Thursday, November 01, 2007

November promises

One of these Novembers, I will actually write a novel. And one of these Novembers, I will post on the blog every single day.

But it won't be November, 2007.

It just isn't feasible, considering the amount of work that I need to get done between now and the end of the month. Not to mention that November means taking time off for Thanksgiving.

So, instead, I'm going to make November promises that I can keep.

First, I'm going to promise to blog less, not more. Especially when I'm out of town. I'm sure everyone will miss me, but you'll get over it. And in return, I'll strive for quality, not quantity.

Second, I'm going to watch more tv. After all, it is November sweeps. This, of course, includes finally watching the Freaks and Geeks box set, so that I can get around to watching my new DVDs of My So-Called Life and the third season of Veronica Mars. Plus, all that tv will keep me out of trouble when I'm in random hotels in random cities.

Of course, the down side of this is that it'll probably mean less time in the gym, but -- here's the fun part -- I DON'T REALLY CARE!

I also promise to do something about the piles of mail on my desk -- both at home and at work.

And finally, I'm going to promise to not be sad or morose on my birthday. I'm going to treat it just like any other busy work day -- although I'm hoping that it'll be the kind of day that ends in yellow cake with chocolate frosting.


Paige Jennifer said...

Amen to that, sister! Especially the part about yellow cake topped with chocolate frosting and staying off the writer-cram-fest.

Miss Scarlet said...

Yeah, I signed up to blog everyday and already failed so I cheated. hhahaa

tingb said...

(1) I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
(2) Are you re-watching F&G, or have you not seen it before?

dara said...

Paige Jennifer: When I was a kid, all I ever wanted was for my mom to make me a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I got pretty much everything else -- a cake decorated to look like Bert & Ernie, various store bought fancy cakes, ice cream cakes, pastries, Dunkin' Donuts munchkins (pretty awesome, actually), pie (it's Thanksgiving), etc. But a couple years ago, I finally convinced my mom to make me the cake (from a mix, natch). It was lopsided, but it was perfect.

Miss Scarlet: As soon as I say I'm going to do something every day, I'm about 75% less likely to do it at all. I'm going to refer to it as the "gym theorem."

TINGB: I came to it late, so I saw the last four or five episodes, right before they canceled it. I bought the DVDs to watch it from the beginning.