Thursday, December 28, 2006

And another month has gone by...

Damn it. What's wrong with me? Why do I take such a long time off from writing in my blog? I mean, if I'm being honest with myself, it's probably because I mostly feel that I don't have enough interesting things to say. But, let's face it... I'm not forcing anyone to read this. So, if people don't find it interesting, they can save a lot of time by not reading it.

So another month has gone by since I've written.

And another year has gone by as well.

Well, here's something that at least I, myself find interesting. I was in London at the beginning of the month. December 6th through 12th, to be exact. I went to do a job for Comedy Central, where I got to interview the stars of a movie coming out next Christmas called, "Fred Claus". There were so many amazing things about this trip.

First, I've never been to London. I've barely been anywhere. I traveled a lot across the country in my early twenties lecturing about safe sex at colleges... Yes, really. But I was only in each state for a night or two. I shot Dinner and a Movie in Atlanta for a year and a half, but only saw the inside of the studio, the inside of my hotel room, and a few restaurants. I've been to New York and Back East a lot, and I've been to Mexico. For a week. That's about it.

So, this was my first big trip and I was doing it on someone else's dime. My parents had just been to Europe for THEIR first time in August, and I truly thought I'd be about their age when I got to go. But I went. I've gone. I've been there and back.

Second, I got to interview Vince Vaughn. I think he's hilarious and very talented. But, more importantly, I got to interview Paul Giamatti!! PAUL GIAMATTI!! You'll remember him from such films as "Private Parts", "American Splendor" and "Sideways". I think he is remarkable. And he was equally wonderful in person. I desperately wanted to geek-out and take a picture with him, but I tried to maintain my professionalism and so I did not. But I did tell him what a fan I am. Wow. That was cool.

Third, I got to see a lot of cool shit: St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Tower of London, The British Museum, Notting Hill, Covent Garden... It was unbelievable. I also got to have a lot of amazing meals with some unbelievably lovely and special people who I now call my friends.

I even had HIGH TEA!! I've recently cut down on coffee and become a real tea drinker. I now actually prefer it to coffee. So, high tea was even more enjoyable than it would have been just months ago. Tea, scones, finger sandwiches, and cakes are all served by a proper Englishman on fine china. I will honestly cherish that experience... ALL of my experiences there for the rest of my life. I hope I get to return with Russ one day soon. Of course I'd also love to see Italy, France, Spain... But I already get to say I've been to London. I still can't believe it.

It's been a pretty great year. I've worked a lot. I've gotten to spend a lot of time with my friends. I've gotten to cherish many nights with my family. I've spent a lot of delicious, lazy days with my man. I'm looking very forward to 2007.

And, I've been to London.