Today was a working Saturday. I finished writing the second of my contracted chapters for Hunters Hunted 2.
I took a break in the middle of the day to watch one of my favorite movies Ed Wood. Johnny Depp has never been finer than in this movie, not even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
I grew up with a great deal of love of monster movies. Every Saturday afternoon, I watched the Creature Feature and watched the horror greats such as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and the mighty Bela Lugosi. It must have been a magical time for movie goers. Ed Wood loved monster movies. He was unashamed of that love and did crazy things to make that dream happen. His friends were a rag-tag crew that helped his dream, even going so far as to be baptized to get funding for Plan 9 From Outer Space. Sometimes, I wonder if I have the grit to stick with my dream like he did in the face of solid rejection and scorn.
Tonight, I was finishing my work when I was poked from a good friend Mario. A number of friends were at a local pub nearby and so Lisa and I took a break to visit with them. It was a fine night with good friends that cheer me forward and drag me away from the computer to take breaks. I was drinking a Bloody Mary and looking at the circle of friends and I realized that how lucky I am as a person.
Granted, none of them are as crazy as Bunny Breckinridge, but almost as colorful.
Weird that I would be the happiest I’ve ever been at 39. Fate is a strange mistress.