Tuesday, March 21, 2017

the day that was #sol17 21/31

Maybe a title will come to me as I go along. For today's topic, I'm going with "what I did today" more or less in list mode. Here goes, more or less straight from 750Words rambling because,

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7:30 am -- 10:30 am -- probably up not long after 7 am, news or as much of it as I can stand. I need a day off from news, except that coming back to what happened in just a day away is a shock to the system.

I'm not going to the Linking Yuma County meeting at 9:00 am. It's not a bad walk but too tiring for so early in a long, too full week -- just not ready to roll this early in the day. Going by persistent early morning typos, weather change, aches and congestion, it's a day to stay in. On a more positive note, I finally remembered a last name that will help me find a lost email address.

What else do I want to do today (and can I turn it into a post)? Before currently? Pre-currently? Freewrite, let stream of consciousness take over....organizing OneTab information jumble, not just the multiple steps of filing and processing that barely keeps me even. The process reminds me of Vance Steven's description of managing online information flow as "navigating chaos intuitively." That in turn reminds me of the Spacing Guild Navigators in Dune.

10:45 am -- already passed 750 words mark. Decent material for a post. Maybe. Unless a late night brain fart takes over. Or is it time for a places post? And get back to digital inventory another time. I could place-ify the inventory with a timeline that locates meat space place markers along the digital trail -- UL Lafayette, UC Davis, EFI Study.com, UNM Valencia, Mountainair NM, and finally here.

1:00 pm thinking nap. better put on the eye shield. I've got OneTab collections to save but that can wait. Check gmail very briefly.

5:00 pm -- up from nap (maybe around 4:30--4:45 pm), took 2nd of 3 Ilevro drops. Still a long nap. Phone rang for long time, twice. Wearing the shield made a big difference -- hope I did not do any damage napping without it Sunday. My vision is still blurry in the right although when I use both it sure is letting in a lot more light. After the drops I made a cup of green tea, did dishes. Logged in with the one-eyed glasses and am now working two eyed with another pair. The floater comes and goes. I can feel the right eye is working harder -- out of shape or more strained by stronger lenses. The next step is two eyed with weaker glasses.

6:45 pm -- setting up tonight's post, eating sweet and sour pork, the last of Pilar's post op largess. After eating, I walked a part round -- would have done the full perimeter but it was getting chilly, may take a night round after posting. I say that but rarely do.

8:00 - 9:00 pm -- watching Bones, final episodes of the series. This one seems disjointed. Out of sequence scenes for effect don't help. Reading and commenting on slices while I watch.

My comment on Logonaut's 21/31 post:
"Fond memories of camels from Egypt. My mother was quite taken with them, especially the big whites of the "camelry" ~ her camel obsession generated more than a few good camel stories. I'm picking up more memories than usual in the posts I've been reading today."
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The camel diaries | Egypt Independent
I revisited the alphabet game in another, New Iberia, Louisiana in yet another. Where do you think the ideas for list form and "what I did today" topic came from?

Before starting, I wanted to read a few more posts. Like hunting images, it's only partially a procrastination ploy. Inadvertently, I opened the March 20 classroom slicer post instead of ours and (in a different meme than I used) saw this Margaret Atwood quote, "If I waited for perfection, I would never write another word."

Serendipity and not unlike casting runes (another alphabet game, in a manner of speaking). Like a snake biting its tail, let's do it...

Embrace your inner owlslice!
2017 is the tenth year aka #sol17 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) hosted by Two Writing Teachers (TWT). Slicers write and post a "slice of life" story before the 11:59 ET deadline every day during the long month of March. The rest of the year, "slicers" write and post  Tuesday slices. In between (and during) challenges, TWT regularly posts articles on writing and teaching.


  1. You and me at the tag end of our posting time allowance. That is a perfect quote to inspire - or at least justify - my writing!

  2. Way to push through! (Also, camels!)

  3. Laughed at the "disjointed" word in reference to "bones". :)