Video Blog: Writing Woes and Dating Foes

15 11 2012

I needed a writing break, so I talked about writing.


10 Randoms: Why Not Make That a Habit?

13 11 2012

1.) Writing a novel in a month is hard and easy at the same time. It’s hard because it’s writing a freaking novel in a month, but it’s easy because it forces me to write daily without worrying about how good it is. It can just flow out, good, bad, beautiful, it doesn’t matter because the requirement is not to write the most life changing work of all time, the only thing I have to do is get to 50,000 words (and hope that there is at least some sort of story there).

2.) I’ve been reading this book called The Power of Habit and it’s actually pretty fascinating. Habit formation is basic, once you have a habit you can always change it, but it never completely goes away. It seems like the best way to create new (positive) habits is have a reward for accomplishing the routine. The cue+routine+reward formula of habits. I’ve started getting up every morning to exercise. My cue is that I set out the workout I’m going to do the night before, along with my clothes and shoes. I tell myself that if I can get through the workout I can have a cup of coffee. I have just started doing it this week, but I can see it turning into something regular. It’s nice because it’s true what changing one habit can do to the rest of my life. For instance, now that I have to get up so early I’m not drinking as much, I actually haven’t drank at all since Saturday–which doesn’t seem like long to the average citizen but for me it is.

3. Emily and I have decided to stay in this apartment for another six months. So Denver, deal with it. You’ll be putting up with me a little bit longer.

4.) Have you ever sneezed right after you swallowed something but didn’t quite swallow everything and little bits of food flew out of your mouth? Me either.

5.) It’s so dry here. Yesterday I put lotion at least 15 times on my hands. Today I washed a few dishes and they’ve already completely cracked out.

6.) Stuffing may be my favorite food.

7.) I’m heading back to Kansas this weekend. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been there last. I can’t even remember when. Last December? Could it have been that long? Wow. Memory would be helpful here.

People make fun of Kansas often, but I don’t get offended, they don’t know all of Kansas’s secrets and that’s a loss for them, not me.

My KS backyard.

8. I feel really good about my tv script too, I just need to get my ass in gear about editing it. Working on multiple writing projects technically is the most difficult part of this month, hence why there have been so few of these.

9.) Also, in big news, I don’t care about guys anymore. Yep. That’s right. I’m over them. It’s refreshing.

10.) Last night my neighbor finally stopped smoking crack and dancing in front of the window. I went outside to take a writing break and I heard him screaming at the top of his lungs. I couldn’t see him–the only time when I have wanted to of course–I wonder if his dealer cut him off? Or if he was talking to his mother. Or girlfriend. I don’t know how any person could handle him, I’m pretty sure he’s schizophrenic. I should really invest in curtains so I can’t see him and more importantly he can’t see me.

And This Little Piggy Went To Bed.

2 11 2012

In my dreams last night my car got blown up. I wasn’t there to see it. I came back to the parking lot and all that was left of my car were my seats. They had stolen the car and lit it on fire somewhere along the interstate. A big bellied country folk tried to give me his pig and a hundred dollar bill because he felt so bad about what happened. I really wanted to take the pig because I knew someone was going to kill and eat it and I wanted it as a pet. It liked being scratched behind the ears. But I didn’t have room in my apartment for it.

I decided to look up what having a pig in a dream means. It was not good news.

To see a pig in your dream symbolizes dirtiness, greediness, stubbornness or selfishness. Alternatively, the pig may represent gluttony, opulence and overindulgence. Perhaps it refers to someone who is dirty or someone who is chauvinistic.

If you like pigs and think that pigs are cute, then your dream about a fat dirty pig represents your misconceptions about certain things. What you believe and what is reality may be two different things.  This pig may be analogous to a relationship or a man in your life. You think that the pig will be a certain way, but in actuality reality is not at all what you had imagined.

To see a pig being cooked alive in your dream suggests that you are undergoing a drastic transformation. You are ready to rid yourself of the negativity surrounding your life.

The info on the car situation wasn’t much better.

So, subconsciously it appears I am not going down a very good path or maybe I don’t believe I’m going down a good path, but I actually am–if I’m having misconceptions about my reality that is. Or maybe it just meant every guy I’ve met recently is really awesome, instead of a bunch of fucktards. And I should give them a chance. Hahahahaha. (Okay they haven’t ALL been fucktards, but that’s for another blog.)

My friend told me I need to find the pattern that makes me pick all these non-winners in my life, and once I figure out the pattern I can figure out how to stop it!

So… this is going to take some work.

Let me know if you know what my pattern is and then I won’t actually have to do any of the thinking.



Maybe I’ll take a nap and see if any more truths will be revealed.