•November 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Our apartment is behind a shopping center. In the shopping center is a Dairy Queen that I’ve been in to get Stace and Brian ice cream a bunch of times.
On October 30th, someone went into that Dairy Queen with a gun, and was chased out by the owner, who also had a gun. Shots were fired. I would’ve heard them. That scares the living crap out of me.
Mind you, I KNOW for a fact that we don’t live in a perfect neighborhood. There’s a convicted child molester around the corner. There are not-nice people across the street. Drugs are suspected. Not to mention our over the top neighbor on the residence board.
But still…those are all outside the house. Flying bullets could easily come inside the house. I was at work when this happened. I need to work. If I’d been home, what could I have done? Seriously? Not a hell of a lot.
That scares the hell out of me. The fact that my son walks right by the place on the way to and from the bus stop for school terrifies me. The utter helplessness pisses me off.
•November 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Thinking about confidence earlier tonight. See, I’m either REALLY, REALLY confident, or REALLY, REALLY not. Depends entirely on the situation. TV production? Fairly confident I know how to shoot, I know how to cut. The not-confident part comes from being in TV since 2000 and not really moving up. I know there’s still stuff I don’t know, but I try to learn. Learned something new tonight, in fact.
How about women? Well, I’m confident enough to know I’m married. Stace has told me how many women at Comp were interested in me, but I always used to half-think she was just trying to build my ego up. Then came the job at the post office distribution center. Me, being me, I talk to EVERYONE. Jokes, songs, encouragement, help, they all come out of me. Apparently, this was noticed. This was noticed so much that several of the women bemoaned the fact that I’d be leaving. One of them pulled me aside and pushed a note with her phone number into my hand. She wanted to go out with me. The fact that I was, you know, married, well, that didn’t matter. HOOO-boy.
What about my talents? I’ve had enough people compliment my writing so that I feel pretty good there. Why don’t I finish anything then? Partially because I’m always coming up with new things to start, partially because there’s things like work and sleep that get in the way. Not to mention Evil Dead video games. I’ve done professional voice work for a while, although not much lately.
•October 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment
And it still hurts like hell. We still miss you, Dad.
•August 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment
My son is one of the most caring, thoughtful people I know. Of any age.
There are a few homeless vets near where I work. The kid was awake when they came down to get me last night. Now, I get done work at 11:30 at night. He comes running out of the car and starts talking a mile a minute about seeing them. I asked what he wanted to do, and he said we should get them something. There’s a Wawa (an all-night convenience store, in case anyone reading this isn’t in this area.) We go over, get a couple sandwiches and some apples. The apples, my son thought, were important, We drive back down, and through some clever maneuvering on my part, get past both men he saw. My kid, my shy kid, opened the window and said, “Here, you need this more than we do.”
My wife gave birth to a wonderful person.
•August 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Brian got his blue handled kamas tonight. They fit in the slots I made in the shelf SO many moons ago. Now we just need to get him cases for all his weapons.
•August 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment
What I want, you can give me…
What, no New Monkees fans out there? Anywhere? Did you know there’s a Christmas version of that song? Surprised me.
What I WANT, is a production job. Somewhere where my gobs and gobs of creativity comes in handy. Considering getting certified in Final Cut and Avid to get better work. Not sure, though. There seem to be a literal glut of TV people around here, and whatever the opposite of glut is, quite a bit of that for jobs. Still, though, anything to stand out in a crowd would probably help. Just seems that there are very few full time video gigs around here.