You know what would be awesome? If I could get my shit together. Yes, I know I’m setting my sights pretty high, but it’s something I aspire to.
For instance… I was in bed by 3 a.m. last night, and only had a bowl of corn flakes after I got home from work (no golden elixir), planning to get up early and take care of some things. And what time did I get up? That’s right, noon. Noon isn’t early. It’s goddamn late.
I have super-important emails that I need to answer, and won’t be able to get to them, yet again. I’ll try to squeeze ’em in at work, but that place is a three-ring circus. I can’t do anything there anymore, except company stuff. Wotta rip-off!
The weekend was a mess, but I did manage to get some things accomplished. The new section of the site, where I can recommend music and books, and whatever else appeals to me, is up and running.
The cool thing about it? It’s like a separate blog, within the Surf Report. The updates will not appear on the home page, so you folks who groan when I go off on a 1500 word tangent about the Kinks, or whatever, don’t have to see it, if you don’t wanna.
I’m not going to commit to any specific posting schedule for the new Surf Report Approved! section of the site, it’ll just have to find its own level, organically. We’ll see how it goes.
I love the graphic for the new section, by the way. It’s in the sidebar, above the Smoking Fish Media logo. A punk rock girl in Chile made it for me. I gave her the verbiage, tried to explain what I was doing, and told her to have at it. And she hit it out of o’ the ballpark, first attempt. It’s perfect, and cost me five dollars.
If you need to hire a punk rock girl in Chile, or a gigantic computer nerd in the Philippines, or whatever… check out Fiverr. I’ve had some great results there, and also a few duds. It’s not a 100% thing, by any stretch of the imagination, but if you read reviews and look at the samples, you can get some real bargains at that site.
I also finished chapters 7 & 8 of the book over the weekend. Now I just need to complete Chapter 9, and the 100 page sample will be ready (once again). I’ve never worked so hard on anything in my life… Sweet sainted mother of Sparkles Peterson! I’m cautiously optimistic. I think it might be turning out to be halfway decent. Hard work pays off, I’m learning. Yes, I’m 50. What of it?
I’m taking Wednesday off from my job, and will be focusing on nothing but Chapter 9. It’s already written, but needs a radical overhaul. I find that I’m not as good at the radical overhaul part of the game, as I am at just putting words on the page. But I’ll have four full days, and if I can’t get ‘er done in that amount of time… I’ll invite all of you to drive up here and shoe me in the nuts.
The weekend felt like a mess, shaggy and disorganized, but I somehow got some important things accomplished. So, I’ll give it a B+. Not as orderly as I like, but still successful.
How was your weekend? What’s the letter grade on it? Please bring us up to date in the comments section below.
And I’ll be back here tomorrow, my friends.
See ya then!
Now playing in the bunker
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At least the weather was nice.
The Qweezy Mark says
Agreed. B+. I’m such a sycophant.
The Qweezy Mark says
If I didn’t take the time to double check my spelling, I’da been first, bastards!
This weekend was fucked but only because of the spring clock moving bullshit. I worried about it all day Saturday and Sunday, and I woke up this morning (as predicted) feeling like I’d been on a cocaine binge and then had my ass beaten by 20 somethings.
Last week was great, but this past weekend was shitty.
I worked one day last week. I spent the rest of it in Scottsdale (The Beverly Hills of the west…only it’s east of California) watching spring training baseball. A hot babe friend of mine lives 3 blocks from Scottsdale stadium. That’s the Giants facility, and I’m not really a fan, but you can’t beat the price for lodging. I lived on hot Budlight, peanuts, and bratwurst during the day and gin and mango hookah tobacco at night. Grade A+.
This weekend blew. I get back on Thursday morning, for my one day of work, and am immediately bombarded with all sorts of boolshit. I’m gone for a week and the first day back both my bosses are gone. That means I have general officers asking me (HA!) about a bunch of shit that happened while I was gone like I (a) know what’s going on, and (b) give a fuck.
And it didn’t stop into the weekend. I got five different calls throughout Saturday about people in the Navy and Marines trying to make the Army pay for them. Fuck that, they shouldn’t even be in Arizona.
I also have a new weird sleep thing going on. Somehow I ended up UNDER the fitted sheet the other night. I’m going to need to set up a camera like on that movie I didn’t see, to see how the hell that sort of thing keeps happening. Either My wife is fucking with me, or I’ve acquired Sleep Burrowing Disease.
Weekend had to average out to a B. Friday was a D; cold and raining and a lot of trees blew over. I could care except for the ones at the park across the street which shade my house in the summer.
Sunday was an A+. I got my mother-in-law to take a short ride on the back of my Harley…. and passed the bishop’s wife in the process. Classic.
Is “passing the bishop’s wife” some kind of euphemism?
Holy Schnikes! That’s funny!
But no, it’s literal. Ewwwhhh…. my mother in law! There is no state that starts with an “A” or a trailer involved.
I spent a large portion of my weekend either up on a stepladder or giving money to Lowe’s or Home Depot, so that alone would be about a “D+” but I didn’t fall, sever any arteries, or electrocute myself AND the project actually works, so I’ll bump it up to a solid “B.”
Weekend was a B. Didn’t do a lot but I did manage to get all the paperwork and receipts and stuff for our accountant. Since we run a side business, I’m always petrified of being audited so I keep impeccable records but still get myself whipped into a goddamn frenzy.
We got 14 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday. Yesterday, there was a wasp clinging to the screen door. And I hate this turning the clocks ahead crap. Now it’s pitch black when I wake up.
Well, either my vision is going or there is no awesome new graphic for the new section (or is it that guy on the surfboard?).
Weekend was a sorta-of meh, with too many errands to run Saturday leading into a sleep deprived Sunday. However, it was gorgeous and I got the kids to wash the van, so that notches it up to a solid B.
Phil Jett says
I think it is the logo/graphic with the surfer and thumbs up lower down on the side bar.
Yeah I wanted to ask Jeff why AdBlock blocked the new image? When I paused AdBlock the image loaded after I refreshed the page.
It is very strange because nothing else on your site is blocked by AdBlock. It is just an image, right? Hmmm. Just a heads-up.
Now for something else!!!11!
I like my meat like I like my women; butchered.
I like my women like I like my coffee, cold and bitter.
I like my men the same as a good cigarette; full of formaldehyde.
Children are like stars in the sky, best when far away and on fire.
I like my women like i like my coffee, ground up and in the freezer.
Phil Jett says
A big fucking F. Worked Fri, Sat, Sun and tonite for 12 hours with a guy who smells like an old dirty diaper. He shits himself all night, spits in a Mountain Dew bottle non-stop and listens to replays of that idiot Bill Cunningham at full volume. We have to sit within three feet of each other with only an 18 inch high cubicle wall between our desktops. Would have been a F- if not for the spring forward cutting the Sat night shift down to 11 hours.
Total inconsiderate fuck.
Any “spring forward” weekend automatically starts out with a D, and adjusts up or down depending. This one clawed its way up to a D+.
The Fiverr graphic lives up to it’s name. Looks like a design that’s worth $5. But, sometimes that’s all you need.
Mine was a C-, girl issues, and alcohol issues. I got some pretty sweet deals at Radio Shack though.
I’d give the weekend an A- honestly. Did some day drinking downtown on Saturday before the Blue Jackets game (which kicked ass). Also, I ate entirely too much food, enjoyed some awesome weather, and got to go to the dog park for a while.