A Coffee and Some Further Observations Friday
Words are a bit more precious to me than they usually are at the moment, due in no small part to NaNoWriMo. It's just the way things have been for the past several Novembers. As such, I'm going to jump into some observations I've had this week:
- It a bit of an odd experience to be in the same room as people when they are reading your second-ever published piece of writing. Not that I don't want people to read the words I try to prettily string together -- I'm just generally not in the room with them when they're reading them.
- There are people who can make enough of a negative impression in the handful of interactions you have had with them that, years later, you still recognize them and remember their names when you do see them again (even from a blessed distance).
- Having your responsibilities at work decrease due to (in the simplist of terms) other people not being able to work together is very disconcerting.
- In relation to the above, it's very settling to know this isn't throwing God for a loop as indications have been made that "something else" is in the works.
- This year is the 50th anniversary of the BBC television series Doctor Who. Now I know this show isn't everyone's cup of tea (ha!), but even if such is the case, I think you still have to admit the promotional piece they have for the special anniversary episode is a marvelously crafted piece of work: