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Blog entries by TJ1985

This will be a long one but it's important to me so if you like you'd do well to go get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come on back to read for a while. (BTW, somehow I ended up with a whole lot of spaces missing. Annoying to go correct all of them. Sorry to anyone who saw those before I went back and fixed them, and I'm sorry if I missed any. My proofreading is only marginally more thorough than my regular reading.) Boys and girls, pressure is a wonderful thing. Capable of making one...
As some may recall, I recently blogged about something I was trying to do and in the comments I mentioned I subsequently failed miserably. As I understand it, I had the wrong end of the stick on multiple levels and have rectified my mistakes. I hope. As I understand it, I only need ONE image out of ten to be accepted. That in itself is a great comfort, it means I can have more missed shots and still hit somethin'. Truly, when I submitted the first set of ten, I felt three weren't strong...
As always, this will be a long post. I tend to save up for 'em and you can't give a blabbermouth a live mic without somebody running long. I intentionally mince no words on the fact that I fail a LOT. Okay? I'm not that guy everybody knows who can start any task and have it go according to plan. From business ventures to relationships to hobbies, either I directly screw it up, the life situation I'm stuck in screws it up, or circumstances that intervene screw it up. It would not be too...
In the smaller hours of the morning I often find that I get downright philosophical, so bear with me. If I don't get this out it'll be stuck with me all day and I don't need the extra load on a day like this. I'll run long, primarily because I don't even want to think about the day ahead. Join me on a journey to the center of my consciousness... Or Tulsa, it all depends really on the traffic and the radio reception... Life is billed as a complicated thing. The more I see, feel, hear...
For the first time in my life I've experienced something that could be called "writer's block". Oddly it's not the typical "cannot write at all" variety, it's very selective. Very selective. I can still white prose works. (BTW, for the followin' items, you'll get them as they fall from my fingertips save for typo correction, no edits or rewrites.) As the water lapped onto the rocks, he couldn't help but marvel at the wonder of the place. Three months ago he'd fished about one hundred feet...
Long time no see and I'm sorry for that. Since I was last regularly active here, life has taken a few interesting turns. My mother's medical situation has become more... interesting. If by "interesting" one means bizarrely busy, irritatingly tiresome, and hectic, then it's been very interesting. Today, she had a surgery to install a piece of kit called an "arteriovenous graft" AKA an AV graft. It, once healed and "matured", will give the dialysis folks a better access point. That'll take a...
Which, I am sure you've learned to expect from me, will result in a longer post. Sorry about that but that's how I am. :P I will warn you, there's some dialogue included which I've had with myself.. I'm weird that way. Life is not going well. I'm now serving as full-time caregiver for a very sick parent, driver and part-time caregiver for an uncle whom I've always felt was as close to a male parent as I'd ever have, and I am slowly realizing a few things about myself that I wasn't really...
The human tongue is a wondrous thing, offering sweet comfort or misery. Not knowing the difference between how stupid I have always been and how stupid I would have to be.
I was just starting to fit in too and now it's like I'm the guy who told the poot joke at a business luncheon. Oh well, life goes on and there are other clubs. Need a rewind for this little movie? It'd be a pleasure. I joined a forum for artists. After all, I intend to be one and it'd be nice to have "connections". The problem? They're very well-oriented in "fine art" and I'm... well, I know less than ten paintings by name, on a good day I can remember who painted 'em, and I recognize one...
I'm about to kick a creative hornet's nest. Watch and learn, maybe you too can learn to stick your foot in your mouth as skillfully as I. Take heed, for it can take decades to master it and even I stumble from time to time. I mean this not to offend any specific person here but totally understand that it might do that. I'm not "targeting" anyone here, know that up front. I've hit the fuckin' wall. Yeah, I put a language tag on this post but I reckon most people wouldn't expect me to drop...
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