I was talking about Stephen King the today with a Jonathon Narvey. He noted that I had read Cell and he mentioned that he had enjoyed it as well. He has been thinking about zombies of late because he is putting together his next writing project and it may or may not feature a zombie infection. I won’t say anything else about it as he is in the very beginning of planning it out -- but I will say it fanned the flames of a small idea about zombies and exhaustion I had lurking about in my head.
Have you ever heard the phrase: “I am dead tired?”
(I mean, aside from the scene in the action movie Commando where the central character asks an airline stewardess not to disturb his friend because he was “dead tired”. He had just killed the man by breaking his neck and was planning his escape from the commercial airliner.)
Over the last few weeks, I have become quite the homebody. I have been reading, reading, reading, sleeping, and reading some more and doing an over abundance of cleaning. I have gone out a few times while Allyson's family has been around but, overall, I have been stuck in this staying at home kind of groove.
I have been reviewing my life over the past few days and wondering what exactly I have been doing. And I can sum it up in a couple of things. I have discovered that I like Bruce Springsteen's music because it talks about the past a whole lot. For example, this song talks about how people tend to talk about the past a lot without any thought for the future. The eventual discussion about the past and the desire to return to the past.
I get up in the evening, and I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the moring, I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired, man I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help
You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark
This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark