Hello, all! I haven’t posted anything of real substance for a while, and I wanted to take a minute to catch up. I wanted to let you know that it is not my feelings and convictions that have changed; all that has changed is my schedule.
The good news is that I recently landed a new, open-ended, freelance writing gig (thank you, FlexJobs.com), and while it doesn’t pay much, I think that the experience I gain is going to be invaluable to me as I embark on this new career path. The bad news is that, while I have given two weeks’ notice at my other part-time job, at the moment I am working three jobs, and while this is a temporary situation (until the end of the month) I’m sure you can imagine that my life is quite crazy and hectic at the moment, and free time for blogging is at a minimum as I try to manage my schedule and meet all my various commitments and deadlines.
I did, however, purchase and watch Frank Oz’s documentary Muppet Guys Talking yesterday, and it was probably the nicest brunch I’ve ever had (perhaps second only to this). I could only afford to purchase the film, not all the extra stuff, but the film itself was well worth the 10 bucks or so. I can heartily recommend it, and I’ve been informed today that it’s not going to be available forever, so I’d advise you to carpe diem and carpe documentary while you can.
When I have a free moment, I’ll come back and tell you my thoughts and feelings about it, but don’t expect it before April.
5 thoughts on “Time in a Bottle”
missed the perfect St Patrick’s Day Muppet video: https://www.facebook.com/irisharound/videos/1572733113040291/
Well, initially I forgot it was St. Patrick’s Day. Then after I remembered, I figured everyone would be sharing that video today. I don’t want to be unoriginal. 😉
First, congrats on your writing job, I know this is your forte. I’ve been in 7th Heaven this week, and especially yesterday, interacting with those involved in Muppet Guys Talking, as well as three of their colleagues, whom I’m good friends with. I watched the Documentary this morning with my friend Carlo. They have been absolutely amazing, and as you know, so is this heartfelt Documentary. Throughout the experience I felt Steve Whitmire’s presence in some of Frank’s statements, as well as Jim Henson’s legacy, which is what we all want to see preserved
Amen to that. I got very excited when Steve appeared in some archival behind-the-scenes footage from Fraggle Rock, saying to myself, “Oh, good! Steve is in this documentary after all!”
And even though they didn’t mention either Steve or Disney by name (no real reason why they should, since this conversation took place…what, 6 years ago?) I felt that a lot of what they said relates closely to the whole situation. But that’s a topic for another day.
Thank you for the felicitations. 🙂 We’ll see if this is going to be a good fit for me, but if nothing else, it’s nice to be validated after having been repeatedly dismissed out of hand.
“AMEN” Right back at ya.
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