Monday, September 08, 2008

ten lost minutes

Day 11 of 365 in the “Marathon of the Dope” . . .

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I’ve just spent ten Fu*&^$g minutes of my life (on dial-up internet) trying to find out who won the men’s US Open Tennis title this year - and I still don’t know for Cripe’s sake!

Are my Google skills so damn useless? I think not. Why then can’t reporters on websites just state the damn facts and be done with it, and why must Google send me back sites with information about every other frikin US Open Final but 2008 - especially US Open Golf results? I queried the year 2008 and tennis, not goddamn Golf from 1968! Again, did I query frikin GOLF. NO! Jesus H. Cripers Jr.

And the official US Open tennis website is still loading, and probably will be long after I go to bed again tonight.

I know I should make the switch to hi-speed or hi-speed lite or anything but dial-up - but this search was just ridiculous. And I don’t have TV hookup, or I could have just watched the match yesterday . . .

. . . Okay, rant over.

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So, back to writing.

I need a couple of firm goals in this department, or I’m going to wallow about for months getting about as much done as searching the internet on dial-up for the men’s 2008 US Open “Tennis” Champion.

Here is the plan for my novel. Edited and rewritten twice by Jan 2009. After which it will get the final polish and then make the rounds in “want-to-be-published” land in 2009.

Sounds easy.

It’s going to be a female dog - with rabies.

Can you sense my mood?

Note to self - in future do your blog post before attempting any other potentially frustrating task.

And tonight is our last regular season tennis league night. So far we are in third place out of seven teams which is not too shabby. My record so far is 6 wins, 3 losses. Not great, but not the suckage either.

And this weekend I really planned to do a bunch of novel editing, but of course I did not. Instead I read a lot, played Flatout, and did prep for the upcoming D&D Campaign (version 3.5E, not 4E or 3E or 1EB or 2EA or R2D2 versions) which kicks off Sept 21 and is going to be run by me.

Looking forward to it and I bought bunch of minis that I needed for it as well.

One can never have too much gaming swag - ever.

I’m looking at my large, full container of dice . . . they look lonely. Maybe I should pick up some more before the big day . . .

Maybe I can search for them online - Doh!

Where is my blood pressure monitor?

Until the morrow then, when I’ll spew tonight’s tennis results and likely find something else to rant about.

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