Oct 30

For a long time now I have been feeling about as creative as the average tree stump. I know that’s rather a bald way of putting it, but given the low level of my creative and expressive urges right now I think I’m lucky that I’m able to get even that out.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to present myself as some kind of creative genius at all other times…I’m just used to feeling a little more switched on than I do right now. I sit down to write something, and it just comes out flat. I try to work on a new site design, or a new image, or any kind of project and my heart just isn’t in it.

The worrying thing is, I don’t know how to get back what little creative mojo I might ever have possessed. I still have ideas, I just seem to fall down all the time when it comes to the execution, and it’s way past irritating now. It’s really getting tired…and I hate even more that this has turned into a blog post in which I whine about not being able to write for my blog.

There’s a Heinlein quote that just leapt into my mind, one from (if my memory serves me) Starship Troopers – “Soldier, shut up and soldier!”. Maybe I should adapt it for my own uses. Blogger, shut up and blog!

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Oct 18

On the way to work today I got stuck behind a guy driving a fancy sports car and after ten minutes of the slowest, most frustrating driving I have ever had the misfortune to have inflicted upon me, I had to wonder: why invest so much money in a sports car that looks as if it’s designed to achieve escape velocity if you’re going to be so scared driving it, you act as if it’s made of porcelain?

Yeah yeah, I know, guy gets frustrated on drive to work, film at eleven. I just don’t get it, that’ s all I’m saying. I mean, this thing looked like a fucking starfighter from Star Wars and there it was, pootling around town in danger of being overtaken by pensioners on zimmer frames. I don’t think people should drive like maniacs by any means, but anywhere near the speed limit would be just fine, thank you…