*Friend Me Friday is a new feature I’m starting on my blog. Every Friday I’m going to share something about myself. These posts most likely won’t be book related. The main reason I started blogging was because I wanted to make friends, but sometimes I worry that my personality isn’t shining through my reviews. I want to share a little bit about myself, so you all can get to know me better. And, hopefully, I’ll get to know you a little better by the comments I hope you leave*
Soooo . . . I live in Syracuse, NY. And I love Syracuse. But it isn’t exactly the cultural center of the world or anything. BUT, a few years ago (seriously, I think it was 3 years ago or maybe more) a movie was actually filmed in Syracuse. A movie with JOHN CUSACK and EMMA ROBERTS! Is it sad that it was just about the coolest thing ever?
Anyway, a trailer has been released – the movie is called Adult World – and there are so many shots os Syracuse. And I’ve watched the trailer a lot, just because I love seeing those exterior shots of my home. Even though I see those locations ALL THE TIME, I can’t get enough out of seeing them in a movie trailer. Here’s the trailer, if you’re interested. The movie does look good.
Look, there’s the Dome, the SU Campus, the MONY Towers (which actually aren’t called the MONY Towers anymore, but I still call them that). They even used one of the houses near the library where I work to film some scenes. They had to redirect traffic and everything! Okay, so I know this doesn’t sound all that interesting, but it’s kind go cool when nothing like this ever happens in Syracuse.
Would you get all excited to see locations you see every day in a movie trailer and eventually the big screen? And isn’t it funny how we do get so attached to a place. You don’t have to live in this thriving metropolis to love your home, and I wonder what it is about Syracuse that I love so much. I really don’t know. Maybe it’s that I’ve grown up here, and my family lives here. Maybe it’s my love/hate relationship with the over-100 inches of snow we get every winter.
So I’m wondering, do you guys have a really connection to the place you call home.