You know how you get to a blog, and you realize that the blogger hasn’t been ALL THAT religious about keeping it updated and you think, “oh here we go, another wanna-be blogger who had something to say for 15 minutes, and then they neglect their blog and I’m stuck here reading stale news from 6 months ago”?
I regret to say I’ve been a little bit of “that” kind of blogger lately. But, I HAVE AN EXCUSE!
I’m super-duper excited about this project, and it’s LIVE NOW!!! I’m writing a web-series of the dramedy flavor. It’s called “Just Plain Classy” and it’s about 6 friends from a small town who are reunited after 20+ years apart. Weekly episodes keep you updated on their whereabouts and shenanigans. Three characters actually keep blogs, and all of them have a social profile akin to Facebook profiles. Think of it as Friends, if Friends were beer-bellied, middle-aged rednecks who hang out in a seedy bar instead of a hipster coffee-shop, and instead of worrying about… whatever stuff they worried about (mostly getting laid, I think)… they go through mid-life crises together (and worry about getting laid). And you get to watch (the worrying part, not the getting laid parts). Actually, it’s not like Friends all that much. Except that there are 6 of them. Which I guess could mean it’s as similar to Friends as it is to two Three Amigos movies, or three Dumb and Dumber movies, or six Joe Dirt movies. That, folks, is how we do math in my hometown.
Gosh, look at the time.
Anyway, the other cool part is that about half-way through the first episode I gave a shout-out to Ron Baumgartner, a GREAT comedy writer and I’m glad to say one of my good friends since 2nd grade. He got on board with this project and has contributed a lot to it.
Check it out at www.justplainclassy.com and let us know what you think!