How in the hell did I get into drawing skulls?
I’ve never doodled a damn skull before in my life and now, because I downloaded a sketching app onto my Droid Bionic, I’m going loco and drawing them like crazy.
If it’s not weird bluish black ones with funked up expressions, it’s weird Hollywood stars ones that seem to be screaming for attention.
All in all, I think this speaks to my need to lay off the coffee a bit more and perhaps boost up the sleeping a little more.
Yeah…a bit more sleep may be the solution.
I’m calling this one “Skeleton Hacker Man”. Reminds me of those nights all I wanna do is code, code, code! LOL
I’ve felt guilty from time to time.
I started this blog and wanted to fill it with all the thoughts that cross my mind throughout the day. Every fleeting snippet of a glimpse into my soul was to be captured for the world to read at their leisure and, possibly, to admire the mental wizardry that is the mind of Miguel Gonzalez.
Not so. I’ve been slacking. I let life get in the way. What is it that so man great and successful authors say?
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway. Okay, I don’t have a typewriter, but I have pricked my finger, on occasion, as I clacked away at my laptop’s keyboard. Will that suffice, Poppa?
“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. Now that one, I definitely can relate to. I do, at times, feel as if I’m under a form of literary and creative pressure as I sit here and try to come up with something different to put down into the blogosphere. However, and I’m sure this is what Mr. Fitzgerald ultimately meant, once I’ve begun my swim (essay or blog) the rest comes so much easier and the pressure lifts off with every letter, word, sentence, and paragraph that I put down into perpetuity.
Obviously, this is only my fourth or fifth blog entry, so I’m learning as I trudge along here, but I readily admit that I am having a wonderful time figuring it all out as I go along. I love to write. So, I’m going to scribble notes down here and there and come back here when I can to share my ideas on whatever is firing my synapses at that moment. However, that said, I can’t say I will be consistent in how often I do it. Just that I will.
Have a great evening. Especially you gentlemen, Masters Hemingway and Fitzgerald. For as flighty and undisciplined as my writing style may be, it’s your greatness that inspires me every moment I set my mind to creating some prose worthy of at least, in my mind, a subtle perusal from your spirits.
Alana enjoying her Vanilla Bean with extra caramel frappaccino!
My kiddo showing her true personality.
I need to collect my thoughts.
Organize my thinking.
And get it all together in a format that will allow me to put it in a meaningful and intellectually relevant tome that I can–hopefully–repeat over and over.
Those who know me will recognize that I tend to speak from the heart. Sometimes I say things that may be considered “controversial”. At other times, I may say things that we can all agree with as universal. Either way, if I say it, I mean it.
I hope you can be patient with me on this blog page. I may not always be able to post on a daily basis. I am currently a “mature” college student with both a full class load, as well as a full-time job to pay the bills. I’m also a father to three children. Two grown boys, 19 and 22, and a young lady who’s 11 going on 25–and testing my nerves every moment of the transition. So, between being all things to all of those I’m responsible to and for, I will post my thoughts on whatever I’m thinking about on here.
Call it my little web-based island of calm, serenity, and creativity.