3.21.2012

Idiot.

I am a complete and utter idiot.

 I was trying to edit my blog, going through the old posts, getting rid of stuff that had never been published. One of my co-workers (I guess that's what you'd call him he actually works here whereas I am only a receptionist, and just a temp) came over and started chatting with me. Great. I was happy for the distraction, except I didn't really stop what I was doing. Of course when I deleted the first couple of drafts, the page apparently refreshed, and went to the "ALL" page, as opposed to the "DRAFTS" page. So when I hit delete a second time, and then a third and fourth, it was deleting all my current, published, recent blog posts. So all the blogs I posted in the last 5 years? Gone. And unless someone happened to save them, or still has them published to the blog feed, or in their history, they are entirely gone. There's nothing I can do.

Suffice to say, I'm panicking. It's like losing a child or a pet, because I've been working on this blog for SOO long. It actually hurts to see such a large chunk of it suddenly disappear.

So, this is me asking for help from you, dear readers. If any of you have any of my former blog posts saved, for whatever reason, I would appreciate it if you posted them in the comments section. If you can check your history, your RSS reader, your e-mail (if you subscribe to the posts) I would be really grateful.

Right now I'm just a little sad, a little angry, and a little stressed.

Question of the Day: Do you have ANYTHING saved?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is all I could find. Apparently, my GoogleReader only saves pieces of the posts.

Um, Several comments because of length...

3.17.2012
Dear Brad Pitt...
Posted by D. at 5:37 AM
Dear Brad Pitt,

I just woke up from the strangest dream about you. Don't worry, I think this might be the first one.

I was walking through an airport, the same one that's always in my dreams, it looks a bit like Dulles, a bit like Newark and a lot like San Francisco. You came up to me and stuck out your elbow and we walked together, arm in arm, through the airport just talking. Like the best of friends. I was surprised to see you there, especially since you were alone, although apparently your daughter was in the bathroom (in the dream you only had 2 daughters, and she was the youngest). We walked and talked.

You were going to a bunch of different places, but the two I remember after waking up were Panama City and Bolivia. Some kind of humanitarian thing.

After we said goodbye, I realized that this was normal for you. You never seem to age. Something about you is eternally boy-ish. But your eyes speak different stories. You have the eyes of someone who has seen more than he wants to, more than he should. I realized something in the dream, and upon waking I knew it was true: I never see you smile anymore. At least not unless you're acting. You walk the red carpet with your beautiful partner and I never see you smile.

I can tell you're getting tired of the indulgence, tired of the superficiality, tired of people making assumptions about you.

I know you will never read this. Why would you? But I wanted to put it out there that I'm praying for you. For all of Hollywood, but you specifically.

I don't know why, but I feel compelled to.

I wish you luck, I wish you joy, and I pray God the Father of us all brings you comfort and a relationship with Him.

Good luck,
Deborah

Anonymous said...

I was gonna suggest the wayback machine, but it apparently doesn't index Blogger all the time.

3.16.2012
in other words...
Posted by D. at 11:44 AM
This is a very strange position for me. I know, deep down that I am supposed to do acting and that is my long term goal. I know that, and I know that I have to pursue it. It's not something that I can idly do, on a whim, whenever my schedule allows. It's something that I have to dedicate time and effort and money to.

Right now I am temping as a receptionist at a capital investment firm of some sort,and the agency I am temping at just called to see if they could send my resume in. I said yes, but I'm not sure I'm looking for long-term work. Although on the other hand. It's steady work. I know what time I have to be up each day. I get paid the same amount every week. I have all my evenings free. I have time to cook dinner, hang with friends, plan for events, go on dates. I can sign up again for my acting class that's on Tuesday evenings. Plus, since the only things I am auditioning for right now are student projects, which generally shoot on the weekends, I can still build my reel. I can still do the work.

