Action: Missing In & Can't Get None

Jesus, has it been a week since I posted? Yikes!

It's not like I haven't been writing...I've been putting in some serious time on the laptop working on my way too many, way too unfocused, way too incomplete pieces of work (one screenplay, one stageplay and one novel.) Last night I wrote from 7 PM until 1 AM. I woulda kept on typing but I realized I had to be up in four hours for work.

Looking back to last night, I clearly have some form of OCD (although I was tested a few years ago at my mother's request because she just knew I had some mental disorder that had prevented me from becoming some great scholar or something...I blazed thru all the tests they threw at me and in the end, the shrink said "Sorry, no OCD but wow...you are really, really smart. You should be a professor at Stanford or something. What's your deal?" to which I said "I have no fucking idea, doc.") On my laptop I had four windows open: the screenplay on FinalDraft, the stageplay on another FinalDraft screen, the novel on Microsoft Word and finally, iTunes. I dunno why, but I've become utterly obsessed with Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" (which is sorta ironic, since the song is about a guy obsessed with a girl) and I played it on a continuous loop...for 6 hours. And I'm not talking about the radio edit either. I mean the 8:30 long album version!

So between the repeating song and the seemingly endless supply of Fiji water I was consuming, I was writing at a manic pace, flipping from one project to another when inspiration hit. I slept like a baby last night and I know it was being drained of all possible creativity.

But other than that, I aplogize for being M.I.A. As detailed before, I spent over a week on the East Coast then took a few days off last week to go up north to San Jose/Santa Clara. That's more vacation time than I've used in my entire life (not including those two years I spent retired, using only online-poker as my source of income.)

Work's been nuts, as always. I've been training new department heads since I returned and unfortunately, my property is not only one of the biggest and most important, but the nuances and procedures it takes to run this place is crazy and so not easy to train, let alone learn.

Alas, I will find time to go on some dates this week. Here's how my personal life looks a few days out:

Wednesday: A guy from church wants to set me up with his "little" sister (he's 38, so her being 27 isn't really all that "little".)

Thursday: Going to a birthday party for a girl who's a friend of a friend. Apparently her and I have been matched-up to meet be the friend (or is it the friend of a friend?)

Saturday: Another eHarmony date. Actually really looking forward to this one. She digs on sushi and I've got us reserved a table at the best sushi spot in San Diego with some additional perks...it pays to know people, right? (Thanks, P.J.!)

Yes, the docket is chock-full of potential disaster (I'm kidding, I'm kidding...I'm sure all three dates will be stellar!) so I'm sure this blog will be quite entertaining in the up-coming days!


Anonymous said...

Maybe before you become a professor at Stanford you should actually get a college degree. I hear they kind of put a premium on that kind of stuff there.

Anonymous said...

I'm very important. I have many leatherbound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogony. I'm friends with Merlon Olson too. He comes over... on occasion.

Anonymous said...

and yes... this is Brasky if you didn't already know