Monday, September 15, 2008
Random Thoughts Across My Brain
Photo of the Yesterday: Skull in the Sky at Dorney Park.
Novel progress: 1133 words. Joseph is unconscious, retreats to a happy teenage memory. He wakes in a hospital. I may have to look critically at the memory & see if it's distracting from the plot. Does everything need to be pared to the bone these days? I thought books were supposed to be an alternative to edge-of-your-seat TV, not compete with it. Ah well, get it down first...
Dear Metro NY- if you're going to run weekly editorials calling McCain a liar, could you, you know, cite sources, or at least give an example or two? (The whole bit about claiming Obama wanted to teach kindergartners sex ed when all Sen. O. wanted is for them to be taught to run away from predators is my favorite.) I know you're a free paper, but at least you could try...
The good ol' MTA was FUBAR as usual this morning. I know they're like everyone else & trying to do their best with what little they've got, but I really don't enjoy leaving early and arriving l...
I've been reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Both that and Emerson's Invisible Man describe conscious people receiving shock treatments, (I remember Jack thrashing around in the film version of Cuckoo as well,) but my Psych 101 book said they put people under for it. Maybe they didn't once upon a time. Oh well.
Goddamn, it's hot today. It was like walking outside into a brick oven at 5:30 this morning. There's something wrong with that.