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Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Think I’ve Found The Answer

There are days you can’t wait to write. Days when it seems everything around you has the look of something else and simply must be reported on, when the world is just begging for my input.

Today is not one of those days.

I am dull-witted, sluggish, and crabby – all of this without having had the benefit of at least being able to proscribe it to having been drunk the night before.

Seems like a waste of quality hangover adjectives, doesn’t it?

So let me just add another line to my to-do list: Get drunk tonight and review the words “dull-witted”, “sluggish”, and “crabby" in the morning.

Perhaps that’s what I need? I’m telling you, this whole having had a week off, by myself, is not what it is cracked up to be. Sure I got a lot done around the house – my pantry is in order, my dresser drawers full of folded shirts and undies, the kitties have all been petted and properly exercised/tortured with lengths of string they believe to be snakes or something – but I need people, people!

I’m so sorry to do this to you – nothing gets my goat faster than someone writing about the difficulty they’re having writing – but I’ve hidden my goat and must admit that I Am Having Difficulty Writing Today.

And if I recall correctly, the cure for that is drinking. And people. And drinking with people.

Dammit! That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

Let’s see how that works out, shall we?


Joanie M said...

Even when you write about nothing, it's funny!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Girl..if I could be there I'd be there...Oy the week I've had!
Except I've had tons of people around.

Peace - Rene

The Jules said...

Hey, writing about writer's block. Not bad.

f8hasit said...

Wow, Pearl! I normally don't get around to that solution (drinking) until it's at least 10, but you posted that at 7AM!
You rock!

I on the other hand AM feeling sluggish but can't sleep. A little too pissed off to sleep. See, on our way back home late last night from the islands I needed gas. So I stoppped at a service plaza on the turnpike to do so. But I also had to pee...so my boyfriend filled the gas tank while I went to the bathroom. Nice, huh? Until the car stopped on the road altogether 3 miles down the road. WTF, you say? Get this...he filled the tank with DIESEL fuel. I don't have a diesel car. So $150 tow later that took 3 hours I got home at 4am.
Sluggish? Yeah. And I'm going to drink virtually with you today.

Cheers darlin!

Charlotte Ann said...

It's "lack of bus interactions". You'll be just fine once you get back on that bus!

darsden said...

Oh my I am going to agree with Joanie, YOU always come up with something to write and it's always funny..even when you don't have anything to write about and you are
"dull-witted, sluggish, and crabby"
dang you are still entertaining when you are "all" these things..
YOU rock dull witted LOL xoxo

De Campo said...

This channeling of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson will lead to no good. Hilarity yes, but try explaining that to the judge.

@eloh said...

I hit a dry spell...when it finally broke and I wrote a post, only to have Vista hide it from me. Thus I offered up a whore in a basket and called it a post.

SparkleFarkle said...

Ditto. Booze definitely waters a dry spell. Cheers, my friend-- let the pouring begin!

KMcJoseph said...

I had plenty to drink last night...

Douglas said...

Ah yes, writer's block... when anything you put down reads like crap. Or what I call my finest. In your case, however, your worst is very, very good.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Egad! Having a whole week off is not for doing things!!! Hell, that's what everyday life is for.

OK, everyday life's for ducking the things that need doing and having to deal with what passes for real life at work but you know what I mean.

Get on the bus for no reason whatsoever. And go somewhere for no reason whatsoever. The rest is Karma and serendipity. (You might want to leave your valuables at home)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Cheers! Hope you get drunk with lots of great people and have lots of laughs!


ladytruth said...

I know this feeling all too well. But yes, drinking helps. And yes, it's better to do it with people around in case you may be labelled as an alcoholic for sipping a few margueritas alone. But hey, if you must: just drink to judgemental arses pretending to always have a good story to write about up their sleeves ;)

ellen abbott said...

Man, I hate having time on my hands and nothing to do. Is it 5 yet? Oh hell, it's five somewhere right?

SweetPeaSurry said...

Well hells bells, it's too bad I missed this originally, I'd have had you meet me in chat at least, and we coulda peopled and drank! YAY!!! Two of my very favorite things to do!!

I'll be reading on further so I'll say for now ...

Blessings and I do hope the muse starts to inspire!