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Weekends Are What Happen to You While You're Busy Making Other Plans

By Xmarkm @matthews_mark

Ah, it's the weekend. Of course, life (and weekends) are what happen to you while you are busy making other plans. Here's what I might do with my time:


1. BROOKSIE WAY HALF MARATHON

It is one of the premier half marathons in the state of Michigan. Scenic. Hilly. Huge numbers. Plus, I have recently had to defer January's Disney Marathon due to a variety of reasons: medical advice, family complications, logistical nightmares: all of it collided on me. I added the Detroit Free Press Marathon, US only, but want to also run through the hills of Rochester, Michigan, in the Brooksie way as a walking billboard for a wonderful cause: RUNWELL. Runwell is an organization who supports recovery from addiction through the power of running. I've got a cool t-shirt and hat to wear for the event, and I'm gladly accepting donations for the cause here.

Why 'might'

NIFR (not even fuckin registered) I was waiting until the last second to do so online. The way chaos blows me (or perhaps it is I who causes the chaos) who knows what might happen. The website said 9/26 was the last day to register online, far as I could read. Now it says online registration is closed. I have to get to the expo to register. That ain't so easy.

WEEKENDS ARE WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU WHILE YOU'RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS

Hey!! Don't start without me!


2. RUNNING AWAY, by Julie Hutchings

Julie is a writer friend from Books of the Dead Press and is simply cool as hell. Running Away is the sequel to Running Home, a vampire trilogy that reshapes the vampire myth in a unique and intriguing way. I loved the first book, and Running Away's release date is today.  I'm eager to jump all over it, and I hope you check it out too.

Why 'might'

With her fan base, following, and street team, the book is surely to be sold out on day one. It's already after 9 am, and readers have been waiting outside in line like it's the iphone 6, trying to get their beady little eyeballs onto the pages.  Wait, digital copies! An endless supply! No waiting! No need to go to the Expo! One click and BAMN. What a world this is.

WEEKENDS ARE WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU WHILE YOU'RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS

RUNNING AWAY on AMAZON


3. WATCH GOTHAM

How perfect. Back stories on all the Gotham characters. How cool is that. Everyone is the hero of their own story, everyone has an origin, all our issues and evil traits and special powers and obsessions for justice in life come from something, and Gotham is about to tell that story and add to the Batman mythos.

-Why  'might'

After missing the premier on Monday, I watched the first half 'on-demand' last night. The cinematography was amazing, but the story did little for me. I turned it off way too easy. I may finish, and the second half may hook me yet, but as of now the urge is low.
 

WEEKENDS ARE WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU WHILE YOU'RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS

As far as I'm concerned, THIS is the Batman origin story


4. FINISH MY HAUNTED HOUSE STORY FOR PEN AND MUSE

Pen and Muse is a website and meeting place for writers, and they are having a month of October haunted house themed collection of stories. I eagerly signed up to contribute a story. I wrote a story, but it ended up being for Grey Matter Press. I wrote another story, and it ended up being just as deliciously twisted. The works is done, but the sentences are scattered about like pieces of grass on the sidewalk after you mow the lawn. In other words, I need to sweep away the leftovers and give it an edit.

Why 'might'

Because I am a procrastinating moron (see number 1 above), because I often have this thing inside me that needs to 'click' in order to write (and edit), and I don't always feel like I have power over it. Because Pen and Muse may have put me on ignore for being so god-damn late. Because I may get called a psycho-path for the strange things inside the story and it should perhaps remain safely on my hard-drive.

WEEKENDS ARE WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU WHILE YOU'RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS

There you have it, four things for the weekend.



 




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