Speaking of battlefields (severely metaphorically) I recently returned this past weekend from helping my father move, which is why I was MIA for that period of time. For the most part nothing overly eventful happened. I was viciously attacked by a cat though, which shed a lot of blood on both hands of mine and both feet leaving severe lacerations and once again leaving no doubt in my mind that I hate cats. Also, a piece of wisdom to offer; never move furniture, or help anyone move their belongings unless you are wearing shoes and socks. Do not wear sandals. Rural Wisconsin is nice to visit, but I don't think that I could ever reside in such a place permanently again. I have become to much of a "city man." Wisconsin does have good meat and cheese though, as well as outdoor parks, camp grounds, lakes and such. My father actually took me out onto his boat Sunday for a spin around the lake, which was very relaxing, and at times exhilarating. Can't say much for work or writing; they've both been going and that's about it. I've been getting some good ideas for future projects, but all of that seems so far away at the moment. One day perhaps I will get the opportunity to flush out all of my projects into something creatively productive, but for now they'll just have to wait. So this evening I thought I'd take a break from serious, dark, and dramatic and thus I decided to watch 13 Going on 30. It stars Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis. So there was a very talented cast, but I'm not going to go all in-depth with this film because that's just what it wasn't about. This film was about fun and entertainment, and it certainly captured all of that. There was humor, romance, a little drama, good characters, and an interesting story line. I have 3 older sisters, so I understand the main character's point of view. So there is this 13 year old girl (Jenna) who wants be popular, fun, cool, and apparently 30 years old. She get's her wish on her 13th birthday and fast forwards to that very time frame in her life, except she's also still 13 in her head. As she rediscovers her life, she finds that she became popular and everything that she ever wanted. She also finds however that she lost something, amongst many things, her close friend Matt who she struggles to get close to once again in an effort to understand how they grew apart over the years. It's a really fun film that you don't have to think very hard about; just sit back, let go and enjoy it. Many could say that it is a "chick flick" but, hey look at it this way; a man directed it, it stars a man, and it was also partially written by a man, produced with men, and of course is about the dynamics of relationships between a man and a woman/girl and boy.You see, it's all perspective. Well lots to do, so I am going to sign off; good night and good luck.
13 Going on 30 trailer
Her trailer (very interesting is all I have to say. Good cast, and it will be nice to see Joaquin Phoenix in action once more.)