Prayer - tick.
Workout - tick.
Staying sober - tick.
Bright start - tick.
Dough has been the theme of the morning thus far. Woke up at 4;00 am again. Cant seem to sleep beyond 6 hours. And then not being a morning person leaves me clueless/ restless waking up so early. But I'll keep that 'insomnia' challenge for a separate blog.
The day began with an email approval from the Lankan client approving my 80k fee. Not bad for 2 nights work.* A few more clients and this could be a good gig.
Then, Zuri woke up at 6am asking for parathas. Yes, parathas. Thank god for youtube. It's taken all the secrets outta cooking. Turned out nice. Zuri called it 'softer than the ones Sujata makes'. Hmm, what did I do right, I have no clue. Was it the dough? The oil quantity? The belan? Zodiac?
Like the chocolate brownie I made for her - one time awesome, other time crap. Dough be or not dough to be? (Note to self: Must watch Haider.)
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Big tickets for the day:
1) Go to Sneha Sadan to figure out if the Sisters are willing to arrange a Children's Day event for the girls, and of course the kids' prep for 3rd term exams. Vara Prasad and Syed have both offered to help for the Children's Day event and it'll be nice to put up something for the kids. Grateful for my new-found ability to befriend different people and connect them together. Work in progress, but very satisfying. Thank you.
2) Finish the SuperLosers script for ComicCon Bombay: They want the play extended to 30 minutes. I'm thinking of getting Wolverine and Iron-Man into the story somehow, for obvious reasons, ha! Also - need to figure out how to register/copyright my script in case other theatre groups globally want to lease it out to perform. Damn you theatre! You tempt me and distract me in equal measure. But grateful for it. New skills, new learnings, new networks.
3) Submit freelance invoice to NTB, Chase R for payments.
*The asterisk is for a realization that hit me: And it's about my boozing. . So much 'good' in my life has been made possible only due to booze. Take this very blog for instance: the Lankan contact. The ability to befriend a Syed or a Varaprasad. The ability to deliver a kickass campaign in just 2 nights. Would I've been able to do these things had I been my sober self? Not so sure. On the other hand, there may have been the less positive outcomes as a result: my insomnia, for instance. But that's the dilemma, the challenge ahead. AOL says to accept both sides of every coin as one fails without the other. On the other hand, I've committed to myself towards reducing this habit. How can I retain the catapult and lose the crutch? I must enquire into this more deeply. The drinking bit. Why do I do it? What are the alternatives? Points to ponder and introspect.
A separate blog on Booze coming up...