Busy busy busy…

I have a lot of blog plans that I want to cultivate but I’m having a bit of a block. Luckily, next weekend I will have a few days where there shouldn’t be any distractions and I can comfortably beat the snot out of my writer’s block. Yep, I am the sadist when it comes to writer’s block, any other time I am a huge masochist.

I have a review to write, some prompts to fill, couple of vlogs to record [a lot of them have repeating questions, so I gotta go through them and drop the repeats before setting up.] a trip to NYC and then it is CONVENTION WEEKEND, BABY!

I’m not sure if I’ll blog during the convention, depends on if I feel like bringing one of my computers and not only that, everyone and their dog will probably be on the hotel wi-fi connection now that they made it free to use in your rooms now. [It used to cost $10/night] I also might be having WAY too much fun nerding out with people and then being way too tired to do anything but shower and collapse into the bed onto my girlfriend. I do know I probably will be tweeting and instagramming, so if you do not follow me on either platform and you want to be following my adventures, do so now! You could also get away just following me on Twitter if you do not have Instagram, since IFTTT automatically feeds my snaps to my Twitter timeline. Otherwise, just wait for me to write a con report.

So expect a lot of activity around my blog starting next weekend. I’m excited to share it with you!

Photo Blog #004

The summer storm season begins, when it isn’t even technically summer yet.

But yesterday morning, the severe, explosion-like thunder and lightning started up. It rained buckets. Flooded most of the low-lying areas.

And took my electric with it for about an hour and a half, forcing me to use my old phone as a flashlight and sit my niece without television to keep her occupied.

As I said with Sandy, you never realize how spoiled a person is when you’re able to turn on a light or a TV.

Your routines get out of whack.

Not only was I plugging my ears to rid of the sound and squeezing my eyes shut because the flashing hurt, it was really throwing me off that I couldn’t fry up some eggs or use the Keurig.

Unfortunately my current stove doesn’t light like my old one did, so you can’t light this one with a match to get it started when the power goes out. Totally lame.

The Date Is Set

So on Monday I got mail from SSA telling me that my disability hearing date is set for August 12th at 10am.

Hopefully I can kick some ass because I believe if I get denied at this stage, it’s the end of the road.

So, good thoughts and things would be appreciated. Thanks. :))

TMI Tuesday: You Are Such A Character

tmi art monkey in a cage cartoon ep. 6 - you are such a character

1. What is your astrological symbol? Does it fit you?

I am a Taurus that was supposed to be a Leo, it definitely does fit.

2. List 3 of the good traits of your astrological symbol to which you can relate.

Patient, Generous, Frugal

3. List 3 of the worst traits of your astrological symbol that you believe do not pertain to you.

Jealousy, self-indulgent and possessive

4. What is your Chinese zodiac animal symbol?

Dragon. Rawr, bitch!

5. In Chinese philosophy, The Theory of the Five Elements describes the interaction and relation of natural phenomena. The five elements of wood, fire, Earth, metal and water affect your zodiac sign. Which element are you? Find out here

WOOD (Chinese: 木, pinyin: mù)

Wood is the most human of the elements. It is the element of spring; the creative urge to achieve – which can turn to anger when frustrated. It is associated with the capacity to look forward, plan and make decisions, hence growth and expansion. Wood energy is rising, expanding, and is the force of growth and flexibility, hence the colour associated with Wood is green and a rectangular shape. This element represents all the activities of the body that are self regulating and/or function without conscious thought; i.e. digestion, respiration, heart beat and basic metabolism. The liver (converting food into fuel which is then supplied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments) is associated to the Wood element as well as the gallbladder. Wood represents as well the direction East, the planet Jupiter and is symbolized by an Azure Dragon. Wood ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon. 

EARTH (Chinese: 土, pinyin: tǔ)

Earth is the element of harvest time, abundance, nourishment, fertility, and the mother to child relationship. This element is also regarded as central to balance and the place where energy becomes downward in movement, a change of seasons. It is the symbol of stability and being properly anchored. Represented by the colour yellow and a square shape, Earth’s motion is patient, reliable, logical, governed by service and duty to others, militaristic, stubborn, very energetic. Earth is associated with the digestive system, stomach (middle of the body), the spleen and is related to the sense of taste. Earth represents the direction Centre (Yellow Earth, China – Middle Land), the planet is Saturn, and is symbolized by the Yellow Dragon. Earth ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Dragon, Rat, and Ox. Earth is the central balance of the elements and can lend qualities to all 12 animals as well. 

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