The faster I go, the behinder I get

27 August 2008

I have posts…hmm, what are these posts doing? Are they simmering like stew? Are they building themselves up in my brain like coral on a reef? Are they brewing like tea? There are so many metaphors for the black-box backbrain process of writing, of bringing ideas together to the point where words may give them shape.

But I’m not there yet. I would be, except that I hate hate hate hate Windows! have experienced three hours a few technical difficulties this morning. And I have places to go and things to do, and the posts that are… mulching, fermenting, gestating: whatever they’re doing, they’re not done. And I really need to be finishing up the Humans At Work website because I want it ready for beta testing before I go off next week to sit for eight hours on uncomfortable chairs with some mind-numbing talk show blasting from a corner TV waiting for my turn to be rejected for jury duty.

Sometimes life is all about the details. I can handle details, but it’s not always a fun experience. My parents are both great at managing details. Why did I not get these cheerful give-me-a-list-and-stand-back genes? Because the universe needs a good laugh every once in a while, and today it’s my turn to pop out of the little box wearing a funny nose and waving my arms back and forth. And probably not getting as much done as I would like. Ah well…I’ve said before that I don’t believe in fate or god, but I can’t resist this quote:

I was put on this earth to accomplish a number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. – Who knows who said this, but it’s true

However, do not feel sorry for me. I have become quite good at rewarding myself for entering the ninth circle of hell detail zone, and so one of the things on my list today is this.

Enjoy your day, whatever you’re doing!


9 Responses to “The faster I go, the behinder I get”

  1. Patti on August 27th, 2008 12:29 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm……please put in my order for a BBQ burger and fries.

  2. Jennifer on August 27th, 2008 3:33 pm

    I can relate to this. I have been in computer hell for days now. weeks, maybe…. Trying to get my website to look the same on a pc as on my mac is the current time suck.

    I noticed that place has a no cell phone rule. Good idea.

  3. John on August 27th, 2008 3:34 pm

    Windows? There’s a simple solution to that problem. What is a creative person doing on Windows anyway?

  4. Kelley on August 27th, 2008 3:44 pm

    The creative person is not spending money she doesn’t have right now even though she’s positively drooling for a Mac and so is her sweetie. If there is ever Movie Money, there will be Macs, count on it.

  5. karina on August 27th, 2008 4:12 pm

    Macs are worth every drop of drool and penny spent on them. Even my hard-core gamer and former peecee-er wife has jumped trains. If you can find a power core for a G5, you could bring our G5 tower back to life and keep it. It’ll bring joy to your days.

  6. Jennifer on August 27th, 2008 4:55 pm

    I wish the whole world would jump ship. I’m saying lots of bad words about pc’s (mostly about stupid IE) over here today. Dad gum it!!

  7. Kelley on August 27th, 2008 5:07 pm

    IE is a deeply silly piece of software. I would have gone stark raving mad ages ago if not for Firefox.

  8. jean r on August 28th, 2008 11:27 am

    Hamburgers and Macs and jury duty…I’ve just been delighting in the IMac we kids have installed at my mother’s house to keep us good company when we’re tending her. I was mesmerized by the way I could roll photos over as if I was flipping through them. And watching You Tube videos of the flooding in Havasu Canyon recently: fascinating! “Hey Mom, look! that’s right where we camped last time.” Rolling brown water meets favorite mesquite trees: wow!
    But enough Macs. I’m back to the community college to teach tomorrow where the labs will be full of students squinting at PCs with questions I can rarely answer. I’ll be recommending the original laptop: a notebook and sharp pencil. Maybe I’ll have them meet at a local cafe one day to have hamburgers with our writing together. (Oh and ugh, jury duty. I’m on the list for federal court in September which will mean a 90 mile drive to Prescott to sit and wait and wait. The drive will be nice. There’s views I’ll be glad to savor along the way; the dry stern air of a courtroom doesn’t suit me, but I’m willing to be a peer in a jury of your peers. I’m usually dismissed, however, for being eccentric one way or another, which I am, happily!)

  9. Kelley on August 29th, 2008 9:26 pm

    Jean, I hope the squinting students have not confounded you with their PC questions. Watch out if you give them wooden pencils, the point will wear down and they’ll try to turn the eraser to make the new point come out…. :)

    I’d happily be a peer too, but they always seem to think I am too liberal or something. Go figure.