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WriteRight
03-09-2005, 04:22 PM
Getting into the right (write) frame of mind to create on paper is one thing. But does it help to "dress for the occasion"? My old jeans and T-shirt do the job for me. And perhaps a quiet tinkle on the old acoustic helps as well. :Guitar:

How about you guys? ;)

Jonathon Michaels
03-09-2005, 04:38 PM
:scared:


Oh, thank goodness.

I thought you could see me there for a minute.

rich
03-09-2005, 05:35 PM
He sat,

A modern, figless Adam

Stiff fingers hovering above the keyboard

Two fleshy mounds of skin

Sunk in cold leather

Shoulders cowering from the drafty room

Toes carressing the warmth of the

Power strip beneath his desk.

He writes his first line,

"2) PLAN 'B'..."

WordSoup
03-09-2005, 06:17 PM
Two fleshy mounds of skin

Sunk in cold leather


hehe... at first, I thought that said "shrunk in cold weather" ;)

maestrowork
03-09-2005, 07:47 PM
Nobody would want to sit on my chair for a very specific reason!

Dawno
03-09-2005, 08:19 PM
I think this goes to the point that it's important to have a place to write where one can be comfortable enough to sit and write for a good stretch of time. If your back and arms are gonna be aching then it will be hard to write for very long. Same goes for comfy clothes. Due to space restrictions where I live I'm currently set up at the dining room table and it's really sub-optimal. When my oldest finally moves out (he's nearly 20 so don't think I'm too cruel) his room becomes my office.:thankyou:

William Haskins
03-09-2005, 10:26 PM
gimp mask and penny-loafers.

SRHowen
03-10-2005, 12:54 AM
first thing that's gotta go when it's time to write--the over the shoulder boulder holder, then the shoes.

Shawn

Wandering Sensei
03-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Shoes go off as soon as I'm in the house. I do wear clothes when I write. Old, torn tee shirt and similarly old, torn shorts. The cats like to jump up on me and the tabby likes to crawl around--lap to shoulder, shoulder to shoulder, shoulder to arm. If they're going to stick their claws into something, I'd rather it be old cloth, rather than me.

Besides, I sit in a vinyl kitchen chair and if I'm not wearing clothes, I stick to it. A real office chair is on my list. Right after the new computer, digital camera, laptop, new vacuum, new sewing machine, new futon cover....

HConn
03-10-2005, 02:57 AM
I wear a leather hood when I write, because it confines my field of vision to the monitor. To keep myself from snacking or chatting with people, I wear one of those gags with the red ball that fits in your mouth. My black vinyl boots, pants and jacket keeps me warm during the winter months, except it doesn't cover my neck. I have a yellow feather boa for that.

Also, I write at Starbucks.

SRHowen
03-10-2005, 04:15 AM
I wear a leather hood when I write, because it confines my field of vision to the monitor. To keep myself from snacking or chatting with people, I wear one of those gags with the red ball that fits in your mouth. My black vinyl boots, pants and jacket keeps me warm during the winter months, except it doesn't cover my neck. I have a yellow feather boa for that.

Also, I write at Starbucks.


What a picture--FOMC,LMAO,SP (Falling Off My Chair, Laughing My A** Off, Sputtering Pepsi)

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :hooray: :hooray: I needed a good laugh.

Shawn

reph
03-10-2005, 05:50 AM
HConn, by any chance, is that outfit left over from some other activity besides writing?

Dawno
03-10-2005, 10:51 AM
I wear a leather hood when I write, because it confines my field of vision to the monitor. To keep myself from snacking or chatting with people, I wear one of those gags with the red ball that fits in your mouth. My black vinyl boots, pants and jacket keeps me warm during the winter months, except it doesn't cover my neck. I have a yellow feather boa for that.

Also, I write at Starbucks.


I think I've been to that Starbucks. Needless to say I swore off coffee forever.

Optimus
03-10-2005, 11:54 AM
I wear a little Asian poolboy named Fook Fook.

Anatole Ghio
03-10-2005, 03:19 PM
HAA!

I love this idea. I normally get cold hands and feet, so I have to dress in warm clothes while writing... however, first opportunity I get to try this out, especially if I get stuck and need a trick to try to free up my mind, I will try this.

Thanks for the idea!

- Anatole

rich
03-10-2005, 03:37 PM
Just have a Plan B ready.

WriteRight
03-10-2005, 04:29 PM
Also, I write at Starbucks.


We don't have Starbucks in South Africa, but I have heard all about them from my brother-in-law who lives in London and spends most Saturday mornings at the local franchise.

