9.26.2008

Four day weekend

Since there isn't anyone trained to do my job at the bookstore, I can't take a full vacation unless I want to come back from relaxation to the overwhelming, undeniable urge of suicide. In order to try to take time off to recharge a bit — and hopefully work on writing/podcast stuff I NEED to do — I take the occasional four day weekend. Take off Thursday and Friday, relax, and hope that my magazines don't fall into complete disarray while I'm gone...

The plan, is I got time with my girlfriend on Thursday. Spending the day together. Making her brownies & dinner. Watching a movie or Heroes, or both...

Then Friday... Recording and assembling the podcast. No excuses. There's room on my hard drive. No one is gonna be home. I can just go nuts. Plan out some original music and fuck around with my guitar and keyboard... The difficult thing about working on the podcast — besides to technical issues with volume, which I should be able to fix — is that I'm quite shy, and don't like to think that I'm looking foolish. The epitome of that being, talking to myself in front of my computer, saying aloud, the most vile disgusting sexual acts that could pop into my head.

Just feeling that I need some privacy to do this sort of creative work. Writing itself, is a solitary act — especially this project. Living in Arizona, closing myself up in my bedroom. Headphones on, just writing. No real social life. Handful of friends living in the same house, but my depression holding me hostage...

Saturday, I'm watching my niece for the day. Don't know what I'm gonna do with her, but I figure I should pick up some of the all ages Spider-Man collections we have at the bookstore to try to keep her occupied. Molly might come over after work, too, and she'll help me control the little beastie...

Sunday... Don't know about Sunday. More podcast work. Should read some comics, too — tame the ever-growing stack I've been falling behind on. Been three months since I've read anything, at least according to the three unread issues of "Secret Invasion" I have...

No excuses. Gotta get this shit done. Figure that I need a pretty big buffer of podcasts, so that I can keep up a regular schedule. Two a week should be be a pretty good release schedule — one I'll be able to keep up. Not too much that people will fall behind on, and feel is too much of an obligation to stay on top of, and better than just one and having to go through an entire year to get the whole story. Thinking that I'll also post a once a week sort of Commentary Track blog to also bolster subscription content. Just need to keep giving people stuff to keep them interested and engaged.

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