Monday, July 29, 2013

Why You Should Not jot at 12:01 AM in Bed with an Indelible Pen...

Brainstorm for a scene.

If I don't jot it gets lost.

It's very late and I'm sleepy.

--BUT!!! I have a notebook and a pen.

Voila'!

(You should have seen my hands the next day.   'Indelible' is the c0rrect word.)

11 comments:

  1. HA! Maybe next time, you'd better get out of the bed...

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    1. First I have to wake up. And rinse the indelible ink from my palm and frantically check to see that the (rather expensive) down blankets aren't stained. (And stop laughing at myself...)

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  2. Well, at least you got down something! Great idea though. Reminds me I need to put a notebook by my bed--with a pen that works (actually, I have better luck with pencils).

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    1. Pencils are altogether more benign than indelible-ink-pens. Unless, that is, you manage to jam a newly sharpened one into some portion or other of your anatomy. It leaves a mark that is as indelible as a tattoo (not that I have a tattoo, but I do have a pencil mark on my heel that will serve to ID me if I ever wind up wandering along the street with amnesia. I only hope that I run into someone who has read this response and can say 'I know that woman! She has a tattoo mark on her heel from a pencil!)

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  3. That looks an awful lot like my notes from an 8 am class. They start out legible and nice, but disintegrate into squiggly lines at the end as I nodded off. Glad you got the idea down though!

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    1. I remember a calculus teacher (first thing in the morning, no less!) who would wait till a student nodded off and then yell HEY!!! You do realize that your squiggly notes will be worth something in future years, don't you?

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  4. Silly me. I get up and turn the computer back on...save everything in draft. Ooohhh, you should see what I end up with sometimes. Fun post! Really enjoyed this one:)

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  5. Brilliant! I have my phone by my bed and have left myself memos on it. There are a lot of typos but I think I can just about get the gist of what I meant ...

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    1. Now THAT's a great idea! No squiggles on a phone memo, just finger-fumbles, which are easier to figure out (sort of) though not as amusing. That's it. I'm keeping my phone by my bed! ;)

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  6. So awesome! Thanks for posting this. I have done this many a time! It's always hilarious to wake up and see what it looks like in the morning.

    I'm passing on an award to you: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. I chose to pass it on to the last 14 people who commented on my blog :)

    B.

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