today was full of career advice from people who hardly know me.
"you have the air of a good editor," he said. "you've got the talent. you're discerning."
"really," i said. "define 'discerning'."
"ho ho ho," he said. and then he gave me his number. "yes, you could be a good editor."
what's just as fun is that he gave me the last DVD of his film to watch at home, too. here i thought i'd wind up seeing false people trying to schmooze over the last while, and every person i met was surprisingly down-to-earth and friendly.