I don't know. I haven't been offered the job yet. They just wanted to see my resume. I'm going to try not to leap to any conclusions, especially as I don't know what's happening. It could be anything. They might just want it for their files. I did tell Wendy (the temp agency rep) that I could commit to 6 months. I think that seems reasonable, especially as I have no idea where I will be in 6 months, but this is a strange business. I could be starring in a movie, or still hustling to find Extra work.

God, please guide me through this. If you want me to stay here for 6 months, go back to class, and try to audition and work on the weekends, please make it clear! Amen.

Question of the Day: What was your first job?

Anonymous said...

3.16.2012
In Search of Good Food
Posted by D. at 9:54 AM
Ok, ok, I know!

I haven't updated my blog in a really long time. I'm not going to sit here and explain why, except to say that honestly, I really don't like journaling and I don't think very many people actually read this thing, but whatever!

I have recently been getting really into thinking about what I eat. I'm not eating my emotions as much, although I still spend lots of time thinking about food. It's really important to really think about what you put into your body.

You wouldn't drink formaldehyde, would you? And yet it's found in a lot of our food products.

How about a nice cold glass of pesticides? No?

Wouldn't you love some ammonia gravy over your chicken?

Ew.

But that's what you're eating and drinking. Conventionally grown meats, vegetables, fruits, and processed foods contain all sorts of chemical additives that would probably kill you if consumed alone.

Go watch Food, Inc.

Go on, I'll wait...


Finished?

Ok, so this past month I started a fast that was supposed to be temporary. I was only doing it for the Month of March (with 2 exceptions because my birthday is this month, but it falls on a Monday, so my party is Saturday).

The fast was this:
1. No white flour. This was REALLY hard. This means no cake, pie, bread, fried foods, or other goodies unless it's made with 100% whole grains. I found a bread that I really like, it's an organic Omega-3 bread (has seeds added to it) and I can get it at Costco, which I love. Although it does contain some white flour, it is Organic White flour, and it's not the first ingredient listed. So, while it's not perfect, until I start making my own bread, it'll have to do.
2. No white sugar or artificial sweeteners. This was easier and harder than I thought it would be. I've gone sugar-free for a fast before, so avoiding all sugar is very simple, until you realize that sugar pops up in all different forms all over the place: Prego spaghetti sauce, Baked Lays, even the 'Original' Coffeemate (you know, the one that's not sweetened?) all have sugar listed on the ingredients. This also means the obvious: no soda, cookies, candy, cake (except for my birthday), and chocolate. However I AM still eating sweeteners, in moderation, but only 100% natural, unprocessed ones; i.e. honey & maple syrup.
3. No pork or shellfish. This one is not so obvious off the bat, except that in the Bible, God says don't eat pigs or shellfish, so I'm not eating them. I'm not doing the kosher thing because that's rabbinical tradition, as opposed to Word of God. I'm just trying to stick to what the Word of God says.
Some of this is easier than you think. I still eat sweets, I'm just more careful of what's in them and how much I eat. I found a recipe yesterday for a honey candy that has no sugar added to it (Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried: Honey Toffee Lollipops). I haven't tried it yet, but you can bet that I'm going to. I need to buy a new candy thermometer first.

I'm going to try and blog about this specific topic more. About my journey through organic foods. I'll post links to articles and other information.

But seriously, go watch Food, Inc. It's on streaming on Netflix.


Question of the Day:
What can you reasonably cut out of your diet today?

Labels: adventure, article, documentary, food, movies, organic, recipe
1 comments:

Anonymous said...
I read every post, thank you very much. And check back periodically to see if there's anything new. So there. (and I know I'm not the only one)
Friday, March 16, 2012 1:46:00 PM

Anonymous said...

3/19/2012
by D.
Recently, I've been going through an incredibly hard time emotionally. I know a couple of the triggers, but honestly, it goes much further back, much deeper than that. I'm learning that as much pain as I have, I still have a lot to be grateful for. In my current state of mind, all I want to do is distract myself from the pain by playing games on my phone or watching TV. I know that's not entirely

Anonymous said...

