I suppose I would have had to do something for me to post an update, but I haven’t done much writing in the last couple of weeks. I’m working through that, but of course that means I will have to push my deadlines back and I can’t do that or give you an actual update until I start doing something…right?
Yes, life is complicated like that.
In any case, I will share a couple of reviews on other forms of media I’ve been partaking in:
I recently finished reading Danny King’s The Henchmen’s Book Club. “Mark Jones is a henchman for hire. He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas. Still for every hour under gunfire there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time. It was only meant to be a bit of fun. It was never meant to save the world.” I bought the book because it sounded interesting, but once I got into the story, it was hard to put the book down. Mark, as the not-a-bad-guy-just-a-guy-who-occasionally-works-for-bad-guys, is easily likable and you forget you should be rooting for the actual good guys, debonair super-British spy Jack Tempest and foul-mouthed, always-managing-to-lose-his-shirt-when-he’s-killing-everyone CIA agent Rip Dunbar. They were hilarious. Hands down, it was one of the best books I’ve read in the past year.
So, last night, me and several others million people watched Sharknado. There are enough reviews and news stories out there so I don’t have to actually delve into the story (what little there was), but I bring this up only because my family rolls their eyes when I sit down to enjoy the cheesefest that SyFy usually offers. And believe me, Sharknado was just that: from raining sharks to stock footage to bad effects to little story line and an incredibly unrealistic ending (not that anything was at all realistic in this movie, especially the LA traffic), the movie was awful. But I had fun watching it. And I think that’s what counts. Life is indeed complicated enough. Sometimes it helps to step back and do something fun; not take yourself or your work too seriously. So take a couple of hours out of your day and enjoy this train wreck; and if your fun doesn’t involve flying sharks, then find something else to rejuvenate you. You’ll be a better person for it.
Now, back to work.