Monday, October 27, 2008
Was there a time change this weekend in Italy? My computer and TV had a different time than my watch and I was had no idea. Good thing I double checked or I would have been an hour early for an appointment.
Yesterday was another glorious day so I decided to talk a walk on the Appia Antica. The walk to and from my apartment takes over four hours so I was going to take a bus from the Circus Maximus to what I thought was where the old road began.
I didn't realize there were only three stops on Via Appia and ended up being on the bus to the end of the line. Doh!
In my butchered Italian I asked if I could stay on the bus for the return trip and which stop should I get off at?
He answered. I had no idea what the heck he said.
After people got on the bus and his cigarette break, he said , "I tell you stop. Okay?" And he did.
There were a lot of people out. Families on bikes, groups of serious bikers, joggers, and a few horse back riders. It's such a beautiful place. It reminds of the road to my parents place in St. Martin. It hard to believe you are only a few miles away from the center.
This weekend was my first weekend "off" in months. I have turned in the last two rewrites and I'm waiting for feedback. I have already started to do character breakdowns for spec script number 3 but still working on the plot.
Tomorrow it's back to work. I have to keep writing so I don't lose my mojo. God knows when it would come back.