November 12, 2014

Writing About Not Writing

Last night, I had dinner with a hen friend who also writes one of my favorite blogs. (Check out Life and Laughter!) We caught up on clucks over Mexican food, with the charm of a busted 50s record and an overly-chatty, disgruntled waitress in the background. I didn't pay much attention to my friend Peri, but I did learn that our waitress hates everything about California, Utah, and tortilla chips.

When the server was away and the record went silent for the fifth time, I learned that Peri is having a book published on December 26, just in time for the holidays. Since this bird also wants to be a New York Times Best Seller, (I'm coming after you, Peri!) I realized I had to get back to writing more. Sure, I've gone through some recent hard times, (see "I'm a Resident Loon" and "Life Isn't Fair") but wallowing in a bird bath of self-pity and self-loathing won't write a book! So I'm back on the writing horse with this article.

Over dinner, I discussed events and silliness I'd wanted to cover, but I hadn't been in the right frame of mind with mom in the hospital and me missing One Direction. I'm still not going to write about them, but I at least owe you a list of what I'm not writing about.

I'm not writing about...

  • The Florida mid-term elections
  • The disgruntled waitress
  • Alex from Target
  • Fresno
  • My drinking problem

Peri, I expect a stack of signed pre-order receipts for Christmas for this plug. Now, here are some pictures from Halloween. Maybe next time I'll write something.


  1. Writing about not writing? Hmm. Is that Seinfeld-esque?

  2. You make a dashing slice of pizza, Robbie!