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Incidentally, this describes in detail how I prepare for my writing sessions...

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threeoutside
May. 13th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Well it's a HUGE relief to know that you have your hair in place, your lipstick carefully applied, and the seam up the back of your nylons straight before you sit down to write, Jakob!
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
It's incredible what fear of the unexpected visitor will make you do :-)
musingaloud
May. 13th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Sound advice. Except the part about having one's hair in order, with powder and lipstick put on just cracks me up. Cause, you know, I do that every time I sit down to sew or write. yep. Wouldn't want the hubby to catch me looking ugly or anything like that. Nope. Why, he might divorce me and then I'd be all alone!!!! hehehe.... man, we *have* come a long way, Baby! And I just happen to be old enough to remember this kind of stuff, and watch my mother have to model that type of behavior, besides. Luckily for me she always turned around and bitched about it to me, which pushed me to declare never doing that myself!
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Good on you (and your mother)! There are more than enough 'you must dress and behave like this'-rules in the world to turn a sane person mad. And semi-sane persons like writers into ordinary mad people :-)
dr_phil_physics
May. 13th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely no problem with writing while knowing there are dirty dishes in the sink. And I NEVER wear lipstick.

Dr. Phil
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, I'm sure they're just guidelines. To be honest, I usually skip the French chalk myself, or vacuuming the keyboard would turn into an urgent housekeeping chore :-)
dandyfunk
May. 13th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
I used to work for Singer building guidance systems for the Trident missile, and we never worried about stuff like that.
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Lol! Are you sure you were true patriots ;-)
jongibbs
May. 14th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
Just so long as the dress matches your shoes :)
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Fortunately I mostly wear wooden clogs. They match every one of my dresses.
kara_gnome
May. 14th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
hey, it's nice to know some of us have standards, hehehehe.

I'm in the group with Pam, and my mom feeling ridiculous, dressing up like this--tv was new, I wonder if they...well, it's a joke, I know, but it really affected people at the time :).
jakobdrud
May. 14th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I laughed when I saw Singer's advice, but as you and Pam reminded me, that copy was formulated to strike a tune with the housewifes of America at that time, and as such represents a trace of a culture that's all but alien to me (I'm in my thirties).

It also makes me wonder whether it was a man or a woman who wrote it. My bet: it was a man, working late most days, speculating why his wife was always so dressed up when he got home... (But, phew, she's only been sewing).
kara_gnome
May. 15th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
lol, too funny :)
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