Friday, January 27, 2012

The Dispatch From Escalatorville: Placeholder Edition

The muses and I are co-operating, but slowly. Alas, schedules have to be kept. Thus, A brand new Dispatch From Escalatorville will be released later than planned, possibly later Friday or even Saturday morning - but for folks who tune in regularly, I wanted to at least give ya something.

Herewith, a bit of a writers rehash. Posted below are many previous "This one's gonna be late" excuses and quotes I've used to justify tardiness. Enjoy?

February 2009:
"I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them" E.V. Lucas

"Tardiness in literature can make me nervous." - Manuel Puig

"Good counsel never comes too late." - German Proverb

"There is, by God's grace, an immeasurable difference between late and too late." - Mme. Swetchine

"Life is a race, where some succeed,While others are beginning;
'Tis luck, at times, at others, speed,That gives an early winning.
But, if you chance to fall behind,Ne'er slacken your endeavor;
Just keep this wholesome truth in mind: 'Tis better late than never!" - John Dyer

Classic. from Early 2008:
"I Don't Feel Tardy" - D.L. Roth, Esq.

Believe it or not ( to coin a copyrighted phrase), my New Years Resolution was to write more often. Well, that and to listen to more Otis Redding. So, my brain awakens today determined to stop the word "failure" from riding in on the first breath of Spring.

Finally, a winner from July of that same year:
We apologize that our latest flight to Escalatorville's Vacation Paradise has been delayed. Rest assured, a full travelogue of our recent Vermont excursion will surface next week. In the meanwhile, please enjoy these complimentary snacks. We realize that you have a choice in semi-humorous reading materials, and thank you for laughing with us - and at everyone else.

Oh the hilarity, we never did publish that Vermont piece. How droll we are.

More later - "I promise..."

the Dispatch From Escalatorville
Z.F. Lively, Proprietor/Nitwit/Procrastination something or other

1 comment:

Lil' Miss Novelist said...

To add to the collection...

"A wizard is never late. He always arrives precisely when he intends to." - Gandalf the Gray