Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Am I living in a sideways world?

So I wrote up a blog the other day and for some odd reason, it didn't actually post to the site. Some of it was saved, but a large portion of it was lost. Me being too lazy to re-write, I put off the blog post until now. I'll try to re-create the original post as best I can.

Do you ever have those days when something just feels off? A few weeks back (before the end of LOST), I tweeted that exact statement. One of my friends jokingly said that perhaps I was living in a flashsideways world.

Now to add more fuel to the fire, I've noticed several strange coincidences occurring in my life.
  1. During a job interview last week, I interviewed at a location that looked incredibly similar to to a place I interned at back in college. Ok, that's normal enough. Buildings often look the same of course. To make things more interesting though, the gentlemen I interviewed with was a UofL graduate (same as me) with a Communication degree (same as me). Not only that, he had just got married and his wife worked as nurse where she was preparing to start a new job at the same hospital where my wife works as a nurse. Weird, huh?
  2. Also found out recently that 2 different couples I've known for about a year or so have the same wedding anniversary as me and my wife (June 6).
  3. I also find out that someone I just met is now working as an intern in a Communication department where I used to work myself.
  4. Finally, in class the other day, our discussion somehow arrived at evolutionary psychology, which was a major point of an article I presented on later in class.
Before you freak out and accuse me of losing my mind or something, I should let you know that do not really believe that I am living in some alternate universe :) That being said, these coincidences are interesting nonetheless. I'll be sure to let you know if anything else happens. Funny thing, coincidences...

Since the end of LOST, I'm sure you've noticed that my blogging has been pretty lackluster (*cough* nonexistent *cough*). I have thought a lot about my blog and where I want it to go; however, I don't feel any closer to figuring it out than I did before. I can't decide if I want to blog on a myriad of topics or focus on one thing of which I am a big fan (sports? video games? technology?).  Maybe some of you can help.

There are two things in my life I'm working on right now so it would be great if the blog could help me with one (or both). Number 1: Live a healthier lifestyle (exercising more, eating better, drinking less soda, etc...). Number 2: Write more. Many of you know that I've started work on a trilogy, but it's something I've never had the drive to finish. I've typed over 150 pages and am just over 45,000 words. I actually have many of the major plot points already worked out in my head. Maybe I just need to "get my [butt] in the chair and write," as Pat Rothfuss so eloquently wrote in my signed copy of The Name of the Wind.

Regardless, let me know if you have any ideas on where my blog should go from here.

1 comment:

logankstewart said...

Just be on the lookout for long-haired British hippies telling you they'll see you in another life.

The biggest thing I get from my blog is the writing practice. I pretty much use it as a quasi-journal, but I also frequently post some of my creative writing, too. I've found some pretty nice blogs out there with wonderful bloggers, and I've found some pure crap, too. That said, having a particular niche is typically a good way to attract viewers, especially if there aren't very many blogs out there with your idea. (I, on the other hand, don't really have a specific focus on my blog, though I make it a point to review things often.)

In the end, I really enjoy blogging. It keeps me up on my writing, be it fiction or life, and I've also met some great bloggers along the way.

Good luck.

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