Monday, February 27, 2012

In Which I See It

The Boss and I bought some new furniture yesterday. This is the first time we've ever bought any furniture together in our relationship. Everything we have had for furniture up to now has been hand-me-downs, from our couch and chairs to our mattress. I was worried that we wouldn't be able to agree on something, but we found a living room set we both liked at only the second store. We got a great price and the delivery was cheap, but I'm a little concerned.

This was on the outside of the building:

My new living room set may be comfortable, but if my bathroom sink starts talking to me and random balloons start showing up in my apartment, I'm sending it back. 

Happy Monday, folks.

Monday, February 13, 2012

In Which I Would Have Expected More

We expect a lot of our local law enforcement. They are relied upon to handle a wide range of issues, and I have the utmost respect for what they do. This article doesn't spin their efforts in the most positive way, however.

So they found the knife sharpener, did they? Well. My fears are gone. The serial killer on the loose with his knife won't be so threatening with the blade being all dull. And with his dark clothing confiscated by the police, he won't blend into the night very well with his Hawaiian shirts and balloon pants. Lastly, what is a rogue killer supposed to do in his off time if he doesn't have books about crime to read? Crossword puzzles? Sudoku? 

Job well done.

Happy Monday, folks.

Friday, February 3, 2012

In Which I Slow Things Down

After much thought and deliberation, I'm going to introduce a pretty major change here at The Badass Geek. This isn't a decision I've made lightly at all, and to be honest, I'm not sure that I've arrived at the right decision at all. All I know is that I've reached a point where something needs to change, and it's time to get off the fence.

What I'm trying to say is that I'm going to be cutting back on how frequently I post here on my blog. The quality of my posts have been lacking, and I feel like I've strayed from the style of posts that made this blog what it was in my attempts to keep up with posting three times a week. I've been feeling a bit burned out as result, and I'm hoping that putting the emphasis on quality instead of quantity will help with that.

Setting aside time to write three posts a week has also become a challenge. My work schedule doesn't allow for much time to spend with my daughter, and she, above anything else, is priority one. Combine that rushed feeling with not being confident in what I'm putting out there, and whatever inspiration or motivation I may have had goes right out the window.

Furthermore, I'm going to devote more of my writing energy to the projects I have going on for various short stories or novels. I've got so much time invested in these bits and pieces I've got laying around, and it frustrates me to see them go untouched. I owe it to myself to make progress on these projects and make something out of them.

I'm not going to stop posting altogether. I don't want to stop altogether. I'm just going to slow down a bit, put more focus on the quality of the content I put up for you all to read and on my writing projects. I intend to share the things I produce through my other writing endeavors, as I always appreciate the feedback I receive.

This isn't a "goodbye," it's simply a "talk with you later."

Have a good weekend, everyone. See you soon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In Which I Spread Fear

Goodwill is a good place to find many things. Decent used clothes, books, maybe furniture, and now fear and paranoia!

I'm pretty sure that if you don't tell 17 people about this post in the next five minutes, you'll wake up during the night sometime soon and find one of these sitting on your nightstand, staring at you.