Links I Love

by D.
So, as I sit here, doing very little in all reality, I spend my time surfing the web. Looking up things that randomly pop into my head. Unfortunately, Facebook is blocked (although mot all the time), as are most games, so my usual distractions are out of the question. Plus, I don't have sound, so I can't sit on YouTube or Netflix all day.

Because I'm not on my normal computer, I needed a way to

Anonymous said...

6.01.2008
June?
Yeah, I know, it's June. Yeah, I know, I haven't posted anything in over a month. It's been a WHILE.

The problem is that I've been working 2 jobs, and going to school, and shooting and everything else, so I haven't had time to do much of anything besides veg when I'm at home. I did my laundry last week, for literally the first time in like a month.

Jessica is out of town, and she's been gone for almost a month. She went on some kind of Mediterranean cruise. She'll be back in a few days but it's been very strange without her her for the last month. She called today to make sure I hadn't burned the place down and that I was still sane and to tell me she was back stateside, and it's a little strange to think about.

The sad thing is, right now, even though I technically have time to sit and type and tell you all about what's been going on in my life, I'm exhausted. I opened the last two days, so I haven't slept much. and I have to work at the other job tomorrow. I don't think I've said anything about the new job have I? Hmmm.... The new gig is working over at one of the studios, as a photographer, taking pictures of tourists, then trying to get them to buy the photos. It's one of those crappy jobs that you love because it's in a cool environment, and you can totally rub it in other people's faces. I mean, I work at Sony! The "cafeteria" is Wolfgang Puck! I'm getting paid to take photos! I love this. It's a great stepping stone, too. For what I want to do later, at least for what I think I want to do, it'll look great on the resume....

Now I'm really too tired to type more, but since school is out for the summer, and I've decided not to take classes again until fall, hopefully I'll have more time.

But, then again, probably not.

Question of the Day: Free time? What's that?

Anonymous said...

3.04.2008
Finally Finished!!

Well, mostly...

I'm so proud of myself. I've finaly finished one of my 3 photo assignments. I finished one of them last week, and that leaves only one more to do. Of course I got another one last night in one of my classes, so I still have 2 more whole assignments to do, but I got the largest of the assignments done: the one for PlanteEye. Sixty-one photos of Los Angeles. I e-mailed the woman I was talking to, and I have to snail-mail a CD of the images still, but I'm going to do that tomorrow before work. They're based in Canada, so I'll take it to the Post Office, rather than simply dropping it in the mail somewhere.

I still have to do my Black and white assignment, but that one is going to be easier compared to all this gallavanting around shooting stuff and then editing, and picking out which pictures I think are actually good enough to put on display. I enjoyed the work of doing the shoot, but trying to do it around my day-to-day Starbucks schedule was horrible! It took forever. Every time I wanted to shoot, I'd be working or the light wouldn't be what I liked. It's very annoying. It's a challenge, which I think will keep me very interested for many years to come.

Question of the Day: What do you think of my pictures?

Anonymous said...

1.19.2008
Blair Godzilla Project

Not my idea, I swear. Someone else coined the phrase, but I kinda love it. It's very appropriate. I've seen both movies now, and was scared, but impressed by both (The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfeild).

As for the Godzilla thing, it's Not Godzilla, at all. It's a cross between the Alien (from the Alien movies, obviously), Godzilla and a lizardy-King Kong, and maybe something like a kangaroo that carries its young around. The thing was seriously scary though. The effects were mostly just ok, and I think they were depending a lot on the fact that the whole movie is supposed to be shot on some random guy's video camera. But it worked because the acting was really good, and the directing was incredible. The whole vision was incredibly executed.

