Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Thomas Jefferson once said: “The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.” Okay, so there’s clearly no chance I am related to him in any way. In fact, I wonder just how many writers can even relate to being in bed only during the darkening hours. What is it about us that makes us, as a rule, late risers? Why does inspiration hit at 4AM? Any clues? The way I see it, East Coast writers have the advantage because let’s say an article is due by midnight Pacific time. They really get to hand it in at 3AM. Shouldn’t there be clemency for other time zones?

Okay, signing off now. By the way, it’s 9 PM (11 PM Eastern).
-Valerie

Software Insanity

I’m considering buying Adobe X Pro for Mac. Here’s a sample of some of the small print involved (and just to make it realistic, I’ll put it in small print for you.)

This free trial is not available for Mac; however, you can download the entire series as a trial for Mac. This software package is 10.3G and will take 94 hours to download on a high-speed connection. If you choose to purchase it after trial, it will cost $1,899 and there is no guarantee you will not need to purchase an upgrade for $199 within 1 month of purchasing. Are you sure you want this? I wouldn’t.