I hope everyone had a happy and restful Thanksgiving. Now … let the shopping begin!
Today marks the 200th post to Living the Justopian Life. While it’s very gratifying in some sense, it is extremely disturbing in another.
Since April 27th, I have posted every day with less than a handful of exceptions. That means that I have published a post for almost every one of the 209 days since I started this crazy viewing, participating and writing adventure in my Justin.tv life. I have not calculated the entire word count, but looking at just May is filled with over 28,000 words and in total, the blog has over 800 photos posted to it. Now that is a lot of words and photos and images. But with an estimate of 190,000 words to date, it is a far cry from War and Peace which weighs in at 560,000 words and 1456 pages. With the epic novel averaging 110,000 words, Living the Justopian Life really does seem to be larger than epic and without photos, the book would be about 800 pages at this moment.
And this is where the concern comes in. How much of my life have I lost spending days and nights following JTV and the people broadcasting? If I had not been here for over 200 days, what would my life look like right now? Would I be gainfully employed? Would I look less pasty? Would I have more of a sparkle in my eyes? Would I have something to talk about with my friends other than Justin this and Justin that?
The question is: at what point do I stop? Channels on JTV are quickly losing their luster. It is beyond boring tonight. I have tried to find something of interest, but it just isn’t happening, so I watched a few episodes of television shows I had recorded and worked on trivia questions for the broadcast and did some other research.
I am hoping to find some good inspiration that will kick-start me into writing thought-provoking and interesting posts again. It’s been a bit tough since the JTV network opened to the general public.
Let the Shopping Begin
Tomorrow is the day I’ve been dreading. I can not begin to imagine what the store and the shopping center will be like when I get there for work tomorrow afternoon. I will keep my eye on it from my balcony before I head over, but I can guarantee tomorrow won’t be one of those stress-free days for me. I just hope I can hold up to it. I’d love to take my camera in and shoot some video. Now THAT would be good JTV viewing!
In the meantime, I will try to put on my best smile and go with the flow. Maybe — just maybe if I can make it through tomorrow, I can make it all the way to the end of the season. It remains to be seen!
But for now, I am going to do something novel — get to bed before 1:30am!!!!!!!!!! It has been many months and I am in great need of a good night’s sleep.