Thankful Friday 1.25.13

This morning I was a red-eyed zombie as I crawled out of bed to the coffee maker, which thank God was all ready brewing that beloved caffeine fluid that keeps me running. The weeks have been busy, but a blessed type of busy.

+ My writing efforts, though tumultuous as always, have been consistent.
+ My wife and I went to Opening Night of the Mostly British Film Festival. We saw HUNKY DORY, which was followed up with a Q&A with the film’s star (and perhaps my first real crush), Minnie Driver.
+ We also went and saw Amy Herzog’s theatrical play, 4000 MILES. How awesome is it that in the theater world it’s the writer and not the director¬† that gets touted as the creator?
+ On the morning of Martin Luther King Day, I spent a few hours boxing up food at the Alameda County Community Food Bank.
+ I was blessed with an early morning workout run around Lake Merritt with my best friend.
+ I got my teethies cleaned and polished.
+ Last weekend, we hung out with our neighbors during a “Progressive Dinner Party,” which entails walking to each others’ homes for each course. We were in charge of night caps at the very end of the night, but we were all pooped and wined-out, so now we’re loaded up with port and scotch. Good problem to have.
+ We had a few people over to watch the San Francisco 49ers win the National Football Conference.
+ My wife and I caught the breathtakingly beautiful and yet disturbingly haunting documentary CHASING ICE at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater.
+ Jose James released a beautiful new album. I highly recommend you check out NO BEGINNING, NO END
+ Julian Fellow’s screenplays for Season 1 of DOWNTON ABBEY are now available in a paperback book. Ordered.

Hope you all have a great weekend!