Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Blast from the Past

Anyone remember Legacy of the Swan? It was a story that I started writing and posting on the blog. As you've either remembered or figured out, it didn't work out so well. There were a couple of reasons for this, the main one being that I started posting the story right after I started blogging, so almost no one knew my blog existed. Actually, that's still something of a problem, but I'll save that for another post...

Anyways, I decided that I didn't want the story to fade into oblivion and might start writing it again, so I dug it out of the archives and gave it it's own blog, which you can check out here.

For those of you who are wondering how this will affect my writing of More Than a Job, don't worry. It won't. The vast majority of my creativity (95% or so) is going to be devoted to finishing More Than a Job, so updates to Legacy will be few and very far in between. I just can't stand starting something and not finishing it.

And while we're on the subject of More Than a Job, I've worked out my problems with Chapter 7. It should be up by Monday. I'm giving myself some leeway with this deadline because I haven't been able to meet my "done tomorrow" and "done in 2 days" promises, and that's getting to me. Also, I'm thinking of combining Chapter 6 Parts 1 and 2 together into one Chapter. What say you?

And one more thing before I go...

A while back, I started writing a story based on the legends of Robin Hood, entitled Ghosts of Sherwood. I've been thinking about posting it for a while (that'll give me incentive to finish it). Interested? Want more info? Let me know.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Frustrations of an Author

Sometimes I hate writing. Seriously, I do. Not because I never have any ideas (I've got more than I know what to do with), but because sometimes my ideas don't really work out the way I'd intended them to. Like right now.

I got maybe a quarter of Chapter 7 written when I decided I didn't really like where the chapter was going, so now I'm gonna scrap what I've written thus far and start over.

The problem is that what I originally had going was, simply put, a minor action scene that didn't really serve to further the plot. Actually, now that I think about it, the scene itself wouldn't further the plot, but the aftermath will. So I can just trim the scene down and get on with the followup. Thank goodness I didn't delete what I've already written.


Jeff brought up a good point; any Zelda movie probably would be pretty bad. Heck, I just found out that there was an animated series that ran as part of a short-lived Super Mario Brothers TV show, and that was canceled after 13 episodes! Not even one season! Supposedly, it was so God-awful that most fans were actually happy to see it go.

But, for the sake of the contest, pretend that either Peter Jackson, James Cameron, or Steven Spielberg is directing and Shigeru Miyamoto is either writing or co-writing the screenplay for the movie. In other words, there is practically no way on Earth it could be a bad movie.

So you've got until Monday to comment entries. PLEASE ENTER!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wow. Two Days in a Row...

I know, it's been forever since I had two posts in two days. You can stop applauding now.

In all of the Thanksgiving Madness, I completely forgot that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been released! This is the one game that I absolutely, positively, must-must-must-must-MUST get! I've been waiting for this for almost three years I-kid-you-not ever since it was announced. Nintendo kept pushing back the release date (curse you Shigeru Miyamoto!) but it looks like it was worth it! (sorry Mr. Miyamoto. I un-curse you now. No hard feelings, right?)

I could go on and on and on and on *copies and pastes that 1,000,000 times* and on and on about how cool Twilight Princes is, but plenty of others have already done that. Just Google it and see. Plus, if I did, then this post would become extremely long and you'd all stop reading it.

So yeah, I was playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my GameCube over the weekend (I got the disc when I preordered Wind Waker) and realized that the game would make an awesome movie. Then I realized that the game is way too huge to turn into a movie, and if they did they'd have to cut out all of the side quests and a good chunk of the main quest, and making a ton of sequals, viz the Harry Potter films, would take way too long and be way to expensive, not to mention that there would be a cliffhangar ending at the end of each movie (and we all know how Ali feels about cliffhangars). So then I realized that it would make a darned good TV miniseries (Think Into the West). Since most big-budget miniseries and made-for-TV-movies hire Hollywood actors nowadays, we could still get some big names involved.

