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Monday, July 9, 2012

Taking A Short Break

Okay, don't panic. I'm only taking a week off. When your hubby invites you to watch a movie you've been dying to see, or offers you your favorite food, and all you say is "Meh" because that would require, ya know, moving, you're a little burned out.

So I discussed it with him, and at first I didn't want to take any time off at all. I wanted to finish Throne of Oak, seeing as I'm a little over halfway done with it. Then, I thought, would be the best time to take a week to myself, since I haven't done that since... Since...

Um, I think it was before Christmas? Last summer, maybe?

But he had to go and point something out to me, something that changed my mind. If everything is "Meh", won't the story become meh too?

Ugh. I hate it when he's right.

So, other than getting "DEAR GOD GET THESE EDITS IN TO ME NOWNOWNOW!" type stuff, I'm taking the week off. I'm going to read, play video games, watch the Murder/Death/Kill channel until Dusty is thoroughly traumatized, and in general pretend I'm a rutabaga. I'll peek in to Facebook and Twitter, but that's about it.

See you next week!

4 comments:

AimeeKay said...

Have fun on your break! I so need to take a week and do the same thing. I think people would have a revolt if I tried though...

Laurie said...

Have fun!!!

Laurie said...

Have fun tormenting Dusty!!

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thanks. So far, I'm sleeping in (when the cats let me), reading (when the cats let me) and watching TV (when the cats let me).

Last time I tried to play a video game, one of the cats attacked my hand. I think I messed with cat time.

The dog doesn't care what I'm doing, so long as I don't yell at her for licking her behind.

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert


"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford