Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The only constant is change

Here I am again, hopefully all done with the mega issues and ready to move on to the basics. It's summer, and I'm living in Sparta now. Philip and Melissa are with me full time, and for the summer I get Caleb and Amber every other week. I'm loving spending time with my babies. Divorce is final. So I am officially Suzanne Elizabeth Mastaw again. For anyone who doesn't keep up with me on Facebook, I'm now living with a man I've known for well over 20 years. He used to be the twerpy little brother of one of my friends, but it turns out he grew up quite well. Ours is a cute story, fit for a Box Office RomCom. Anyone wanna buy the rights to it?

It goes something like this... Boy and girl meet at summer camp. Boy has crush on "older" girl, writes her a love note. Gives it to her on the playground and runs away (he's about 11, she's around 12). Girl pretends to brush off her friend's little brother, but secretly keeps note for years and many moves, and thinks about him from time to time. Boy moves on as does girl.

Fast forward 20 years. Boy sees girl at work in a local retail store while shopping with his fiancee. Girl is in process of a divorce, and is just living day to day, dealing with care of 4 kids and a professional career on hold. They catch up on the ubiquitous Facebook. She starts watching as his relationship founders and collapses. Gives support. He sees she's having car troubles. He's a mechanic and offers to help. She invites him over for an evening of movie watching and relaxing. And he doesn't leave until the following evening. He has no kids never married, so there's the whole two different worlds/love lost and found/internet beginnings, all that stuff.

I think it could be a hit. Get John Cusack to star in it, along with, oh, Renee Zellweger. What do you think?

p.s. Michael, I love you.