Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rough week

It's been a bad one, but I get those. Saturday, somehow I managed to blow out my rear brakes. The mechanic described the rear drums as "exploded." Neat trick. No idea how I did it and he wasn't giving me any tips on how not to do it again.

Cost $650. Getting to listen to yet another stranger tell me my credit is bad and why: priceless, but they still gave me the loan and a free lecture. My hopes for saving up for a down payment on a home were yet again dashed, but, luckily, the housing market is shot. I don't have to feel too bad. It's the fucking apocalypse. Why would I want to own anything more than a shotgun and some shoulder pads?

This sort of foretells me looking for a second job again... My wife likes this idea not at all, but she would probably like not having light and heat even less.

I managed to get another one of my stories circulated internationally. The downside is it was about Jesco White. Kind of depressing that the only way I can get noticed is if I write about crazed redneck dancers or radio stations who partner with a divorce attorney to grant some lucky someone. A. Dream. Divorce. Getaway! (insert applause and cheesy music)

The snakes novel is stalled. I'm frustrated and I can't get around it. I said I wasn't going to do this, but it might be time to work on one of other writing projects. I had a funny one. I could use a good laugh (as well as an evening of debauchery and fine dining).

Add to that, my nifty new video game I bought for my computer, apparently is too much for my system to handle. It would be fun to play, if I suffered from seizures. The handling is jerky. It's just a mess.

On the upside, I'm looking forward to the Polar plunge next week. I've managed to raise a few bucks for The Special Olympics and I'm modestly proud of getting to be a part of it. I'm also looking at doing my part to make it extra interesting. It all depends on whether I can find something in my size. I'm restarting the mailings of my novel this week, though I'm going to have to scale back to three per week. I have to make cuts. The postage and materials are just too much.

Winter sucks.


Anonymous said...

Who picked up the Jesco piece?

primalscreamx said...

Fark and one of the wire services.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the last two weeks of FARK and didnt see it?

primalscreamx said...

Tuesday, under Showbiz. It was the one that starts off "Poor WV family documentary is bankrolled by Johnny Knoxville..."