Oh shit, I woke up too late.
I first got up at 8:30 to move my car that blocked my tandem parked-roommate, and I fell back asleep. I regained consciousness at noon but fell back asleep again until 1 PM. Now, I only had an hour before I drove the long trip to Long Beach. Since I didn’t have the time to make my usual breakfast, I reheated some of my sloppy joes for the weirdest breakfast yet:
I drove over to work, but as the traffic intensified, I realized that I would be a few minutes late for work. I still can’t get over how long it can take to travel forty-one miles. This time, it took a total of one hour and thirty-six minutes. Insane.
The overnight shoot began on a closed stretch of highway. Luckily, the craft services team had some healthy options for me: an assortment of berries and a grilled chicken kebab. I ate both happily while everyone else ate the first snack: Popeye’s Chicken…
It’s not that I wanted the fried chicken, but the mashed potatoes and mac & cheese called me by my name. It wanted to be inside me.
Boy, you’re really reading into things, aren’t you?
For lunch, I loaded up on steak and pork as the crew watched the episode of 9-1-1 that took us a month to shoot, Episode 104. The director’s assistant had set it up to play in the Lunchbox.
As the long day progressed, I found that the amount of meat I consumed at lunch gave me massive heartburn. In fact, it was the first time I had any sort of heartburn in months.
All I had for the rest of the night was a single coffee.
When I got home – and after being stuck in an hour of traffic – I parked my car in the garage at 7:30 AM. I knew I had to move my car in another hour for my roommate, so I just fell asleep in the car. He tapped on my window when he was ready to leave and I backed up and then back in the spot and fell back asleep. The last time I did this, I actually went back upstairs to sleep, but I woke up so late that time, that I didn’t want to repeat it again today.
So when I awoke at 11:30 AM, I just stayed up all day. And we’ll talk more about this day tomorrow!
Jamie writes about himself a lot. Yeah, he knows that can be irritating, but he hopes that people can learn from his mistakes, like when he had cancer and waited too long to chase his dream. Learn more about his battle with Leukemia (AML) in his on-going first draft of his book here.