Work is getting in the way of the blues.
That's because I'm old. Too old to play music at night and come in the next morning as perky as a sorority pledge on Dexedrine. Caffeine, the dark fuel of American corporate culture, does nothing on days like this. I'm the elastic on an old pair of boxers; I just don't snap back like I used to.
Back in the day, I could carouse until morning and still walk through work without looking like an extra from a George Romero movie.
I am the undead.
I would write "I'm too old for this shit" but then one of you would give me a virtual dope slap and remind me what a cliche that line is. Danny Glover delivered it in every Lethal Weapon movie, all sixteen of them, and in the last two I think "this shit" referred to the movie itself.
Since then, I've heard it all over the place - bad movies, bad TV shows, conversations with people who watch too many bad movies and TV shows, I think Bush even said it during a press conference last week.
So, that's my cliche for the day. How about you? Any that get under your skin, or worse, any that you keep having to strip out of your rewrites?
I need to lie down.