I'm kidding, of course. We're doing fine, if a bit tired and overwhelmed in the standard ways parents are when they have a new baby. The timing was good, though, because I am not teaching this summer, so I don't have to get up super early to drop the kids off at school and go to the office.
In other news, plans to shoot Endings next summer are ongoing. We have some money committed, and we're looking for a bit more. The producer and production designer from American Messiah are already back. and I'm working on the editor (who will also be the animator for animated sequences) as well.
Clean Freak is moving along more slowly, in part because of the crazy summer (the baby, etc.). But I'm working on it. When I get my act together and start editing some of the footage, I will try to post a scene or two here (via YouTube, probably).
Finally, I just have to comment on the situation with Michael Vick. I'm a longtime Atlanta Falcons fan -- which is, in itself, a long-suffering vocation. This whole thing with Vick and his federal indictment on dogfighting charges is just a major disappointment. For several seasons, I felt like the Falcons were on the brink of a major turnaround — that we might actually be a good team for a long-ish period of time (for a change).
Now we are entering the season with a washout at starting QB (Harrington) and a huge mess in the Vick situation. I can’t tell you how disappointing it is, or how disturbing the allegations against Vick are. If he’s guilty of half of this stuff, I’m so disgusted that I hope he never plays again.
On the other hand, maybe we’re better off and we really do need to be rid of him and have a more conventional offense. But that’s our #1 draft pick we’d be cutting loose, with nothing in return except for a major salary cap hit...
Sigh — this is what it’s like to an Atlanta Falcons fan...