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Take Dictation

“So have the edits of the book by Friday.”

“And you need the cover. I’m working on the cover.”

“I can do the cover. Maybe. And we should have a dozen existing Flickr photos of us ready for the pixellazition so we can use them for storyboarding this weekend. Don’t choose them based on any ideas, we can use them to brainstorm weirder stuff. But be sure to get the one of you throwing acorns at me. I’ll write the Photoshop action to batch a hundred or so later. And… are you writing this down?”

“No.”

“What do I pay you for?”

“Um.”

“What do I not pay you for?”

“So..”

“I mean, I don’t pay you lots of money for this sort of…”

“Yes.”

“This is why I don’t pay you.”

“Right.”

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