Friday, February 29, 2008

so what's your story?

'What's your story Dad?'
'It's called a television, son.'

Is this just an Australian saying? I guess what we're really asking is, 'What's going on with you?', or 'What's going on here?' Everyone has a story. That's what makes people so interesting. As a teenager I would find myself edging away when my mother started up a conversation with a complete stranger. We could be anywhere. Standing in line at the supermarket or waiting in a lift or filling up at the petrol station. I was always surprised when people talked back to her. I now find myself doing the same thing. It's amazing what people will tell you — complete strangers — in such a short space of time. Maybe they are confident in the fact that you will never meet again? Or maybe they just needed to tell someone and you were there. Either way, so what's your story? When I'm at an event or party I love asking that question. I just have to be prepared to reciprocate.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Desperately Seeking Motive

Lili Wilkinson has launched me into the blogosphere — bless her. Hello world.
I don't watch too much TV but I find myself strangely addicted to Grey's Anatomy. Though I do have to ask — what is the deal with George? Believing that George has two women lusting after him is just not working for me. Don't get me wrong — he seems a nice guy. But really...
I thought this blogspot might be about writing and reading and anything that touches on these two subjects. But the George story line in Grey's seems to be preying on my mind. I guess it falls within the realms of 'screenwriting' or 'plot'?