Random Diary: Sandstorms and Laptops

Today started like a normal day. I woke up in the morning, washed, dressed, went down the elevator, jumped into the car, drove to work, got stuck in the traffic at the gate, parked the car near my office building, and finally punched in. What broke this routine, was a call from one of my colleagues, who had changed his car’s windshield, and lost his entry sticker in the process. Thus, he was not able to enter through the security gate, and had asked me to go and get him. I got out of my office, went back to my car, got out of the gate, let my friend hop in, went back through the gate, parked the car again, although in a different parking slot, and finally got back into my office, again.

The wind blew strong, and was only getting stronger each minute. I was supposed to issue work permits to various contractors who were doing construction works at different locations throughout the complex. As I signed each permit, it was my responsibility as an issuer to caution the permit receiver, who was usually the contractor team’s foreman, about the unstable weather, and that he should stop the work immediately if the conditions got worse.

That, as it turned out, was a mistake.

After I signed the last permit and returned to my building, the weather got really bad. I heard the roar of the wind as soon as I sat in my office. So I jumped to window, and couldn’t see anything, yikes!

I ran to my car, and slowly went from location to location, taking away my signed permits, and stopping the contractors, who seemed to be oblivious to the blinding sandstorm, and were going nonchalantly through their task. Luckily, I was able to get all the permits before any accidents could happen.

The rest of the work day was quieter than usual, thanks to the flying army of dirt particles outside. This meant that I had some free time to work on my novel. And after a couple hundred words, it was time to head back home.

I had planned to make a trip to the next city with my wife for a doctor appointment, but it was also cancelled for the same reason that made me collect all those damned permits earlier. And you know what that means, right? Yup, unscheduled free time, the best kind of free time (or the worst depending on how cool you are.)

I have been searching the internet for a cheap and light laptop that I wanted to use as a writing machine exclusively. But since today was the day of spontaneity, I decided to fix an old-small laptop that I used to write on, but had fell down the stairs one time, and broke its screen.

I got the small devil from a dusty drawer, and went to the computer store. Not only was replacing the screen cheap, it was really fast, I don’t know why I’ve waited this long to fix it.

So here I am now, writing this post from the tiny laptop, looking at my words through a brand new screen, baby. That’s right!

Well, this is awkward. I’ve run out of the past, and am writing in the present right now. How do you write a diary entry when you’ve reached the present time? I’m writing. I’m writing. I am writing.

Still writing… Need to go to bed… have to work tomorrow…

Ok, enough of that, or this. Anyway, now that I have this tiny devil, I hope it will allow me to squeeze more writing hours into my day, which would bring me closer to dominating the world of novels.



Spreading The Love…

Thanks Winterbayne

Ahem. Let me just check thesaurus.com… Yup, now I’m ready!

I am extremely, exceedingly, and utterly honored, privileged, and dignified by being nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by the wonderful Winterbayne.

So before I say anything else, I would like to thank my nominator. Dear Winterbayne, thank you 😥

Now there appear to be some rules here(oooh! exciting!)

Display the Award on your Blog. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment. Post 7 things about yourself.

So with respect to the “rules,” here are seven things about my humble self:

  1. I hate my job. I H.A.T.E it!!
  2. I love to travel. I really hope I get to see the whole world before I die.
  3. I love trains–even though I’ve never seen one in real life. I don’t know why I love them.
  4. I think people argue too much about many useless things. Why don’t we all just, chill out? Life is much simpler than we make it out to be.
  5. I used to study electrical engineering. I dropped out, for no apparent reason.
  6. I’ve started many things, never followed through any of them.
  7. I really am writing with the aim to be the greatest novelist who ever lived. Aim big, or never aim at all.

Now for the fun part. Here are my 15 nominees:

  1. Reavski The Reav
  2. michellejoycebond 
  3. Violet VanDoren 
  4. Michelle Mueller
  5. D. Emery Bunn
  6. Margaux 
  7. Charlotte Cuevas
  8. artfulanxiety
  9. Harliqueen
  10. sjpalmerwriter
  11. Kate Loveton
  12. niasunset
  13. Opinionated Man
  14. dieterrogiers
  15. sfoxwriting

Check out these awesome bloggers up there! I am so lucky to have encountered them and many more–I really wish the rules didn’t specify a number.

Winterbayne, thanks again for the nomination. And I wish the best of luck to all my fellow bloggers out there. Let us all press real hard to reach our goals. It doesn’t matter if you aim for world peace, or the colonization of the Solar System; you must give it your best effort, and nonchalantly ignore any loser who tells you that you’re not gonna make it. You should really give up on your life when you stop dreaming.

I’ll die happily chasing my crazy dream, rather than lead a pathetic life chained by the illusive doctrines of logic and normality.

(I don’t know how the post ended with a preaching tone. But there you have it.)

Welcome To The Greatest Blog You will EVER Read

Greetings From Marc Gate. This is my new blog and I am going to be writing stuff in it. It is hosted at wordpress temporarly until I move it to marcgate.com. So set back, get back up, and take a walk. Because I’m going to be doing some work on the blog before I begin writing. But fear not, my future devoted fans, I will be back with the best writing you’re eyes have ever seen! I think…