Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Matrix vs. Tron and WTF this has to do with writing

It's so easy to erase some things. Yesterday, for instance, I accidentally deleted a blog post. I published the thing, went to edit it later when I noticed a typo and -- oops -- hit "delete" instead of "edit." And it was gone. Instantly. Like it never existed.

And then today. And this is going to be a bit gross so read on at your own peril. Today I got a mole removed. Two hours in my dermatologist's office and that fleshy chocolate chip that's been annoying me since I could wear a bra was excised from my back.

I wish it was that easy with my creative turmoil; that all the emotional baggage I'm holding onto over my work could get lopped off or deleted and be sent far away to some mole lab or the Matrix or wherever deleted blog posts go.... The Grid maybe? Hell, I don't know. Hey Keanu! Why don't you and that guy, that Tron actor guy, fight it out and get back to me?


What's that, Keanu? Thanks to me you'll never be able to eat a chocolate chip cookie ever again? Puh-leese. Aren't you The One or whatever? Shouldn't you be able to like BE a chocolate chip?


6 comments:

  1. OMG we are probably twins separated at birth. I think this for a bunch of reasons (the fact that I'm 7 years older than you is not one of the reasons) but today it's because I need that mole removed that's right where my bra rubs.

    Also, in addition to how losing entire posts is crazy-making, don't you hate that burning-in-the-face feeling you have in those minutes between the time you find the typo and the time you fix it? That happens to me all the time. Thanks for sharing. It's good to know you're a human writer.

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    1. I think we're twins, too! So, from one twin to another, you should get that sucker removed, sister. It's very freeing! And I absolutely know all about that feeling that takes over re: typos. Let's call it "The Space Between" but not tell Dave Matthews. He's been known to drop sewage on people.

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  2. So THAT'S what you were doing over there! Great post.

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    1. I almost yelped out loud when I found that drawing online via your wifi. Every day Google Images reminds me that just when I think I've come up with a unique idea, some nerd has already beat me to it.

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  3. You're a great writer. The description of your mole is proof.

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    1. Aww! Thanks Julie! I'm hoping that mole wasn't the source of my writing skills, though. It's probably pretty expensive to get those things reattached.

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