A Working Sunday

I am sitting here on a Sunday morning and by “sitting here” I mean fidgeting endlessly, trying to make myself address any one of the array of assignments I’m responsible for. I could:

  • finish reading and reviewing short-fiction workshop stories
  • write a 1200-word commentary on H.L. Mencken and what he means to political humor today
  • write something for my “Story-a-Day” project
  • keep plugging away at a 60-page script for which I have seven pages complete
  • outline a quest for an on-campus MMO project for which I’m lead writer
  • call and interview someone for a 4,000-word nonfiction article I’m responsible for
  • take a shower and eat breakfast

Argh! I have set before myself an incredibly ambitious amount of work, so much that all I want to do right now is curl up and fall back asleep in spite of the pot of coffee I just drank. This is the moment I’m working to overcome; I would like to have this amount of work not even faze me, but right now I feel frozen to the spot. I’m a stevedore at the wharf, loading boxes onto a ship and above me unwinding at steady pace is a heavy rope which supports a pallette of claw-foot bathtubs. I’m growing cold in the shadow of this calamity, but can’t move my feet and all the jazz in the world isn’t helping.

I aim to read this later when some of this has paid off and laugh, but right now it’s SO FRUSTRATING. /presses nose to grindstone



Burning up this midnight oil trying to get this little blogspace up and running. All that come now are cliches and blanket statements. At any rate…okay, let me start over: What media have I taken in and digested this week? Here:

  • I’ve begun reading Sarah Vowell’s “The Wordy Shipmates”
  • I watched David Mamet’s “Oleanna”
  • I played “Launchball” on sciencemuseum.org.uk

The only thing I really haven’t talked about in some detail is Launchball, and I’ll be doing that sometime this week or maybe this weekend when I blast out more consumer product reviews. For now, it’s time for bed. See you, space cowboy.

Amazon.com Reviews

See my reviews at Amazon.com.

So far, they are:

  • Call of Duty 4: Game of the Year Edition (XBOX360)
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2)
  • We Love Katamari (PS2)
  • Oleanna (1994)
  • Lexar Platinum II SD 2GB
  • “Lamb Special Gift Ed.: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal” by Christopher Moore
  • Singing Revolution (2007)

More to come soon!