July 19th, 2007

hello?

Where have I been THIS time?

- Working. Busy busy at Yellow Rectangular Border Publishing (we're in the middle of a huge project), busy busy with freelancing (I have a ton of small gigs between now and the end of summer, and one very big gig that will be very hard but will pay more than any writing work I've ever gotten).

- Not sleeping.

- Drinking.

That's about it, really. There have been a few other things, though: I'm watching the BBC documentary Planet Earth, which isn't really the most insightful scientific production in the world, but God almighty, is it gorgeous -- some incredibly rare footage of stuff never before seen, and especially stunning in high-definition. (I'm trying not to let it get to me that a lot of the animals filmed for this series will soon be completely gone, and it's almost working.) There's a sequence in the first episode where hunting dogs in Africa run down a herd of impala that's not only stunning for what it portrays -- the sheer athleticism, the gorgeous motion and incredible movement, the cunning strategy deployed by the doges -- but the way it was filmed, which leaves you breathless with wonder as to how they pulled it off.

I'm getting ready for my trip to my beloved Chicago August 3-8. If you wanna hang out with a brother, give a holla.

And I'm reading. A lot more than I have been of late; probably more than I should, given how much work I have to do. But I love reading, I love it, even now I love it more than almost anything, more than drinking or sleeping or whatever the fuck I do. Collapse )