Let the free writing exercise begin. I did this yesterday in a different location and went on a bit longer than I had anticipated. How I even typed five paragraphs before the blink of an eye caught me by surprise. There have been many great things going on in my life as far as parenthood is concerned. Baby Anna is right about nine pounds now and gets more interactive by the day. I’ve got a separate blog dedicated entirely to baby stuff so I have a place where I can spill my emotions as a father. I highly doubt you want to read about how I weap when I talk to her about her future. That’s the kind of stuff for my other site.
[later inserted carriage return] Oh, in the true essence of a free write I will not be adding carriage returns until I’m finished with this entry.
[later inserted carriage return] Next! My right foot hurts like a mofo, but I won’t show any pictures of my foot as I have been known to do. I think the injury happened a couple weeks ago during a soccer match. When a foot is injured though, there’s not a whole lot that can be done. You have to let it heal which means I will take Wednesday night’s game off. You know those nursing stools nursing moms use? I want one for under my work desk so I can give my feet a proper home at work. Ergonomics my ass.
[later inserted carriage return] I have exactly three weeks to come up with a costume for Halloween. Last year’s blogger costume didn’t really go over so well. I guess that’s to be expected since it wasn’t all that straight forward why I had a bunch of webbing all over me while sporting lumberjack clothing. You can lead a horse to water as they say. If I only brought my real chainsaw to work, it would have made much more sense. When it comes to Halloween, and life in general, it’s all about the props. I haven’t a clue how to dress up, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons: candy, disguise, candy, orange beer, candy, and discomfort in a costume.
Damn, damn, damn… I broke form there in the last sentence. Ugh, I was never all that good at doing these free write exercises as a kid. I ended up writing about sports (real & fake) the entire time. Sometimes I would drop in a weather report. Grade school was good for something I tell you. It wasn’t just about recess and "going" with the girls. It was about kicking ass in spelling bees and chilling during Read Ins. Do they still have Read Ins? A Read In was an entire day of school devoted to reading. You’d push all the desks aside, unroll your sleeping bag, and read the book(s) of your choice. Sure many of us kids might have fallen asleep, but it was a tremendous exercise because reading really is supposed to be fun isn’t it?
Alright folks, the free write test is over. I was able to stay on point for about ten minutes. Don’t let what’s above this paragraph (or below it) define who I am as a person. One blog entry can’t be used as a gauge can it? Now I will go back through what’s above and make it a tad bit more reader friendly, inserting paragraphs and a nifty photo.