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Things that irk you......

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    It was ever thus, CDB. Don't take it to heart. Keep submitting.

    Do you know an editor at the NYer? Or did you send it in over the transom?
  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm pretty much impervious to rejection at this point. Been piling them up for years. I was just whining about the timing :)

    No, I don't know a specific editor there now. I just send it in over the transom.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Good luck.
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  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    NFL threads with incorrect information.
  5. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    What is the short story about in one to two sentences. That's all I'm asking.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    He’s going to write another one about you if you keep asking.
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Hmm, not sure I’ve ever tried to or wanted to summarize a short story in a sentence or two. I’m not trying to be difficult, but in trying to answer your ask I found it was fruitless.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Message boards.

    Social media.

    On a break.
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  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Good thinking. See you in January
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  10. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    I'd happily welcome it.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Working from home.

    Years back, when I was a stay-at-home dad and working as a freelancer, I got used to wearing sweatpants all day, eating snacks, and watching ESPN. Then I got a full-time job and rarely if ever worked from home; and on the days I did -- usually because of a snowstorm -- it always seemed like the kind of shit I could easily handle if I were ass-in-seat at work would drive me nuts. It's a feeling, an almost guilt-ridden feeling, that I'm getting away with something, and so I have to focus harder, make it seem like I'm actually working as hard as I would be if I were at my desk (and not tempted to rent "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" on Amazon Prime).

    Today my daughter had a two-hour delay because of snow, which means her school day begins at 10:45 a.m. If I dropped her off and then got a train, I wouldn't get to work till after 12. So I asked my boss yesterday -- in anticipation of this storm -- if I could work from home if there were a delayed opening or a cancellation. He said absolutely. He didn't jab me with a "Sure, just make sure it doesn't interfere with your work" or any of that shit; he treated me like an adult.

    And yet I can't shake this feeling that I'm playing hookey, even though I'm not. In fact, I've been working steady for almost three hours.

    I could never go back to working from home.
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  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Commercials at Cinemark in middle of previews!
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