OK, the new era is underway… I don’t want to say too much about it yet, but you know the donations you guys sent? They’re being put to good use as we speak. By the end of the week I’ll be able to tell you more. But, trust me, it’s going to be a better situation, for a number of reasons. Thanks again for your support!
This is Day 10 of my big 12-day work adventure. I’m cheating a little, though. I decided to take Wednesday off, so it’s only going to be an 11-day adventure. Eleven 10-hour days in a row… Yeah, I know it’s no stay at the Hanoi Hilton. But it takes a goddamn toll, believe me. I feel really weird: exhausted and detached from the real world.
But it’ll be over tomorrow night, and I’ll have four days off in a row. Awesome. I’m going to get some work done on the book, which I’m fired up about. I finally came up with a title. That’s something I was struggling with, but it popped into my head while driving a few days ago, and I pumped a fist in the air like Billy Idol. It’s going to be fun.
There’s so much going on right now. Someday I’ll bring you guys up to date on it, but now is not the time. Stay tuned.
One more inside-baseball note… I’ve put the Monday email on hold for a while. It was an unfocused mess, and I need to come up with a defined concept. I believe I have it now, but I want to let it percolate inside my tiny Duke head for a little while longer. I want the email to have value, and not just be some cobbled-together bullshit. It’ll be back soon, and will hopefully be somewhat interesting this time. That would be a novelty, huh?
I met someone, a few days ago, who has a voice that doesn’t make sense to me. Ya know? You can usually estimate what a person’s voice will sound like, by looking at them. But once in a while you get a shock.
This was a young girl, in her early twenties. A bit of a hipster, with possible hippie leanings… Very small and probably vegetarian… But when she spoke, it sounded like Kitty on Gunsmoke. I think I actually recoiled a bit, in surprise. Her voice is disconcertingly deep, and Tom Waits gravelly. And there was a pronounced honking element to it, as well
I used to work with a guy, at a previous job, who was a bit of a dandy. His tiny shoulders were roughly a foot across, he put a lot of product in his hair, and he always dressed like he stepped off the pages of GQ. He was sexually ambiguous, and loved to dish the dirt with the ladies. But he had a big manly voice, like that Statler Brother way down on the end.
Have you ever met someone who’s voice didn’t match their persona? You know, like Mike Tyson? Tell us about it, won’t you?
Also, what do you think of this new Van Halen song, with David Lee Roth? I’d like to get your thoughts on it.
And I’ll be back tomorrow with a better update. I’m trying to do too many things today…
Have a great day, boys and girls.