I had just gotten out for my walk, was doing my podcast, talking about my scary dream last night - and RATS! I mean it! There was a rat lying on the sidewalk. Eeeeek! You know I just stopped. He was all curled up. I could see his ears twitching. Dammit. I think he was expiring. Which is sad and gross at the same time. Okay, I'm a bit squidgy (I know probably not a word) about these things. I get grossed out because I think rats are dirty (some are - not all) and then I feel bad because he did look cute and helpless - and then I think about children stories - oh crap. Well - I watched him for a little bit. I tried to direct walking traffic around him. And - took a deep breath and believe it's nature. There is not much I could do. Plus - it's interesting - not only was I discussing this spooky dream I had - but in the dream I was freaking out about germs. So, I'm not about to touch a dying rat in the road.
I ended up having a nice walk. Came across this brick house I like - that I never really took the time to admire. So I took some pictures. I'll post in my Clickity Clak section.
I went back home and took off to get some coffee and some oatmeal at the Farmer's Market. Ran into a neighbor, who also happens to be in the "biz". I've talked about him before. Fred Stoller. He is such a nice guy. We chatted a bit about L.A. getting crowded, him still trying to make it in this nutty biz, and about out writing projects - which we both do. He has a lot of books on Amazon as well. For Fred - go take a look. He's worth the read.
So I'm back home to get some writing done and then I need to get my butt going to go help one of my best friends.
I'm still enjoying the Halloween spirit. I actually feel like going as either Mortecia or Elvira. Probably Mortecia - because I don't really have the boobs for Elvira. But I'm posting a picture of her here because it's my mood. And I dealt with a lot of spooky stuff very well! Elvira would be proud of me.
So here's today's podcast: