April 28th, 2008


an argument follows

This makes me feel like watching less television. A lot less television.

So I tell her all this stuff, and I think, "Okay, we're going to have a conversation about authority or social construction or whatever." That wasn't her question. She heard this story and she shook her head and said, "Where do people find the time?" That was her question. And I just kind of snapped. And I said, "No one who works in TV gets to ask that question. You know where the time comes from. It comes from the cognitive surplus you've been masking for 50 years."

Left to do before leaving Saturday morning: send in the last two terrorism units, send in another gentle nag about getting feedback, order 4 sets of mother's day flowers, pack, rewrite an essay on Dave Beck, write up questions for two interviews, determine the Newegg.com return policy and ship back the docking station, prep for Wed's class, mail several things, pick up Leeloo's present, mail the tax guy, write up a restaurant visit, finish this mss. and send to first readers, call the doctor about one lost prescription, call the pharmacy about a misordered prescription, finish the Fantasy Mag slush, edit four stories, send out rejections and acceptances, go to the bank, get WisCon tickets.  Argh.

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