Wednesday, August 02, 2006

bagels and boys

You may have figured out by now that I've picked up writing. At least twice a week, I go to Starbucks after dinner and write and write and write. It is an outlet for me, I hope someday to get paid for it again, but for now I just write.
We call it "work" because it ensures that I can have to get out of the house to do it. I could write at home. (afterall that is what I am doing now) But calling it "work" puts a priority on it so nothing slips, most notably my sanity.

Anyway next to Starbucks is a bagel joint. The bagel place keeps me connected to the internet with free wireless. (Starbucks charges) I keep promising myself that I will drag my boys there one day for a treat, plus a little paypack for providing the free wireless. Today was the day. I met a friend there with her two boys and we ate hot fresh bagels of various flavors with yummy whipped cream cheese. We were in carb blissed out heaven. Plus they have six different kinds of I have to go back on a Friday for....something like chocolate macademia nut. OH and they have caffeine free Diet Coke which I think is just the icing on the bagel.

On a side note, our little inchworm/baby seal crawling boy has started to crawl like all the other babies. It is a little bittersweet. While I'm glad he is moving on; I'm sad to see his unique mode of transport fade away.


Dan said...

Keep writing. I remember hearing Philip Margolin speak about writing. He said he started writing from 6 to 8 AM while he was still a practicing attorney. The other thing is a lot of authors have trouble seeing writing as "work". Sue Grafton said one time that she did not quit her day job until she was at H in the alphabet.

Sand said...

I keep telling Michiko to read your blog...You once said you always wanted your own "style", well, it is very clear in your writing. It is like a regular column in a magazine or newspaper, I look forward to reading it every day. Keep up the "fabulous" work..

sand said...

I keep telling Michiko to read your blog. You said once you wanted your own style, well, it is very clear in your writing. I look forward to reading it every day, just like a magazine or newspaper column. Keep up the "fabulous" work.

Ruth said...

I agree with sandy and dan, keep it up. I really enjoy reading about the family.