Still Coming Down

So, after the Meetup last weekend, there was nowhere to go but down. No matter how much money I won at poker, how many times I beat the computer (Advanced setting) at Scrabble, or how many Australian-Outback snuff films I watched, this weekend was fated to be a letdown. But, in summary, I nearly doubled my money (coughcoughtendollars) playing poker, used my laptop for its current sole purpose (playing Scrabble), and watched Wolf Creek with some friends.

But things are starting to look up, methinks. This coming weekend, we’re off to the beach* for my office’s annual retreat.

. . .

Actually, that’s about it.

Okay, kidding. At lunch today, I went home to watch the end Big Love, which I DVR’d last night. There was a little time between the end of the previews for next week and the end of the recorded time, so I fast-forwarded until I struck gold. That’s right, a teaser for the new season of Deadwood, which starts next month. Seriously, my heart skipped a beat.

In other this-is-bound-to-get-me-excommunicated-from-the-Internets news, I went there.

Oh, AND also on the “creative writing” front, I submitted my first list to McSweeney’s a few weeks ago and recently received the inevitable rejection. So here’s the list:

Reasons My Friends and Coworkers Have Given for Not Coming to See My Band Play

I fell asleep.
I had to work late.
I had to get up early.
I’ll be out of town. I mean I WAS out of town.
I drank too much. And then fell asleep.
You’re depressing. Sorry.
We had a show someplace else that night. Your wife said we were pretty tight, too.
You’re in a band?
We went to another show. Hope you didn’t put us on the guest list.
I don’t really like your band.

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* I hate the beach.

Posted by Scott-san on 05/08 at 03:01 PM
 
  1. I’ve been rejected by McSweeney’s three times.  Hey - let’s sneak out at night and set fire to Geese A’Plenty!  That dude gets quoted when he orders a cab, goddamn it…

    Posted by dan  on  05/08  at  03:55 PM
  2. The editors likely see too much of themselves in that list...so stop inviting them to see your band and maybe you can get published.

    Posted by will  on  05/08  at  04:39 PM
  3. That’s hilarious. 

    I love McSweeney’s.  I love their lists, like the Top Ten Movies You Won’t See on Lifetime Television, and the Klingon Fairy Tales.

    They don’t know what they’re missing!  Your stuff is good.  Keep trying.

    Posted by teahouseblossom  on  05/08  at  05:48 PM
  4. I fucking love everything in this post.

    Posted by estella  on  05/09  at  07:52 PM
  5. You forgot:
    “You keep playing shows with people I don’t want to run into ever, let alone pay money to see.”

    And how about:
    “I was too tired after staying up late printing your CDs.”

    Just kidding.  We only stayed up until 10pm or so, but that’s pretty late for a pregnant lady.  OH!  And how about:
    “I was too pregnant.”

    Tee hee.

    Posted by  on  05/10  at  01:19 PM
  6. how about “I live several hundred miles away.” ?

    weeeeaaaak! i know. sorry dude. grin

    Posted by  on  05/16  at  09:12 AM
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