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24 February 2022

Song mood: Fantasy by Maria Carey. I watched Free Guy last night. Fantastic movie. Guy is this NPC who wants to find love. But the only people who can do what ever they want are the people with the cool glasses. I highly recommend this movie. My favorite part is when Guy and his friend Buddy have a conversation about what is real anyway.

Tomorrow I head up to North Dakota, or more specifically my hometown, for my uncle’s memorial. It will be good to be around my mum and sister and uncles. My sister came down from Alaska. I’m just not liking the cold temps. Today, Fargo’s low was -24F(-31C). Tomorrow’s low will be -7F(-21C).

I hope that I will have phone reception. In years past I wouldn’t have reception while I was at my hometown because I had Sprint. But I’m under T-Mobile, so I hope that I get reception at my hometown. Though, I’m not holding my breath.

I will be staying at one of my uncle’s. So when people offer me drinks, I can say, nope, I’m staying at my uncle’s. I don’t mind having a couple of beers or a couple glasses of wine, but I really don’t like getting drunk. I don’t like the intense headaches.

Currently I’m listening to The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. She really is a genius writer. Her descriptions are so active. 

I think my goal is to learn how to write a scene like hers. Most of the time, my writing is so bare bones that they seem to be short. I think the best way to describe what I’m trying to work on would be this: 

The mobile was black and white. (That would be the way I write it.) Versus. The black and white mobile rotated above the baby’s head like a zebra in the jungle.

The second sentence is still describing the same thing, but now it’s actively doing something.

Anyway. More stuff to work on. I will work on improving my scenes. And then go back to the scenes I already wrote to see where I can improve.

I was buying candy the other day. I decided to buy myself some gummies, sherbert flavored gummies. They were low sugar and fat free. I thought, these are harmless. Well, I ate the whole bag before eating supper. I wasn’t feeling that good afterwards. I was amazed, they actually tasted like sherbert and could not stop eating them. Which is why I avoid candy during halloween. Because I have no self control when it comes to chocolate and other sweets.

So, I’m waiting for warmer weather. I may or may not go back to running. I need to set up an exercise routine. Light weights and running are what I’m thinking.

Anyway. Depending on phone reception, I may be offline for a couple of days, or have very limited access. But, it will be good to hang out with family.


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