Slowly, But Surely, Things Are Starting To Jive With One Another…

And That’s A VERY Grand Feeling.

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I’ve Been Revising And Editing The Ending To My Little “B-Movie” Horror/Suspense Adventure…

A SCENE OF HORROR

…And I Think I’m (pretty much) Set To Roll With It.

The Original Ending Was Written Back In 2003…

…And I’ve Spent The Last Couple Days Reworking It.

As I’ve Recently Said To Someone Else…

…On Some Projects, I Prefer Starting From The Middle So I Can Go Both Ways With My Approach To Writing The Rest Of It.

BUT…

…With This One…

…I’ve Been Writing From Both Ends…

…And Am Trying To Make Them Mesh In The Middle.

The Scene You Read The Other Day For…

A SCENE OF HORROR

…Was The Beginning.

I Felt Plunging Us All Right Into The Action Without Any Sort Of Explanation As To Who These People Are, What They’re Doing, What They’re Running From, Etc Etc Etc, Would Totally Heighten The Experience AND Be The Perfect Way To Draw People Into The Story Right Away.

I Still Have Plenty To Tinker With, That’s A BIG Fo SHO.

BUT…

…I At Least Wanted Y’all To Know I Am Making Progress With It.

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For NOW Now, I Do Believe I’m Going To Lay Back Down.

My Whole Body Is Sore, Today.

And Yet, I Don’t Know Why.

I Have A Low-Grade Fever And My Vision Is Fuzzy.

And Yet, I Don’t Know Why.

I Sincerely Hope This Isn’t The Flu Coming On, Or Something Like That.

That’s Sincerely The Last Thing I Need, Now.

I Have So Much To Do.

So Many Irons In My Fire.

I Can’t Afford To Get Sick!

Well…

…Sicker.

Oh Well, Right?!

Right!!!

Time To Break-Out The Ole Pen And Paper And Just Go For It That Way.

At Least I Can Do That Sort Of Thing Laying Down.

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Alright, My Peeps…

…The TINKERINGย  Awaits Me.

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Alright Kiddies, Let’s Jive A Moment…

Ya Know

‘Cause I Really Really Wanna!

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So

I Ended-Up Back At The Dental Office.

The Pain I Was Experiencing Was Far Greater A Pain Than I’d Been Dealing With While The Broken Tooth Was Still In Place.

Turns Out

Yep

DRY SOCKET.

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But Not JUSTย  A Dry Socket

There Was A Large Flap Of My Gum That Had Become Dislodged During The Tooth-Removal

And That Was Causing Me EVEN MORE PAIN.

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Sooo

I’m Now Home From The Dentist, And Am Doing Much Better.

They Re-Numbed The Area

Then They Packet The Crater With A Medicated Material.

THEN

They Stitched The Flap Of Gum To The Other Side Of Said Crater.

Needless To Say

Thus Far

The Pain Has Subsided.

Of Course, They Did Numb-Out The Whole Area

So I Likely Won’t Be Feeling Anything There For A Little While.

THANK JEEBUS, Fo SHO!

There’s Only One Thing On This Earth More Intolerable To Me Than Pain

And That’s BEING IGNORED.

My Friends And Family Know This

So Blatantly Ignoring Me Is Something None Of Them Ever Try To Do.

And I Know If They Are Using That Tactic On Me, I Sincerely Must Have Done Something To Utterly Piss Them Off.

Sorry

Drifting From My Point, A Bit.

But YES

YES, For Now, I Am Experiencing NO PAIN!

WOOT and WOOHOO!

Of Course, I May Be Singing A Whole Different Tune Once The Numbing-Stuff Wears Off.

I Should, However, Be In Less Pain Even When It Does.

I’m Hopeful, Anyway.

And I’d Appreciate It If Y’ALL Would Be Hopeful, Also.

I’m Tired, Now.

I Need Something Cold To Drink, Now.

So I’m Going To Shut-Up, Now.

Take Care, My Peeps.

I Shall Holla More When There’s More To Holla ’bout!

Much Love To You All.

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Craving Recognition… …A Life’s Ambition.

