Sunday, July 27, 2008
Getting It Done
I'm trying to get something done by Labor Day. It's a piece of work and I hate to be coy, but I'm not going to say what it is because if I do, it will disappear. I know that and you know that and you know and I know that by "that" I mean the logic of the falling sky, because that's the logic I'm living under. So I'm not going to say what the piece of work is, I'm only going to say that getting it done by Labor Day means I'm on a very aggressive work schedule. Am I the only one who's noticed that Labor Day is very early this year? It's actually on September first. Usually, I think only the Jewish High Holidays can be early or late and never on time, but I believe Labor Day was pretty late last year, maybe the eighth or something. For the record, I think Labor Day should fall on the third or fourth of the month. That would be on time. That would make me much less panicky about saying, "I want to be done by Labor Day." The panic set in this weekend, by the way. Before that, it just all seemed far away, but this week, everything starts. I have to go to Providence overnight for a book event where I'm going to talk about The Skinny and on Saturday we leave for vacation -- we'll be away for two weeks -- and then we'll come back and we'll blink a few times in the shiny hot August New York City air and then it will be September first. Please. Wish me luck.