Remain in the Game
Ahh, this is good. When one of my clients comes back from a week off, his bigtime writers in LA are often refreshed and ready to shoulder the burden unassisted by the freelancers. Or so it appears to me. So to have a joke on the first night is a sign that I am currently in play. To have the joke be about Dick Cheney waterboarding trick-or-treaters till they give up their candy? We are venturing into comedy hero time here.
It's been quite a day. I put my bad-ass computer into the shop for 7 to 10 days but I'm pressing on with a dial-up. I was hating life for a few moments today but I made them chuckle at the Apple store by voicing an emotional farewell to my Mac as if it were alive. Then as the tech carried my wounded warrior towards the back, I had one more thing to say to the computer: "Don't tell them about the porno."
7 to 10 days and I've gone from a great machine to my old reliable. The high-speed connection lies uselessly on the floor, and I am working with something so slow that the provider should be called Amish Online. You know it's bad when you have to feed the live hamsters in the monitor. How screwed up is this computer? Instead of Windows, it has Drapes.
Still, I landed a waterboard joke on Dick Cheney tonight, so I remain in the game. Ahh, this is good.