You can at least spend your lunch break buying books about writing! (Woohoo!)
Specifically, I finally bought myself another copy of Lawrence Block's Telling Lies For Fun and Profit, since I gave my first copy to jamesbarrett. It's basically a collection 40+ of his columns from "Writer's Digest" magazine, on topics as mechanical as the nitty gritty of plot and characterization or as fuzzy as whether you should write for publication or for fun. In a way, it's sorta like a journal ... it rambles around quite a bit, but he always takes the reader somewhere interesting.
It doesn't have quite the "WOW!" factor of Creativity Rules, but I still found it to be helpful and inspirational, and I recommend it without reservation. For $13, you get a ton of good stuff!
Well, we are now the proud owners of Weird Al's new release, Poodle Hat. We've listened to about half of it so far, and barely recognized a thing. So much pop music is (c)rap now that we can't stand to listen to it -- which means we're missing half the humor of realizing "Oh my gawd, he's doing that song!"
However, I'm not going to start listening to (c)rap just so I can get Weird Al references.
I also picked up Nude On the Moon: The B-52's Anthology. This is the first time I've listened to the B-52's stuff that doesn't get radio play ... and I can see why. But, this album has all the stuff I wanted. :)
On another note entirely, I find myself wanting to start a new D&D game again. I wonder why I'm so excited by the prospect of starting new games, as opposed to wanting to continue the ones I've already got?
Anyway, I'm off to draw now. If I can get Weds and Fri done tonight, and Mon and Weds done on Thursday, I'll be able to take the whole weekend off -- how cool would that be?