.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: July 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

To Sum Up July '08

Now that I've updated my blogsite I should probably update my (2 or 3) fans...

I have a cough and a cold, I'm completely clean-shaven (on the face, for those of you who are picturing a completely hairless Jared), I have no tan, and my writing has turned into poetry.

"Elaborate?" you ask, surely no jest,
For you came for my skills of writing, and you shall receive the very best!
I have no intention to make jokes or use any form of rhyme,
And within my scriptures you will find no such crime...

Okay, that was bad! REALLY BAhAhAhAhAD! Baaaaah!
(PS: You can play with the sheep if you want to.)

Let's begin with the cough and cold. Well, there really isn't much to say about that. I licked a subway pole, forgot to get my circle-circle-dot-dot shot... I got cooties. Now my voice cracks when I talk, and I haven't had a solid night's sleep in two days.

Next we have the clean-shaven thing: At work we were having a friendly mustache contest, where ridiculous facial hair was welcome. So I went into work today, razor in hand, and I shaved a riDORKulous (because the word ridonkulous has been retired in my books. This new one is my contribution) mustache and beard for myself.
Unfortunately, being sick'n'all, I got to... had to go home before the contest began. But before doing so, I spent a few hours in public with my new doo (is it "do" or "doo" or "dew" when talking about hairdo?), showing it off to the people of Quizno's, the TTC, and PJ's Pet Centre, and finally went home to do this...
I need my "Indiana Jones" stubble back, pronto! Maybe if I grit my teeth and squeeze, the hair will grow faster.

So, where were we? Ah, yes: I have no tan.
Well, you would think I would have a tan after GOING TO FLORIDA FOR A WEEK!!!
I Know!!!

I had a great time, even though four of the five days it rained; sorry, it down-poured! Hurricane Annoying hit somewhere near Florida, and we got the tail-end of it, forcing us to stay indoors, shop a lot, and see movies. whatever though, I had a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all vacation. My friend, Alison, and my mother, mom, joined me in a little R&R for a week and it was pretty friggin' good.

So What was the last thing I was going to... Ah yes, my poetry and my writing.
I've been reading The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer for a class I'll be taking in the fall, and I have to say: I'm REALLY enjoying it. I thought it would be really hard, and it turns out... only somewhat! And then I got to thinking, "Could I incorporate this style into my book?" I began to write in verse for one of the editions to my story, and I tell ya' it ain't easy rhyming and making sense at the same time. I wrote a total of 40 lines in ABABAB fashion, and it took me HOURS!!! Maybe I just need to get the hang of it, but those Thesaurus.com and Rhymezone.com sites sure need to pitch in.

Well, that's enough updating for one week I think. See you in the real world!

Oh, by the way (P.S. and such): They declared Pluto to be a Dwarf Planet, thus is no longer one of the main planets in our solar system. And they never really told us. According to Wiki (The end-all and be-all of facts), Pluto, along with Ceres, Makemake, and Eris are the Dwarf Planets within our solar system, with Sedna being the next in line to be classified as such. So the Inner Planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars -- followed by a gigantic asteroid belt -- followed by the Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
It's all about perspective, ain't it?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

J-ROD's Messy Facelift.

It's time I made a few changes around here... As you can see.

I was just getting a little bored with the old look. Unfortunately, by deleting the old format I've also deleted all of my personal touches (The pets in the header, the music, the buttons, and the guitar section). But when I have the time I'll try to figure out how to add them again. As it so happened, the Blogger website (host) decided to upgrade their methods for creating templates and such, and the template I was using was an older format. So now I am not used to the code, and will have to relearn everything.

I am also spending as much time as possible editing the second part of my book. After receiving harsh (but accurate) feedback, I devised a great idea for a revamp. I plan to finish it before school begins again in a month, although the goal is somewhat unrealistic. We'll see though, won't we.