Monday, January 24, 2011

Some Easy Reading* for You (while I go grade essays)

Easy reading is damn hard writing.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ain't that the truth. And trying to keep the pesky author out of it! Ay carumba!

What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window.  ~Burton Rascoe
Dear Chef--See! I AM writing when I look like a zombie in training. (I say "in training" rather than plain-old zombie because my hair looks FANTASTIC; zombies always need a visit from the stylist. By the way, thanks for the visit from the stylist this weekend! I'm digressing again, aren't I?) My point was/is I am writing when I am staring off into space!

Loafing is the most productive part of a writer's life.  ~James Norman Hall
See: staring out the window (above)

There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.  ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith
That's exactly what I'll be doing later, because I didn't get much of anything done this weekend writerly-wise. I suspect it'll look like Dexter has been here.  But! I did get a cute haircut. And we went here for dinner and it was GREAT! And then we went to Smoke, where the folks greet us with firm handshakes (The Chef) and kisses (me).

This is the fried calamari in garlic sauce I'm now madly in love with.

And then you know what happened, right?

Look, I am crying because we're going to the SuperBowl AND I get a MASSIVE bonus. Plus The Chef is exuberantly happy. That's why I do this, man! 
Love, Ben R.
 You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.  ~Ray Bradbury
Or stay drunk...just saying...I think I forgot to add "Drink more" to my New Year's resolutions. Consider it added now.

*This post took me all day to write. Of course, I had to leave the house and teach midway through...

1 comment:

  1. Okay, well...are YOU going to the Superbowl, my superstar writer buddy?
    I'm not a big Ben fan...but I am a HUGE fan of Penny P.!!