Thursday, December 28, 2006

Creativitiy

Earlt Grey tea in the Washington skyline mug, "The Distance from Her to There" by Lambchop on iTunes (thanks Ren!). Tea. Tea in the mug can only mean one thing: bad head cold. Yep, I'm sick *again*. Between the three of us, someone has been continually and miserably sick for almost two months! Right now both J and I have lousy head and chest colds, and Dave spent the week before Christmas under the thumb of a stomach virus. Gotta say, Lambchop sounds a lot like Jeremy Irons singing...

Back to the book today. I have been asked to write a couple pages of overview so we can make the existing techniques section lighter. The goal is to sum up how to cut and kilnform glass in two pages. Oh yes, and to leave room for a big, beautiful, glossy photo. I said it took me X pages to say how to do those things, how can I be expected to to say them in X-29? Time and space mean nothing to editors unless you go over on either.

At some point I also need to do my books for the year. I think if I am okay with not knowing every little detail about what I spent and what I made then the IRS should be too. They (according to my accountant) don't share that thought. I watched the scrap with the mileage to Philadelphia in Febrary float by on a sea of paper yesterday and began to despair. A head cold makes it impossible to be as creative with a spreadsheet as I need to be in order to capture (remember, make up) everything I have bought, sold and spent since last January. *sigh*

No use whining. It's after 9:00. Better get creative...

PS--finally got the pics up for the Day After Christmas on Stranded in the South. Christmas Eve with Keith and Mike and Christmas Day.

2 comments:

Bill Paley said...

Do you really want to admit to "creative accounting" on an open blog for the IRS's perusal?

Anonymous said...

is jeremy irons singing a bad thing? i think it sounds like a dream come true...or maybe not, i don't know. it's been a long day...

anyway, happy new year, hope you find something you like on those disks and...gosh, i am tired and i just don't know.

-ren, from somewhere in tennesee...it's a long way back to l.a.