I was excited to see that the Weinstein Company has bought American distribution rights for an Australian movie. That means maybe it will be big here.
I hadn't heard of the movie until just now when I saw it mentioned on the ABC. That kind of makes me feel like I'm failing as the American obsessed with Australia.
I also feel like I've failed as a Sookie Stackhouse fan. We went to the bookstore a week or so ago and I saw there was a new Sookie Stackhouse novel. I had NO idea that one was coming out. And there's a new Dark Tower book as well! I used to be a big Stephen King fan, and now I'm so in the dark.
There's so much information out there though. It's impossible to stay informed about it all. And I don't expect to know everything.
It would be nice to know about things that interest me though.
And I would be interested in The Sapphires. Not just because it's Australian. Deborah Mailman is one of the stars. I adore her.
It would be cool if the movie became popular here...in America.
I don't know why I have this desire for Australian things to be popular in America.
I want my sisters to watch and love Offspring. I'm pretty sure they would.
At the lake house, we were listening to music, "Someone I Used To Know" came on. My brother-in-law told us he liked the song. I liked hearing that.
I liked that the guys in my family were all enthusiastic about an AC/DC pinball machine.
Wow. I just thought of something. Maybe it's not Americans in general. Maybe it's just my family.
I'm thinking I have maybe confused my own identity with Australia.
I remember feeling a bit wounded when my mother was negative about McLeod's Daughters.
It's not just a family thing.
I was very touched (to the point of tears) when they played "Mango Tree" on Suburgatory. My family doesn't watch that.
I thought of something else. Maybe it's not just Australian things.
I think it's pretty common to like something and then want other people to like it as well.
It's almost like a type of conquering. Or a recruitment. Let's get more Modern Family fans. Let's get more people reading Harry Potter. We got my brother--in-law on board The Hunger Games train. Would he join the Minecraft one as well?
It's like fandom is a virus we're trying to spread.