In Media – In The Middle Of

Okay, it’s Wednesday!  Nothing to see here.  I get so tired of people saying, “Oh!  It’s Hump Day!”  As far as I’m concerned, every day could be Hump Day.  Depends on when your weekend starts.  😉  Thankfully, the one thing I like about Wednesday is that I feel like I get home from work and write until I suddenly realize it’s bed time.  Some times, I even miss my dinner.

The project I’m currently working on is very demanding in that I have to do research on the historical era, re-familiarize myself with the fashion, and other literary shenigans.  Taking up more time than my previous novels (in the research department, that is), but I’m enjoying every second of it.  My head space is so crowded with ideas, and concepts, and theories, that some days I think it might explode.  From pure genius!  Okay, that’s taking it a step too far.

All in all, I’m always very excited about my novel.  I’m not at the pivotal section of the book that has the historical event that it surrounds, but it is always so fascinating to craft the characters and build everything up to that crucial conjuncture.  I know it will be like a beautiful collection of notes, leading up to a crescendo of equally marvelous paragraphs, and sentences, and ultimately (I hope), book.

Oh, FYI, that picture does not represent me at all.  In fact, it more accurately depicts what my family has to do to get me away from my computer.

And on that note, it’s been real!

Wake up its…! Tuesday?

Okay, let’s be honest here… Tuesday shouldn’t be a big deal, right?  Monday is the problem.  Right?  In my world, both can be a challenge.  Monday, I’m the first one in the office (dental, in case you were wondering) and I make sure everything is done to my liking (see previous post for picture details).  I have everything ordered and hope to a higher power that everything goes according to plan.  Seven times out of ten, that doesn’t happen!  I leave on Monday late afternoon, thanking God that I didn’t gut a patient, or strangle a coworker (depends on the coworker).

Tuesday, I work till close, so I don’t have to come in till later.  Refreshing, one would think.  I could sleep in if I wanted to, but I’ve things to do and places to be.  I’m up before 8:00, out the door around 9:00, eating breakfast by 9:10, then running errands till 11:00.  My shift got bumped up from 12:00 so I could train a new girl, and she is a gem, BTW.

Before her, I was working with another woman.  Now… she leaves much to be desired.  She’s slow on the uptake, doesn’t do anything like I tell her to do it, and leaves everything else for me to handle.  She’s really what I’m talking about when I say I want to strangle a coworker.  Right now, she’s yucking it up in Indonesia on FMLA (loosely put).  I will not miss working with her when she gets back, as my position will be changing.  But, back to Tuesdays.  Tuesdays, I come in, and everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cut off.  Mountains of paperwork need to be done, charts put away, and messages taken off the machine.  All in a days work for Wonder Woman!  UGH!  The new girl is still new, but better at taking orders.  Things are quickly under control, and I can breathe for all of five minutes.  And, she doesn’t make excuses for why stuff wasn’t done.  The first woman, on the other hand…

“Oh!  The phone was ringing off the hook!”

“Oh!  So many patients asking so many questions!”

Why not just say, “Oh!  I’m so worthless, I can’t do anything by myself!”  That’s an answer I would believe.  Well, I hope that everyone else’s Tuesdays go a lot better.  Do you have a coworker you want to throw through the window?  How do you handle a person that dense?

And on that note, it’s been real!

Hello World! Let’s Get Real

Greetings to my fellow carbon based life forms!

Greetings to my fellow carbon based life forms!  Day going good so far?  If it isn’t, look at it this way: it’s half way done.  Some days are always too short, never enough time to ‘do all the nothing’ you want to.  That’s how I feel every day.

I work six days a week, dealing with what I like to call ‘the dregs of humanity’.  Now, it’s not always bad.  I work basically in customer service in two jobs.  There are good people and there are bad people.  But it’s always the bad experiences that stick in our memory, like gum in our hair.  I don’t like to be unhappy; I’m not even an unhappy person naturally.  Just sometimes, life gives you lemons to make lemonade, and right now, I’ve got a couple of gallons to go around.

Maybe, I should take a page out of Calvin’s book (Calvin & Hobbes): “When life gives you lemons, you sling ’em back and add a few of your own.”  I am trying to do that.  I’ll get into details on that score some other time.

But, who am I?  Maybe the best way to describe myself is to use certain characters from pop culture.  I have the wicked snark of Loki; the desire for vengeance like Cersei (when I’m thoroughly roused); 20170723_130215and the loyalty of Sam Gamgee.  Got a picture?  Oh, wait… that’s the picture.  Shows my parents have a sense of humor.  In other words: you treat me right and are a friend to me, I’ll be a friend to you.  Mess with me, and you’re in a world of hurt!

So, how’s your day looking now?  Still ‘meh’?  Well, hopefully you’re a ‘glass half full’ type of person.  I’m more a ‘glass is always occupied’ type person.  It’s either half empty, or half full.

And on that note, it’s been real!

 

It’s Been Real!

Hello!  Welcome to “It’s Been Real!”  I created this blog partially to vent and proclaim wonderful news to the world.  But also, I need another creative outlet.  Writing is my passion, and I am quite proud to say that I’ve been writing since I was twelve-years-old, and have self-published a couple of books.

My first book

That is the link to my first book that is currently on Amazon.  It’s a medieval-fantasy, that is a slight nod to the great works of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Like most young people my age, I’ve read “The Hunger Games”, and “The Divergent” series.  I enjoyed them!  Don’t get me wrong; but I felt there was a need for a heroine who isn’t so conflicted and confused.  She’s got the beauty, the brains, a funny sidekick, and a loyal group of friends.  Hopefully, that might spark some interest…?

It’s Been Real! will not just be about my writing.  I plan to also use this as a means to point out certain aspects of mankind and critique them (including my own faults, i.e. bluntness).  So, I hope that you will grant me the time of day and read my blog posts.  Thank you, whoever you are!20170723_132032