I really need to update this thing more than once a week. That being said, time for my weekly update!
Let's see... I'm finally starting to get into a good workout routine. That's nice because I'm also starting to gain a couple pounds. Nothing serious, but it's obvious I've been lazy lately and it's time to get to the gym regularly.
I'm still playin' poker online. The past couple days have been good for me and I'm still way up overall. I had a couple weeks there where I wasn't running so hot, but I'm back on track now. I hope to be able to finance my trip to Vegas next month with my winnings.
Turns out I'm getting a nice tax return this year. I wasn't expecting anything, so I'm having to figure out what to do with the extra cash. I think I'll probably just sock it away or throw it at my loans or something awesomely super duper fun like that.
I went into the leasing office to drop off my rent and I asked the guy in there if he could recommend some good places around Plano to eat. His response: "You got a date or somethin'?" Of course I had to tell him that I'm just tired of "the chains" and I want some local variety. As he was suggesting a few places, a girl that works in the office came in and heard what he was saying. She said, "You got a date or something?" My first reaction was to be the funny guy and say, "That depends on if you're free tonight.", but I held my tongue and just said, "No, just looking for some good food." The guy that was already telling me places was kind enough to bail me out by saying, "He's just getting tired of eating at the chains." It took me a good ten minutes to recover from feeling like a total loser, but I'm doing alright now.
I sent out some more mailers to local agents this week. That puts me right around twenty... I haven't heard anything back except for the few I've had returned undeliverable. I'm going to do one follow-up call (from my first set) tomorrow and then six or seven follow-ups next week. All I need is one stinkin' agent to pick me up, but I guess that's easier said than done.
Meanwhile, I'm looking for all the angles I can find, so I've been writing. Saturday night, I finished my first screenplay. It's only a short (about 20 pages), but it's a start. It's better than I thought it would be and I think it'll be "decent" after the first re-write. I'm thinking through it and revising it now and hopefully will finish the second draft in a couple weeks. Then, I'll start another screenplay of a different ilk. The first one was a 'drama' (I guess) and the second will probably be more straight comedy. ...or at least it'll be comedy to me. It might just be "stupid" or "terrible" to everyone else. At least I'm keeping myself entertained!
A good friend is in town and we're having dinner tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to seeing someone from back home and having some good food and conversation. I don't get much of either since I spend most of my time on the couch, watching something on TiVo and playing poker.
I'm not breaking up this post with little headings because I don't feel like it. I'm really writing all this gibberish for myself anyway, so the headings really wouldn't serve a point. Peace out!