Archive for December, 2007

December 23, 2007

Writing with Tablet

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
— Oscar Wilde

Finally gave in the urge and bought Wacom Bamboo One.

I didn’t expect the transition from a mouse to a tablet to be easy.
But hadn’t thought it would be this hard either.

So, Dad, about the Winslow-Homer-style diary-doodling we were talking about?
You may have to wait for months.

Now I pat myself on the back for a job well done if I could draw the stick-figures to pose accurately.


December 4, 2007


Drinking a glass of ‘grog‘.
Whoever came up with the name?

Andrea fixed it for my cold.
She commented that I seemed to collect whatever symptoms there might be in the house.
And then some.
Luckily, this time it’s just your garden-variety illness, thankyouverymuch.

‘Grog’ Recipe
1/3 glass of rum
1 pack of vanilla sugar (which I reduced to a teaspoon)
hot water to fill the rest of the glass

Basically, it’s just an excuse to consume alcohol when ill.
Has a side benefit equivalent to a sleeping pill.
I’m following her advice of drinking it in bed.
Zzz Zzz …

*musing: if it’s pronouced ‘zed’, then the last stanza rhymes*