I'm a little tired and I really just want to go to bed, and I should be writing tomorrow's (today's) post, but what am I doing? Playing solitaire instead.
I blame Ken Levine, whose sitcom writing seminar I attended in late October. He recommended playing free cell, a somewhat complicated solitaire game that I had never heard of. In order to win the game you have to think ahead several moves, just like when you're writing a sitcom. So I started to play. And I liked it.
But because I don't often have a long attention span, I started exploring the other links at the bottom of the free cell page. Yatzhee, spades, crazy eights. They were all good, but spider solitaire is what I love at the moment.
It's complicated, has just enough rules and an undo button. Perfect for me! So anytime I say that I'm writing my blog, but my honey hears the click, click of the mousepad instead of the tippety-type of the keyboard? He knows that I'm playing solitaire and avoiding writing this blog.
Sometimes I keep playing late into the night until I finally win a game. It's good I can admit I have a problem. Now I just have to work on solving it.