Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Just Add Water
I have a few cookbooks in my house, as decoration of course, and my favorite one contains various writer's favorite recipes. The best one comes from Joyce Carol Oates about adding water to a can of Campbell's soup. It explains how she wrote so many books -- the woman can cut out the unimportant crap and get to it! I used to be able to cook a few things, but have forgotten everything important about it including all the ingredients. I have managed to remember an entire score of ways to waste time that I could be writing so I guess I'm not that ahead of the game. I have a very clean house when I'm writing; I make dentist's appointments. I convince myself that such things matter.
Recently saw an article about "healthy" cocktails, mixing perfectly good vodka with muddled cucumber and whatnot. People interviewed claimed that this provided a good dinner substitute, that they felt superior to regular drinkers. I suppose it's a little less rough on the system than Jack and Coke, but still. I wouldn't touch a muddled cucumber with a ten foot fork except to put on my eyes to get rid of the circles underneath them and what those are from, well, it's from staying up so late to write. Yeah, that's it! I'm a fiction writer, after all.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you. "Debra Winger
Drinking literary website suggestion: http://www.opiummagazine.com/
Benedictions and Maledictions