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09 Mar, 2007

Friday is shaping up

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I like to have projects, scratch that, I need to have projects that tap into my fun vein. If I don’t have a project I suffer grumpily with an empty and gnawing feeling that doesn’t go away no matter what I try to fill it with.

I especially like a project that has a distinct flavour…  and a beginning, middle and an end. Like a hard caramel candy, I like to hold it in my mouth, mulling it over, pushing it around with my tongue and holding it in my teeth, biting down, but never quite breaking it. I enjoy every second of its existence. I do this until it’s reduced to a sliver of its former sweetness… and then suddenly it disappears and there’s nothing left. I don’t miss it when it’s gone. I just enjoy the memory and am glad to have consumed it. Or maybe it’s consumed me instead?

Anyway, yes, I’m sketching out a project for myself and for as yet unknown participants. I have a name for the project already. It will be called the Honesty Project, and it will tap into a few things I’m really interested in: community,  randomness … it is a small social study. And there would (of course!) be a web component. Sorry to be so vague. I will post more details when I get it all sorted out.

It sounds silly, but this very second I am so happy I want to cry. No reason, really. But this is my favourite kind of day.

Today is writing day. I am going to finish this coffee, take a shower, take my storyboard and continue with the draft of that script I’m working on. I love love love this project. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be working on this kind of thing. *

I will be meeting my DH for sushi lunch. It is the last day before March Break. And you know what, I feel pretty good about that, even though some people have their kids scheduled to the hilt and I don’t. Bah. I don’t care.

* Confession: I am normally a pen and paper kind of gal, you know that about me, right? But guess what: I am secretly wishing I had a laptop**. (Me, who doesn’t even own a cellphone!) My current desk/computer set up isn’t good for spreading out. And this is a spread out kind of project. I work best this way. Oh well.

** A note to my mother: No, that 386 hand-me-down in the basement won’t do it for me.

So here’s to a happy Friday. I hope everyone’s is just as good. Show and Tell is returning on Monday. I hope you will join me!


2 Responses to "Friday is shaping up"

1 | Porter

March 9th, 2007 at 10:39 am

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What a feel good kind of post, it actually made ME feel good to read it. I feel pretty happy today too, the sun is shining and it’s Friday…I don’t have anything especially “special” going on but I feel content which is a really good thing.

2 | BeachMama

March 9th, 2007 at 4:17 pm

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That was a Happy Friday post. If you can do it, go for a laptop. I love, love, love mine and wouldn’t want to trade it for the world. It is just so much more handy to have than our desktop. I seriously would be lost without mine :).

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