Well, I'm sitting in Border's - my favorite spot to go when I want to focus on a project with minimal distraction ... meaning minus two little tornadoes name Tyler and Junior. It's easy to be inspired surrounded by limitless literature and caffeine. Normally.
Doesn't seem to be working today.
Backstory: I was selected by a best-selling author (No, not Zane) to contribute a short story for his anthology and I really wanted to start laying the foundation for that - think on characters, plot, location, etc.
I bought a cup of coffee, picked a quiet spot by the window, powered up the laptop.
And I was doing alright - mulling over some storylines, doing a bit of research, looking on line ..... you know, trying really hard to be focused on writing.
But then I had company. A ten year old boy asked for an autograph - damn those 50 foot WGCI billboards - and his mama wanted a little bit of conversation. I never mind that. But when they left, I decided to check a few of my online spots.
And that's where I got stuck.
There are sooo many interesting things to do and see while surfing the Internet.
Among other things ......
1. I watched a video on the ten emotional stages we go through to open a tightly sealed jar.
The 10 Stages of Opening a Jar
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2. I created a zwinky. Not quite as fun as Build-A-Bear but close. You be the judge:
I continued to be amazed at the unnecessary amount of flesh that is exposed on MySpace. I'll spare you an example of that.
I learned that of the ten most dangerous toys of 2006, my kid's have three. I will confiscate them today while they are napping. Click here and see if you are as bad of a parent as I am.
And I finally broke down and took a damn survey.