It feels as if I should introduce myself all over again! Yes, I’m back! And yes, I promised to return with cartoons and I do have cartoons! So, let’s start with that first, shall we?
I had meant to post a philosophical and slightly witty (to me, at least) cartoon about the rat race, but then I got the idea for this one while playing on Pottermore. I don’t think this applies only to Pottermore, that’s why I expanded it to something that I hope is funny.
You all know that feeling: being able to do something when you don’t get marks for it, or when you don’t have an audience, but failing miserably when either of these situations don’t apply. You can flip a pancake perfectly, until the kids are watching you. You can win a race when it is only friendlies, but never in a competition. You can drive, until you need to take your license test. And that is where today’s thoughts led…
I was playing wizard’s duel on Pottermore. Now, you probably don’t know it, but I suck at that. I just can’t seem to get the accuracy levels that you need to beat anyone else and earn house points, but I was playing it anyway, trying to help my house out a little (goodness knows we need it 😛 ).
Now I feel a fool… The only time I managed to get really great accuracy, I don’t even get any points for it. This would probably be the time for some choice profanity. 😉
The worst part is that it is the same in real life…
I am perfectly well aware that I will never feature on a list of “good drivers”. However, necessity forces me to drive and I try my best not to endanger any lives while doing so. Recently, after not driving for about three weeks, I took to the streets again. Predictably, disaster struck.
I managed to stall the car just when the light turned green (it’s a stick shift). I don’t even know what I did – my foot must have jerked or slipped off the clutch or something. The most important thing is that the engine died a quick and easy death. Oh, did I mention that this happened during the lunch-hour rush? On the busiest thoroughfare that I use on a regular basis? There was about a million cars behind me, all of them impatient, and of course I couldn’t get the engine started again, from pure embarrassment and nerves.
Why can’t this ever happen in a quiet street with no-one else in sight? Why can’t I try to manoeuvre into a hard parking spot without an audience? Why, oh why, did I have to get stuck in the mud in the university parking lot that one day while about eleventy-one people were watching me? The worst bit about that was probably doing the nonchalant walk away from my car after I finally managed to get out and into a proper parking spot. Yes, I think that was also worse than stalling the engine in the street. At least there no-one can see your face afterwards. 😛
Please tell me that I’m not the only one with a tendency to have driving mishaps at the moment when there is the biggest audience possible? Please?
Okay, change of topic! It feels good to be back! I am still deciding whether I want to stick to my old posting schedule of every Friday/occasionally Saturday or if I want to make it Monday or some other random day. Or perhaps ditch the 7-day posting schedule completely…? I might do that and just go with it, though it might not be so good for me. The regime kept me on my toes and prevented procrastination. Anyway, I’ll see in the next week or two.
Speaking of posting schedules…
I really enjoyed writing the book challenge posts! I really hope you enjoyed it too. I tried to be as honest and straightforward as possible in them, even when the post was hard to write. For example, Day 16 – Luna Lovegood was extremely hard for me to write, but I had to try. It is always hard for me to write about how I was bullied and how dark I felt my life was back then – I just get emotional and that is not a good state for writing. It just makes me think that the old wounds are not so much healed as I thought they were.
Anyway, because I enjoyed it so much, I would like to add some book review/opinion posts to my schedule as monthly or bi-monthly feature. This would be in addition to the cartoons and writing, of course. After all, you cannot be a creative writer if you do not read a lot. So, do y’all think?
Let me know what you think!
Right, then I’ll be off!
Status update: Dreading going to the dentist tomorrow. Correction: make that later today.
Eating: Dude! Seriously, it’s like one in the morning!
Listening: Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers soundtrack ~ Howard Shore
Reading: Just finished with Snuff, by Terry Pratchett and now debating what to read next. I have such a huge pile that I’ve been putting off reading all year that the choice is a bit hard. But I think the Earthsea Quartet will win the battle.
So, what’s new since I was last here? Well, I got sunburned. Whilst fully clothed. Extremely fully clothed, I might add. Darned sun, hiding behind the clouds and pretending not to be there whilst actually still battering us with its rays. I haven’t got burned in years, and it hurts. My skin normally doesn’t take any nonsense from the sun, so I don’t know what was going on yesterday…
Anyway, this blog post was not to complain about the state of the sun. Or the state of my skin as caused by that idiotic sun up there. Actually it was about…
The Art of Scribbling!
Yes, I know there is a typo, but it was just too much trouble to fix. Pretend you didn’t see it. Yes, this is coming from the self-declared Grammar Nazi.
I hope everyone’s having a great week (hopefully free from the pest of Murphy’s Law), and yes, this is just taunting everyone who actually has to work right now, unlike me!