July 15th, 2008

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Writer's Block: You, the Movie

If your life was made into a movie, what type of movie would you want it to be? Who would you choose to play yourself? Who would play the important people in your life?

As a creative project, I think a collaboration between Bjork, Woody Allen and Fellini would be able to encompass things nicely. As for who should play me, a young Mike Myers? LOL. I'd say with 75% certainty I should be played by a man and/or a drag queen. Probably a German one. Caleb would be played by that guy on "Flipping Out" and Daniel by the winner of this past year's "Project Runway." My mom would be played by Jean Stapleton ("All in the Family") and my dad by Alan Alda.

Unclear on the Concept

I was buying tomatoes at the Emory farmer's market -- all local, all organic -- when this young redneck came up to the booth, incensed because he'd found bugs in his blackberries. The sellers were like, "Um, all our stuff potentially has bugs in it, we don't spray, it's organic." And this guy continued to have a fit, saying how despite the fact he'd eaten 4/5 of the cartoon, he wanted his money back and how he was throwing the rest in the garbage. Looked fine to me! The farmers said the same thing: "They taste good, huh?" He said he'd never shop there again. Like, OMG, big loss!