My question to you is this: If Ocarina of Time was ever made into a movie/TV miniseries, who should be cast in it? Yes, this is like that Star Wars thing I did a while back, so please comment your answers. At present, I'm only concerned with the three central characters

  • Link
  • Princess Zelda
  • Ganondorf

I'm worried about the adult versions of the characters, so if you don't know squat about Ocarina, don't panic. If you do know about the game, I'd be interested in seeing your ideas for the other characters, like Talon and Malon, Impa, King Zora, Saria, etc. To give you some ideas, I can see Ewan McGregor as Link; Kate Winslet as Zelda; and as for Ganondorf, hmm, this one's tough, maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger?... But those are just my ideas, and I'd really like to see yours. I'll give you a week to comment your ideas before I post my favorites.

Also, Chapter 7 is underway. Expect it in a day or two.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I'm Baaaack

Yeah, like the title says, I'm back. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. The holidays are crazy for my family, and the last couple of days have been especially nuts. My grandmother and uncle (mom's side) came over for thanksgiving dinner at my house, which meant I had to help mom get ready. Was busy all day Friday (and I saw Casino Royale again that night), and we spent all day yesterday at my cousins' house. Pretty much the entire family on my dad's side was there. We do that for pretty much every holiday. But at least I got to see my little cousins from Tennessee...

So needless to say, I've been too busy to write another chapter for More Than a Job, BUT IT IS COMMING! Eventually... You know, I planned to get both Chapters 7 and 8 up over this long weekend, but it didn't happen. Sorry. I'll get 'em up sooner or later.

Yeah, my poll for what airsoft pistol to get was an utter failure. I got one vote each for the H&K USP, the Sig-Sauer P226, and the Colt .45. So it's a three-way tie. And it's all theoretical anyways; my parents, having run out of excuses as to why I shouldn't buy and airsoft gun, have decreed that I may not own an airsoft gun while living in their house. So I could buy one, but then they'd throw me out. And seeing as how I don't have a job (it's not my fault that no one will hire me!), I must bend to their wishes. For now...

Insomnia really sucks. I went to bed at 10:30 last night, woke up at 8:20-ish this morning, and maybe got all of four hours of sleep in the interim. I for one have never spent so much time in bed and gotten so little rest. Except for that time I had the stomach flu really bad and spent all night barfing. *shudders at the memory* Now that sucked.

So yeah, enough of my complaining.

I'm rambling all over the place, I know. Lack of sleep, you see. I think I'd better go lie down somewhere before I pass out on the keyboard. So, yeah, later, I guess.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


I finally saw Casino Royale yesterday, and let me tell you it was TOTALLY AWESOME!

As this film serves as a "reboot" for the franchise, there are a number of differences between this film and the rest of the series.

The biggest difference-in my mind-between this film and the vast majority of Bond movies is that it depicts James Bond as a human being, rather than a super-sophisticated immortal superhero.

The first thing viewers will notice is the absence of the classic "gunbarrel walk" that has opened all prior films. Instead, audiences are treated to a black-and-white sequence of Bond confronting Dryden, a double-agent intercut with a brutal fight with the Dryden's contact. Only after the contact and Dryden are eliminated does the gunbarrel appear, which leads into, as nerdjedi calls it "the trippiest Bond song number yet."

Another huge difference is that there is an actual love story in this film, and it's actually an central part of the plot. While this isn't a unique occurance (Bond was briefly married in On Her Majesty's Secret Service-wife murdered by the villain), it's certainly rare enough to merit a good amount of attention.

The storyline will keep audiences on the edge of their seat for most of the film because-and this is a first for the series-the bad guys' (there are villains aplenty in Casino Royale) plot is never fully revealed, which keeps audiences guessing.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the entire film is the new James Bond, played by English actor Daniel Craig. Craig was the subject of an extreme amount of criticism after he was chosen by producers for the role, though much of it was unfounded. So he's blonde, so what? Okay, Roger Moore was blonde and most of his films were terrible, but still... Anyway, Craig has silenced his critics and become one of the best Bonds ever. Some will even argue that he's (*gasp!*) better than Sean Connery!

However, the film is not without its problems. The game of Texas Hold 'Em poker, though central to the plot, is not, in my opinion, given enough screen time. Though the game is supposed to last for at least two nights, the players are at the table for less than ten minutes. And while most of the scenes are tension-filled, I feel that the film makers did not focus enough on the game, which is central to the plot of the novel.

