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Sundance Day 4: Hindsight is 20/20

So yesterday I got to ride a ski mobile down a big hill. Well, technically, I rode a stretcher behind a ski mobile, but hey, semantics…

I guess what I'm trying to say is that West Coast "blues" are East Coast "blacks," and I am a bad-ass with something to prove, and now I have proof, in the form of a purple, mushy knee, a hideous brace and an annoying dose of self-reproach.

Because while that lift was ever-so-slowly taking me higher and higher, over steeper and steeper slopes, I knew I should just stay on and ride back down, but instead I thought I could be all romantic and literary and go the man conquers nature/himself route. Now I've torn some ligament that I can't even pronounce and life at slippery, icy, "walkable" Park City just got a whole lot more interesting.

In other news, Jacksonian-sightings are increasing exponentially. Ward Emling, Mississippi's Film Commissioner, and Mississippi Development Authority's Mary Beth Wilkerson and her husband Jimmy, have been here a few days, lending support to the Ballast cast and crew and doing the usual networking thing. Ann and Dean Blackwell and family, Jerel Levanway, Anita Modak-Truran and Jason Marlow have also made appearances, marking Park City an official metro-Jackson suburb.

Saturday night, Main Street was a hub of parties as the first Sundance films began to celebrate success. BET interviewed the main cast for Ballast, and the Mississippi Film Office sponsored a well-attended reception.

Now, we are just back from trying that whole (unsuccessful) "waitlist" process to see Michel Gondry's newest flick, Be Kind Rewind…our condo's cozy, coffee's good and the snow drifts are piling almost to the roof eaves. There's an Association of Film Commissioners brunch in a bit and probably another day of Slamdance movies, since, once I get somewhere, I'm fairly immobile. Sigh. We've missed the free Sea Wolf concerts too. Advice to future Sundance attendees—never go anywhere on time. (Roll eyes and insert lame early bird cliché, please…)

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Ann and Dean Blackwell and family, Jerel Levanway, Anita Modak-Truran and Jason Marlow have also made appearances, marking Park City an official metro-Jackson suburb. Tee, hee. Love it, Cheree. Great blogging. I feel like I'm there!

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DonnaLadd
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2008-01-21T17:24:46-06:00
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Hope your knee gets better.

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LatashaWillis
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2008-01-21T22:25:15-06:00
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Oh yeah, here's my blog entry on the few snowflakes we got here.

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LatashaWillis
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2008-01-21T22:26:07-06:00
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knee is feeling a bit better today, thanks...and for reading and enjoying the blog :)

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cheree
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2008-01-22T13:11:51-06:00
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You're welcome. :-D

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LatashaWillis
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2008-01-22T22:28:17-06:00

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