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Cat Waxing

A Time Honored Tradition

Writer Elizabeth Bear waxes eloquently on cat-waxing on the Tor/Forge blog. Don't know if the first comment is real or mock umbrage, but well done by all.

Cat waxing is, of course, a nonsense term. Though I shudder at the possibilities vis-a-vis show cats, I can personally say that my special Sam, one of the shiniest cats ever, accomplishes his splendor with cat spit. However, that's immaterial.

The important thing is that writers -- like other mortal human beings -- cannot produce 24/7. In particular, you need prep time, and I'm referring to neither research nor turning on the computer and loading Microsoft Word. It can be summarized in Dr. Phil's Theory of Optimized Procrastination.

This post, for example, has been your example. (grin) While watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations classic show on Cleveland. (double-grin) Oh look -- it's time for lunch. (triple-word-score-grin)

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Tags: cat-waxing, humor, writing
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