Dateline 11-24-2017

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Welcome to day number twenty-four of this year's NaNoWriMo challenge!!! Yesterday, I was successful in fighting temptations and took the entire day off from everything in order to enjoy my Thanksgiving tradition. Now, the goal is to stick to the plan and take today off as well, only unlike in said plan I'm not hungover so there will be no misery to have to nurse.

I think what saved me from feeling sick is that I paced myself to be drunk all day instead of the zero to blackout in an hour pace that I used to keep in my youth. No, I woke up and wanted mimosa which you can drink all day and never get more than a good buzz. This is what made up my drinking menu until after lunch when I lied down for my mid-day nap.

Other than drinking mimosas I spent this first half of the day watching YouTube videos and playing lame video games like how I normally waste my time the hour before I go to sleep. Though I was a little disappointed in myself that I didn't do more that didn't involve my computers and sitting in the same exact spot that I sit every day of the week, I still enjoyed the break.

When I woke from my nap, I started to heat up my Turkey Day meal and went right back to the YouTube and lame video games to kill time until the cooking was done. I held off any new drinking because I knew that eating would counteract any effects of the booze. I'm glad that I waited because between all of the morning mimosa O.J., snacks, and Thanksgiving food, I felt like I was about to explode for about an hour.

Once all of the food settles, I finally started to get to work on my second buzz of the day as I started to drink my Jack and Gingers and fired up the movie Duets. Even though the food was settling, I was still too stuffed to drink at a pace to get wasted so this was another year that I made it through the entire film without even coming close to blacking out and in fact, remember the entire night.

I am completely fine with this as the blacking out aspect of this tradition was only a goal in my youth. Over the past few years, I've grown to actually enjoy the day and not just see it as a novel way to get drunk even though novelty is the reason I keep it up. My favorite part of this new tamer approach to celebrating is that I'm always surprised to find that I actually like the movie.

Oh well, another year down and now that this post is done, it's time to hibernate the date away while taking advantage of day number two of my backlogged collection of work. Thankfully, even after taking two days off I will still have a one-day safety net so tomorrow I'll be able to ease back into my usual work day which might be hard since I haven't taken time off in a while.

That's all that I've got for now but as always, I'll be back tomorrow to check in with another update as to what I end up getting into. Until then, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.


The Wicker Breaker

P.S. If you are reading this and playing along with this year's NaNoWriMo feel free to add fubunker as your writing buddy and I will buddy you back. 

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.