(Okay, I use the term "friends" somewhat losely here. "People I know and am in similar circles with and say hi but certainly not close" would be awkward to write.)
So I bopped over the the Ad Council YouTube site to try to watch an unrelated video and the first one up was Craig Rowin as an abusive cell phone.
It's just weird. There was a time in my life I would mock actors in commercials. Well not mock them, but feel patronizing sympathy. "Wow. I would hate to be THAT actor." Now my response is "Hey! I'm so glad so-and-so is working. They deserve it because they're awesome!"
I'm not so into sports. Yes, the surprises no one. If more sports involved jetpacks, I might reconsider. And I have never been able to give a rat's ass about college sports. I didn't even fill out a March Madness bracket this year.
I thought about a lot things I could do here in this post. Writings something about how much I've changed (or not) since this blog started. Or perhaps just get very personal. Or a best of list.
What would have been great would be to start posting the novel I wrote back then. I almost did. But I am rewriting it (again). It is in a pretty good state but I am also going through and changing some names and such. (For example, the dating site in the book is called "atwitter.com" which made sense three years ago... before people twitter.)
So I decided to write something new. Totally new. It is an old idea of mine that loots from a bunch of other old ideas I'd had. I have no idea where it is going to go or how often I'll managed to add chapters. But I am going to just try to write from the gut without thinking too much about it.
And no editing... so, yes, it is going to be rough.
I am guessing I'll be posting about this movie a lot over the next few months.
I have always been sad that Sike Jonez never made Harold and The Purple Crayon. And have been borderline furious that WtWTA has been shelved for more than a year. I have mixed feelings about Dave Eggers but I actually think he is well-suited as a co-writer on this.
I'm still holding my breath that this won't be wantered down. The visuals are so wonderful and the rumors are that it was shelved in part for being too dark an dthat Max wasn't likable enough (which he shouldn't be).