We have a winner for our latest contest. Erin, of Oh Yeah, Write! I believe the contest was originally said to be the 100oth commenter, but then I changed it without telling you, to the 1001st comment, because 1001 is, funnily enough, divisible by 13, and that’s a prime number, and prime numbers are the best. Erin was both the 1000th commenter and the 1001st commenter, so I will tell her about her victory soon. If she accepts, she’ll have a guest post here.

I was going to do a post on the Flying Dutchman, but I think you’d all be better off reading Brian Jacques’ book The Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. So read it. It’s one of his best works.

Instead of that, I’m going to post on something that I just haven’t had enough of today: time. I’ve been running late, cutting things short, and generally growing frustrated that I can’t just control time. If you really think about it, time is an illusion. If you think about it more, you’ll realize how ridiculous it is how worked up people can get about an illusion.

Just because I’m homeschooled doesn’t mean that I’ve got no schedule, sit on the couch watching TV all day, and generally throw away my livelihood. I’ve got a more concise schedule than most public-schoolers I know. For one thing, everything in my day has a proper time, and the cracks are filled by reading. Great schedule, eh?

Anyway, I forgot what exactly I had to say. Listening to Pirates of the Caribbean 2 music and your sister’s piano practice at the same time, as well as reading at least four blogs and replying to two or three NaNoMails, and trying to think up the next part of the Phil Phorce, will do that to you. It’s all in the name of time conservation.

What did you think of the Phil Phorce? Suitable start? Do you think it’ll be even slightly worth reading, or are you tempted to throw my blog out the window (equally impossible as burning it)? Tell me, tell me!

And to close, I’d just like to say that I’ve always wanted to name a story one of the following: Nevertheless (or Nonetheless), Whatsoever, or any other weird compound word.

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  1. We homeschoolers have great schedules, in my opinion. We don’t have to sit around in school until 3 or 4pm – we have more time to pursue talents, interests, and stuff like that. I know a guy who was homeschooled that spent at least 8 hrs a day practicing piano. He is now a freshman college student pursuing a degree in music (he’s beating out all the juniors and seniors in piano auditions)

    BTW, your Phil Phorce is sounding good, Head Phil!

  2. Ditto what Aylin said.
    I like the Phil Phorce, and have no intention or desire to harm your blog in any way. A sci-fi story about a serial blog killer might be interesting. I’ll have to remember that.

  3. Erin

     /  March 21, 2012

    I love the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. Very good book.

    Wow, I call time an illusion all the…time….

    Homeschoolers rock. Just saying.

  4. Oooh, ooh, I could throw your blog out the window! I’ve been told I’m good at throwing weird things out the window. Not sure that I’d want to, but I could probably do it.

    Also, is that…an emoticon?


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