It is Week 3 of the 2012-2013 school year in Michigan. We — including myself — are in adjustment mode. Alarm clocks, school lunches, bus stop rituals, homework, and early bed times are all becoming the norm once again. All of this makes for splendid blog material. So, I introduce School Days, a new Tuesday morning thing. I am hopeful that it becomes habit-forming like my addiction to coffee and other caffeinated beverages.
It was lunch time on a lazy Saturday. All of a sudden Issa and Riff donned sunglasses. They dismissed their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Strutting around the house, each proclaimed instant celebrity.
“I am Mrs. Movie Star,” announces Issa. “Riff is Mr. Movie Star.”
How is it that two children who have never seen a red-carpet affair, watched TMZ or glanced at People magazine know the looks, personality and style synonymous with film stars?
I am not one to post much about celebrities. It’s just not my realm of expertise. Further, I’m a bit removed from identifying with those who live to chase, take shots, jabs or whatever to sell gossip. While on a stakeout to investigate my son and his behavior issues at school, he spied me within 30 minutes of me being assigned to my post. So, I would get a big fail as a spy or paparazzi member.
But, I am not above giving kudos to creative forces in film who make watching movies an incredible experience. So, I might as well lead with my all-time favorite, who never disappoints me in any film he carries or supports. That would by Johnny Depp. I really revel in his ability to study and become the characters he portrays. While this little sneak-peek at his Tonto look does come off as a bit too much like his Jack Sparrow, I still think it’s a notable transformation. I am waiting with eager anticipation to see The Lone Ranger.
On days when I am outta my writer’s chair, sometimes I see things such as movies, television shows, live theatrical or musical performances, and crazy stuff in my neighborhood. Most of the time, I just go on my way after seeing a movie or show. But, every now and then, I feel like sharing my opinion when I really like something.
So, that’s why I’m adding this category. Maybe you’ll agree with my posts; maybe you won’t.
Who knows? Maybe my posts will prompt you to check something out you might have passed up otherwise. That happens to me. I read and listen to suggestions.
Anyway, look for my post about the movie, Moneyball, tomorrow morning. I know. It’s already on pay-per-view. But, you know how it is. Too much to do, too little time. But, please check it out and leave a comment or two. I love to chat.