Hey, My Peeps…

…Let’s Jive For A Bit.

M’Kay?

M’Kay.

So I Had A Talk Earlier With A Good Friend.

Basically…

…It Was About, As The Title Of This Post Says, That Which We Crave.

That Got Me To Thinking…

(something that's always dangerous, eh!?!)

…About All The Different Things That Motivate People.

Some Crave Power.

Some Crave Wealth.

Some Crave Love.

Some Crave Sex.

It’s Almost An Endless Stream If You Think About It.

Everyone Craves Something In Life.

EVERYONE.

But I…

…I Crave Recognition.

Not Recognition Of My Looks…

…Or My Talents…

…Or My Lack Of Talents…

…But Recognition Of My Existence.

Plain And Simple.

What I Seek…

…Honestly…

…Is The Knowledge That The Most People Possible Are Reading What I’m Writing.

Period.

I Want People To Love What I Do…

…Or Hate What I Do…

…Or Feel Indifferent About What I Do…

…And I Want Them To Tell Me Which Boat They’re In And Why.

At Least That Way I Know They’ll Remember Me.

They’ll Remember Me Because They Love What I Do…

…Or Hate What I Do…

…Or Feel The Indifference.

Regardless Of How They Feel…

…They’ll Remember Me.

I Know I Put Out A Lot Of Quotes.

Quotes From Other People.

Quotes From Ancient History…

…Or Recent History…

…It Doesn’t Matter.

I Just ย Like Finding Quotes That Honestly Mean Something.

Maybe They’ll Mean Something To Me.

Maybe They’ll Mean Something To Someone Else.

But They Mean Something.

And That’s Important To Me.

Alright, I Also Want To Address Something That’s Been Brought To My Attention As An Issue People Have With Me.

It’s About The Blogging Awards Things.

They’re Flattering, Yes.

But They’re Not The Kind Of Recognition I Want, Nor Desire.

You’ll Notice If You Look At This Blog…

…I’ve Only Posted The Image Of The First Award I Received.

That One Felt Very Real To Me.

But Since…

…I’ve Honestly Felt Indifferent Toward Them.

Namely Because It’s Not Just MY Award.

Seven People.

Ten People.

Even Fifteen People Get The Same Award At The Same Time.

So They Feel VERY Hollow.

Like I Said…

…I’m Always Flattered When I Receive One.

They’re Fun Like That.

They’re Just Not What I’m Looking/Hoping For.

Sometimes I Question What I’m Looking/Hoping For.

Do I Have The Same Motives Now That I Did In The Beginning Of This Whole Blogging Adventure?

And I Believe The Answer Is YES.

This Began As Solely A Baseball Blog.

It Has Since Evolved As You’re Well Aware.

I Made A Conscious Decision To Get Away From Just Blogging Baseball For One Reason…

…It Was Making My Favorite Game Seem More Like A Chore.

I Didn’t Like That Feeling.

Anyway…

…I Just Had To Say Those Thing, My Peeps.

I’d Love To Have A Real Conversation With A Lot Of You.

I’ve Found Some Truly Amazing People Through My Blogging.

People Who Are Like Me.

People Who Understand Me.

People Who I’m Still Trying To Figure-Out If They’re Like Me, Or Understand Me.

I Love This.

Doing This.

Feeling This.

Being This.

It’s Exciting To Me.

I Wake-Up Every Morning Thinking About My Blog.

("What Should I Do Today!?!?")

Every Morning.

Rain Or Shine

Good Health Or Bad.

I Crave It.

Sometimes, I Must Will Myself To Do It.

Sometimes With No Effort.

Sometimes With Great Effort.

But It All Goes Back To My Original Craving.

Knowing That Other People Know I’m Alive.

That I’m Here.

That I Love What I Do.

That I Wouldn’t Want To Do Anything Else If I Didn’t Have To.

Y’all Are My Lifeline.

Y’all Keep Me Coming Back.

Y’all Give Me Exactly What I Want/Need/Crave.

You Make Me Happy To Be Alive.

And THAT Is Worth Everything.

Even When It’s Just A Simple Little Blog That Does The Trick.

For That…

…I Thank Thee.

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