2 Sep 2013

Took Midlana to a local car show but amongst the Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes and Audis, she was a bit out of her element (whatever that is). During the show there was a homeless guy inspecting the cars and referred to mine as a “jalopy”, fair enough. Watching him lean on the Ferraris and Porsches I couldn’t help but think, “Well at least he didn’t pee in my car.” Now before anyone gets after me I’ll be the first to admit that the line between us and homelessness is a lot thinner than most of us think. All it takes is some bad luck and, boom, there it is, and having mental makes it all the easier, so my remark was for comedic effect only.

Pushing ahead with the book means getting photos for the front and back cover. I have a buddy who’s a very talented photographer and who wanted to help out, so we did a photo shoot. He forwarded the photos he felt were suitable for the cover, then surprised me by also including what he called “an assemblage of B-grade video and stills.” I thought it was very well-done! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdpbLVzQXrQ Oh, and I kept stalling the car because I was trying to avoid revving it too much and bothering people at our shooting site – not sure I succeeded.

Meanwhile, work on the book continues, implementing red-lined corrections into the manuscript. Like the car, it’ll only get done if I keep at it.