Trying to communicate with people using only a broom and an unread copy of Jane Eyre

This post was originally supposed to be yet another bookshelf update video, but I am too lazy at the moment to take pictures, upload them to my computer, heavily edit them to make them look half-way decent and upload them to my Web site. And, let’s be honest here, I’m just going to make changes three days later anyway. So this will just be a random post of random things I’ve been doing in the past few months. Oddly enough, none of them involve crying, which is new for me.

Organizing

Now, this isn’t anything new, but I’ve been trying to be more organized, and I’m starting with rearranging my collections so it’s more functional for me. And I’ve also done a little decluttering, but I’ve just been putting things in “storage,” and by storage I mean certain areas of my house. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the items I don’t want which leads me to the next thing.

Selling on Ebay

I’ve always wanted to sell on Ebay, but I was hesistant because I do not have a printer. It turns out, not having a printer isn’t really an issue, especially for a casual seller like myself. I’m not going to be the Beyonce of Ebay Selling. I sold a handful of books and a DVD set, and it all went well. I didn’t make much, but the goal was more to get rid of stuff and not so much to make money, although the money is a bonus, obviously. I’m planning on selling my collectibles at some point, but right now I’m taking a small break from selling until I have time to go through my stuff and have a better idea of what I want to sell and for how much.

Working on Novel Outline

I have mentioned so many times that I consider myself a writer, even though I barely write. I’ve been slowly, very slowly, actually, been working on a novel outline for a novel I will probably never write. I know. I know. All of you are screaming, “Omg Kenny. Just write it. You don’t need an outline!” I don’t feel comfortable writing a 300 page plus novel without having a solid outline; otherwise, I’ll, you know, have a nervous breakdown and cry. I do that enough when I read.

The good thing is I’ve been making profess with the outline. The problem is finding a premise that I’m fully comfortable with and committing to certain details. Now I just have to, you know, write an actual story, heh.

Reading and Watching TV, the saga, part 12

I’m still continuing my quest to read and watch TV more often but, of course, not as much as I would like. Honestly, as long as I’m still reading and watching TV in some capacity, that’s progress in my books. Your life is officially sad if you want to watch more TV and failing. Ok. I lied. There’s a little bit of crying involved with this.

Learning American Sign Language

I’ve been wanting to learn another language for about half my life, but I haven’t made any significant progress. I took Spanish in high school and French and Mandarin Chinese in college. Yes, I’m Asian, but I don’t know much Chinese. I can understand a little of it, but other than that, I might as well be White.

I really had no interest in learning Spanish, despite it being the most practical. No, I wanted to learn a language that has little to no practical everyday use for me. I am Asian, after all. I tried learning French, German and ASL for the past 10 to 15 years with little to no success. About a month ago, on a whim, I decided to go back to learning ASL and while I still feel like I don’t know anything, I’m slowly progressing. Let’s hope I improve in the next 15 years.

3 thoughts on “Trying to communicate with people using only a broom and an unread copy of Jane Eyre

  1. Aw I would of loved to see more on your bookshelf. DO IT.

    I really should organize stuff too. I have too much crud. I’ve been meaning to sell some stuff on e-bay. Mainly an extra set of Sailor Moon keychains I have. But you know, laziness.

    I never did much with outlines. Though I do feel you with not writing much. I haven’t really written for a long time.

    I never learned another language myself. Don’t feel the need.

  2. I am always trying to be more organized, it’s an endless cycle. I’ve sold some on ebay before, but I don’t think it but I also don’t like the odd anxiety I get from selling anywhere online. I’m very weird about that kind of thing.

    I like outline before I write, and if that is what you like to do that is how you should do it, thinking about outlining I really need to start outlining a fanfiction for a challenge I am doing in November lol. I have a friend I use to work with who has been working on his book for years, and that is okay because it’s his process, and however your process works for you is okay.

    I know most of the alphabet in ASL, I learned it from a pencil I got from a teacher. My little sister knows it very well.

  3. I tried taking ASL in high school and hated it, but French I did like a lot. I love it a lot.
    I know some signs but that’s it.
    I’ve given up trying to be organized ;/ it just sucks to have a messy house because I don’t have time to organize and clean most of the time.

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