Word on a Whim

What began as a blog about writing and publishing has become a blog of whatever I feel like writing. Jules Lucton.

Archive for the month “July, 2012”

Sunday Evenings

I always feel ‘down’ on Sunday evenings.  I think it must stem from hating school. What didn’t help at the time was grown-ups saying that schooldays were the best days of your life. Just as well I didn’t believe them!  But then I was miserable in the first job I had straight after school – I simply could not please the boss and dreaded every day.  Only after I got another job and moved on did I learn that this woman had a reputation for bullying the ‘office junior’.  Fortunately, most were more resilient than I was.

Even if there is no school or work on Monday, that Sunday Evening feeling is always there.  Sunday: the worst evening of the week.

Things that have, over the years, shaped the Sunday evening:

  • “School in the morning” (said by a parent or grandparent)
  • Homework that has somehow been left until Sunday night
  • Double maths first lesson on Monday
  • Having to go to bed early when you got up late
  • Sunday dinner’s lingering smell – especially cauliflower which somehow manages to lurk half way up the stairs
  • Leftover cold chicken carcass, smelling like a dead body in a morgue (not that I’ve ever smelt one)
  • Depressing TV programmes that other people like to watch
  • Making sandwiches for tomorrow
  • Setting the alarm for the morning
  • Wondering what to wear and wishing I’d done some ironing
  • What if it’s snowing in the morning?
  • What if the roads are flooded?
  • Remembering I’ve forgotten to check my oil, water and tyres
  • Lying awake reuniting with Friday’s unresolved work issues
  • Lying awake yawning and getting cross because I’m not asleep and the alarm will go off in less than two hours
  • Getting cross because I had to look up whether ‘lying’ or ‘laying’ is correct and I’m still not convinced 😉
  • All that writing I thought I would have done, and I only did half of it …
  • Urm … Any that I’ve missed?

I guess Friday evening is the compensation.

Happy New Week!

Jules

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Is it just a case of thinking too much?

There is a blog that I discovered by chance, that I really like. I only found it recently and there are lots of past posts to dip into and enjoy.

Now here’s my dilemma. It seems natural, if I’ve enjoyed a post, to click ‘Like’ to acknowledge my appreciation. But I don’t know this guy; we’re never likely to cross paths, and I’m worried that I might annoy him if I ‘Like’ too many posts – as if I’m leaving my mark all over his blog. I have resisted the temptation to comment on more than a couple of posts. I get the impression he has a large audience that is mostly silent.

Lately, he has been posting a daily photo with a caption. So, I like the photo and click ‘Like’ on it. Then the next day, there’s a photo I like even more, so I click ‘Like’ on it.  Then the next day there’s another good one – but it wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t good, would it?  If I don’t click ‘Like’ on this one, will he think I don’t like it?  He probably doesn’t care. I’m sure he doesn’t think, “So what’s wrong with that photo?”  He sounds like a really busy chap, so he probably doesn’t even notice.

I wonder if anybody else agonises over whether to comment or not? Or do other people just do it? Or not?

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