Why Do I Keep Counting?

Man. Taking down a Christmas tree is about the most upsetting thing in the world. Everything that was getting you all pumped up for the holidays… backwards. Anti-pump-up. Yuck… Packing up the ornaments made me stop and think a bit. So many of them say “1994” or “1996” and it really freaks me out to think that that was ten years ago. A whole decade! Makes me feel old.

In any case, I hope everyone had a safe new years. 2007 is going to rock hard. I’ve just got a feeling.
(For the record: ’08, ’09 will rock progressively harder. 2010-2012 will be lame).

Also, the Chiefs made it to the playoffs. Not that they really deserve it, but it’s still kinda neat.

[I’m also tinkering with Pandora, a streaming music service. It’s creepy how dead-on it can be; it’s obnoxious how often it can be completely wrong though…]

Sad Fact: I just now finished my Christmas shopping.
Tom Hogan: worst friend ever.
I said it… so you don’t have to!


  1. hey tom, I was just reading the past couple of blog entries of yours. The whole loss of creativity thing was getting to me a bit as well… oddly enough, especially since my career is entirely revolving around it. I don’t know. I can think of stuff, but have the most difficult time writing it in a way that doesn’t make me want to throw up. I have the ‘novel/feature film lenth’ curse too. It’s so hard to get around. But my school kind of forces me to by giving me a subject area and a page limit. I thought that would inhibit creativity, but it actually just forces me to be more and more creative- you know, fight the way out of the box. or something like that.
    I can understand the people who say school is better than home. I love both places for different reasons. I don’t love school because of partying and whatnot. I love it because I am finally studying what I want to do, because I have a ton of new opportunities and because I enjoy the independence of doing everything for myself when it is most convenient and the best for me. There are ups and downs. I don’t know why I’m writing you a novel. But I think the ultimate point of this was supposed to be: I really want to hear your story ideas and see your screenplays. And if you can get them written down (in screenplay format or not) I would really love to make them into movies for my classes. Plus, I think it would be really cool to credit this crazy, unknown to Chapman screenwriter in some stuff. Hehe. Let me know. If nothing else, I’ve always really enjoyed just talking ideas out with you.
    Hope your 2nd semester of school is going well so far!

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