Monday, January 09, 2006

The good and the bad (the ugly is on a much needed vacation)

I have caught a cold. It's one of those really annoying completely bearable colds. It's just enough to make you feel lousy, but not lousy enough to skip work, or any other aspect of life to rot in front of the TV with a box of tissues and hot soup. This is me drinking tons of OJ, sucking down halls vitamin C drops (strawberry flavored) and drinking cup after cup of chamomile tea. For dinner on Friday I made an egg drop soup (super easy) and a rice and spinach casserole. The egg drop soup was good - though kinda a cheat. It's just about a quart of chicken stock (fake chicken stock for us vegetarians) a tablespoon of soy sauce, and a tablespoon of tomato sauce. When it's all boiling you drop two eggs (already scrambled) into the soup and whisk vigorously for thirty seconds. Serve immediately with some chopped scallions to garnish. It's not filling but it is definitely soothing.

My brother made the astute and oddly accurate remark that the casserole was both bland and spicy at the same time. Yes I know that sounds impossible, yet with my culinary skills (or lack thereof) I have achieved this dichotomous feat. Needless to say we have a lot left over in the fridge.

I have a new script up on Triggerstreet available for anyone to read. The bad news, you have to become a member of Triggerstreet to actually read any of the scripts posted there. The good news, membership is free, and they really don't give out any personal information. I've been a member for nearly a year and all my info has been kept completely and utterly confidential. The script is called Nothing into Something (working title only) and has gotten three reviews starting it off at number 96 on the site. For those of you unfamiliar (have yet to read my rants about triggerstreet here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) Triggerstreet is a forum and to a lesser extent competition for amateur screenwriters and film makers to post their work and get feedback from other members (technically it's also Kevin Spacey's production company). The feedback one receives comes in the form of reviews thus giving one's script a ranking. New rankings are compiled nightly based on any new reviews. As I see it 96 is a very respectable starting point as there are 2317 ranked scripts on the site. Being in the top 100 is great, though I wouldn't mind this one hitting the top ten. I just have to wait for more reviews to pour in.

If you are curious as to what my screenplays might be like feel free to join Triggerstreet and check for yourself. I would make them downloadable from my blog if only I knew how.


Ann Spam said...

Get well soon.



rawbean said...

I hope you feel better too. I know how you feel, I am only now starting to feel better from all of my colds I had.

I am heading to Triggerstreet now to check out your stuff.

Nonny said...

Everyone it catching that damn cold. I can't believe I haven't yet. Things seem to be picking up as far as your online writing and submissions. You know I'm gonna join just so I can post a review. Gotta keep my future gravy train happy :)

Fridaysweb said...

Oh Babe. I feel for you, too. I'm currently fighting a tummy bug *blech*. I'd LOVE some of your soup, minus the eggs I think. I made a heavy dinner tonight, just because I was s t a r v i n g! I'd be happy to send you leftovers, except...the only thing anywhere near vegetarian on my menu was field peas. Umm, they were cooked with a little beef stock for added flavor, so I reckon it's out, huh?

*pecks and feel better hugs*

Lady K said...

I'm back, for the moment. No bells and whistles just yet, as it will be a work in progress...but YAY!

rawbean said...

Okay I am 24 pages in (holy crap it's 116 pages) but very creative and very interesting so far. Love the animal/people hybrids and the art-deco feel you have painted so vividly with words. Looking forward to finishing!