I hang with Adam Sandler…


…and David Spade, and Kevin James, and the guy that look likes Newman from Seinfeld and might be, and even that cute guy from the Hunger Games.

Actually that is a bold faced lie, but they are  filming the sequel to the movie “Grownups” aptly named “Grownups 2”, in the very small town, where I live.  I, and the other 20,000 residents, of this town have gone varying degrees of star struck over the last month or so. Well, I, not so much. Honestly I’m just not that interested except for the fact that I find it really cool that with all of the places to choose from he has picked this town that I have come to love. The entire town has been taken over by this movie it seems. They have changed the façade of the middle school to look like the high school that will be in the movie. They have constructed buildings, closed roads and even took the high school girls softball team out to lunch. Needless to say it’s been every kind of nutty for a town that only has one way in and way out, for the most part.

So I was taking the extremely long way out of town because a scene was being filmed at a local baseball field when I realized that I actually feel sorry for Adam (I can call him that because we hang out, sort of) and for all of the other of huge stars that are in this movie. While the entire town was stalking them I was able to drive by the ocean and smell the sea air, wave to a policeman that was directing traffic, and then come to the beach to write a little. No one gave me a second look except for the cop who was about 12 and clearly thought I was flirting and was not impressed. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have the constant attention of the public. Bad days, happy days and all of the days in between there probably is always someone watching.

I enjoy my solitude. I need it and crave it like a drug if I am without it too long. Would I trade it for millions of dollars? Would I like to be within the circle of the rich and famous? Well, I thought maybe until today. But, I think I’m content to just watch from this side of the fence, and ofcourse lie about it a little.

Have a happy Saturday!

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  1. Back in the 80’s I lived in a small village of 500 people including dogs and chickens called Pinantan Lake in British Columbia. Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen and Emilio came up there to film Cadence. It was pretty cool! They were looking for extras who were blond and blue-eyed and could speak German. I fit the bill except for one thing. I was too tall and I was thinking to myself geesh just put the Sheens on milk crates when I walk by!

  2. I wouldn’t want to trade my privacy for all the money in the world. That’s why writing is so amazing, you can still have that creative outlet, but no one knows what you look like.

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