I was trying to put together an illustrating image for an upcoming post today, first pondering what I really wanted to portray, then hoping I would get the conditions needed for the shot once I settled on the composition, but this was not to be. I would have known that, had I checked my calendar, because today is National Fail To Produce a Necessary Illustration Day, a holiday that has victimized much bigger people than I, among them Annie Leibovitz and Theodor Geisel. I could have spent the time working on a podcast or finalizing next year’s weekly topic instead, but now that time’s all wasted. So let that be a lesson to you: always check the calendar before engaging in some creative activity, because there’s only so much inspiration that you might have, and when it’s gone it’s gone. It was such a cool idea too.