Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tick, tick, tick, tick

~The "replace all" feature in my word processor makes me feel powerful. Very powerful.

~Sometimes too much power is a bad thing. Such as when I do something like replacing "Amina" with "Chopra" and end up with words like "contChopration."

~I procrastinate writing by looking for new wallpaper for the computer. I tell myself it will be inspiring. Sometimes it is, but not usually for the right reasons.

~My teakettle doesn't whistle; it moans. This has disturbed me for years.

~When I come up with a new idea for a story I putz around on the computer doing all kinds of weird crap (see this post) before I write. I'm not sure if this is pure, unadulterated procrastination, or if the story seed is actually germinating in my brain while I do this.

~I don't feel my age. At all.

~I love the internet. I love being able to hear a song in a film, look it up, and print out the sheet music for free. (I'm generally drawn to the public domain classical stuff.)

~Playing the piano is a great way to procrastinate/germinate. Hunting for new sheet music doubly so.

~I love tax whatever-they're-called checks. It's time for a laptop! :-) (I gave mine to Mollusc for her b-day)


radioactive girl said...

We didn't get one of those tax check things yet. I think I'll use it to pay for my neighbor's finger surgery (I hope I'm kidding about that for know what I'm talking about right?)

Mr. Fabulous said...

Whose age DO you feel?

Candace said...

Tori - I DO hope you're kidding about that. Urf.

Mr. Fab - that is a damn fine question. I'll have to think about that. I think that what I feel may be one of my ages, but not my current one.

kitkat said...

I don't think you're procrastinating by doing your "weird things." I do think that ideas need unmonitored time to swim around the recesses of the mind.

Maybe that's what I've been doing my whole life :)

Candace said...

LOL! I get that feeling sometimes, too. ^_^