This would be that "career" thing I've heard so much about...

Thursday, October 14, 2004


I've decided what my Halloween costume will be. I am going to be (sorry if anyone wanted this to be a surprise) Anne Boleyn. Yup. For those of you who don't know, she was Henry VIII's second wife - the first that he put to death - and the mother of Elizabeth II. I believe she was actually the first English queen to ever have been executed (?). Anne, not Elizabeth, who was not put to death but was revered as one of the greatest English monarchs of all time. Plus, she got to see Shakespeare's originals.

It's been too long since I've built any cool costumes (for myself - not for films!) Too long in this case would be since last Halloween. I am so excited about it. I've got some under things I can use (yippee) so I don't have to build the whole thing. I will, however, get to make:

* A French Hood (this is Anne Boleyn's contribution to English fashion - it is believed she introduced this French Court style of head dress to the English court).
* A new bodice (I've got one that is technically off by a decade or so)
* A new set of sleeves (very excited to try something new here)

Yes, costuming. It'll cure what ails ya.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

1 Down. 999 To Go.

Well, the loan company did not laugh in our faces. Which means we can move forward with this whole house-search-thing. Oh, and paperwork. Apparently just thinking about buying a house generates a good pound of paperwork. Buying the house... we'll cross that paperwork when we come to it.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Journey of A Thousand Steps...

Maybe that's dramatic. Anyhow, JB and I just took the first step towards buying our own residence. It feels weird to say it, but we are actually actively pursuing purchasing some LA real estate. Tee-hee!!!

Can we do it? Well, that would be the first step. We find out at 3:00 or so today if we can get pre-qualified for enough of a loan to buy anything within the 100 mile radius of LA.

Then begins the process of looking at all the crap-holes we might be able to afford in order to find the least expensive, least crappy hole that we can hopefully do something with. The search for the Perfect-Fixer-Upper begins.

First Look

I always get jazzed after going to First Look. We saw - how many was it? - eight or so films last night. It was a lot of fun to catch up with some USC folk I haven't seen in a while, and it was fun to see what the latest batch of films came out like!

It makes me want to make another short film. It's fun to see what's possible (though many of these films had bigger budgets than JB and I can manage).

Also - AH! - Thanks for the gum. JB and I left work at 6:20 and drove to In-N-Out. I ate 2 grilled cheese with onions thinking we had gum in the car. No gum. I like onions when I'm eating them, but afterwards I need gum.

I owe you.

A Plethora Of Paranoias

Well, I read it. And - though this may be due to my fearing it would be unspeakably horrible - I liked it.

Due to this unexpected reaction I have a list of new paranoias:
1) I can't judge my own writing.
2) I can't tell what a "good story" is.
3) I may like it, but no one else will (though I'm at the point where I don't care!)
4) I liked it the first time through because I thought I would hate it.
5) The next time I read it I'll hate it.
6) I liked it, but when I try to "fix" the things that are (admittedly) broken, it will turn out worse...

I'll stop there. Suffice it to say, this is par for the course - as most of you (my author friends!) know. So, as I have been down this road before, I'm choosing not to pay attention to these little guys.

Meaning I am making a plan to address the issues I see, then I will be asking for feedback. So let me know if you like vampire stories. If not, no problem, I've got a couple other scripts brewing that I'll need opinions on at a later date.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Do I Know This Song?

Wames found a website that will tell you which song was number one on the day you were born. The number one song on the day I was born:

"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille.

Thanks, Wamez. I think I like your song better.