Monday, August 06, 2007

And then from the quiet

So Slapdash went pretty well:

Yep, that there's pretty much what it looks like. Speaks for itself, I'd say. And yes, that came from the scene I wrote. Ya never know what you're going to find in a theater's prop storage, eh?

So I think this is the longest I've gone without posting in quite some time. Even though it's only been a week and some change, it feels a bit odd to be back at it. After Slapdash was over, I felt sort of depleted, and not just in a creative sense, but just all around. I felt hungry for input, with no pressing desire to output. Or better yet, I felt less like giving and more like receiving. Like some kind of involuntary greed that I didn't like the feel of and couldn't manage to shake off. I wasn't the most patient person on the planet last week, but I managed to do some things for myself that seem to have helped me snap out of it. For one, Ash and I spent the week mostly avoiding the television, choosing instead to spend our free evenings with our noses stuck in books. We'd become much too comfortable plopping ourselves down in front of the TV after we got the GooGoo to sleep, and I was kind of starting to hate it. Not to mention the fact that my usual reading habit had gone totally to shit following the close of last semester. You'd think with no more assigned school reading to do, I'd have jumped back onto the pleasure-reading boat, but it just didn't happen that way. But thanks to our friends Jeff and Tara, we've now started down the Harry Potter path, which I've found is a nice place to be. I also started reading Lonesome Dove, a book that I've been meaning to get going on for some time even though I've never read a western that I can remember. See, it was apparently my father's favorite book, and I guess having a second child of my own on the way (another boy, no less), my curiosity about this person who was my father is once again rekindled, and I'm back to looking for clues about him.

I'm gonna go read now.

10 comments:

yer mama said...

Nice Penis!

Jonathon Morgan said...

i haven't even read your post yet. i just saw that giant penis in my feed reader and am now nursing the holes burned into my eyes.

Whit said...

I saw it in my feed too, and thought you found my old amateur video.

Whew!

Now that you've found Potter you'll be reading non-stop for a while.

Bubblewench said...

Nice Penis... glad it seems to have all gone well.

Enjoy the books... you will love Harry Potter series and Lonesome Dove is one of my all time faves.. great novel.

Jason said...

I see the viking helmet made it in, too.

We've been reading instead of watching TV in the evenings too. We don't have cable and the networks might as well shut down in the summer. I might give Lonesome Dove a try, I'm looking for something to read.

Mitch McDad said...

I'm in the middle of an all night insomnia bout and I have to see that? Now i definitely won't be able to sleep.

chicago pop said...

My input/output ratio is usually around 70/30 or 80/20. Gotta feed the mental engine. WHenever I'm feeling depleted I totally pass the reigns to my Id, and read whatever I really, really WANT to, not what I should, and then only as long as I want to. Indulging in ADD somehow stimulates things and then the big ideas start coming.

radioactive girl said...

It is amazing that having kids suddenly makes a person realize their parents were people too besides just being their parents. I have been really interested in getting to know who my mom is besides just my mom, something I never would have even thought about if not for having my own kids.

Have fun reading!

Island Girl said...

Good on you for slaying the TV beast. I barely watch it now. I definitely have to choose between reading blogs and TV, there's no way I could do both. Readings blogs is better.

Jason said...

Um - isn't cockfighting illegal?

Lonesome Dove is excellent; the umpteen sequels and prequels, not so much.