S.K. will join us in a moment, after her first cup of coffee has been completely consumed. I’ve already had two, which is probably the only reason why I’m typing with any coordination at all. Busyness makes me tired. I think there are certain seasons when we’re busier than others, and for me, March (or spring in general) has always been that time. Even though I have that frantic “gotta get the inside projects done before the weather gets nice” feeling, I’m still not able to channel all that into actual productivity.
We’re going to keep this short this week, and I’ll tell you why. Oh, wait, here comes S.K.! Hey, happy day to you and all that.
SKA: Get yourself together, S.K.! Ahem, sorry, I needed to have a self-talk-to. Hey, Lynda! You don’t know how happy I am that these chats are not in video. Feel free to ignore the bird nest that is my hair. It’s all the static from Static staticking me around . . . I can’t breathe! Coffee. I need more.
[Walks around in circles.]
Yeah . . . so, I might be in the middle of a Static-breakdown. But you know, what’s up with you? Are you not telling us what you’ve been up in fear of blowing our minds?
ER: I wouldn't say mind-blowing. Perhaps mind-numbing. The mundane is threatening to overtake me. I'm drowning in a sea of Post-It notes. What I've been working on is—[Looks up and gets a good eyeful of S.K. for the first time since she's entered the room.]—Yikes! You look as bad as I do! And why are there socks sticking to your back? I'm fighting the urge to shout, "Twenty-three nineteen!" and stuff a cone over your head.*
And readers, if you ever see us doing a video blog, you'll know we've hired 20-something, glamorous supermodels to portray us, and not because they're dead ringers for the way we look every day.
Anyway, S.K., I know you've been working on Static a lot, but I also know you've been busy with some of the same things I have. My busiest moments over the last couple weeks have been getting my blog posts ready for the A to Z Blogging Challenge that starts on April 1st. Has it been the same for you?
SKA: Umm, yeah. It seemed like the last sixteen letters went on forever. And ever. And ever.
ER: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! . . . uh, sorry, I was caught up in the moment.
SKA: [Glares.] But eventually I finished them and I think it will be clear to people which letters were the most problematic. You might think I have time to fix them and make changes, but if I do, I’ll be robbing my few readers of some serious eye rolls. I don’t want to do that. I’ll let them have their moments 'cause I’m that nice. (And that tired.)
I also have my post ready for tomorrow’s BIG A to Z Theme Reveal. I’m excited to find out what everyone will be posting about in April.
ER: I had the same issue: I had ten more letters, and I did a whole lot more and had . . . nine more letters. And then I did a WHOLE lot more, and still had nine letters. I'm still not sure how that worked out. But now they're done, done, done, and just waiting in my "scheduled" folder for their own days in April. I'm excited to visit new blogs, familiar blogs, you name it. I've been scouting out a few each day to see which ones might interest me most. There are over 1200 participants!
I'm ready for tomorrow, too, with my A to Z Theme Reveal. There are almost 270 participants in the reveal, so we'll get a lot of sneak peeks.
SKA: Oooh! Can’t wait to make the rounds. My laptop is charged, coffee is set, and my fingers are all stretched and ready to go!
ER: All right, then. Let's get a good night's rest so we can handle all the excitement tomorrow. Next week, we'll be answering the questions we've been receiving, so if you have any more for us, either put them in the comments here or send them to Lynda.
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