Tomas and I are going to New York, to the Chashama Film Festival, where “American Dumpling” has been accepted and is playing on Saturday Morning at 10 a.m. You can find it in the categories “under $10,000” and “Society”.
We have been turning ourselves inside out to try and figure out the quickest and least expensive way to get there – Plane and cab fare – a little pricey. Train and cab fare, a little pricey and too many days to leave two cats and a crow alone in the house.
And trust me, a house sitter is out of the question. When there is an uncaged crow as part of the deal, recession or no recession, no one wants that job.
So, we decided on renting a car, leaving the night before at around 11 p.m. (that is tonight, in five hours. We have to get a nap in there somewhere, and a shower) – it is raining, and by 11p.m. it is going to be pouring, thunder and lightening predicted. Totally exciting.
We are driving all night, into Brooklyn, where we are going to tumble into a brownstone belonging to Aminta Goyal,director of “The Morning Fog”, and her husband Michael, where we will be slapped awake and hooked up to an I.V. of coffee, while we all catch up! Then, we jump into our presentable clothes, and the four of us hop the subway from Brooklyn to Mid Town Manhattan, where we watch the film, Tomas and I do the Q&A, we mill around for a bit, pass out a few cards to anyone who is interested, then hop back on the subway to Brooklyn, jump in the car, and drive home.
According to the weather, it is going to be raining the whole time. We purchased a new nikon camera in order to take some decent pictures of the gorgeous Pennsylvania fall, so we are hoping that the drive back will produce a little bit of sun to capture the Fall leaves turning. If all goes according to plan, we will be back in the house tomorrow by no later than 9 p.m.
This is going to require some serious time travel back when we were in our twenties and could pull off a 24 hour shift with no sleep.
I promise, we will not wind up in a ditch somewhere, and this will not be the last post. After all, there is a cooking contest going on over at “Dumpling” – we have judging to do!
Everyone is invited to the cooking contest: Just go to American Dumpling, enjoy the entries, and read about how to enter at the bottom of the page.
Okay, gotta get a nap!