Zhadi's Den

Random essays on wine, writing, moving to San Francisco, surfing, cats (exotic and otherwise) and zombies...depending on my mood.

Friday, June 16, 2006

A New Post

I'm sitting in the living room with my cats perched all around me, watching Beyond the Break. Well, I'm watching it. The cats aren't so interested.

Beyond the Break is a horribly addicting show on the N-Com network. It's about surfing and bikinis and angst and bikinis and surfing. It has a cameraman who seems to think that letting more than one line from the same character go by without switching angles/focus/framing/takes is a mortal sin. This is a show to watch with Dramamine. The first episode had the worst CGI surfing scene since Snake Plissken surfed a tsunami in ESCAPE FROM L.A. It also has some cool surfing footage, some apparently by the actors and actresses playing the parts. Think Beverly 90210 with surfers.

Yes, it's sad...I'm addicted. It's like BLUE CRUSH light. And yes, I loved that movie. I pretty much enjoy all surf movies, even the bad ones.

But sadly, Tivo stopped recording RIGHT BEFORE I FOUND OUT WHO WON THE SURF COMPETITION! Which, btw, is sponsored by Tampax. I'd love to see a men's surf competition sponsored by Viagra. Or Trojan.

Tivo sucks.

Tomorrow it's off to EFBC for another Twilight Tour. I'm looking forward to seeing the cats, but the summer heat in Rosamond is brutal. I'm melting!!!

Ain't it ironic that when you don't have the means to write, you think of all of these ideas that you wanna write about...and when you can actually sit down and write, the mind goes blank. Which is why you're getting this stream of consciousness right now. I did, point of fact, write four pages longhand the other night. Got a new book idea, bought a fresh notebook (I love blank notebooks and new pens...) and scribbled away. I can even read what I wrote, which is a rarity. I have sucky handwriting at best, and it's gotten worse as the years progress and I spend more time typing on a computer.

But there was something very satisfying about sitting in a cafe with notebook and pen...and actually being able to concentrate on something creative. I was there for an ASK A SCIENTIST lecture about physics, got there an hour and a half early (you have to if you want a decent seat at these lectures), finished my Karl Edward Wagner fantasy novel, and...well...wrote! Good for me! I gave myself three cheers and a tiger. I'm accepting more of both, if you think I'm deserving.

At any rate, tomorrow...desert heat...tiger kisses. Afterwards, a trip to Venice Beach to spend the night at my sister's, probably share a bottle of wine before sleep, watch old Star Trek or something. I wish we'd develop a transporter system so we didn't have a six hour drive there and back.

Hmm...CGI dinosaur ass on the TV screen. Thank you, Jurassic Park III. Pretty music by John Williams. My mind is definitely wandering...

I think I'm gonna take those handwritten notes and transcribe into my iBook now. Btw, if you have any suggestions as to what you'd like to see me write about in one of my posts, please toss 'em my way. I'd like the challenge of writing on demand!


  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said…

    Oh boy, two of my favorite things: bikinis and angst. Throw in a little self-loathing and you have the perfect show for me...

  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    Plenty of that on this show! It's addicting, I tells ya...

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    Ooooh, bikinis?

  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger zhadi said…

    bikinis AND angst. and surfing!

  • At 3:28 PM, Anonymous J. Branch said…

    Zhadi wrote:Ain't it ironic that when you don't have the means to write, you think of all of these ideas that you wanna write about...and when you can actually sit down and write, the mind goes blank.

    Yeah, that happens to me all the time. I call it "procrastination." :)

    Say hello to Sorsha 4 me when you're at V.B.


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