weather: warmer than it should be–past 4 days have all pushed the 80 envelope. Sunny, thank the gods.
So…my weekend. Yeah. Mostly taken up with hacking up the carpet in the basement, moving furniture around, wet vaccing the floor underneath which was coated in a combination of dirt and mildew, and all the while trying to keep the cat from eating the bits and pieces lying around after pulling the carpet up. To add insult to injury, our air conditioning stopped working Saturday night and our phone stopped working as of Sunday morning. Neither are related and we’ve checked all the usual suspects. So we wait on the avilability of a phone tech and possibly a cousin to come over and check the air conditioning.
The days pass and as each one goes, I find another reason to throw on the “Why we want to move” pile. Criticisms from hypocritical extended family members, the house issues, the money issues, the lack of having anything in common with the people in our area, the rednecks, the bigots, the non-artistic community, the weather– yeah we have a list that just keeps getting longer.
I have GOT to get back to writing. That little side vampire story I was just puttering around with to rid myself of the plot bunny? Has turned into an amusing little anti-cliche vampire novel. I’m literally going out of my way to tip the usual cliches on their head. I’m not talking about the vampire nature, necessarily as we’re still talking fangs and blood and sunlight=owie! and such, but instead of using the usual verbiage and tired “turning” stories, and mopey “oh my pained existence” and “female character seduced into the world of vampires” crap? I’m disposing of that rather viciously. There’s no vampire society structure, and even though the vamps in my story are in a rock band, it’s not a “world famous” band, and they’re not “too cool for school”, they’re kinda dorks. And not really that fond of each other. The female lead is young and in the magazine publishing industry and seriously not that impressed with the main male lead. She’s intrigued and there is a murder mystery and some rather graphic sex and violence, because, lets face it, I can’t write vampire stories without it. But she’s not some wide-eyed innocent in any context. She’s not some reminder of his mortality. Nope. Not in MY story. SHould prove interesting if I ever get to spend some damn time on it. Jaden and Angelica are still poking me for attention, and I have that scene with Zinda percolating.
Having weird aches and pains today. Sharp pains under the left side of my ribcage, somewhere between my lung and stomach. Not sure what that means. Could be stress related or digestion…I’m getting a little tired of feeling sick all the time. ETA: Well…crap. looks like I have all the symptoms of gall stones. Sigh. hopefully I’m incorrect on this. Though considering my mum, my aunt and my grandmother all had them? Odds on are I might have them as well. Better get my insurance taken care of so I can see what the hell’s going on.
Bri just called — the in-laws house will need some shoring up in the foundation and new wiring and new duct work. Oy.
Gonna head on home as it is HEROES PREMIERE NIGHT ZOMG!!!
Here: Have an Abney Park Radiohead cover, because you’ve been good!
(ZOMG, Capt. Robert’s voice is AMAZING on this!) It’s live so the visual is a little sketchy.