When we started the project there was going to be an announcement in the trades. In this case, they wanted to keep everything under wraps. So the movie was going to be made under this outside corporation that was basically a property of Paramount. That corporation had a name that I don’t know the name of. I think Clover was the first part of it. Maybe it was Cloverdale. When Drew [Goddard, LOST writer] was putting a name to the project, there was supposed to be a name for the project like there was for The Manhattan Project. So he said, "I am going to use that weird mysterious thing," and he misheard it. He didn’t even understand that it wasn’t Cloverfield, it was Cloverdale. Maybe that was because of the street by J.J.’s old office, but the truth is he just misunderstood it. -LAist



Question of the Day: What recent movie scared you the most?

Posted by Deborah at 12:36 AM 0 comments
Labels: movies
1.11.2008
PHOTOS!!!!!!!

YAY!!!! I'm very excited right now. I'm incredibly tired and sleepy, which is why this is going to be a short entry, but I'm very excited.

I got my camera for Christmas as some of you know. It's the sexiest thing ever, and I'm completely excited about it. It's a Canon Rebel XTi, Digital, 10.1 MP. I also got 2 (TWO!!) über-cool lenses with it. So, anyway, I got up obnoxiously early today to go shoot. And that was a TON of fun. I wound up on Venice Beach. I parked by my friend Damon's apartment, because I had seen a farmer's market (which I never made it to), and then wandered over to the beach, intending to make a day of it. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I ran out of battery. But I got several really good pictures. I'm very pleased with the morning's work.

When I got home, I recharged my battery, and loaded my pictures onto my computer. I deleted a lot of them because I duplicated a lot of pictures in the taking because it's not a waste of film like with 35mm. I only had to play with a few of them, crop a few, brighten or tone down color. I changed a handful to Black and White, and then I loaded them all up to my website. Go look! They're cool!!

Question of the Day: Which one do you like best?

Anonymous said...

1.06.2008
Blast from the Past

First off: Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! And all that crap...

For New Year's Jessica had just gotten back from Singapore, and I had opened the store, so we were both exhausted. We each took naps, but we were so busy talking that neither of us started until around 6pm. Then because we woke up so late (I slept on the couch, but still), we were both still groggy and not nearly motivated enough to leave the apartment. So Jessica and I spent New Year's Eve at home watching movies. It was kinda awesome.

To make up for it though, we went out on Thursday to a club in West Hollywood called Rage. West Hollywood. Matt, one of Jessica's friend's from Arizona is going to Korea for a year so is crashing on our couch for a week because there's some kind of problem with his visa, and he's already moved out of his apartment. But Matt is the only gay one who went the other night and we were in West Hollywood. It was kinda awesome though. because we got there before 11pm, there was no cover, and drinks were $5 each, and Matt got really drunk, and I had three drinks. The dancing was a lot of fun, and they were playing videos instead of just music, which was cool. But they played the Britney Spears VMA video, and I couldn't stop laughing. It was really sad.

Then last night, Saturday, was Princess' birthday. We went to this bar in Culver City called Backstage. Our waitress was awful, the food was mediocre but the drinks were good. It was strange, because it was Saturday, the place was packed, and it was such a dive. It was a lot of fun though. There was Karaoke though, which is why I think Princess chose it. I stayed later than I intended, but I was having a ton of fun. I sang "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (yeah, that really annoying song about Barbie and Ken), and I got a ton of good comments about it. Like I was totally channeling them with the high pitched singing. But the crazy thing was that around 1-1:15-ish we went up the the bar to pay the tab, to split it up. There were a couple of guys there but I didn't really pay attention because we were trying to figure out the money thing (we had been charged for some food item that no one ordered or got). But I turned, because Princess and her friend Joy were talking to another waitress (ours had strangely left at midnight), a very drunken guy asked, "Don't you just love this song?" ("The Twist" was playing, or rather being sung I think) I answered in the affirmative, and then he asked my name. I told him my first name and then he came back with my full name, and I realized that we had gone to grade school together. This was the Bryan (with a Y, the Brian with an I was a little red-headed kid) that I had a huge crush on when I was 10 years old. He moved down here for film school to do directing, but now he does editing of movie trailers, which is strange because that's what I had wanted to do, or pretty near anyway. But he was too drunk to stay focused on anyone thing for too long and wandered off to steal the microphone from the DJ (unsuccessfully I might add), so I started chatting to his friends because by this point Princess had said goodbye and left. I don't remember any of their names except for two because I was actually introduced to Bobby, and because Dave was cute and asked for my number. Dave is currently out of work because of the writer's strike, but was formerly working in production on an NBC show. He said he'd call in a few days, and I hope he does.

