Goal Post: Et Tu, Automobile?

This was a week that felt like a month for some reason.  Everything is an odd blur except for a few events.  One reason might be because I did a bunch of overages, so I worked all the way through.  I managed to eat lunch when the kids did, but it was exhausting by the end of the day.  To be honest, I need the extra money to cover the new television and another unexpected expenditure.

So, I was at school on Tuesday and was told that there was oil coming from my car.  I got someone to cover for me and hurried out to see how bad.  It was like a rainbow fan emanating from the front of my car.  Checked the oil and it was low.  A coworker pointed out that there was a bunch on top of the engine too.  Sadly, I had to leave early or I wouldn’t have made it back home very easily.  The drive home involved going by three cars that were smoking from under the hood too, so my nerves were shot.  Got to the garage just as the oil light went on and got a ride home.  Everything was finished by the end of the day, but it was a rough opening to the week.  For those who are curious, it was the valve cap gasket.

Actually, my son having issues with an egg roll was the real rough opener.  That’s what he described and he began complaining that his tongue felt uncomfortable halfway through eating it.  My mind went to allergies, but there was something off about how he was acting.  I ate my own and realized it was really hot in the center, so he burnt his tongue and was panicking.  The oily skin didn’t sit well with his stomach either, so I was greeted by a mess a couple hours later.  Found out leading up to this that he wanted the ‘white crescent moons with meat and veggies’.  Those would be dumplings.

As you can tell, I’ve had many adventures this week and now have a relatively low key weekend.  Going to do a little writing when I’m not at an appointment or hanging with friends for a role-playing game.  I’m taking it a little easier since I have a short week due to Thanksgiving.  I’ll get a day of writing in since I have my son for the holiday and the following weekend, but his mom gets him on Friday.  Promised him some video game time and we have a birthday party/outing for a friend too.  This means I have most of my next week and weekend planned out, which isn’t really a bad thing.  Hoping to put in for TA Level III during this time period too, so things are moving.

I began watching ‘His Dark Materials’ on HBO.  Couple episodes behind and I’ve only watched the first one, which I liked.  Read the books long ago and I remember the movie that was loosely based on it.  Been a long time since I watched a good fantasy-like series too.  Wish I could find more of them, but all I find are ones bogged down in politics and wars.  Still haven’t chosen a new series to watch on Netflix or Prime either.  You know, I think another problem is that I’m getting tired of watching stuff alone and not having anyone to talk about stuff.  It’s like I’m going through the motions now, which isn’t very entertaining.

I should talk a little about writing, but I’m saving a lot for tomorrow.  My cover artist got in touch with me a day before I reached out, so I might be able to do a February/March release for War of Nytefall: Eradication.  I have a lot to think about, which I’ll save for tomorrow.  Beyond that situation, I spent a few lumps of free time staring at a blank page.  I’m trying to sort through ideas in my head to organize them and I was considering ways to talk about them on the blog.  Prior to the potential book release, I was going to use February to post about 12 ideas.  I fear that doing a full month of future ideas might lose people since they aren’t as interactive as other ideas.  It’s hard to juggle 30+ ideas, especially when you feel like you’re lacking in time.  Might be a good thing that I have a month or two of hype posts to figure out now.  More on that tomorrow.

Goals of the week?

  1. Cook garlic potatoes for Thanksgiving feast at school.
  2. Enjoy the holiday with son.
  3. Play video games with son.
  4. Write 1-2 chapters.
  5. Try an Impossible Whopper.
  6. Puzzles!
  7. Sleep!

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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21 Responses to Goal Post: Et Tu, Automobile?

  1. I would be interested in how the impossible whopper tastes. I haven’t had the chance to try it but as a non-beef eater I would be in the market. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving week. A couple of days off should be welcome.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Cars are a necessary evil. Sorry about the car issues! Just what you didn’t need.
    I keep hearing about the impossible burger on YouTube. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

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  3. The car issue sucks. Seems like life has a way of interjecting itself even when things are going smoothly. I need to update my site, but I’m procrastinating by looking at everything but.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    Good luck on that impossible whopper. I’ve heard good and I’ve heard bad. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your son! ~Elle

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  5. Sorry about the car issue, but glad you made it to get it sorted before things got worse. Also, glad it was just that your son burned his tongue, and not an allergy issue. I mean, burning the tongue isn’t good, but allergy reactions would have been worse. Good luck with the coming week.

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  6. Burning your tongue is the worst. Everything you eat tastes weird for two days after until it heals.

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  7. Jennie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Charles.

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