The doctor appointment went better than I expected. Officially I was ten pounds lighter than six weeks ago, which appeased the sadistic fellow for now, but of course he scheduled a follow-up in three months so he can check my progress on the weight loss and the affects of my new cholesterol medicine. Actually, I like my doctor but I hate to admit it given his cruel habit of meddling in my business.
Okay I admit it. I cheated. Last time I had on jeans, a belt, a cell phone in my pocket. This time I wore shorts, no socks, emptied the change and cell phone from my pockets, ditched the belt. next time I'll have to show up naked.
I'm adding two more novels to my list of books I've read since April 1st when I started this blog. Rain Fall by Barry Eisler. Action Thriller are not my normal genre, but I gotta say John Rain is an interesting character and I like the fact that the author fleshed him out so well. And I almost feel as if I could walk through Tokyo and know where I am due to Eisler's ability to set the scene. Who'd a thunk it? -- A likable political assasin.
I also read gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson. More along the lines of what i seek out to read and what I write this novel was extremely well done. Instead of saying why I liked it I'm going to give you the first line and say go buy it and read for yourself. I think is is one of the more intriguing first lines I've read. -- There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel's high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus. Add in a character whose is steadfast in her two promises to God , never to tell another lie and to stop fornicating , add in a bit of Southern humor, a dash of murder mystery, a lot of honest emotion and you have a heck of a novel.
Now on to the dreaded MEME. These things are all the rage I guess when it comes to blogs and in the past I have been negligent in answering the call to arms. But now my wife has tagged me with posting eight random habit or facts about myself. I could ignore her, but she has already threatened to post eight things herself if I don't do it. Now I doubt there are eight things about me that she doesn't know, (at least that I am willing to impart with on here) Right now there is a voice in the back of my head saying let sleeping dogs lay Travis, let sleeping dogs lay.
So even though none of these will come as a surprise to her , the rest of you might learn something interesting to hold against me later on down the road.
1)I am an avid sports fan but not nearly as much as I used to be. I am a long suffering New Orleans Saints fan, a Nebraska Cornhusker diehard, and sorry alternate fish, but a steadfast supporter of the Dallas Stars. Hockey is by far the funnest sport to actually play - right up to the point you break your leg that is.
2)I am late to work three days out of five, especially when my writing is going well. I often get up early to write and when the flow is going I hate, I repeat HATE to break off and go to work.
3)I am the most disorganized person you could ever meet. My toolbox at work is piled high with junk. My computer room is atrocious. About the only two things that are well laid out and organized are my fishing tackle box and my writing files.
4)I have the habit of talking too much. You know the box on your elementary school report card. The one that says failure to refrain from unnecessary talking. Never i repeat never did I not get a mark in that box. To this day my boss would check that box if they issued report cards at work. If I sit down on a bench beside a total stranger I'll be in the midst of a lengthy conversation within seconds. Or the person will get up and leave muttering, who is that crazy guy.
5)Fact are easier that habits so here is another. I once woke up in the middle of a medical procedure where they were using a laser to burn away nerve fibers in my heart. Yes it hurt like hell and even though the doctor told me you won't remember any of this when you wake up I do remember, right up until they overdosed me on morphine to knock me back out. Afterwards the doctor told my family that everything went well and that I was strong as a horse and I knew a lot of cuss words just as strong. I remember coming to and being lashed down the the bed like Gulliver.
6)I have a habit of letting my writing determine my real word mood. IF the writing is slow and sluggish so am I. If it is going great I'm in a good mood. IF I just killed off a character it would be best of you gave me a wide birth. Just kidding I rarely kill my characters, I just torture them emotionally.
7)If I'm not careful I write really long blog posting that I am certain no one reads to the end. This seems like a good place to test this theory. If you read this type I'm annoyed in the comment section.
8)I have a tendency to play the part of Sweden. When I have friends who are mad at each other or like people in both sides of a feud I try to bring them together, however sometimes my meddling lands me right smack dab in the middle with no easy way out.
BONUS FACT - I was the hairiest guy at the pool yesterday.
I am tagging no one but feel free to chime in with your own habits and random facts in the comments section.