Wednesday, January 21, 2009

To my fellow poor Angelenos

Lean Cuisines are on sale for $1.77 this week at Ralph's. Even the big ones. Holla!

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9 comments:

Hartwell said...

Albertson's has them 6 for $10! That's $1.67 each!

Monsterbeard said...

I hate actually being excited by this news.

Dan Williams said...

Yes, you are doing it! Good stuff.

You need to make a budget every month. You put down your gross income minus the deductions and show your net income.

Then you list your expenses for the month, the maximum you will spend for food, transportation, internet, etc. And then you try on a daily basis to NOT spend in each area, or to find the deals. The idea is, if you can learn to discipline yourself with the pennies, that you are preparing yourself for the thousands and thousands when they come.

Also, every person in the world is on a budget, so this is a great subject for a writer. Any character who is counting pennies is instantly sympathetic and likeable to the audience. So all your budget experiences are like money in the bank for when you write them into scripts and novels and essays.

Jim Cartwright said...

Some of them lean cuisines are mothereffing tasty

Josh said...

I just bought 20 lean cuisines at Ralphs yesterday.

Chad Gervich - Script Notes said...

I'm gonna be honest... while I like the intent of this post, I think it lacks a voice. Who's telling us the Lean Cuisines are on sale? And why do we care? There doesn't seem to be any real motivation for WANTING the Lean Cuisines to be on sale. Also if the Lean Cuisines weren't on sale, would anyone's life be affected? It doesn't seem like it, so it doesn't feel like there are any stakes.

As I said, I still like the intent of this post... I think I'd just go back, tweak the structure, flesh out the characters, and refine the voice. Also, I'd add some kind of wise-cracking sidekick-- maybe someone who wants a Weight Watchers or a Hungry Man.

Sarah said...

Ha @ Chad - loving it. Looking forward to buying your book.

Dan Williams said...

Chad, I agree that IF this post was the germ for a script, it should be fleshed out, etc. But it's a blog post. And we are the side-kicks!

But if the post lacks a voice, what do you think a writer should do to develop one?

Amanda said...

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!

Seriously, so helpful