The Hungry Writer

An unemployed writer keeping sane during The Depression II.

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Another week down

Posted by The eDater on January 25, 2009

Apps today: 3

Projects worked on: 2

Fun for “freelancers” – try to guess the day! I figured it out when the post office door just wouldn’t open, no matter how hard I leaned. And I get out so little these days, I woulda been disappointed if there hadn’t been a 7-11 to browse nearby. Out in VT, things like 7-11 are exciting. Can’t wait to get to a city again – I mean, I love the nature and all, but in winter, most everything outdoorsy costs quite a bit of money.

Oh, I could go snowshoeing. But, honestly, I don’t know that I’m up for it. Nor that my snowshoes could really, actually, support me in the four feet or so of fluff out there now.

Tomorrow, though, I’m going to hit the slopes. I’ve still got two freebies left from my brief stint as a ski instructor – hadta quit when I found out that, 1, I was fired from the day job and would thus have to move, and 2, anything I earn from part-time work gets subtracted from my unemployment checks. Work for free? Hell no!

Randomly: I’m going through a bit of an MGMT phase. Mostly because my iPod has randomly chosen their albums with statistically improbable regularity. That, and they’re good.


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6 am? I swear, I’ll do better.

Posted by The eDater on January 25, 2009

I woke up at 6 am this morning. That’s shameful. It’s like I still have a job.

If the copywriters selling flirt-chat lines at 3:30 am can’t count on the eyeballs of the unemployed – not to mention that extra scent of desperation – who can they count on? I’m not holding up my end of the bargain.

I blame Vermont. It gets dark very early. There’s nothing to do. If you’re still up at midnight, it feels like you’re the only one. It feels like the whole night has already passed.

And it doesn’t help that the flirt-chat line commercials start at 10. Vermont’s early country.

Well, I’ll be moving down to cheap family rent in the city soon enough. I hope to improve my lack of schedule then.

And today, I was able to roll back over and nap until 9:30. That’s something. It’s something dammit!

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