When it was bad, it was horrid.

I have been writing all day. So…I kind of don’t want to be here. I know! That’s worrisome. I ALWAYS want to be here, my little gumdrops. But I started my freelance job at 9am this morning, and with only a couple of tiny breaks, for food and Dad-chatting and a little emailing, I wrote like a MANIAC today. So, let’s say I wrote for about 8 straight hours today, if we take out about an hour for screwing around. That is a lot of writing. And it wasn’t FUN writing like THIS is. It was WORK writing. Yes, yes, I got to do it on my COUCH with my CAT all curled up next to me, so that’s nice, but still, that’s a lot of writing, yo. And I’m not sure if it’s…um…any good? So I sent it over for feedback today and now I have to wait and see. Let’s hope it’s ok. I really don’t want to have to do it again. (And by the way, it was only 1/3 of the freelancing job. 2/3 of it left to go, next week, I think, is the deadline on the rest of it. I assume that’s only if what I did today was ok? Not really sure. It is a FANCY FANCY life I lead, no?)

Ooh, here’s me today. Except, well, not at all me. But similarly disheveled and grumpy.

So this week’s another crazy one in Amy-land. Lots of work. Lots of things to do. Lots of things to think about. Whoo! I’m ready for a break. Anyway, work work work, theater thing, work work work MORE work and sometimes maybe I will sleep a little which will be nice because then I can turn my brain off. It…hasn’t been the best day? I won’t go into detail. Just hasn’t. Got some news, some good, some bad, and although the good was very very good, just like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, the bad was very very bad, ALSO like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, because you know how that goes. Horrid, is how that goes. I don’t…adapt well to U-turns. Today was a U-turn. I think I might have failed that part of the driving test. So, just horrid. Yeah. A day. It has been a day.

This…well, this is terrifying. What’s with this kid’s face, anyway?

Anyway, so there’s that. Let’s attempt to put that in our rearviews, ok? Yeah. Let’s do that. Let’s see, what’s up. Well, today (many days ago, for you) Blog Tour week started over at Insatiable Booksluts! That’s fun! Today (or…yeah, again, many days ago, for you) there’s a giveaway – you can get my book! For free! – and there’s an interview with me! You can find out things like a word I love, and a food item I think is an abomination. Oh, plus poetry stuff, of course. More stuff is upcoming, too! It’s going to be a week FULL of adventures! It’s like vicarious bon vivantery. You know how much I like to bon vivant.

One of my lovely Twitter friends sent me this the other day. An INSTRUCTION manual! Oh, I like this so much.

Oh, last night was night of all the television and THE WALKING DEAD is back! And you’d think I’d be SO EXCITED about that! You know I love my zombies. But…eh. I didn’t care as much as I should have. Do you think I’m broken? I found it more entertaining that someone ran into the camera with their face on The Amazing Race than I did with what went down on The Walking Dead last night. I know. I may be broken. In my defense, I was distracted by this thing I was doing so I may not have been paying as much attention as I should have been. But…I don’t know. I didn’t find it as exciting as I have in the past. I guess you see people kill zombies in a gross and repulsive way, you’re over it? I don’t know. I’m at a loss. It seems to still be good. People still seemed to like it a lot. I think it’s just me and I am broken. (But, in Amazing Race news, sj and I are totally the most famous, because after our marathon “discuss The Amazing Race” time on Twitter, TWO OF THE CAST MEMBERS TWEETED US. So I’m pretty sure we win Twitter, right? What’s that? That doesn’t mean we win Twitter? Oh, I think it does, Naysayer Nellie. My mom was mucho impressed, anyway. And she’s not easy to impress, so therefore, WE WIN TWITTER. Yes, yes, she was ALSO impressed when Tom Cruise started following me but let’s not talk about that part since he only started following me when I made fun of his scary teeth AND HE STILL HASN’T STOPPED.)

Look at our new friends! Aw, aren’t they adorable? They totally are, and one of them ran into the CAMERA with her FACE this week, which is something I would totally do.

OK, so later this week American Horror Story is back. Am I going to be so filled with malaise about my OTHER most favorite show, or am I going to be excited about it? It’s just an utter mystery, isn’t it? (I’m already a little trepidacious, to be honest. The second season of something that was that good the first time around might be terrible, since they’re completely changing the format. But we’ll see.)

This will be good. It will, right? It’s in an ASYLUM. Asylums are totally scary.

