One of my problems is that I don’t do anything anymore. We rarely go out to eat, I don’t watch TV, I don’t interact with anyone, and my world is so tiny it could easily fit in the cupholder of a Toyota Matrix.
The most exciting thing to happen to me since I last updated:
On Sunday I went to the vending machine at work, to buy a bottle of iced tea, and put in $1.25. TWO bottles came out, which kicks ass. But wait! (Are you sitting down??) There’s more. While I was walking away I heard money dropping into the coin return. A buck fifty! So, I got two bottles of tea, and made 25 cents in the process.
Yes, the glow of that triumph didn’t begin to fade for several hours. I was walking on sunshine, bitches.
But I don’t really have anything to write about. That’s the issue. Of course, it’s never stopped me before… The good news? The latest book is coming along nicely. I’ve been working my ass off on that thing, and should have a full outline and 100 semi-polished pages completed by Labor Day. I had a couple of false-starts, which cost me some time, but I’m on track now.
And I think you guys are going to like this one. It’s VERY Surf Report, just better organized. Plus, the writing is more considered, and not just bashed-out on a coffee jag during the hour before I leave for work. I know better than to get overly excited, but I’m happy with the way it’s going.
A few co-workers from a previous job are trying to organize a reunion of sorts, for later this year. They want to get a bunch of us together, which would be fun. It’s a job — WEA Atlanta — that I actually liked. I’d love to go, but probably won’t.
I met Toney at that job, and got to work alongside record company executives, marketing people, and promotion folks. It was fairly wild, and always interesting. It was the most improbable chapter of my life, and sometimes I still can’t believe some of the shit I got to do.
Now all of us (with one or two rare exceptions) are out of the industry, doing other things. It would be great to see most them, and I might get whipped-up as the date approaches, and try to make it.
But I’d like to know if you’ve ever attended a reunion of people from a previous job? A bunch of folks from Peaches Records got drunk together a few years ago, in Greensboro, and it was really fun. But I don’t often hear of “job reunions.” This would be my second, which seems a bit strange.
What about you? Have you ever attended such a thing? I’m not really talking about one or two people, I mean a full-blown reunion of co-workers, from a certain era in the past. I know this is probably a longshot, but tell us about it if you have anything to share.
In fact, if you have ANY interesting reunion tales to tell — high school or whatever — please do so. I’m especially intrigued by the non-school ones, though. …Just give us what you got. Use the comments link below.
And I’ll see you guys again tomorrow.
Have a great day!