Thursday, January 20, 2011

Maybe I'll Write, Maybe I Won't

Yesterday I just DID NOT feel like writing.  I was in a horrible mood due to several factors that I should not have let get to me, but I did.  And I let a perceived obligation to write add just one more factor to the horrible mood making list.

So this morning I was trying to figure out what to write about today and it occurred to me that I don't HAVE to write every single day.  This may seem obvious to you, so now you know that I'm not that bright.

I would rather read six words from Miranda Pinero than a novel by almost anyone else, and in spite of my extensive stalking searching I haven't been able to find anything by her more recent than her last Tweet on December 29th.  The fact that she hasn't updated it since last April doesn't make her blog any less brilliant.  I could read her older essays, found here, over and over and over again.  I mean the woman refers to caffeine as her "sweet demon bride".  I want to be her when I grow up.

My point is that I think she's a fabulous writer and she doesn't just pump out words for the sake of words.

My favorite current blog, http://www.hyperboleandahalf.com/, is only updated maybe once a month.  I don't know how I stumbled across it but the first entry I read was this one and I was instantly obsessed with the woman's writing.  But I waited and I waited and it was like a month before she posted again.  Was this such a bad thing?  Not really.  I look SO forward to each entry, probably because they are unique, well crafted and have really funny cartoons with them. 

Yes...I have blog envy.

My point is that I'm going to work harder to turn out a quality product, though the quantity may decrease.  I know you're wondering how you will ever survive without my endless rambling about trying to think of something to write, peppered with the occasional weight-related post.  But trust me Sweetie, you'll be fine.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder or some such rubbish.

Today's lunch: I wandered into Subway for breakfast because I had some time to kill before Office Max opened.  I got an egg white muffin.  While I was there I figured I'd get lunch and dinner, since I have to work late tonight.  So I just had half of my foot long ham on wheat.  The other half awaits for later.  A whole day's food for $8.00.  Clearly I need to work on applying that "quality instead of quantity" concept to other areas of my life as well.

2 comments:

  1. I had never seen Hyperbole, thank you, it is hilarious!

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