Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Week Between Posts

This is terrible. Just terrible.

I've had absolutely nothing to post about for a whole week.

So now, in point form to keep it from creating too much boredom, I bring you my week of nothing:

  • Read Reed Farrell Coleman's WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE and Harold Schecter's DEVIANT. Loved them both. Without lubrication.
  • Finished the single player campaign of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. An unwieldy title, but a brilliant game.
  • Obsessed over the imaginary purchase of a Samsung 32" LCD TV.
  • Received the new battery for my Powerbook laptop. So now I don't have to keep this thing plugged in to power all day.
  • Watched more Big Brother than I care to admit.
  • Ate far too many packets of Nong Shim noodles and drank too much vanilla Coke.
  • Realised I knew more about the plot of Neighbours than I care to admit.
  • Spent hours in bookshops without spending a cent. I already have way too many books to read.
  • Bought two books anyway. Finished Deviant and am making my way slowly through Leadbelly, an account of the underworld wars in Melbourne over the last decade or so.
  • After a whole week of thinking about my next post, I ended up with this.

Stay tuned for more exciting snippets of life Down In The Hole.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Thought For The Day

Paraphrased from Dwight Swain's TECHNIQUES OF THE SELLING WRITER:

There is no universal formula. No mystic secret. No Supersonic Plot Computer. It's enough to plunge a man to the depths of despair, not to mention frustration. Yet there's another way to look at the dilemma, and that way may just point to salvation.

Consider: Do you really want to succeed just because you possess a magic secret?