A favorite blogger writes: "What has happened to all the women who are done with child-rearing? Young voices permeate the blogosphere." What do sixty-something women do with their lives, especially if they do not have full-time jobs? We're here to find that out.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I never stop trying to "save time" by attempting to do two or more things at once. Most of the time it just doesn't work. I used to play bridge on line, and I found I couldn't even listen to music at the same time; it interfered with my concentration. I'm pretty sure it's a right brain/left brain thing.
I nearly always have a book with me when I'm alone at a restaurant or cafe or diner or whatever. But once the food comes it's pretty hard to eat and read at the same time; there are physical limitations, for one thing. But these new Playaway devices (see post of a few days ago) are a perfect solution to this. Here I am about to dig into an unneeded dessert. Can you tell I'm also "reading a book"?
After lunch I went to a poetry reading. I found that it was perfectly possible to sketch my fellow listeners (as well as the poets themselves) without losing track of what was being said or read. I suppose I've always known that. (The poets: Rosanna Warren, Karl Kirchwey, and Robert Hahn. Excellent in every way.)
The next REAL test will be: Can I listen to an audio book while drawing or painting in the "studio" (new name for "basement")? I'm hopeful that the answer will be YES.