Friday, April 17, 2009

Mealtime Distraction from the Mundane

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams

Let me tell you, lunch time is definitely a plus these days. Thirty minutes I spend in my car eating my almomd butter sandwich and whatever assortment of veggies/fruits I've thrown together that morning. Thirty minutes that passes in a heartbeat.

While sitting in the car, I did read a funny one page story written by Woody Allen in one of the New Yorkers I find myself six weeks behind in reading. Two characters had been reincarnated as lobsters in a tank where Bernie Madoff happened to be eating lunch. Much to Madoff's poor luck, the two had been cheated by the money man. Lobsters unite to make Madoff pay. Cute story and definite Woody Allen humor.

Just wanted to let you know I am out here. Plan to spend time this weekend writing something of substance. Meanwhile, these are delphiniums in Alaska. I 've tried to grow them all my life. I guess the secret is to grow them in a place where they only have warm weather for two months. All over the tiny town of Talkeetna we saw these beauties. First prize at the fair, for sure.

Until the weekend where I promise new material, all take care.


  1. A Douglas Adams quote! I love it. And I used to eat lunch in my car for some other jobs, too. Now I eat lunch in a shed.

  2. yes, 30 minutes off from what? I thought you were looking for work...or are you hoping to leave one job for another...see how nosy I am! Anyhow, I had thirty minutes today, too. It is a wonder, tip of the universe for just the briefest of moments, and then a plunge back to crappy reality in the form of work.

  3. Beautiful flowers. Lovely colors. I know what you mean about taking a break -- even if it's in your car -- as long as you're out of the office for a bit of respite.

  4. Phst - yes, to avoid the crowds in the lunchroom. I guess it briefly satisfies my need to be alone.

    Steffi - A shed? Is there heat and air in there?

    WIAW- nosy is fine. I'm working a temporary job scoring essays for school districts. Horrible job. I stare at a computer screen all day. 200 essays a day.

    Fragrant - yes, the break is a moment to collect myself, and remember who that is.


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