Another low point is the car chase, or lack thereof. Besides a tray in the glovebox for a personal defibrillator and Bond's Walther P99 handgun, the Aston Martin DBS is completely devoid of gadgets. And the "car chase" is simply Bond chasing after a kidnapped Vesper Lynd and then wrecking his car to avoid hitting Vesper, who'd been dumped in the middle of the road by Le Chiffre's men. Also, car enthusiasts will be quick to point out that the DBS, which is essentially a street-legal version of the Aston Martin DBR9 race car, features a special stability-control-system that prevents it from rolling over as it did in the film.

Fortunately for viwers, the film's faults are few and far between. I highly recomend seeing this film, whether you're a Bond fan or not. It's definitely worth it.


Also, I'd like to get a bit more feedback on my choice for an airsoft pistol. As I said before, cost, range, power, and ammo capacity are all about the same, so now it's all about looks.

The choices are:
The Heckler & Koch USP45.

The Glock 17.

The Sig-Sauer P226.

The Colt M1911A1.

Comment your votes. And let me know what you thought of the movie and my review.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Still No

Still haven't seen Casino Royale.
Still haven't gotten a Wii.
Still haven't written Chapter 7.

Man, I'm in a slump. Maybe it's because I need to shave...

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past. You must fight just to keep them alive.
What song's that from?

I'm bored.

Should I write another "guilty-pleasure" action scene, in the tradition of Reservior Mutts and Just Another Day at the Office? Mutts didn't turn out as well as I'd liked so I'm wary of writing another one, but I'll give it a go if you want. Actually, know what, I'm gonna put that on hold until I finish More Than a Job, so forget it.

Airsoft question again. This time it's pistols. They all have about the same range, power, and ammo capacity, and the all cost about the same, so it's a matter of looks. Sould I get...

...the Heckler & Koch USP45...

...the Glock 17...

...the Sig-Sauer P226...

...or the Colt M1911A1?

Comment your answers. Again, looks are the deciding factor, and I like them all.

Gotta run. Bye.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Bullitt Rocks

I just finished watching Bullitt, the classic Steve McQueen movie. It was awesome.

My favorite part had to be the car chase, which is the film's iconic scene. Bullitt's green '67 Mustang GT vs. the bad guys' black Dodge Charger R/T. I don't care what today's so-called "critics" say, that is definitely the best car chase in cinema history. Definitely recommend this movie if youlike cop movies or car chases, or better yet, both.

Still haven't seen Casino Royale yet. Planning on seeing it Wednesday or so. Look for a review.

Expect Chapter 7 of More Than a Job by Thanksgiving. Also, I'm trying to think up a better title for the story. Suggestions are welcome.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

IT'S ALIVE! It's alive! Oh it's alive it's alive it's alive! It's alive!

My computer lives! It was, as we had suspected, a burned out power supply module, which has since been replaced. The end result ain't pretty, but it works.

I can't get a picture of it up at the moment, but the front cover's off and the CD and DVD drives are sticking partway out of the casing, reason being that the new Power Supply Unit was a lot bigger than the old one, which meant that the CD and DVD drives wouldn't fit all the way inside the casing, which meant that the front cover wouldn't fit on.

Like I said, it ain't pretty, but at least it works (for now). I only need it to last another 2 months, give or take a week or so, until I head back to GCC, so ugly works for now.

Since most of my energy for the last 24 hours has been devoted towards fixing my PC, there won't be a new chapter of More Than a Job for at least another day or two. But it is coming.

Why the **** are there Christmas Carolls on the radio right now!? It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, for cryin' out loud! Don't believe me, tune into 99.5 FM or 101.1 FM and see (or is it hear?) for yourself!

EDIT: Can anyone name the movie I "borrowed" my title from? It's probably the most famous line in the movie, which is pretty old.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

In Memoriam

UPDATE: Good news; my computer is no longer "dearly departed." It is, however, in a coma awaiting a transplant. In other words, we determined that the power supply broke and we're going to try and buy one at MicroCenter tomorrow. So disregard most of the rest of this post.

This post is dedicated to my dearly departed computer. It died this morning.

