tada: to do

Oh boy Oh boy. Y’all are in for a treat.

You get to hear what I have on my "to do" list.

Right now I’m between big things. I’m not working on a project this second, which is rare for me. Well, besides finishing the run of my comedy group’s current show and writing a screenplay with Todd and getting ready to edit my movie, I have no major new projects starting. That for me is rare. So what I do have is a bunch of crap. The small or big things I’ve been putting off for a long time.

I make lists. I love lists. I like crossing things off lists. I sometimes even put things I’ve already done on my list just so I can cross it off. Or I’ll put something like "Take Shower" – something I know I will absolutely do no doubt, just so I can cross something off. I know it’s cheating, but I have a need to "accomplish". I’m an American.

Here’s what I have to do:

-get various pieces of writing to a producer who liked my last play and wants to read more

-call my agency, find out why they hate me

-get videotape of a stupid (I mean student) film I did recently

-worker’s comp – more legal paperwork for my movie

-SAG paperwork – see above

-dental appointment – the crown…

-hold reading of new play I wrote and have yet to hear – very helpful for a writer

-transfer old documents from MAC - long story short, until recently I used a 1990 Mac Classic and I now have to transfer 2000 documents saved since high school (no kidding) to my new PC. It’s not fun.

-send headshot to Dawn – sister’s friend in Wisconsin who pretends I’m her famous LA boyfriend (don’t ask)

-find a good acting class

-enter louisville contest – playwriting

-find credit cards with lower interest rate (lethargy has found me paying 19% for years. M. has it down to a science, playing one company against the other, switching constantly, hunting for better rates. I think she’s down to a –3% now. They actually pay her.)

-get new headshots

-buy plane ticket for vacation to Berkeley – in July

-call Susannah – old friend I ran into recently in LA

-submit screenplay to a company looking for material

-call literary agents who have my screenplay. Find out why it’s taking them 5 months to read it

-water plants

And that’s it.

Well, with all that, what the hell have I accomplished lately, you ask.

Ah ha! Bought birthday gifts for M. (spent way too much money, by the way), called my editor, hung out with Winston (yes, I write shit like this down).

Um, that’s all I have crossed off. But I’ve done more! I know it.

I just can’t think of anything…

Oh yes: Write Journal Entry.

Hee hee.

This is where I let Larry King take over my body for a few minutes.

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