And so a night like this would come when you just start pounding the keyboard, stringing words one inch at a time, and stop a bit too early to look at what you’ve done to the blank page, and if that’s good enough to reward yourself with another slug from the bottle. And you curse yourself because you know it isn’t enough and you’ve to keep pounding the keyboard, and grazing whatever sprout you find in your head at the moment, and voila, you've written a 170-word introduction for a shitty post.
But, hey, it's still a post and I shouldn’t complain. Anyway, I just feel like passing the savings on to you.
- - I’m almost finished reading Woody Allen’s Biography written by Eric Lax. I think I’ll finish reading the book tonight. It’s a real treat for people who admire the wit and genius of Woody Allen, and offer apt sacrifices for the man, if you can afford it. I can’t. Also watched four of his movies these past weeks: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and, of course, a new personal favorite, the eponym of Whatever Works.
- - Been teaching my older sister (and my younger brother later) about search engine optimization (SEO). I know a lot about this shit and I should be filthy rich by now if only I use what I know to my advantage. But I’ve been an Ockham’s Razor-type of bloke for a long time now, and I’m too lazy to change. So I just teach what I know to others (that means my ate and my lil brother) so that they will soon become rich because, unlike me, they deserve it.
- - I’m still working on the same company. That should be something, right? Been 8 months now and counting. This is the longest since I quit the college teaching job in 2006 (10 months I was there). I’ve been writer/editor in Smart Traffic Company for 6 months. And have been to various writing stints, 8 companies in all, since I left UST in 2008.