I want to write and tell stories.

Monday, June 19, 2006

V-Day Update

Well, that was fun. So, how has it been going I hear you ask? Well I thought rather than write a long boring blog entry on it, I would provide you with a visual journey of my last few days.

First off was this…….

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I thought it went well.

Got lots of ….

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Which put me in a nice….

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state of mind.

Afterwards I applied the ever faithful….

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Baby peas were on special…..no conjecture allowed.

Again, going well, but then …

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morphed to……

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And I started to feel like I had been…

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Or by …

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Or this…

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I must say at this stage, I can normally stand a fair amount of pain. When younger, I woke up the morning after a bit of a kick to the hand at karate and went to my father asking if maybe I should see a doctor. I then showed him my finger, which closely resembled…

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So, I think I have the pain thing covered. Anyway, after lying around for a few days like this…

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And taking lots of ……

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I am starting to feel better. I could not complete the second week of the 14DSP due to this handicap, as I could not sit for long, and no way anything with the word lap was getting anywhere near my lap. Next week I am by myself so I am doing my own 7DSP programme. Yeay me.

Hope everyone is well.
PS 12 photos at 1000 words per photo...a 12000 word plus post......not bad! :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Big Feet?

Following on from the last post, this thought struck me the other day.

We all know what the old joke (truth perhaps) about men who own these types of cars.

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Well was just wondering......what do you presuppose about men who own these types?

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Just wondering.


Thursday, June 08, 2006


I am heading to a doctor this afternoon, a specialist in fact(he better be an extremely skilled specialist in fact) to discuss the snip.

So I thought that might be amusing to blog about. Yes, go straight to the dick jokes and you can't go wrong, generally. So, I thought I would see if these particular doctors have an important sounding name.

They may have, I gave up after the first article linked in the google response. I have posted the first thing I read below:

"If you want to locate a doctor who performs no-scalpel vasectomies"

Excuse me? WTF squared!

What the hell do they use if it is not a scalpel?

A spoon?
Two bricks?
You walk in, he kicks you in the nuts and says thanks that''ll be $200 bucks?

I did not research any further.

That's just scary...

UPDATE: Can I just make a small suggestion to all doctors? Can we get some sort of standard in place were a patient gets at least 60 seconds in the office before his pants are around his ankles and his scrotum is being scrunched?

I mean, really, is that too much to ask. A couple of how's the family, football was good on the weekend, rain would be helpful. I don't think I'm asking too much.

You could mention you were the doctor who has won a number of game shows like who wants to be a millionaire. Yes! That doctor is going to be my bestest friend next Thursday, which will now be known and celebrated as V-Day.

He should also turn down the air-conditioning, in that job, cold hands should not be allowed!
PS got an email tonight, a group wants me down the coast for an interview next week. If this came off it would be hilarious. You'll get the joke later, but lets just say it has everything to do with monkeys.

Need a break from the 14DSP

There are many a self confessed geek out there in the scribosphere. Many of you are like me battling the writing demons over this 14 day pagan literary festival.

Everyone needs a break.

Go here, laugh, then go write some more. The true test of your geekiness is if you bookmark this site. :) The ultimate test is if you already new this site existed. I found it through this, so I can still claim amatuer geek status. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19393667-421,00.html


Saturday, June 03, 2006

14 Day Screenplay Just Got Decidedly Easier...

Yes, indeed it has. You may not remember, but I sell, software to hotels and resorts for a living. That was until Friday. Sales have been very hard this year with the new company I started with, and they informed me late Thursday that I would no longer be required.


Many reasons that sales have not been as strong as we all thought they would have been. Main reason is that majority of new projects that we can have a crack at over here, are what we call Trust properties, very similar to your condo's. For Trust in Oz, you need specialised software. The company I was working for, does not yet have that software..........soooooooooo trying to sell something that everyone (mostly) has and you don't, gets a little hard. Any new hotels that are not Trust, generally have one of the bigger hotel chains names attached and they all use a system called Fidelio, due to contracts signed at head offices in the US. Soooooo again, it gets hard, there are approximately 4 new software vendors around this year, and they all think it is a great idea to have a price war, so in addition to not having the right software at present, a number of competitors are coming in at 50% of my tenders.

I would rather be given the role of showrunner on Faith & Hope. :)
By the way, anyone who wants to correspond with me, best not to use my old work email anymore, my old boss is now using my old laptop and all email is directed to her, and I can assure you unreservedly, she will not be any help with a screenplay. She will miss me, guess who she volunteered to write many of her letters, and opening and closing remarks for major demos, after we discussed my desire to write screenplays :) ahuh.

Besides, in exit interview, my boss said she would happily be my referee, and would happily have me back if things pick up for them. So all good that way, it was purely a business decision, which is fine.

I have been wanting more time to write and finish a few of these ideas off, so now I have it.

Financially we are fine, we have some decent savings and quite a bit of equity in the house, which can keep us going for many, many months. It is different though, when you have children. Do you know what you can get for them on the black market? Damn, we're right for at least 2-3 years based on that alone. :) Angelina has got the market so excited, it's peaking at new heights!

In all seriousness though, it is no big drama, I have had many offers of help from guys in the industry already, there are things out there that I could start in tomorrow if I want to. At this stage though, I am going to just take a few weeks and write. I am looking forward to it so much plus getting some time with the kids. My daugher was just about doing cartwheels in the lounge because Daddy was on holidays!! My wife agrees, and is supportive(and excited to have me home to help with the kids in the mornings), and she knows I am going to go all nightowl on her :)

I have a note from my doctor that I have to go see him asap about my recent cholesterol. Obviously more good news. Yeah. So, excercise and healthy eating is going to be part of this rejuvination period. :)

Other than that, it is into the 14 Day Screenplay, my plan, well for me, is to finish the one I have been working on, which has quite a few pages written already, and then finish another of the ideas I have. I am torn between three ideas. If I can't decide which one by the time I am ready to start, I might put it up for a quick vote here.

Optimistic Reader, thanks for the good luck in the previous post, same to you and all people undertaking the 14DSP!! It is already 3rd June here, so I am off to write.

If at any time, this 14DSP seems overwhelming, just read the old Australian proverb (supposedly) I came across the other day. It is under my profile that is at the top right of the page.

Hmmmmmmmm shirts with 14DSP written across them.......no-one would know! It would be a secret society,......mwahahaha.......okay, time for that later......writing first.


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