I’m back! OK, technically I wasn’t gone. I was just waiting for my WOW! Article to go live, so that I could post a review on successful freelance writer Suchi Rudra’s e-book review as my next post.
But my article hasn’t gone live yet, and it has been too long without a post. So here it is.
– My Productivity E-book Is Finally Ready!
I’ve collected some of my favorite posts on productivity from this blog. I edited, updated, and added to them according to need, and put together a decent resource on how to become more productive. The price, should you choose to “buy” it from my blog, is your e-mail address. If you are already a subscriber, just let me know if you want the book, and I’ll email to you.
It features chapters on writing during times of mediocre health, how to make procrastination work for you, favorite books and blogs on productivity, managing your emails and more.
I’m figuring out my way through my newsletter service, and once it is ready, my book will be on the way. I’m so excited because it is my first.
Hope you enjoy it.
– I Hurt My Back: Lesson Learned About Being too Sedentary
Sunday was off to a good start. I had plenty of sleep, did a lot of formatting, did market research, evaluated my options for my novel, hung out at a favorite coffee shop, took a short walk, patted cute kittens, and overall, had a pretty good day.
I was planning for another good day with even more nature, work, and exercise. I started to pack my bag – that was the kind of good writer soldier I was being, and then, bam! I managed to strain my back without doing anything extreme. I was reaching for something from my desk and felt something weird in my lower back.
I’m guessing it is not serious because it doesn’t hurt when I sit or lie down, but it feels pretty horrible when I try to stand or walk.
Luckily, I have the right meds, I’m not alone at home, and among a knowledgeable mom, friends, and YouTube strain-relieving exercise videos, I should be fine. (That said, I’m no baby when it comes to going to the doctor. If it doesn’t go away soon, I’ll make an appointment.)
And this brings us to the sitcom starring Kevin James:
It’s been a while since my favorite, laugh-out-loud, hilarious sitcoms ended.
In case you are wondering, they are:
– Coupling (UK, first three seasons),
– Spin City (first four seasons – until Michael J. Fox’s departure),
– 3rd Rock from the Sun (first season)
I really like Mom, and it makes me laugh a lot, but it is also a tragic show in many ways and it doesn’t make me shake with laughter like the ones above did.
Apart from Mom, I’ve seen some entertaining episodes from shows that made me smile, chuckle, or occasionally laugh hard. But none had the memorable characters, funny and original one-liners, awesome physical comedy and great storylines my favorites did.
To be honest, the first seasons of Supernatural, almost all of Damon Salvatore’s lines from The Vampire Diaries and the first seasons of Teen Wolf provide funnier and lovelier stuff than most of the sitcoms.
But sometimes, all you need is a good time, and characters that you can more or less relate to. And even though they are your severely exaggerated traits, you can’t help but enjoy yourself. I could never get into King of Queens much, but I quite like Kevin Can Wait.
It’s about an out-of-shape retired cop forced to endure his ridiculous British future son-in-law and the rest of his family’s shenanigans. Of course he and his other retired cop buddies provide more shenanigans than his entire family combined.
Not all episodes are equally funny, but the good ones are solid entertainment.
And it might be strange to relate to a married middle-aged dude with a large family, but he is clumsy, blunt, addicted to unhealthy food and an overall nice guy with no particular talents… Yep, I got my answer there. 😀
So I might as well keep a smile on myself while I wait for my back to get better.
What have you been up to?