Wednesday, May 30, 2001

My posts seem to be less frequent, and even less worthwhile these days... I think I've fallen into routine again. I hate routine.. it overtakes me and puts me on autopilot where I stop feeling and experiencing, and just do. I get up, do this, do that, run errands, go to work, go through the day, come home. I need to break out of the rut, and that break is coming in just 9 days. A little over a week, and I'll be there, with all of you great people. In fact, I got my plane tickets tonight. Priceline decided to be very nice, and even give me the times I was hoping for. The Gods of Internet Travel are smiling upon me today.

Yes, I know, my writing level has fallen to that of a third grader. I'm pulling out some old writing exercises, and deciding up on a good book to read. What shall it be, Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, or Fitzgerald and This Side of Paradise. I've never read either, I'm such a literary slacker.

I think that the more often I write, the easier it is for me to find things to write about. Perhaps when I know I'll need something to write about later on, I take better mental notes about things that I notice, rather than just smiling and letting them pass by. Perhaps I let far too much pass by.

I noticed today that I'm really horrible with names. We watched a video at our meeting where a lady was saying that Mary Kay wrote her daughter a note saying something along the lines of "It was nice to meet you, Gina, and your hamster Fred". The lady was astounded that such a busy woman who meets so many people would remember a little detail like the name of her child's pet, and it was then that it occoured to me that I didn't even remember the name of the lady sitting right next to me, even though she had told me less than an hour before. I think I tune out too much. What have I been missing?

And yes, most of this was mindless rambling, but I decided I needed to write for at least 5 minutes, even if it was pointless. So here you have 5 minutes of my random thoughts, very late on a Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

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