Daily Update: Running out of Gas
I’m sitting here trying to think of what to write for my daily update. Some days this is a piece of cake and snap, bang, done. It’s out there and I didn’t even need to think about it. Then there are days like yesterday and today where I have to think really hard about what I’m going to day and until I actually dig in, nothing comes out. It’s not really writer’s block in the fact that I can sit here and type words, but I’m just dipping into the bottom of the barrel and not finding anything worth posting about.
Oh, sure, I’ve got a lot to say, a lot of things on my mind. There’s a lot going on. It’s just a matter of trying to get everything together into coherent thought and onto the page. I can sit here for minutes looking at the screen, surfing youtube videos, listening to music, reading blog posts. I did a lot of that last night. Watched some poker videos. I watched the live (well, it was recorded) one drop event. The first half anyway. It’s over 7 hours of video showing how each hand plays out.
Then I get to thinking I miss poker. I played a couple play money tournaments last night. Wasn’t as much fun as I thought it was going to be, but after my win on Friday I keep thinking how much I miss poker.
And ComiCon is in town this week. It started last night. Several big names whose blogs I follow are in town. I won’t be getting to see them, but I’ll follow along virtually and see all that’s happening. Just to name a few, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, Mark Evanier, George R. R. Martin. There’s going to be a lot going on this year and I’ll be missing out.
It’s by choice though. We had a couple family vacations already planned and adding in comic con to the cost and time off just wasn’t in the budget. I’ve been to ComiCon several times and each time it’s only gotten bigger. Even though I live in San Diego I would have stayed at a hotel downtown to walk in rather than try to drive in each day. Perhaps next year, but this year it’s just not in the cards.
Last year I did manage to go meet with a couple deadpanites (visit jackmangan.com if you’re wondering what that’s all about) and we had a great lunch, some wonderful conversations, and many jokes about my big truck. Yes, that would be Sputtery Truck as I call him nowadays.
So I’m going to keep today’s post shorter than usual. Oh, wait. Am I? Pfft.
See what I mean, it’s just a matter of sitting down and letting the fingers do the work. Speaking of work, my lunch break is over. I’d better get back at it.