I hate backshift hangovers

For those unfamiliar with shift work, there’s a thing that happens when you do a back shift. You don’t sleep well the day before the first one, the second one is better if you can sleep and are prepared for it. Thing is, if you don’t do back shifts all the time, you’re body never really adjusts, and at about 11 you start waking up. And it’s a struggle to stay in bed until you can legitimately get out of bed with the following thought: “if I stay up from now will I vomit at 4 am?” If the answer is no, or even a shakey maybe, I’m out of bed. 

But this is my short week, so I only had one back shift. Not to bad right? Eh, I still end up with the inevitable hangover. I’ve been awake and out of bed since 1230, but it’s going on 2 now and I can’t focus on tv, I can’t focus on tumblr, youtube doesn’t interest me and the thought of accessing higher brain function to knit is making me slightly nauseous. I have book ideas running through my head and they’re rather interesting dreams right now. I don’t have the wherewithall to sit down and type them up, but perhaps I could at least jot them down.

 

A nap though, would be awesome. And I might just have one. ideas and maybe a short later. 

Progress

Not so much with the movie watching. That took a backseat when I realized I had to focus on the charts too closely to pay attention to the movie. New movies, and subtitled movies are practically impossible. So I’ve been watching a lot of reruns and catching up on popcorn tv shows instead.

Knitting progress though! Picture time2014-07-29 19.54.08

The problem with knitting lace is that it just looks like a pile of yarn until it’s blocked. There is progress but it’s slow, and the days are going fast. 40 more rows of chart 3, then onto the final chart!

3am Blues

Allrighty,  I started watching a movie and will hopefully have the first post up for the challenge either sometime today or tomorrow. I’ve also made some progress on the shawl. When I picked it up today I had left off at the beginning of row 26 of chart 2.

As of now I just finished row 34 of the same chart.  Not much, but it’s progress. I worked it out that if I do ten rows a day from this point on,  I can have it finished in little over eleven days. 

Now,  that’s now taking into account that when I finish this chart I have to increase to 560 stitches or that chart four involves beads,  but at least it gives me a time frame.  We shall see. 

Wish me luck,  and I hope to have pictures of my progress up soon. 

30 Days of Horror

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Rules:

Tag: Adventures in horror

The hopeful outcome is to discover new movies and old movies you haven’t seen before, parts of the genre you have been scared or hesitant to watch, which generally means new movies. I do understand however that some genres are difficult, real life gets in the way, etc, and you just want to throw on something you’ve seen a hundred times so you can check out or a bit, that’s fine.

The important thing is to have fun, and SHARE! I’m probably screaming into the abyss, but if anyone is interested and wants to join me please let me know so I can cheer you on as well. I’ll need all the encouragement I can get. I have 50,000 stitches left to knit, now there’s a horror movie. Okay onto the list!

 

30 Days of Horror

  • Day One: Orchestra Not included (Classic Horror before 1955)
  • Day Two: You’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you (Thrillers/psychological horror)
  • Day Three: The Power of Christ Compels you (Religious Horror)
  • Day Four: You will never be as Badass as Christopher Lee (Classic Lee Horror)
  • Day Five: Nothing says I love you like a Decapitated Corpse ( Romantic Horror)
  • Day Six: The Computers are Alive! (Sci-Fi Horror)
  • Day Seven: Creature Feature
  • Day Eight: Horror Revival ( 80’s horror)
  • Day Nine: If it bleeds we can kill it (Action Horror)
  • Day Ten: Subverted Horror
  • Day Eleven: Even Cartoons can Be Scary
  • Day Twelve: It’s not a phase mom, it’s who I Really am ( Gothic Horror)
  • Day Thirteen: Sparkly Vampires need not apply
  • Day Fourteen: They just left this perfectly edited film behind (Found Footage)
  • Day Fifteen: Across the Pond (Foreign Horror)
  • Day Sixteen: Laugh or Die (Comedic Horror)
  • Day Seventeen: Beyond the B Movies (C movies and lower)
  • Day Eighteen: If three people die while building the house, maybe that’s a clue? (Haunted Houses)
  • Day Nineteen: Hairy Palms (Werewolf movies)
  • Day Twenty: Awww, Face huggers are cute ( alien horror(
  • Day Twenty-One: It’s Always the Witch
  • Day Twenty-Two: Who Needs a Body Anyway? (ghosts)
  • Day Twenty-Three: Creepy Kids
  • Day Twenty-Four: Questionable pets
  • Day Twenty-Five: Reboot Rerun
  • Day Twenty-Six: Survival of the Smartest (Survival Horror)
  • Day Twenty-Seven: Body Count (Serial Killers)
  • Day Twenty-Eight: I think I wanna Be god now (Frankenstein)
  • Day Twenty-Nine: They EAT WHAT? (Cannibalism)
  • Day Thirty: Final Girl

