I got the first round of intern comments from my agent (even after almost a month, writing “my agent” is astounding and wonderful!). I have been working on incorporating some of the edits. More are on their way, and I can’t wait!
Meantime, I have been keeping up with my writing gigs around town!
My bi-monthly column something cool in Ann Arbor’s history over at Concentrate Media
An article over on Mittenbrew, about one of my favorite pubs and brewers! I will be seeing both this Friday at the Winter Beer Fest!
This past Friday, Ken and I went to our friends’ house to watch ZOMBIE MOVIES!!! We had some debate about whether to watch something completely cheesy, something semi-cheesy, or something not bad. We ended up with a movie that can best be described as “fascinating premise, horrible lead actor, not the best execution of a movie, maybe better as a play?”. Of course, I am talking about:
The movie features this guy as a radio DJ on a small radio station somewhere in Ontario. (My favorite moments included when they would say things like, “Should we call the OPP [Ontario Provincial Police]?” and I’d be all, “YEAH YOU KNOW ME!” Things are coasting along until one of their reporters on the street (actually, in a helicopter but not really–it’s funny because he is only pretending to be in a helicopter!) reports that thousands of people are storming a local doctor’s office. And then he reports that hundreds of people have crowded onto a car and are imitating the windshield wipers.
We don’t see any of this, and that’s just as well, because the image in my mind is fairly scary.
Things escalate from there. Rather than belabor what happens, I will say that the movie inspired me to read the book upon which the movie is based: Pontypool Changes Everything. It’s…different. Again, great idea but the execution is odd.
What are YOU reading?
I am very lucky to not only live in the best city on earth (that’s Ann Arbor, in case you forgot), but that I also get to write about it!
I have a bi-weekly piece in Concentrate Media that talks about our local history. Also, today I learned, bi-weekly means both every other week and twice a week. NUTS, HUH??? In this case, I mean every other week. Here are a few of the more recent articles:
I also write for Mittenbrew! I get to do all sorts of fun things because of this job!
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Arbor Brewing Beer Tastings
I need to say that absolutely none of these articles would be possible without the best photographers, Doug Coombe and Steph Harding, and the best editor in town, Jeff Meyers.
Didn’t I tell you that this was the best city?!