Wednesday, March 21, 2012

To Chuck Lorrre

Last night at the end of Two and a Half Men, Chuck's vanity card flashed on cue. Struck by it's brevity, I hit rewind, then pause, to read what he'd written. This is what the card said:
All you have to do is to write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ~ Ernest Hemingway

I am so tired. ~ Chuck Lorre
CL Productions, #381

First off, this tied in so well with the post I had written only hours before that I had to take notice. My friend, Roland Yeomans, had passed this tidbit of Hemingway's along to me a while back when I needed to hear it. It's the reason I wrote those stumbling words last night. To. Just. Write. Something.

But Chuck. Hang in there, man. I love your shows. You make me laugh. And that is something that is sorely lacking in my life, hell, probably most of our lives these days. Hang in there.

Your words touched me, made me sad.

Don't give up. Don't give in.

"I am so tired," are the words my friend Gail uttered in despair as she lost her battle with cancer. They're the same words my mother spoke, not only on her death bed, but months before after my step-father died.

Whatever it is that has you down, Chuck, kick its ass. Or his, hers, or theirs.

But stay with us, Chuck. You are needed.

Just saying.

~ Olivia J. Herrell

P.S. Elliot, thanks!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine October 18, 1952)[2] is an American writer, director, producer and composer who has created many American sitcoms, including Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also served as an executive producer of the sitcom Roseanne, and currently serves as an executive producer for CBS's Mike & Molly.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cranking Up the Rusty Writing Motor

God I want to write a blog post.

A sentence.

Anything.

So here's my anything.

Just to get started.

Till tomorrow.

~ Olivia J. Herrell

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Office, Old Body

The ghosts are gone, the floors are 'waxed' and tomorrow we move my office to the new house. As of Monday I will officially be working where I live and I find that incredibly mahhhvelous!

Here's a view of the house/home/office:
















A view of the waiting room, almost (but not quite) finished:
















We've since added a repurposed coffee table and I 'waxed' the floor with Orange something or another that worked pretty darn well.

And OH YEAH!! I'm back down to my California weight. I have shed the thirty-five pounds I gained during that awful, awful first year back. (Ugh, really. Thirty-five pounds!) Big pat on the back, Olivia!

Now that the crunch is nearly over to get the office ready AND I am no longer limiting calories, the countdown has begun for BEACH TIME! Seven days and counting.

Happy Friday Y'all! Olivia J. Herrell

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