More like, busy as hell.
I have no business writing a post at this time when there's so much Real Business to attend to. Current state being, freelance writer answerable to three bosses in the midst of Deadline Season. Then there's always the husband, kids and home. And training to run better. And social commitments. Friends and family. You know, life.
Then again, we could all use a little diversion. Hence, this post about today's piece of diversion provided by Jonathan Ames. Since one of my current writing gigs is a TV magazine show, I especially enjoyed reading his essay How to write a TV show, sort of. He says, "every step of the way there is a maddening and stressful fear of failure, but since making a TV show is such a collaborative art, there's also a great deal of camaraderie and holding onto each other for dear life." Yeah.
At least we hold perceptions in common, Ames and I. That's it. Because as far as talent goes... he is one of the funniest writers I've read. Then he creates one of the best TV comedies around. Bored To Death Season 2 is coming soon. Yay!
I wish I could remember all those hilarious lines from Season One. Such as, Jonathan: "I still like the way pot makes me think! ...maybe its healthy!" Suzanne: "Pot is NOT healthy!" Jonathan: "They give it to cancer patients!" Suzanne: "You don't have cancer!" Funny. Another favorite from Jonathan's editor/boss/best friend, "You're like me Johnathan, we enthral, and then we disappoint." High-larious. Funnier in the actual scene though and funnier if you knew them.
Blah blah blah over. Back to work. Yes, at past 8 in the evening when kids are asleep and despite Pappy enticing me to watch some mindless TV...