And another Friday update...
Yesterday I turned 46. I'm not a big fan of birthdays in general, and mine in particular. When I was a youngster it was a big thing to have a birthday. They were fun and occasioned a party.
These days, a birthday is something I'd rather avoid. It's a glaring reminder of the fact that the clock is ticking on this life, and there's a lot of things I haven't accomplished. Some things I now know I will never do. I've crossed several items off my list: climbing Mt. Everest; winning a marathon; marrying a super model...stuff like that. (Actually, there's technically still a chance at the super model thing, if fate lends a hand, but I'm not counting on it. And besides, I love my wife and couldn't see going through the whole process of getting a new woman acquainted with all my eccentricities. It's tiring.)
Fortunately, there's still plenty of things I can accomplish. Like, making a movie; creating my own TV show; writing a funny script; sailing to Aruba; skiing in the Alps. So, I've still got goals, and I don't see giving up on them anytime soon.
Anyway, although I'm a year closer to my inevitable demise, I'm still trying to get these things done. And this week, Anthony and I did more test shooting at the studio, and we also discussed future projects. Besides "Death Knocks" (the working title for my script), we're also trying to put together a weekly TV show of indie films. It's fun developing the show, although it's tentative name isn't going over well with my friends. They seem to think the name "Cinema Tsunami" is in poor taste.
I think it would only be in poor taste if I used "Catch a Wave" by the Beach Boys as my theme song. But, people are complaining, so I'm looking for another name.