At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Went to the Lawyer's house for lunch after church. A couple of interesting items:

--The Lawyer figures prominently in a forthcoming book on the infamous local drug bust case he was involved in. The author sent him an advance copy along with some promotional literature, which latter states that the movie rights have been acquired, Halle Berry slated to star. I think it'd be exciting if they actually decided to film in the area--although that isn't guaranteed since "Happy, Texas," which also takes place in the Panhandle, was shot in southern California. I suggested to the Lawyer that his role should be played by Liam Neeson; he jokingly responded "No, Danny DeVito." A coworker said that when "Leap of Faith" was filmed here Steve Martin was very approachable and personable, Debra Winger very much not so.

--The mother church in Amarillo that lends financial support to our congregation is going to "seriously reconsider" the arrangement come December. Looks kind of bleak, since we're losing rather than gaining members. I'm not sure what I'll do if this church goes bust. If I want traditional Christianity I'll have to turn towards either Rome or Wittenberg (via St. Louis).

Currently reading: David C. Downing, Most Reluctant Convert: C. S. Lewis' Journey to Faith.

Latest Viewing: Agnes Jaoui, Look at Me. B+