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Wasted weekend

Things I did this weekend:

1. Spent a large amount of time being really, really sick. Some vile illness is circulating around the Yellow Rectangular Border Publishing offices (one of my co-workers has developed walking pneumonia, so much less sassy than rockin' pneumonia), and it caught up to me on Friday. I tried to just sleep as much as possible, but my new best friend insomnia was over for another visit, so I spent most of the time awake and miserable.

2. Freelancing. Freelancing. Freelancing.

3. Got news of a possible project that would be interesting and lucrative, and require a visit to Hollywood. Those are the upsides. The downsides would be working with someone who I kinda hate, and also the fact that this project actually has about a one in a hundred chance of actually happening. We'll see.

4. Bought drug paraphernalia and a book on Texas ghost towns. Contemplated ways in which these two things could be combined.

5. Nothin'.

TWO WEEKS UNTIL STATE FAIR, WHOOOOOOOO

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solipsiae
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well, thanks for getting "Waltzing Matilda" stuck in my head.

Start thinking of what you want to get airbrushed on a tshirt or hat or white fabric belt! ST8 FAYRE!!!
ludickid
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Won't you come walking pneumonia with me?
I think I wanna get "GANGSTA REAL" or "HARD LIKE A CRIMINAL" airbrushed on a shirt, only in big pink and purple swirly letters. With a unicorn.
hipsterdetritus
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Won't you come walking pneumonia with me?
[ohword]Wigster![/ohword]
solipsiae
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Won't you come walking pneumonia with me?
I dunno, man. When I went 2-3 years ago, before I could decide what I wanted they said "No numerals whatsoever." apparently, repping your hood with an area code or whatever is totally off-limits just in case gangs decide to start getting fresh with each other. At the state fair. OF COURSE.

Say, when are you moving back to Chicago, anyhow?
ludickid
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Won't you come walking pneumonia with me?
Man, those damn Dallas Crips, always be fuckin' it up for the rest of us.

Maybe I'll get a G.O.B.-style "I've made a huge mistake", then.

Say, when are you moving back to Chicago, anyhow?

What, are you trying to get rid of me?

Anyway, I dunno. Could be a while; it's not really smart for me to move back now, as much as I might love to. I love my job here, I just got a raise, I'm making a ton of money, I'm getting my debt under control, I signed a year lease, and my living expenses are next to nothing. Freelancing is going great, and that would probably continue if I moved back, but also, I'd have no job, no prospects, double the expenses, and the possibility of annihilating my savings in a heartbeat if I didn't start working right away. So I'm here for a while, looks like, though if something opens up in my beloved Chic, I'm back in a heartbeat.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Re: Won't you come walking pneumonia with me?
How much is a comfortably livable salary in Chi-town, would you say? It sounds like you've got a pretty fucking stellar plan for the time you're here in TX. I won't try to shove you out of state lines anytime soon.
lester22
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
What was the nature of said drug paraphernalia?
ludickid
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Time will reveal.
lester22
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
That seems unnecessarily vague...
ludickid
Sep. 17th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
How vague is necessary? Do you have a metric?

I just mean I'll write about it later, sheesh.
hipsterdetritus
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Dude, just own up that it's Duncan Hines Brownie Mix.
autobotsrollout
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Well, "one in a hundred chance of actually happening" and "Hollywood" go together like fish and chips, you understand. The point of surviving in Hollywood is learning to make a decent living from projects that never actually reach completion. If you can master the skillset, you're livin' large, boyeee!
ludickid
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I don't pretend to know how the biz really works, but let me clarify that the actual meeting with the producer is the 1%-chance item. The project being greenlighted is probably around a .0001%-chancer, with completion being more like .00000000001%. If I get so much as a free plane ticket out of this I will be beside myself with shock.
zulkey
Sep. 17th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
what paraphrenalia?

I only own one 'thing' and am mostly too lazy/miserly to get anything else. but I asked a friend when it's time to use a bong and when it's time to roll a jay and she got really excited and wants to write a blog entry about it now.
zulkey
Sep. 17th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
oh I saw the post above, nevermind my question about what kind of paraphrenalia.
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