I sent you something today and hopefully it won't get rained on because I got to try out the new watercolors. You know how watercolors can get. The colors were really bright, vibrant even. What a dark, cloudy day. I love it. So do the plants.
I'm not surprised you miss Austin. Everyone I know who's lived there/gone to school there always says what a great city it is. Kind of like a town that's a city, I guess. With music and creativity intact. I've been watching the first season of "Friday Night Lights." I never watched because it's about small-town Texas high school football. Does anything in that description sound good to you? Me neither.
Yet it's a very good show. Large ensemble cast. Lots of drama but not over the top. Great actors. Great themes. I hear the second season kind of lost it, so I'm enjoying this one. It's to the credit of the writers/producers that they make you understand almost immediately what football means to the people of this town. It means everything. Yet it's potentially corrupting and grotesque. It's one of those shows that aptly uses high school as a kind of view into an American petri dish.
Well, there I go—talking about TV again. This is sort of a golden age for TV, but not so much for movies.
Today's James Brown's birthday and I'm going to celebrate with a little "Hot Pants."