Sunday, June 08, 2008

catching up.

"if you weren't doing what you're doing now, what would you want to do?"

"i'd be a wedding planner." (current occupation: teacher)

"i'd go to culinary school." (current occupation: teacher)

"i'd fly a black hawk and be a hired assassin." (current occupation: unknown)


this weekend was my first drill back. mixed emotions. loved seeing some of my friends, meeting some new people and bullshitting. did a bunch of work. my commander pulled me into his office and made me explain "my project"..."well sir, its about women in the military, etc etc etc blah blah blah."..."hoit, i'll support you and allow filming at the unit if its done objectively, a balanced view, no miss leading questions, no propaganda." "thanks, sir...i'll keep you updated."


thanks but no thanks.

i've been non-stop for over a week. working with someone, sharing ideas, getting really excited over things and bumping heads is exhilarating and excited and tiring. actually, has opened me up more. interviewed a bunch of girls in albany...everything was great. hilarious. crazy/perfect in their own way. friday night i was in harlem meeting with two army friends that i deployed with. of course they showed up late, did interviews, mostly hung out and told our war stories, watched one of the girls shake her ass, ate rice and beans, and promised to do it all again soon. we had to walk over piss to leave.
this project will continue for months and the "film maker" may be back in august sometime. hopefully, a little something will be cut soon and you all can see!...maybe bloppers? theres some really funny shit.

i know a kid, he was 21, a lot of my friends were friends with him. his passed away suddenly a few days ago. appreciate what you have. don't doubt it for a second. never look the other way for too long, it might not be there when you have time to get around to it. don't be so selfish. life doesn't care about your plan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the fact Kate--life is too short.

6/09/2008 01:41:00 PM  

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