Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 6 - A day in history

Ahhh. Hear that? It’s the sigh of an eased mind, after 5 months of insanity. Other than book 3, some chaotic things have been happening, and it’s been my life goal to prevent the knots in my stomach from having fistfights with each other. (Note to self: I could make a fortune writing a book on how to deal with insanity’s stress and write a book at the same time!)

But as of this morning, things are done, and we’re MOVING ON…

Today is the day “Delirious” (Tom DiCillo’s latest film) comes out on DVD – the extended version w/commentary and extras. I’m sad to say that I don’t have a copy in my hands right now, simply because today has been busy. I’m also finding some stores don’t have it in stock, so I must peruse metro Atlanta tomorrow to purchase this wonderful gem.

DiCillo’s commentaries are fantastic. I always learn something new, and he’s one of the few directors I can tolerate on a commentary. Most put me to sleep. The last one I watched (Johnny Suede), I laughed so hard, I spewed a bite of spaghetti across the room. While this thrilled my German shepherd, I think the Southern bi-law committee would be appalled. But then again, I break many of the standard Southernisms, so perhaps it’s for the best…

“Delirious” stars Steve Buscemi. Steve Buscemi, folks, in one of his best performances. Not many actors could play the role of a paparazzi and be empathic, but he does.

He’s also one of my favorites. While Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Brittany Spears are making headlines with stupidity, Steve Buscemi, Morgan Freeman and Sela Ward made headlines with human decency. After 9/11, Buscemi returned to his local firehouse and became a firefighter helping out at Ground Zero. Morgan Freeman and Sela Ward, both who grew up in Mississippi, helped volunteer and raised public awareness after Hurricane Katrina. I consider all 3 of them my heroes.

In nostalgic news, for those who attended and remember, 13 years ago today, we enjoyed an incredible party where I wound up dancing the Electric Slide in a wedding dress. Thank God there wasn’t uTube in those days. Yep, 13 years today. Time flies when you’re having fun. And going insane. And having fun…

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! More blogs to follow!

2 comments:

Sarah Parr said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Congrats.

~Sarah.

The Writers Canvas said...

Thanks, Sarah! The actual date had chaos surrounding it, but we had a great time celebrating in Savannah. Thanks for commenting!

Elaine