I’ve basically been taking a break from writing because I haven’t enjoyed doing it. So when something’s not enjoyable, it makes sense to discontinue the activity, especially if the main reason I was doing it in the first place was for my own amusement. Even so I get so guilt-stricken whenever I neglect my blog that I felt obligated to at least check in to say that I’m aware of my lapse.
Also, I’ve been so consumed with keeping up-to-date with Tiger Woods’ marital troubles that it’s pretty much taken up every free second I have. One mistress, okay. Two, fine. But ten? That’s a lot, even for somebody as good at golf as Tiger Woods. People seem surprised that he sleeps around. While I admit I was initially taken aback, I remain more surprised that he actually owns a Buick. (His wife was spotted driving one the other day.)
Here’s what I’ve been doing: for the past couple weeks, Michael Showalter and myself (along with our writers) have been talking about, and beginning to write, a second season of “Michael and Michael.” We’re doing this, not because there is going to be a second season, but because Comedy Central asked us to in case they decide to make one at some undetermined time in the future. In other words, we still don’t know what’s up with our TV show.
If that sounds like potentially a huge waste of time, it very well might be. There is certainly a chance we will spend the next five weeks doing a lot of work for a television series that may not exist at the end of said time period. On the other hand, if they decide to pick us up, it would be beneficial to have done this work. So it’s kind of a crapshoot. But what else am I going to do with my time? Stay at home? Drink tea? Build a fire in the fireplace? Enjoy my children? Not write in my blog? Yes, all of the above. Instead, though, I’m hanging out at a windowless office writing episodes of my maybe TV show. Which is fun, I guess, although the other activities I mentioned are also fun. At the very least, I think it's safe to say that at this point in my life I am having more fun than Tiger Woods. And I have a better car.