I’m finding myself with more and more free time these days, although, I’m broke so it’s not like I can do anything or go anywhere (which is fine by me), and I still get a few sporadic clients who request me during the week so I can’t make plans easily even if I do only work one hour a day.
Which is fine by me since I’m broke anyhow.
And when I do have a client, let’s say at 6 o’lock in the evening, I spend the whole day being cranky in anticipation of massaging that one client. I wake up late out of spite, I watch anime to help me feel better, ignore the world around me and sulk until 6 o’clock when I massage that one client. Then I return home in exhaustion and watch even more anime.
Here’s a list of Japanese words I learned:
Sigoy – Awesome
Itadakimasu – let’s eat
Kaza – Mother
Doza – Father
jawnney – see you later
Yadayada – God help us
Hello – Kinichiwa
Thank you – Arigoto
Sorry – Komenesai
Good Morning – Ohio
Stupid – Baka
Don’t you know – dattebayo
Nanee – What?!
(Spelling doesn’t count)
I’ll update this list as my vocabulary grows. I practice speaking them with my Japanese client.
Today was one of those precarious days where I had no clients. All I had to do was charge my member clients and pick up a sheet of vinyl at either an art store or hardware store for our shirodhara treatments (so the oil can drip down into the copper vessel without getting everywhere). I ended up at an art store and after finding exactly what I needed, I picked up a pair of large googly eyes and velcro’d them to the hood of my car.
“There, that’s better.”
On my ride home I wondered to myself, “now what?” “No money, I feel too defeated to want to call anyone, what do I do with myself?”
I can’t concentrate on more than one thing at a time. That’s why it’s imperative for me to have a To Do List to avoid getting overwhelmed, but what if there’s nothing left for me to do? At least, nothing more I can do for today, anyway.
There are two things that I have my heart set on accomplishing:
1) My art idea (which is such an awesome idea that I must keep it a secret)
2) My book
Since I can only focus on one thing at a time, I must choose only one of these things. After much deliberation, I chose to focus on my book. Mainly because my art idea costs far too much money at this moment.
I found my main character, Frankie (short for Frances), she’s abnormally tall and thin with frizzy red hair, an overbite, horrible rosacea and acne. She lacks intelligence and has no major talents or qualities that stand out other than being tall and ugly.
That’s my main character, Frankie. I laugh just thinking about her. I picked the name Frankie because my Gramps, Dad, and brother are all named Francis and it means “The Free One.” It’s kind of perfect for the story.
Normally during downtime such as this, I’d be playing a video game. But thanks to my financial status, I can’t afford one.
Anyway, I’m going to focus on my book and by doing so, I must *read* books. But I gotta say I feel a bit guilty for laying around listening to audiobooks all day. Can this truly be productive?
Frankie – “Productive is what productive does is what momma always said.”
You think you’d be a good protagonist?
Frankie – “I don’t know, you gave me such a big over-bite that I’d probably be better off eating apples or opening beer bottles with my teeth all day.”
I’m glad you can laugh at yourself.
Frankie – “I’m not laughing, I’m pissed! You make me sound like a brain defunct Carrot Top!”
Oh god, my protagonist already hates me…..
Frankie – “You called me ugly!”
Pipe down! You’re a fictional character in my head.
Frankie – “But you have to treat me like a 3-dementional being with thoughts and feelings in order to pull off writing a compelling novel.”
You’re not really stupid, are you?
Frankie – “People only think that because I look stupid.”
Shut up before I give you a Mike Tyson Lisp.
Maybe a fiery redhead isn’t the best idea here…..
After I get done with my book of the month, I’m going to listen to book one of Harry Potter. I never read book one and I need pointers on writing in third-person format which JK nails.
I better hop to it – laying around listening to audio books! At least I can go for a hike or rollerblade too while I’m at it.
You know, in an askew way, my blog is like a To Do list. It makes me feel like I’m in control. Anyway, I can’t really explain it, but I like to keep everything in one place and having a blog does that.
Frankie – “How do you think the unthinkable?”
Frankie – “With an itheburg!”
I didn’t actually give you a Mike Tyson lisp. You can stop that.
Frankie – “You know what a good idea for a story is?”
Frankie – “What we’re doing right now. Having a dialog like this. Then you’ll start putting me in weird situations to form somewhat of a plot, and I don’t like the weird situations so I tell you off.”
Frankie – “The more I tell you off, the angrier you get. So you get back at me by putting me in an even worse situation than before.”
Where’s the plot though?
Frankie – “I find the writer who’s writing YOU!”
Huh, that is kind of a cool idea. Holy shit, did I just come up with that or did you?
Frankie – “HellOOoo, I’m a 3-dementional character, remember? I came up with it.”
My mind is fully scrambled.