorrow. Until then, I'll be attending rehearsal for the church's Christmas play. And now my sister-in-law wants me to sing Porky Pig's Blue Christmas because I do a reasonable impersonation.
In other news, we had our first big snow of the season here in SW Ohio on Friday. Half a foot or more in many spots. Roads were in terrible shape; people were sliding off into the ditch everywhere from what I heard.
Me? I drove 40 minutes down to Great Wolf Lodge on Friday morning before the rain turned to snow (so the roads were still only wet, not even icy), then spent most of the past two days walking around in my swim trunks in the 84°F indoor waterpark, playing in the arcade, or playing MagiQuest. By the time I drove home about four hours ago, the roads were literally bone dry. Take that, Old Man Winter!
(Oh, and did I mention that I only paid $47 for my share of the room? The benefits of two dozen people sharing four large rooms booked with four LivingSocial discount vouchers that each represented a 50% savings, plus one voucher was free because LivingSocial apparently gives you your voucher for free if three friends buy it also from a special link that you can share. )
I can't wait to watch people forget how to drive once the white stuff starts flying.
@TrakNar: It's uncanny, isn't it?
Amusing as hell. When I was staying in York, I had a front row seat to people skidding across the intersection.
We have 6 months of winter up here and winter tires are mandatory, and morons still forget how to drive. I am not driving this winter.
I think I did alright on my exam. About 1/2 the questions I was like, "alright, I got this!" and the other half I had no idea what I was typing. My last exam is monday. I'm going to spend all day tomorrow studying, but I did really well on the mid-term, so I think I got this.
Still no snow here. (It did snow in the middle of the night, aparently, but it didn't stick.) It was cold-ish this morning and they are saying it might snow soon a little bit Monday and Tuesday.
Good luck on the final exam tomorrow, Bri!
No snow, sleet or ice here either. Which is good because people drive like idiots when it just rains. It gets ten times worse when it snows.
The big storm is gone, leaving our dunes looking like miniature versions of cliffs. The gates in the Oosterschelde dam were closed. Extremely high tide was the cause of this. No snow and I hope the stuff stays away
Just got home and finished shoveling. We didn't get much, about four inches. Should be good enough to ski around on the snowblades, though.
QuickEdit: About four inches more of snow is on its way!
I hate winter! I hit a big patch of ice while driving. I was sliding to the right and heading for the ditch, but I got it straightened out and then I am sliding to the left into oncoming traffic. Luckily the guy coming towards me had a brain and stopped until he could see where I was going to slide next. Finally I got my vehicle sliding straight down the road and eventually I got off the ice. That wasn't fun.
Then I get home and out of the car and slip on the ice and about busted my head open. My neck feels like I have whiplash. And it appears that I have some internal bleeding in my digestive tract. I am sure it is nothing. I already go to a Digestive Health specialist for my screwed up guts. I guess I need to talk to him about this. I think I may have hurt something inside.
I should have never left San Diego. There I don't have to worry about ice and snow…just sharks and those mean seals that don't let us onto the beach in the winter.
I'm going to get in a quick evening walk before the weather changes. My guts are a bit unsettled at the moment, so a walk should be good to calm them and get things moving along.
The annoying cardboard cut on my finger finally closed up enough that it's not as painful, though I can still feel the skin rub together. At least I don't need a bandaid anymore.
So, I got an autographed picture of Vince Vaughan in the mail today, courtesy of some company called Mail Mann, Inc. that apparently handles responses to fan mail. Thing is, I don't send fan mail...
Eeek. Jl, I hope you are okay.
I done all my exams I'm so happy to be done this semester and this year in general. 2013 kinda sucked majorly for me. I shouldn't say that just yet. December has just started and there could be another death in the family, but I pray not. My uncle has been in the ICU since Friday morning with chest pains. He isn't the healthiest of human beings, he has type 2 diabetes and his father died at 55 of a heart attack. My uncle is 54. All his arteries are clogged or something and his oxygen level in his blood is down to like 40%. Needless to say, he could have a heart attack at any moment. We all hope he pulls through, but I wouldn't be shocked if I got that phone call.
@Goodwood there is no shame in admitting you have a huge man-crush on Vince Vaughn.
We finally got some snow that stuck! Granted, it's gone again, but that's okay.
@Jedi_Lover I hope you are okay! I've done the car on ice before and it's certainly scary! (Especially when the only thing that would keep one from falling down the side of a mountain is a really old guardrail!)
@Briannakin - I hope things improve with your uncle.
Glad you are done with this semester!
So the weather people are calling for 45 cms of snow over the next 4 days I highly doubt that we'll get that much, but it wouldn't be unheard of. Anyone want some snow
I'll pass. The only good thing about the snow is it is easier to walk on than ice. It was 4 degrees here today. I don't like the cold! And now I am really feeling the soreness from that slip on the ice. It feels like most of my muscles are pulled. Hopefully it won't last long. There are no sharp pains, just a general soreness.
I read an article just a few minutes ago that a new record low of -135.8 F was recorded (via satelite) in Antarctica today. Makes me not feel so bad about the temps it gets here.
Granted, it has yet to be really cold here yet. We've had a few days of with the windchill feels like around 10-15 degrees F. I'll take that (and even colder) over this summer with the heat index making it feel like 110.
I was hoping my neighbor would do the shoveling this time. Nope. They left it for me. Of course, by then, all the snow was packed down into ice, which my cheap shovel can't handle.
Do you have laws saying you have to do it? I used to live in a subdivision where the HOA said we had to have the sidewalks in front of our house cleared ASAP. They had a lot of rules. The trashcan had to be hidden behind a privacy fence or bushes. No boats or RVs.
Now I live in the country where my husband seems determined to make our yard look like hoarders live here. I got him to get rid of some of his crap. He buys things at auctions thinking he can resell them like in the show Storage Wars. He hasn't made a profit yet.
I can't believe I wrote a Saga Era story today. The only other one I wrote was because of a Challenge. I am starting to like some of the stand alone Saga Era profics.
We have rules that say we have to have the sidewalks clear. Usually, I get them done early. This time, due to my back being a bit sore, I was hoping my neighbor would do it.
What are these things you call sidewalks? I live out in the boonies, so thankfully we don't have sidewalks to clear. Speaking of snow, it looks like we might actually get that 45 cms.
So, Canadian facepalm moment. The local municipal government is going on strike so they are tying to figure out what is an essential service. Zamboni drivers (as in people who drive the ice resurfacing machines at hockey games) is now an essential service. Welcome to Canada where we obviously don't have our priorities straight.
We are supposed to shovel off our sidewalks, luckily between my three housemates and our downstairs neighbor, not one person has to do it all the time. Last winter when we had a blizzard, there were times that someone would individually go out and shovel the driveway and then there were times when all five of us were out there and it still took us 2 days. It was quite some time before the sidewalks got clear because they had about 4 feet of snow on them between the 2 feet we got and then what they scraped off the roads.
LOL! Of course the Zamboni drivers are essential!