Friday, April 28, 2017

"We're going to need a bigger boat."

 Wherein Jack did things

 Review things.

 As in catching all my reviews up.

 HURRAY FOR JACK.

 I would like to say I did other things as well, like cleaning out my car, taking a broken bed frame somewhere so it isn't leaning against my cabin, and raking my yard. But Jack can't do all the things all at once. *Blink* 

 I did clean my house though. And wrote some more in my new book.

 I didn't study all my languages this week, but I did start studying again. And journaling. And researching. So I guess I should take what I can get and get everything else done next week.

 Because tomorrow is the weekend....AND IF IT DOESN'T SNOW LIKE IT DOES EVERY WEEKEND I PLAN TO DO SOMETHING FUN.

 Like go on a hike. Or go find beads. Or maybe, just maybe, be really unJack like and go shopping, and not for books but a dress. *Gasps and falls over.* There there, breathe, dear reader. Yes, even Jack sometimes buys clothing and not just books. Its rare....but it has been known to happen. Once in a blue moon.

 As for right now, I will be off. And away. OFF AND AWAY! Because I am reading a good book, Beyond Tomorrowland, and would like to hide in my warm blankets and listen to the wind rattle my wind chimes and read all snug and warm. 

 Quote is from Jaws. Just because.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Never say never."

 Wherein Jack is working on catching up book reviews but is also kind.

 As if I am somehow popular and fabulous. *Flips hair*

 Anyways, take it as you will. I thought I would share the plot summary of my newest book.

 Growing up they never played Cowboys and Indians but Soldiers and Doctors.

 Hunter and Dean West grew up in the back hills of the Ozarks, hearing stories of a war far away in a place called Vietnam. Though different from each other, the brothers are as close as brothers can get and spend all their time together.

 Hunter works to become a doctor while Dean spends his days dreaming of the day he can join the army like his dad and uncle did. Dean's only fear, that the war will be over by the time he is old enough to join. It comes as no surprise to Hunter that on Dean's 18th birthday he signs up to fight in Vietnam.

 Though they've never been apart, the brothers prepare for an overseas separation. During their farewell things go terribly wrong and Hunter's rash actions make Dean an enemy of his commanding officer. When Dean makes it to basic the officer makes his life a living nightmare, a nightmare which follows him all the way to Vietnam and the nightmare which is called the war there.

 Skilled as a sniper, Dean's missions are already dangerous. But when his officer seeks revenge Dean is taken prisoner, where chances of survival are slim.

 Back home, when Hunter learns of his brother's capture there is only one option for him. Leaving behind his own little office, he joins the army as a medic and ships overseas with one mission in mind. To find his little brother and bring him home alive.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

"I had a dream once."

 Wherein Jack had a dream

 I don't have nice dreams. Even when I don't have horrible dreams they still aren't pleasant. It's just how things are right now.

 Therefore, when I had a dream which I couldn't get off my mind I kind of rejected it. Nothing good ever seems to come from my dreams, so why go with this new idea which had been planted in my mind.

 It wouldn't go away though, as much as I tried to make it. So, I have since given in and toyed around with the idea, and in the blink of an eye it shaped itself into a new story.

 Yes, I have a brand new story in the works. Complete with title, characters, back stories, everything, all thanks to my dream.

 Am I excited? Yeah....you know....a little. *CoughLOTcough*. 

 Curious yet? Good. Means you gotta come back for details. MAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....HA.

 Okay, I can be nice and at least tell you what the dream, and basic plot, is about. Mind, since it did come from a dream it needs some kinks worked out. 

 In the dream there were two brothers. They were best buddies even though they were different. The older wanted to be a doctor, the younger a soldier. The younger ended up joining the army and before he got sent off the brothers went to a movie. When they were leaving they ran into a man who picked a fight with the younger brother, so the older brother punched him.

 Turns out the man was the younger brother's commanding officer. (Working on details about why he wasn't in uniform and so forth,). 

