I returned to face a bazillion demands, from the pleasant (Ordinary Angels production meeting) to the less so (sending my new hard drive to a data recovery company in CA). Just trying to get caught up with paying bills, keeping the kids fed and getting my house and financial records sorted out.
I snagged Monkey Forge as the name of my film production co. While somewhat silly at first, there are good reasons behind it:
- We are all monkeys.
- The reference to a certain number of monkeys with a certain number of typewriters will eventually give you the collected works of William Shakespeare... or something.
- I was born in 1968, Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac.
- In Chinese astrology, monkey people are clever, skillful, flexible, remarkably inventive and original.
- The forge is the source of creation for that which is functional as well as that which is beautiful.
We had a great weekend hosting my friend JS and his wife who are seeking refuge from the blast furnace of Phoenix AZ. I think they liked our trees. And water. And blue sky. And rain. And food. And culture. Plus, the UW has a good cardio center, so he will be close to a facility that can handle his issues. I look forward to seeing them again (in less than 20 years this time)!
Now to get my hard drives ghosted so I can reinstall everything on my work computer and get back to WORK. Because laying out a playbill on my email laptop is like a trip to the DMV... it takes forever and is annoying as hell.