I will tell him to keep a lookout for the strange, hooded characters drinking coffee...:Coffee:

aspier
03-10-2005, 07:53 PM
No jean! Never! Red shoes! In Write's Promo there's an example ... eh mine!
Ugh gugh!

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8662


aspier

psst! shoe's are really at http://users.skynet.be/spier/redshoes.htm but this is my page but anyway, no jeans! Never!

aspier
03-10-2005, 07:59 PM
Hi Sharp!

I studied at Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Bunked somewhere in Green Point and know every town in the Karoo ... was born in Williston. Cool eh? Where you from?

You wear jeans when you write?


aspier

aka eraser
03-10-2005, 09:55 PM
HConn, that was a hoot.

I wear whatever I happen to find that morning. One weirdish addition lately is a fingerless glove on my right hand. I think it's probably because of my post-StupidHeartAttack meds but my hands, especially the right one, nearly always feel cold.

maestrowork
03-10-2005, 10:43 PM
I am naked right now.

Maryn
03-11-2005, 01:44 AM
I am naked right now.

We know.

Please, be very careful when you close the desk drawer.

Maryn

maestrowork
03-11-2005, 01:56 AM
We know.

Please, be very careful when you close the desk drawer.

Maryn

Why? I'm not surfing porn....

;)

Renee
03-11-2005, 06:26 AM
We know.

Please, be very careful when you close the desk drawer.

Maryn

:banana: Good one, Maryn! Ray writes naked, uh- wow!


And I typically can write in anything comfortable. Jeans and a t-shirt - or shorts.

Rainy Day Woman
03-11-2005, 12:38 PM
In sunny South Africa, what you wear depends on the weather... Summer means I wrap myself in a soft sarong (and only a sarong!) while winter sees me wrapped up in a nice, comfy duvet. The downside of that is that it's ever so tempting to migrate to the bed and have just a little snooze for quite a few hours!:sleepy:

aspier
03-11-2005, 12:53 PM
My g seems the whole of South Africa's here! Seen my post a couple of posts up? Cape Town and the South Wester or is it the South Easter blowing in from accross the koppies of Table Mountain bring the Black Mambazo rain? Funny I came here to post thinking of rain and wham there I see your name 'Rain Woman'! Jinx? Ok, a gossamer Sari ... but NO JEANS!!!!

Plus this 'por n' somebody mentioned. Ja, it a nice litarary word. Tnx for using it!
I was looking for it. For this sentence = "It's por n buckets and buckets of rain all across my screen! Its wet man, wet, when I write'!"

aspier

WriteRight
03-11-2005, 02:18 PM
Aspier... you remember all the old lingo! Howzit? Ja-well-no-fine.

Table Mountain is still here, the South Easter still blows the answers all over the Cape and the wine-route still beckons. Your handle (Aspier) reminds me of the esteemed wine estate, Spier, just outside Stellenbosch. But then you know that part of the Cape quite well?
I studied at Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Bunked somewhere in Green Point

And Williston is a long way from anywhere!

Good to find a couple of other souls from SA. Where are you now?

Rainy Day Woman
03-11-2005, 04:26 PM
[QUOTE=aspier]My g seems the whole of South Africa's here! Funny I came here to post thinking of rain and wham there I see your name 'Rain Woman'! Jinx? Ok, a gossamer Sari ... but NO JEANS!!!!


Hi aspier

Kinda ironic name, given the beautiful weather we're having in CT at the moment.;) A very good friend calls me that... Actually sitting in Stellenbosch right now looking out across the Helshoogte mountains and the vineyards.

I'm with you on the whole 'no jeans' thing - I'm into no restrictions. Sarongs work well. Soft and comfy and perfect to schlorf between the kettle and the PC...

I presume you're no longer in SA? Where you live now?

RDW

aspier
03-11-2005, 06:32 PM
WR - That restaurant ... when the put it up in way back then, they were looking for a name for it and I helped finding them a name. Their 'Spier's' however not my name. It refer's to 'muscle' etc. The name I suggested was 'Catharina'. I was language student then at Maties. Check my profile to see where I now live. Smile! Not is RSA though.

