Thursday, October 19, 2006

Work work work

Why can't they invent some other way to make a living? The ancient Romans apparently had a system where the people, the ones living in the governing city, didn't have to do any work at all. I've seen DC, so there would be a tradeoff, but I could handle it.

My youngest son is going to be three this weekend. He just called me to let me know that he wants a Lightning McQueen racetrack. Roughly speaking, I believe he has told me this around fifty times. It's already in the back of my SUV--a Saturn with better gas mileage than some hybrids if anyone is planning to have me killed.

My eldest is excited about reading. Oh, that's right, I already said. But I'm excited about it, so it bears repeating.

I got sick of exclusively writing my novel outline, so yesterday I got to work on another chapter. I borrowed from a short story that I abandoned after writing around six thousand words. I figured it out. If every chapter is basically a short story, with a possible twist ending, it could actually turn out to be an interesting read. Start with hum-drum, life is normal, then like the old Batman serial--CRASH! Boom! Bam! Ka-pow!!!

Anyway, I'm just checking in. I've got another month of work to do in a week, and the best I can manage is a feeble effort. My heart is somewhere else.

11 comments:

Kathleen said...

This is only my second day back to work from a long weekend to Vegas and already I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, i.e., FRIDAY! How sad is that.

I can't wait to be asked to proofread your writings. ;-)

magnetbabe said...

Happy Birthday to the little one! Your a good dad. Don't work too hard...

magnetbabe said...

Ugh. I just wrote "your" when I obviously meant "you're". I'm only pointing that out because I hate it when people get that contraction wrong.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Later on, Scotty.

Bernita said...

"my heart is somewhere else..."
Welcome to our world...

Bhaswati said...

Bernita said...

"my heart is somewhere else..."
Welcome to our world...


Indeed. How I relate to you, pal. I can't imagine it's been SO long since I last visited you and my other blog friends. Let's just hang in there and support each other.

Enormous hugs for your son. :)

Jada's Gigi said...

Yuck on the work thing...I just sometimes feel as if it were meant for someone else...ditto on what Bernita says...
my Jada knows all her letters and the sounds they make...G is for GIGI...of course...:)and she loves books!
Good for Jackson...I love it when they love to read..

Janie said...

Happy Birthday to your son and keep writing!!!!!!!!!

Toni Anderson said...

LOL--happy third birthday!! And Lightening has his own racetrack?? Hmm..sounds wonderful :)
My daughter loves reading--it is so great to listen to her reading, a little marvel of nature.

Her teacher told me she thought DD's 'thing' was linguistics. Hmmm... pity I can only speak English, on a good day :/

Hope the weekend was wonderful :)

jenbeauty said...

Work has been insane for me the last month and half!! Glad to see your blog Scott!

Tee said...

That's cute about your son. My little one is turning 5 in a few days. :*)

I'm so glad your writing is coming along! It must feel great.

I have also not been so involved in blogs lately (that's why I haven't been around to visit.) ... Sometimes that's OK, though.