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17 October 2020

 Song mood: We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel.  Every time I see the commercial for The Boys season two, I can’t decide if I want to watch it. I watched it last year because it was a thing to do when I was hanging with my friend in Saint Cloud last year.  My friend, he likes to drink beer to the wee hours of the morning.  Something I’m not really able to do.  So my day was shot and binge watching The Boys was a good idea.  The series has some really graphic violence, which I’m not into.  I’m okay with some kinds of violence but not others.  It’s hard to say where the line is.  Anyway, I kind of want to watch season too but feel it might be too graphic for my tastes.


I finished listening to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab and though it was amazing.  I’m currently listening to Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth.  It’s a book I have been wanting to read for quite a while.  It has Oscar Wilde, Robert Sherard (his biographer), and Arthor Conan Doyle working on solving a mystery.  It’s currently free on Audible although I looked it up because I’m trying to figure out what to use a credit on.  I finally settled on Ruth Ware’s The Death of Mrs. Westaway, which is next.


I need to sit down and write a list of things to do.  I know, I say this a lot.  But I need to make the time to write these things down.  And more importantly, follow the list.  Then I need to dedicate some time for each item on the list.   Like Monday through Wednesday edit.  Those days my brain is usually fried, which makes creativity difficult.  Then Thursday through Saturday work on writing the story.

And then figure out what I’m going to do for like friends and stuff.


Tonight, I’ll watch Svengoolie.  This week’s movie is The Devil-Doll.  After that, I’ll probably watch an episode of Rebus.  He’s a detective in Scottland.  And, I have to have the closed captioning on for that show.  Sometimes it’s tough to understand some of the characters in that show.


I should make myself sit down and just write a paragraph and see where that takes me.  And I might.

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