Daily Archives: November 9, 2010

Double Duty for Mr. Obligation

choreYesterday I had a visit from Mr. Entitled and Mr. Procrastination, remember? Later one of their half-brothers was snuck in to my kitchen – over the phone (amazing how wispy he is, using the Ether that way…)  by my wife – who incidentally happens to be in Finland this week. Mr. Chore Obligation. Yup, there he was. As soon as my wife had hung up, he materialized like a djinn out of thin air. Pointing an ethereal finger at the dirty dishes, the garbage bags and the vacuum-cleaner.

Thing is that I can’t deny him. He has a very valid point. Novel or no Novel, I still have to do the Household Chores (which I, like any other sane person, hate to do). Mr. Entitled and Mr. Procrastination sure isn’t going to do them, just as they have not walked the dog or made me any coffee. So, like it or not, I have to do a double duty for Mr. Chore Obligation to make up for the DAY I have to spend with household implements. i.e I have to make sure I write 3600+ words before midnight…

Bummer, I was actually beginning to enjoy myself, and the process of writing…

Good thing I am about half a day ahead of the ‘schedule’ – means I can be good with just 1½ dose of writing…

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Mr. Entitled and Mr. Procrastination

<—See those guys? They broke into my home while I slept, in broad daylight…

I am kind of hard to wake – I’ll be moving about, yes, but I will hardly be awake before at least one or two cups of coffee/tea – so imagine my surprise when I had downed my second cup and looked straight into the butt ugly mugs of the two shiny examples of Troll kind – Mr. Entitled and Mr. Procrastination. Sitting right across the kitchen table, peering at me from behind my laptop monitor. They had helped themselves to beverages from the fridge … the impudence of  Scratchy and Itchy! I swear they even brought their own flies, fleas and spiders.

What exactly did these two gentlemen want?

They very solemnly stated that they were there to help the hardworking author.

Quite simply they wanted me to ‘Take The Day Off!”, because as Mr.Entitled expressed it “I had been such a good boy and written 1800+ words on the 7th/8th”, and because, Mr. Procrastination added, “I don’t know where to go with the Story anyway…”and “I really need to do my own illustrations…”

Where is Animal Control when you need them?

Well, they almost had me. Almost. Neither of these guys passed Logics Class in school, that’s for sure. Having written a little over 200 words past the daily goal I still need to put in at least 1400 words in the coming 24 hours. That took care of Mr. Scratchy. Since I can’t draw to save my life, suggesting that I do my own illustrations is ludicrous, which I told Mr. Itchy. Oh, they are still around here somewhere, picking their noses and looking stupid.

I wish they’d walk the dog and make me coffee – that would be really helpful.

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