Woooo doggie! Alert the presses and fire up the ticker tape parade! The Dimwit has gone and done it. 2,000 followers. 2,000 real genuine, funny, thoughtful, kind, and incredibly beautiful ding dong dingalings. Nice.
We haven’t officially met, but I can confidently say that I love you all. What a crew of misfits we’ve managed to put together that really seem to get this strange and precious thing we call life, and what a life it’s been for the Dimwit these past few months.
I attended a wedding last night. It was something. Two of my friends from the film industry got hitched, and well, a film industry wedding is very much like what you’d expect. Lots of creative types, colorful outfits, beautiful decorations, open-minded sentiments being shared, gay couples, straight couples, lots of love, an open bar, plenty of dancing, and the Dimwit right in the middle of it all, just having a ball and making plenty of embarrassing moments to regret the following day. Thank goodness I passed out in my wedding clothes face down on my bed before I left too many Facebook messages and sent out too many texts. I sent one to this really pretty girl that told me I smelled nice and I’m pretty sure that I blew it. That’s the way it goes.
I was talking to one of my friends last night before I took one to many visits to the open bar. I was telling her a little bit about my blog. What an awfully lame thing to talk about at a wedding, but here’s the thing. It was just nice to have a discussion with other creative people about writing and art, and all that sort of stuff.
I’ve been holed up in my apartment for a while and haven’t been doing a lot of socializing lately. It’s been a little tough on me, because I’m a normally a fairly sociable guy. But that’s just the way it’s gotta be when I do writing. I can’t have distractions and a million people texting and calling me to come over to eat perogies for dinner. Sorry, but the Dimwits gone mad and he’s busy writing Photoshop tutorials. Hope you understand, but you probably won’t, but you’ll just have to get over it anyways.
So I was sharing with my friend a little about my writing process. It’s really crazy. My apartment looks like a bomb went off. Empty cartons of Franzia boxed wine on the floor, stacks of clothes piled to the ceiling from two months of neglecting laundry, papers and unopened mail strewn all over the place, garbage overflowing, stacks of photo albums taking up half my bed, piles of dirty dishes, ect, ect, ect. If anyone saw it, they’d surely know that a madman lives there, and they would probably slowly back away. It’s a sight to behold, but that’s just how I write. I let everything else go for a few weeks or a few months, and I let myself go truly mad.
I’m back to work now on a TV pilot, so the madness has come to an end pretty much. I’ve got to be presentable. My job requires me to deal a lot with the public and I’m the face of the company. I meet with the police, borough officials, business owners, principals, pastors, real estate agents, and I have to knock on strangers’ doors to ask if we can use their house for filming. I can’t be a total madman out in the public! So I’ve pulled it together, cleaned up my apartment, did the dishes, washed 8 loads of laundry, and now I’m back to mixing it up and meeting all kinds of folks along the way while I’m out scouting for locations. What a life indeed.
Well, anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. Super busy, but not too busy to offer up a thank you to my fellow dimwits. I really appreciate reading all your comments, all the likes, shares, reblogs, and such. It means a lot to me. But once again, a simple thank you isn’t quite enough to show my appreciation. So how’s about an autographed photo of the Dimwit out on a nice picnic with Jennifer Love Hewitt, laying on the blanket next to one another, doing a little nuzzling while staring away at the puffy clouds.
So I promised some shout outs for this next round. A promise is a promise is a promise, and I try to make good on my promises. So here you go. Here’s some other sites that you dimwits should check out.
1. Parallel Universe – It’s my friend Debz! Besides being super cute and being a delightful soul, she’s also a great writer. She writes these awesome poems and I’m jealous. If you’re not a poetry person, fret not. She also has reviews, excerpts from her book, and a variety of other postings. Debz would love to have you around, I’m sure. So go check out her blog please.
2. Sound Hippy – I’m a music lover. Can’t get enough of it, so I wanted to give some love for my musician friend, Becky. She has a video of this really great cover she did of a Nick Drake song, but her originals are freaking sweet too. So go give Becky’s music a listen and offer to buy her a granola bar or something. Isn’t that what you hippies eat?? It’s gotta be better than the peanut butter & jelly sandwiches that I lived on the past few months. Jeez Louise. It’s good to be working again.
3. 25 To Fly – Imagine the odds? Here’s another rock star with the name Becca. She’s a redheaded twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned business student with a mean set of drums. Tell me if that isn’t a lethal combination of skills and traits! Her blog is good for a lot of laughs for sure. Leave it to those fiery redheads to stir up some trouble. In the good way, of course.
Well, like I said, I’m super busy but I plan to keep writing and posting whenever I can, when I’m not out mixing it up, making a fool of myself to pretty girls and eating pierogi dinners with these sweet, old ladies that seem to take a liking to the Dimwit. Perks of the job. I meet all these nice people when I’m out scouting locations and I get fed well. I’m about to gain 30 pounds in the next few months. It’s gonna be awesome just like you dimwits. Thanks again.