the only thing to do

"the only thing to do is simply continue
is that simple
yes, it is simple because it is the only thing to do
can you do it
yes, you can because it is the only thing to do"

-Frank O’Hara

Peter MacNicol

I woke up at seven this morning to go to a "coffee talk" (as part of the Film Festival) which was supposed to be an informal discussion about whether or not movies are getting dumber, but which was actually a fairly awkward diatribe about everything but. 

I got there early, in a fairly pathetic (and failed) effort to score points (and a festival pass) from the chairman of the Film & TV department.  Some of the other first-year grads had arrived earlier than I, and as I was pouring myself a cup of coffee one of them said something to the effect of "You look sexy in the morning, Jef." To which I responded with a mumbled something or other about how I haven’t been up that early in a long time.   Whatever.

As I was pouring my coffee, this guy came up to me and said "Jef?" and I responded "yes" and shook his hand.  He looked strangely familiar, and he immediately started talking to me as if we’d met somewhere before, while my sleep deprived brain desperately tried to figure out where I knew him from.  Did I meet him at a party?  Is he a professor?  Does he work in the cage?  We had a short conversation about how getting up early is the norm for the industry I’m heading towards, and I stirred some sugar in my coffee and went and sat down.

As soon as the "coffee talk" began, I realized that I’d actually been speaking to Peter MacNicol–the actor best known for his roles in Ally McBeal and Ghostbusters II, among others.  He was a really nice guy, actually, and I still feel like a bit of a tool for initially thinking he was a sociopath.



the time change and the alcohol

For those of you who’ve been wondering, I’ve been posting pictures (and some words) from my cell phone over the past few days.  Nerds call this "moblogging," but I prefer to just call it "posting pictures (and some words) from my cell phone."  It is fun, and its immediacy makes me feel all technologically warm inside.

The Savannah Film Festival opened last night, and it was pretty cool and I took some pictures and I’ll probably post them and perhaps write more about it later.  I just woke up, however, and my brain is struggling to recover from both the time change and the alcohol of last night.

for her mom

Brandi – for her mom.

Me & Adam

Me & Adam @ a party

opening night

Savannah Film Festival – opening night

Me @ Pinky's

Me @ Pinky’s