Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am taking this opportunity to answer some of the questions posed by me, myself, yesterday.


1. Not much more, I don't think. Today he only put up with a few spoonfuls before growing tired of it and refusing to open his mouth again.
2. Yes! I just did. Pretty thrilled about it.
3. Some reading is due. The speaker canceled, too, which means we'll be working in small groups. Groan. Some people know how I feel about working in groups: not entirely good.
4. Holy crap, so far six slices of toast, and considering it's only Tuesday, I'm doing fairly well, I think. Almost through the first jar of jam, too. Or jelly. I can never remember which is which.
5. Since #2 has been answered, and since I mentioned YA MS the Second on the phone with the receptive agent in question, I suppose I better get on that in full. That will be my Thursday evening, I expect.
6. Today it has a little. So yay for that!

In other news, I am now in my third week of obsession with Squeeze's "Vicky Verky." If there is a better, more positive, more optimistic song about abortion, I haven't heard it yet. (I bit that line very slightly from a very old friend, and I don't think he'll mind.) Anyway, I have been thinking about writing a novel based on that one song. That's how rich Glenn Tilbrook's characters often are. I'm sure the urge will pass.

Or maybe "Separate Beds." That's such a YA too. Not quite the oomph, though, that "VV" has.


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Kangaroo B said...

I think both songs could fit around the same two characters; so why choose one? In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to find that in Chris Difford's mind, it was the same two characters in both.

I really hope you write that book. I've imagined this story thousands of times in my head. You could really mine those guys for a lifetime of very good material.

On other topics, I envy Sam. I think I was 18 the first time I tasted avocado (it was in the form of guacamole, naturally). I really wish I could get those 18 avocado-free years back and do them over right--it's such a wast.

February 24, 2009 at 3:41 PM
Steve Brezenoff said...

Yeah, absolutely. In fact, you got Slap and Tickle, VV, Separate Beds . . . Up the Junction?? Kinda sad to think so, but it works if you let it.

Of course, once you get to Up the Junction, it's less YA and more John Updike, but that's a whole other thing.

And I know. I too am jealous. I don't even know the first time I had avocado, but it was very likely toward the end of the list of ingredients in Taco Bell's "guac."

February 24, 2009 at 3:46 PM