riding the livejournal wave.
I probs don't have a long entry in me tho.
What's up? Wel, I've been sick for the first time in a long time. Not like, barf up a lung sick, but definitely weak, drippy, coughy, don't wanna do nothin' sick. I put in a day of writing at the coffee shop today but called it quits and was home and in my jammies by 3:30 this afternoon.
When life throws germs at me, I usually take it as a prime opportunity to up the relaxation. I'm not a Dayquil kinda guy. Unfortunately, I have too many things going at once to just kick back and watch cartoons, which is really what I like to do when life throws germs at me. So today as soon as I got in my jammies I had to keep writing.
I've been on an ongoing hustle to get more college teaching gigs. I have a pitch for a class in the spring, and might be able to take over a different one in the fall. And it's all maybe and possibly, and talk to this person, and CV here and design a syllabus there. It's a lot of work doing planning and emails and fluff work without any guarantee that it'll lead to actually getting the jobs. So, you know, sort of like that blind cover letter bombardment, only it's impossible to not get increasingly invested the more emails go into each of these potential gigs.
The good news, kinda sorta, is that I lifted myself out of my writing block a bit, finally turning out new pages of Rabbit. I may stare at the computer for 5 hours to get 5 pages, but they are coming. It just took a while to get in the right mindset to write, and now that I'm there I want to stay there.
With both of these time sucks it's no surprise I'm falling sooooooooooo behind on this freelance thing , and...you know what? I just realized how incredibly boring this is. I'm sure I've written pretty much the same thing for the past few entries.
But aside from that, life is pretty rad. I'm getting really excited for Thanksgiving. Normally I could really give a fuck about this holiday, but this year is a friendsgiving in Portland, and it's a great selection of homies who are all trying to be together. Oakland is ok, but I really think I like it better when I can get someplace else on the regular. After Thanksgivin' is X-mas and I really can't wait. This has been my longest away from the east coast, and I'm trying to figure out how to stay east as long as I can, and still be a part of a possible west coast friend convention for new years.