It's my turn in the rotation over at Access Romance Readers Gab. Today I'm talking about authors wandering into territories that you (the reader) don't necessarily want to travel to. Why not head on over, have a read, and leave a comment?
For the three of you who look forward to the feature, you'll probably notice I didn't do a Random Romance Sunday post yesterday. That's because I sort of hit a wall, what with me being spread a little thin these days between work, home and preparing for my trip to Orlando for RWA. Also, with RWA coming up on me at light speed, the next couple of Sundays will be spent posting about that - so RRS will be on hiatus until after the conference. Again, for the three of you who actually look forward to those posts. Heh.
It was hotter than sin here in Southern California this weekend (low humidity doesn't really matter much when it's 104-frackin-degrees outside!), so My Man and I hit the movies to soak up some air conditioning that won't jack up our electric bill. We saw Inception.
Wowee, wow, wow.
I haven't seen a movie that good in a long-ass time. Like My Man said, it was just great to see an intelligent, grown-up movie with a good cast and excellent script. We used to go to the theater almost every weekend and these days, it's a monumental occasion for us to bother - mostly because....well, we like grown-up movies. Men who don't act like petulant little boys and women who aren't brainless twits. Seriously, is this too much to ask? Apparently. Hence the hardly ever going to the theater these days...
Oh and another thing? Cute guys wearing suits. Just sayin'.
I was sad to learn this weekend that veteran character actor James Gammon passed away after a battle with cancer. Gammon, age 70, had a long and varied career thanks to his distinctive appearance and even more distinctive gravelly voice. However, he went to his grave probably best known for playing Lou Brown, tire salesman turned manager of the sad sack Cleveland Indians in one of the all-time classic baseball movies - 1989's Major League.
While I consider Bull Durham the all-time greatest baseball movie ever - Major League runs a very close second. It's one of those movies that I literally have to stop and watch when I run across it on cable. It's funny, it's heart-felt, and it has one of the more realistic portrayals of a librarian I've ever seen in a movie (played by the sexy Rene Russo no less!).
Gammon is survived by his wife of 38 years and two daughters. Oh, and the Indians just happened to sweep my insanely hapless Tigers this weekend in a four game series. I like to think they did it for Gammon - as opposed to my Tigers just sucking.
God speed Lou.