Wednesday, April 05, 2006

There is no future, there is no past

Craig Wilson, a columnist at USA Today, writes The final word every Wednesday. Love him. He's homespun and funny. He was born in a small town (like me), he's now urban and lives with a cool guy who does cool stuff (like I'd like to), he has a Wheaten terrier (like I used to), and as you've gathered, he's a big ol' mo (like I am). I enjoy his work. Check out his no day but today themed article from today's paper. I know this theme is recurrent here at Pipedreams. So fucking sue me.

On an unrelated note, with TAR now at 8EST and Lost at 9EST, Wednesdays are suddenly my FAVORITE tv night.

10 comments:

maddie said...

Very true article. Lately I've been on the kick of "what the hell am I waiting for?" when I think about getting out of my boring job that is going nowhere or moving to somewhere bright and sunny - I think about my grandmother who is 86 and just started to really appreciate life, going on cruises in Russia, Paris, Italy...and she can barely walk. I think about one of my best friend's dad who died of a heart attack at 52 - you never know when you are going to go or how long you have, I don't know why I still stop myself from trying new things and meeting new people when there really isn't that much time to put things off that could potentially make your life richer. I'm trying to correct that.

On a related note, have you read the Anthony Rapp memoir yet?? I read it on vacation and it was so great and heartbreaking. It really makes you look at him, RENT and Jonathan in a totally different light. If you haven't bought it yet, I'd be glad to send it to you so you don't have to, if you want - to share the Rent love.

Michael said...

Maddie, we're like the same person, even if I am WAY older than you. There's only one path, the one we're on. Regarding those major changes, I think you (and I) should go for it. Are you back from Florida? How was it?

Oh, and there's nothing like a Rent reference to flush you out, is there? I haven't picked up Anthony's book yet (it's on my Wishlist) because my stack of UNREAD is so high. Since you recommend it so highly though, I'll pick it up. How sweet are you to offer sending it?

maddie said...

Really? That much older? You say WAY like you are 95. I guess I don't feel like a youngin' (even though I'm a few months shy of 29) because I am an only child and I work in a place where almost everyone is older and they have kids MY age.

Florida was good...warm and sunny. Went to Key West for 3 days too, that was even nicer. Still don't know if I want to live there though, I think if I did move there, it would be to Miami or somewhere where there was activity. Where my mom lives is bor-ing.

Yup, a Rent reference? I will find it. With books being so expensive, I figured I would offer to send it - happy to share. However, since you are SO much older than me, you can probably afford it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to add, when I got back from my trip on Monday, the airline had sent our entire plane's luggage to Detroit. Detroit's luggage was on our plane to Atlantic City. That and coming back to freezing cold and rain brought me back into reality. Fun. I'm finally getting my suitcase today.

Michael said...

Ahhh, to be "almost" anything again. I'm never the next age until the clock strikes midnight. Almost 29, huh? I guess the age gap isn't quite so big...only a decade apart.

And since you're a showtune queen like me, I have to tell you that I have tickets to Wicked in Detroit in June. Yay!

Michael said...

Funny, we simul-posted about Detroit of all places.

maddie said...

Well, that was odd. Of all places. We obviously share a brain in some way. (that's what my friends and I say when we say something the other was going to say)

Wicked? I'm so jealous! That is the one musical that I haven't been able to get to that I've wanted see since the moment it opened.

I heard on the radio that Rent is coming to Wilmington, DE for 3 days only. I was so tempted to try and get tickets, but I figured they'd be an arm and a leg.

Jen said...

Hey Maddie, I grew up in Miami. I haven't been there in a while but could still potentially give you some useful advice on neighborhoods, etc. If you need it, just let me know. :)

maddie said...

Thanks, jen! If I ever decide to move there, I will definitely let you know!

Michael said...

Maddie, yeah, WICKED! I'm gonna post about it later or tomorrow. Cute story how that came about. And ties into me dragging my best friend's ex-wife to Movin' Out this weekend. And by cute I mean bewildering. Oh, and Rent was in for a short run in Columbus, too, but I couldn't squeeze it in.