I got nothing.
Really, just got nothing to say. A struggle to say things, a struggle to get pages done. I'm getting them done, though. Just not super thrilled right now. The wind has died down, and it's up to me to decide--row like mad or drift.
I always row.
Great interview with Louis C.K. on The AV Club recently. There was this exchange:
AVC: In a blog post on your website you wrote, “I hope with all my heart that I stay funny.” Is that something that you’re worried about? That this could all fall apart tomorrow, that the skill set you built up could somehow evaporate?
LCK: The skill set will stay because those are just basically know-how stuff. But the basic little engine, the fucking whatever is, the Iron Man glow-y heart thing… [Laughs.]
LCK: Yeah, that thing. Sure. That could flame out at any second. No idea. I have no reason to be able to count on it. It’s just there. I can do a lot with hard work and no creativity. I could do it. When you really become a professional at this stuff, what’s important is how well you can do when you’re not inspired. If that’s still workable, then you have a career.
And, well, that's part of it, isn't it? It's why the inspiration also has to come with discipline and knowledge. It helps you get past the doldrums, no matter how long they last.
But until then, well...I don't want to do book reviews here. I'm just not the guy for that sort of thing. I'm disappointed with pretty much all movies lately, both big ones and those little ones we're all supposed to like because critics do, but which in reality suck and the hipsters (and wannabes) among us refuse to admit it even though they know that deep down, they'd rather watch The Rock with Nic Cage for the 40th time, too. I might have some pics to post from our anniversary dinner, but I've been too lazy to upload them. And now that Herman has his own Facebook page, no reason to let him muck it up over here. And politics? Please. The last thing I want to fight about (which doesn't mean I don't have strong opinions. Just means that being smug or argumentative about them on the internet is a fucking waste of precious, precious time).
Go on, find something else to do. No idea when I'll be back to dust off this thing again.