A poem by me up at the truly lovely Vending Machine Press!
Monthly Archives: March 2014
(In honor of March Madness, one of my older poems has been resurrected)
He practices dribbling that ball
until his hands feel numb
the tiny rubber nubs of its surface
leaving a pattern of bruises; small
purple blue freckles that eventually
fade to yellow.
His jump shot isn’t perfect; it’s
a miscalculation, the geometry of
his body not quite where it should
be, and so the ball only
caresses the net some of the time.
He likes the thud of the ball
against the pavement,
it makes the world sound hollow,
it reminds him of an inside-out
He puts up with each miss, each
time the ball rolls away, for the anticipation
of that one perfect moment
when it hits its target; that
sweet swish of nothing but net.
Back when I first started running occasional interviews with some of my favorite EBCP (Extremely Brilliant Creative People), I began it all with writer/ actor/ all-around extraordinaire Ean Weslynn. I’m happy (well insanely delighted would be the more apt word) to say that since the interview Ean’s webseries, the hilarious Day Drunk Gays, has appeared to much acclaim! And, so I decided to ask Ean some more questions and hopefully get some of you (yes, YOU, there reading this!) to get some links to Day Drunk Gays in all of its glory!
So five quick questions for Ean Weslynn— the OEBCP (the Original Extremely Brilliant Creative Person):
2.) What was the best thing about the filming process?
the best part about filming for me is actually getting to sit at the table with my boys, surrounded by the crew and knowing that we wouldn’t be there if i hadn’t spent all that time rewriting that silly idea i had that i thought others might find funny.
3.) The most unexpected thing?
4.) If you had to describe Day Drunk Gays in a ten word pitch:
5.) What’s next in the world of the show and the world of Ean Weslynn?
I’ve always had to have abbreviations in text messages explained to me (perhaps, thus, ruining the point of using the abbreviation in the first place). These are the meanings I take out of the abbreviations. (This whole blog post can be blamed on my beloved MR).
BRT= Best Ratatouille Tonight! (Thanking someone for a delicious meal)
Lol= Lots of Lasagna (anytime something is amazing)
OMG= Oh my gateau! (a cake so shockingly gorgeous you have to name it in French)
BRB= Blueberries Raspberries Blackberries (berry-picking season)
ROFL= Rosemary, Olives, Fennel, Linguine (fancy grocery shopping)
TY= Totally Yams (Thanksgiving season greeting)
FWIW= Frosted Wheat in Water (for moments of disgust)
FML= For Meyer Lemons (when someone is being super specific, such as a recipe that calls for…)
FTW= Fresh Tomatoes Win (Summer greeting)
BTW= But the watermelon… (a sad exclaimer, for when something is too heavy to carry/ has to be left behind)
JK= Just Kashi (can be replaced with Kix or other cereal brand of choice, for when you are too tired to cook and someone asks what’s for supper)
LMAO= Lemon Mousse and Oolong (for situations of pure awesome)