Thursday, January 20, 2011

Busy as F*CK!

I am EXHAUSTED! If I were to add up all the hours I spent on an airplane last month, I would be too depressed to even function anymore. HI, CA, and NY. I had been traveling non-stop from one place to the other, THEN BACK, and I had such severe jetlag that I found it easier to just take little power naps every few hours than just to try and get a full 8 hours because I just couldn’t get a handle on timezones for the ENTIRE month of December.

What the shit is up with people always trying to talk to me in airports and on the airplanes!? I have a laptop, and a WACOM tablet and the most intense look of concentration plastered (read meanacing scowl) across my face, and people still take this as an invitation to BUG THE CRAP OUT OF ME! I don’t fucking care that your sister, uncle, brother, or next door neighbor use final cut, photoshop, or maya! I honestly couldn’t care less that you think the 5 seconds of compositing I just finished was the coolest thing you ever saw! I’ve got shit to do, deadlines to meet, and I haven’t slept for days, SO LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!

In NYC I shot a music video and a commercial, then I met with an ad agency for this new project a friend recommended me for. Back in LA I had to drive down to SD for Bradley’s big award dinner, and then back to Long Beach for my sister’s big award dinner. And in HI I was put in front of the camera to host a webshow for a couple of contests that were happening out there in December. The problem was that the way everything was scheduled I ended up getting on an airplane almost every 4 days until Christmas!

As always my holidays were hectic, awesome, depressing, exhausting, and amazingly fantastic. December in general was a pretty difficult time for me. Not only because of the endless travel and impossible list of things to accomplish, but actually just being able to deal with my life, family, and friends slowly took it’s toll on me. By the time I finally made it home for Christmas I was ready to lock myself in a room for a week so I could sleep, cry, scream, and punch the walls.

Lucky for me, it was December 23 and with all my family and friends expecting me to be around for the holidays, I had to push all that bullshit aside and celebrate properly. Being around everybody I loved was exactly what I needed! I finally was able to crawl into my bed and sleep for 2 days after 3 days of Christmas, and when I woke up I almost felt human again! I have got a lot on my mind, and now that I finally have a moment to really take it all in, I realize how hectic things have actually been for me. I have a lot going on in my head, and some free time to actually deal with it. The verdict is still out on whether or not this is a good thing...