No, I'm good.
Thanks for this, Maria. Andrew is one of my favorite things about the internet.
Ha, Ron thinks that when you have children you can do things "in the night" and "after hours." As for writing, wait to do it again until you can't bear not to. (Not when you can't bear not to be perceived as a writer, which is tempting enough, but until there is a particular thing you can no longer bear not to write. I'm on this path myself. I figure the irresistible project will probably come along in no more than ten or fifteen years.
Well maybe just ONE more then.
Remember all of you high-functioning crazy misanthropic artist types, the world will not notice if you fail to make your art, but your kids will sure as hell notice what horrible childhoods they had so you could.
For all you people thinking about having kids, you should know that parenthood is extremely unpleasant. (blah blah love my kids to death blah blah still a great net reduction in minute-to-minute pleasantness, at least so far three years and counting.)
I hope everyone is wrong.
Ha ha, they think we want Hillary to be president.
I remember watching the Grammys once and ... no, actually, I don't think I've ever watched the Grammys.
Can you cite some sort of source for what you are supposed to do when confronted by a strange man with a gun? Jimmy Hoffa, for example, recommended "charge a gun but run from a knife."