“Environmentalists have a conflicted relationship with their cars.” — Tom Arnold
Category Archives: Tuesday Musings
No witty quotes today.
I started a new job as a residential assistant at a drug and alcohol treatment center. I’ve done several training shifts and will be officially on the schedule come September.
I’m waiting for my substitute teaching license to come through. I sent my paperwork in June, but my check for the $25 license fee didn’t get processed until August 1.
My tutoring job is slow at the moment. School is starting this week, and my student needs to adjust her hours.
My home care job is slowing down. One of my clients no longer needs me, and another decided she doesn’t like me and wants another caregiver. As soon as the substitute teaching jobs come in and I get my September schedule at the treatment center, I’ll be giving notice. Three jobs is quite enough. Four is asking for trouble.
Last night (really, early this morning) I had a vivid dream that I thought would make, at the least, a good short story. I wake up, fire up my computer, and bupkes. The inner critic starts telling me why I can’t write it. I don’t remember half my characters’ names. I realize I would have to publish under a nom de plume, given the subject matter.
The day’s not a total loss. I’m watching Big Trouble and Little Trouble play, and I have plans to go out with a friend later. I can still get some errands done. I can work on an old writing project that I’ve decided to resurrect.
I can read one of the library books that’s piled up on my windowsill. There’s quite an eclectic selection there. Short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, letters of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, a graphic novel or two, novels of the Harlem Renaissance, essays by David Sedaris. Surely one of them can offer me a respite from this loose ends feeling.
Thank you for reading. I’ll be back to my usual self soon, I’m sure.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — President Barack Obama
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury
“I’m tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period.” — Steve Martin
“I still have nightmares about taking tests.” — Bruce Jenner (sadly, now better known as stepfather to the Kardashians rather than as an Olympic decathlete, businessman, and actor)
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin
“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” — Mark Twain
I’m typing this in the middle of a thunderstorm that will probably cool things down considerably from the 90-degree weather we’ve been having.
“…the gym is a kind of wildlife preserve for bodily exertion. A preserve protects species whose habitat is vanishing elsewhere, and the gym (and home gym) accommodates the survival of bodies after the abandonment of the original sites of bodily exertion.”
“What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.” — Gertrude Jekyll