Well, I loved Moonrise Kingdom. It did not disappoint! In fact, it went so far as to surprise in several areas of the story -- which is rare these days, isn't it, gang? So imagine my happy delight when I came home that very evening only to discover that Johnny Depp is set to star in Wes Anderson's next feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
[A note on the photo included in the above-linked article: What the fuck was he looking at??? Jesus Christ, gang, I don't know. Could they have found a more shockingly hollow-looking photo of him?? Please don't make me get out my sled dog photos again...]
Okay, yes, I digress. The fact is, I am pleased as punch about this announcement because, not only do I enjoy Wes Anderson's films, I would really, really love to see Johnny Depp in something a little smaller, quirkier, more tangentially emotional than he has done in a really long time. So, as much as I think he needs a vacation (!!), I will be really eager to see this new film. I don't care how old this means I will be on the evening that it premieres in the theaters. That is how selfless I am about seeing this project getting under way and reaching completion!
Speaking of me getting old... yes, this weekend is my 52nd birthday!! Well, Sunday only, actually. While I did apparently take my time coming down the birth canal -- even back then, I was not a huge fan of "being here" -- still, it didn't take me an entire weekend to get born. In honor of the big day, I am taking another happy little road trip in my 1997 Camry with the AWESOMELY GREAT air conditioning!! (It's supposed to be a balmy 92 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday...)
I am looking forward to my little trip. After I come home, I will have one week before school starts. After that, I will be in school un-endingly for the next 4 to 6 years. (I am taking Adult Continuing Education courses, so that means one class every 5 weeks until I either die or get my various degrees, whichever comes first!)
However, I will also still be working on screenplays for women's television, and writing/editing for SomethingDark.eu, so my life should be utter insanity, as usual, gang. The only difference is that, at the other end of all the insanity, this time I will be a minister, instead of just someone who is insane for no discernible reason.
Anyway. Okay, Another hot day here today, gang. I went out at about 6:30 this morning to take my walk, and the air quality was so bad, that I only lasted about half an hour. Luckily, I will be indoors the rest of today. And my Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge is going pretty well. We are on Day 3. I liked Day 1 the best so far, but onward. But I do feel really braced, inside and out, to face this sweltering day.
All right -- make it a good one, gang, wherever you are and whatever the temperature may be in your neck of the woods. Thanks for visiting!! See ya!
[Onward Happy Sled Dogs...]
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