lukemichael5 asked: Hank, Is there any psychological or biological reason for why people stand in the shower for a long time when thinking? Does the running water provide any mental relief? Could there be an evolutionary reason why? Have I asked too many questions for you to answer? (Probably)
I honestly think it’s because every other moment of the day is filled up with THING TO DO! ADVERTISEMENT! SMARTPHONE! STIMULUS! GET IN THE CAR! DO THING! STOP STOPPING! START STARTING! NO THINKY! THINKY BAD! GO GO SPEND WATCH DO MOVE GO! The shower is like, the last place where you can feel ok about just standing there.
Wow so tumblr cool that’s a thing I don’t really use anymore but I a going to provide a life update because that’s what a blog is for. Right? Right.
Pickle is right next to me, making biscuits on her favorite fleece blanket. I am listening to playlists from my college radio show (one time I was cool and paid attention to new music!!). Did I mention it’s my DAY OFF! The first one in a while.
This morning Michael and I slept in late, made pancakes, went back to sleep. Now I am slowly cleaning the apartment and grazing various foodstuffs in my kitchen; I am going to continue this into the afternoon.
I am working two jobs right now - lots of hours, little financial reward. I am hoping this is not something I need to keep up a whole lot longer. It has been an extremely tiresome 6 months but I can still say I am MUCH happier than I was a year ago in my cushy corporate job. We shall see.
I am in a production of Spamalot, which is good and funny. It has been a lot of late night rehearsing but I’m thrilled to be in a production of some sort again.
In March, Michael and I are going on a trip to New Orleans. Neither of us have been before and I am very much looking forward to a little vacation.
Running is something I have not done more than a handful of times since the marathon. It makes me feel like an amorphous vegetable human. This will change after theplay is over - I miss it.
Justice League of America #55.
There is a friend in my life that has, in the last month or so, become more than my friend. I’m silly-happy. It’s really nice and I just have this weird lovely warm feeling in my gut that hasn’t been there in a long time. It’s really nice.
October, 2013 - November, 2013
Love my second home.
I live in my favorite city. (In the US)
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It was nippy and bright in Louisville this morning. It made me miss walking around Back Bay, to and from work and school in the cold. Those walks burned my cheeks but I loved them.
This happens to me every year during our industry cycle. Someone pops up and asks me if I want to work in New York. Is there anything you can say to help me figure out where I stand? I don’t know what my priorities should be because I feel triumphant or fucked either way I think about it. For…
THIS THIS THIS. All of this. Everyday.