Friday, July 22, 2005

This Is Work? Sign Me Up!

While visiting my folks up in Green Bay, I found an older book on playwrighting. In the token "writing life" section, it mentioned some playwrights surround themselves with artifacts or totems related to their current work, or even dress up in the costume of their subjects _ to, y'know, immerse themselves in the subject.

I want you to know I always wear the business casual uniform of the poor schlub I'm portraying. It's almost like I work in an office. But, I assure you, I've just returned from a 9:15 trip to Jewel with some garbage bags and rice pudding. The laundry lies in piles at my feet as I sip my herbal tea. The cat is on my lap. This is the life I've always dreamed of...

A freelance parrot writer.

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