Welcome to The Morning Read.
Friday and Saturday blended into one hellaciously long day for me. I worked on Friday, did some stuff with the family, and then Friday night spent about five or six hours working with my co-screenwriter Scott Swan for a while on a new project. Once we wrapped up work, he drove me to the Van Nuys FlyAway so I could catch a ride to LAX, where I took a one-hour flight north to San Francisco. I spent the morning doing interviews with the "Kick-Ass" cast and spent a few hours preparing for a panel on the film that I moderated at Wondercon. As soon as that was done, I handed off my videotapes to Greg Ellwood, caught a cab to the airport, and flew home so I could hang out with the boys while my wife and her sister went out for some birthday celebrations. I played Easter Bunny and hid eggs all over the house and the backyard, and then finally crashed, after being awake for about 40 straight hours.
So, yeah, unsurprisingly, I'm sick now. Whoo-hoo!
Still, well worth the trip, and it was heaps of fun, all things considered. I've got a ton of work to do this week, including the release of my very first HitFix podcast, and I figure the best way to get the week off on the right foot is to put together a Morning Read, especially considering what a strange grab-bag of links I've got cluttering my bookmark menu. There have been hundreds of thousands of words already written about the iPad in just the last few days, and for those of you who went out and bought one, you should learn some tips on how to play with your new toy. I'm probably still quite a while from owning one. I'm still just starting to enjoy my iTouch. But once they've perfected the thing and gotten a few generations into it, I'm looking forward to satisfying my own gadget nerd itch.