It’s amazing how much I don’t sit on my ass in front of the computer all day when I don’t have a job that forces me to sit in front of a computer all day. Who knew?
You would think by my absence from the blogging world I would be doing some amazing, productive things. Wrong. It wasn’t until very recently that I was actually productive in any real way. Unemployment has a way of crushing you into a sad, lazy, mindless pulp. I’m fixing this, but here were the things I accomplished while not accomplishing much:
I finished Shining Force 2, Ecco the Dolphin and the Tides of Time, and I’m part of the way through Persona 2. I’ve also wasted lots of time with Pony vs Pony, Lego Harry Potter, Words With Friends, Angry Birds and this neat pony game on The Hub’s site. As a matter of fact, I was going to post this last night but was distracted by that game.
I’ve read all kinds of stuff instead of writing all kinds of stuff, like The Dolphins of Pern, Native Son, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Firebird, The Thousand Summers of Jacob de Zoet and lots of cat memes and articles about gay rights for Blue Moon Publishing.
I have been diligent in keeping-up with my favorite shows, especially RuPaul’s DragU, Weeds, Jenna Marbles, True Blood, Pony Music Videos, Teen Mom (makes me feel better about my life. lol), Anikan the Two Legged Kitten, Eureka, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, etc. I’ve also been watching Sergeant Frog because a voice over mentor recommended it. She says it reminds her of me, and I totally know why. Watch it. It’s a cute show.
I was doing voice over audition group once a week, until my ex-boss decided that firing me for wanting a pay raise was not enough and forced my voice mentors to take away my benefits they insisted I have until I was making enough money to create a home studio. As you know, I completed the Insanity program, and now Nikki and I are doing it together while I add-in Hip Hop Abs. I also go to the thrift store with my mom every week.
Anyways, I’ve started making progress, moving-on and building a new career plan, filled with Freelance Prentice shenanigans. To commemorate this economic right of passage, I FINALLY finished this productivity ballad (Hell, just finishing the damn thing was a right of passage. Seriously, I just couldn’t be inspired or focus on this for the longest time) I still like my Ballad of a Salad Series better, but here is what I came-up with:
Weapons of Mass Creation
For days I lacked motivation,
I was trapped in a haze,
of pure, distraught hesitation,
an unproductive daze.
I must no longer abide by,
this lazy abomination.
I’ll fight this beast by finding my,
weapons of creation,
For I have been in such denial,
while simply playing games,
and napping, reading, all the while,
I knew I should feel shame.
To break-free of my mind’s prison,
I tried to do some chores,
I did laundry with a mission,
cleaned pots and pans galore.
“Tomorrow I will not go wrong!”
But soon I would forget.
Instead I YouTubed all day long,
Rossini’s Cat Duet.
To save myself I must seek-out,
The need to “do,” not “die,”,
Wake up! Get out! And go! Reach-out!
Stop dawdling! Just try!
I’m energized! A go-getter,
but without something more,
I’ll bore soon and be a quitter,
I need my mind to soar!
Without something to make me think,
I will simply regress,
but forcing inspiration stinks,
and rarely does impress.
So I surround myself with things,
to light, ignite my spark,
like kittens, art and songs to sing,
and long walks in the park.
But my mind strays, gets distracted,
and nothing seems to stick,
and my good vibes are retracted,
and I get sad and sick.
Suddenly, my long awaited,
flash of genius arrives.
It’s time to unleash this fated,
idea, and let it thrive!
I’m motivated, inspired,
and now this is my chance,
but if I’m too riled-up and wired,
it’s all gone in a glance.
I must focus and hunker down,
and not let my mind stray,
and not let myself clown around,
on Facebook all damn day.
No! No, Prentice. You can do it!
And when I finally start,
a project I’ll blow right through it,
immersing mind and heart.
The whole entire day will fly,
as I destroy the beast,
that tried to hang me out to dry!
That laziness has ceased!
With every word or music note,
or pencil stroke or craft,
I punch lethargy in the throat,
impale it with a shaft.
With Weapons of Mass Creation,
and capable of making things,
that are incredible.
Oh, and I really did spend a whole afternoon on YouTube watching Rossini’s Cat Duet…