Well, I’m off to a great start. Created this blog a month ago and as of this writing have one solid post. Progress! Shit, what can I say. You get distracted, think of other things, letting the day run away from you like the always-reliable F train. I’m sorry to disappoint you, ghost fans. You are my people. You know I don’t like to let you down. And I never will, again.
So what’s new in the world? What’s new in my life? Should I fill you in? I’m not much of a talker, or a blogger, for that reason. Which makes me the perfect candidate for Writer of this Blog. Or the presidency. Why not? I hear for the next election, presidential hopefuls will be selected via raffle tickets. Huzzah! I know that was a lame joke, and I’m not a “political” writer, so there won’t be many of those, but hell, it’s 9:21 am and only my second cup of coffee today, so cut me some slack.
So, onto the real topic of the day: Why Would You Pursue A Degree in Playwriting? Why indeed. I’ll tell you right off, it has in no way prepared me for my prospective career as telephone operator/liquor store stock boy/diarist/domino player/speed-walker. And that’s only during the morning hours. At night, I’m an absentee television watcher and persistent dreamer of things not worth remembering. So, they lied to me when they said I had a bright future ahead.
Your follow-up question to that might be “So what kind of future can I envision for myself as a prospective telephone operator/liquor store stock boy/diarist/domino player…etc?” Well, aside from the standard panic attacks and questions of self-worth that abound throughout the early hours, you are afforded the privilege of hearing other people’s problems and offering non-expert advice on how to solve them. Which makes me think I should have studied psychology instead.
My computer froze after that last sentence. Happenstance, or…Divine Intervention? I promise I will try not to offend. Or I will do so indiscriminately. For now, I guess I’ll count myself lucky that this thing hasn’t self-destructed yet. Til then, faithful readers!