But all of the guys were totally cute.

Question of the Day: Who did you ohave a crush on in grade school?

Anonymous said...

12.17.2007
Free Willy! I mean, Rice!

OK, so I got sent this e-mail, from Ideal Bite (a cool, green living newsletter thing), and in the one for today, they had Free Rice, which is a vocabulary game, that for every one you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice. Which really isn't much, but it's a really addictive game. It's not easy either. It gets harder as you get them right, and easier as you get them wrong. They had crazy words that I had never heard (argillaceous apparently means clay-like), and words that were pretty easy (a fen is a marsh).

Oh, and apparently I haven't posted, like, anything about what's actually going on in my life. I've decided I'm going to do photography. I've convinced my mother to help me pay for a $700 camera. I'm taking 2 photo classes next semester at Santa Monica College. And I cannot possibly be more excited. I think what I fully want to do, long term, is Set Photography. I want to be the person who runs around on set taking pictures of people, getting paid by the promotional people to get the shots and still of the actors and the director and the camera to be published in Entertainment Weekly or some other magazine, or a press kit, or even in a behind the scenes package on the DVD. I'd get to work with cool people, but not actually have to deal with telling them what to do or get in their way, or babysit them!

I'm excited!

Also, in other news, some of my family is coming to visit for Christmas. My parents are coming in on Saturday, as is Kim (my dad's little brother through Big Brothers) and his wife and step-son, Yolanda and Stephen. Jessica is leaving for Singapore on Thursday, and she is crazy sick right now, and freaking out. We don't have a heater that works worth anything, so we're both more susceptible. The heater is in the wall, and heats the apartment upstairs nicely and the 3 square feet around it. So we haven't even turned it on this year.

Question of the Day: What are your Christmas plans?
Posted by Deborah at 11:22 AM 0 comments
Labels: Christmas, family, green, job, roommate, work
12.03.2007
Very Odd...

So, I was doing my laundry this morning at the laundromat, since I needed to get everything done in less time. I was standing at the counter folding my socks, realizing that I wear an inordinate amount of pink socks (I think it's a rebellion for being forced to wear black or white at work), and a guy comes up behind me. He was kinda cute, shorter than me, dark hair, and says, "I wanted to say I think you're pretty." I said, Thank you, and didn't know what else to say. I mean, what else do you say to a complete stranger who just comes up and says something like that? I didn't even think it had actually happened, except there was another guy standing there, waiting for his laundry to come out of the washer, and he saw it too. The entire thing totally made my whole day!

Question of the Day: What are you going to get me for Christmas?

Anonymous said...

Lame...

A whole one entry for last month? Yeah... I feel lame. And that entry doesn't even really count because I was going to do that NaNoWriMo thing, and then got completely sidetracked by about a million other things. So no novel-thingy either...

But it's 1am, and I've decided that I am not allowed to go to sleep until I've written a 'decent' amount. How long is a "decent amount?" I have no idea. Probably about 2 sentences shorter than this entry.

I actually saw two movies in the theater this weekend, and both were really good. I'm not going to review either of them here, because I have a special, separate place for that. But I do want to talk about the previews I saw for the Coming Attractions.

Last night Jessica and I saw Enchanted, and there were only a few previews worth mentioning. One was the Water Horse movie. It looks like it's a bit more serious, and less silly than some of the others I saw. (I mean "College Road Trip"? Are you serious?) But it stars the kid from Millions (Alex Etel), which I really loved, and I think this is set back in the 1930s or 40s, not present day. Which is good.

