Friday, December 21, 2007

Emergency Mental Health Day

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So yesterday, I took an Emergency Mental Health Day because I seriously needed it. The night before I was training a new writer at my night job, who took four hours to write four questions on a half-hour show. Now what I do for my night job is not rocket science. I watch TV for crying out loud and then I write questions about the content. This guy took an hour to watch the show before we even got to writing the questions. Meanwhile, I wrote my 4 while I was waiting for him to finish watching. What made it even worse, was the editor made him rewrite all four of his quetions because they weren't memorable. And the show we had to watch? Tyler Perry's House of Payne. The name says it all because it's the most painful half hour of television ever. We're talking set the race back terrible.

By this time it was 1:30 in the morning, and fortunately the editor let me go but by the time I got home it was 2:00 in the morning, so there was no way I was going to work yesterday. So I called in sick, and the one thing that I asked my boss was that he not leave the Christmas Cards when he was done on my desk. So what did I find when I walked into the office this morning? Of course, the Christmas Cards were stuffed into my chair. I should have expected this from the grown-up version of Archie Andrews that I work for.

What did I do on my day off? Well, I slept for one thing, and then I went shopping for more Christmas music. I bought Sarah McLachlan's CD which is awesome, and Josh Groban's which is not as wonderful as Oprah makes it sound. It's good but not as good as Sarah's.

Then I headed over to the Strand Bookstore which is like crack for me. Four floors of nothing but review copies and used books. I was looking for a research book for my Scandalous Women blog. I found it but it was $12.00, so I'm just going to reserve the single copy they have at the library. I would have bought it but I have about 5 other books that I need for this historical YA that I'm working on, and they're not cheap. I just did a search on Alibris and the grand total was like $80!

I did however finish writing the synopsis for my GOSSIP GIRLS meets SCHOOL TIES book. And I'm pretty pleased with the ending. I was sort of resisting the ending, but I gave in, and I think I've made it a little more upbeat than it was originally going to be.

So now, it's the weekend, and I plan to relax and get ready for Christmas.

Thanks for reading!

EKM

P.S. Update on Jamie Lynn Spears. She's not getting married and Nickelodeon is apparently planning a special about the whole thing, probably called "Don't End up like Jamie Lynn Spears." Oh and her boyfriend is 18 which is technically statutory rape in most states, although I doubt that he'll be arrested.

P.P.S. Is anyone surprised that it turns out that Mel Gibson got special treatment when he was arrested last year?

1 comment:

MaryF said...

I am all about mental health days ;) Congratulations on finishing your synopsis, and Merry Christmas!