Monthly Archives: September 2009




When I was a teenager I used to drive into Manhattan by myself and walk around at night.  My mother once told me this was known as a ‘cheap date’…   Once the city emptied out, another city would emerge and I’d spend hours walking while the tired buildings watched over me…  I’m still hard pressed to think of a better way to spend an evening.

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Fast Food Nation

…why we are a nation of blimps.

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A Day in the Life (September 19, 2009)

 I’ve decided to start keeping more lists of things that I’ve done because I find that I spend a lot of time telling myself that I’ve managed to really do nothing…  I’d like to eventually figure out how to turn this into some sort of cool graph but until then a simple list will have to suffice.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe


1. Got up 

2. Got my period

3. Made coffee

4. Spilled coffee

5.  Made more coffee

6. Got dressed, put on makeup

7. Picked up my son Liam from his dad’s house.

8. Dropped off Liam at school

9. Returned  home.  Spoke to head of club soccer team about a few things (just took over team manager job)

10. Sent out a few emails for club soccer

11. Turned phone off

12. Worked on re-write for Chapter 16 of new book

13. Wondered if it was any good

14. Picked up dogs from groomer.  Lily had horrible heat rash.

15. Made appointment with the vet

16. Continued to work on Chapter 16

17. Took phone call from my daughter’s soccer coach

18. Had lunch.  PB&J on crackers.

19. Vacuumed

20. Did dishes

21. Did 2 loads of laundry washer/dryer

22. Moved my daughter Peyton to an earlier art class (phone call) 

23. Got fingerprinted so I could be Team Manager for Peyton’s soccer team.

24. Picked up dog food (PetCo)

25. Picked up goal keeper gloves for Peyton’s team (Big 5)

26. Drove to Peyton’s school.  Called my mom from parking lot before bell rang.

27. Chatted with mom

28. Took Peyton to art class

29.  Ran and got her bagel and water.  Split bagel with her

30. Drove home.  Got Lily (sick dog)

30a.  Phoned Agent Huddle about Paramount job while in car

31.  Went to Vet

32. Held down Lily while they gave her shot.  Got slammed in face when she jumped back.

33. Back home.  Fed dogs gave meds to Lily.

34. Emailed Peyton’s soccer team.  Emailed producer on potential job at Fox to set up meeting with Director.

35. Did more laundry.

36. Brief rest (passed out) on Pilates reformer in garage while laundry tumbled (surprisingly comfortable)

37.  Ordered Chinese

38. Picked up Chinese

38a. Ate Chinese

39. Got last minute emails from team regarding player who would be late to game.  Flurry of emails and texts followed

40. Began to question ultimate meaning of life.

41. Read about Georgia O’Keeffe and was disappointed to learn she was something of an opportunist, or at least more calculating about her work than I would have liked to believe.

42. Fretted about writing and life. 

43. Considered checking out the Georgia O’Keeffe online exhibit at the Whitney but decided not to.

44. Went to bed.  Tried not to think.  Hoped it was all just hormonal.

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