August 22, 2019

Today, God was against me

Let’s see, where to begin?

Again, I was remiss and failed to make an entry yesterday. Again, I intended to cheat and do it in the morning. And again, I decided against it.

Humph! I don’t know. For some reason it just doesn’t seem right unless I make an entry before I turn in. Trying to pretend that yesterday is today just doesn’t seem to work.

Soooo, what I must do is make my entries in a timely manner.

I’ve been having mixed feelings about all this. On the one hand, I keep saying I’m crazy for trying that – that it can’t possible work, and I should be pursing more traditional means of making money.

But on the other hand, I have been seeing some success – although not as much as I’d like at this point. It’s the same old story. When anybody starts anything, they want the success to come very rapidly. It doesn’t usually happen, of course, but that’s how we want it. After all, it save a lot of worry and aggravation. Unfortunately, I never was one to win it big in the lottery.

Still, I have to keep telling myself that this is the way things are, and the only way to succeed is through dogged persistence, dedication, and the drive to put as much effort as possible into something.

Trouble is, of course, those things are not guarantees.

But I continue to think that this is the way to go. Everything that I’ve heard – from my own experience to what I’ve read – is that the newsprint industry is dying. So why continue to remain in a sinking ship.

Also, I’ve always wanted to be my own boss and call the shots, and this is as good a time as any to do so.

All right, enough about my thoughts on the subject. Time to bring everyone up to date.

Yesterday, I started a project, which I am hoping will soon come to fruition. Preliminary results are very promising. It is another special effects video. I took a time-lapse of clouds, and was very impressed. But I only have about one minute of footage, and need more. So I’m going to continue with the project, and hopefully will soon complete it.

Today, I was scheduled to get what potentially would have been a great video and story. Unfortunately, God was against me on this one.

Actually, what was suppose to happen was I was going to participate in a river paddle sponsored by the chamber. We were going to start in Eaton Township, and end up in Falls, with dinner at the end. I was going to ride along, get some videos and also do a story.

But (I know, you’re ahead me) it rained. So it was canceled, much to my disappointment.

I kept asking God, “You could have made it rain yesterday, you could have made it rain tomorrow, why’d you have to pick today?”

Oh well, such is life. But I was counting on that to punch things up. Although I put some news things on line on Tuesday, I’ve been kind of falling off. And I need new things each day to keep it fresh.

OK, tomorrow, is Fourth Friday in Tunkhannock, and that has proved popular in the past. It’s also open mic night at the Dietrich, and that should prove fruitful. I hope.

I also have to do some planning for the weekend. In addition to the cloud video I’ve mention, I have some ideas for some night vision things.

So, now it’s time for everyone’s favorite part of my blog – today’s bad joke.

A man was driving down a dirt road in the country, when his car suddenly died, next to a field. Opening the hood, the man was examining the engine, when a cow walked over.

“It’s the alternator,” the cow said after one look.

The man, astonished, turned to the cow and said: “What did you say?”

“It’s the alternator,” the cow repeated.

The man then ran down the road at top speed, until he came to a farmer, tilling his field.

“My car broke down, and this cow came up and told me what was wrong,” the man yelled.

“Was it a big cow,” the farmer asked.

“That’s right,” the man replied.

“With a white patch over one eye?”

“That’s right.”

“And one broken horn?”

“That’s right,” the man said. “Do you know him?”

“I sure do,” the farmer said. “And pay no attention to him, he don’t know one thing about cars!”

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