Back Into the Swing and Do You Feel Lucky?

13Jan13

Okay, Now I am going to get back into the swing of things like I want to do. The holidays are over, all the promises have been made and started and I finished up a work project that for some reason was bogging me down, so now I can have more time to blog. I finally posted a new piece of fiction based on the ideas that Sean and I have to work on. I don’t think he has done anything with it yet, but we’ll see what he can come up with on his blog. I thought it was fun to do and made me think about trying to create something based around what the idea was, so I felt a little more creative having to do it that way. We’ll see how it comes out the next time around.

So we have started changing our eating habits, and Sean brought the XBox back out to the living room today so we can get back to doing some exercises each day. I have also stayed with my commitment to reading at least 15 minutes in the morning and at night. I finished reading “Cross Roads” by William Paul Young on Friday. My opinion was I thought it was a good book, but not a great one. The story was a little flat and predictable for my personal tastes. The message was there throughout and you can easily see what the important ideas of community and family are to the author, but I was a little disappointed in the story itself. There are some good ideas in there, but I think he could have done more with it and wasn’t really sure how to work it out all out as far as the plot. Give it a read and see what you think.

My next read is “The Prague Cemetery” by Umberto Eco. I have tried reading Eco’s books i the past, including “The Name of the Rose” and “Foucault’s Pendulum.” I have never been able to get through either of them. The reading is dense and difficult I ended up putting them down and never going back to them. I have read essays Eco has written and liked them and his insights into writing and literature, but I have had a hard time with his fiction. We’ll see how it goes with this one.

I am sure everyone is wrapped up in football and they have been for the last few weeks. With the Giants not making the playoffs, I just am not that interested who wins any of these games. I like football, but I am far from a die-hard fan and don’t need to watch it. I am more interested that it is only 29 days from now until pitchers and catchers start to report to spring training. I can’t wait for baseball season to start up again. One of things I am going to start writing about maybe once a week is to do some brief writing on a ballplayer each week. I am going to pick a player who’s autograph I have and write a bit about him and maybe post a scan of the autograph I have. It should be fun and I’ll be starting that up soon.

As for today, I did come across a question that I wanted to ask some people and see what your feedback on it will be. I was looking trough one of my notebooks today and I saw this question, so I thought I would ask:

What do you think is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you?

it’s an interesting question. I feel like I have a lot of good luck in recent years. As many bad things that have happened, I think the good easily outweighs the bad, however. Just the fact that I am sitting here writing this, heck that I am just sitting here, to me is pretty damn lucky considering all that has happened. Besides all of that, there are quite a few lucky things that have happened to me along the way. I would like to know what some of you think is the luckiest thing that has happened to you. It can be about anything you want – relating to a job, school, family, meeting someone, winning something – whatever it is that you see as being lucky to happen. Let me know and I’ll let you know some things that have happened to me next time. I’ll ask some people on Twitter too and see if the respond.

Okay, that’s it for today. Next time I’ll talk about my luck and we’ll have a new fiction topic that I’ll tell you about as well, and probably some other things to talk about. And I haven’t forgotten the Song of the Day either. Here is today’s song of the day:

Filter – Hey Man Nice Shot

With that I will leave you to think about today’s question. Until next time, enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Back Into the Swing and Do You Feel Lucky?”

  1. Les Stroud ‏@reallesstroud
    @IguanaFlats well I don’t really believe in luck I believe in making my own luck Creating my own destiny. Learning how to do tht is my luck

  2. Harry Shearer ‏@theharryshearer
    @IguanaFlats A tie between “Tap” getting greenlighted and getting call to be on “Simpsons”.


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