Rain Wom'ps - Helshoogte. I love that one more in winter ... the old oaktrees so naked and bare then. I am in Europe now. I was part of the Breytenbach brain drain in the mid 70ties (not that I had brains then or now but I too got up and whoosh! left like that. With a big boat too! 'El Tristino' = means sad in Italian)

But say, do you know the works of 'Herman Charles Bosman'? And N.P. van Wyk-Louw? Well I am a 'pupil' of them. Ever since I left, I worked to 'further the boundries' in literature they have set. That is ... translating and/or imbedding the syntaxis of the Afrikaans language into the English language. Like a 'bassilisk' slowly 'corrupting' the English idiom. What this means is that I have never 'pushed' Afrikaans over here but write Afrikaans 'in English'. I am not talking 'Capie' now. Rather did what Bosman did. You read my work in English and you know its Afrikaans you understand, typ of thing. Anyway blah blah. I didn't quite really succeeded.

Very nice to meet you both! Got any poetry? I'd love to browse. Mine's at my website (download the doc files):

http://users.skynet.be/spier/

Latest writings at http://users.skynet.be/spier/redshoes.htm
and http://users.skynet.be/spier/musewrite.htm

Send me some of your literary winners! OK?
Wink + Big smile!

aspier

Rainy Day Woman
03-14-2005, 01:11 AM
Not too familiar with Van Wyk Louw, although I know a bit of Bosman. What you tried to do, all sounds terribly complicated with syntaxes and all. If you're at all still interested in SA writing and what happens in the little dorp of Stellenbosch, you should check out www.litnet.co.za They've have quite a lively debate lately concerning Dan Roodt (old left-wing Afrikaner activist/writer) and his appearance at the Woordfees. Basically all the old liberals from the 70's and 80's having a go at one another... Entertaining nonetheless...

jdkiggins
03-14-2005, 03:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HConn
I wear a leather hood when I write, because it confines my field of vision to the monitor. To keep myself from snacking or chatting with people, I wear one of those gags with the red ball that fits in your mouth. My black vinyl boots, pants and jacket keeps me warm during the winter months, except it doesn't cover my neck. I have a yellow feather boa for that.

Also, I write at Starbucks.


OMG, ROFLMAO :Clap: I've got to stay out of these threads. I'm going for my:popcorn: again. I want to have my notepad handy so I can write about all the expressions on faces at that Starbucks. :D :thankyou: I needed a real belly laugh today.

Joanne

JennaGlatzer
03-14-2005, 02:11 PM
I'm with you, Tilda.

My regular writing uniform:

Sweatpants, t-shirt, sweatshirt. In winter (such as now): heated blanket on my lap, usually topped my Kira the Wondercat, who loves heat even more than I do. Socks, no shoes (HATE shoes).

On the desk: fruity tea, Pringles, moisturizer, calendar, floss.

jdkiggins
03-14-2005, 06:34 PM
My writing gear:

Sweatpants, turtleneck, sweatshirt, and when it's really cold, like now, a fleece hooded jacket, knee-hi socks and big comfy warm slippers. If I could wear gloves and still hit the right keys, I would.

Coffee, java, joe, pretzels and twizzlers beside a big note to remind me to eat something other than junk some time during the day. :D

Joanne

Vipersniper
03-15-2005, 07:46 AM
:idea: I write in whatever is comfortable or not in that writing does not necessaryily require clothes. As long as it is not a throng cutting into my crack or itches. I will write sometimes under the covers when an idea hits me.

Judy T. Lloyd The Country Cousin. I try to learn something new each day. By George Washington Carver.

aspier
03-15-2005, 09:10 PM
I'm with you, Tilda.

My regular writing uniform:

Sweatpants, t-shirt, sweatshirt. In winter (such as now): heated blanket on my lap, usually topped my Kira the Wondercat, who loves heat even more than I do. Socks, no shoes (HATE shoes).

On the desk: fruity tea, Pringles, moisturizer, calendar, floss.


Heated blanket, Jenna? We just put on central heating or rather the thermostat does it for us. (You don't sleep with a heated blanket, do you? That's terribly dangerous! Because with all that electricity in it ... what happens when you wee in your sleep? Oh my gosh, what a schocking experience that would be then for you!)

Re what I wear when I write ... I don't really write, I mostly copy and paste from old stuff, so wearing anything is no problem for me. And when i'm tired of my own fruitlessness I go to sleep! So there's also no problem there. Actually, come to think of it, I didn't even have had to post in this thread ... because of the cenral heating. Sorry! Unread what I have written.

as

SRHowen
03-15-2005, 10:32 PM
We have central heat, and AC but it seems to have forgotten my office---

I have a small space heater that I use and wear big thick socks. Cept in summer when I have the fan going in here and wear as little as I can---have to alwasy remember not to answer the door that way.

Shawn

arrowqueen
03-16-2005, 02:54 AM
I float around bare-foot, in a kaftan. Frightens the hell out of the postman!