THINGS I DO WHILE WAITING FOR THE CREDITS OF "THE WIRE" TO END

  1. Go to Bed Bath & Beyond, buy a slow cooker, then make a 12-hour brisket
  2. Drive up to Santa Barbara for the afternoon
  3. Reread several of my favorite books
  4. Watch the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  5. Watch an assortment of "making of" Lord of the Rings documentaries
  6. Spring Clean my entire apartment, twice
  7. Conceive, outline, and write a feature film
  8. Visit my aunt in North Carolina, by train