February 6, 2013

Personalize It

Last week no books.  This week books.

It was wonderful to see old friends yesterday at the newly restarted writing workshop.   I got to read second, and the reception my book review received was enthusiastically negative.  To top it all off, I brought eight copies when I needed to bring twenty.  All in all it was an eye opening morning that left me feeling that I was in the right place.

My review of the very bland book put them to sleep, they told me.  Bottom line stuff, pedantic.  Not at all lively.  Don’t just tell us that the book droned on endlessly in your conclusion, but tell us all the way through the review and tell us why.  Personalize your remarks. 

Boy, that’s hard to do.  Next I get to personalize the essay on the submarine pens.  If I think personalizing a book review on 13 thousand vanished books is hard, now I get to do it for cement.  Yes, I’m laughing.

So I came home and practiced personalizing things.  Then I got to punt….that was dinner.  The geezer told me dinner was good, but it was a make something out of nothing meal.  We will go grocery shopping after the WW meeting tonight.  Gas up Grumpy too.  His exhaust is smelling appalling again, so we have a nice toxic additive to pour in before gassing him up.  Costco has the cheapest gas, the experts say.  $4.59 a gallon in City Heights the TV tells us. 

Later today, I really need to write GM and call them on their ad’s that say they’ll keep their cars and trucks running forever.  Last week, it was a part they no longer make.  This week, I get to patch the seat.  Next week will be another adventure in GM maintenance.  Maybe I need to personalize that too.

  • Keeping those on the east coast in my thoughts.
  • Himself:  Eased into his first two days on the new job.  One trainee is doing well, the other isn’t.
  • Herself:  I really like books days.  Facebook pictures too.
  • Reading:  I bio on Fred Astaire.
  • Balance:  Eating out will be a treat.


    1. Your writing class sounds wonderful Wish I had time to do that again. Dianne

    2. Oh! A writing class! How wonderful!

    3. I am enthusiastically positive about your personalized review of the writing class. Am anticipating updates.

    4. Wow!!! What a great class!!! I envy you!!!


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