Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In Medias Res

I blew my nose in the car this morning with a used tissue I found on the floor. Thank goodness. Otherwise it would have been a very long drive. The coffee hit me just right, breaking the grip of sleep that refused to let go as I mindlessly navigated my morning ablutions, walked the dog, cleaned the damn pool filter, then sleep walked to the car. Traffic is a bitch once again now that the kids are back in school. Don't ask me why, but if I don't leave by 6AM for work, I get stuck in traffic. The CD player is broken, so I'm left with NPR--that or Imus, or the vanilla knock-off comedy duos that you can hear in any city you live in, whose morning show is named Name1 and Name2 in the Morning.

The good news is, after I blew my nose, the rush must have caused caffeine to flow freely to the places most sorely needed, because my mood asked permission to get really good. I accepted. Now I'm jamming to Stevie Ray and his brother Jimmy, Family Style. Does anyone know what I'm talking about when I say I love the solo in Hard To Be? Man, I wish I could jam like that.

I have to resist the urge to sing aloud, sitting here at my desk with the headphones on. I'm all alone in the office, as I am every morning.

Thanks for all the advice yesterday. I started another story at lunch yesterday. Sure, it's only a paragraph. But what a paragraph it is. I'm already working on its revision. In medias res.

14 comments:

mr. schprock said...

If you're looking for any used Kleenexes I can give you some — I've got a nice little cold going now. If Stevie Ray and Jimmy are anything like KC and the Sunshine Band, I'm right there with you.

Scott said...

Ah, Mr. Schprock, good morning. You are up early today, or is this your normal hour? KC and the Sunshine Band. Funny, I have Get Down Tonight in my iTunes library. How in the hell did that slip in there?

Kathleen said...

Any port in a storm, Scott. When you need a tissue badly enough, you can't be picky.

Bernita said...

Scott - unplugged.

Scott said...

Kat - We gotta do what we gotta do.

Bernita - Good one!

Jaye Wells said...

Oh man. The no tissue delimma can cause people to be desperate. I had my son blow his nose into a post-it note once. I had no choice! Stop judging me.

Glad the nasal clearing got your day moving.

Flood said...

Yuck.

I'm glad another story idea got you going.

fringes said...

My headphones are going on right now. I think Boogie Shoes should do the trick just right. Me loves KC and the Sunshine Band.

I'll download Stevie Ray sometime this afternoon just for you.

How many nights a week does your writing class meet?

Scott said...

Jaye - Judge not lest ye be judged!

Flood - We'll see, todays lunch period will hopefully yield big results.

Fringes - SRV? Cool, let me know what you think of Hard To Be. The solo is what really gets me going.

My class meets just once for three hours. Tomorrow night, so I need to be ready!

Jada's Gigi said...

Glad the caffiene got you going on a good mood. :) and got a story cooking too.

Toni Anderson said...

Are you sure it was coffee you had???

Glad you are in top form and I have no idea what you are talking about :)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

My favourite Stevie Ray tunes are 'Life Without You' and his fantastic covers of 'Little Wing' and 'Wham.'

'Riviera Paradise' and 'Pride and Joy' are pretty good too.

Tee said...

Name1 and Name2 ... LOL. So true. I listen to Mark and Chris (Chris is a girl), HOT 99.5 which comes to me from Rockville, Maryland. I only listen for like 30 minutes while bringing the older son to school. I have to say though, they are hilarious. Some of those shows are pathetic but there's cracks me up.

I have trouble not singing out loud too. I had my mp3 player on my walk the other day. It was sooo hard to just walk and not kind of dance down the road.

Tee said...

typo - theirs, not there's. I hate when I do that.