Just Another Day

Well, I spent hours this week on my story about the History of the Earth to help explain why dogs eat their own poo. But I didn’t like the direction of this last installment, so I fired the leading character and a rewrite will show up next week.

You can still Ask Bob a question, although, it may take a month for me to answer it…eventually it will happen!

With nothing to deliver this week, I just decided to give you (my faithful 3 readers), a little insight into the life of Bob Senitram.

A few years ago, when I took on the task to redesign TheWeirdcrap.com, I didn’t really have a job. I just invested money I stored away over the years in a few stocks, waited a few months and then cashed in when it doubled. It was a nice run, but like all good things, that ended when the markets turned to a two year downturn, the money stopped rolling in.

I don’t short the market. To do that you have to borrow money. Long story short, it’s to risky for my blood and too much of the process is out of your control…so I just don’t do it.

So there you have it, I had to go out and get a job.

Out of sheer luck, I was contacted by my old boss who is now a CEO of a big company and he offered me a job doing the same thing I’ve done for twenty years. Just like when I was a teenager and a full time job as a DJ was dropped on my lap, this offer came shortly after I started looking for a job…saved by dumb luck again.

You can say its luck, but I think its good karma. Karma is this thing invented by Carson Daily back in the 90s.

The icing on the cake is that he agreed to set me up with a work from home job. So basically, each mornng, I have some coffee with a snack and head to the “office” (spare bedroom).

So that’s the life of Bob Senitram, kind of boring, I only leave the house to get groceries, do yard work, or go out with the ‘ol lady. Every so often, I’ll spot a local kid playing on my property and I’ll venture to the porch and yell at ’em to get off the Senitram Estate, its private property and I WILL call the police.

Then they give me the bird and run off laughing…

That’s why I have the time to work on TheWeirdcrap.com.

Speaking of…I made a new way to submit stories to Alarmingy Strange Stories. You can submit a text file with your story to Webmaster@theweirdcrap.com or you can submit online.

So who has contibuted in the past?

Well, we’ve had some professional writers that have written some stories that were just too weird or politically incorrect to submit anywhere else.

We got some stories by your average Joe. Someone who wrote a story for a class and though it was pretty good.

Then there are amature writers who just like to write for the fun of it. Then what do you do with it? You don’t have a professional contract with any company, so how do you share it? That’s where we come in. You can submit it and you’re guaranteed to have some folks enjoy your work.

A perfect example of this is “Binkle Bunny in Dead People Task Funny.” The writer enjoyed writing his Binkle Bunny stories and sharing it with his friends and decided to just share it with the world at TheWeirdcrap’s Alarmingly Strange Stories.

You can submit without a login HERE. Or, you can register and submit HERE. By registering, you can login and see all your stories in one place and even edit them if you spot a grammatical error, or if you decide to changing the ending or something like that.

Well, that’s it for this week! Unlike Stephen Johnson, I met my required word limit for the week!

AND NOW YOU KNOW!

Song in my head:

COMING NEXT: The History Of The World: Part III – The Rewrite!

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Bob Senitram

Webmaster and editor of TheWeirdcrap.com. I obtained a bachelor's degree in micro-biology around the turn of the century but was quickly tracked down and forced to return it to its rightful owner and pay a $25 fine. *** A fan of science fiction, I started this website in 1999 as a portal for science fiction stories that have never been published. *** Completely devoid of talent, I decided to call on the public to supply content. Shortly afterwards Stephen and I started writing weekly columns and have continued to this day.

http://TheWeirdcrap.com

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