Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mitch

October 23, 2016

My hotel bathroom has a glass sink. For those moments when you’re thinking, “I want to brush my teeth but I don’t want to stop looking at my feet.”

Mitch

October 23, 2016

Today’s creative writing: 188 words, 21,018 words total, on “The Reluctant Magician.”

That’s enough for today. I’m worn out.

Mitch

October 23, 2016

Saturday’s creative writing: 518 words, 20,824 total an “The Reluctant Magician.” Completed on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. 2,743 miles from Barcelona en route from New York.

Mitch

October 22, 2016

I packed my toothbrush in an inaccessible spot. I’ll be sucking bits of Cobb salad from my teeth for the next 3,318 miles.

Mitch

October 22, 2016

I was hoping to keep from getting food stains on this shirt at least until I reached international airspace. That’s another dream shattered.

Mitch

October 22, 2016

Panicky moment when I got to the airport and mistakenly thought I’d forgotten my wallet at home. Usually that kind of panic doesn’t kick in until I’ve been on the road 36 hours. I’m ahead of schedule!

Mitch

October 22, 2016

If I’m reading the Verizon website correctly I’ll be able to use my iPhone normally in Barcelona with insignificant additional cost. If I’m reading the website wrong we’ll be homeless after Verizon takes all our money.

Mitch

October 22, 2016

You can take the new iPhone into the shower, but please don’t

Damon Beres, Mashable:

I tried it and can confirm that the phone will withstand a continued stream of water. You can film footage, type a caption and upload something to Instagram while loofahing your back. I did this, felt immediately, deeply ashamed, and am now imploring you not to follow in my footsteps.

Please.

I’m going to go ahead and say that this could be the downfall of humanity and that any thinking person has a moral obligation to keep the device far, far away from the domain of the rinse-and-repeat. (And not just because it’s kind of weird to respond to work email while you’re naked and exfoliating.)

Mitch

October 21, 2016

I have definitely overdone it buying and packing USB power bricks for my trip. On the other hand, if they need help powering the plane, I can absolutely do that.

Mitch

October 21, 2016

I’ve reached the stage in packing where I’m just throwing random crap into my suitcase and briefcase. Weed whacker? Cheese grater? Toilet plunger? Yeah, I’ll need those. Better pack them.

Mitch

October 21, 2016

Today’s creative writing: 503 words, 20,306 words total, on “The Reluctant Magician.”

Over 20,000 words. A milestone! Woo-hoo!

Yesterday: 385 words, 19,801 total.

Not surprisingly, things go easier if I don’t wait until after dinner to do creative writing.