Did I do anything cool this pass month? Yeah, a few things were rather fun and it was a pretty decent month, for February. Winter months are just a drag, and the jan-feb time is about the worse for me. I don't write as much as I want to, and I don't get out like I should. For that matter, grapes are worth their weight in gold and I miss the fresh, home-grown, fruit and veggie season. To put it bluntly, if the ice isn't in a glass of very old scotch, then I just don't want to be near it.
I did read a bunch, which is plus. I have been devouring short stories and poems at a blistering pace. Mostly I have been doing that for research, see what is fresh and new out there, but I do it because I enjoy it as well. Did not write a whole bunch of poetry, that time was consumed by a short story and the..Project, but that is fine. The short story marathon was to get a grip on the newer stuff, see how my stuff compares and to see where I can send my stuff. So far, I figure my stories are not fitting well with what is currently being published, not sure if that is good or bad. Either I am as fresh as a spring breeze or as stale as week old bread, either way, I am writing 'em.
I have been following the debate on space exploration as usual. Maybe I am just blinded by the thrill of discovery and adventure of space travel, but I just have never understood why anyone would not want to explore space with enthusiasm. I hear all the same old, tired arguments, but really, when it comes right down to it, the money the U.S. government spends on space related stuff is pitiful. You want to stimulate jobs and technology and education? Spend more money on space travel, or let the private sector do it and free up the law to allow, nay, encourage private enterprise.
The Olympics were cool as always. We watched a bunch of that and we may have gotten the tyke hooked on it. He was mad when it was over, so was I. I have been digging Caprica and trying to play catch up on the sci-fi stuff on the box. I gotta watch something other then movies and television for kids, it may drive me crazy. Although.. anytime the tyke wants to catch Phineas and Ferb, I am right there ~ go fig.
And of course, we got to do a big game day with the Heroes. That was a blast and a half. I really need to get out and game with my fellow gamers and not just do online stuff. The in-person social interaction is great and we always have a good time. Kids running amok, dice scattering across the table and the buffet table filled with graze-ables is always a bunch o' fun.
So onward and upward and tallyho and all that jazz. I have a feeling this month should be chock full of good stuff. More gaming, more scribbling and by golly more sunshine, or at least warmer temps. Come on back, the blog-o-matic should be working over-time this month, lots of sheeple stuff and the like to get posted up. And maybe, just maybe, we'll have some fun along the way.