T-minus 30 days and counting…

A few days ago, I posted a request for movies to review during my pending unemployment. So far, the list is short:

  • Ink – “A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child’s soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi – the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.”
  • Troll Hunter – “A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.”
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness – “A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.”

Each of these sounds wonderfully fun in different ways. I’d like a few more, though, if there are any other hidden gems and wonders you’ve been dying to share with the world. The idea of spending a (small) part of my unemployment reviewing movies for the sheer joy of it has me excited.

I love movies!
I love movies!

Speaking of unemployment, we’re now in the 30-day countdown! I’m excited about it, wondering what new challenges await me, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, too. It’s been a very, very long time since I needed to look for a new job, and I’m out of practice. When I started at my current employer, I was practically a kid, with no responsibilities beyond a strong desire not to have to move back in with my parents. Had I failed back then, the stakes were fairly low; I would have gone back to Mom and Dad with my tail tucked between my legs, and then gone out and tried again.

The stakes are much higher, now. I have kids and a house. There’s no way to just move back home. Now I’m the dad, and I can’t fail. I don’t have the option.

So… I won’t. It’s that simple.