Thursday, July 17, 2014

Weeks and Weeks of Time to Kill

Anyone in the world can answer this question for me - if you're not working, if you don't have kids, if you have no daily responsibilities, what is it that you DO all day??
Seriously - I want to know.

It was back in January that I posted a blog called Blog? What Blog? and tried to explain why I'm not posting nearly as often as I used to (boredom) and, with weeks off from work again, I'm back in that same situation. 

I would love to spend this time off working on my blog - I'd love a reason to find an actual web designer to help me make it feel more "real" and actually start giving it more attention - but ... I really don't do anything blog worthy any more. It's kind of a bummer. (Did you notice, though, that I finally added links to Pintrest and Facebook and all that fun stuff?!)

I've been told that people like the simple blog posts that are just about my daily life - and I can see how that would have been true when I still lived in the jungle - but I can't see how anyone would want to read about how I wake up, watch a few hours of Dr. Phil reruns, do a bit of yoga, message Kathy randomly throughout the day, possibly take Luna out for a long walk, go to town if I have errands to run, and wait for dinner time so I can either cook or go out to get something to eat. 

Having Kathy and Jo Ellen here was awesome - exhausting because, like being at work, I was basically "entertaining" people 24/7 for a week straight, and for an introvert, omg that takes a lot out of you - but it was awesome because I actually went out and did stuff that I normally wouldn't do on my own. And, obviously, I got to hang out with real, actual friends and not just island acquaintances - so that was awesome in itself. 
And, uh, speaking of Kathy and Jo being here, only 74 people have read that post so far and... I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little insulted. When I have something to blog about - you better read it, damnit!! 
(I say the same thing when people interrupt me when I'm talking - "Ya know, I don't speak much, so when I DO have something to say, you should really STFU and listen.") 

HERE IS THE LINK - go read it.

I try to remember what I used to do when I lived in the States and had free time - but I guess I never really had much because I always worked two or three jobs and the most time I'd have off was a day or two unless I took a week off to actually go on a vacation... 

I used to paint.... I'd love to do that again sometimes. All my paints, brushes, and canvasses are in a box at my parents house, though. 
I used to go out and play disc golf with my friends... the only disc golf course I've seen in Belize was on the Hummingbird Highway not too far outside of Dangriga - that's not exactly a day trip from San Pedro unless you have money to fly there and back...
I used to go to shows and concerts.... those bands don't come here

I love my free time - I value my free time - I really, really do - and I wouldn't even say I'm bored most days - I just have nothing to blog about, and that's the "problem" I'm having, I guess.

Maybe it's time to start thinking about moving back to the mainland... as long as I'm able to get to the marina by 9am on days that my charters start, it doesn't really matter where I live, and there are so many more things to do there... Maybe Hopkins? I need to get back there for a visit...

While I ponder my life and options - here are some pretty pictures from my beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, un-blogworthy past few weeks at home...

Lobsterfest:

Asian Lobster Lettuce Wrap with a spicey peanut sauce 

Lobster slaw on a crispy wonton

Good sized day time crowd - I've only done Lobsterfest at night before and it's a totally different scene after 9pm

Glowy things and stuffed animals on sticks 
Win a dolla, lose a dolla

Randoms:

What are these? Orchids?

They grow off of those long vines coming out of the tree

walking north

still walking

This never, EVER gets old - the water here is just.... friggin perfect

the day I got my dreads torn apart, waxed and threaded

Poquito hiding in the trees

Sushi from Blue Water Grill
Luna's day out

she loves to swim and chase coconuts

look at that FACE!

Grande and Poquito napping it up

What the sunrise looks like from my bedroom window

Island Time Brewery's Blonde Ale at Lola's pub - with a shot of Jameson and a pickle back

The first snake I've seen on the island - at AkBol

Nice view at AkBol with a storm coming from outside the reef

The big bird my cats drug in from the mangroves and tried to murder in the house. (I got him out - I like to think he's fine, but it's possible that he went and had a heart attack soon after being saved)

I worked at Luna Loca one night for their Chaos by the Sea Paint Party:

It was the night before the Super Moon

The bar had to be wrapped in plastic

The crowd all wore white - it reminded me of a GWAR concert (except that at a GWAR show the crowd gets sprayed with fake blood, cum, and piss- and they mosh instead of dance)

I didn't get any good pictures of the aftermath - but they were all soaked in paint by the end of the night. I somehow managed to stay fairly paint-free.

Just last week, I made my Telenovela debut on our islands first soap opera - La Isla Bonita (I was just an extra - I played a tourist getting on a boat!)

Filming that day was done at Victoria House:

Cori and Kainie bringing the essentials - water, soda, and rum 

It's kind of pretty here - you don't see a lot of grass around.

The infinity pool

View from the restaurant

Spelling errors at luxury resorts that charge $8bz for local beer annoy the crap out of me

The actors rehearsing lines and getting their make up done 

Another actress getting into character

I was told that there will be a red carpet even at the Paradise movie theater on July 25th - I expect to be bombarded with autograph requests soon after the showing.


7 comments:

  1. this post makes me kinda sad...well it did... but then it made me smile:) you funny chic. and I love your blog/posts...whatever this is all called. happy up little buddy... I look around here and there are some miserable f*kers that would kill to have your problems;)
    peace... and see you in a few months hopefully
    Brent

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    1. Yes, my "problems," haha..
      Like I said, Im not really bored at all - I just find my blog to be a bit boring nowadays.

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    2. well I like it:) so don't stop~

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  2. You're overthinking it, I think. Several of the events/happenings in your photos at the end of this post would have made great blog posts; for example, being an extra in the film. One thing I've found as a fellow blogger is that sometimes the mundane can be interesting to people, especially if it is happening in a gorgeous place. Sure, the most interesting posts are often about something unusual or different happening, but sometimes just a visit to a new restaurant or some photographs of pretty tropical flowers is enough. Blog posts can be short, too. Sometimes just one photo and a short story surrounding it makes a fine post, especially for those readers who are short on time; like the bird photo and brief description you provide above. Sure, a change of place, like back to the mainland, would provide good blog inspiration for you, but you really don't have to move to come up with content. Just think outside the box, and realize that every post has to be earth-shattering. However, I would draw the line at recapping Dr. Phil reruns! :-)

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    1. *not* every post has to be earth-shattering (sorry!)

      P.S. Luna is adorable!

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    2. Thanks, Emily
      I guess my thoughts when I only have a picture and a short sentence about it is to just use it as a Facebook post and not use it as a blog - I'll start doing that more often when I feel like giving the blog some attention :)

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    3. I hear you...I post "short" things like that on Facebook as well and skip blogging them often as well. But sometimes this stuff works on the blog as well since not everyone is on or pays attention to FB. You can always post it on your blog and then just put a link to your blog on Facebook. Force 'em to come over here!

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