August 16th, 2010

anderson writer

Back at the Desk of Doom, back on the sugar wagon.

And hopefully back to the gym tomorrow with my new core and flexibility exercises. Might treat myself to a hot bath and some Benedryl tonight so that I get to sleep and can wake up early.

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Guess what? Websense is off again. I noticed it just before I left a week ago Friday, and it looks like that is still the case. So my new theory is that they keep putting it on periodically for a few days at a time just to try and keep people in line...or scare the shit out of them that they're being monitored? I really don't know, but I won't look the gift-horse in the mouth.

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Helpful hint to the panhandler who approached me on Market St. this morning-

I'm a moderately soft touch. If you have a funny pitch or a good sign, or sometimes if you're just polite, I might pony up the moolah. However I can assure you that the following is an excellent way to guarantee that you will NOT get any money out of me:

"How about a dollar for a cup of coffee, grandma."
jb white

My Alternate Life Meme

Ganked from chocolate_frapp

Describe your alternate life


In my alternate life, either my first set of mystery novels were more successful, or I managed to get an agent and sell Hooray For West Hollywood, which got optioned for a movie, but still hasn't been produced. My agent is negotiating for me to get a crack at writing the screenplay and Drew Barrymore has expressed interest in playing Kitty Collins. There's been some talk of Barrowman playing the 50's closeted movie star, at least in the flash-backs, but that mostly me talking to anyone who will listen.

I still live in San Francisco, although I do have to make frequent trips to LA, which I hate, but I did manage to make enough from the advance and the movie option to get a house in SF. It's not massive or in the best neighborhood--I'm still in the Mission--but I do have a yard and a puppy---pit-bull mix---and a nice kitchen that isn't trying to kill me, although I still don't cook much.

I'm working part-time in an animal shelter, but mostly I'm able to pay for the mortgage payments on my book earnings. I go to the gym or run most mornings and write in the afternoons. Hubby is still working, so I walk him to work at night, and then go to the Mint. Since I'm able to work out and run at leisure, I've managed to beat my food compulsions and I'm holding steady at size 10.

We have a time-share in a condo in Lahaina, so I can go and sit on my patch by the ocean a few times a year, especially when San Francisco is having an especially cold, miserable summer.

Best of all...my mother is insanely jealous of my sales, which have now exceeded hers, but she tells herself that I'm a commercial hack and she's an artist. She's also afraid of my puppy who is the sweetest little thing on the planet and is (of course) named Jack.
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