Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Watch out for that Giant Boulder or Nevermind....
I can explain the radio silence. Really I can.
I have been a very busy bee gathering workshops, speakers, editors and agents for Spring Fling. But that wasn't my only time sink.
Back to school loomed large and there was supply shopping that had to be done. Evil, evil supply shopping that strikes terror in the heart of procrastinators like me. I never win with the shopping. If I try to get ahead of the curve and shop right after the list comes out at the end of the school year, then they haven't stocked the items yet. If I hold true to form and wait until the very last possible minute, then I get the sneer of derision from some pimply, disinterested youngling who takes what seems a vast amount of pleasure in telling me that they're 'out.' Out and never getting any more, okay lady? That's what I hear when they roll their eyes, sigh heavily and tell me that yes, that's exactly where the obscure thingamabob the teacher asked for just to see if I would buy it, was housed but it's now gone. Anyway, today was the first day of school and I am totally willing to bring the pain if either teacher gives me any flack about 'missing items.' Because outside of paper, pencils/pens and maybe a zip drive, I consider all that other stuff they force us to buy as nonsense.
On a happier note, I've been browsing this awesome site for graphic tee shirts that openly encourage submissions for ideas for new tees. The site is called Threadless and they have many wonderful shirts on offer. My new favorite says something like (and I'm totally paraphrasing) 'dude, if your pants are on fire, then being a liar is the least of your concerns.' Or something to that effect, but there are many, many brilliant choices.
I might offer up one that says WILL WRITE FOR FOOD. Let's see how far that gets me.