Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010 Christmas card

So remember I blogged about stutterfly's 50 free cards. http://tinyurl.com/stutterfly-blog-post
Well, I ordered my free 50 cards today. This is what they will look like. I only had to pay for shipping. I never order cards anymore because it's too expensive, but I won't pass up getting 50 cards for $8.19 (shipping cost). I decided that it probably would be too late to send out a card with pictures off us in winter clothing (needing to wait for my friend to take the pictures and get them back to us.) So you get these cute summer pictures that my other friend Sara took for us.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family pics and 50 free cards

Okay, so I saw a great deal on my friend's blog. You can get 50 free holiday cards from shutterfly if you blog about them (writing 150 words about previous experience with shutterfly or what you plan to do with one of their 2010 card designs). I myself have not used shutterfly yet but have heard from friends how fabulous it is. Hopefully this deal isn't too good to be true. This is the card that that I liked. I had a difficult time picking a favorite since there were so many choices of cards to pick from. (Oh, go here to sign up for it.) Here's a link to the different cards they have http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-photo-cards

So these are some of the family pictures my friend Sara took of my family back in July. I might use some of them for this project or if my friend Liz is able to take our pictures next week I might use those since they will be in winter clothing, but aren't we so cute!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Where Did Bob Go?

Howdy peoples,

I bet you’ve been wondering, hmm, were did bob go? If you are anything like me, if something doesn’t come up in your google reader it just doesn’t exist. So, you’re most likely not very concerned.

Well, I’m not writing jack this month because I’m writing too much. Make any sense? Of course not. If you know me well, you should know that I rarely make much sense at all. But there is a very good reason for this nonsense.

It’s November, which is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, if you follow me on twitter, then you’ve seen my frantic tweets about the event already (on both accounts @speechbob and @aoirselvar), as well as updates on facebook (poor confused dave). This year I have decided to throw in my lot with those crazy people who are attempting to write at least 1667 words a day in order to meet the grand old goal of 50,000 words by Novemeber 30th.

It’s been fun, but everything else in my life has been put on hold. Including writing blog posts, playing video games, catching up on my DVRed shows, feeding my cat (did I mention that I recently got a cat?), personal hygiene… you name it.

But today is November 13th, and I’m at 28,000 words already! I’m more than half way there! Woot! But only problem is that my novel is more than half way done. I’ve actually set my goal for 70,000 words, which I hope to eep out a decent story.
My story? Well, it’s a fantasy story about a boy name Praxton (yes I stole this character from previous writings, but he’s nearly completely different. Like a different dimension Praxton, in a different world, etc). I’m actually pretty happy with what I’ve written so far, I’m worried about letting the masses actually read the book, but if really really want to read the book and help me revise it, email me at aoirselvar (at) gmail (dot) com. I won’t even send anything out until I’m done with draft one, after I let some people at least get rid of all the many typos.

Anyway, I have spent much too much time writing this blog post. And in order to save time so I can write more on my NaNoWriMo, I’m just going to put this post on the three blogs that I write on (Pathologically Speaking, Casual Huntering, The Batemans, even though the have nothing in common (that's not true, I write on all of them at varying intervals - especially on my family blog).

Everybody have a great day, and I’ll see you in December.