Got myself a new toy, a "reflex bag"--one of those speed bags that sits on a stalk, Jason and I can both play with it, and it's great fun to integrate into the other stuff. I'm also picking the Tibetans back up, using them as my cool-down after the workout. Seemed to work fine yesterday.
The Kindle still seems to be one hell of a piece of equipment. There is a bit of reflection from the page, but that's easily compensated for. No problem. I suspect that I'll concentrate on classic texts I would refer to again and again more than books I'm only likely to read once, or more contemporary work. The Complete Dickens? The meditations of Marcus Aurelius? The possibilities are endless.
Had a great time with Guru Cliff Stewart last night. He didn't seem depressed about the Snipes situation, which was comforting. He loves Wes dearly, and had a hard time keeping his anger tamped down. Trust me: you don't want to get Cliff angry. Kind of a scary guy...
Watching the national election, I still think that an Obama-Clinton ticket would solve more problems than it caused. Even if she wrangled the superdelegates into line, I would vote for her...unless she gets those Michigan and Florida delegates seated in a way that feels like a cheat. That would feel like a subversion of the democratic process, and frankly, I might vote for McCain. I'd rather vote for someone who strikes me as being more honest--even if I disagree with him on many things. If she would get those delegates seated, I have no idea at all where her ethics really are, and that is simply too much of an unknown for me. So, Hillary...stay away from that one, but otherwise fight on to your heart's content.
Hell, I like a good scrap.
I hear "Speed Racer" is pure cotton-candy. Probably take Jason this weekend.
Finishing "Night of the Heat" (the sequel to "Casanegra") will be followed by finishing the script of "Good House" for Fox. Busy, busy...and this year could be wonderful. I want that script to be as close to perfect as I can get it. This might be the best chance I ever get in Hollywood, and if it is, I want to know I brought my A-game. I can handle losing. I can't handle not feeling I did my best.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Posted by Steven Barnes at 9:31 AM