Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Mingle!

I told you I'd be back today!  Got my video uploaded this evening so I can join the lovely mingle ladies.  I do NOT know what is up with my sound ya'll.  It's fine for like 30 seconds and then it goes out of sync again.  Does anyone have any idea what might cause that?  I'm open to suggestion.  ANYwho, password is misadventure, as usual.  Enjoy!

Monday Mingle Nov. 22 from Lauren on Vimeo.

Bloggy Bite!

Just a quick post to say I'm going to post later, lol. Its Monday Mingle time again and I just haven't had time to upload my video yet. So stay tuned for that exciting tidbit. I know you can't wait. ;) Until then, I'm going to buzz back to work...break's over!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Snack

Another lunchtime blog session! And "Fireflies" is on the radio in the break room...awesome! Surprise for me today, I just ran into some folks from home here at work. I think we might have dinner plans for tomorrow, so that's fun. Other than that I'm pretty excited to finish up my week at 6pm today and be off all weekend. Working retail that doesn't always happen, but its sure nice when it does! Also a surprise for me today is actually getting a lunch break. I didn't think I was working long enough to get one so I didn't pack anything. However, our district manager dropped off a bunch of goodies I've been munching on...mwahaha. :) Alrighty, later Gators! Back to work!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Writer's Workshop

I thought I would participate in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week.  If you'd like to join in, just go visit Mama Kat here.  And while you're there, check out what other people have written!
For this week's prompt I've chosen: Why are you burned out?

To be quite honest, I'm not sure if I'm burned out so much as fed up.  Are they the same thing?  Maybe.  Here are my frustrations though.

*Not having a set schedule.  It absolutely drives me crazy not knowing if/when I can schedule other things in my life due to work.  I only know my work schedule a week in advance and it's never the same.  I understand I work retail and that's the nature of the beast.  However, if given the choice I wouldn't work retail.  Which leads me to...

*Not being able to find a "Good Job."  I would like to preface this with the fact that I am very thankful to even HAVE a job right now.  I am also thankful that it's a job I don't mind doing.  However, it's just not doing as much for me as it needs to.  I have quite a bit of debt I'm trying to pay off, as well as being able to save some money for future endeavors.  Right now I'm just barely making my bills with enough left for groceries.  And while I'm glad I'm able to pay my bills, I don't like cutting it so close.

*Not being as productive as I'd like.  I have grand plans of things to do when I don't have to work, but the fact of the matter is on my days off I wind up sleeping late, reading, and watching TV.  I don't want to do anything else.  Then later I always think, "Well, as nice as that was, you've wasted another day."  A huge thing I'm working on is adding other things to my daily routine.  Even if it's blogging.  That's something different.  Yesterday, a friend and I exercised for 45 min and it was awesome.  Baby steps.

I think really why I'm burned out is because I do a job with a crazy schedule most of the week and then when I DO have the time to things I want to, I'm just lazy, which in turn makes me frustrated.  So I think really like I said, I think I'm more fed up than burned out.  Regardless though, I'm tying to work on it little by little.  :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Monday Mingle!

Hello hello!  I remembered (very late) that it's Monday Mingle time!  So I'm going to go ahead and jump in for this week.  :)  I got a new headset with a mic, which I think helps with sound, but unfortunately made my vid and audio sync up kinda weird.  So you'll hear me before you'll see my lips move.  :/  Oh well.  Password is: misadventure.  Enjoy and laugh at my silly syncing audio!  :D

Untitled from Lauren on Vimeo.

Lunch Break Blogging

Maybe this is how I can be a more efficient blogger, writing a little something on my lunch breaks. It kinda makes me feel like I'm cheating though, using my phone. I'm interested to see how well it works actually. And until I get my reader base built up again I think lunchtime vingettes is where its at. Nothing really of note to say other than I'm trying out this new app for my Droid. Had a yummy and healthy lunch of whole grain pasta with basil pesto sauce, both organic. And of course a the Facebook flavor of Vitaminwater. What? Don't give me that look, its black cherry lime.
Until next time, hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A New Beginning?

Hello out there.  If there is anyone that still reads this blog.....amazing, lol.  I've said like three times that I promise to write more and I'll be good about posting.  I am a dirty liar.  And for that, I am sorry.  Like Stella, I need to get my groove back.  I still feel scattered, pressed for time, tired, but mostly, just lazy.  Since it's NaNoWriMo/NaBloPoMo (National Novel Writing Month/National Blog Posting Month), I thought now is as good a time as any to make room in calendar for a small post every so often.  For the month you're supposed to post and/or write every day, but I'm not going to commit to that.  I will, however, commit to 3 days a week. I feel like that is a reasonable goal to help me get back into blogging.  For reals I MUST learn time management.  MUST.  I tend to get blinders on and only focus on one or two things at a time, and truthfully I feel like I miss out on a lot by doing that.  When I was blogging all the time, that's all I did: work and blog.  This summer it was work and party.  Now it's work and play games.  The only thing I've been consistant at is working, lol.  Which, I guess of anything is good to be consistant.  So ok, I've set the goal of writing again, now here's another question I'm pondering.  Should I just start a new blog?  A full fresh start.  I mean let's face it, the name of this blog is Misadventures in Theatre and I haven't really done anything theatrical since I've been writing, and the only time I AM doing anything theatrical I get all distracted and don't write.  So perhaps it's time for a name change?  Or does that even bother anyone?  I would like thoughts and feedback on this, from anyone who still even floats by on occasion.  I am also open to any name suggestions, since I seem to put naming my blog up there with naming a child for importance, and I also seem to be incapable of making these decisions on my own.  
So hello again blogword.  I hope to see you again soon.  I make no promises, but I can tell you I'll try.  I'll even put it on my calendar.  And really, that's the best we can hope for.  :)