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Howard Hughes vs. Inertia

When I made the entry last Saturday, after the trip to Cape Cod, I hoped it was the beginning of a return for me to day-to-day blogging, the way things used to be – as they say. And then a week slipped past without a single entry. And with precious little writing of any sort. I've not left the house since we got home Saturday night.

I've spent the days trying to write and most doing housework, instead, because cleaning house when I should be writing is more productive than doing nothing at all when I ought to be writing. The dust in my room was, in places, so deep it had formed dunes. Spooky got a new vacuum cleaner. The old one was all but useless. Cleaning my office, I found an envelope on which I'd written the following: "The maintenance guy was blasting some rap version of the oompa-loompa song." No date.

I've been watching a lot of television. We watched five seasons of Shameless in about two weeks. Brilliant, marvelous television. I'm talking about the American version. We suffered through the first episode of the original British series, and it was just short of unwatchable. No, I take that back. I was very much unwatchable. We're catching up on Gotham now, which I like quite a lot, especially Robin Lord Taylor's Penguin. There's The Walking Dead, too. This season is, to my mind, the most artful and tense yet. Last night, we watched Velvet Goldmine for the first time in many years.

I really have no more time to waste. Ever. As it stands, I suspect – and this is not hyperbole – that I'm about a year behind.

I'm not well.

No, it really is that bad.

Aunt Beast


( 12 comments — Have your say! )
Nov. 20th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
I agree, this season of Walking Dead is the most tense and artful of them. Jennifer Lynch has directed some of the episodes; I guess they are consciously trying to capture a different style.
Marc D. Goldfinger
Nov. 20th, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC)
Ditto on The Walking Dead. I've heard two writers knock it but, hey, I love it. Keep on keeping' on Caitlin.
Nov. 20th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)

Screw the writers.
Nov. 20th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
My housecleaning is way overdue, too, it's a shame I can't sell dust on eBay. I'm sorry to hear you're not doing well, I hope it gets better.
Nov. 20th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
Nov. 20th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
As it stands, I suspect – and this is not hyperbole – that I'm about a year behind.

Let me know what I can do. I can travel directly after Thanksgiving if it will help.
Nov. 20th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)

It might. I'll be in touch.
Nov. 20th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm not well.

Could this be from the medication you recently stopped taking? I hope you're able to feel better soon.
Kiki Lang
Nov. 20th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Year behind
Ever since the Movie, "Limitless" I've been wishing for the NZT-48.
Nov. 21st, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)

A friend of mine told me she knew she finally had to stop procrastinating and get on with writing her grad thesis when she, a diminutive slip of a lass, found herself trying to move the refrigerator so she could dust underneath it.
Eric Cantwell
Nov. 21st, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Every time I clean out the inside of my computer I feel like I'm destroying a weird little echo system.
Eric Cantwell
Dec. 1st, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Hey Caitlin, are you ok?
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