Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Sixty-Three, Dateline 6-12-2018

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
— Bob Newhart

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-sixty-three of Operation Achieve Anything. Well, yesterday turned out to be an unexpected fun day where I woke up early enough to finish all of my obligations before noon and then said fuck it which led to a bit of day drinking. I don’t really feel all that bad about this impromptu decision since it was a failed goal throughout the entire weekend only I kept giving into tinkering with my website overhaul.

As I think I said in yesterday’s post, I am not stuck at a place where I have to wait for payday in order to afford the software I need to move on. Granted, I could have kept busy by getting ahead of my SNL reviews but I feel that I’ve earned a bit of much-needed downtime since I’m starting to feel a little burnt out. I’ll be fine though because payday is about a week away and I plan to go easy until it arrives because I’ll be busy as all get-out as soon as I get the software that’s holding me up.

While I was day drinking and killing time, I was watching a lot of YouTube videos of people from all over the world trying and reacting to many different things. For me, this feels like the modern-day equivalent to people-watching which technically fulfills yesterday’s assignment’s task where I was supposed to fit in some people-watching in order to observe and laugh.

When these reactors are tasting or trying things and watching videos instead, it’s like people-watching on multiple levels considering they are often watching videos of average people doing wacky stuff. Since this was part of the assignment, it got me questioning if people-watching in person was still an acceptable thing to do since most of the time the main effort goes into finding people who either look or act out of place. Who knows if these people that we watch to laugh at aren’t in a sound mental space.

Then again, I no longer know what to laugh at ever since I lost my sense of humor. This will also play into today’s assignment when I’m supposed to try laughing at my failures. Again, one of the main things that got me to lose my humor was that I started laughing at my flaws and failures back when I was a little kid and got to the point where I started to strive to fuck up because it would lead to better jokes. One day, I just stopped finding joy in being a loveable loser, which was when I started to lose my laugh.

Don’t get me wrong, I still laugh on my own, I just stopped laughing in the middle of a spotlight. As always, I’ll delve more into this when I check in with tomorrow’s update on today’s task at hand. Until then, it’s now time for me to sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your project.

Talk to you soon.


The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

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.