I’ve organized a table read tonight for the new draft of Dick. Have I mentioned this already? Lemme check.
[some minutes pass]
Yup. Okay, I mentioned that I’d be organizing a table read, but I didn’t get into specifics. So, this article will be the edge of your seat read about how I organized the table read. Ready? Here it goes…
I called some people I know and asked them if they wanted to come.
Feel free to take break now, calm your heart rate, and maybe grab something to drink. I would feel terrible if my account of recent events caused anyone discomfort.
I supped with Nadia last night. Food wasn’t really the point of the meal, we just haven’t seen each other in a while. It was great to catch up and we made a date to go to Montreal in September for her friend’s wedding. It’s been 5 years since I’ve seen that city, coincidentally, also on a trip with Nads. It was New Year’s Weekend, 2007. We were there two days before we even saw the sun. It was THAT kind of a party.
Afterwards I drove over to Shawn’s with a burning desire to rotate my tires. No really. He has a garage and a jack, and jack stands and he’s handy with that sort of thing. Not that I’d just stand around and watch him – I’d help myself to his beer fridge too.
We went out front to have a look at my tires. He had me run my hands along the rear treads. They felt lumpy – which is a problem for something that’s supposed to be perfectly round. No wonder they’re noisy. He suggested I pick up a couple before I leave for Toronto and I’ve been pondering that ever since.
But first I drank a couple of his beers.
This morning I decided to skip new tires. Went for an oil change instead. I figure I’ll buy a set of four new tires in Toronto this summer. These ones still have 10k left on their expected lifespan. The lumpiness is an inconvenience, but certainly not a safety issue.
Speaking of safety issues, I did manage to read Dick last night before Nadia showed up at supper. It’s good. I think it’s about done in fact. Ready and safe to be shopped around without permanently damaging my career. I’ll find out for sure after the read tonight, but I think the others in the room will like it too.