Goal Post: I Really Need to Buy a Calendar

I’m not kidding.  Once Thursday afternoon hit, I suddenly forgot . . . Wait . . . I’m writing this on Friday and that was yesterday?  Is that right? For the love of the dust bunnies that keep appearing under my bed, I’m so gone when it comes to the passage of time.  Be nice if this creates some type of pseudo-immortality, but I don’t think I want that.  Who wants to really live forever?  I mean, it’s a good idea at first, but then a couple centuries pass and you tire of reinventing yourself once again. What was I talking about?

Part of the sudden forgetting of time is that school is done for now.  I still haven’t heard if I’m working over the summer because there might be some remote learning.  That’s besides the point.  With no classes for me or my son, I don’t really have events to mark time with.  Having my son makes things easier because he keeps me busy and the days go somewhat quickly.  Once he’s with his mom, time goes slow and I get muddled with things feeling like they should be moving faster.  The heat hasn’t helped with making my drowsy and I think I’ve fallen asleep at my desk every now and again.  This is going to be a long summer/year/life.

I guess one thing that really doesn’t help is that I almost exclusively watch streaming shows now.  I used to have at least one show every night, which acted as a strange schedule for me to go by.  Those ended, were cancelled, or I gave up on them with nothing rising up to take their place.  I can watch ‘Mr. Iglesias’ and ‘Dr. Stone’ every night of the week, so it doesn’t change.  Yeah, I gave up on the anime I was watching because the perversion went from rather standard fan-service to ‘main character legitimately powered by the desire to grope breasts’.  I know I made posts long ago about how a perverted character can work and a big part of that was there being a punishment for their actions.  This didn’t have that and the character quadruple-downed on it with the other characters being embarrassed or disgusted, but still accepting it.  So, I’m out. ‘Dr. Stone’ is a lot more interesting if not a slower pace than I expected.  Nothing like what I expected, but I’m enjoying it so far.

There was something else.  Park with my son and we played Yugioh since I bought him a deck, but that wasn’t it.  Did I do any writing?  Oh yeah!  (Wow. Deja vu on this exact exchange and transition.)  I began writing War of Nytefall: Anarchy and I’m hoping to finish 3 chapters by the end of the weekend.  It’ll probably be 2.5 though because Father’s Day has to be father/son time.  I’d have gotten further by writing more on Friday, but I had a late dinner and just collapsed.  Most of chapter 1 was good enough.  The following week will give me more time since we’ll be splitting the ‘off time’ with my son.  I can possibly get through chapter 6 if I don’t have anything else going on.  After that, I’m going to have to figure out how to do the balancing act of writing two books.  The plan is as such:

  • Write War of Nytefall: Anarchy when my son is with his mother.
  • Write Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) during the 2-3 hours he is in school.  Since these will be blog post style and I’ve already made a lot of notes on each topic, I should be able to do this.  Promised I’d work on my laptop in the background while he did classes, so we’ll see how this goes.  By the way, the titles are going to be tested a week from this Sunday.  Hope people swing by to give it a look.

That’s really all I’ve got to say.  Keep looking over at my bed, which is rather inviting even though it’s only 8 PM.  This coming week is going to be playing with my son for the first half and then writing for the second.  I hope we have a clear night because it’s always too cloudy to use his new telescope.  Might be rainy for two of the days we’re together, which means we can tackle the Millennium Falcon Lego set.  My son has also begun drawing with the help of YouTube videos, so we might do more of those.  Thinking of asking him to let me post them for a Sunday thing once he finishes the rest of the Teen Titans group.  We did Starfire and Raven this week, so Cyborg might be the next one.  I’ll definitely put it on Facebook though.

Well, I just wandered off for no reason and came back after 5 minutes.  My mind is gone, so I’m going to stop.  Not sure what’s wrong with me.  Let’s get with the goals!

  1. Time with son
  2. Write War of Nytefall: Anarchy
  3. Prepare more of The Ether Thief
  4. Sleep would be nice
  5. Puzzles
  6. LEGO time if the weather is bad
  7. Maybe I should prepare some more August posts, but I’m low on ideas.
  8. Keep playing with my rainbow slinky when my mind wanders.  Not sure why I keep mindlessly going back to this thing to help me focus.  This kind of like one of those fidget spinners?  Weird.

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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11 Responses to Goal Post: I Really Need to Buy a Calendar

  1. I think next week will be fun.


  2. I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day day with your son!


  3. If I didn’t have my phone and computer to check the day on, I’d almost never know when it is. Sometimes I’ve even resorted to asking Alexa, though mostly it’s my phone that reminds me, and I’m usually able to remember the day for the rest of today, if that makes sense. Except when I’m extremely exhausted, because then I swear I forget almost as soon as I’ve checked… Those are the days I ask Alexa at some point.

    Living forever I don’t know if I like the idea of, but a guaranteed longer lifespan would be nice – as long as others had it too, so I wouldn’t have to start over all the time. I think the best option would be just to not need sleep… So much time is lost by sleeping, or being exhausted from failing to sleep when you were trying to that you both lose the time you were attempting to sleep and fail to be productive later through exhaustion.

    Anyway, good luck with the coming week. Hope you can keep the days straight.


    • Never really tried Alexa or Siri. Mostly because I’ve seen so many people have trouble with them. That and those two randomly going off without being talked to. Very creepy.

      Definitely could do without exhaustion. Yet, I don’t know if I’d enjoy not needing sleep. That would mean no dreaming too. Unless sleeping is still possible, but not mandatory. At the very least, I’d like it to be easier to go to sleep and wake up. None of this tossing and turning.


      • I have Seri because it’s on my phone, and have Alexa because she helps me with some things – not just what day it is either. They’re annoying at times, and I know they’re spying on me, but they’re also useful tools for someone like me, and I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

        You could always daydream to get the dreaming experience… Maybe if we didn’t need sleep daydreams would be more vivid? Though, as you said, it wouldn’t be so bad if you could just decide you’re ready to go to sleep and go to sleep right away. I’m always jealous of those people who can just decide they’re going to sleep, get comfortable, and be asleep in moments. Never works that way for me.


      • Usually takes me about 10-30 minutes to actually pass out. If it’s hot or in any way uncomfortable then I’m doomed. That’s why this time of year is rough. I’d put the air conditioner on, but that results in me getting lectured about electricity bills n


  4. We seem to be in tune this month. In my distant Hat story I’m going to be dealing with nearly immortal characters who have to find ways to stay hidden when they’re hundreds of years old. I glanced off this in the original story because Social Security starts asking questions if you live too long. We also finished another puzzle. They might become a permanent diversion.


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