Ah yes, the excitement that is my life just rolls along. I know, hard to believe that someone could have this much fun. It's true that my life is a non-stop stream of excitement.
Since I bought a new, cheap digital video camera a few weeks ago...
Without further ado, I bring you a new interactive video - 'Where's Shawn Going' - where you get to be part of the fun and tell me where I was going and give me the rest of the story.
The choice is yours. Go for the excitement and drama, or find yourself wishing you had.
And, as an update on the meet an impressive person project - I think I'm going to try and meet one of these people: George Clooney (not to talk about parks and forests though - sorry Melissa), Richard Gere (to ask him about his Tantra practice), and instead of the Dalai Lama (who would be very cool indeed) I'm going to try to meet another guy, the Venerable Lama Zopa.
A few weeks ago, I did meet Senator Russ Feingold. He was nice enough, but I was amazed by the fact that he's short. No, he's short. I was talking to a couple of ladies after he left and one was saying that she thought he could be elected President. I had to honestly disagree.
"He'll never be elected," I said.
"Oh, I don't know about that, people want change..."
"No, it has nothing to do with being a 'crazy liberal'," I said. "He's too short. He'll never be elected President."
"Well..." said the lady.
"Oh my god...you're completely right," said the other, with a laugh. "Have there been any short presidents recently? I don't think so..."
"Sad but true. But he makes an awesome Senator."
How sad is it that as 'grownups' we still base much of our opinions about people on their appearance? I'm not unconvinced that Bush beat Kerry as much based on the fact that Kerry was goofier looking than Bush as on anything else. It was urely worth at least a few votes.
In a side note...Feingold does have a presence that's unmistakeable.
Funny how some people have a magnetic quality when you meet them. Well, he's certainly got that quality. I'm guessing that Bush has it too when you meet him. Clinton definitely had it. I wonder if it comes first or if it develops along with a career in the spotlight?