Today’s graphic was swiped off of Facebook. Dan posted it. It shows part of the set for the Sci-Fi / Bollywood film that he is doing set design and development for at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. I must say that it is looking rather Ridley Scottish. I fully expect to see some giant bug pop out in the next frame.
Dan continues to fight LA credit card fraud. His problems elicited messages to home from the bank. Anne relayed this info to Dan, of which he was already aware. Getting Dan on the horn did elicit a few more observations. Dan seems a bit over awed at the USC film school vis-à-vis CalArts. I was reminded in Anne’s telling of Dan’s story, of a similar incident that happened here in Saint Louis, many years ago. I had taken the boys on some school or scouting outing to a large, modern, west county high school. Everything that Maplewood was not in that day. Dan was over awed by its edifice. Still, he did well in the competition. I expect that he will be able to bowl over USC too. It takes more than bricks and mortar to make a school, it takes talent too. At least he is getting paid to work in Pasadena.
Our other prodigal son, David, has been on the move too. Over Memorial Day weekend, he returned from a week’s long vacation in Costa Rica. His and his friend’s travel package put them in a different place every night, as they hopscotched from coast to coast and the mountains in between. He texted, when he first returned to the US in Atlanta, “making a beeline for some Macaw-Donalds.” He said that he had an awesome time and also took some incredible pictures. None of which we have seen here, hint, hint. For the time being though any parental hints will fall on deaf ears, because last Sunday, Dave left the country again. This time on business, he flew to Montreal for a conference.