It's raining, it's pouring

I don't know if the old man is snoring. Who is the old man,anyway? I never stopped to ask myself that. I mean, really. The crap they sing to us as kids and wonder why we end up in therapy. And by "we," I mean "you." Not me. No way. Can you tell it's Friday and rainy and I'm trying to avoid work by rambling inanely about whatever's on my mind? Like pickles. For some reason, I've been thinking a lot about pickles lately. Making my own. I love a good pickle, the garlicky-er and sour-er the better. And when I see cute little trays of baby cukes at the farmer's market, it inspires me. It doesn't actually inspire me to do anything, just to think about doing it.

It speaks to something sort of inherent in me. I'm much more a fan of the idea of doing things than I am the actual doing of things. Pickles seem like the simplest thing, for examples, but then you start reading supply lists and recipes and how you're supposed to boil the jars and seal them for sanitary purposes and it begins to sound akin to prepping a surgical suite. Which isn't really that delicious.

Where am I going with this? No idea. Perhaps an existential reflection on what I am or am not doing with my life, now that Mad Men has started a new season and glum navel-gazing is in vogue. Or, more likely, just a diversion to see how much time I can waste before I have to get back and put in at least a couple good hours editing and rewriting. (Hint: if you are placing money on this, I would strongly suggest betting on the latter.)

Okay. Fine. You win. Back to work it is. Only because it's less hassle than boiling pickle jars.