Tuesday, June 14, 2011

panera: it does a sloth good

well thank goodness for panera. or any place outside of my hotel room for that matter. when living in a hotel i do NOT recommend trying to write or work from inside that space. what really happens is that you sloth around in your pjs and watch "man v. food" marathons in the semi-darkness all day.  why get dressed, just to watch cable?

here is my top five list on how NOT to be a productive member of society (eh, writer) while living in a hotel:

1. as mentioned above, never get dressed of course, until absolutely necessary. wikipedia "necessary" to determine what that truly means.

2.  don't open the curtains in the hotel room.  sunlight is very detrimental to slothing. and it determines time of day, which could cause unhealthy and immediate shock.

3.  obviously don't leave the hotel room if you can avoid doing so.  why do bears hibernate?  you don't see them leaving the cave (but i guess they aren't generally poets either. nor do they require an income).

4.  eat only what you can microwave or add milk to.  the brain is totally hinged on microwaves, right?

5. try to lay on the couch as much as possible.  studies show that exercise increases productivity immensely.

holy wow.  thank goodness i got out of there before becoming a complete noodle.  and the proof is in my latte: my brain, after leaving my cozy hotel hovel, is now back to fully functioning mode.  phew.  it doesn't hurt that the sun is shining (though not completely nuclear) and i am around actual humans (instead of dogs with human characteristics).  who knew light and socialization were so key to survival?

what else is the key to survival: mint water, pirate's booty, fruit, and for me, a visit here, where i am going to gatsby like it is 1909. 


  1. Ahhh so jealous of your visit to the Fitzgerald museum!! Please blog about it so I can live vicariously through you haha.

    I love your list, btw. I can't imagine living in a hotel for an extended period of time! Hotel rooms always make me feel like all I want to do is sleep, or watch tv. I have to admit, though, sometimes the things on your list happen here at home! haha

    Email me or shoot me a message and we'll try to coordinate a time for skype or gchat! I'd love to hear what you're working on with your writing! :)

  2. But... Man vs. Food is such a great show! ;-) I'm glad you broke free, if for no other reason than people out and about deserve to have their day brightened by seeing your face.

  3. kristin, you know i will give you all the glorious details of my foray into the fitzgerald museum. wish you could join me!

  4. liz: while i do LOVE man v. food immensely, there is a point where i need to put down my fascination with his challenges and get outside where the people are. so glad to hear from you! :)