Today I am mainly rushing around. I'll be mainly rushing around tomorrow, too. After I finish this blog I've got to get myself over to Manchester for a reading there tonight, then get myself down to London for an interview tomorrow lunchtime then get myself back to Manchester for another book signing there on Saturday.
Not that I'm complaining, it's so amazing that my book is out there and people want to talk to me about it. But somehow I never seem to have quite enough time to do the things I'm supposed to do. Maybe it's a little known offshoot of Einstein's Theory or Relativity ? that time speeds up approaching any big or important event, actually because of that event's importance pressing down on the fabric of space-time. A sort of event gravity. Or maybe I'm just disorganised and late all the time.
Sometimes, I seem to be only able to actually move and get going with things on the razor edge of possibly still managing whatever it is I'm supposed to do. I think, secretly, I might even get a buzz out of it. Maybe I crave the adrenalin like some sort of crazy gambler high on risking everything on the turn of a card. Or maybe I'm just disorganised and late all the time.
Because 31 let us down yesterday, I just put 'lateness' into Google (I think I might be asking the great god of info chaos that is Google to sort my life out more than is strictly healthy or necessary at the moment, but there you go) and this rather odd website is the very first thing that came up.
It starts with the slightly strange opening line:
We spend much of our time in third dimension in Waiting Mode...
Which makes the third dimension sound a rather exotic place, doesn't it? In fact, it comes as a bit of a shock to me that we're allowed to opt out of it! It also begs the question ? what exactly do we spend our time doing when we're not in the third dimension? Rather than answer this question, the second para on the site just says a couple of things which confused me even more:
Linear Time can be very frustrating, but must be treated with respect and understanding while we are in a physical body.
Er... linear time? ...what? This is the very first Goole hit for the work 'Lateness,' remember! Even stranger, the site then goes on to explain why people are late and what leads to someone becoming a late person socially and psychologically speaking without any real further reference to not being in your physical body, the third dimension, time outside of the traditional, non-linear format or any of that stuff. It all goes very normal. Very straight-down-the-line. Almost like it didn't say those things at all at the start. Hmmm... Can chronic lateness make you paranoid, do you think? I guess it's a mystery for another time.
Right, sorry this blog is a bit short but I've got to dash, I need to chuck some things in a suitcase and run for my train to Manchester.
I'll be writing tomorrow's blog from my phone on a speeding train to London. If I make it. See you then!