Sunday, November 27, 2005

Harrison Ford + My 50th post

Well hallo, hallo, HALLO!

I am back baby. New and improved. Better tasting. Less filling. Energy efficient and rain forest friendly! It HAS been a while my dear friends and family. And I apologize for such an extended abscence. But as a wise friend once said....." Real life has to take precendence over the virtual." Only too true, too true.

SOOO! My part time work at the Children's Museum of the Arts turned into a full time position (good), then the full time position (only two weeks old now) turned into more than full time (mmmm). But be not afraid my dear readers, for I am ready for the challenge. It has been too long now for me, not having a regular gig. Now that I have that, along with teaching more animation classes to kids in several schools, and doing some handy-man work on the side....not to mention the side projects that quench my artistic thirst.....well.....I'm very busy.

I have also been spending some time with someone very special. You know my new motto, no names, no gritty details, no blog mess. But it is convenient that she is as busy as myself, so every stolen moment we have is a gift. Absence does make the heart grow fonder, because I am extremely fond of her.

And now, my first little story, in celebration of my return and my 50th post. So, I'm working at the CMA yesterday and who walks in but Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart. I think the kid was hers. They were very discreet and quiet, kind of just checking the place out. Now, on the weekends I'm a "floor manager," so it's pretty much my job to make sure everyone is having a good time, answer questions, etc. I said hello to Mr. Ford. He said hello, and kind of shyly looked at his feet. I thought that was funny. Everyone at the museum pretty much gave them the distance we thought they would want. They are just regular people after all, like you and me. Unfortunately, the kid, I don't think was into the museum. He might have felt that is was for littler kids. He seemed to be about 7 or 8. So.....they left, maybe they were there for about 10 mins. I mulled it over my head, if there was anything that I could have done to get the kid interested, or more engaged. I don't think so, he just wasn't into it. And if the Kid's aren't into it......there's probably nothing you could do to change their mind.

But the kicker for me, was when they were gone, it was only then that I remembered that my jacket is a custom tailored replica, from the same company and pattern, that his original jacket in Raider's of the Lost Ark came from. Might have been funny to wear it standing next to him and see if he noticed....."Hey, how's it going? You like my jacket? HEEEYYAAAAA" That's when I would have pulled out the whip that I keep hidden in the back of the jacket.

Not really. But it was a funny and amusing thought for a short film. Harrison Ford in his everyday life and a whacko fan following him around, trying to get his attention, imitating moves and scenarios from the Indiana Jone's trilogy, but he never seems to notice at all. :)


Bob Jingle said...

Glad to see you're back on the hobby horse. Maybe Mr. Ford was put off by the fact that you kept calling his kid "Short Round."

Anonymous said...

In that short film,who would you star as Harrison Ford?

Ian Savage said...

Harrison Ford would star as himself....and I would star as the crazy fan in the background.

Bob Jingle said...

Docto' Jones! Docto' Jones!

Lovely Lisa said...

Glad to see you are back...miss ya!!

Jon Donahue said...

Glad to see that you are back! I love the Harrison Ford story...he has always been my favorite actor (aside from Mr. Hanks of course!)...glad to hear things are going wekk for you! Have a great Holiday!