Then I went to see Beowulf tonight with a friend from work, and there were some good trailers at the beginning of it. The Cloverfield trailer looks really interesting. A cross between The Blair Witch Project and Godzilla or some other monster movie. Then I Am Legend is the third re-make of a book by the same title (look up The Omega Man). It's a vampire movie, but it doesn't look awful.so many vampire movies are honestly kinda generic, because there's so little original left to do with them. But this one looks decent.

That's all I have the energy for. It's after 1:30am! and I've been up since 8-ish... grr...

Question of the Day: what previews look interesting to you?

Anonymous said...

11.03.2007
NaNoWriMo: #1

"I have a date tonight!" exclaimed Jenn as she hung up the phone.
"Really?" asked Melissa as she looked up from her computer. "Since when do you actually say yes when guys ask you out? And since when does any guy live up to your expectations?"
"Since I've decided to lower my standards a bit, " grimaced Jenn. Melissa looked across the room at her in that way she had of being skeptical and all-knowing at the same time. "OK! Ok, so I'm bored and lonely and don't want to spend Friday night by myself again."
"And what is wrong with having a girls movie night at my place?" Alex piped up. "I was thinking we could do The Devil Wears Prada."
"We haven't done movie night in over two months. One of you two always has a date, and I'm the one at home with my own bowl of popcorn and a book. Besides I watched that one last week."
"So we'll watch it again, tomorrow night. You go on your date and we'll do movie night at Alex's place tomorrow. We can make a day of it and go shopping." Melissa was the sensible one. "But for now, you have to tell us how you met this guy. What's he look like? What's his name, what does he do? What's his social security number?"
"Har, har, har. Very funny," Jenn replied. "He's 5'11, kinda cute. He's an accountant and his name is John." She listed his traits off like some kind of grocery list.
"Sounds like a real winner," Alex commented sarcastically. "You don't sound like you're that into him, why are you bothering?"
"Because it's been an ice age since I went out on a date and I'm out of practice. OK? What is this the Inquisition?"
"OK! OK, just one last question, and really, I already asked it, you just didn't answer it before: where did you meet him?" Melissa prodded.
Jenn muttered an answer that was garbled through a cough.
"Wait, what was that? I didn't hear that!!" Alex asked.
"Did you just say Online??" Melissa exclaimed, incredulously.
Jenn hung her head, partially in embarassment and because she was busy turning bright red.
"Oh honey!" Melissa said, turning sensitive as she noticed the other woman's discomfort. "We will fully support you in finding Mr. Right, or Mr. Right now. And I'm proud of you for joining whatever website to find a guy. It may take some duds before you find one that's worth anything, but it'll be worth it in the end, right?"
"Yeah, totally. My cousin in Ohio met her husband through one of those dating sites. She said you don't meet the most attractive guys through those, but they're usually pretty nice." Alex was clearly trying to make her feel better, and Jenn wasn't as embarassed now that she know the other women actually supported her decision. She knew she would get some good-natured teasing about it, but they would support her through the experience.

Question of the Day: So what do you think?

Anonymous said...

10.29.2007
NaNoWriMo!!!!

OK, So I've decided that I'm going to do the national Novel writing month. Who'da wha'? Ok, so there's this website http://www.nanowrimo.org/ that has this thing where to encourage procrastinators to stop and to get authors and writers' juices flowing they hold a novel writing month. That during that month, November, you write. Crap, gold, good stuff, bad stuff, you just write. You don't worry about what it is or how it sounds, but you output 50,000 words in 30 days. So I'm going to do this, and put my most recent start on hold in the meantime. I'll do something entirely fantastical, or who knows? I haven't decided yet.

I think I'm going to post parts of my novel here, but I haven't decided yet. Maybe if they don't suck.