The power company cut electricity to the street so they could safely remove a tree that was threatening to bring down a wire. But when they turned the power back on, there was a surge of some kind, and now my computer refuses to turn on.

This isn't like the last time something like this happened, when my computer turned on but refused to boot up. This time, my computer simply refuses to switch on. This is so depressing; all of my files, all of my stories, everything was saved on that computer, and now they're gone forever. I'm at a loss for action. I've tried everything, but it still won't switch on. I think I'm gonna cry.

So no new chapter of More Than a Job today, but fortunately I'm writing that directly into Blogger, no MS Word involved. However, Codename: White Knight was being written into Word, and if I can't recover what I've already written, that might cause some problems for my proposed trilogy.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Spring-Oops, I Mean Fall-Cleaning

No new chapter for More Than a Job today. However, I have edited the existing chapters a little bit. This isn't a rewrite, so the story's still the same. I just cleaned it up a little bit and changed a slight detail in Chapter 1 to make it fit an idea I had for the sequal. Feel free to check out the changes (hint-hint).

Casino Royale is finally out, but I haven't seen it yet. *insert shocking music here* I know, I know, I've only been obsessing about it for a month now (actually a lot longer than that), but it's kinda hard to get to the movie without a car. Plus, my friends are coming back from college for Thanksgiving this weekend, so I'll probably go and see it with them.

There was this big thing on the news last night about all those people who waited in line in the pouring rain to get a PlayStation 3. Thone people are nuts. WHO WOULD DO THAT? I know some of you are going to reference the masses of people who camped out before the premire of the Star Wars movies, but that's different. At a movie theatre, you're pretty much guarenteed to get to see it eventually, but Sony only shipped 40,000 PS3 consoles to the US. Divide that by the thousands of Best Buy, Circuit City, EB GAMES, and other electronics stores in the US, and you get only a handful of consoles, if any, in each store. And these people were lined up around the block to get a PS3. Idiots. Plus, the Wii is the way to go. And who in their right of mind would spend $600 for what's basically a Blu-Ray verison of a PS2?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

...And The Rest Of It.

Chapter 6 Part 2 is up at last!

I know I said it's been more than 2 days when I promised it in less than 36 hours. Sorry. Stupid Internet was acting up.

Since I've got the majority of the plotline ironed out at this point, chapters will hopefully come up every day or two, but I can't make any promises on that (stupid router).


We've got less than 12 hours until Casino Royale hits theatres, and as you all know I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!! I'll probably write a review and post it, so stay tuned for that.


Less than 72 hours until the new Nintendo Wii ships to stores worldwide. Oh this is gonna be spectacular!!! I've been waiting for the new Legend of Zelda game for three years I kid you not! CAN'T WAIT FOR IT! Actually, seeing as how I've waited three years, three days should be cakewalk. But you never know...

I can't figure out the deal with PS3. Who in their right of mind would pay $600 for a video game console! And that's just the in-store price: They're already going on eBay for nearly three times that much!!! Somehow I get the feeling that this is going to be like the PSP: Super-hyped up release that will yield a product that meets few expectations and ultimately becomes second (or in this case, third) fiddle to the competition. And with a $600 price tag, at third fiddle it won't last long.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

CHAPTER 6 IS UP!!! Well, Half Of It, Anyways

Good news! I've published the first half of Chapter 6 of More Than a Job!

Why only the first half, you ask? Well, because I have a lot happening in Chapter 6 and it was getting really long, and I don't want the reader to get bored, so I decided to split the chapter into two parts.

This does mean that there is a cliffhangar ending, however (sorry Ali), but fear not! Part 2 will be up within the next 36 hours, you have my word on that!

Also, I've started writing the sequal to More Than a Job. This one's titled (tenatively) Codename: White Knight. I can't give away too much of the plot without ruining the ending of MTaJ... wait, actually I can, but I don't want to ruin it for you, so I refuse to say anything. Now I know Sam's probably going to yell at me for working on the sequal before I finish the first one (and he's most likely right), but don't worry. I'm not going to either work that hard on it or post it until MTaJ is finished. I was actually writing CWK before MTaJ, but it stalled out for a while and I picked up MTaJ in the interim. Then once I came up with the ending for MTaJ, I realized how I could tie the two stories together. CWK will be a stand-alone sequal, but there will be spoilers for the ending of MTaJ. And for those of you who want more action, don't worry. CWK will be packed with plenty of action sequences.

