I have no time to write this month.

So, I'm a full time bookseller. As you can imagine, this is an extremely busy time of year for me. While I absolutely adore everything about Christmas and the holiday season, it comes at a cost, and that cost is the time that I usually spend reading and writing.

I've been trying to wake up super early every morning to be productive, but it just doesn't happen, which is kind of a pain in the ass, but what can you do? When you're tired, you're tired.

Anyway, I don't mean to be so gone, but this month, I am. In lieu of new material, I went digging through the archives and decided to repost something from about a year ago!

Enjoy Duckies!!

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You Know, For the Sake of the Story.

Before I get started on this post, I just wanted to remind you all to keep suggesting books for me to review! I'm almost done with Storm Front, and I cannot wait to find out what you guys make me read next!! Deadline is January 31st to get your suggestions in!

Now on to the real blog post.

Okay, so do you remember how a few days ago, Gumby sent John Hamm and I a message about how fracked up Indiana was seeming to be that day? No? You can read about it here if you've forgotten. The rest of you, come with me.

I finally got some answers.

Gumby: So when I first arrived at the hotel, this one eyed guy was going on and on about how miserable his stay was at the motel or something and how the gross people that lived there (he didn't have much room to judge: he looked semi-homeless) had shitty run-down cars in the parking lot and the cars were full of garbage and had flat tires. He was also talking about the half-naked kids of these families and how they would run around the hotel at ALL hours of the night and day. This whole time it is grossly obvious that he is trying real hard to hit on the girl working behind the desk who was straight out of Jersey Shore (hair bump and all). This picture was truly worth a thousand words. This was the same lady who was throwing judgmental looks at me as I headed to my room with a large pizza. Alone.

Now I just have more questions. Later on, however, I had this conversation:

Gumby: I'm sitting in my room trying to figure out what to do with myself. I have the room until tomorrow, but I think I'm going to head back to Ohio tonight so I can be home for a few days. Decisions are hard!

Me: Do it.

John Hamm: Wah wah wah.

           John Hamm and I are ultra-supportive people.

Gumby: I could always just hit on the desk clerk...

Me: After the stories you've told, I advise against it.

Gumby: Alternatively, you could have more stories to tell!

John Hamm: Invite her back to your room. Nothing can go wrong here.

Gumby: Herpagonasyphalaidsoreeah

Me: Yeah, please bring that shit back with you. You know, for the sake of the story.

I'm Back from Sad Land!

Hello, readers! Today I woke up feeling much more optimistic about life than I was yesterday. I don't know what that was all about, but I listened to Mumford & Sons and got the sad out of my system, thank Goodness! I don't have depression or anything, so no one needs to worry. I was just having one of those days where you wake up a little bluer than usual. In my case, it's likely that nobody noticed, because I'm told that I'm overly happy a lot of the time, so I most likely just seemed normal, but that is neither here nor there.

Christmas is fast approaching and I'm really cutting it close with some of these gifts. I wish I could tell you what I bought everyone, but some of those people actually read this blog (or at least they claim to), so that would be a horrible ruin to the surprises! I will say, though, that I am pretty damn proud of myself for some of them.

Today is my Get Shit Done Day. Today Dragon and I need to buy my dad's christmas present before I leave to pick him up from the airport (which means that my car also needs to become spotless), I need to clean my apartment, I need to go to work, and then afterwards I have people coming over to watch Elf because John Hamm has never seen it (SINFUL!). Oh - and I need to obtain the movie Elf. Here is the list of what needs to happen before I go to work today:

9:30AM - Have blog post typed and finished, pray that it's actually worth reading.

9:45AM - You better be cleaning SOMETHING. Dishes, car, apartment, SOMETHING.

10:00AM - Go get Dragon and find Dad's christmas present - obtain Elf somehow?

10:30AM - Come back and keep cleaning stuff!

11:00AM - CLEAN, MOTHERF*CKER, CLEAN!!!

11:45AM - Leave for the airport, pray that your car is clean enough for your father's standards.

12:30PM - Obtain Father.

1:30PM - FINISH CLEANING.

2:30PM - Shower and get ready for work. Don't worry about blow-drying your hair, just go for the natural look. Make-up? Do it when you get there and use the bathroom!! It's a dark restaurant, no one will really notice you anyway...

2:45PM - Do any last minute cleaning. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!

3:00PM - Leave for work.

Also, if I can find time to finish any knitting that I need to do this week somehow today, that would be amazing.

The awesome part about this is that Gio gets to play outside all day today, so he'll be super happy and super tired. Okay, fine, just super happy and his normal amount of energy.

Well, I'm sure you all really loved reading my schedule for the day. Sorry for the non-thought-provoking post - I know that's what you were here for. I'll be back with all of my wisdom and glory tomorrow, my friends!

Happy Thursday and I hope Christmas shopping is going swimmingly for the rest of you!