With Georgia, in the Roland Mouret
While I have just posted several new episodes of Half-life, this website has otherwise not been updated in more than six months, and I apologize. It would
be easy to say that while working full time, bringing up a toddler and running
a household, it's hard to find time to write. And that's mostly true, but not
entirely. Here are some of the things I have done during the six months, while
claiming I didn't have time to work on the website.
Set up a MySpace profile, screwed
around with YouTube, iTunes, and a variety of blogs, trying to convince myself
that I am still hip and in touch with the kids.
Read My Big Touch and Feel Book - On the Farm over and over to a sleepy but demanding baby.
Explained how an animal can simultaneously be a "hest" in Danish day
care and a "horse" at home.
Created an iPhoto slide show with photos of the baby's
first year with a banjo soundtrack. Removed banjo soundtrack.
Repainted the kitchen after some Three Stooges-type
construction workers poked giant holes in the walls and ceiling while fixing
Fell in love with Roland Mouret's Galaxy
dress; went into debt to purchase one. Neglected to include 25% Danish
sales tax in the purchase price. Flew to London for a weekend, with the baby,
to pick up the dress, an expedition that was still cheaper than paying Danish
Traced my family tree back to Hugon Dit Jarrett, a
14th-century resident of Vierges, France.
so on. It seems that I do have plenty of time, but not the concentration to
think deeply about anything. What the above have in common is that they all
require a relatively short attention span. I rarely have any time to myself
until around 8pm, and since I need to be up at 6, I am usually in bed by 10.
know a serious writer would have the self-discipline to write whatever the
circumstances, but hey, James Joyce wasn't doing extended breastfeeding.
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2005, February 2005, October
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