The job has me exhausted lately, with little time or motivation to write on the blogs. The backlog of “necessary” posts is rising while my energy levels are sinking. I’ve been working extra while it’s been plentiful, and another employer decided to test everyone with some very difficult writing pieces, while at the same time trying to manage extra duties everywhere else I turn. My living room is also a disaster because my built-in bookshelf project is going at a snail’s pace. I’m starting to feel my age….. whew.
So to prove I am still alive and kicking (well, maybe just crawling), I’ll squeeze in the fun and easy Monday meme.
1. When was the last time you tried something new?
I try something new just about every day, I think. I need constant exposure to new things to keep the creative juices flowing. Let’s see… the new thing I tried was a few apps over the weekend. I downloaded the Scribd app, which is interesting, and the amazing Action Movie FX app that I’ve been having fun with when I can grab a few minutes. *Sometime* I hope to start making fun little movies again, and this app is just so cute. Here’s a quick little example of what the app does.
Is that swell or what?! By the way, that sound in the background is the husband reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to us in a Southern slave accent.
2. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?
I don’t believe in Darwinian evolution. I first became a doubter in grade school, when the teacher said they date the fossils by the strata and the strata by the fossils. Uh HUH. That and the total lack of transitional fossils is the nail in the coffin, not to mention that the tree of life diagram is all made up, carbon-dating technology leaves MUCH to be desired, and Stanley Miller’s experiment is a crock. It takes way more faith to believe in evolution than in God.
3. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
Just about everything. I have very eclectic tastes and they change a lot. Right now, I’m into Albannach, a Scottish bagpipe rock band.
4. What piece of advice would you give to a beginning blogger?
Skip Blogger and the free WordPress.com and get your own domain and blog space. If you decide to expand your blogging or should you get popular, you will regret starting off with a free cheapo platform. You also have complete control of your own content — with the free ones, you don’t.
Now it’s time for me to ask you a question:
Do you think you will get Social Security benefits when you are ready to retire? If you are already retired, do you think the next generation will get benefits?
I’m off to keep working! Have a great week, friends!