I woke up this morning and realized it had happened again. Another year had gone by.
(Okay, so it was really about a month ago, and I hated the fact that I was feeling anxious just knowing that the year was almost upon me.)
A year of what? A year of waiting for the next NaNoWriMo. Yes, not only did I feel the longing to write, but also the pain of realizing that I was going to have to come up with another story. More characters. More scenes.
Yeah, yeah, I can go into the insane thoughts of not writing a novel this year, of just paying attention to my day job, or going out more, or whatever.
The problem is: Continue reading
So there I was researching a new script I am writing and something I was doing reminded me about a blog post I was going to write way back in June of 2011 titled Suffering Is Optional.
Now, as it turns out, my title was not original (I hate when that happens!) nor novel. What little I had written, while pithy (I like that word), really didn’t say very much other than: when things go wrong just let the suffering go. Things will always go wrong, but you don’t need to live through the suffering…unless you enjoy it in which case Continue reading
On the way to Fort Lauderdale I was trapped watching Glee Live on my flight (the channel control was not working at my seat so short of poking my eyes out I was stuck watching until I realized that I could just turn the brightness down to black. Lucky for me as my eyes were about to start bleeding).
However, I was struck by a couple of things:
[I can’t say it better than this:] So this is it. We’re going to die. – Arthur Dent
From the Can’t-make-this-stuff-up Department:
Tomorrow is the end of the world as we know it. While I binge on Pinkberry and Mister Softee I will be waiting for the news about the earthquake in the South Pacific at 6pm which will signal the beginning of the end. Yes, the day many religious (and some not-so-religious) have been waiting for is finally upon us! The Rapture! The Day of the Chosen! The Destruction of All We Hold Near and Dear…because we
So, let’s see: the Mayans were wrong, the Seventh Day Adventists were wrong, Jehovah’s Witnesses were wrong, Nostradamus was wrong, Pat Robertson Continue reading
According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
– Jerry Seinfeld
[Writing is easy. Comedy is hard. Presenting is harder. Can’t do comedy without it.]
You’re blogging. You have your blog listed on LinkedIn. You dress up to impress (or dress down depending on whom you are trying to impress), The next thing you need to do is…give a presentation.
Why You Should
So there you are. Standing naked in front of a Congressional committee explaining the positive health benefits of broccoli (it is a cruciferous vegetable, after all). You know you are make a good point, but you can’t help wondering if your lack of clothing is blunting your point.