Saturday, April 01, 2006


As if leaching off the parents (and random neighbors who leave their wireless networks un-secured and on all night) wasn't already an impediment to my internet usage, now I have the extra roadblock of no longer having my laptop. My left speaker has been out for a few months and on Tuesday, the right speaker went kaputski as well. So, as it is still under its three year service plan, I took it up to Best Buy, to the Geek Squad, and they took it from me for at the very least three weeks. That's three weeks no wireless theft, three weeks without some of my most recent mp3 acquisitions, and, most importantly, three weeks of writing using Kathy's desktop computer. Do you know how long it's been since I wrote using a desktop? I mean, really actually wrote? The last piece of any relevance that I wrote using a desktop computer was my three day novel, and if you haven't read that consider yourself lucky because it's crap, and I think that's got something to do with the computer being a desktop.

Boo hiss.

New story first draft due on Tuesday, possibly an excerpt up here for discussion.

Music to Blog By: Pink Floyd - Hey You
(I watched The Squid and the Whale last night. Not sure about it yet, give me a couple days to let it sink in.)

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clifton heights kid said...

what was with the cashew up the kid's nose? I keep thinking about little things that happened in that movie and then I'm puzzled. Several days going by hasn't helped much...

heartcooksbrain said...

ooh ooh. i liked the squid and the whale. i didn't like the oldest son. ummmm, i did like the tennis pro (ivan?).

clifton heights kid said...

yeah, but what about that cashew? And what's this "leaching off the parents" thing? I thought you were VISITING! Now I know.... Next time, I'm gonna check you for a cashew up your nose.

Alan K said...

hey my dad thought u might be interested in this contest:
New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest with $300 first prize award and reading, for submission guidelines visit Deadline: June 30, 2006