So this seems pretty fitting – the prompt for today’s Daily Post is to write a post entirely in the present tense.
My aim for the time being is to try to be as present as possible so even though I would normally follow Hairy’s suggestion and write about plans and adventures I would like to do this year – I am a dreamer after all, I think I’m going to have to leave that for another day.
So what am I doing right now? I’m sat with Hairy while he plays Fallout 4 on the our giant TV, trying to come up with something good to blog about because I am feeling the urge to write.
Minor detour but speaking of games, the best thing about the Fallout game for me is the soundtrack – I can’t stand having two noises playing at once so I often ask Hairy to turn off the background music while he is playing games as they don’t always have brilliant music, so we can listen to something else. The joy with Fallout is that the creators of the game have put in radio stations as the soundtrack, and Fallout 4 has the option of two radio stations – the classic 50s style big band music, or classical which has led to incredibly entertaining scenarios – Flight of the Valkyries during a fight scene definitely sticks in the mind!To be honest, writing in the present tense is presenting a challenge to me – I want to talk about New Year’s Eve (dramatic, drunken and draining), or about the various things that Hairy and I did today (failed birthday shopping, rain and reading challenges) – but those topics are out of bounds as for me that’d be cheating – I’m trying to remain here and now.So here I am, mug of peppermint tea and some shortbread from Christmas in my comfy clothes with my favourite person sat with me. I’m having a bit of a poke around on the internet for inspiration because as a soon-not-to-be 24 year old, Hairy needs ideas of what to get me for my birthday and unfortunately for him there is nothing that I need or want at the moment!Happy New Year peeps, I hope this year holds more good things in store for you than last year.Here is me, all present and stuff and probably off to make another cup of tea. Ignore the wine in the background, I’m not drinking at the moment!