♦ The past week has been crazy. I was sick; my son was sick; we had several appointments and we were late to all of them (Note: I am NEVER late); I got us locked out and had to call C to come home from work and rescue us; I lost my keys – twice; my laptop, iPod and cell phone all died on the same day (thankfully, they now work again); my daughter dumped water all over my ticket for the parking garage and I had to plead with the security guy not to charge me for a full day’s parking as the ticket was unreadable. All in all, I’m looking forward to August ending. Hopefully, September will be a better month.
♦ My second draft for my book is coming along. The first part of my revisions went quickly as the the first half of the book was already fairly polished. The second half is more challenging. I need to re-write quite a bit of it. My goal is to have my second draft finished by next weekend. Fingers crossed!
♦ I finally saw the finale for the second season of Sons of Anarchy. It ended on a cliffhanger and want the third season to be on now! We’re also addicted to The Shield. I got the complete series box set as an early birthday present. We’ve already seen the first season and we’ve started the second. For anyone who enjoys character-driven cop shows, this is really good.
♦ Now for something which has been irritating me for a while: Remember that whole Amazon Fail business last year, when we were all encouraged to boycott Amazon, Google bomb them, etc.? How many of the people baying for blood back then are now linking to Amazon again on their blogs and/or the proud owners of a reduced-price Kindle? This is just one example of why I no longer engage with online “controversies”. The age of Twitter, blogs and 24-hour news makes information immediately available in a way that wasn’t possible in the past. However, instant information is not always accurate, and Twitter tweets and retweets are like a game of Chinese Whispers. Having been burned more than once by people jumping to conclusions and posting/tweeting stuff that later turned out to be inaccurate, or not representative of the whole story, I prefer to wait these days before getting irate about anything.
So how was your week?