Monday, December 8, 2008

Time Enough at Last

There is an old Twilight Zone episode titled Time Enough at Last. The episode stars Burgess Meredith as a bookworm who wishes to be left alone so he can read. He becomes the apparent sole survivor of Armageddon and is delighted that he'll finally have time to read... only to beak his spectacles and render himself pretty much blind.

This past weekend Kristy and Kyra went to visit relatives in Rochester, leaving me with much needed time to work on writing projects. I was like Burgess Meredith clamoring for some alone time. The only problem was, once they left I was totally unable to focus. I managed to get some research done on various Dutch families of Tarrytown, NY and started into a much needed revision of the Dark Destination's article on Washington Irving's Sunnyside Estate. That was to be one of a few different writing projects I intended to complete when I had "time enough at last" over the weekend.

However, my brains turned to yogurt and I found myself in a marathon viewing of episodes of The Big Bang Theory. I only discovered the show last week. It's brilliant. I'm completely addicted. I kept making return attempts to write more and kept giving up frustration after limited bouts of progress. I didn't even complete the one writing project. Sigh.

I guess I just needed veg time. Unlike poor Burgess' smashed spectacles, this is just a temporary setback.


thebonebreaker said...

The Big Bang Theory Rocks, as does Time Enough at Last (one of my all-time favorite Twilight Zone episodes!)

Here's to hoping your brain gets back on track :-)

avm0525 said...

What's that old saying? You better be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

I usually enjoy the first 24 hrs of alone tome, then I'm at a loss.