Good morning all - today, I leave my apartment. No, not moving out, just actually getting out. And just in time.
Let me explain.
I've spent nearly all of the last few days holed up in my UWS man-cave noodling around sending out resumes, feeding the bird, and generally feeling kind of bummed out. It's the holidays and I get seasonally affected from about Halloween until New Years.
My fondest wish is that someday I can find a job opportunity to spend this time of the year working outside of New York City. It's not the grey sky or the cold or the snow that bums me out, but the clutch of holidays wherein everyone goes their separate way and doing business (or, in this year's case, getting a job) is basically impossible until after January 2nd. As a lifelong freelancer (even when I've had a 'regular job", I've felt like a freelancer), I'm kind of out of step with the rest of the workaday world and that can be liberating at times, and crushing at others. For those who have worked a 9 to 5 their entire adult lives, you don't know how good you have it in this regard.
Anyway, not only am I leaving the apartment for the rest of the day but I have things that will keep me on the go until basically late Saturday night. Not only is that good for my head, but it's also good because I'm a huge Star Wars fan and I'm that rare person that hates spoilers to the point where I will not even watch trailers. I'm not kidding. If I'm watching a show and the trailer comes on, I push mute and close my eyes. Strange but true.
You see, back in 1977 my sister took me to the original Star Wars (back then, no numbers, no subtitle, just Star Wars). For the first 20 minutes, I hated it with the passion of a thousand suns. Who are these people? What's happening? Why do I care? Robots? UGH! And then Luke appears and I suddenly it all pulled together. By the end of the summer, I'd seen the film at least three or four times. I had to hide it from my parents who thought seeing a movie more than once was 'foolish'. It was one of the very few things that we ever disagreed on growing up. :) Apparently I was notorious for this as the matter was brought up by a teacher that autumn during parent-teacher conferences. They thought it cogent to mention it to them. My mom was not happy.
Since then, like a sports nut, I have my superstitions - I go to great lengths avoiding everything about the films, so that I can be totally surprised and enjoy it like I did originally. You don't even want to know the loop de loop I had to do with Google in order to get the poster image for this blog. Further, I had to put my hand over the image while I resized it in Photoshop and posted it here. When I do something, I commit! LOL
Of course, immediately after we see the movie (tomorrow morning), I will gorge myself on articles about every aspect that I can get my hands on. Such is my obsession. :)
So it works out that I'll be on the go throughout the rest of the day, getting out of the man-cave as well as avoiding spoilers. No one can say I don't know how to multi-task. :)
Have a fantastic Friday, everyone!