Does anyone else work in their car? More and more it seems I am. When Mary Rakow (The Memory Room) came on the show, she said she often wrote in her car and I thought, Hmmm. I wasn't sure what to think of it. Now I find myself doing just that. It's pod-like. Fewer distractions than the library. I still work at the library, at home, and elsewhere, but now the car is one more place that works for me.
Today, after I dropped Trav at school, I went to Tully's for a grande nonfat latte, extra foam ("How much extra foam? A lot or just a little?" said the naughty sounding barristo who made me feel San Francisco was right here in Newport Beach ... yay!) and then drove to UCI, parked in a radio station space, and worked up until it was time to go in and do the show.
Dennis McDougal (Five Easy Decades), on the show, said, Carry a pen and paper wherever you go. Always.
Because you forget. You think you'll remember that snippet of conversation but you never do. Not as you heard it.
As I sat working on "A Peeping Tom Comes to Call," two young women got in their car beside me. As they did they said something with a particular inflection, and I meant to memorize it exactly the way they said it, but I was caught up in my essay and I didn't write it down.
But that was before Dennis came on and reminded me of what I thought I knew.
The show will be podcast in the next week or so. If you have current technology, it'll be easy for you to listen.
So...does anyone else work in their car?