Day 601: Diving in

Day 601: Diving in

It happens tomorrow. I just planned my day out. It’s gonna be *intense*. Big goals. Lots of work to make up. But, I can do it. Focus one hour at a time. I think I’m even going to put on my timer to help me focus. I *can* do it. I have the energy.

But, enough “work” talk tonight.

Today was a good day. I slept in. Then took the pups out for morning walkies and had breakfast while I watched the rest of Mimic, finally. It was okay. I don’t actually see why it was a recommended movie, really. It was far, FAR inferior to his next project The Devil’s Backbone, which is actually the first Del Toro movie I ever saw. I loved that movie when I saw it in theaters. It was playing in Arcata, I remember, at the Minor theater. But, whatever. It was still definitely a Del Toro flick, I just wasn’t all that impressed.

What I *was* freaking impressed with was Inside Out, which I went and saw with the Ho and our friend Kristen. It was really, really good. I mean, not quite to the lofty heights of Up, or Toy Story 3…but it was still a major, major return to form. Easily the best movie they’ve done in…five years? And, I could tell the audience we watched it with freaking loved it to. Both kids and adults. It’s easily the most amibitious movie they’ve ever made in terms of concept. Really, REALLY original and different and risky…and brilliant. It was brilliant. A very impressive movie that was funny, fun, and moving. I can’t recommend it highly enough to go see.

I also got to podcast with Joe, so that was exciting 🙂 It’s been a MONTH since we last podcasted. I have to admit, I don’t pay attention as much to our team without the podcast. I still put the games on in the bg, but I don’t interact on twitter nearly as much, and I don’t monitor what’s actually happening NEARLY as much. So, it’s good to be back, and we genuinely have so much fun talking together. So, that was great.

I ended the night taking a shower, and I sit in bed with story ideas swirling in my head, and feeling a little more firmly planted on the ground in terms of who I am and what I’m doing. I do have a plan, and it is working. I just have to stick with it. I have a loving and supportive wife at my side, for reals, and two fluffy balls of joy and need in Cooper and Coco…plus an amazing father and mother and brothers…I got this. I do.

ALSO…it was FATHER’S DAY today…and I have to say some words on this blog about that amazing man. Truly, amazing. I didn’t have a father for the first four years of my life…well, three and 3/4, I guess. But Jon Heinichen stepped in and took that mantle upon himself with gusto and determination and sturdy responsibility…I never ever ever felt treated any differently by him, or lessened in any way because he wasn’t my biological father, and I don’t know if I’ve ever really thought about now as an adult how incredible of a man he really is. I think he was three or four years younger than I am right now, actually, when he decided he would be a loving father to me and never looked back…I have the perspective now to really know what that means, and I love and respect him so much for that. You’ve always been my father, dad. I have no memories of anything else, and that’s a credit to you. I love you, and happy father’s day.

With that, I end the entry tonight. Time for bed, and rest. Tomorrow…time to dive in. Good night!