OK. This is short. And I know! I know. You’re all (well, those of you that like such things) so disappointed and “AMY WHAT THE HELL THIS IS NOT WHAT WE PAID FOR.” My brain’s a melty melty thing at the moment and I’ve got nothing more in me and like I said, it’s been a day. I have a thing I have to do soon, and it’s not something I’m looking forward to. And then I’m going to go to bed and I’m hoping it’s like when you can’t fix your computer so you just turn the whole thing off hoping that will fix it. But by the time you read this, things might be all better, who knows. That’s the fun of writing to you from the past.

(Psst: no more freelancing job. It…kind of fell through? No more details I can share. But it’s now in the past. It is an ex-freelancing job and possibly also an ex-parrot. So, I guess that means more time to frig around on the internet and less money in my pocket. Dear today: you’ve been a peach, thanks for adding insult to injury, I adore you so. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, TODAY.)

Hey, past-Amy, cheer up, buttercup. Love, future-Amy. Ooh, maybe here in the future we have FLYING CARS. I utterly CAN NOT WAIT.

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20 responses to “When it was bad, it was horrid.

  • Kristen Armstrong (@krispix24)

    Sounds like you could use a hug, but since I know you don’t love hugs, consider it a virtual hug, from afar. I keep you on my wish list for better days ahead! And btw, I agree you totally won twitter!


  • 35JupiterDrive

    Bon Vivant and Machiavelli. Two things I would not think go together.

    I’m very sorry about the freelance gig falling through. Very sorry.


  • sj



  • Charleen

    Aw, that sucks about your (ex-)freelancing job.


  • blogginglily

    I don’t like this. . . “falling through” thing. 9 hours for it to fall through? DEAD TO US!


  • elaine4queen

    i will report back when i have seen it, but i am somewhat worried that the walking dead may have jumped the shark.

    i was so bereft at the end of season 2 that i hunted down the audio book of the next bit, only it’s not exactly the next bit because the series doesn’t follow the book exactly, but it was close enough for me to feel like, okay, i am satisfied, i can let go. so it will have to be pretty actively good for me to care.


    sorry about your sucky day, it must be in the planets, my dishwasher died, I HAD TO WASH DISHES BY HAND, yo, it was not a pretty sight – well, not if you could see into my head which was in meltdown. i am now looking online for a possible replacement. 1. they cost too much money and 2 for some reason the inside of the thing is not always pictured. what is UP with that?


    • lucysfootball

      See, the jail is awesome, if they do it right. But I was so not sucked into the season premiere. I don’t know if I was distracted, or what was happening with me, or if it was the show. I’ll see next week.

      You have a DISHWASHER? Well. Now I KNOW which one of us the THE FANCIEST. I have a dishwasher, too. Her name is Amy, and she works every single day, right before I go to bed, because I hate waking up to dirty dishes.


      • elaine4queen

        well, i got it because i was so unwell at the last flat that i couldn’t stand to do dishes. my back would be sore and i would be so tired i’d start then go to bed. then have to start again because the water was cold.

        not being quite in that place any more is giving me some pause for thought. i did the dishes yesterday and it didn’t kill me. if i didn’t have a dishwasher i could have a fridge inside the kitchen instead of in the lounge where it currently is!


        • lucysfootball

          I like that you’re better. That makes me all kinds of happy. (Well, either that you’re better, or living in a better place; either one’s a win in my book!)

          Shh, don’t tell anyone, they’ll think I’m crazy, but I kind of like doing dishes. There’s a bored housewife trapped in me somewhere, apparently.


  • Samantha

    Awww no! I’m sorry that freelancing job didn’t work out. But if it was that terrible to sit through for a day maybe there’s at least some good in it, except for the less money part. I still think it’s awesome that you got the job in the first place, it seems like it’s pretty hard to even get into freelancing at all.

    Even though I don’t know what the good good or bad bad news is, I hope that everything works out for the best. We are okay with your blog post being short, just glad you’re doing okay and that you’re writing at all! Life gets crazy! :)


    • lucysfootball

      It wasn’t terrible, honestly. Just time-consuming. Everything’s for a reason, I suppose.

      Things will get better. They always do. It’s just the in-between time that’s sucky, you know?


  • Nerija S.

    On the bright side, SPONGEBOB IMAGE, YAY. And somewhere in that crowd of fish, a lone voice cries out . . . “My leg!”

    I hope the next days earn back their not-dead status. Virtual hugs.


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