I was sitting at a stoplight, thinking about my 17 year old daughter. And then I started thinking about my 21st birthday. One of the worst days of my life. I got wasted…I drove my car anyway, and ended up running out of gas on a highway, 15 miles out of town. Someone, thank goodness, picked me up hitchhiking and drove me into town, dropped me off still a mile or two from my home, and I walked through green suburban lawns at 7 am as people where coming out of their homes ready for the day. It was already a hot summer day, and I was sweating as I drudged back towards my own home, hoping no one would see me, but surely someone would.
And so, at the stoplight I wondered…what would my daughter do on her 21st birthday? What if I could, right then, send her a message…maybe a ‘text’ maybe a video message…giving her some thoughts on the big “21”. Maybe she could travel that day!..do something you’ve never done before!…maybe volunteer somewhere. But DON’T just think of it as an opportunity to drink/party/be dumb just because, hey you’re legal!
And what if I could assign a trigger for when that message would download from the cloud to her phone/whatever the thing is they’d be using in 4 years…like for instance, a week before her 21st birthday.
Would that be cool? Weird?
Listening to Ramit Sethi on James Altucher’s podcast. Two interesting takeaways (among many).
Be specific. And A/B test in your daily life. For instance, what do you say when you meet people? That’s an interesting thought. He mentions things as simple as how he describes what he does. For awhile he said he was a ‘writer’…he noticed a change in people’s attitudes towards him when he started saying he was an ‘author’.
I’ve decided to write a book. It’s called IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.
Playing at Al’s Den November 2015
Had a great time last night in Room 529. Live acoustic performance from Sarah Gwen, and her partners Scott Weddle, and former Everclear drummer, Greg (Buddy) Eklund.
Sarah Gwen, performing live in Room 529.
Please join me and 6 brilliant local filmmakers for Hallowed Ground, this Monday, October 21st, at he Hollywood Theater, for the premiere of my new film, IMAGE.
Headed to Lebanon for a shoot. No, not Beirut….Lebanon, Oregon.
Heading to Springfield for a shoot. #Canon5D #chopsbuilding
Same year Vanessa Renwick made The Yodeling Lesson (1998), Miranda July made her own film The Amateurist (1998), with Vanessa as her DP. http://ow.ly/9sxqh
prepping and schlepping and getting ready to capture the awesomeness of @meganleejoy in our short film collaboration in Room 529…tonight!
RT @meganleejoy: In Portland with my love Kylee and just had pre production for wonderful film with @matt61schulte! #creatingart