Play Another Day


I didn't pick this fortune cookie, this fortune cookie picked me: by jumping into my lap

It was a Friday today. I started the day by getting out of bed and writing a term paper. It was off to a winning start. After that I sorted headshots and resumes from yesterday’s auditions for my next film which I will be shooting next weekend (god willing and the river don’t rise). Then I looked at the clock and realized that I was supposed to already be out the door to meet my sister Bean: whom I haven’t seen since the day after her wedding and that was a full month ago now. Then there was class and then some more meetings with people in preparation for production and then home in rush hour traffic. Ugh. Not much time to play in this day. Thank you, self-important fortune cookie.

I’m not exactly complaining: it was all stuff that I enjoyed doing, but I’m not sure it counts as play. And I’m not sure that I would be playing if I had the free time: more likely I’d be sleeping or vegging out to Facebook.

I just don’t have time for anything anymore. For example, yesterday I wrote a blog about Alton Brown’s Edible Inevitable tour. The Curmudgeonly Lion tweeted a link to it which was favored by a follower and then retweeted by Mr Alton Brown himself. Do you know what that does to a humble little blog like mine?


I was walking across campus to prepare for yesterday’s session of auditions and I received a message tip the effect of: “traffic to your site is booming! You’ve had 300+ hits to your latest post!”

What? Surely that can’t be right, I thought. Inn a spare moment I opened my laptop to long in and check on it.  No, it want 300, by that time it was closer to 800+.


I thought that some internet bot might’ve gotten ahold of my blog. (I didn’t know then that the Curmudgeonly Lion had been evangelizing.) But I didn’t have time to think about it until much later when I got back home.

“You know,” I said, “I think the internet got ahold of my blog or something. Suddenly I’ve got a million views on it.” (Ok at the end of the day it was only 1400+ or so,bit still…)

The Curmudgeonly Lion thought this was very funny. When he stopped laughing he explained the whole bit about Twitter and so on. But to give you some perspective, I normally feel pretty darn good on a day when I get 20 Views. To get 1400 in a single day is a personal best. It even outstripped the blog announcing the final episode of my webcomic “The Werewif”, which was the last time my blog stats veered into four digits.

And I still haven’t had time to bask in this minor victory. Basking is for people who have free time.

So on that note I am going to call it a night. Because sleeping is still one of the few things I prioritize.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on October 25, 2013.

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