Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Insults, put-downs and curses

... from around the world. No doubt that book will find its way under many a Christmas tree.

I mentioned in a previous post that I begin my days by reading poems. That's not quite true. First, as I realized when I was over at Languagehat, I make quick visits to my favourite online haunts, one of which is GoodReports. Needless to say, I was delighted to see my name in the Readings at GoodReports this morning. What a boost! One of those poems will be included in my forthcoming collection and the other two are part of a new manuscript, a manuscript which has grown considerably over the past six months.

That reminds me. I should check the car for stray notes. On road trips I have a silly habit of writing lines that pop into my head on whatever paper is at hand rather than digging a notebook out of my bag. Sales slips, maps, business cards. I'll have to go through everything.

Here's a cartoon that really speaks to me. Mind you, in my case anything on the sign would do the trick. A stick man. A bird. Something shiny.


tracy said...

What you need is a magic marker, then you could simply write on the side window and you'd know where it is at all times, though H might get a little irritated when you run out of room, and move to the front windshield.

Brenda Schmidt said...

ha! I like the way you think...

H says thanks a lot.