Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Random bullets of July

  • Mark Twain wasn't supposed to write on Sundays, but he said once that a stretch of writing stolen on a Sunday beat all the other kinds hollow, or something like that. Likewise, a few hours of writing in a hotel room or on the computer just before you're dragged away to a trip that you'd rather not go on is a great way to make you concentrate and get something done.
  • When a relative tells you the exact same story 8 or 9 times over the course of two days as though you'd never heard it before, and you know it's not that she's senile (way too young for that) but that you're really just an audience for the Me Show that she's starring in and not, you know, an actual human being who registers on her radar screen, is it all right to laugh hysterically about it afterwards with other members of your immediate family?
  • Is it all right to laugh if this happens even after you supply the punch line on the 9th recital--and she doesn't even notice?
  • Does anyone know of a way to copy and paste time, as in a full extra month, between July and August so that we can have more time to get things done this summer? Anyone? Anyone?

3 comments:

Sisyphus said...

Ooh, don't do the cut-and-paste! Don't do it! It always happens that when you've highlighted the big chunk of free time, you accidentally hit backspace and then lose it and the time machines never let you recover it with the open-apple-Z command.

Trust me, I lost more chunks of my grad school time that way... sigh.

The Bittersweet Girl said...

Oh man, do I need to copy and paste June. That was such a lovely, wide open and promising month ... I could definitely do that one again.

Altho' Sisyphus does paint a terrifying picture ...

undine said...

Sisyphus, you're right! I don't need to lose any more of it.

If you figure out how to copy and paste June, bittersweet girl, will you let me know? I could sure use it.