Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Next generation, like sand and communication.

Lynne Hackles wrote about her Golden Notebook habit in a comment yesterday. She writes about her notebook (and more generally about being a writer in her blog -- I Should Be Writing.

1. A red-headed boy carrying a copy of the Financial Times is taking long steps to keep up with his father.

2. I am learning to love the process of rubbing fat into flour.

3. Nick comes home with his first mobile -- which is sad in the same way that a child starting school is sad, or asking you not to hold his hand any more. But with BB on the way, I'm glad I can communicate with him when he's not in the office or at home. I was having visions of ringing South Eastern to ask if they would put an announcement out at the London terminus: "Would Mr Nicholas Law please go home as his wife is in labour."

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  1. Nick? With a mobile??? First sign of the apocalypse if you ask me ;)

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  2. I know! Are you starting to wonder if I've eaten him and replaced him with an Auton replica?

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  3. Best not to leave him by any naked flames then, in case he melts...

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  4. I was in my early 30s when I got my first mobile.

    Only because hubby sat in the car in the summer sun for 3 hours waiting for me because he didn't know where on campus I was.

    Turned out I was in a room in the building just behind the hedge where he was parked. But he was out of my line of vision.

    Now I can't do without one. This is the beginning of the end for Nick...

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  5. I'm glad you will be able to communicate with Nick. Best of luck when the baby comes.

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  6. Katherine emailed to ask:

    "In the event that you don't have a cell phone, should you, perchance, get one in the event that you aren't near a land line when you go into labor?"

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  7. Katherine -- I've had a mobile for years -- I couldn't do my job without it.

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