Amateur standup. Crappy bassist. Covered in cat hair. Literally lame. Sober punx. A lot of Bobs Burgers and Star Trek crap sometimes. FOT.
Rural NS Resident.
I submitted a piece to an actual literary journal last night. This is my first real attempt to get anything published outside of zines put out either by myself or by friends. I don't know if I'll actually get in but it's more than I've ever really done before as far as trying to be "a writer" is concerned. Did I mention I only got 3 hours sleep after staying up late to finish things before the deadline for the next issue, might just curl up under my desk for a bit thanks.
Found out that a coworker from a couple of different crappy jobs years ago just died. We bonded over smoking cigarettes and talking shit about our other coworkers and a little bit of flirtation, though we never really ended up doing anything together. She had stick-n-poke tattoos on her earlobes and a loud deep laugh that was almost always directed towards the absurdity of our place of employment and wild scraggly blonde hair that always made her look like she had just gotten back from some crazy adventure. Everytime she got fed up with shitty employers like the call centres where we met she would line up a job teaching English in Korea or Central America or working at a bookshop somewhere in Spain and would disappear for months seemingly overnight, and I would regret not spending more time with her outside the stark walls of our workplace. The last I heard of her she was going to library school with a good friend of mine with whom she had a highly adversarial and not too friendly relationship. She seemingly dropped off the face of the earth close to a year ago, and the other day my friend (and her school rival) said her group-project nemesis whom she hadn’t spoken to since their first year had succumbed to some fast-spreading cancer or other and adding, “hey didn’t you know her or something?”.
I don’t know if there is a point to any of this, but it still has my mind spinning, as if I needed any more help with that.
Anyways, Safe travels Jen, time for a different adventure.