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Friday, May 7, 2010

Prompt Friday (Postponed!)

I just found out that I have a call with a potential manager on Monday, so I will be on a weekend-long date with my screenplay in order to reacquaint myself with the interesting part, the characters and my confidence in it. Oh, and to try to turn off the 'nervous.'

I just hope I don't sound like a stutter-y mess on the phone. I'm bad when it comes to talking to people on the phone.

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Question Wednesday

Q: What is one common household object that you would like to use for a purpose other than what it was originally built for?

A: I was at the store today and fell in love with a rubberized basting brush. Unfortunately, I have nothing to baste. It certainly was pretty, though. Just like the rubberized frosting spatula doo-dad that I'm sure has a name that was next to it.

But in terms of real appliances, I'm going to say that I would love to use a teakettle as a steampunk engine device. It would clearly need more work, and possibly the heat coils of the toaster oven as well. Also, the whisk should also get involved. I don't know how though.

If I had a lot more time on my hands-- which, in all honesty, I don't-- I would be way more into steampunk. I love the whole aesthetic of it. Do what Abe Lincoln tells you:

Picture taken from Sophia Parkwood's blog as found through Google.

So, basically, if I can have a working engine that runs off water and makes a mean cup of tea, I'd be set.

I ran about like madman today, so I'm going to go relax.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Status Report Monday

Lies I've Been Told:
1. I will have contact information for you by the end of the day Friday.
2. You'll be making an extra hour for doing that.
3. We're going to try to get your grandmother in a rehab close to your house.

a) I had a lovely conversation with Legendary on Wednesday. I thought we were good, on the same page, trying to move this screenplay THING along. It's now Monday, and I have the same amount of information that I did when I spoke with them on Wednesday. This is ridiculously frustrating. I just want to know, one way or the other, if I should continue getting my hopes up or not. I understand if I'm going to have to put in more work, and I'm fine with that, want it even, but no. Still stuck in gorram limbo.

On a side note, not everyone is a Browncoat, and this, too, makes me sad.

b) My main job stiffed me a half hour of the extra hour I'm supposed to be making. This pisses me off because I have no recourse to get that extra half hour back. So now, I'm still doing the same amount of (extra) work, and not making the money for it.

In other news, the guys in dispatch are my buddies. They're awesome.

c) America's health care coverage for seniors fails on so many different levels and flavors, that it's truly unacceptable. They're sending my grandmother an hour and a half away from my house. So visiting her will be extremely difficult. Which also pisses me off. There's a really good rehab only ten minutes or so away from my house, and because lawyers need to get involved to discuss the financial aspect of it, she won't be able to go there, and will most likely lose the bed that's available. I hate the system. It does nothing for anyone.

I have, however, started reading Harem to my grandmother in order to try to get her to laugh a bit. It's working. Which makes me happy, since it means that it's either that funny or she was at the very least enjoying it enough that it brightened her day. This is all I want. Well, that and for her to come home.

I am still completely undecided on grad school. Perhaps I will forgo it and just see if I can get my novel published (which is the ultimate goal anyway, but will cost my 50k less).

And now, I am off to work job #3 (of 4). Tea is required, as I had the joy of slogging through the rainy season of India today. IT RAINED THAT HARD.