I could start off with the "big" news that has blessed this sweeps period, the death of Osama bin Laden. But really that night when I broke the news to the rest of my news room he had been killed, it was the least of our worries. There was a mouse running around the newsroom that day and finally right after Obama announced the death of the Ace of Spades, I cornered the mouse. Russ, our director, and I tried to scoop the critter into a plastic container but there was an accident. Russ snapped the poor guys neck but failed to kill it. He freaked and I had to scoop the mouse up and take him outside where with the help of a ten pound rock, I put it out of it's misery.
Then it flooded.
With the record amount of snow from this winter topped with a record amount of rain during the spring thaw, Lake Champlain rose to three feet above severe flood stage. It currently is sitting at about 9 feet above it's normal height. Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Burlington alone with more in New York and other communities surrounding the lake.
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Thankfully. It worked. I remembered everything and the rain even let up right in time to set up, do the shot, and break down.
There is even the other part of my life I could write about. You know, the part of me that writes. I'm writing a book but it's been hard going recently. I've past the point where I know how to advance the plot any further. It's not ready to be finished but I can't think of how to continue and get the rest of my ideas in before the conclusion. I've been writing this book now for over a year and a half and it has become a huge part of my life. I don't ever plan to make money off my book as it's something simply written for fun. I don't know how I plan to print it. I don't own a printer and I can't afford to pay to print off multiple copies of a book that's over 200 pages long.
I have to figure out how to Cover it. Hardback? Paperback? Wood? Leather? Brushed Titanium? That's something I never thought I would have a problem with. How do I cover my book? Hell just two years ago I doubt I'd have believed my future self if we had met and he told me I would become an "author." Yet here I find myself with that exact problem.
I plan on making copies of the book for a few close friends. If other people catch word of it and ask for a copy, I guess I'll make them one as well. That is a problem I do hope to have as it means it might pay off to be an author.
Well, for being unable to write something, I sure wrote... something. If you read this there is no way I can refund you the time spent doing so. I just needed to write.