I’m back. I left a pretty cool (ie 62 degree) San Francisco behind, only to return to squelching heat. It was nice to get out of it for a few days anyway. San Fran is a pretty cool (pardon the pun) city. I’ve been to it many times. Lots of pretty architecture, great restaurants, and fascinating cultures. It’s definitely the most ‘European-like’ city I’ve ever visited. That said, I could never live there. The street hassle/hustle is too much for me. These days I’m also not a fan of crowds. Period. When I was younger, they didn’t bother me as much. (I never particularly liked them, but I could hang a lot longer than I can these days.) Spent a wonderful day visiting with one of my dearest friends. I admit there were tears when we said our goodbyes. But like always, it was like we’d never been apart. Those are the kind of friends you keep. Those are the kind of friends you cherish. And I really do cherish her. It made me realize how much I miss my girlfriends.
I did manage to write the opening to the new manuscript. I think once I get past the first three/four chapters the book will start to flow smoothly. It’s just that those scenes in particular are pivotal. You meet the characters and discover the obstacles. I’m taking my time to make sure I get them right.
Somehow while I was gone my to-do list decided to double. I’m slowly working my way through it. So if I owe you an email, a call, a blog, books, etc. I will get back to you this week.
Went to see Super 8 yesterday. My dh described it best when he said the movie was ‘charming’. Think updated ET with a twist and not for the new generation. Yep, you read that last part right. This movie was definitely aimed at the generation that saw the original E.T. and loved it. I think my only disappointment was I’d hoped the movie would be ‘bigger’, especially considering that J.J. Abrams wrote and directed it. Spielberg’s influence is heavily felt. Again, only those familiar with the first film will recognize his touches. There are a few scary bits that might upset younger kids, but all and all it’s a pretty kid safe movie. If you’re feeling nostalgic, then Super 8 will definitely hit the right spot.
Tonight we’re going to see either Kung Fu Panda 2 or X-Men reboot. Can’t quite decide which one I’m more in the mood for. Any thoughts?