Category Archives: reality check

When we decided to move to New York in 2008, I dreamed that somehow, some way, I could make money as a writer. Last fall, I finally got that job as an editor for a website. The opportunity came in the most random way and could have easily slipped under my radar, but it didn’t, and I landed that long-awaited place in the writing/media world.

Three months later, I was fired. The new website hadn’t taken off like Management hoped, and I was let go at the end of an otherwise productive work day. However,  a week later I was hired back for another writing role and that’s gone swimmingly.

All this work with words has unexpectedly put a choke hold on my extracurricular writing, namely this blog. After grinding copy through my head all day, I’ve stayed off the computer when I don’t need to be.

Writing for the masses, however, has left me missing the freedom to be myself in my writing – at times goofy, absurd and serious. It took Cool Mum to remind me that there’s a place where I can do that: this little blog of 800-some posts that we’ve worked on since July 2007. I kinda forgot…sorry about that.

I wanna get back in the swing of things here. There’s much more to say, like who I’m writing for, what I’m writing and how I feel about it all, but let’s start small.

See you tomorrow.

While working at my favorite coffeeshop today, I’m throwing glances over to the counter, to the dome of glass that sheltered what was a half-loaf of chocolate banana bread when I got here. With AM turned to PM, there might be a slice left. It’s hard to tell since the remnant has fallen facedown on the plate without its siblings to lean on, resigned to its fate. I really want to eat it, but I’m resisting because of my dang spare tire.  Continue reading

Have you seen the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? Simple premise: Jerry Seinfeld, an American stand-up comedian who rose to prominence yadda yadda yadda, takes his comedian friends out for a drive in fancy cars to get coffee. Cameras roll while they talk about anything. (It’s a web series about nothing!)

As you’d expect, the dialogue, as edited, veers into Jerry and guest laughing about the absurdities of life. I love that Jerry has episodes with two of my favorite comedians, Brian Regan and Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson. While watching these successful artists cruising carefree in vintage autos, I couldn’t help but feel jealous – but not because of their money or fame. Because of the laughs.  Continue reading