Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's Been So Long...Have U Forgotten My Face?

Okay, I rarely ever put my so-called face up on my blog, although one can catch a glimpse on my Facebook or Instagram pages, now and again, but you get the drift. I am currently on my Summer (& Early Fall) Semi-Sabbatical, so I can work more freely on my book (which is going swimmingly, thanks for asking), which means the neglecting of my blog, the one you are currently perusing, is oh so shameful right now. And perhaps even more shameful than I had originally anticipated. As my regular faithful few know, in regular times, I tend to post 3-4 times a week on here, but have taken off the Summer (and Early Fall) to concentrate on my book (called "Forgotten TV," and about lots of forgotten shows of the past), and therefore have not been seen 'round these parts much lately (still rambling on Facebook though). But hell, I did promise I would be posting 10 doo-dads between the beginning of my Semi-Sabbatical (aka, June 22, 2015), and its closure (aka, Oct. 4, 2015), and so far have only posted one damn time. One damn time! I suck, right? 

Anyhoo, I thought I would at least check in to say hi, and let ya'll know, I'm still here. I will be posting a coupla fun little lists in August (maybe even three, if I'm feeling cheeky), so keep an eye out for them. I will be hooking up links on FB, so check that out. I may even be doing a Facebook countdown beginning the first day of August, so check that out too. Meanwhile, I'm working on that book (hoping to have it finished and ready to go to a willing publisher by the end of the calendar year) and livin' life (L-I-V-I-N). The nasty old day job (God, I hated that place!) is gone, and I am free to be me once more. Working at tending bar (Bacco in downtown Harrisburg, for all those local readers) and writing, hopefully for an actual living soon. Great time to be me, I suppose. There may also be some collecting going on. Check these guys out. But hey, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here, and there will be a few random posts during my Semi-Sabbatical (though maybe not the ten I arrogantly promised), before I return full force in October, after my book is finished, or at least finished enough to do a final draft and get it ready for publication. Until then, keep reaching for the stars, or some other nonsense thing like that. Huzzah! That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My 48th & The Heavenly Body of the Week: Special B-Day Edition, aka A Very Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey Gallifrey Kinda Day

So, as anyone who read the most recent post before this one (and I'll wait while you scroll down and do that) already knows, I am on a semi-sabbatical of sorts for the fifteen weeks between last week, and the beginning of October. During this time, I will be working on my book (and if you did indeed scroll down earlier, you know all about said book), and not so much on my blog. But hey, I couldn't just walk away altogether, so I will be posting ten posts during this fifteen week semi-sabbatical. Nine of these will be some sort of list or another. Either a top ten or one of my Worst to Best lists. The tenth, or actually, the first, will be this post here. A sort of celebratory birthday post combined with the always fun Heavenly Body of the Week. So let's get on with things, shall we?

Anyhoo, today is my 48th birthday. Well, if you happen to be reading this on the day it was posted, it is my 48th birthday. Otherwise, my 48th birthday was the day I posted this, which, not so incidentally, would be July 2nd, 2015. I know, it's a wibbly wobbly kinda thing. Which brings us to the Heavenly Body of the Week aspect of this ole post. You see, the iconic TV show known as Doctor Who, has been around for more than 50 years now, but it was not until earlier this year that I finally took it upon myself to watch an episode or two or three (or 44 or 57 or whatever). I always knew that I would like the show, possibly even become obsessed with the show, but for some reason or another, I never took it upon myself to watch the damn thing. Well, that has all changed now, and Doctor Who is a show I like, and possibly one with which I have become obsessed. The show has been around only a few years longer than I have, and finally I am catching up. There is still a lot more to catch up on (50 plus years!!?) but I'm working on it. Oh yeah, the Heavenly Body of the Week. In all my rambling, I almost forgot.

So, when one is talking about the planets of the Doctor Who Universe, there are a lot from which to choose. One of these has already been a Heavenly Body of the Week. That was New Earth. Today, on my 48th birthday, I give you the home world of the Time Lords. The grand planet known as Gallifrey. It is the home of The Doctor, and even though it once fell and died, it is just alright these days. Yeah, time travel gets a bit complicated. One could even say it's a wibbly wobbly, timey wimey kinda thing. Trust me, if you are in with The Doctor, that last line was pretty freakin' heee-larious. Gallifrey is a fantastic planet, and a place to be at any time. So there ya'll go. Gallifrey is The Heavenly Body of the Week. Now I have got to go work some more on my book. I mean, I don't want to waste this semi-sabbatical I got going here. I will be back here next week sometime, with a new post (#2 of the 10 aforementioned promised posts during said semi-sabbatical). It'll be a list-type post, so you should look forward to that. Anyhoo, that's it for now gang. See ya 'round the web.