Friday, December 5, 2008

Brace yourselves!

Well, this is just a quick notification that I got my shoulder-brace today.  It's amasing how much of a difference this thing makes!  My shoulder doesn't feel loose while wearing it and it's a definate keeper untill the Biokineticis can figure out wether the exercises are working or wether I need to get it surgically sorted.

The one issue with it tho, is watch the nerves!  It's placement was a bit off at one stage and the band around my chest ended up pinching a nerve-bundle under my left arm...YIIIKES!  It felt like I had a nest of hornets on my left shoulder for about 15 min's.  That was not nice at all.

On other fronts...  I had to deal with one of those iffy situations last night...  We had our christmas party and I had to slink out by about 6pm, trying to explain to everyone that even though I didn't have a single drop of alcahol, I was totally wasted and that my whole body was in agony.  The rest stayed on till ten...ugh.  That's just one of those things and it doesn't bug me too much.  It's just the getting the third-degree from my co-workers that sucked as they thought I was just trying to ditch the party while in the meantime I had to drive home while in serious pain and suffering seriously bad fatigue which was almost just as bad as someone driving drunk.

At any rate, my body is giving me uphill today but hopefully it will settle down by the weekend.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Doing it, Did it, Done!

I decided to go ahead with my latest pet-project.  It just seemed to come so natural and once I started, I just didn't want to stop.

I am not going to claim it to be a raving success...far from it.  Perception gets twisted when you work too close with something and because it is "yours", you tend to not see it for what it truely is.

If I have peeked your interest and you are curious enough...check it out on my latest blog...

I hope you enjoy ;D

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Something new & Some Criticism

Hmmm...interesting that, seeing as I complain about not having enough time in a day...heh.  

Well, for one, I want to try and get away from sitting in front of the computer on Saturdays and do something more tangible...  for another, my R/C Helo only has about 20min's of flight time before I have to recharge it, so it's not something I can do the whole day long.

I'm not going to expand on what I intend on doing just yet...but, if I can figure out how to do it and wether it is going to will be the first to know.

I tried reading a book again...hmmm...  

Suffice it to say, stick to authors you know.  I am not going to criticise this author on the basis that I am a great writer...heck, far from it.  I have never written a book in my life but I have read more than a few.  Now, my only reason for mentioning this, is not to critique the writer, but more to raise some interesting points one might concider when thinking of writing a book.

The author of the book is apparently an X-Navy Pilot and even though, that gives him superior insight into the workings of planes, weapons and aerial warfare, he's definately not the next Wilbur Smith, James Clavelles or Stephen King...

He gets too long winded and over-describes technical details to death.  He has a scene where there is a political meeting in the white house...  Now sure, he is trying to bring across how abnormal the cabinet is in this particular book but describing a political discussion in detail for 10 pages where only one page has relevance to the actual story?  I was yawning after the second page and after sitting through the third, I started skipping ahead to the next chapter.  

Lo and behold...  In the next chapter, he has a new character introduction.  Fair enough, you need to sketch some background on the character so the reader can familiarise themselves with him/her, but you don't need to give all of the character information in one go.  You need to spread it out a little giving a bit of info here and there at oppertune moments.

I really wanted to get into this book as the actual story is quite interesting... but I just don't have the patience for it...  I think the worse is when he gives the full title and military rank after each character has spoken or performs an action, instead of just referring to their name or surname.  To me, that becomes an itty bitty annoying.

I just wonder wether these comments is just my own perception tho...  We all have our own likes and dislikes when it comes to books and who knows, someone else might just enjoy that sort of thing.