Monday, September 25, 2006

We're Experiencing Technical Difficulties

I'd like to apologize to the faithful readers of Pandering to Savages (all 5 of you). I've been slacking bad this past week. First, it was deadline time at work, so I was drained by the time I got home; and second, I've put myself on a strict diet of story writing. Before I moved, I had meant to use my time in ABQ to write a novel or screenplay (maybe both) about my Nursery Crimes idea, but so far, zero progress has been made, and I've been slacking on this for far too long. So now it's time to see what I'm made of. God help me.

But on a fun sidenote, this weekend has unofficially been dubbed "The Weekend of Broken Dreams." Reason: last Friday and Sunday nights, I was experiencing some pretty good dreams that, well, ended horribly.

Friday: I dreamt I was at a concert seeing Mr. Bungle. I had sat through all the openers and was ready to rock out with Mike Patton, but right before they went on stage, I woke up. Okay, so not horrible, but I was pissed off. I know I can somehow blame Ticketmaster for this.

Sunday: I had just met some hottie wearing a short silk dress and thigh high stockings who looked like Kasumi from Dead or Alive (hey, blame my mind on this one), and we were really hitting it off. The dream was going...smoothly, and I suddenly wake up. But that's not the worst part. When I tried to fall back asleep into the same dream, I found myself headlong in a nightmare where zombies were ravaging the neighborhood. I blame Pat and that awesome book, World War Z, for that one. I woke up freaked out and a little afraid to get up and shower, as it was still dark out. So I hit the snooze button for an hour. That'll show the living dead.

So now that you've had this embarassing look into Greg's psyche, time to start the writing. Wish me luck, fooligans.


P-Town said...

Nice to know I'm living in your dreams. I just finished's utterly amazing, beyond words. Definitely my top book for 2006. I can't wait for Brad Pitt to make a movie out of this thing. No seriously, his production studio bought the rights for it.

Katy said...

Ticketmaster and Pat ruin all of your dreams? I am not judging you. Really. Not at all.

Grego said...

Yes Katy, but I can only hold a grudge against one of them. You hear me Pat? I'm coming for you! You ruined my night with Kasumi!

But wow, I didn't about Mr. Pitt buying the rights for WWZ. I'm not surprised. I'm not too far into it, and I can see every word he writes. He details everything very vividly and matter-of-factly. I'm a little wary of wondering what it would be like on the big screen, but that's just the general feeling of books to movies. Nothing against the book, which I heart.

3kalb said...


3kalb said...

You're still out of commission?

Grego said...

Sorry, I just got back from my week-long pilgrimage to Mecca. Or was it Medina? Anywho, I ate some great falafel and now I'm back. Thanks for checking in.