Listening to an audiobook and writing for a bit

My office chair

Most of the websites I host have been updated to the new server now. Only one more needs to be updated. All the links to my main website are now different, but that was inevitable at this point in the migration process. Earlier today I spent a few minutes writing down just a bit of prose that reminded me what writing prose is all about. Maybe I needed to settle back into my daily writing routine. Maybe that is something that will not work out any time soon. One thing is happening and that is related to a bit of entertainment. Tonight I’m listening to an audiobook version of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on Google Play Books. That was enough to help me sit back and relax enough to write something. Part of the process of writing is really about the act of writing and therefore is more about the creative spark in action than the creative spark on its own. That might be enough to consider for the rest of the night, but it turns out more is about to be brought forward.

One thing that remains true is that this ASUS Chromebook Flip C101P is breaking down slowly as I keep writing. One of the things I’m curious about is when Google will start selling the next generation of the Pixelbook. That might very well be my next mobile personal computing device. I pretty much need something with a keyboard and a rather small screen. It turns out that I simply do not like to write on my ultrawide monitors. My preferences for writing seem to include using a notebook, netbook, laptop, or generally a mobile computing device with a legitimate keyboard. I tried to use a ton of different bluetooth keyboards and smartphones, but not of those combinations really worked based on my need to write for longer periods of time. Apparently, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about my next Chromebook.

Coffee Rediscovered

As the truth would have it that single morning cup of coffee stands out above the rest. That first cup of coffee stands almost as a monument to the splendid reality of the day. Maybe possibility and possibility alone brighten the entire day. Perhaps, it could be said without that first cup of coffee the outlook for the entire day becomes slightly dimmer if not less resolute.

Nescafe Instant Coffee

A cup of water entered the microwave at room temperature. Two teaspoons of instant coffee grounds now reside in the heated cup of water. Overall quality of the Nescafe instant coffee has increased significantly over the years. For those people who simply do not have the time to wait for the coffee maker to produce viable results instant coffee provides a viable alternative.

Microwave Coffee

In the first part of 2010, the coffee moratorium ended; one cup of Starbucks instant Columbian brew just enjoyed some time in the microwave. After giving up coffee in principle since 2006, I can safely say the nature of the experience has not changed.

Thinking About Movies

Maybe a free trial from Netflix would be entertaining. The current configuration of mobile internet provides access to information without providing access to online streaming video. Maybe an interest in barbeque sauces could translate into a movie selection preference. After all some movies have to exist that are about the fine art of barbeque style food preparation.

Early morning writing does not tend to yield any publishable results. Maybe the art of writing take a few minutes to build toward an actionable conclusion. For some an early morning cup of coffee can become as standard as any routine. At some level, the habit of writing can overtake even the need for a cup of coffee. The habit of writing can even overwhelm the highest quality of coffee cup.