Strike 2

Got word back, and once again, the phone interview didn’t lead to the face to face. My inside source insists that there’s someone who wants to hire me. That, however, begs the question as to why she didn’t just hire me way back when. Ah well, we move forward.

these are actually really intriguing. shoot me some.

1: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?

2: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused?

3: What if I told you that you were pretty?

4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?

5: Are you interested in anyone right now?

6: What are you looking forward to in the next week?

7: Do you want to be single?

8: Did you go out or stay in last night?

9: How late did you stay up last night?

10: Can you recall the last time you realized you liked someone a lot?

11: Last three things you had to drink?

12: Have you pretended to like someone?

13: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?

14: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?

15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?

16: Think back five months ago, were you single?

17: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?

18: Hold hands with anyone this week?

19: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?

20: What would you name your future daughter?

21: Do you miss anyone?

22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?

23: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?

24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?

25: Have you ever cried from being so mad?

26: Who did you last see in person?

27: Are you listening to music right now?

28: What is something you currently want right now?

29: What is the last thing you said out lot?

30: How is your heart lately?

31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?

32: Are you wearing socks?

33: What do people call you?

34: Will you talk to the person you like tonight?

35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?

36: Who did you last share a bed with?

37: Did you do something bad today?

38: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?

39: Do you get stressed out easily?

40: Will you sing today?

41: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?

42: Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?

43: Have you ever been taken to the emergency room in an ambulance?

44: What are you listening to right now?

45: What is wrong with you right now?

46: What is on your wrists right now?

47: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wea

48: What do you like better: hot chocolate or hot apple cider?

49: Do you make wishes at 11:11?

50: Are you a good artist?

51: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?

52: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?

53: Ever been on a golf cart?

54: Do you have trust issues?

55: Ever stayed up all night on the phone, with who?

56: Do you own something from Hot Topic?

57: Do you use chap stick?

58: Have you ever slapped someone in the face?

59: Do you have a little sister?

60: Have you ever been to New York?

61: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?

62: Have you hugged someone within the last week?

63: What were you doing at midnight last night?

64: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?

65: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

66: Were your last three kisses from the same person?

67: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?

68: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?

69: Will next Friday be a good one?

Mild insomnia tonight. I slept about 4 hours, so there’s that. I’m not sure if it was the need to pee or a racing mind that woke me up, but they likely both played a hand. At any rate, after laying in bed for an hour, I got up.

There’s a run of insomnia going through the Crabby house as of late. Mrs Crabby has had a fierce run of it these past 2 weeks. There’s been a handful of nights where she’s slept in that time.

I reckon it’s only fair that it’s my turn.

As far as a busy mind goes, there’s a few culprits, a mixed bag. I’m hoping there’s good news on the way from the recent phone interview. It would put me closer to a line of work that’s more in line with what I’m good at.

There’s also the fact that I’ve got editing on the brain. It’s nice to have this kind of motivation, first time in a while.

100 pages to go. Here comes the heavy lifting, the dirty work. Some surgical reworking ahead. Here there be dragons.

You lovely jerks better buy this thing.

OK, I’m going to turn my brain off and play some video games now.


Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.




talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.

At the time of this writing…

…I’ve shorn the better part of 4000 words from the original manuscript.

I know that I can on, but that’s just ridiculous.

I’ve got about 130 pages to go, so the slaughter shall continue.

So, the call went well. My inside source confirms that she was asked for a recommendation not long after. I’m not yet too cynical to recognize good juju when it surfaces.

For all you positive thinkers and well wishers, I thank you.

Any time I think that I could be a beefcake like Chris Evans, it just makes me want actual cake.