Sunday, January 5, 2014

Observations from being on a cleanse

Sup guys. It’s 2014 and I’ve been eating a lot of fried things and seasonal candies, so I’m on a juice cleanse right now. The first day is always the best/worst - it feels like the worst but it makes for the best stories because I feel like my mind is only halfway here. Here are some of my halfway thoughts:

I’m kind of ADD right now

This is the 2nd blog entry I’ve started. I’m currently going back and forth between making notes on a script, writing blog entries, reading a book, reading articles on HelloGiggles, and getting things I’ve been meaning to buy on Amazon. If you were watching me right now, you’d see me look pensively into the distance every now and then. That’s me thinking about what the sixth thing should be.

This is my screen right now. A gazillion tabs open on my browser and two scripts open in the BG.

I’m also super ambitious

Maybe it’s because doing a cleanse seems like a big undertaking and so far I’m FUCKING DOING IT (it’s literally been 3 hours). Maybe it’s because it’s the New Year and the resolution bug has gotten to me. Whatever it is, I’m feeling super ambitious right now, but about weird things. I’ll come across an article that says such-and-such show was underrated and I’m like “Totally. I don’t know what that show is but I’m adding Season 1 to my Amazon cart right now.” Or I’ll remember one thing that happened to me over winter break and think “That could totally be a show. Yes. We’re writing it. We’ll have to take a trip to Texas to research this thing, but we can do it and write the pilot in a month. 2014!”

I literally feel like Chris Traeger right now.

I care but I don’t

When you tell people you’re on a cleanse, they either react with a forced “Good for you!” or an “Ew, why?” In the past, I’ve avoided talking about cleansing if I can because it seems so LA cliche and because I know it sucks and it’s hard to defend yourself when you aren’t gung-ho about what you’re defending. And maybe it’s because I’ve been getting a lot of grief about it and I’ve developed an immunity or maybe it’s because this juice is cutting off the self-conscious part of my brain, but right now I’m like LET ME LIVE MY LIFE. IT’S ONLY THREE DAYS AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH ME. ALSO THIS JUICE TASTES GOOD AND I’M GETTING SHIT DONE!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna drink more juice and like, write a novel or something.