I have neglected blogging for far too long. I miss it. If nobody is around reading this anymore, it's my own fault. But, I'm going to try to be more regular with my posts and I want to start with some of the fun things I did over the past year before I turned 60.
I made it my goal to try and do as many "out of my box" types of things that I could, as well as doing some fun things and improving on old things.
One of my biggest adventures was to be a nonspeaking extra in an independent film. The film is called Knockdown and it is in editing right now. The opportunity came through my future son-in-law Myles whose degree is in film. He was a camera man on the film. Here we are waiting between takes. Sorry this is your back Myles, but it's the one where I look the best.
I was only there about an hour, but it was such a great hour. One of the actors was from the movie Divergent and several others were from the tv show Chicago Fire. Some of the other actors were actual Chicago policemen. My daughter Abby had a speaking role. It was amazingly awesome. Knockdown will be entered in film festivals. Who knows, maybe even Sundance. I just know that I can't wait to see it.
There was a really special man I met on this day. His name is Paul D. Morgan and he was the writer/director/producer of the film. I knew when I met him that day that he was special, but it wasn't until later that I really found out how special. He's the man in the middle of the picture below.
Paul and I became Facebook friends and comment back and forth. Reading how he lives his life and treats his friends and coworkers is inspiring. His faith in God is uplifting. He has a work ethic that everyone should have. He's just a great guy and I'm happy to have met him.
This really was an amazing day. I never thought that I would ever be in a movie of any kind beyond our own home videos. But, I was and it was all because of this guy.....
Myles has been a part of our family for almost nine years now and we will "officially" welcome him in July when he marries our daughter Abby. To know Myles is to know joy. He has such a zest for life. You can't be around Myles and not smile. He's just one of the best guys you will ever meet and I get to be lucky enough to have him as my son-in-law.
To Myles and Paul, thank you so much for letting me be a small part of your wonderful film. You made an old lady really happy. It is an experience I won't soon forget. You two are the best!