“Stardate. Some ridiculously long number no one will remember. Well, that one guy will but he still lives in his mom’s attic. Scotty and the away team have made contact with an alien race of saber tooth chipmunks. I’ve sent Councilor Helen and Security Guy number six to assist the team with first contact. Councilor have you been able to communicate with the Munkians?”
“Well, Captain, I brought a bag of Beta-Troy nuts and things seemed to be going well until they ate them. They are just sitting there staring at each other. I can’t sense any emotion.”
“Wait. Did you say Beta-Troy nuts?”
Brainy Annoying Vulcan, “Aren’t those the same nuts that provided your species with telepathic powers?”
“Well, yes, but it shouldn’t…”
Confused Doctors Kid, “Hey, guys, like, why are the Munkians all starring at Security Guy Six?”
Councilor Helen, “SG6 what are you thinking about.”
Security Guy Six, “Chipmunks killed my puppy. I hate chipmunks.”
“It wasn’t a real puppy, just a peanut sculpture…”
*angry chipmunks squeaks and screaming*
Scotty, “Beam us out Cap’n! The Munkians are trying to eat Security Guy Six!”
Councilor Helen, “Fascinating, the Munkians emotions are, well, exuberant. Hurry Captain, SG6 is going to need therapy and I can’t wait to get started.”
*smile* Hi everyone.
For those of us in NaNo it is day 20 and I’d bet most would be happy to have a little therapy or may be feeling like a life-sized peanut sculpture. Chocolate, anyone? Goes great with nuts. Just sayin’.
Well last week was a swirling chaotic blur but that is not a bad thing. Actually, for me, that might be the norm. So, here is how I did on my goals.
The NaNo project is moving along nicely and taking some interesting turns. I’m actually looking forward to December when I can dig into what I’ve written and harvest some of the cool character and plot ideas that have come out of this draft. I’m planning to do PlotWriMo or at least follow along in December which I think will assist with this. Oh yeah, word count. I was at 27,259 on Wednesday and am now at 34,874 or a little over 7600 words added. I would have liked more but as mentioned, chaotic blur.
I haven’t had a chance to do anything with the Blogging class other then start looking into some potential upgrades to my site. Banner. Buttons. You know, spruce things up a bit. I’m planning to make adjustments in December. Any suggestions?
The treadmill walks are going well. Missed putting out an accountability tweet yesterday (I wasn’t at my computer for most of the day) but the week was a success. I mentioned on Wednesday that Marcia Richards and I are going to be doing a “treadmill challenge” starting in December. Here are the details. We each have very busy schedules and decided that we would run a 60-day challenge. Each of us picked a number of days on which we would do a 30-minute walk (32 times for each) which averages to 4 walks a week. However, as long as the walks are done during the 60 days it doesn’t matter if we walk seven times one week or one time. In addition to this, we each have chosen one incentive bonus prize that we can award ourselves if we exceed our number of challenge walks during the 60 days. Mine is going out to dinner with my wife, no kids, no calls. Bliss.
That’s it for this update. How was your week?