Friday, 2 January 2009

As if the teaching work drives the writing work

Today I'm out from under the "special features" on a bunch of Seinfeld dvds, seasons 4, 5, and 6. In one of them, Jerry Seinfeld likens (in retrospect) a season of his show to a transatlantic submarine voyage for which they load all provisions on board and hope they have enough to make it across, knowing they won't be able to surface on the way. In another feature, one of the staff writers speaks of Larry David's notebook, which he's constantly adding to and pulling ideas from. That notebook would be near the top of the provisions list, I guess.

I'm no Larry David's notebook, but here I am, half open on a Friday before the new university term.

1 comment:

Tracy Hamon said...

Well, that's better than half-closed!