Mental Flotsam, Mental Jetsam

Because the only thing that beats going crazy is going crazy with somebody else

Monday, March 31, 2008

Wonderful Weekend For A Wedding

I’ll admit, patience has never been one of my strong suits. Over the past few years I’ve gotten better (I think) at containing myself when it came to things for which I had to wait: audition results, a reply from a girlfriend and so on.

Today, I’m waiting on two separate-yet-equal items of importance. The first, the material; is my computer. Repairs are done and it’s ready for pick-up. My roommate who does not work during the day generously agreed to retrieve it for me; I can’t afford to take off work. Whether or not he can get to it today is something I’m not sure of; but I’m not about to nag him after it, either. I hate waiting.

Item the second: I met someone at the wedding. A charming redhead who is close friends with my cousin. We had a fantastic time together. I’d like to call her. I’m going to, after I get off work; just to see how she’s doing and if she’d entertain thoughts of seeing me again. (No, I’m not going to phrase it that way to her.) It’s been the requisite two-to-three days since I saw her; lord knows I can’t seem over-eager. Of course, the mere mention of it here sort of betrays my zeal. Ah well.

I like her. She likes me. It’s the first time that sort of thing has happened to me in quite some time. So there that is. Anyway. Have a good day, all. Any suggestions on acquiring patience would be, as always, welcome.


Monday, March 24, 2008


I finally heard from the computer shop-- repairs, parts and labor will run upwards of $500.


I'm over a barrel, I need my computer to work. It's that simple.

In any case; damn, damn, damn.



Mind The Gap

It's been quite a spell since my last post; partly because I've been without a computer at home for the last week. Still, lots to catch up on.

I'm on the waiting list for some very promising writing classes at the PIT-- more than one person I mentioned this to had similar responses to my own: Why didn't I do this sooner? The classes in question would be perfect for my comedic writing, and possibly lead to future work. Never hurts to network. Regardless, I'm enjoying the surge of writing energy. It feels like I've been drafting sketches left and right, and have a list of others to follow up on. Shazam.

Financially things have been a bit strained of late, but that's hardly anything new. Just have to keep on keepin' on...

My roommate and I enjoy a competitive streak of chess matches. We're more or less evenly matched, he crushes me with humiliating defeats about as often as I return the favor. Yesterday, we played two games and won one apiece. He was eager to break the tie. I asked him if he'd prefer losing to keeping the score tied at one-all. He said yes. Obligingly, I kicked his butt.

I made the usual holiday calls yesterday to friends and family. Other than baking a pie, that was as close to 'doing something special' as I got. Can't win 'em all.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that my cousin, Kat, is getting married this Friday. I'm heading down to Maryland to attend. The weekend will continue w/ family and friends I haven't seen in far too long. Can't wait.

Keep your fingers crossed on my laptop's well being, it likely won't be cheap to get fixed. Damn.

Cheers, folks. More to follow.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Go Figure

I have no idea what the differences are, but today has gone significantly better than yesterday. As far as work is concerned, at any rate.

Yesterday, I could barely keep my eyes open, downing cup after cup of coffee, and part of me was practically begging 5:30 to arrive.

Today, I've had the same amount of sleep as yesterday, but am doing worlds better. I'm doing the exact same type of work but am not minding it nearly as much. I don't get it.

I'm not complaining, but I don't get it.

Go figure.