I Swear Things Happened this Week . . . Damned If I Remember What Though

(Loved the fight scene when this song showed up.  Annoyed that they only have it in two parts instead of one full video.  I was tempted to post them, but people don’t seem to bother with videos.)

I’ve been out of it all week.  Mustered enough energy and focus to make it through work then I let my brain go out of whack once I was free and clear.  A big part of this is because of the GRE last Saturday.  I didn’t give myself enough recovery time since I dove into writing and binge-watching seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Castlevania’.  No, I haven’t started Season 3, so don’t say anything.  Heck, maybe I watched episode 1 before passing out last night since I’m writing this at 9 PM.  We’ll see what happens.

Anyway, the GRE was more brutal than I expected, but only in the math department.  I got to start the test early, which blocked all the anxiety I’d get if I was simply sitting around in the morning.  Hit the essays with confidence and used my time thoroughly.  Then . . . I faced my first math section and nearly cried by the end.  This was a level of mental and emotional brutality that I didn’t expect.  I swear there were more letters than numbers in these questions.  Limped my way through and tackled the first verbal with a twitching eye and fear.  Kept it in check until I struck more math.  By the time I left the test, I felt pulverized and wanted to find a quiet corner to whimper.

Now, I should point out that there’s always a ‘research’ section that isn’t graded, but used to test future questions.  You can get a third math or verbal section with no mention of which of the three is the ‘research’ one.  I don’t trust the belief that it’s always the last one because then everybody would know which one not to try on.  Of course, I got a third math section because I hadn’t been broken enough.  That was really the last straw for my mind and I ended up driving around town in search of food, but not knowing where I wanted to go.  It would be 20 minutes later that I grabbed pizza and ate while watching Netflix.  I think I did some writing that day, but it’s all a haze.

Of course, this is only the first step.  Had to write a personal statement and ask coworkers for reference letters.  My hope is to apply by the end of next week, but I might wait for a non-son weekend.  Next Friday is going to be a lot of fun because we’re going to a late night showing of this:

It cost more than a movie ticket, but I got us pretty close to the performing area.  This should be exciting and great start to the only weekend I get with my son this month.  I want to create some big memories and experiences since the previous two and following two weekends will be him with his mom.  Had to switch things around to make sure I have him for my 40th birthday weekend in April.  Wouldn’t be a real celebration without him around.

Anything else happen?  Why am I asking all of you?  Nothing really exciting.  I put backings on most of my puzzles.  Had to order more double-sided tape and then that roll ran out before I could finish the pile.  Short by three small puzzles, but at least most of them are taken care of.  Last parent training class happened, so that’s done and I’m a certified graduate.  Finished the May blog posts beyond the Sunday and Saturday stuff that I always make on the fly.  Do I have something for tomorrow?  Uh-oh.  Think I may have forgotten about that.  Can’t think of anything else to add to the rambling here.

I’d promote War of Nytefall: Eradication tomorrow, but I don’t think my blog is creating any sales traffic.

Well, that’s really the gist of the week.  There was a bigger focus on grad school than writing, so I don’t have anything fun to talk about.  Feel like my life is getting rather dull at least in terms of what I can write here.  Doing things with my son tend to involve ‘you had to be there’ moments.  Maybe this is why I keep having strange flickers of memories that involve driving through the mountains or country.  I miss doing those types of trips, which my family always went on when we could.  No time or money to do so now.  Also, I don’t really have the family to do the trips like they were in the past, which may be another reason these memories cause some sadness.  My hope is that I can do one with my son during the summer, but we’ll see what happens.

On the plus side of things, I should be able to write this weekend.  If I’m lucky, War of Nytefall: Ravenous will be done in two free weekends.  I can use the third to tinker with the outline for War of Nytefall: Savagery and start writing that one after spring break.  Oh, I know what I can posit tomorrow.  Should get right on that.

Goals for the week:

  1. Finish getting reference letters.
  2. Complete at least 1.5 chapters of War of Nytefall: Ravenous
  3. See ‘Jurassic World Live Tour’ on Friday.
  4. Seriously, I’m going to use those free weights.  It’s just been really cold in the morning.
  5. Begin watching ‘Castlevania’ Season 3.
  6. Continue working on newest puzzle.
  7. Probably should sleep at some point.
  8. Ignore the lack of sales and hope for a better future.

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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12 Responses to I Swear Things Happened this Week . . . Damned If I Remember What Though

  1. Here’s wishing you a super week next week. I think you are making progress on your writing in spite of the challenges.

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    • Thanks. Feels like I’m not getting very far since I can only write every other weekend. That’s if I don’t have anything else going on. Can’t even imagine how much worse it’s going to get once I start taking grad school classes.


  2. L. Marie says:

    Oh my word! The GRE is so brutal as you mentioned. I’m so grateful I don’t have to take it again. Once was enough.
    The Jurassic World live tour sounds like a blast!
    Hope you get those reference letters soon! And I also hope you have a good week!


  3. The live show sounds awesome. Bet your son will love it.


  4. V.M.Sang says:

    The GRE sounds dreadful. So glad I don’t have to do it.
    Have a fun weekend with your son. And let your brain off from thinking for a few days.


  5. Yeah, we’re coming up on our standardized tests in my district. The kids dread them, too. The school is new to me, so I’m not sure what my role will be.


  6. Enjoy the moments you can, and good luck with the ones that aren’t so fun.


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