June 17, 2015
When I was a kid growing up in California, danger came from the earth.The earth would shake, mud would slide, fire ran along the ground leaping canyons and covering mountains. Here in Texas, danger comes from the sky. The sky spirals, reaches down to rip trucks and buildings asunder, rips along throwing things in its path aside, pouring water, hail, and debris. It’s very disorienting.
June 6, 2015
Things done today:
Reviewed 8 student assignments.
Reviewed 1 writing sample.
Read 3 feature scripts.
Set up office. Yay yay yay!
Yeah yeah yeah I know it is ridiculous it took THAT LONG to set up the office, but I have been really busy and also there was that getting injured thing that made standing on ladders and moving anything heavy a really bad idea for a long long while.
Look! Ooh! Ahh! Pretty!
May 26, 2015
March 21, 2015
February 12, 2015
Wednesday I went to the Texas DMV.
[Actually in Texas it is called “Public Safety.” Interesting.]
I think the woman at the Texas DMV was a little worried about me.
She explained what buttons to push on the machine I could not outsmart.
She pointed out the forms I needed, which were directly behind me that I had walked past, lost, three times.
She came and corralled me out of the autistic area [I did not know DMV’s had autistic areas] even though by that point she probably thought I totally belonged there.
AND got me a clipboard since it hadn’t occurred to me I’d need one what with the autistic area having nice little tables and all.
[It was a Men In Black moment! Quit it!]
Thank you, Nice Texas DMV Lady. You are the only reason I am a licensed Texas driver today.
[Texans may not thank you for this later.]
December 17, 2014
One reason I have too much stuff is, I move. A LOT. We’re talking lost track around interstate move number 10 here.
Each new place has things from the last place that work. But also, things that do not.
Each new place has… new needs.
This is how I find myself sitting here just having purchased a new piece of furniture AND a new rug while at the same time crying into my Cheerios wondering how I am going to get rid of —
Oh Jesus wept!
More extraneous stuff! Ahhh!
December 14, 2014
Yez, the irony of the statement “serenity” “battles” is not lost on me. Work with me here….
We have living room and we have kitchen, yay!
Also, a Christmas tree, yay!
There was bathroom — okay the bathroom was the first clear room in the place — but the great closet rail collapse of 2014 took that out because for the moment… all the shoes are living in the bathroom. Oops.
The office is still in pretty exciting disarray. That is not going to be fixable till nice men bring the new desk legs. [Um, yez, I said new desk legs.]
The bedroom is almost all put together except for a missing piece of furniture currently living in the office till, um, new desk legs. Also, quite a few clothes are hiding out in the bedroom right now. [Closet rail catastrophe refugees.]
But so far, so good. Kitchen! Living Room! Christmas Tree! Yay!
When I get places put together people look at them and say, Max, that looks very simple I do not know what you have been carrying on about that looks easy.
Let me remind you, sports fans, how this started out:
Doesn’t look so easy now, does it?
Come on closet rail and desk legs! Yay!