It’s Been Awhile, Hasn’t It?

It was a good day, the day after our anniversary. Shortly after 1:00 pm Jen and I headed for Turner Farm mostly so we could walk around and take some photos, they were OK but nothing to post on Flickr. We stopped at Buffalo Wing & Rings, of all places, to have the gyros they’ve been advertising for years. We didn’t expect much but they turned out to be pretty good — we’ll go back. After lunch we stopped at Target, our local vegetable store and Kroger. When all our groceries were put away at home I did some stretching then went to the Little Miami Golf Center to practice for an hour. I like practice. It’s good for my game.

The Excel issue has taken an ugly turn. The last few columns, sorry I’m too tired to detail which they are, won’t parse correctly. This is the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. The spreadsheet runs perfectly in Excel 2000 on Windows XP but is total BS in Excel 2008 on OSX 10.9.2. My plan is to re-install Excel then start over. In the back of my mind I think running different script variations have confused the application so starting fresh will take care of the problems — I hope!  (Update — March 16 at 1:50 pm:  I found my error and now the AppleScript saves me time by removing unwanted columns.  I am so happy.)

Even thought the date stamp for this post will be the 16th I still haven’t been to bed on the 15th, it’s 12:25 am. So when I say today, I’m talking about yesterday. Yes, I’m confused too.

I finally realized my blog is never going to grow unless I use outside sources to generate ideas. This occurred to me while reading Daring Fireball, a well-written blog that comments on what others have written. There’s no reason for me not to do the same thing. I can make original commentary a goal, but I don’t always have to use my imagination.

I’ve recently begun bookmarking blogs of actual “writers” with the intent of gaining some perspective on — of all things — writing! Who-duh thunk? One of the interesting things I read tonight was an essay by Jessica Gross (Paris Review – Why a Long Train Ride Is Perfect for Writers) describing the time she wrote the article while on a train from New York to Chicago. Her story makes me wonder whether I would be more prolific if I had the opportunity to type while in motion. I don’t know.