Saturday, December 5, 2009


In case you were wondering, yesterday’s entry was the result of learning how to use Dave’s scanner. It won’t become standard fare for my blog! I clipped the cartoon a few weeks ago because I loved its absurdity and it’s been hanging on Dave’s fridge ever since.

I’m staying in East Brunswick this weekend, being super domestic. I got out yesterday while Dave was at school and shot some interesting graffiti, but for the most part I’m hanging around the house -- walking with the dogs, cleaning, watching TV, reading. I guess this will be my life for the next few months at least. I’m a little worried about how well I’ll adapt to having all this down time, but I think I’m pretty good at entertaining myself and coming up with projects.

(Yesterday, for example, I went to the bank and got coin rollers, and rolled Dave’s bowl of spare change. I really am insane!)

I am going to develop some writing projects to help pass the time and keep my skills honed. I’m not sure yet what form they’ll take, but I may even try my hand at some fiction, which I haven’t written since college.

On the slate this weekend is buying a Christmas tree, although we’re supposed to get a wet and slushy load of snow this afternoon -- the first of the season.

(Photo: Hot dog truck, Old Bridge, N.J.)


  1. Yahoo for my "domesticated" partner! :-)

  2. I have always been the coin roller in my household. The rest of my family would be quite content to either (A) Leave the coins lying on dresser tops forever, or (B) Dump them in the machine at Safeway that gives you cash, but takes a cut. I am not about to give away a percentage of my coin money to anyone!

    You go, Steve!

  3. I also laughed hard when I saw that cartoon in the New Yorker.

    So glad you're going to do some writing on your own. I can't wait to see what you come up with. It's such a blessing that you have so much time! Bravo!!

  4. As the song says, "Don't worry, be happy." If you need some inspiration or info on potentially interesting classes for writers over the 'Net, I can hook you up.

    I got a coin counting jar that tells me the whole amount in it, adds new coins to it and tells me the demoninations of each coin as they are added. I'm not into all that rolling...

    Happy Weekend!

  5. hahaha
    yes you are insane

    (but i can identify with this)

    I'm better when I plan activity and structure my time a bit.
    its just then not overplanning becomes the issue!

    but such good news you're going to do some writing - you should!

  6. PS Steve - one other thing you should do with your spare time - travel!
    to London!