Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Sorry I haven't been doing a daily post lately. I guess I could use reading as an excuse, but really reading is more like the thing I'm doing to fill up the time I haven't spent here. The reason I haven't been more prolific is I haven't really been able to think of anything profound to say.

Or, when I do get an idea, by the time I sit down the idea has gone 'piffle'. (Poof, if you like.)

Ack. I've really been an uncreative toad lately. Maybe I can blame the DVD player. (I finally broke down and bought one after all these years.) My daughter's been watching her own DVDs for a while now, but she watches on her computer upstairs. Now we can watch together. I talked her into buying Labyrinth - which we watched a couple days ago - and Down With Love. BTW, if you haven't seen Down With Love, it's a hoot.

All well and good, but not getting the job done. The only writerly thing I've done lately is that darned synopsis. *sigh* Well, maybe I can get off my lobes and give my brain a workout today.

How're things going for y'all? Seen any good movies lately? ;o)


Shannon said...

I'm definitely out of my routine and struggling to even feel like getting started again. I keep saying, okay..I'll start after one more cup of coffee..lol
As far as movies, we saw Die Hard 4 at the theatre the other day, it was great! Love Bruce. There hasn't seemed to be anything new on DVD interesting lately.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Saw the Simpsons Movie the other day, that was fun. BTW I only post once a week, and nobody seems to mind... I can't put too much energy into blogging or I'd never get my novel written. I'm amazed by the stamina of those who can blog daily AND write other stuff too.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Other than the fact that we only have one movie theatre in town with one screen, I really can't go to the cinema anymore. I get input overload - too much sound, too many sights, too many people. So I have to watch stuff on TV. DVDs/videos are the closest I'm going to get to the theatre experience. I can't wait for Die Hard IV to come out, and I'm looking forward to watching HP4 on DVD this week (because I haven't seen that one yet).

Stamina's not a problem for me. I don't have a day job, and right now we're on summer vacation, so I'm not teaching either. Scads of time when I should be working, or at least blogging. When I'm not doing either, the guilt is overwhelming.

Kristen Painter said...

I can totally relate. My new motto is "Less slacking, get cracking!"

Janimé said...

Did you know that "piffle" is one of my favorite words!?

What's kind of funny about it is that I've been questioned on a couple of different occasions as to whether it was a real word. Sigh.