This morning, sitting at my cube reading blogs as the coffee brewed, I read the improvised life's post "the work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life." I'm not sure where I come down on this one. Obviously sitting on-call in a cubicle 40 hours a week is not what I think I should be doing for the rest of my life, though I've got some clear ideas on what that is and while I've been taking small steps to get me from the cube-sitting to … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: Procrastination
I don't know. I haven't actually *been* anywhere. Didn't go away since May for the summer. Or anywhere, really. I've just been working sitting at a desk in my cubicle. And getting sick. Repeat. I've been on 6 antibiotics since the spring, but I'm still fighting a chronic awful sinus infection (and periodic bouts of strep throat) that make me feel lousy. Just not lousy enough to stay home, but lousy enough to not be able to keep up with all my normal routines. Between working full-time sitting … [Read more...] about Where Have I Been?
Earlier I posted about how I haven't been writing because I'm just so damn worn out. And while I try not to be too hard on myself about that, that itself is…well, hard. I mean, all it takes is one sideways glance at my feeds to see that they are clogged with new blog posts, updates, follow-ups, and news items that get updated by the hour moment to prove that only I’m to blame when I find myself staring at a blank screen. Obviously I’m not creative enough. Or the ideas I have are bad and not … [Read more...] about At Least I’m Not the Only One Uninspired
I'm sitting here staring at my monitor ready to write a post. Why? Not because I have anything to say but because I have, for the 1st time today, 20 minutes or so to myself before I collapse in exhaustion. Between working a full-time job and taking care of a 10 month old without a single full night of sleep in more than 10 months, I feel drained. Creatively. And physically. Spent, in every way. The time to write & the moments of inspiration just do not coincide. And when I do have time, … [Read more...] about Uninspired. Or just plain tired.
It's been forever since I was here. 26 days to be exact. In part because I have been alternating between sick and swamped at work, leaving me neither the time nor the energy to sit down in front of a computer at home. But mostly because in the moments I did find the time to write, I found I didn't have anything to say. I was spent. You can't force inspiration. It just doesn't work that way. You can't sit down, put on your inspiration cap, and tell yourself "Time to write....now what are we … [Read more...] about long time, no write
Today is the 6th birthday of my little blog. I can't believe it's actually been six years. Sure, it came off the tracks a lot during those six years. When Funky-Ass Monkey wasn't online, it was because I was grappling with being overworked, an all-time low of energy thanks to Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, and all manner of other things. Things like blog identity crisis. All I blogged about early on was how much life in PHX sucked. Well, that, and how museum work is was awful. Things that are still … [Read more...] about FAM Turns 6!
I've long thought of concepts & topics that would make great tv shows. It seems like all that's on are shows about detectives. And lawyers. Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, CSI, CSI: Miami, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bones, Cold Case, Covert Affairs, In Plain Sight....I could keep going, but you get the idea. There's so few original series on. The ones that are on are excellent, but they're few and far between. I have so many ideas floating around in my noggin for distinctive comedy … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: My TV Show
I haven't had much to post lately. Actually, that's not true. I have lots to say. It's like thoughts and ideas and posts are just spilling out of me so fast I can't get them down to paper computer monitor before they float downstream. I have half-baked scraps of posts strewn all over the place. Shards of ramblings that I need to fully develop into posts before I can publish but I just can't seem to get my act together. Sure, I've been home from work with a sick 7 month old for almost 2 weeks … [Read more...] about Tongue Tied
My loyal reader might note that it took exactly one day for me to break my New Year's resolution to blog daily. What was I thinking when I made that resolution?! Oh, right. That I needed to allow myself a no-rules creative outlet, a space for me to play in. And in order to continuously get better at my creative craft, it's a well-known fact that you gotta practice, practice, practice. So I'm going to forgive myself for skipping out already and keep plugging away. Every. Day. … [Read more...] about Resolution FAIL
So I have made it my 2012 resolution to blog as much as possible, getting back in to the habit. My only update for today, though, is that I have the cutest baby on the planet. Not exactly breaking news, I know. After all the hubbub of family in town for the holidays, it was time to just enjoy the day with my girl. Which was incredibly easy, since it is 80 degrees and sunny. Btw, I do feel slightly guilty announcing that, when I know how it is on January 1 almost anywhere else, but it was just … [Read more...] about New Year, New Blog Entry