Winter has settled in for the long haul in eastern Washington. This time of year I drive my car to work and park about a quarter mile away from the front door to my office. The office is right downtown, so it’s all two hour parking. All of us office dwellers park in one of several parking lots outside the main downtown. Lately, I’ve been thinking it might be worth the cost to skip the walk and park in front of the building. The bone chilling walk is starting to make me wonder how many parking tickets I can fit into the budget. It’s also got me thinking about a trip I took to Florida recently. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking on a panel with James Patterson and Jerry Spinelli. Super guys, and I got to wear a t-shirt. And shorts. Because, you know, it was Florida. To see some pictures of the event, check out this photo gallery.
In other news, I saw Avatar with Jeffrey (the studio director of development) and Squire (the illustrator for all the interior art on Atherton) and we all thought it was pretty good. I think Peter Jackson can spend a couple hundred million a little more effectively, but still, Avatar is worth ten bucks and three hours for sure. Giovanni Ribisi, I think, steels the show as a really bad dude.