The past month has been crazy. In all honesty, the past few months have been crazy. I can’t believe it’s moments away from being December and then shortly after 2012 will be over. I feel like I haven’t had a moment to spare in ages. I guess that is just the unavoidable quickening of time and the expansion of space.

Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

I couldn’t let the entire month slip away without mentioning some of the high points.

The month started tremendously with AFI FEST. Shawn’s film, CREEPER, premiered in the midnight shorts section. The whole festival was amazing and we met so many great filmmakers. It felt a little like summer camp.

Obama was re-elected! Old news, but it still feels good.

More recently we went to Disneyland with family and friends. It was nice to spend the day at the park with mostly kids and act extra silly. It was super crowded but at the end of the night we were able to go on the teacups with no line and it was the best.

We celebrated two Thanksgivings this year and lived to tell the tale. We brunched at one of my favorite restaurants, Inn of the Seventh Ray, then had a traditional dinner at a friend’s house. The only thing I had to cook was stuffing, which I made from scratch for the first time and was quite pleased.

Another birthday passed and I am a year older. I’m happy to have an age that is also a prime number again. I’m sure this will bring me good fortune. I am starting to feel like I’m more of an adult these days than not which is strange.

We visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA. It wasn’t as impressive as the Tim Burton show they put on last year but it did have a few details that I quite liked including letters and notes that Kubrick had written. I could have spent hours reading his thoughts.

We watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended edition) in one day.

It seems like I am leaving things out although I’m pretty sure that is it. This is why I must write things down. The end of the year always seems exciting to me, like it is filled with possibility.
weetzie cat Oh and little Weetzie Cat is growing up, though she’s still quite small. All the cats still don’t get along but things are slowly improving. There are moments of calm and even a tiny bit of affection.