February 27, 2014
6:20am— Dog whining before alarm goes off, and it’s my day off too. Bastard.
7:45— Bagel, coffee, read “Saigon Kiss” online at Brevity to get in writing mode.
8:30— Worked on my memoir and got the idea to try my own “culture diary,” an idea I’m basically stealing from The Paris Review. I don’t have an express goal with this “project.” I’m looking at this as a creative exercise right now, so we’ll see.
9:45— Walked the dog to the park and listened to Radio Lab’s “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” episode.
11:30— Getting hungry an am easily distracted from writing. I start doing half-assed yoga poses in the kitchen.
12:51pm— Lunch and two Crash Course videos: “Alexander the Great" and "Silk Road." John Green eloquently rants about Kim Kardashian and ties our fixation with celebrities into this need we have to be remembered, to be great. *swoon*
2:45— Finally settled on new tumblr theme for this very project. Time to start submitting essays.
4:45— Essays submitted to five publications! I’m comin’ at you, River Teeth. Time to walk the dog again and start dinner. Made myself a cocktail- a vodka gimlet topped with ginger beer instead of club soda. It’s not great.
6:10— Chili simmering; started re-reading an essay by Sarah Blackman called “This Girl is a Fiction” before Chris comes home. Am excited that “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” are back on tonight (later ‘lympcs).
9:00— Quick walk with the dog to “The Patch,” which is basically ten feet of dead grass speckled with frozen dog turds behind our building.
10:15— Showered and finished reading Blackman’s essay before bed. Making it a goal for next month to visit the Art Institute. Good night.