Saturday, January 08, 2005

Writing day, part II

I think there will be a part III as well. I had actually only gotten 6 pages done during part I--very dyslexic of me. I doubled that amount in part II. In doing the math, it seems I'm not going to make it through the whole thing before tomorrow evening. But maybe I can make it through a good chunk--half would be good and I could do the other half next week. I discovered some interesting folk at Starbucks. We have no other coffee shops nearby, so this is the only place for somewhat eccentric folk to hang out. There were plenty of laptops and cellphones. The most interesting person was a guy who had square glasses with black frames and greenish lenses. He had an iPod and what looked like a screenplay. As I was leaving, some Goth teenagers showed up. I've never seen so much black eyeliner all in one place. I don't think I'm going to go anywhere to write tomorrow and I'm just going to do it in the morning. I need to spend some time with the family. We've all been doing our own thing today--quite happily--but we need some time together.

I also managed to get in a walk this afternoon. The sun peeked out briefly but didn't stay. It was gray during the walk, but at least it wasn't raining. As I was listening to my 80s music on my walk, I was thinking about my apartment in college in Memphis near Overton Park. I loved that place. It was spacious and had hardwood floors and I used to play music and I had two kittens that ran around and played with each other. The memory was amost enough to make me feel 20 again.