Sunday, August 22, 2010

The summer, whoa.

Well, the summer is just about done for, and with it all spontaneity and joy. Am I wrong? The people, am I wrong?

Okay, possibly exaggerating. I am probably going to take up a side career as a professional whiner-for-hire--if you need any whinging done, you know who to call! I am, as usual, flagellating myself for all the things I did not do that I meant to do, planned to do, might still do in the 32 hours I have left before the Official School Meetings begin.

What to do in the meanwhile? spend quality time with my laptop and produce a meaningful syllabus update? prepare a core list of classical rhetorical devices, and while I'm at it, a key to useful editorial markings? write a manifesto? rearrange my books and give my belongings to the poor? bake a cake? reacquaint myself with my abdominal muscles? draft documents for various and sundry? edit two little videos? add more to my new video project "seethe"?

Or what.

Rather than prioritize this list, I believe I will finish an intermittently interesting novel set in Rome, with police and carabinieri and whatnot. And also take Bruiser for a late night walk. And possibly eat one more cookie.

The end.


5 comments:

Emma J said...

Oh please not the end to all spontaneity and joy? Just chillier and busier spontaneity?

gilian said...

Today I felt the summer breeze with more than a hint of autumny-chill and I knew school is soon.

DiaNe said...

goodbye, blessed summer. I think it will take me a while to reacquaint myself with the work day.

Amelia said...

Summer was wonderful, but autumn has its own melancholy joy. Full of harvest...

Dr. Write said...

Did someone say cake?

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