Saturday, November 01, 2003

The Cardigan Brigade

I'm writing the NEXT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL!!!!!!!! Mwhahahhaa.

Alright, so it's a load of shite. It's basically my ideas just typing themselves out on a computer screen. I have no idea where it's going. I'm hoping to discover that as I move forward. Needless to say, what I have written thus far is a semi-biographical tale of a girl named Clare. I think that it's going to be about this odd dreamer girl who sticks out and is than shipped off by a mysterious benefactor on a odd vacation where she meets all sorts of odd people who are dreamers as well. and than it eventually leads her to something really wonderful, like a person or just home, where she'll learn to appreciate it. I have no clue, but I am hoping that there'll be a bit about space travelling. I always thought that every great novel should have a bit about space. :)

So, this contest is a month long thing, in which I have to write 50,000 words. Thus far, I have written about 2,000 in a few hours. So...I can do this! The issue is that my first priority is my grades, and that means that I'll also be typing lots and lots of research papers. And doing lots and lots of research. So, I may not make my mark. Not that I'm already planning on not completing the task at hand, it's just that it may become very difficult. But, it'll keep me busy I suppose. Which, is always good. Maybe I can use my research! There is definitely room in this novel about a modern Neanderthal! Named...erm...Paul! Yes, that's it, there'll be a Neanderthal in this story as well. And Scotland will be in there. Hehe. I'm off to do something useful with myself...such as cook some pasta. That's truly very very useful.

Need inspiring? Here's an interesting story told by Leo Kottke:

There was this guy, he was 92 years old, they got him out of a nursing home to play this gig, and he was 7 foot tall, which means he was 8 feet tall when he was 23. And he was a Ukelele player. To see a 92 year old man in a powder blue leisure suit with a plastic hat playing a ukelele just looked like someone playing a tie tack, it just looked off, and he was awful. He just stank. But of course the audience loved him, they brought him back again and again. I mean, how do you follow that? And than I asked him "is it true that they got you out of a nursing home to do this?" to which he replied "yeah" and so I said "why do you do that?" and he said "this is what I do."


Thursday, October 30, 2003

Let's start praying this week ends soon.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Jon Stewart!!

10. ''If the events of September 11th have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American -- our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.''

9. ''Karzai will get 50 million dollars. Twenty-three million for infrastructure projects, and the rest to get out of Afghanistan's contract with Mariah Carey.'' -- on the interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai's gift from the U.S. government

8. ''Maybe now we can lower the nation's terror alert to periwinkle.'' -- after Martha Stewart was indicted for securities fraud and obstruction of justice

7. ''There are some who would say Ozzy Osbourne is grossly overexposed. There are others who are Amish.''

6. ''Got a little frog in your throat?'' -- after Miss Piggy stumbled over her words on ''The Daily Show''

5. ''The WTO protests brought the city of Seattle to a virtual standstill, and for 36 hours nobody formed a band.''

4. ''Accused stalker Athena Rolando apparently hoisted herself through a window of Brad Pitt's home, where she was shocked to discover that hers wasn't the only bedroom covered with wall-to-wall pictures of Pitt.''

3. ''The nation of Dubai has banned the movie 'Charlie's Angels' because it's 'offensive to the religion of Islam.' Apparently, the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot.''

2. ''Bush administration officials are hoping that their tax rebates will jolt the economy back to life, with many Americans getting the maximum rebate of a cool $300. Great news indeed for families planning to send their kids to college for an hour.''

1. '''Temptation Island' helps four devoted couples determine their partners' loyalty by sending them to a remote island and surrounding them with 26 hot singles. It's the same sort of random scientific method that produced penicillin...or at least the need for it.''