Archive for October, 2010

So, here we are. It’s the end of October and this little experiment. We had some laughs, some cries, some awkward silences and some kitty pictures. What happens now? Well, for this site, it’s going to go dormant for a little bit. The daily posting schedule is going to slide down to a few times […]


I had a conversation with my friend Mark the other day about work hours. He explained that he and his brother have conversations about work, where his brother talks about his standard 9-to-5, which guarantees a certain amount of money each week with a standard routine, while Mark works freelance production which tends to fluctuate […]


I’ve done a few interviews before in my time, and I feel like I’ve interviewed all the greats: Judge Judy, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and famous of all, Howie Mandel. But, after some dealings, I managed to secure an interview with one of the biggest stars of all: Dumba, the cat that lives outside […]


Little things have a tendency to humble us. When I worked at the Buckeye, our production manager came over to my desk and asked if we could turn down the lights. I said sure and I didn’t ask why. About 20 minutes later, sitting in darkness and hearing fussing and movement behind me, I turn […]


There’s an old comedy rule that odd numbers are funnier than even numbers. Why? I really think it has to do with the unexpectedness of an odd number. Evens are quickly paired off, but odds leave interesting loose ends that surprise your expectation. “I rode astride an army of six humpback whales wearing bandoleers” doesn’t […]


Sometimes I feel like I have to get a running start when it comes to writing, which is probably going to be one the main challenges to this project next month. Mainly, I need a good amount of time before I can leap into work: email, sites checks, news, email check again, Twitter, email check […]


Just as the prophecy foretold nearly 24 hours ago, here’s Part 2 of my talk with Mark Gonzales and Rebecca Taylor. As we get closer to NaNoWriMo, we’re going to be shifting focus slightly to talk about the writing process and that ilk.   Our Part 2 follow-up discusses how an athletic background actually helps […]