Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Epic. Failure.

Sooooo.... yeah.... about this NaBloPoMo schtuff...

Apparently committing to write a blog post every day for the month of November is really pushing my "Get 'er Done!" skillzzzzzz. I'd like to say I have a fabulous excuse as to why this didn't get done, like, oh, I don't know... saving the world from an alien invasion... but really? 

I got nothin'. 

Wanna know what I DID get done in the meantime? Here are three things:

1) Contracted a flesh-eating, phlegm-spouting, fungi-spreading, can't-stop-coughing-bacterial-throat-infesting-germs-all-over-everyone plague of death. 

A.K.A.... the common cold. 

I forget how monstrous that disease really is, until it attacks again. 

Pity me, people. Pity me. 

2) Attended Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie of oh-my-gosh-what-the-H-E-double-L-is-happening-with-this-ending?!?!.... [those of you who have seen it, YOU KNOW!]....

Yup, that's me.... the one with the face... Arrrrgh!
Despite the rather annoying, screeching teenie boppers, us "oldies" were still able to enjoy Jacob's ten minutes of shirtless screen time and Edward's froofy hair. 

3)  Did a TOTALLY WICKED Alice in Wonderland photo shoot with my AWESOME SAUCE writing friend, Lauren Hennessy!! She's over at Pensuassion... you know... if you wanna check her out. She's pretty cool. We borrow books. And write. N' stuff. Here are some of the pics we took during my epic weekend of awesome-ness in Houston:

"And what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
"In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was going to get out again."
"What a funny watch," she remarked. "It tells the day of the month, and doesn't tell what o'clock it is.""Well why should it?" muttered the Hatter. "Does YOUR watch tell you what year it is?"
"Yes, that's it!" Said the Hatter with a sigh. "Its always tea time."
"You would have to be half mad to dream me up."
""In another moment Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room."
"It was much pleasanter at home," thought poor Alice, "when one wasn't always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits."
"Who's been painting my roses red? WHO'S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED?"
"I warn you dear child, if I lose my temper, you lose your head. Understood?"
"What a strange world we live in," said Alice to the Queen of Hearts.
"Rule Forty-two. All persons over a mile high to leave the court." 
"Off with their heads!" 

Did I mention it was epic? It was totally epic! Lauren doesn't think she makes a very good Alice, so you should all shower her with compliments so that she'll agree to do more photo shoots with me! Muahahahaha! 

And thus concludes three of my reasons for not blogging more vigorously during this, the sacred month of NaBloPoMo. I whole heartedly apologize to the three of you (Mom, Dad, Hubbs) who were waiting on baited breath for my thirty November blog posts. But alas! It was not meant to be. 

And really? I think we should look at this in light of overall improvement.... after all... AT THE VERY LEAST, I'm writing MORE blog posts than normal!

Baby steps, people. Baby steps. 

P.s. If you're at all curious about my OTHER hobby, see here: Reveal Photography


Emilie said...

Julie, these photos are AMAZING!! Can we book you next time your in Utah? =)

Hope you feel better soon. Love you heaps!

Julie said...

Em: Umm.... YES PLEASE, LETS!! I'd love to take pics of you and your darlings ( :

And thanks for the "feel-good" vibes... they are much appreciated!!

Mandi said...

HaHa! Don't worry about it. November and December are crazy for everyone. I uploaded one blog post this month. Trust me, you rule the Blogsphere over my blogging laziness.

There are people who are feeling really bad here in Detroit and feel they can't write 50k words in time for the end NaNo. I guess everyone should be at 33,333 words today. LOL It's like trying to pick up a narcoleptic person and getting them out of the crossfires of a word war. A lot of them have given up, poor things. You just feel really empathetic to them because who hasn't been there?!


You could also be like me right now. Stuck. Right now I'm at a point A, I know what point B is, I just don't know what to do to get there! Grrr. I'm breaking all the rules now. I'm going back, re-reading and editing and several things have begun to develop in my mind. I should be ready to go write something by tomorrow because I didn't write much so far today.

P.S I pity you. But next time, Zicam is your friend. That stuff works, but you have to take it every four hours like religion. It's a pain in the butt, but so is being sick. LOL

P.P.S I nearly fainted in my chair at the last scene I will ever see Jacob ripping off his clothes. I was like, "Woah! NOT THE PANTS! NOT THE PANTS! MY MOM IS WITH ME!!! DON'T TAKE OFF THE PANTS!!!" When in honesty, I really wanted to know the ultimate answer to the boxers or briefs question... LOL!

Johanna Garth said...

Ugh, colds are the worst!

But those photos are amazing, gorgeous, astounding! Can you tell I like them?