Monday, February 04, 2008

Sol Stein and the Super Bowl

There was a lot of tossing and turning in bed last night with the thoughts of tackling that Everest of a manuscript. But this morning brought sunshine and some perspective.

So far I've read and made notes on four chapters of Sol Stein's Solutions for Writers - only another twenty-nine to go! I've given myself three days to read it so the goal is eleven chapters a day. So far it has calmed my nerves a little and inspired some concrete ideas to improve the first story.

I was late to bed last night because I was watching the Super Bowl on BBC. Until two years ago American Football was incomprehensible to me but two long visits to the States was a revelation. Mainly because when every bar you visit has American Football on several tvs, seemingly on a loop, it's a case of "if you can't beat em, join em". I found perfect strangers were delighted to explain the game to me and showed great patience when answering my most basic questions (like "what line does the guy have to cross now?" when the tv station has helpfully highlighted it in day-glo yellow).

Last night's game was enjoyable but as the second quarter drew closer and closer to one o'clock in the morning my eyes were not as sharp as they should have been and I couldn't follow the ball (important when watching these kinds of sports I find) so I trecked off to bed. Not really a fan of Tom Petty after I overdosed on his greatest hits several years ago (the less said about that the better) but I did miss the references to the famous Super Bowl ads. If you missed them too, click here.


Alix said...

The super bowl was fun but I think you understand more than me! The coke advert was the best -LOL!
Good luck with the editing sounds like your making a good start.

JJ said...

Not going to mention the superbowl -whatever that is!
There's an award for you over at mine.

Yvonne said...

Alix, I loved the coke ad too!

JJ, thanks for the award, I love it!!!