Thursday, July 25, 2013

Screwball Study Goes Scorsese... Next Summer. Maybe.

Dear Internet,

A few weeks back I thought I might make Screwball Study into Scorsese Summer, but that's not going to happen.  Not this summer.

Initially, it failed to happen because I had no discipline.  Well, I had it.  I just couldn't find it.  I had put it down somewhere.  On purpose.  I do that sometimes.  Often, actually.  But this time, when I went back for it, it was gone.

I heard rumors it had packed a sandwich, grabbed its toothbrush, and sped off for Moab with "Wonderwall" repeating on the car stereo.

Which made sense, really.

I had taken it for granted.  No.  Worse.  I had used it as a scapegoat.  I thought it made me all corners.  Too serious.  Too intense.  Unapproachable.  Unlikeable.

But then I realized I was all those things without it, but an unproductive loser to boot.  And so I started doing the things I used to do when it was around.  After awhile, I guess word got to the desert, or something, because it came back.

So, I'm not writing Scorsese Summer.  But not because I'm lazy, unfocused and apathetic (for a change), but because I'm working on other stuff.  I have entered a "getting things done" montage in the movie of my life, and I've got to keep going until the song is done. 

Besides, the article that inspired the Scorsese Summer idea was just a bunch of films referenced in one conversation with Scorsese and not, as Fast Co. claims, the "films you need to see to know anything about film".  Nice Cosmo-style headlining there Fast Co.  Meh.  I get it.  A magazine has gotta do whatever possible to pull folks away from whatever it is they're practicing at, working on, etc.

Not me, man.  Not falling for that again.  

Well, not for a little while, anyway. 

Until next time...

SWAK,
Mandy Sue B.