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Welcome To "Jimlandia"
I first started keeping a journal in 1980, as a senior in high school.
Now flash-forward a couple decades...
When I finally got online and become aware of a friend's "blog" (I prefer the term "online journal" for its more serious, manly connotations), I was intrigued; "Could I do something like that? Would I WANT to do something like that?"
Turns out, this is enough like what I've done before to be comfortable, and enough UNLIKE what I've done before to be interesting. I've been doing it for years now, and I still feel like there's "room for improvement" (An ongoing issue is how "honest" I can be, knowing the world is watching, even if that "world" consists of just a handful of people who might be reading along ).
A quick bio--I was born in West Virginia, spent the majority of my life in Michigan, and in midlife, finally commited to my dream of being an actor, by moving to Los Angeles in March of 2001 (Or as I've said in my journal, "To be more accurate, I've commited to the dream of being a PROFESSIONAL actor, because I already AM an actor" ).
I turned 45 in May 2006, I have a cat named Kipper, and my friends, both here and back in Lansing, are a big part of what keeps me going at this point (I mean that in both both practical and spiritual terms).
I've said this more than once--My life, in many ways, is much harder than it was when I lived in Michigan, but the one thing I have here in L.A. that I never had in Michigan is a sense of "possibility"; it's an uphill effort, but I'm now in a place where my dreams really CAN come true
Welcome to my world...
My favorite diaries:
hulamoons profile - diary|
|comments: I checked her diary out after she e-mailed me. Now I'm a fan. She's a good writer, and I relate to a lot of her struggles in life|
cariboutwo profile - diary|
|comments: A good friend of mine. She could always write really well, and she's still got it|
abigail414 profile - diary|
|comments: Smart, funny, thought-provoking. What more do you want in a journal?|
My favorite music:
|comments: Love the latest box set. My favorite guitar player, maybe my favorite musician period|
|comments: "Hot Fives and Hot Sevens". If you don't have it, you should|
|comments: Some of the most joyous music ever made.|
|comments: "Turn On The Heat". A great collection of piano solos.|
Stevie Ray Vaughan|
|comments: This guy could PLAY|
My favorite movies:
|comments: I'm sometimes embarrassed to admit it, but this is my favorite movie|
|comments: My favorite movie of the 90s|
|comments: After reading the book, I ran out and rented the video. It's great. If I could be a fictional character, I'd be "Gus McCrae"|
|comments: I relate to "Ben's" restlessness and alienation. It's also one of the great movie endings|
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid|
|comments: Some of it seems dated now ( The score ) but does it get better than Newman and Redford? And another great movie ending|
My favorite authors:
|comments: Just "Lonesome Dove" actually, though I have read "Last Picture Show"|
|comments: Mostly for"Catcher In The Rye", though I have read other things|
|comments: Mostly "Catch 22", though I have read "Good as Gold" and "Something Happened"|
|comments: I wish I could write like this guy|
|comments: Haven't read him in years, actually, but was VERY important to me in my teens and early twenties|
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