October 15, 2015.
Fundamentally, I believe that hard work should be rewarded, and that you should succeed or fail in an endeavour according to how much effort you put in. However... some days it all comes down to luck. And when that luck lands on your side....somehow, those victories feel even sweeter than they should.
To get an idea of how improbably lucky I was at this event would require you to know that I'm aware of premieres well in advance of them happening, have a spreadsheet on hand that tracks the days, and can (usually) plan my activities around them. But today I was always going to meet up with a friend, and the only event I knew of today was around 8pm.
Then the friend cancelled our catchup, and all of a sudden I had some time to kill... so I headed to Leicester Square at 5pm for a coffee and a relaxing wait til 8pm.
And here's what went down instead:
So.. that was pretty great. There's something to be said for undeserved good fortune that the satisfaction of hard work for reasonable outcome just can't match. This is why I don't ask girls out on dates... it just wouldn't be satisfying to have hard work rewarded when a supermodel could just fall in your lap (so to speak).
I'll let you know how that theory works for me.
For now, I'll be satisfied with a new entry into 'The Archive of Movie Premieres', the eighth in as many days.
Until next time!