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The Weekend and Stuff

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they’re in August.
Ronnie Shakes

Health issues aside- today is a good day. Lyo went back to work although on modified duty. And I cleared my basket.

Yep that deserves a beer or two. 😛
Or three. 😀

And over the weekend I saw several news stories that just made me shake my head in laughter and in puzzlement. There was a reason for evolution and I’m pretty sure that we (as a species) have managed to overrule it in protecting stupidity.

Like the guy who nearly burned down his house. He was trying to kill weeds with a propane torch.

Now I’m a fire lover at heart. And yes as a young child I would often start fires. But even I knew that you shouldn’t let fire get away from you. Well that and Madre held my fingers over a burning match at the age of 4. (Great life lesson there.)

Or how about the kids that thought going a hundred miles per hour down a slope with huge dips/bumps in a car. 65-70 is really as fast as you need to go down one of those things to know that controlling a sedan on the rebound is not as easy as they make it look in the movies (where they go maybe 20mph- I’m guessing).

Nope.

Life is short enough for everyone.  🙂

Yes I can admit it

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill

Is it wrong that when I see something like this that I start laughing? Not the little ‘oh my god’ horrified laugh. The kind of laugh that usually only comes about when something is just too funny to expressed any other way.The rolling on the floor laugh. The hurt my ribs and stomach ’cause I’m laughing so much.

I don’t think of how the person was feeling or about their family. I just laugh. And laugh. And eventually the funny wears off. But I still don’t think about the person or their family. They are just another person who died whom I didn’t know.

Perhaps that is heartless of me.

Or perhaps there is so much of this shit going on that laughter is the only thing that keeps me functional. We have wars a plenty, idiots with killing on their minds who don’t really care how its done just that someone is dead (or alot of someones), and we have people pointing fingers right, left, up, down, and yes even sideways at everyone but themselves.

It is a very fucked up world.

I laugh because I can. Because all this crazy is funny. It really is. You can run from here to there, be in a hurry to beat out the guy next to you, pretend to the best at what you do, and even win the hearts/minds of your fellow man. But we are all still fucked up.

Admit and love it. 🙂

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.-Benjamin Disraeli

 

Sometimes the news is a very hard thing to escape from. 😦 And it seems these days that it is even harder to get any information out of it at all. This is why I like reading newspapers, magazines, blogs, or any other type of written news rather than watching it. The information makes more sense to me rather than trying to sift through spoken words that may or may not have the intended meaning of the speaker.

It is also a lot harder to get lost in the moment of news when you have to wait for the written version instead of the spoken one. You don’t get up to date numbers or the endless gaps where the reporter has to repeat what they have been saying for the last 10 minutes until something new comes to light. At least not the same ‘up to date’.

I’ve had a fascination for the written word ever since my Grandmother and I read Anne of Green Gables together. At the time words didn’t make sense to me. My spelling, writing, and reading skills were barely good enough to let me move from one grade to another. The words just didn’t make sense. They didn’t sound like how they were written and to a kid already struggling it was one more frustration I wasn’t going to deal with. But- my Grandmother taught me differently. There were worlds beyond this one more real in those words than the one I was living in.

So here I am again bitten by the Writing Bug and trying to be a little more…prepared…for this next attempt at writing a story like I’ve always wanted to do. And it amazes me that the world I’m creating with words is becoming a bit more real day by day. I can see the landscapes and people in it just as if I was dreaming or calling up a memory. And to be honest it can be a little creepy at times, but then again I  find real life to be a bit creepy at times so it is comfortable there. 😀

The funny thing is-
I haven’t written a word yet. I’m in the designing phase of this work, but it still seems more real to me than my last attempt at NaNo. I may even decide to go ahead with writing the rough draft before next NaNo begins. Though I’m not sure. I like having the extra motivation that NaNo provides. 😀 And I do like wining.

So we’ll see.

 

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