The birthday doldrums continue over a period of several days. I can see getting wishes on Thursday, which I reluctantly accept. But getting happy birthday wishes on Friday and Saturday became as exciting as a sinus attack. Unless a person is sick, no one gets a short cut (Family and friends included).
I only counted the ones who made wishes on the actual birthday, bringing me to seven percent. About 225 wishes when I have 2,950 friends or followers does not work for me. I expect at least 300 birthday wishes.
Coupled with the two job rejections and unhappiness at the office, it won't be one of my memorable birthdays. I am praying better days are ahead for me.
The question some may ask: am I suicidal? Of course not. I can certainly confront them over this, but I won't. I just won't fool with them as I prepare for an exit. I know that the world doesn't revolves JK Jones, but I expect respect.
Having your birthday fall on a hump day is one thing, especially with work and corporate meeting heavily involved.
Facebook messages are nice, but when you've got a high volume of followers, a certain number is expected. Failing to reach 10 percent of that total and not getting the birthday wish from a particular person or persons is disappointing.
How I celebrate is something different. I usually pick a day to myself for a dinner of steak, baked potato and caesar salad with a peanut butter double doozie cookie.
The third week of October is how I go toward the 18th, which I was born at 4:44 a.m. in 1969. I got turned down for a credential for the Alabama-Tennessee football game in my hometown of Tuscaloosa.
The day before the 18th I got turned down for two jobs that I coveted since returning to the home state. I'm sad over that because I'm trying to get the hell out of town. Love the people here, just hate where I work. I'm unhappy and not having fun. Two things that make me go having fun and being happy.
Feel that I'm a pro wrestler challenging for the world tag team titles without a partner. Maybe one day, my big break comes. Who knows when that will be.
Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting an acting legend in Selma, Alabama.
Danny Glover, a famous actor and producer, appeared in the Queen City to attend the 60th anniversary of Unity Day.
I covered the event in my Managing Editor role with the Selma Times-Journal and made it a big deal of the actor best-known for the "Lethal Weapon" movie franchise and "The Color Purple."
Of course, I never talked to Glover, 77, about how to break into the business with my multiple award-winning screenplays.
I took a photo with Glover and ran a two-part series on his appearance in Selma. It was well-received, and Glover attended the Bridge Crossing Jubilee's 50th anniversary in 2015, three years before my arrival in Selma.
JK Jones' writing career began as a junior at Holt High in 1986 as as Sports Editor of the Purple Reign, the school's newspaper until graduating in 1988. It opened the door to a long and successful sports writing career. As an author, several of Jones' E-books were best sellers. Jones has shown promise during the early stages of screenwriting. Jones' short screenplay, Instant Replay, was accepted by the Cannes Latitude Film Festival in 2016. Jones' most recent screenplay, False Start, was selected to the Chihuahua International Film Festival in November, 2019. For more information, visit https://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/jk-jones.
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