Friday, August 7, 2009
A Short Confession
Three criminal habits of Tim Maleeny:
I'm currently in Germany visiting castles with my kids, severely jetlagged and semi-coherent, so I'll keep this short. I share many of the vaguely endearing yet mildly annoying habits on Kelli's list, and like all crime writers I not only think terrbile thoughts, I actually write them down. But here are three more innocuous but defining character flaws...
I am addicted to caffeine in all its forms and have no intention of weening myself off this wonder drug, which might be the only reason my heart continues to beat, albeit at an accelerated rate.
I buy more books than I could ever read in one lifetime, even if I did nothing else. I have considered becoming a vampire to solve this dilemma, since one benefit of being immortal is all that reading time. But even if I never get to all of them, I love being surrounded by books. And I wonder, if I just consume enough caffeine (see habit from previous paragraph), could I at least work my way through that stack of books on my nightstand.
I procrastinate as if today will never end and tomorrow will never come. Deadlines? More than once I've found myself wishing I spent fewer hours procrastinating and more building a time machine — then I could put something off until tomorrow, get it done at some point in the distant future, and then come back in time so it would be done yesterday.
Why else would I put off this blog entry until I was half a world away?