Well, that's all for now. Be sure to check out Chapter 6, Part 1.

Monday, November 13, 2006

An Apology

I'd like to apologize for blasting Sam and Anonymous yesterday. I was frustrated by (and jealous of) the attention Anonymous has been recieving as opposed to More Than a Job, but that's still no excuse to yell at Sam, and I am deeply sorry for doing so.

I was (and still am) upset by the fact that none of my friends visit my blog. I emailed them the address, but either none of them check their messages or they just don't care. But again, that's not Sam's fault and I'm ashamed that I took it out on him and Anonymous.

So again, I apologize for yesterday's scathing post and will do my utmost to ensure that it never happens again.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Do You Actually Read More Than a Job?

Well, do you?

Everyone's reading Anonymous but it seems like no one is reading More Than a Job! And my story's not depressing and ultra-violent! I've worked really hard on this and no one seems to appreciate it! Why?!? Sam posts a picture and another chapter where you know someone's going to die! You know what's going to happen! So why read it? I sincerely doubt anyone saw David's sudden freeze-up or the guy with the shotgun in his jacket coming! WHAT'S ANONYMOUS HAVE THAT MORE THAN A JOB DOESN'T HAVE?!?!?!

Sorry. It's just that I'm really frustrated by the lack of response to MTaJ. I'd really appreciate it if people read it and gave me feed back.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Price of Freedom

Revolutionary War-25,000 killed
Civil War-620,00 killed
World War I-117,000 killed
World War II-291,557 killed
Korean War-36,516 killed
Vietnam War-47,410 killed
Gulf War-147 killed
Operation Iraqi Freedom-2839 killed (as of 11/8/06)

Total-1,140,469 killed - and counting.

Freedom isn't free.

Thank a Veteran.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Yep, that's correct! 1 WEEK until Casino Royale is released! This movie is gonna ROCK! I don't care what anyone says, Daniel Craig is going to be the best Bond yet.

For your viewing pleasure:


Thursday, November 9, 2006



I know it's been over a week, and I apologize. I just couldn't get with it this week. I promise that Chapter 6 will be up in much less time.

Anyways, I'm giving up on my you link to me, I link to you offer. From now on I'm just linking to blogs I like. All presently-linked-to blogs will remain linked-to, however, so fear not. I'm also going to add some more links to websites.


This is going to be awesome! I've already got my first three games picked out: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Red Steel, and Need For Speed: Carbon. This new system is gonna ROCK!!! CAN'T WAIT!

But enough about that.

I for one am so glad that the election is over. Not because the candidates I voted for won-I'm a Republican, and as we all know, the Democrats swept the election-but because it's over! I swear, if one more person called me telling me how evil Ed Rendell or Lynn Swann was, or if I saw one more TV ad telling me how the Republicans are evil and going to turn the country into an Orwellian dictatorship, I was gonna put my head through a wall!!! SHEESH!

I can't help but agree with an article I saw in the Inquirer over the weekend: if companies pushed products the way parties push candidates, we'd be seeing Pespi ads that inisist Coke makes you sterile and Coke ads screaming that Pepsi is the preferred drink of Osama bin Laden, and at the end of each commercial we'd be told that it's our civic duty as patriotic Americans to go out and buy that soda!!! Laugh if you want but it's true. I saw commercials for Grey's Anatomy and CSI the other night that spoofed political ads; they were pretty much what I described above.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am sick and tired of all this mud-slinging, backstabbing campaigning and self-serving, polarized politics. It's time the policians stopped thinking about what's best for them and their party and about what's best for the country. I'm a registered Republican, true, and I hold a lot of values that are shared by Republicans, but I don't swear alleigance to the Republican Party! I swear alleigance to THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! And I think it's time the politicians did the same.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Frustrations of an Author with Writer's Block

Sorry about the lack of postage yesterday. I was trying to committ Chapter 5 to writing, but I am not having much success. So far, all I've got are three sentences that I'm not very happy with. I'm sorry it's taking so long to get Chapter 5 up; it's taken way longer than I planned. I'm going to try to finish it by the end of the week.

