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I just like that the photo is of hats. Get it? Recap? I need to get out is what is going on and why I have been terrible at posting.

Saw The Hurt Locker and all I can say is WOW. Incredible film, you must see it.

I have now thrown the novel "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman onto my list of books that I am reading.

Rewriting sections of the infamous romance novel I have been working on, it is like a never ending edit session with that story. In a lot of ways that is great because I am able to improve the dialogue and structure, but at the same time I feel like I have lived with this book long enough and it is time to complete it and get it out of here.
One piece of good news is that I have returned to working on my other novel which would fall more under fantasy and is really starting to take shape into something interesting.

Went on a job interview, don't think I will get it, but that is okay. It was proof of how bad I do in interviews and how much I don't miss being in an office. Of course if I got a call to be hired I would take it and do the job well. Then I would call my fence guy and be a happy camper.

I have also been going to a friend's house around the corner to let their pups out every day so they do not soil in the house or in the crate. They are the most well behaved animals I have ever encountered. they do their business, they wait for their treats, then one goes into her crate and the other goes to lie down.

The gym has been treating me well and I enjoy the health benefits I am reaping as well as the social aspect.

That my friends is the latest, hope you are all well.



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Sometimes it is best to disconnect. To get back to the land, to remove ourselves from the news, read a book, or just take a walk and be present.

Side note: I have to admit that running water and flush toilets are my most favorite inventions so camping is clearly out for me. :)

Have a great day.