October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , , , at 10:06 pm by gruundehn

The first of October 2017 and I am writing this, if not drunk at least on the way to being there. I bought a bottle of wine about two hours ago and drank it. I cannot really save wine once the bottle is open so, when I buy a bottle, I drink it down. I have that nice warm feeling that comes when I am, at least, tipsy. I need to let myself go at least occasionally. So, I write this and go back and edit this to correct mistakes more often than usual.

At church today the entire usher team scheduled for today did not show up, most were sick. So, I and the team I am on served twice in a row. Not big deal. it happens and I was glad to serve. I am glad that I was an usher today as I didn’t want to have to listen to everything that went on. I heard enough to realize that the service was nothing but left-wing statism. Surprisingly, I have no problem with a church having political views, I did spend my adult life defending the freedom of doing so, I do not have to agree with the politics espoused. I am coming to the conclusion that the Rector worships the Government more than God.

I am just about finished thinking about another YouTube video. I will probably post it later today. I have another video in mind, one concerning the overpaid NFL players and their insults to me. In case I haven’t mentioned this before, I am a retired NCO in the USAF. I put my life on the line so that those idiots can protest, I do not have to agree with them, not accept the insults to me that they give. I have not yet reached the point where I will burn my Cincinnati Bengals items, but I have stopped watching the NFL.

My father went to Purdue and my mother went to Indiana. If you know college basketball rivalries, you know what basketball season was like for me in the 1950’s. In 2000, I was working for the Census bureau, not on the decennial census, but two other projects. Between the projects I had to call various businesses and verify some information. One of the businesses I had to call was the Combined Campus of IU and PU. I got the information and then told the clerk that I had a personal question and told her that my father went to Purdue and my mother went to Indiana. I then asked, “During basketball season, how do you keep the students from killing each other?” She laughed so hard, I think she fell down. I never got an answer.


March 26, 2017

March 26, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , , , at 11:45 pm by gruundehn

Posting on a Sunday because there is no TTRPG today. The person who would be running it is attending a memorial service for his grandmother who died just a few days ago. I never met her so I cannot say anything else about her.

I cracked about feeling like Lilly Von Stupp in BLAZING SADDLES quite a few times this morning – you know, the line she says at the end of her song, “Everything below the waist is kaput.” I do feel that way a bit as everything, the joints at least, below the waist hurts. Sitting down or standing up hurts, walking hurts, even standing hurts after a short while. What doesn’t hurt is sitting, once I am down, or laying, again once I am down.

Just a few more things to buy to be comfortable in my apartment, I don’t need a lot. I have to start saving for travelling to the Libertarian Party National Convention next year. It will be held in New Orleans which should be easy to get to and the convention should be interesting.

I am ready to do another YouTube video, I have what I am going to say down and I just need to record and post it. So many things I need to do and I get so few of them done on time. I just procrastinate too much.

January 8, 2017

January 7, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , , , , at 1:13 am by gruundehn

Saturday evening and here I am. It has been a cool day here in Tucson and that means my arm is sore. I broke the humerus in my right arm about three and a half years ago and it has never healed right. So, cold weather, changing weather and humid weather all work to make the badly healed break hurt. Plus, today I have been clearing out some of my excess books and I picked up too many at once.

I’m watching an NFL game right now, actually the game is a blowout and I am just listening to it and barely paying attention. The two teams are the Texans and the Raiders. The Texans are in the AFC North Division, where my Bengals are, and so during the regular season I would want them to lose any game they were in. But this is the playoffs and they played (the game just finished as I write this) was the Raiders and I have never liked the Raiders. I don’t know why, but I have always thought of them as a dirty team So, I cheered for the Texans and they won.

I did get a video uploaded to YouTube. Now I have another ready for Monday. I do want to get into a rhythm that I keep. The more regular I am in uploading the more likely I will gather subscribers. Also, the more likely I will make an argument that helps grow the Libertarian Party.

I am collecting toys for Toys4Tots. I will be collecting these toys over the year and thus will have a nice collection for December, rather than the one or two toys I have donated over the last few years. I have had a good life as the saying goes so giving back is something that gives me a good feeling. Plus, it is a form of worship for me as a Christian. I used to work in my church’s food pantry for the same reason.

Now that the election season is over, and it is almost time for the Inauguration, I believe I can focus on my writing. I am still writing HIGH TREASON and THE GOD’S TALE. One in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Plus, I am editing GENERATION UPON GENERATION for the second time By the time I post HIGH TREASON I should have enough posted so that I can point to my posts as an example of my writing and perhaps make it easier to get published.

December 18, 2016

December 17, 2016

Posted in Personal tagged , , , , at 3:22 am by gruundehn

I am so sleepy it is stupid. I am sleeping well but all day I have wanted to just roll back into bed and sleep some more. And even when I don’t do that, I don’t have the energy to get a lot done. I did get some writing done on HIGH TREASON and surprised myself by what came out. I had been think it through and had the basics of what was going to happen and when I started writing, something else came out. It isn’t a big deal, I can incorporate my ideas into this format but it does surprise me that having worked something out, it wasn’t what I wrote. And I didn’t seem to realize the difference right away, not until I had a lot written. So, I will incorporate the new idea into the plot and go from there, I don’t want to rewrite this section.

I had wanted to get a video done today and totally forgot about it. I have scripts for three and I wanted to get the first done today. I have to get working on those. I want to do a video at least three times a week but it seems I get sidetracked and don’t get any done for a week or two. I need to get consistent with thoseĀ if I am to do any good with them.

My neck is so stiff it hurts. I need to get my neck worked over. I like to get a massage every week or so and it has been far too long since my last one. I sleep on my side and I think my pillow is getting too thin to support my head. If I had the money and the time, I’d get a massage daily. It feels so good when I get one that I could spend all day getting massaged. I can’t do that of course for more than just the cost. How would I get any writing done?

A lot of people have liked one or more of my posts and I think a few people have subscribed but I follow few other blogs for want of time. And even then, I can’t comment on every post. I try to read every post but I rarely comment. So if you have been following me, thank you. If you wonder why I am not following you, now you know. It isn’t that I hate you or even dislike you, I am just short of time.