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Monday, January 30, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Get a job. Sha na na na, sha na na na na...

It's very striking to note how completely I fall apart when my wife is away on business. Well, not just me--though there's certainly an element of depression in it--but how my ability to keep house deteriorates. Invariably things wind up scattered, out of place; the kids miss elementary things like homework, cleanup time, baths; and on the day she comes home I scramble to straighten things up to a semblance of, y'know, and all. (I also lose my admittedly atrophied ability to write coherently.)

She goes away on business a goodly amount of time, usually to Florida. And in truth I go away a good amount of time as well, though not for business reasons (unless I were to make a business out of going to comic/3D conventions and film festivals). And even if I spend less time away overnight, I definitely spend more nights away, what with rehearsals and so on, whereas she remains home most every night whether I'm there or not.

Yet, she somehow manages to keep herself, and us, together. And I just can't manage to do that. Maybe it has something to do with getting decent amounts of sleep. For some reason, I always stay up 'til midnight or later when she's gone, even if it isn't my intention. It just happens. And I am not at my best when I'm tired. Whereas as far as I can tell, K just goes to bed when she needs to.

Whatever the reason, K is going to come home around 11 tonight to an absolute pigsty, unless I get my crap together and clean up the house. It makes me wonder: how much do I rely on her on a regular basis, and why have I become so dependent? There's always a certain amount of dependency in marriage, but if there's very little disruption when I'm gone, and huge amounts when she's gone, then what does she depend on me for?

I suppose behind all this is the neverending fear, common to all children of divorced parents I suspect (if not everyone), that she'll suddenly figure out what a fraud I am and take off. Granted, we've already been married longer than my parents were, but that means little. One of my best friends got a divorce after 13+ years of happy spousitude. A friend from college's parents waited until all the kids were out of the house before they split. Now I don't think we're in any danger of splitting, but if we did, how--not just in terms of romance, but in the basic, getting food on the plate and a roof over the head sense--would I live without her?

Monday, January 23, 2006

This is about something specific.

They ain't payin' me enough for this crap.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Too much.

The renovations to our house are finally done, and I've been frantically trying to paint the new rooms so that can be crossed off my to-do list and I can get back to my life.

I have a project which is overdue, and for which people are depending on me. (Boy, that was an awkwardly constructed sentence.) I also have a more personal project, which isn't really on a deadline, but I promised some friends it would be done in November. And of course I have my vodcast which I do each week. There are about six hundred fifty people subscribed to it, so I guess that's people depending on me too (although six hundred fifty wouldn't mean as much to me as five or six people I actually care about). What a time to be sick, have a birthday (last Wednesday), and be tied up in painting and inspections.

So the question is, how can I work all this into a funny animation for next Wednesday? Suggestions welcome. (Yes, I'm talking to [i]you[/i], Clarence and Godfrey.)

Friday, January 06, 2006


Right.. *
by killin for cookies

HAHA lmao
these are the worst podcasts on iTunes.
not funny at all
waste of a MB on your iPod
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

And so the Universe ended.

Well, my vodcast is no longer on the front page of the iTunes podcast directory. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted. Now I can begin hemorrhaging viewers, no doubt.