Unlucky in Love

I feel very strange today. My head has been pounding all day, and my hands shaking. No, it has nothing to do with dancing last night – and everything to do with performing in a poetry slam this evening. I’m not even done my poem yet.

And I’m planning to do it off-book (which means I have to memorize it and figure out how to deliver each line, pacing, timing, gestures, et cetera). I’m sitting in my cafe right now, frantically writing a entry for here. I’ve already finished my bit for the Completists.

I have to finish up these poems, go pick up some surprises for tonight event (it’s called Unlucky in Love – fitting, considering the day and the day tomorrow). And then I have to run home, do a load of laundry, get showered, changed, and practice these poems the whole time. I would leave this entry until last minute – but I’m not sure if I’m coming back from this event tonight.

I can appreciate any poet or musician who has to learn a new song or poem really quickly. It’s a difficult task and you’re never sure if you’re going to remember it all before you get up there behind the microphone. It’s crazy and wonderful and I wouldn’t trade this feeling of crazy potential for anything in the world.

I’ve been tip-toeing around my Cee entries. I am starting to see a larger story there – and I’m wondering if I should try to make something out of it. I think that there will be at least a couple more entries about her, and then I will take her and try to work her into her own short story (like Artwork, without the violence).

I’ve been delaying my work on the Artwork story. It’s only the middle of the month – but there is still so much to do. I really want to try to get this one online and available for purchase by the end of February. It’ll be cheap, and of course…you can see the first draft / abridged version for free if you want to dig through my blog.

OK guys, thanks for bearing with me this week. I like that you like Cee. I’m sure she’ll be making more appearances very soon…but I think next week is an ideal time to start revisiting my violent roots…we’ll see it.

Nothing So Dramatic

Though I vist here on a daily basis, I’ve come to hate the look of this site – so much, so very very much. It’s so Thesis that it makes me eyes bleed. We need to do something about this. By the way, I checked out the customizing code – that’s some fancy footwork there – very nice!

Obviously, principle failed because I apparently have none. Isn’t that awesome? I don’t do lack of rules very well – I’m the kind of person that needs that bit of push to keep going.

To be honest, your bit on salvation, inspiration, and peace kind of made me uneasy at first – I didn’t really read your words at first because I was so put off by the bit of religion that you slipped in. That’s really only the explanation I have for you. It may not be a fair one, but it’s all I have.

Before this carries on much longer – I just wanted you to know that I do agree with your idea to always strive for better, not just happier. I thinking improving yourself is the hardest thing in the world to do – especially if it’s improving the parts that you’ve never been particularly good at.

This is obviously something that I need to work on.

Greek Stories That Still Wow Us Today

You know those incredible stories that have been passed down through generations? The ones that make you go, “Wow, that’s unreal!” Well, buckle up because today we’re diving headfirst into the fascinating world of Greek legends, and trust me, they’re the OG jaw-droppers.

The Trojans, the Greeks, and a Giant Wooden Horse

So, picture this: a ginormous wooden horse left outside the city gates of Troy. Seems innocent enough, right? Wrong! It was a Greek trick, and inside that horse were some elite soldiers, ready to pop out and conquer the city. Crafty, right? That’s how the Greeks rolled in the Trojan War.

Sirens: The Original Rockstars

Ever heard of the Sirens? They were like the rockstars of ancient Greece, but instead of guitars, they had killer voices that could make sailors forget everything, including steering their ships. It’s like the world’s first concert-induced traffic jam.

Pandora’s Box: The Ultimate Unboxing Fail

Imagine getting a mysterious box as a gift, and being told never to open it. What would you do? Well, Pandora couldn’t resist, and when she finally opened it, out flew all the world’s troubles. Oops! Talk about a gift gone wrong.

Hercules: The Ultimate Tough Guy

Hercules, the original muscle man, had to complete twelve super tough tasks, like slaying a nine-headed hydra and cleaning some seriously nasty stables. But hey, he made it look easy, earning his spot as the ultimate Greek hero.

Medusa: Snakes for Hair and a Stone Cold Stare

Medusa was a Gorgon with snake-hair and a killer glare. If you looked into her eyes, you’d turn into stone. Yikes! Luckily, Perseus managed to turn her into stone first, using a shiny shield as a mirror. Clever, right?

The Minotaur and the Labyrinth

The Minotaur was a half-man, half-bull monster living in a maze called the Labyrinth. And poor Athenian youngsters were sent in there as sacrifices! But Theseus, a brave hero, managed to slay the Minotaur and find his way out using a ball of string. Talk about thinking on your feet!

Wrap-Up: Greek Legends in a Nutshell

So, there you have it, my friend—a whirlwind tour of some of the most mind-blowing Greek legends. These stories have it all: adventure, monsters, gods, and a sprinkle of life lessons.

Whether you’re fascinated by ancient Greece or just looking for some epic tales to share at your next gathering, these legends are sure to impress. After all, they’ve been wowing audiences for centuries, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.