Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Real life trumps writing -- unfortunately.

I have been having a hard time with inspiration lately and I can only really blame the real world for infringing on my writing one.  Here in NY we are looking at furloughs for state workers, of which I am one, meaning a 20% drop in pay while there is no budget in place.  It is hard to keep your mind on a fantasy world where good wins over evil knowing at any time now word will come down from the great legislative powers that we will be forced to take on unpaid day per week until a new budget is passed.  This from the same legistators that are working a 3 day week - and not a full five like us working saps and going home early because "why stay when there is no progress?"  The same group that voted themselves raises.  Now because they cant agree on what to cut where, the rest of the masses suffer and wait for them to wake up.

My thought?  Since you can't do your job when you do manage to show up, how bout you take a furlough day and leave the unwashed masses alone?

Ok - so that is my rant for today and my excuse for the lack of recent blog updates.

Happy Spring!!


  1. When life gets tough for me, I usually either lose myself in a book or sleep. Eating a big bowl of ice cream helps too. Right now I'm reading the Harry Potter series again. Have you read it?

  2. I haven't actually - just saw the movies with my girls.

    I just went back and re-read James and the Giant Peach - finished it last night actually.

    Music and gardening usually work well for me. I am not so much concerned on my survival but amazed by the politics involved.

  3. I'm writing a story on my blog too! If you go on it, you'll recogtnize it by the title of Freegans on every story entry. Just thought you'd like to know of a fellow writer.

  4. Following you now :) Going to see if I can go through the posted chapters this week and get into the story. Looking forward to it!