One Week

It used to take me at least two weeks to start losing my mind and climbing the walls after becoming unemployed. My last day was last Tuesday, and I’m already starting to feel like the walls are closing in on me. I really ought to consider a career where I don’t bounce between fourteen hour ...

I Can See Clearly Now

It’s been about a month since I got glasses, and I notice a definite difference. I’m almost used to the feel of them on my face. I wear them all the time – or almost all the time. The Giant Damn TV is about big enough and close enough to cancel out my nearsightedness, and ...

Back To The Unemployed Life

Tuesday was my last day. With me fighting off the lingering last bits of a nasty chest cold and Chaplin putting another spin of not-funny on the Six Million Dollar Cat joke with a UTI, maybe this isn’t the worst time for me to be unemployed. I will say though, the fact that this chesty, ...

Listen To Your Friends 1

Especially when they tell you “if you have the same cold I have, don’t work out until you feel 100% better. You’ll just wind up feeling way worse.” Felt better-ish Wednesday, much better Thursday morning so I worked out, a bit worse Thursday night, worked out yesterday morning because I thought it was just the ...

Immunity

My immune system tends to collapse when shows come to an end. The sheer stress and insanity holds it together for most or all of a season, and then the second I start to relax, boom. I remember when Mark and I went to Europe, I’d just gotten off my second season at Ellen and ...

Marine Life Rebels

An octopus managed to flood some of the small aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier today by opening up a valve inside the tank. Joel pointed out when I sent him the story that perhaps inside an octopus tank is not a great place for a valve that can be turned by, say, an octopus. ...

Duly Noted 3

Today, February 25th, 2009, I got glasses for the first time in my life. I outlasted my dad (who got glasses when he was somewhere around 5 or so) by about 22 years. I was outlasted by my mother (who got glasses when she was 35) by 7 years. Also: I am now officially a ...

Oh, for FUCK’S SAKE

I haven’t posted an update on the whole SAG-not-having-a-contract thing in a while since SAG was mired in infighting and nothing was really happening. Then the board removed the executive director and chief negotiator about a month ago and replaced them with people who were more willing to make a deal and avoid a strike. ...

Two Years Later 4

Two years after I set out to lose eighty pounds, I have swam and swam and ellipticaled and biked and I have now lost…seventy seven pounds. So the pace I set for myself last year was a little ridiculous – I wanted to lose 38 pounds in eight months, and I didn’t really take into ...

Oops

I got home half an hour ago. I have a 9:15 am doctor’s appointment. For me to get 6 hours of sleep, which is generally my minimum, I would need to go to sleep…five minutes ago. I’m going to be very happy when this week is over.