He’s back, ladies and gentlemen.

Nice, looooong weekend. That’s what I’m thankful for, baby!

Spent Thursday (you know what other day that was) at Shawna’s parents’ house, scarfing down food, hanging out with my Dad and Step-Mom, and getting so drunk Shawna had to carry me to the car. One of these days I’ll remember that you don’t mix wine and real booze. It’s such a big mistake.

Friday, we spent some of the day at Shawna’s parents’ again (kind of a running theme for the weekend) after I worked a bit on the second Licensed Property script. That night, Shawna and I went to see Rent and quickly engaged in a who can cry harder and most often contest. I won in a crushing victory. Could Rent join Big Fish and Braveheart on Brian Keene’s “Movies You Must Cry During or You’re Not Human” list?

For the record, I’m with Brian on Big Fish, not so much on Braveheart. Then again, he probably doesn’t cry at the end of Willy Wonka and the Chocloate Factory, Dirty Dancing, or the sequel to Dot and the Kangaroo.

Well, it’s Saturday, so we headed back to the in-laws’ house so I could cook stir fry for everybody. I’m still not sure how I went from offernig to cook Shawna dinner to cooking her whole family dinner, but that’s the way the cookie crumbled. I ended up having to run errands twice while cooking, and I ended up getting SUPER pissed. And when I get pissed, I have arguments in my head with everyone who has ever wronged me. Just imagine that. Me at 28, driving back frmo HEB with two peppers and venting at somebody I should have vented at when I was 17.

I fawned over you for over a year, and then you dump me after three weeks because I’m not cool enough for your friends? Fuck you, you shallow whore!

Of course, when I was 17 I was too busy crying myself to sleep to have this conversation.

Anyway, I eventually got my head on straight and bluffed my way through a dinner for five to an assortment of compliments (although maybe they just realized how pissed off I was and were trying to make me feel better. if so, thanks). I ended up blowing up at Shawna while making dinner, though, so I had to follow through on that with a lengthy exlpanation/apology.

Today (that’s Sunday), I finished the second licensed property script by plowing through sixteen pages of panel descriptions and dialogue. One more to go! I hope to get the first draft of that one done by Friday.

Happy Monday, one and all!