 The commanding officer holds a grudge against the younger brother and makes his life miserable in boot camp. Then when they are sent to fight he makes sure the younger brother is given dangerous missions, which in the end gets him captured by the enemy.

 Determined to save his brother, the older one joins the army and goes over seas to find him and bring him home.

 And that was the basic dream. Now I am working on research and....you can learn more about that later.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

"And don't worry the Lieutenant!"

Wherein Jack did things

 Things like going to the DMV. Writing emails and letters. Emailing songs to be printed. Read. Write. Put a bed frame together - with a LOT of help. I am even blogging, if you can believe it. All I managed to not do today was clean my cabin, though I cleaned most of it last night when my mattress was finally off my floor.

 Why I was so productive today, you ask? Well, for one the sun was out and I felt happy. I LOVE THE SUN.
 Two, it was nice to have a FLOOR back. Three, I have plans to go Dragon hunting over the weekend and didn't want a list of chores to muddle that up. So now here I am, snuggled in bed, listening to music, and wishing DMV's didn't exist.


 I was so sad I had to go, and that I wasn't able to get everything there done in one go, that I went and got myself chocolate as a reward for my bravery. Now I have to try and get back sometime in the very near future.


 Such is how life works. But I don't mind too much because SUMMER IS COMING!


 And that is kind of all I have. I used all my brain juices being productive today and now I would like to get back to reading and writing. So....FAREWELL

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

"Sand. I like sand."

 Wherein Jack had a post but it got deleted.

 Wherein Jack is sleeping on a mattress on the floor because her bed frame broke.

 Wherein Jack has no floor because her house is so small the mattress takes up most of it.

 Wherein it isn't common for sand to be in water pipes.....and Jack is just now learning this and should get it fixed and stop pretending she's a POW.

 Wherein Jack wishes Dog would stop trying to eat Chang.

 Wherein Jack found a spider in her drain board.

 Wherein Jack has broken wind whippers which have become the running joke at work.

 Wherein Jack is going to bed.

 Good night.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

"I just called myself a tiny pipsqueak!"

 Wherein Jack is a tired duck.

 A tired duck with no clothes because I've not been able to do laundry in about a....month. *Whistles innocently.*

 A quick update on life.

 School is over for the summer. YAY!

 The snow has nearly all melted.

 I've finally had time to clean my house and breathe a little.

 I've started writing again, and making good progress in one of my books.

 GOT MY FIRST ROYALTY CHECK!

 I got a hamster named Chang who only likes to run at night.

 My roses met an untimely end but my poppy is somehow still hanging on even though it lives in the cold window.

 I ate dinner. (I know, should be a given, but for me lately this is an accomplishment worth bragging about.)

 I found both my glasses AND my wrist brace!

 Tomorrow I am going to do fabulous things since I don't have to work in the morning. Like clean and do my laundry, and get my hip but back into place and buy apples.

 Then Saturday I am going Dragon hunting with John, Clara, and Sammy.

 And that is all I have.

 Well, except for watching Fullmetal Alchemist. But that's another story for another time.

 You can take guesses as to where I got the quote.


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

"I just have to pass for a normal bloke."

 Wherein Jack didn't mean to go AWOL.

 I have been really tired and worn out and haven't wanted to post and whine about how tired I have been. So I went AWOL, like the good little soldier I'm not. I've also been trying to work on a review, which is more of a gushing post over a character I love, but meant to sound as a review. I just haven't gotten to it yet thanks to my history essay I have to write for school.

 I will be less busy in two weeks when school ends. I've been ordered to not take classes in the spring like I had planned. Something about taking a break and getting rest, taking care of myself. It sometimes feels as if the whole town has decided I need mothering and has ganged up on me. *Coughcough* I might need a bit of bossing around and orders to take better care of myself....but if that is the case I probably am unlikely to ever admit to it.

 But, my whining presented, I shall now go off and bemoan the fact I left my essay at work and therefore can't work on it. 

 Quote is from Doctor Who

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