Thursday, November 15, 2012
I don't have a lot of friends. Some of that is by choice (I hate people). Some of it is by geography (I live in the suburbs). But most of it is purely my personality (I am unpleasant to people I hate, which is everyone). I am just a hard person to be friends with. I don’t like to leave the house. I don’t like going new places or meeting new people. When they were filming You've Got Mail, one of the scenes took place in an apartment in director Nora Ephron's building prompting Tom Hanks to quip that she would film a whole movie inside her own apartment if she could. I always liked that Nora Ephron.
So it was a conflict diamond of a moment when I saw on Facebook that my LA pal Grant Landry was in New York City. Facebook is the ruiner of worlds. People think Facebook friendship is the same as actual friendship (They couldn't be less alike). But more to the point, it is no longer possible to slip in and out of a city unnoticed. It is the digital equivalent of Meryl Streep caught hailing a cab in Heartburn.