Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Yo ho, Yo ho, a writer's life for me.
It's tough work being a 'woman of leisure'. And that's not a prostitute, I looked it up.
Working on week 2 of...nothing really...I'm getting used to this state of what I'm beginning to call 'writer's life'. It's what I think being a writer must be like, except I'm not actually getting paid to write, nor am I actually writing. Technicalities. Pshaw.
I am, however, catching up on much needed TV and Movies. I am also considering writing an OC spec. Jesus H. Christ, son of a bad carpenter...can Cohen keep it together for his nana? I'm thinking of killing her. Is that mean? A nana funeral. Wait - has that been done? Sigh...I don't know this show well enough.
So...if I'm limited to shows I know well, that would be MacGyver, Quantum Leap and X-Files. All canceled, but personally watched since first episode to last. Those were the days- coming home from school/work and watching bad TV until bedtime! (yes, despite my loving of those shows, I do acknowledge they are 'bad' from a writing standpoint.) Possibly from an acting standpoint as well. Although I have an actress friend who was on both MacGyver and Quantum Leap, and I didn't recognize her. Years into our friendship she told me...I was deeply deeply shamed. Also deeply deeply jealous, as she knew Richard Dean Anderson personally. I am clearly not the fan-geek I thought I was if I have to look up my actual friends on IMDB. I still harbor a secret fantasy that she'll invite RDA and I both to some event of hers and we'll hit it off. 25 year age difference...Pshaw. My Dad said I could marry anyone as long as they're younger than him. RDA makes it by 2 months. Whew.
Too bad Star Trek is off the air. As much as I dislike that show now, I was the utmost of NG geeks. I mean...I went to conventions. More than one. I think I had a crush on Data. Is that wrong? Liking a machine? I mean, he wouldn't cry or call you a poseur, or stalker, so maybe those are the types of men I need. But then he also wouldn't laugh at my jokes...and that is really the only thing I have going for me, other than really nice legs...I'm told.
I was also thinking of doing a LOST, but I'm sure everyone and their long-lost hatch-raised brother had that idea. Oh...did I give away my plot idea? oops. See...it wasn't that brilliant anyway. Maybe I should have a guest star. Like Shakira. She shows up as an 'other' but also Shakira. Brilliant! Why am I unemployed?
So...back to the grindstone. Must watch OC, must come up with brilliant spec so that I'll get hired for some brilliant new show, become famous, hook up with RDA, and become a REAL woman of leisure.
It's a hard life, but somebody's got to do it.