 

I’ll keep a list of participants here for those interested and will keep it updated with each new post. I hope to see you guys there. Its gonna be fun! Mine starts tomorrow. Time to pick my movies.

Participants:

ME!

Stuff and Things

I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have to finish knitting a shawl for my cousins wedding.  I need something to watch and a treat of the non-chocolate variety. Chocolate + summer + white lace = disaster. After looking up different challenges floating online, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Most of the challenges I found are favorite slasher or favourite movie from the decade etc.  I’m looking for something that prompts me to watch something that I wouldn’t necessarily watch otherwise.

So, I’ve decided to create m own.  I’ve finished the first draft of the list, it still needs a polish and then I will post it hopefully late tomorrow.  The tag for this challenge is ‘adventures in horror’  and for those knitters who wish to join it’s ‘knit your heart out’. 

Hope to hear from you guys.

Writing Challenge

Ryan:

This sounds like a wonderful idea to recharge the writing mojo.

Originally posted on paperspark:

I’m going to have a go at this writing challenge I found here: 

http://mycreativewritingchallenge.tumblr.com/

It’s for 30 days, starting either today or tomorrow!

Here’s all of the days of the challenge:

  • Day 1: Re-write a classic fairy tale
  • Day 2: Write a fanfiction
  • Day 3: A story that takes place pre-1950
  • Day 4: A poem using the words: blue, mistrust, half, twang
  • Day 5: A story revolving around an object in your room
  • Day 6: Start your story with: “He glanced at his watch impatiently…”
  • Day 7: Create a superhero. Have he/she save the day.
  • Day 8: Write a prequel to that Superhero. Pre-Superhero life. Maybe their childhood.
  • Day 9: A story in 250 words or less about your favorite city
  • Day 10: Start story with: “She touched the little box in her pocket and smiled…”
  • Day 11: A story where the characters go without power for a day.
  • Day…

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Book Blogger Confessions

 

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Question: Happy (early) Halloween!  Do you like to read scary books?  Why or why not?  If so, what is the scariest book you ever read and why does it deserve that honour?

I love scary stories! I used to devour horror novels in my teens. For a while I got out of the habit because my twenties left me so anxious I didn’t feel the need to add any more anxiety to the pile. But now I’m getting back into reading horror stories and I’m enjoying myself immensely.

That being said, I’m not sure if I can remember the scariest book I’ve ever read. I remember the first Dean Koontz novel I read years ago. Midnight. That was by far the creepiest of his I read and I think it had more to do with the fact it was my first adult horror novel I read. That was followed quickly by Carrie by Stephen King, Whispers, Strangers, The Bad Place, Watchers all by Dean Koontz.

Like I said it’s been a while since I’ve read anything scare your pants off creepy but I’ll keep you posted!.

Also don’t forget about my reading challenge, it started yesterday! Comment with a link back to your blog so I can enjoy your books! Open-mouthed smile 

Currently Reading: Strangers by Dean Koontz, Callahan’s Secret by Spider Robinson,
Just Finished: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon and Time Travellers Pay Cash By Spider Robinson, Wyrd Sisters By Terry Pratchett
To Be Read: Replacement By Brenna Yovanoff, Hell House By Richard Matheson, Horns By Joe Hill