Circumstantial flummery from a would-be spoonbean hustler.

Revising my definition of Busy

I don’t do a lot of heavy thinking and I don’t know that I’m particularly suited to the task, but I recognize that there is this pattern that I fall into on the blog: I go on a spree and hack out a lot of posts about any sort of subject, baseball, hockey, television shows, whatever comic or cartoon I’m jonesing over at the time, scripts, my philosophy on writing, etc… Then I go for a month or two without posting and upon coming back I talk about how busy I was, blah blah blah.

This version of ‘busy’ so far has included traveling, hanging out with friends, watching and doing all that stuff I mentioned above, mundane day-to-day, work etc– but not what I’d ideally like to consider ‘busy’ to be. I want BUSY to be all those things, my hobbies and scripts in production, my own short films off the ground and at least three brand spanking new scripts a year. I want to function off of four hours of sleep a night. I want to freak people out with the amount of shit I’m doing. I don’t particularly know how I’m going to do this, but that’s what I’ve decided I want my BUSY to be, so if you have any thoughts on how I can best do this, let me know.

Now, I have a really screwy work ethic. I say it’s a short attention span, but the consumption and assimilation of new knowledge makes me a little compulsive. My hobbies consist of:

  • playing guitar;
  • drawing, design & artwork;
  • web design, simple programming & stuff like The DARK KNIGHT ARG;
  • computers, simple electronics & soldering;
  • video games (TF2, Sam & Max ep2, Oblivion, Gamecube stuff currently);
  • 1000 years of literature, comic books, television & movies to catch up on;
  • randomly deciding I need to learn Japanese, or 3d modeling, or glasswork;
  • making t-shirts, buttons, stencils- Hell, anything I see that hits me just right I wanna do, see, or make.

But besides all that, I have to write scripts and I have to learn how to do that as best as humanly possible. I mean it sounds dumb when I say it, but I don’t care– that’s the definition that works for me. If you don’t get it, no hard feelings, I’ll buy you a beer and we can talk about baseball or hockey.

So I guess I need to get busy, dammit. Feel free to make a pun if it strikes you– bonus if you work in Hugh Laurie or George Clooney (who we all know reads the blog).