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3 September 2020

 Song mood: Everyone Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears.  I would love to see them in concert, if they still do that sort of thing.


So the long weekend is coming up and I don’t know what to do.  Except that I have my Passport Nebraska brochure.  I foresee a trip to Ashland.  I should get some writing done.  We’ll see.


My copy of Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones arrived in the mail.  Currently I’m reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.  Seventy pages in and I’m trying to work out who will be murdered.  There’s one obvious character: the rich socialite who is played by Gail Godot in the movie that comes out next month.  When I finish that I will go on to the book that arrived.

Currently I’m listening to Broken Angels by Richard Morgan.


Tonight, I came to the conclusion that I need a writing partner.  Someone whom I can bounce ideas off of and someone who can suggest a poem to write.  Instead I look at some poems on twitter and IG.  But then how do you ask someone who is busier than you if they would like to hang out?  Anyway.


I bounced some ideas off of my photographer friend.  I’ve done some research and found there are no detectives in Bedfordshire.  It’s too small and they work with the surrounding counties like Cambridgeshire.  My question for today was do I want to go with a mob or with a spy ring?

I decided that Trevor’s wife will be named Amanda after my favorite character Amanda Kendall in the Grantchester books.  Amanda will be from the upper middle class where Trevor will be from the lower middle class.  I want her status to be higher than his but not so high that she’s unattainable for him.  Most of police in novels have a genuine disdain for the upper class because the policemen have to work their way up.


So the past week I have been working on not taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen every time I have a minor ache or pain.  I read somewhere that if you take too many over the counter pain killers, you can get headaches.  Which ironically is the reason why I take Tylenol.  The headaches aren’t so bad, just rather dull.  The joint pain hasn’t been so excruciating that I need to take ibuprofen or Tylenol.  It’s just the pain is rather annoying.


At some point I will have to talk with a doctor about the tinnitus I’m having.  I’ve had tinnitus for the last several years.  That gets annoying after a while as well.  Which is why I may learn ASL.


I think I may go to a museum or two.  It’s on my NE passport.  I think that the change will do me some good.  The Tree Adventure at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City looks interesting.

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