in my mind, i’m already gone


My vacation begins officially December 19th. I don’t have plans on going anywhere except the deep recesses of my mind in Dreamland which involves sleeping past 9 AM without worry of missing phone calls from my office phone. Actually, the ringer on my phone is already off (sometimes, especially on Mondays, I leave the ringer off and wait for the red lights to tell me when my phone is ringing). And whenever I leave my desk for the day, I’m rarely concerned about missing calls.

But not only do I get an extend stay in Dreamland, but I can actually write when I feel like writing. This is why I chose December to focus on my screenplays, because I knew I’d have these 2 weeks to devote some “anytime” time to them. Whereas when I’m at work, I can’t run upstairs to type out a scene or wake up in the middle of the night to type out a conversation when I know I need to remain asleep so I can work the next day. I always get those strong urges to write at the wrong times. It’s a terrible cycle.

With that, I’ll just say I didn’t get much script work done this weekend. It’s not like I didn’t try. I just wasn’t feeling it. So instead of forcing myself, I just watched movies, talked with friends, relaxed, listened to new music and had some delicious Jamaican food! And when I say I watched movies… I watched about 5 in a 24 hours span. Not that that’s new for me, I just haven’t done it in a while. I haven’t written reviews for these movies (which included The Visitor, His Girl Friday, The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008), Horton Hears a Who and This Christmas) yet, but they will be on my MySpace shortly.

Also, I think what I will do from now on is post reviews for movies I’ve seen in theaters on this blog as well as on MySpace. So look for The Day The Earth Stood Still in the very near future. Wow, that almost sounds like an actual threat.

On a sad note, I lost a dear friend and semi-prized possession over the weekend. Friday I was having lunch with my friend, and I shared that the belt I was wearing was tearing and how I thought I’d have another month left with it. I was off by a month and an hour when is snapped while I was shopping at the Mart. Fortunately no one noticed, except for me and anyone looking at my face with my sudden look of fear and embarrassment. Fortunately my jeans are not that loose that they would immediately fall because then I would’ve been in a lot more trouble.

But besides stopping dead in my tracks and looking like I lost my wallet or my keys, I was in the clear. I checked out and moved to my car as quickly as possible making sure my pants kept up with me. When I got to the car I checked the damage, cried a little bit, then went home. Ah, good times. As for happier news, guess who’s first in getting all their wrapped gifts under the tree? And yes, I’ll admit, I cheated and had practically all my gifts shipped already wrapped. So call me lazy.

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One comment on “in my mind, i’m already gone
  1. Melissa Donovan says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you thought of The Day The Earth Stood Still. I’ll wait till video, but I’m always interested in reviews. That sucks about your belt. It’s always a bummer to lose something you really like and use a lot.

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