I am in no way a huge fan of any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies beyond the first one, which I thought was fantastically fun and I've probably seen that one twenty times. That said, I still go see the POTC movies because: a.) I keep misguidedly thinking they are going to somehow be as good as the first one was; and b.) I am constitutionally incapable of not giving Johnny Depp all the money I have.
And with that said... Yesterday, Disney announced yesterday that they have indeed secured directors for Pirates of the Caribbean 5,072. (Or, no, wait -- I think we're just on number 5. It only feels like 5,072.) I have to say, though, I am intrigued! The directors are Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, of Kon-Tiki fame! Well -- yay!!
Jeff Nathanson is apparently writing the sequel, so that is promising, too. (He scribed Catch Me If You Can, which I loved.) (He wrote a ton of other huge movies, too, I'm just saying that I particularly loved that one.)
So I guess we'll just have to see, won't we?
On a somber note...
Huckleberry's kittens will be leaving us any day now -- off to their new Forever homes. Tommy's kittens will still be around for another week. They aren't quite as mature as Huckleberry's kittens are. I am trying not to think about it. I just spend as much time with them as I can and trust that God is going to look out for them and give them all the best possible lives.
What an adventure this has been, though. As soon as all the kittens are gone, Huckleberry, Tom and Becky get sedated and go off on their own little adventure to the vet. Finally. I am looking forward to their being sedated for that brief time because I will finally be able to hold each one of them in my arms. And that'll probably be the last time I'll get to hold them for about ten years...
Okey dokey!! Cheer up!! Things here are going pretty good. I am almost done with my TV Pilot proposal. I might even finish it a fraction of a second before the deadline. Awesome. (And so unlike me!) I am still in school, of course. Struggling through Oral Communications, which ends next week. I CANNOT WAIT. I don't like this course at all. It is way too time-consuming and I basically just don't like the course. I am also getting more active in the church, now that the Pastor and the Pastor's wife and the Ladies of the church know that I am studying for the ministry. (I am going to be helping out with the Youth Ministry, and I am also now on the "Call" list, which means when anyone needs to be prayed for, I am on the list of women who gets called. i.e., "We need you to pray for so-and-so because he's getting surgery right now." That kind of thing. Drop everything and pray, baby.) So my life, as usual, is insane. But I'm loving it.
A friend sent me a link to a very interesting/disturbing documentary on Socialism and Communism in America. You can view it here. It's about an hour and a half of your time. There is also a somewhat disturbing piece on the politics of Silicon Valley in last week's New Yorker. Each taken separately, or mash the two things up -- either way, you get a really unpleasant picture of America today.
Yes, I'm crotchety and old. I miss my wee bonny girlhood....
But I'll get over it. Thanks for visiting, gang!!See ya real soon.
About Marilyn Jaye
Causes Marilyn Jaye Lewis Supports
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...