Saturday, June 13, 2009


After a week of feeling run over, chewed up and spit out, I feel like I'm on the mend. There's still some lingering fatigue, but on the whole things are much improved.

I have to say, I wouldn't have fared so well without the care of TFMD - thank you, sweetie! The kids were also very good, working with Raechelle and cooperating for the most part. Certainly better than usual.

During my enforced downtime this last week, I was able to watch a lot of instant programming on my Netflix queue. Cleared through the first season of Star Trek remastered (the original series with the new digital transfer and the updated effects). Actually saw an episode I'd never seen, in all my exposure to the show while growing up in the 1970s. Also watched a lot of stand-up comedy specials and a few movies.

Among the movies watched was Dan in Real Life, starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook. Despite mixed reviews (and not being a huge Binoche fan), I found it a charming, understated romance. Once again, I immediately identified with the main character, a widowed father, four years down the road, trying to raise his kids and maintain a career while finding love. I did like the chemistry between Carell and Cook as brothers pursuing the same woman, and John Mahoney and Dianne Wiest were perfectly cast as the parents.

Anyway, now that I can concentrate for more than five minutes, I'll be back at work on Monday, finishing up the last Duo script outline for the improvised scene, and fleshing out some Deep7 concepts. Time to inject that entity with some fresh blood.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you're finally improving - now, yet your arse up and get to work!!


H~ said...

Hmmm... sounds like you may have had something similar to me. Glad you're on the mend. Have wondered about that 'Dan...' film. Glad to hear your reveiw Will check it out. x

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