This week, we've been talking about escaping. Like everyone else, I love the beach--although my beaches here on the Oregon or Washington coasts, are a little bit different from the sun-drenched sandy havens Liz described. A good day at the Oregon coast means it didn't rain. But, a bad day at the beach is still better than no day at the beach.
D'Ann said books--and yep, also one of my fave escapes. Kristi said baths--yep again. So--I'm going with my two other faves.
Legos and daydreams--usually not concurrently, just in case you're curious.
For Christmas, my girls got be the Hobbit Shire Lego set and yesterday I finally sat down and put it together. What a fun, relaxing afternoon! I had Bones and then, Castle on TNT --love TNT Wednesdays now--and just sat and played with my Legos. When I don't have a complex Lego set, I will usually have a jigsaw puzzle going on the kitchen table. Hubby loves this, let me tell you :)
And daydreams. If I'm stressed or bored, I am an expert escape artist in my head. When I'm putting stock away at work on truck day and by myself on the aisle, I am either plotting the next scene in my book--I carry index cards in my pocket just in case a brilliant idea strikes--or daydreaming about one thing or another. Some writers fantasize about their Oprah moment, but I daydream about my Today show moment--me and Matt Lauer.
Did I tell you that I put a Matt Lauer scene toward the end of my book? That's what Matt and I would talk about. It goes something like this. Matt Lauer welcomes me and likes me immediately because I'm shorter than him, even in heels. We sit in the low chairs, because I'd make a spectacle of myself trying to climb into those high chairs. Seriously.
We talk about the unexpected success of my book and how they're turning it into a movie. Matt asks, "So, is there talk of my cameo?"
And I say, "No. They're actually thinking of going with Ryan Seacrest."
Cue background chortling from the cameramen.
Matt gives me that sheepish grin we all know and love. SIGH. And then asks, "Is there anyone you'd like to see cast at Bix?"
"I've always imagined Joseph Gordon Levitt, circa Third Rock from the Sun, and since we can't go back in time--" I shake my head. "No. I don't have any idea. But I've always been more eager to start up a line of Target Zones."
Matt explains to the audience that the Target Zones are paintball clubs with different simulations and agrees that they would be a great addition to any community.
I look at the camera and put my hand to my ear like a phone, "Mark Cuban, call me."
And that's the end of the interview. But not the end of the daydream, because Mark Cuban does call me--but that's another story.
So, what's your favorite daydream?