Saturday, November 05, 2005

"Well that is that and this is this"

Random fact: It is not a good idea for Spins to daydream about sex while driving down the freeway. (No accidents or anything, just a need to pay attention to all the stupid drivers.)

This Saturday has not been stellar. Here's the way it's gone:

8 - 9 a.m.: Got out of bed and surfed blogs.
9 - 9:30: Showered, dressed and got everything together to go see client.
9:30 - 11: Got gas, got breakfast and coffee, sat in office and read book about Asperger's Syndrome (fascinating how many historical figures this author thinks may have had Asperger's).
11 - 11:50: Saw client.
11:51 - 12:15: Talked to FriendITease about what we will be bringing to the LVC house for dinner tomorrow night.
12:15 - 1: Obsessed for a bit about my finances, got some lunch & went to a yard sale.
1 - 2:30: Bookstore for a trashy novel and drugstore for allergy medication (because OMG! do the allergies ever stop?!) and See's for some chocolate, then drove home.
2:30 - 4:30: Must nap (should have been writing novel)...Must nap.
4:30 - 5: Waking up from nap (always harder than waking up from a night's sleep).
5 - 7: Wrote.
7 - 7:30: Went out to get dinner...I really will have no grocery money for next week, hmmmm...(it's not as bad as all that).
7:30 - now: Eating dinner, reading blogs, writing post, making and consuming decaf chai.

So, I feel like I've spent the day doing stuff that I really could have put off...thereby coming home and writing. I have to admit that the nap was actually essential. I've found that there is a certain part of the afternoon that my concentration is shot. I noticed when practicing for my licensing exam that the practice exam portions I'd take in the afternoon scored much worse than the ones I took in the morning or evening.

And tonight, I should be writing some more, but I just don't want to. I've just been feeling blah and not motivated tonight. And feeling more than a little sorry for myself that I'm again home alone on a Saturday night. It didn't help to go for takeout past the lovely hip restaurants where people are clearly on dates.

I think I'm kind of overcompensating for my feelings of loneliness in my writing. My character has gone from a very solitary existence to one in which he is surrounded by people. I have 8 characters I'm juggling right now, and I'm trying to keep it down to that, but it's hard to not give new people names.

So here's the one thing that's keeping the entire night from being complete crap...On Thursday, I got home to find that a bunch of CDs I ordered had arrived. Tonight I've listened to Indigo Girls Rarities, Modest Mouse's Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Social Distortion's White Light, White Heat, White Trash, and Franz Ferdinand's self titled CD. So far I like the Modest Mouse the best.

To try to end this on a more positive note, I thought I might share this picture that I took on my walk yesterday a.m. It didn't come out in the picture very well, but you could just see the support towers of the Golden Gate Bridge peaking out above the fog in the center of the picture (by where the sailboat is...).


spinsterwitch said...

FYI: You can only see the (tiny) sailboat if you click on the pic to see it bigger.

Aravis said...

I have that same afternoon down-time, and agree that naps are more difficult to wake up from. I hope Sunday makes up for Saturday! :0)

LavaLady said...

Two things (no, three)

1. Good productive NaNo Saturday!
2. What do you get from Sees? I've only had Sees candy via the mail. For a few years I sent people Sees for christmas presents...wish I could afford that this year!
3. I did NaNo last year and my main character found a love that I wished I had. The coolest thing is that to some extent my relationship with Palmer has become much like the one in my story. I should dig that piece up and work on it, in the spirit of the month. Thanks for sharing the experience of your writing!

Lord Bargain said...

"...And tonight, I should be writing some more, but I just don't want to. I've just been feeling blah and not motivated tonight.."

My Saturday night was *exactly* the same as that. Weird.

red one said...

I know that blah feeling too...

The sea is beautiful - and I found the yatchit, as we say in my family, for some peculiar reason :-)

ps Take "enzocrhz" pills for that blah feeling, says word verification.

the urban fox said...

Gorgeous photo. Mmmm, sea. You are sooooo lucky having a sea view within walking distance.

spinsterwitch said...

The water is beautiful, isn't it? But actually, that's the San Francisco Bay and not the sea...easily mistaken because the opening onto the ocean (straight ahead past the unseeable boat) is shrouded in fog. It's for this reason (and because of the positioning of Alcatraz island) that the bay was found by land before it was found by sea. The boats sailing a mile (or even less off the coastline always missed seeing the entrance).

spinsterwitch said...

Oh, and LavaLady, Sees is local around here. We have little stories, just as there are Fannie Farmer stores out in the midwest.

Mr_Mystic said...

Cheer up spinny we love you.

Mr_Mystic said...

Cheer up spinny we love you.

spinsterwitch said...

Thanks Mystic...twice.