a moment by moment diary
I read "fargo" as "fandango" and I was like wow, the weird ticket place has a screenplay!
sounds like you need to write a screenplay about that couple!
Fun fact, room temp water is the best at hydrating human bodies, because it takes your body the least amount of energy to get to temp!
perhaps as a comfort, my idea of being a writer is not having written since the pandemonium, having one poem published that I wrote in 2017/18, and riding that high enough to write a 20-minute poem about venus flytraps
also I am writing all these comments here, SO
From my sense of Lauren (entirely from this substack) she does not seem like the shaming type!
Oh my fucking god the link to the Zillow house hit me hard. I'm currently working part time while using the extra time for screenplay writing and project development, which means a ton of the wandering around thinking I'm an idiot stuff you posted above, and then my wife will send me three or four links to houses on Zillow (house-hunting is her hobby) and I'll be like "Jeez I get it we'll never afford a house on my income, sheesh."
I love this, you had me (and everyone else) long before great lines like "Once Freedom was off, then boy I was really free" (and when things got serious and you shifted gears from "poo" to the "S-word" when things started to move (as in the writing). So glad you're joined S20
Ah so happy you joined STSC because finding you is a joy
The great thing about being a writer is that nothing is truly bad bc everything is really just something to write about.
love love love!
in particular (but in no particular order, other than the order they happen, so in YES particular order):
"I hope you find it well."
"I am, as they say in Rome, a writer." (it's all greek to me)
"even my imposter syndrome has imposter syndrome"
"keep a log of it all in case its funny" (hard relate! ask me sometime about the time i kept a log of my thoughts during a flight where i had taken a weed edible to see if that was a good idea)
"now it’s time to write."
"Check my substack"
"the ol poo + nap combo, like butch cassidy and his sundance son."
"I am allowed to be a human who poos and naps just like Wilder does."
the word "muster"
"12:12PM" (my grandma's birthday is/was 12/12)
"Put some analogs on the fire jesus christ Alex."
"To do my best (vs being the best) as MYQ KAPLAN so eloquently put recently" (this guy!)
"What about life imitating the dumb thoughts in our minds am I right fellas?"
"She said yes!!"
"In a groove now! But its time to meditate"
"I could really taste the squish"
"I stay home like a ding dong folding laundry."
the word "waddle"
"Hold your people close, and your enemies cloister."
"you can share this with your family members (NO FRIENDS)"
Loved the mole line the best! A bittersweet chronicle of living the dream, the life of a writer.
Lol dude this was great. I genuinely enjoy reading your pubs. (Hoping this offers some reassurance to the fact that you’re a good writer and father)...negative self talk sucks ive been deep in that hole before, keep your head up