Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Exploding Froot Loops


Whining time for a sec, okay?
Dealing with some depression and insomnia these past few days. Or is it weeks?
Had to give up a close friend recently for both her good and mine. Don't really see anyone else all that much anymore.
Still out of work with prospects rare and now yet another glitch with unemployment. We don't have a lot of debt so we aren't hurting but savings are getting lower than I'd like.
Been too sedentary and putting on weight. Spending too much time on PC doing nothing.

That PayPal donation box hasn't seen any donations for months and they could help these days.
Would love to hit nearby Mid Ohio Con this weekend but with no money it would only be to see Net friends like Mark Evanier, Tony Isabella, Mike Grell , Fred Hembeck and David Mack (Not that I know him all that well but he lives practically in walking distance and I haven't seen him since last year's MOC).
That said, the memories of car problems going there the past two years have me skittish and still undecided.

Health issues with some of the cats. Flea issue with the dog.

The country seems filled with politically insane people on all sides. I cherish folks with whom I can politically disagree without them thinking me the Anti-Christ. I haven't seen many lately, though.
Have started and given up on a nu,ber of creative projects recently including a really good short time travel story. At least I think it would have been short if I hadn't given up on it. So far anyway.
I'm way behind on updating YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST PICTURE (I've started three times including yesterday at 3 AM) and on conducting a new interview in the Christa Helm case/story.

I'm way behind on pursuing other celebrity interviews including one I'd really love to do!
Sigh. Somedays it just feels like your box of FROOT LOOPS is exploding all over the place. That's what I titled this piece, inspired by my new Net friend Leslie--EXPLODING BOX OF FROOT LOOPS.

2 comments:

cerebus660 said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling so down, Steve. Hope things improve for you soon. Take care and try to think positive :-)

ilamfan said...

Bud, you must refer to Mr Steve Martin's "Artist Lost To Zoloft" from his book "Pure Drivel" (read it on Google books or the one on your well-stocked shelves - you DO have it, don't you?).

Depression is a GIFT - it is your responsibility as a writer / artist / entertainer not to squander it on doing nothing...get those creative juices of despondency flowing! Cut off a figurative ear and create a symbolic masterpiece!

Soon, when you have returned to your spirit-crushing 40-hour a week job, you'll be cursing the days when you had "all that spare time" to get those things done that you wanted to get done...

WRITE, right? RIGHT!

P.S. Are you sure that the reason you haven't finished your time travel story is because you've given up? or is it really because of some sort of TIME LOOP?!?!
P.S. Are you sure that the reason you haven't finished your time travel story is because you've given up? or is it really because of some sort of TIME LOOP?!?!
P.S. Are you sure that the reason you haven't finished your time travel story is because you've given up? or is it really because of some sort of TIME LOOP?!?!

Or maybe you ARE the antichrist?

Nah. Pretty sure he just got replaced by Barack Obama...oops, what was that you said about politics and insanity?



Feel better, Steve...okay, get writing!



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