Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

Funny Friday

 

Friday is here and it sure feels good. I’m sure we all could use a little break from the work week. Of course, for those of you who tend to write on the weekends there isn’t a break in work but hopefully a break in routine.

I tend to keep going on the weekends as if there is no day off. I do manage to take a few liberties like a nice IPA on Saturday and some cooking time which I love. For the most part, though, I stick to my 1000 words a day writing schedule.

I still like to see Friday arrive. It has a psychological benefit that may mean reaching the finish line for the week. This week’s John Ku explores this concept a little further. I hope you all have a super weekend.

Finish Line by John W. Howell © 2017

The beginning step,

Has importance at the front. . .

The finish is sweet.

56 comments

  1. Every weekend seems to be different for me. I’m retired but things change. I love the dog at the top. He seems to have a playful attitude as though he’s playing with the person taking the photo. Have a great weekend, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. You as well. 😀

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Retirement changes the rhythm a bit, but as you’ve suggested, the work week still seems to carry the weight of achievement. You deserve a few IPAs (my new word) this weekend. Enjoy! 😀

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    1. Ha ha ha. I wish a few were in the cards but I only have one. I have to say that in my younger days one would have been the appetizer. Thanks, Gwen

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  3. I’m definitely looking forward to the break in routine, John. Love the photo! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. The photo was a good one. Happy weekend. 🙂

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  4. 1,000 words a day! You’re a star, John, and inspire me to try and do the same. By the way, I finished your book Circumstance of Childhood. Well Done!!! I reviewed it on Amazon.
    Fridays I teach a creative writing class, so I don’t relax until night time, and then it’s a cozy supper at our favorite bar or pizza at home. Like you, I try to write on the weekends also. Happy Writing Weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely review, Pamela. I’m glad you enjoyed the book and I am grateful you took some of your precious time to write it. 😀

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      1. You’re a good writer, John, and tell a good tale. I loved the ‘ghost’ friend, being there, watching and helping as much as he could. I hope (and sometimes believe) that we all have a friendly ghost nearby…

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      2. I think we get support from unusual places. Thanks, Pamela.

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      3. Good way of putting! 🙂

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  5. Have a fun weekend. What were you cooking?

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    1. Tonight a chicken dish. (Haven’t looked at the recipe yet) Tomorrow pasta (spaghetti and meatballs), and Sunday Turkey medallions in Sherry sauce.

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      1. You beat me. Rough week has me wanting to bring in and not touch the stove. That Sunday meal sounds delicious.

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      2. Thanks. there are mashed potatoes and peas to go with it.

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  6. I’m off today, John but I still like that it’s Friday. The finish is sweet.

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    1. I would wear unneat clothes today even though no body will know your act of defiance. 😀

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      1. I’m going to wear shorts and a pocket tee shirt, John. It’s gross outside. 64° but 96% humidity. I have to work outside.

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      2. There you go. Nicely done.

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  7. Congrats on sticking to your writing schedule on the weekends, John. It comes as no surprise that your writing/blogging routine continues into the weekend. As a retired person I do the same thing. Enjoy the weekend, good sir!

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    1. Thank you, John. You as well.

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  8. JOY! I love Fridays, and I look forward to my weekend writing time.
    Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. You as well.

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  9. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I loved the ending line “the finish is sweet”. The picture brought a smile to my face. Happy Friday.

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    1. I’m glad DL. A smile is a great wage.

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  10. Have a nice weekend John. Even if you keep going the feel should be different.
    Hugs

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    1. I agree, David. Thanks, you as well.

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  11. Those of us who work for ourselves don’t really get time off — even on weekends and holidays — but I try to vary up the routine as you suggested. Kudos for sticking to that 1,000-word-a-day goal — no wonder you’ve already got so many novels written! By the way, I love the peaceful header you’ve changed to!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I took that picture the first morning we were allowed back into our house which was three days after the hurricane. The sunrise was a sign that everything will be okay and there are many new days ahead.

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      1. The Gulf looks so peaceful! Yes, I agree the photo shows the promise of good days to come.

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      2. Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Well put, John. The life of a writer doesn’t allow for weekends off. 🙂 What a way to be retired, huh?

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    1. You said it, Jan. 😀

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  13. If you write then there’s no day off – you just can’t help yourself! 😀 Starting something new is exciting, but finishing it is certainly the icing on the cake! 😀

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    1. I agree, Jan. Thank you.

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  14. Just noticed the new header photo – that’s a super-looking calm(ish) Gulf picture! 😀

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    1. Yup it is. Took it three days after Hurricane Harvey at sunrise. Felt like new hope.

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  15. For some reason I always thought you took it easy on the weekends John. But I was evidently mistaken. This writing business is a lot of work.

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    1. No. I keep at it. 😀

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  16. Fridays still seem special to me even though I am not in the work force anymore. From one of your comments I saw what you are cooking this weekend. Sounds good! Enjoy the warm weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. You as well.

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  17. Fridays are always welcomed, John, as I’m not retired yet, but wish to be. 🙂 Love the dog, and 1000 words a day is quite impressive. Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. You as well, Lauren.

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  18. It’s after the fact, but I had a great Friday and hope you did as well, John!

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    1. Oh super, Teri. I’m glad you did. Mine was terrific as well. 😀

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  19. Alright … a Friday JohnKu for my Sunday night … which means another day with a Bengal loss. This team simply isn’t very good. Meanwhile, you are retired … so every day should be Saturday! 😉

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    1. Retired? I’ve never worked harder. 😀

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      1. I assume writing!

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      2. Yes. 1000 words everyday. Five books in five years. Daily blog. Whew.

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      3. Not work … more passion. Cheers to your focus!

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      4. You are right. Passion. Never happier.

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      5. And when passion turns into work, it’s Obama’s fault.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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