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And now for something completely different

Yeah, I’m still at home and in pain. My keyboard and mind still function. Well… my mind functions at its normal level, never said it was great.

I’m about ready to fill a hot water bottle with a big Tom & Jerry. It can medicate in multiple ways.

If I were in charge, and I should be, I would add one thing to the end of Game of Thrones. I was exchanging comments with Charles Yallowitz early this morning and this came to me.

After the last episode aired, I would require all the dead characters to return in full costume. I’d make them all into a chorus, and I’d even hire Eric Idle to direct them. Then they’d all sing this song:

Of course, we’d have to change one line somewhere to accommodate Hodor. Maybe Eric Idle can help here.

I swear to God, it would be an internet sensation. Think of the video you could make. A little girl burning at the stake singing along, one several being eaten by dogs, seas full of drowning sailors. It would be awesome. Just think of old man Lanister sitting on the toilet, full of arrows and whistling.

It could work for The Walking Dead too, but not quite as well in my mind.

I had an email exchange this morning with one of my favorite authors. We’re putting together an upcoming Lisa Burton interview, and there is no word to describe a sigh. Think about the “radio” format. If someone sighed you would hear it. I don’t want to break the format to tell listeners a guest character sighed, so what would it sound like?

Think about it. We have “words” for: tch, hmmm, ahhh, oooh, mmhmm, even hmph. We need a word for a sigh.

She suggested perhaps there is an Onomatopoeia Control Board we can petition. Authors need a word for a sigh.

My wife has been watching The Hallmark Channel. I’m a captive audience, I can’t exactly run screaming from the room currently. I have to prop myself against the back wall just to go pee right now.

Everyone of these stories is the same damned story. Life-changing boyfriend with a mansion and a helicopter gets dumped in favor of a small town bumpkin with a broke-assed dairy, because love. I know dairy farmers, and there isn’t a lot to look forward to. Oh, and the actors are all exceptionally pretty, even the men. Aside from the actresses, their characters are always adorable. This time of year there is the added requirement of Christmas being involved. Bumpkin shows her the true meaning of Christmas, that kind of thing.

What kills me here is people eat this crap up. I should rip off about a hundred or so of these and retire. They teach us not to have Mary Sue characters, but there they are in abundance. I’d probably blow it by creating unique characters that don’t fill the recipe out right. Grouchy old bastard with emphysema reconciles with ex-wife who once shot him through the liver. Expect scenes of making a noose out of red & green ribbon and suggestions of where to stick those baubles.

Okay, enough of my nonsense. Pass me the hot water bottle and always look on the bright side of life.

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The Beat Goes On

Last night was no better than the one before. I tried to roll over in bed and couldn’t move. Everything sent pain shooting through my back and legs. It hurt either way, but less so to just get up.

At about 2:00 AM, I used the walls to wobble into the bathroom. I spent the next half hour trying to pull on some lounge pants and slippers. This led the dogs to think it was breakfast time, so I fed them. Then I tried to sleep in a chair.

It feels better to sleep in a chair, but I tend to slouch after I fall asleep. This leads to waking up whenever I move. Right now, I’m kind of lacking for quality sleep.

Eventually, I woke up with Frankie on my footstool licking me. I must have slept somehow for her to get up there without waking me up.

Yesterday, my wife massaged it briefly, and that helped enough to take a bath. We repeated that event today, and it helps temporarily.

She also went to the store and picked some things up. I have a large medicated bandage she stuck over it. It doesn’t stick well, and feels kind of wet. It seems to be helping a bit. The hot pad helped, but the box says not to use one if using the bandage thingie.

She also bought me some Aleve. I haven’t tried that yet, but my favorite aspirin hasn’t done a damned thing.

Today, I worked on more Lisa Burton Radio stuff, and added 500 words to a new project. That’s a lousy word count, but I’ll take it considering the circumstances. I also worked on a blog post I need to send to a friend. Tomorrow is looking like more of the same. I’ll schedule one interview, write the shtick for another one and send it out. If I still feel like it, I’ll open my manuscript once more. If I finish that guest post, I’ll send it out too.

I complain about lack of quality writing time, but this isn’t quality time. I need to be at the paycheck job, but I can’t get in my truck.

Tonight, I’m going to start out in the chair. I have one of those old toilet seat pillows for use on airplanes. At least my head won’t flop around.

It’s a writing blog folks. You get it all, warts included. Hopefully this will pass soon, and we can get back to something a little more fun.

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