Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had envisioned spending the month of August recreating the dreamy landscape that was Ernest Hemingway in Key West mode. This entails waking early to spend the morning writing, researching and crafting my doctoral comps and the afternoons drinking at Sloppy Joe's Bar, or some equivalent leisure time activity.

But this ambitious plan has yet to take hold. Instead I have simply been thinking about comps while lounging about with a book (current read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle), napping, exercising or socializing.

My desire for anything too involved (like doctoral comps or even blogging) has taken a back seat to doing a whole lot of nothing much.

I am not quite sure if I should go with it, light a fire under me bum or take the advice of Scarlett and think about it tomorrow.



willow said...

Ah...paradise. She's so right. Tomorrow IS another day.

Ashley & Jason said...

great post and fantastic photo of you!! that's july at our pool - gary reading! miss you buddy!

Dumdad said...

Go with the flow - tomorrow....

Mona said...

Relax. when you need a break, you just need a break! So have fun while you can!

I love the star machine :)

Gary said...

Well Willow, yesterdays tomorrow was today and I still haven't done a thing. But I enjoyed it all the same.

Ashley - Funny that I travel so far so I can sit by the pool and read, huh? I read 4 books while I was there in addition to all of the other activities which I hope to write about on here as well. Miss you both and sorry that I am also missing the family!

Dumdad - I think I will be going with it for a few more weeks. It's a rough life but someone has to live it. :)

Mona - I really did need a break. Thank goodness I am getting it. Sebestian's Star Machine? Check out his other work if you can. I have a link on my blog (see sidebar with the bear holding his head and lights coming from it.

lettuce said...

a whole load of nothing much sounds great to me

Ms.M said...

A whole lot of nothing sounds great about now. Just to think in about 9 weeks I might be able to do just that.

Is that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? I ADORE that trillogy. :)

Ms. M


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