What stinks is that I had the beginning all planned out and the end all set too, but nothing for the middle. Actually, I put in the dude with the shotgun on a whim and he didn't fit in with my pre-planned storyline and dialogue so I'm essentially back to square one now. Stupid, I know. I thought the story needed some action so I wrote him in. I had no idea that doing so would lead to weeks of writers block. And it's too late to take him out of it.

Actually, now that I think about it, shotgun man came about because I needed a convincing way of getting David to both spare Elizabeth and take her in, which is what's going to happen next. Unfortunately he screwed up my plans for transitioning into Chapter 5, so that's why I'm stuck.

Just as a heads-up, posts now will be few and far between until Chapter 5 is completed as I'm going to devote the vast majority of my creative juices.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

I Am Not Yet Dead!


Didn't post in a while because I couldn't think of anything to write on Friday and I was in Lancaster all day Saturday, so I'm a postin' now!!!

nerdjedi is insane. We saw a Aston Martin DB7 Vantage in the parking lot across the street from church (like this one, only white with a tan roof) ...

...and nerdjedi has the gall to say that Aston Martins are bad cars!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, MAN!?!?!?

At any rate, Chapter 5 of More Than a Job is underway and should be up within the next two days or so.

And now I must go to lunch, so I bid you all farewell.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Meet the Lady in Red

Okay, I know, late post, sorry about that.

Chapter 5 of More Than a Job is currently at least 48 hours away, as I have only a vague idea of what's going to happen. But it will get posted, you have my word. Actually I've been wondering, does anybody actually read More Than a Job? I've gotten very little feedback (which I really want), which leads me to assume that few people, if any, are actually reading it. So do you actually care that I'm writing it, or is this a rehash of Legacy of the Swan?

Okay, now that that's over with, to business.

I was surfing around on the Web today and came across something interesting at the Aston Martin website. It's called the Aston Martin Configurator, and it lets you custimize your very own Aston Martin. Well, being the curious and creative person I am (as well as having way too much free time), I decided to give the Configurator a whirl, and cooked up my very own Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, which I have lovingly decided to call The Lady in Red. Check it-uh, I mean her-out:

Beautiful, isn't she? Merlot Red paint on the exterior, Obsidian Black/Chancellor Red leather adorn the interior, she'll go from 0 to 60mph in 4.9 seconds with a 186mph top speed, 450 pure English thoroughbred horses under the hood, and she's all mine! Well, she's my design anyways. Base price for one of these babies is $155,000, and that's without all the custom extras I installed. *sigh* Maybe one day...

As nerdjedi will no doubt comment later, he doesn't like the fact that I've named the car The Lady in Red. I know that most of you are thinking "Who in their right of mind names a car?" Well, since I custom designed this DB9, I can't help but thinking of it as my baby, if you will, and I felt like I had to give this car, no, this work of art a title. So, please forgive my eccentricity. However, if you have any serious suggestions for a better/different name, I'm open to them.

I encourage you, if you have the time and/or interest, to try out the Configurator. There are literally thousands of possible outcomes for each model of Aston Martin available. Hey, I might even turn this into a contest...

Well, that's all for now. If you'll excuse me, I've got a date with a Lady and the open road.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006


Uh, *ahem*, due to a freak accident, my blog template reset itself and ...

Okay, I admit it, I screwed up. I was trying to get More Than a Job to look more book-like (Sam and Anonymous made me jealous) by changing templates, but I wasn't really looking and wound up resetting *Insert Title Here*'s template by mistake. And now I can't remember who linked their blogs to mine and who I linked back to. So if you linked to me earlier, or if you want to link to me now, send me your blog url and I'll reset it.

Sorry for the screw-up.

And Chapter 5 of More Than a Job is coming soon.

UPDATE: As of about 4:30 PM, the template issues with More Than a Job have been resolved and the blog has assumed a more book-like format thanks to some *ahem* help from nerdjedi, so thanks to him. No thanks to nerdjedi for his so-called "improvements" he insisted on making (and have since been removed). No Chapter 5 yet, but I'm working on it. Check out the new, improved More Than a Job blog w/ a new introduction!