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I never thought that I would grow to love gray and rainy days. It makes such a difference, living in a place where gray and/or rainy is not the default. But when you live in a place where sunny and hot is the default, it’s a little like too much candy sometimes.
Things have been great lately, and that’s not just my post-Paul Thomas Anderson-encounter high that’s speaking.
tonight I thought I was going to see Baraka in 70mm, and when I picked up my tickets, the lady at the counter asked if I was excited or bummed out. Apparently, her reason for asking was that instead of Baraka, we were being treated to an early showing of The Master. An email had been sent, but I did not get it!
And Paul Thomas Anderson was in attendance, and was standing about 6 feet away from me for a little while, and I couldn’t really even look at him, and I was so overwhelmed I cried a little (that part is more embarrassing than boastful).
I’m still overwhelmed.
Everything’s pretty cool sometimes.
The problem with being an introvert is that there are things I want to do this weekend, but I’ve already had activities with other people 7 out of the last 8 days (7! 0_0 7!), which is like a total record for me. That’s the thing. I really want to hang out, I really want to do fun things, but most of the time, I just can’t bring myself to do so. If I can sit inside and watch movies all day Saturday, that might be enough of a recharge. Might.
Here is a list of the things I’ve done in 7 out of the last 8 days:
I’m really, truly, not normally this social. It’s been fun though, pretending to be =)
I’m super excited about the Paramount Summer Classics Film series. I’ve got my Film Fan card, and I’m all set to watch a truly insane number of films this summer (don’t remind me that I’m already like 9 films behind in my write-ups). Shawn will probably come to some of them with me, but I expect I will be watching alone most of the time. Which I don’t mind at all! But if you’re in Austin, and you also happen to be going to see some films, feel free to say hi!
I’m most looking forward to:
So this is what I’m most excited about, but if all goes as planned, I’m looking at seeing ~6-8 films per week (mostly double features). EXCIIIITED
Oh god. The live band at the apartment complex pool party is playing a rendition of Oasis’ Wonderwall. With a saxophone solo. I cannot unhear this. This is what happens in the live music capitol of the world.