WOW – I got that wrong…December 2, 2007
I first typed in a title, “Boy, Am I Wrong”, but there’s no ‘boy’ here in my head that I’m talking to, and then I remembered the ol’ advice to never criticize the child nor self with a label — only point out the BEHAVIOR.
You are NOT a dummy! You just did a DUMB thing…
What I got wrong was to connect in a comment the idea that Ernest Hemingway was the guy who penned,
“It was a dark and stormy night.”
Nope, it was Charles M Schulz of Peanuts fame who called attention to this great opening line to a story. And he was only borrowing from the true originator, novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton. All this I found by looking it up in Wikipedia…
Someone commented on one of my posts that my resignation letter, version 1, was ‘Hemingway-esque’. Short, brief, concise, to-the-point. Why?! I’m curious, would I jump to dark-and-stormy-nights from that?
Just a dis-connect of some sort. Yes, I’ll blame it on that. But I really did want to create a post with the dark and stormy night theme!
But, then I ramble on and lose the threads, jump the train tracks to other thoughts…
like BEER. Dark and Stormy! Which only drives me to open another window so I can find a picture of such concoction – photos keep the story interesting, right? but I found this instead… fun!
Until I got this:
(I attempted to move the pic from the beginning of this post to this spot but IT WON’T LET ME!! Now I’m upset with wordpress and this silly editor that I can never put my pics where I want them in my text and I wonder how other people do it or is it the template I am using!?!?!??!??!?!??! ARRggggGHHhh!)
See what happens when I freestyle a post?
With me in this mood I’m in right now, it will be DARK and stormy around here. My spouse better watch out…
“ARE YOU ON THE DAMN COMPUTER AGAIN?!??!?!”
I give up. See you tomorrow.