Friday Again

Time to update. If you were a Facebook friend, you would know I have been in various stages of flu relapse this last week. I am an impatient patient and tried to go back to my schedule of yoga and walking and working, and it didn’t work too well for me. So after I ended up back in bed Tuesday afternoon, I resigned myself to laying about and rehydrating for the rest of the week and giving it another try this coming Monday.

Not that I have been completely inert. I spent time surfing for information to set up the workshop I was asked to present next month. Yes, I was asked to give a workshop on writing for blogs and on the Internet in general. They are even going to pay me. How cool is that?

I also inquired about writing for a start up newspaper in The Park. A writer I met through the workshop series at our library is going into business for himself and I figured I had nothing to lose by approaching him. He isn’t hiring right now, but he didn’t say “no” outright either. 

My fiction is percolating. Sometimes that happens. I have a lot of images and ideas that just float around in my head like little pieces of a jigsaw which will eventually sort themselves into something coherent. There is a missing link in the mutant dogs story yet and I have this idea about zombies courtesy of Darc and cell phone jamming on the subway via UB that is seeping into my brain too. I also had a revelation or two about the memoir. Ack! Too much.

Despite my ambivalence, I am giving Twitter a try. I went to bed Wednesday night with 3 followers and woke up with 8 the next morning. One of them is an activist filmmaker in Brooklyn that has me totally puzzled, but how cool is that? Not very. Because everyone seems to be following hundreds or thousands of Twits, and I just don’t believe that is mentally or physically possible.

Let’s see. What else? Nothing. I have been housebound and/or bed bound. I am boring. Which is why I don’t think I will be tweeting long, so catch it while you can.

10 responses to “Friday Again

  1. Congrats on your workshop–and especially because you are getting a jump on things. I have a two-parter at my local library, did the first half last week and am finishing this week. First half went fine, but am going to do Power Point for second part (if I ever get myself motivated to work on it) mostly because they gave me such a cool mediated room and I didn’t use the equipment last week…

  2. Hi there!

    I usually do that too. You know, doing things I want to do even if I’m not feeling well. I’m always like, “It will go away, I just gotta ignore it!” But guess what? It doesn’t go away and my situation becomes worse hahaha.

    Good luck with your fiction.

    Just got started on Twitter about a few days ago and I already met some cool people. Just follow everyone in sight, hahaha.

  3. Silver, Ana Marie is not following me. She doesn’t know I am alive. How could she? I am being followed by the duo who does the Oracle for the BBC. That’s cool.

    UB, and your grammar is what I love about you. It’s funny because without Rob, I would be incoherent and yet all these very precise writers read me. I try to follow the interesting people of the Tweet. People who blog about their food don’t make the cut.

    Sharon, yep, the body was screaming for bedrest.

    Daisy, I have a flu story actually. It starts with a kid puking in the public pool and ends – badly.

  4. Presenting the workshop sounds like a great opportunity. You may have needed this time in bed to rest up – our bodies will find a way to get what they need.

  5. Slow down. Take care of yourself. Get healthy.

    I opened a twitter account last April. Gave it about two weeks and bailed out. It’s TOO MUCH INFORMATION! Who care what I’m having for breakfast. A blog is egomaniacal enough, thank you.

  6. don’t twitter, and am slowly getting over the initial infatuation with facebook. had a blast hanging out with friends from high school last weekend – hadn’t seen them in 30 years – compliments of facebook, so it’s been good so far…

    can’t believe that you’re still battling flu. that’s just awful… seems the strain this year is tenacious, as i’ve known lots of folks who seem to get better only to relapse. maybe multiple strains? or a strain that mutates in real time? there’s your science fiction… a la The Stand!

  7. I follow about 50 people, but most of them are silent most of the time. I follow about 10 that are hilarious, and only have Twitter to clown around. I follow Twitter, Twitpic, WordPress.com and Firefox. And I don’t try to read everything, just what’s in my sidebar as I surf. I have about three people I follow on my cell phone, people who don’t tweet a lot, but I am interested when they do. The same movie guy is following me, too. I have no idea why. Anamariecox, really? Wow.

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