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Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Not Seeing Double Yet Blogging


You may not know this but I'm actually not the only writer in the family (if I can even use that word to describe myself).  My hubby was an English Major in College who has a very unique wit to his writing which I find quite talented.  Unfortunately he has put that talent to zero use in his current career field of property management.  Until recently that is, when he was asked by a friend to jot down some ideas for a screenplay.

Automatically I began dreaming of long days by the pool with a book in one hand and cocktail in another following the millions of dollars I'm certain he'll be making us.  I'm quickly awaken from this dream by the realization that hubby has absolutely no idea how to go about writing a screenplay.  Being the loving (and hopeful!) wife that I am, I stop what I am doing and rush to local library to check-out any book on screenplay writing I can get my hands on.

Knowing hubby's sense of humor I immediately grab a book titled, "Writing Movies for Fun and Profit"  written by the creators of one of my favorite television shows, Reno 911.  If you have never watched this little gem I highly recommend it!  Not only did the book attract his attention, it attracted mine, especially one particular chapter titled, "I'm Drinking Too Much, Is That a Problem"

According to the authors: "Not only is heavy drinking NOT a problem - it very may well HELP WITH YOUR WRITING!"  Another helpful tip: "Daily, consistent use of alcohol can open up the wonderful hinterlands of your brain!  There are ideas lurking in the corners of your mind.  TAP THEM - as you would tap a marvelous key of frothy lager." 

Well obviously I had to put this sound piece of advice to the test and immediately pulled out the computer along with a bottle of Chardonnay to start typing.  Or shoudl i sya TPIYNG.  Sure a few glasses in I had ideas coming out of nowhere, the problem was actually getting them on the page.  Between misspellings, fragmented sentences, and udder nonsense paragraphs that I am certain started off as great ideas, I had wasted an entire night blogging about absolute shit.

So I guess I'll stick to sober blogging, or maybe I should say good-buzz blogging, or better yet "I'm not seeing double yet" blogging, and see where that gets me.  It might not be a lounge chair by the pool, but maybe I can at least grab an afternoon at the park sharing a park bench with the homeless.

22 comments:

  1. Andrea.. I love this. I will be very honest with you... when I sit to write/blog I have my laptop in one hand and a glass of cabernet in the other. LOL!! They only problem I run into eventually is blurry lines! LOL!! SO when you see a ton of typos you'll knwo when I've been drinking and blogging! Grace, peace and blessings... Carla

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  2. Good luck to your husband with the writing!

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  3. Ha ha! I find that the things I say after I've been drinking get me into trouble! I'm a "brutally" honest drunk, who like a 3 year old, blurts out anything and everything that comes into my mind. Not exactly a quality that my girl friend's appreciate, so rather than not invite me, they make me the designated driver! Maybe I should try blogging when I'm tipsy. Who knows what kind of controversy or trouble I could get into! Might be worth a shot. Thanks for the laugh...oh, and the idea!!! :)

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    1. There is always the "delete" button in the morning!

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    2. Great point! All the more reason to try! :)

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  4. Well, I may be The Detox Diva but I have to say, there are times when I draw a blank and my smoothie gets a dose of vodka thrown in for "inspiration". It's funny, my greatest posts come out of nowhere but my funnier, more wittier posts come from a young coconut water and watermelon smoothie with just a hint (or half a glass) of coconut rum! Toss a few back and happy writing!

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  5. I don't drink alchohol ever, because I hate the calories! Your post was funny though, and I haven't had a drop to drink!

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  6. Some of my best warped and wacky material comes after a few too many Debosas (champagne with just a splash of mimosa).

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    1. Love it!! I'm going to have to start making those.

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  7. Oh my gosh, Reno 911...one of my favs! Wouldn't that be so cool if your hubby actually wrote one! He should start blogging;)

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  8. I must admit I haven't tried that particular writing technique. lol

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  9. Ambien has assisted in my blog posts on multiple occasions. It scares the hell out of me, but on the other hand, It makes for interesting reading on my part, as I've no idea what I'm talking about.

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  10. You cracked me up with "Being the loving (and hopeful!) wife." Great job on the good-buzz blogging. Ellen

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  11. Love the look of your blog! Following you over from Voiceboks! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you! Heading over to follow back!

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  12. Hahah, yes it's all about finding the proper balance. Many things in life can be accomplished quite well in the small space between "a little buzzed" and "totally smashed". I definitely agree with you about the good-buzz blogging (although I've yet to try it). I also am a fan of good-buzz cleaning- although nothing kills a good buzz like cleaning the house. That being said, nothing makes cleaning more fun than a good buzz. As I said, it's all about balance. Found you on Finding the Funny. Have a great weekend! :)

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  13. Think I could write after a drink or two, but not sure I could type...great post.

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  14. LOL... you can always save the draft and edit the mistakes in the morning. I love your writing style.. with or without blurred lines! Good luck to your hubby.

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  15. Hey, thanks for linking this up on Little Comedy Club!

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