Take Five: Good Ole Irony

This post will be short and sweet, just because I feel it’s necessary for me to document the irony that just occurred in the midst of my starving college student life.

I don’t recall mentioning that I’m an aspiring screenwriter. Well, I recently got word of a screenwriters expo that unfortunately like most of these events, is far from free. I hate to miss these opportunities, but let’s just say I’m not looking to get evicted from my latest studio before my first months occupancy is up. On the bright side, my considerate professor who spoke word of the expo, threw in a volunteer opportunity…aka free admission to the expo if you work it.

So, I email the guy in charge. I explain that although I would love to attend the seminars… the expense makes it difficult. I end with a “sign me up to help!” He emails me back in a flash. All seems secure until I read, “Oh, by the way do you have an iPad Mini? it’s mandatory for the gig.”

Big sigh.

Warning the following caption must be read keeping the utmost sarcasm in mind:
Hmmm yes I do happen to have an iPad Mini, since I can barely afford rent, have been a little too frugal with my Tp lately, and just emailed you asking to volunteer because I cant afford a ticket to the event. I’ll be sure to charge that IPad Mini beforehand!

Irony just handed Writer Girl a lesson in nothing in this world comes for free.

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Take Two: Location, Location, Location….

Don’t you just love the feeling of sand between your toes? The subtle, or sometimes not so subtle, spray of salty ocean on your sunburn cheeks? Time to take a break from the hustle bustle of LA and take a drive up PCH. Destination: Malibu. Specifically, El Matador State Beach. After all it is summer right? All too often summer breezes by us, and leaves us with the embarrassing fact that we, Socal Natives, failed to make at least one trip to the beach this summer.

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El Matador State Beach 8/4/2013

Yesterday, I fulfilled my summer prophecy and made that one trip. An afternoon of pure sunshine, strolling along the shore, crawling through sea caves, and ¬†and a few kisses atop a boulder over the ocean later I realized that my one trip per summer is not enough. This realization brought me back to one of my favorite quotes of all time, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde. Eureka! This right here is where I have room to grow, the place I need to address in order to break through my “writers rut.” I have been existing for too, too long my friends. How can I write about life, when I don’t live it?

I give myself two challenges:

1. Start going places to write. Perhaps my apartment walls have helped shun out my inspiration, aspiration, and that live, eat and breath writing mentality.

2. Reinvent, revamp my writer’s corner. I have to admit it’s looking rather dull lately. I’ve been moved into my new place for over a month, and have yet to pamper my walls with any art work, anything that screams me. I ask myself what would Hemingway? Nancy Meyers? James L. Brooks? Oscar Wilde?

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Writer Corner 8/5/2013. Remodel Effective Immediately!

Writer Girl wonders today… where do you go to write? Or if you’ve built your sacred space what trinkets and decorations make it yours? Feel free to post pics or offer up any suggestions!

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