Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nothing from Nothing

It's been pretty difficult to find work in recent weeks. Since August 1, I've worked a total of three days. (California unemployment rate -- 11.6%) This doesn't lend itself to running a website that's about all the nonsense I see in the Hollywood workplace. But what can I do?

I guess I'll have to write about other stuff that's going on and you'll have to read it:

  • I refiled for unemployment. I can now make a paltry sum without even getting out of bed -- which I did at 11 a.m. yesterday.
  • I started writing a new script. This is a big deal because for the last year, I've only written this blog and a couple treatments as they are much easier to complete.
  • I went for an ill-fated bike ride "up" Nichols Canyon. Why ill-fated? Because I made it about 200 yards up the hill before feeling winded and nauseous. Which brings me to my next point...
  • I started up my exercise routine and began eating non-processed foods again. [Note: The Spaghettios on Sunday night were a one-time slip-up.] Green, leafy veggies and blueberry/raspberry smoothies deliver my 5-a-day. Plus they're cheap.
  • I started reading the book Donnie Brasco. For those of you who didn't know, it was a book before it became a movie. I loved the movie. I like the book (it needs an editor). Of course getting a guy to like a story about the mob is like shooting fish in a barrel.
  • I did almost all my laundry, made my bed, did the dishes and a bunch of other housework that normally I'd ignore for months at a time. Lucky for me I never have house guests who would notice.
  • I watched Airplane! on three separate occasions. The thing that strikes me about that movie is how well they use sight gags while offering dialog that's quite dull. Comedy isn't done like that any more. And that's a shame.

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  • I tipped off Countdown with Keith Olbermann on a news item I think they're gonna use. If it happens, I'll let you know. It has nothing to do with Hollywood.
  • I watched Hell's Kitchen and, as much as I don't like reality shows, I like that show. The people who cast it did a great job this season. More Tennille! She crazy and can't cook. But damn does she make for great TV!
  • I was impressed with James Brown's interview with Michael Vick. I thought he might throw softball questions, but he pressed on Vick a lot. I still would have preferred Mike Wallace or Steve Croft, but that's just because they enjoy busting people's balls.
  • I took Dog X to the dog park and this time he didn't roll in poop. It's the small victories.
Wow. After reading this, Temp work can't come soon enough. I live a really dull life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Roger Roger.

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