I cannot believe the dashing pace at which life flings itself past me these days. It is simply unbelievable. And by "dashing," I don't mean to imply "incredibly attractive," as in "Cary Grant." I mean that time has sped up beyond belief.
I really, really, REALLY want the current class I am taking in school to be OVER. Only 5 more days. But those 5 days are jam-crammed with homework assignments that appeal to me in no way whatsoever. I am also currently under contract for a very cool editing job, which is taking up what little free hours I once had. Plus, I am trying to spend more hands-on time with the kittens, since they are soon going to be going off into the world and I want them to be comfortable with people so that they can get a good home. There are two kittens -- one of Huck's and one of Tom's-- that I am worried are simply going to be feral. It remains very difficult to actually touch them. They will play with me, but they hate being touched. The others will put up with it -- they don't scratch or hiss, or squirm to get away. So I feel like they are on a good course to their "forever" homes.
I am also trying to get the Beck-ster (the daddy of all these kittens) to the vet to get him neutered this week. Monday was a washout, today was a little better -- at least he got some of the sedative when he ate part of his food. I am hoping that Friday will be the charm. In anticipation of it, I am dashing off to Target sometime today to pick up a softer, larger, more durable cat carrier for him. I'm thinking that I'm asking for trouble if I do manage to get him into the metal cat crate. A softer zip-up type thing will probably make him feel more protected... and be much easier for me to carry. The Beck-ster is a big (beautiful) cat.
Meanwhile. Yes, there is a life without cats. I barely remember it. Haven't seen it in light years, it seems. But I know it still exists out there for me. Somewhere.
Oh, I went with a friend Monday evening to David Sedaris's book signing downtown. What a perfect evening and what a great time it was. If you listen to him on NPR (who has time to listen to the radio, I'd like to know???), you know how funny he is. As he is getting older, his work remains funny but it has also developed quite an introspective depth that wasn't really a part of his earlier humor.
Here are things I wish I had time for:
Listening to the radio, be it satellite or any other way.
Reading. Just reading for pleasure, not for work. On my nightstand right now, are several Religious Scientist books, along with Blake Snyder's book on writing screenplays, Save the Cat. Rabkin's Writing the Pilot. And Michael Hauge's Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds. On the floor next to the bed, are two issues of The Hollywood Reporter and the current issue of The New Yorker, and an older issue of Rolling Stone that has the Rolling Stones on the cover. I think that two other issues have come out since that one. (I am trying to get to all this stuff.) On my desk, is a mile-high stack of textbooks. Next to that, is a smaller stack of books that people I know have written recently and upon which they'd like my feedback...
Okay. Well, one day I hope to have time to just sit and read whatever makes me feel good. Stuff that I'm under no time constraint to "get to." Just leisure reading. How do people find time for that?
I would also love a chance to even see one time some of these TV shows on cable that are supposed to be fantastic. Honestly, who has time to watch TV?? I watch Mad Men every week because I am devoted to that show and cannot imagine missing an episode, but nowadays, I DVR it and watch it the next morning, or the following day, even.
So, one of these days, I'd like to just be able to watch TV. Lie back in a recliner that no cats have pissed on and simply watch TV. Maybe even channel surf.
But meanwhile, life zips past. And I now have to get the heck out of here or I will be late for my first client. Check out the current action down in the family room. One day, that's going to be me, gang!!
Okay, see ya. thanks for visiting!!
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Causes Marilyn Jaye Lewis Supports
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
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