Monday, November 13, 2006

The Whirlwind

Reap the whirlwind... whoa...

GM (yes, that GM) offered me a job... don't really want to take it, but it's good money and might allow me to transfer to Los Angeles.

My little independent film script is generating some interest... crazy. Seems too good to be true, which means it probably is.

One of my scripts, Theorem, was just labeled as "blockbuster material" by a Hollywood reader. Does this bode well for my screenwriting future? Is it a fluke/flash-in-the-pan? Spin me around and... well, never mind...

Just applied to graduate school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first of two intended Masters degrees... the second I want to get from the University of California, Los Angeles. What can I say? I'm vain and I think the MFA, MFA on my business card would look cool.

More reality TV show jobs are coming my way... maybe... and it's another maybe if I can take them or not... double maybes? Probably not good... as in double not good. Fuck me.

If I move to Vegas, I've got a place to live, but I have to ditch my dogs... that's going to seriously suck. I get to keep my cats, though... provided they don't run away before then.

Have a court date on the 30th. Wish me luck in staying out of jail. No, really... wish me luck in staying out of jail.

Have a physical on the 29th. Wish me luck in increasing my VA disability. I like free money. Don't lie, you do, too. You just won't like my free money as much as I will.

Trying to join an Army Reserve unit in Bell, California. It's in spitting distance from LA (literally... you can spit to Bell from Los Angeles) and involves a $15k bonus. I should probably bite my tongue and sign the fucking contract, shouldn't I?

Got a new cell phone plan (finally). If you have Sprint PCS, call me... it's free now.

About 20 pages from finishing another script. CIA thriller... I like it. I think it's better than Theorem, which means it probably sucks.

The Departed is the best movie I've seen all year and the second Scorsese movie in a row to really and truly affect me.

Somebody save me (and by somebody, I mean a beautiful, intelligent, talented, and sexy woman who will buy me Chargers season tickets next year... provided she's employed and not in grad school, in which case I'll buy the tickets myself and bring her with me).

Life is a whirlwind... and what a fun ride it's been so far...


Anonymous said...

Bite the tongue.
Sign the contract ( I did )
Take the Free Money ( I'm going to as well )
And lastly, get rich and give me half for the hell of it :)
Life is more of a shit storm than a whirl wind

Posted by Cowan on November 14, 2006 - Tuesday - 3:48 AM

Anonymous said...

Big YAY for you! How exciting! No, really, I am totally excited for you!

You wrote something called THEOREM and I missed that? Any chance that I might get to lay eyes on that? BEFORE I have to pay $8 for a ticket?

Posted by **JEAN** on November 14, 2006 - Tuesday - 7:16 AM

PattiKen said...

Reading this four years after the fact, what comes to mind is "Life is what happens when you are making other plans."

So did you? Get the MFAs, join the Reserves, move to LA, stay out of jail, give up your dogs,sell a script, and find that fantasy woman? (No, never mind the last one. She doesn't exist.)

She Writes said...

Jeff--I never knew about the script. Humble you ;).

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