I apologize for the low amount of posts this month, but it has been quite a month. I know not all of you care what I’m up to in my personal life, but I figure I’ll fill you guys in on a little bit of my latest happenings.
In addition to the normal routine of work mixed with movie watching, playing guitar, playing golf and working towards a novel, I have also been working on closing on a new house this month. Having lived in a condo now for over 3 years, the new 2400 sq. ft. home with 1 acre of land will be a much welcomed amenity. I will finally have the space for a true “man cave,” and have the yardage to grow a garden and possibly even practice my chipping. If you haven’t been through buying a new home since the economy crash, it is about the most frustrating thing you will ever go through. When I bought my condo in 2008, it was a breeze; but now, even a well qualified individual for a certain property has to go through more hoops than I care to remember. However, it looks like all will work out, and we will be moving in just after Christmas into our new home. To celebrate, we may even adopt a second dog (Maddie, if you are reading this, the key word in this sentence is may).
Anyway, I’ve felt blessed this year and happy with a lot of innovations that have been happening in both my work and personal life. My novel is making good head way (20,000 words in!) and it’s the first novel I’ve began that I feel is actually a good, well-structured story even this far in. In addition, I’m still in constant talks with filmmaking buddies about various projects we are hoping to pursue on the horizon and other exciting prospects in narrative and non-narrative film production. I hope all of you are doing well and to sign out for my five day holiday vacation, I leave you with a short list of some of my personal favorite Christmas films:
5. Love, Actually
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
3. A Christmas Story
1. It’s a Wonderful Life