My ultra-boring life

Monday, April 17, 2006

Genealogy, I am doing it

And as proof, I submit this . If you have trouble reading it, it's probably because I just uploaded the files and haven't cleaned it up yet, or that the background image is too dark (in which case, highlight the text and you can read it better).
Genealogy is addictive and frustrating. I have about 60,000 names in my file, which I have received from various relatives and linked up, but only about 9,000 names in the file I have uploaded. Why, you ask? Well as near as I can figure, most of the names in my file are just...there. Sitting. Not connected to my actual ancestral line. Don't ask me why. I have spent the last few months trying to clean up my file, but the best I've gotten done is merging a few hundred duplicates and updating some ordinance information so far. So if you want to know where I found the information on so-and-so, I'll tell you what I tell everyone else that e-mails me: I don't know. I haven't gotten to the verification stage yet, and none of my relatives have been kind enough to include source data on what they have given me.
Otherwise, if you have information on any of the names I just uploaded, PLEASE post a comment on it! I would love to get some verification information on any of this! Thanks!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

oh farfignewton.

Yes, that's a made-up swear word. Do you like it?

At any rate, more re: that last post. 1) The book is a type of fantasy with religious themes, set in a place not unlike 18th century England. 2) I actually know quite a lot about copyright law as well, and I know that as soon as I post my story online, preferably with a 'copyright Dyany Munson 2006', that it is mine by right. However, I also know that it is easy to steal ideas and skirt around copyright law, particularly online for someone as small-time and slow to write as I am, so I am hesitant to post online. It is said amongst writers that is generally a good idea to not even allow other writers to read your work before it is published, so I shall remain my careful self.

So, how many made-up swear words have YOU used lately?

Wheeee I'm so lazy!

OK so I quit at the library. I hate being bipolar. Yes, those are directly related. My meds just make me too sleepy to function well at a full-time job and part-time just wasn't feasible. Now I have to self-motivate better again, while being soooo sleepy all the time. BLEAH!

Otherwise, things are going pretty well. Pampered Chef is very fun and so is my barbershop quartet group. My writing is coming along slowly but surely and we are planning on putting some raised beds in the yard for our garden this year.

So, here's an idea. I am on chapter 5 of my book. Kind of stuck. Always looking for ideas on how to get from point A to point B. Would you like to read it? I won't post it online...that's dangerous, methinks...but I would be happy to send a chapter or 2 to see if you would like it. Post a comment and let me know!