Scenes from a make believe life part 2
Dad & I doing the Vancouver Sun Run for the first (and so far last) time April 2007.
"I think the data is pretty clear, but just in case: STAY AWAY FROM THE WHITE AREAS. Yes, the Pacific Ocean will both slow down temperature rise in the Pacific Northwest and stave off heat waves (as compared to the rest of the country). Yes, precipitation will remain high (as rain, if not snow). Sea-level rise is less likely to affect the elevated coast, true. Sure, flooding will be contained mostly in river valleys.
But be real with yourself about the negatives. These people lord over newcomers with weird cherries, fresh seafood, and nuclear coffee. The bookstores make your feet hurt. You’ll never be dry again. At least 85 of their 2,675 beers are too hoppy. They play Nirvana in the Seattle airport every. damn. day. Animals.
As someone with experience, trust me: You’re better off wherever you are — climate apocalypse be damned.”
Back in 2009 I worked on a short film my friend @ericmaran wrote & directed called Fragile. It was one of the craziest weeks of my life and one of the most enjoyable. We shot at Vancouver’s City Hall and Riverview Mental Hospital, and I don’t know that I slept more than a few hours that week.
I wrote about You’re the Worst for @awesomefridayca
And because I’m also the worst I’m self-promoting.
“So please, find a way to see this show (airing Thursdays). These people are giving us an interesting, funny, tragic reflection of the zeitgeist. It’s foul-mouthed art. And it deserves an audience.”
|Lorelai:||That's what you got busted for? Bell-ringing?|
|Lorelai:||Were you at least smoking a Cuban cigar while you were doing it?|
|Lorelai:||No, I mean, bad girl, how many times have I told you not to ring bells?|
|Lorelai:||They can dent, or scratch, and they make dogs go crazy. Who do you think you are, the Hunchback of Notre Dame? Are you French? Circular? I don't think so.|
|Rory:||I'm walking to the car now.|
|Lorelai:||Was it a big bell at least?|
Above: Florence Welch by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue August 2014
Below: Flaming June, Sir Frederic Leighton 1895
|Friend:||You're not afraid to rock the boat!|
- ryukyusummons said:What kind of environment works best for you when you get into your zone for writing. Is there anything in particular that you do in particular, rituals?
No rituals, but I love silence, and it’s getting tough to find. My ideal work day is four hours in the morning during which I hear no language. I...
- ofplanet-earth said:do you ever reach a point in your stories when you just don't know what happens next? or you have a few ideas and you're not sure which will pan out the best? what do you do in these instances?
At that point take a walk. Wash a dish. Do something to relax your mind. Go outdoors and pull weeds. The answer will arrive by magic.