- So why'd ya do it? Life's too short. Enough said.
- In this economy? I'm lucky in that the market's pretty active for my particular niche and I have several interesting consulting engagement possibilities on the horizon as well as a couple short-term gigs in the bag.
- Are you insane? Yes, on multiple levels.
- What you did is like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and then searching the sky for a parachute on the way down. That's not really a question and the analogy isn't completely apt. From my perspective, this particular aircraft has major structural defects and several of my fellow passengers look disturbingly dangerous (in fact, so does most of the crew). That said, I do have a standing offer to climb back into this particular plane if I so choose. Besides, the sky seems filled with functioning chutes I can reach out and touch.
Perhaps baby steps are in order. Finish reading the six books I've started over the past several months. Watch at least a few of the flicks that sit untouched on the DVR or in unwrapped DVD/Blu-Ray cases next to the tube. Writing? How 'bout I write a whole short story instead of the fragments/"moments" I've churned out to date before tackling my War and Peace tome? Just a thought. Fix up the house? I did call a roofer, who'll be here Monday for an estimate. That's a start. And I did go for a run just a bit ago to (try and) make up for the Girl Scout cookies I bought - and ate - this morning. The kid at the door was adorable and I was hungry. Now my feet hurt from the run and the downside of the earlier sugar rush is catching up with me. But one run does not my "regular exercise" New Year's Resolution make. So why not devise a daily regiment?
Things to ponder. Meanwhile, I've been catching up with some music.
And so I'm off for the evening, fighting a cold - a parting gift from my employer - while flipping between play-off football and Closer, one of my fav flicks of the 00's (I discovered it today sitting there in my DVR fresh from a recording off IFC earlier in the week). Ahh, Leon's sweet young Mathilda all grown up. Natalie's just a notch down from my all-time pantheon of Hollywood crushes but climbs higher every year. She took a big leap up with the one-two punch of Closer and Garden State stuck in the middle of the "Noughties" decade.
And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We'll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower's daughter
The pupil in denial
I can't take my eyes off of you ... I can't take my mind off of you ...