Question of the Day: What's your book about?
Posted by Deborah at 9:45 PM 1 comments
Labels: creative, procrastinate, writing
Monday Monday (dah dah, da-da-da, dah)

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be and why?
I would wish I had siblings. I think I missed out on the social development thing, and the whole relating to others thing.
Do you think that the world will be a better or a worse place 100 years from now?
Probably worse. People will be living even longer, contributing even more to the over-population problem. China will probably be all but unlivable. The sea level will rise, at least a little, but enough to cause problems, and dislocate people. But the technology should be pretty cool.
At the beginning of a relationship, do you trust your new partner unless there is something specific to make you do otherwise, or do you withhold your trust until he/she has earned it? I generally trust until otherwise informed. Unless I get a 'bad vibe' from them, but then why would I be in a relationship with them?

It's just another Manic Monday

Anonymous said...

10.27.2007
Dazed & Confused

I'm kinda upset right now. And to be honest, I'm not really sure why. I got to spend time with my godson and his parents, and they're on their way to Argentina for 5 weeks, before bunking down for the winter up in Alaska. While they were here though, I think I realized that I don't really like his father. I love his mother, we went to college together, but her husband treats me like I'm 14, and only capable of being their babysitter. He criticizes any decision or suggestion I make, and this morning I felt like I was being ignored. If it was just being ignored, I could deal with that, but I got into the elevator before him and went to the rear corner so other people could get on, and I get backed into. I ordered French toast with strawberries for breakfast, and I manage to get half of a strawberry before he feeds them all to his kids. And yes, I understand that having 2 small children is very hard, and takes a lot of time and energy, but that doesn't give you the right to ignore other peoples feelings and rights either. I love her, thoroughly, and I love her boys, they're so precious.

I got another book on figuring out what to do with myself. I'm annoyed, and I don't want to be at Starbucks for the rest of my life. I like working there, but I don't want to get sucked into working there forever.

Question of the Day: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Posted by Deborah at 2:08 PM 0 comments
Labels: friends, work
10.24.2007
Ok, ok....

I admit it. I've been really bad about updating my blog recently. Honestly, I'm blaming eHarmony. Not that there's been a plethora of guys that I'm ready to get married to or anything like that, but I've been writing about all my random crap to them, instead of posting it for the whole world to see. I'm tempted to post a few of the conversations, just because it would put up everything that's been going on.

For example, the DGA has a training program for Assistant Directors that I was contemplating applying for, something I've since decided against. Now I think I've decided to make a movie that's been in my head for some months now, but I have to figure out a way to get things for it (i.e. a camera & microphone, releases, editing software, etc.). I'm still going after the ASM thing at work, but I've had about 16 people lately tell me that I need to be in the entertainment business in some capacity. I think they're right. The problem is, every time I think about acting, it involves all those headshots and classes before I can even begin auditions....

I bought a few books last week, one of them wasn't even worth mentioning, but the other one was Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, and it was fantastic. I swear it manages to get in jabs at about 6 different religions, all while being incredibly funny. It's all about Biff and Joshua (apparently his name wasn't really Jesus, that was a mis-translation). They go off on this huge adventure into the East searching for knowledge on how-to be the Messiah. It's really funny because I was raised Catholic, so you can totally see half to 3/4 of this stuff happening, and then the other part of it just being the work of an overactive imagination. I'm sure Jesus had a slightly more human side: he had to grow into his sermons somehow. And I love the part about the beatitudes....

There are fires burning right now. Up in Malibu, down in San Diego, Way up near Santa Clarita. It's emphasizing the fact that this whole region needs rain. I don't know how, but it's making the air unbelievably dry, and I've been drinking crazy amounts of water.

Question of the Day: What's the last book you read?

D. said...

Oh, My Gosh!!! You are AMAZING!!!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Thanks!
Gracias!
Grazie!
Domo Ariagato!!

Still Anonymous said...

I do my best. Sorry if my anonymity (sp?) is getting annoying. There was a specific reason for it at the time, and then... well it sort of became a habit. I'll consider breaking it, but not today... :)

I do like the fact that you think I'm amazing. It's nice to be someone's hero again.