My custom is to take a week off after the Chicago International Film Festival. Regular readers will recall that instead, this last year I launched right into the most massively stressful thing I have ever done ever; it involved as I recall researching and writing the equivalent of five to ten MFA theses in the span of 45 days.
Anyway, I’m correcting that now. Right now: I’ve actually been in Florida since Tuesday, and thanks to the magic of the internets, I was able to set this up to post before I left. In fact, I wrote it on Monday: so I am writing about an event that hasn’t happened yet as though it has, and you are reading about it as though it’s about to happen soon even though it’s halfway over. MY GOD, we live in an amazing age.
The point being, I’m taking a short vacation from blogging, and the next few days will be filled up with some amuse-bouche that I set to go up before I left. When I return, if things go as I hope, I’ll be just about ready to start posting my Top 100 of the Decade List, and launch into (sigh) another director retrospective, though I might also put that off until the list-making is completely done. We’ll see how well I recharge my batteries this week.