Archive for November, 2007

Wii!

We now have a Wii!
We shall emit a wee squee
We shall all shout “Weeeeeee!”

We have a Wii

We had been planning to get a Nintendo Wii someday but that happened yesterday when a friend of ours had the chance to pick up one of 60 Wiis that Best Buy had received. He didn’t want one but knew that we did so we had him grab it. We should be picking it up from him tonight.
Just what I need! Something else to stop my productivity. We’ve played with our friend’s Wii (saucy!) so we know the fun in store for us. Come visit! Play with our Wii!

Pretend

Smoking and kissing
Sacrifices for our art
Some are bad, some good

I’m taking up smoking…

…for one scene in the short film I’m filming tonight. I’d rather not but I think it was inevitable that at some point in my career I would have to smoke in a scene. I’m just hoping that I can make it look believable and no cough my guts out. They liked my current facial hair configuration (leftover from my Victorian shoot, sideburns and mustache but not chin hair, whatever that’s called)so I’m keeping it at least until Monday. I play a car thief mentoring a younger thief.

iPhones

So I think the iPhone is very pretty and has some pretty cool “wow” factors. It’s way too expensive though and I read a pretty thorough review that highlighted a lot of the shortcomings too. I really love my phone but lately I’ve really been wanting something that I could use to check my Google calendar too so that when I’m at an audition or something and ask “are you available on these dates?” I don’t have to say “I’ll tell you when I get home and check my calendar.”
A guy on the film shoot today had one. They are very sleek but I really don’t think I would like it anywhere near enough to justify that kind of price tag.

5 years

5 years of marriage
I hope for a lifetime more
Ending or new start?

Blog clog!

I want to blog about stuff. And yet I don’t. Yet I do. Dilemma. I may need to consult da Grr.
We so need a Nintendo Wii.
We have an Xbox 360 which is way cool too. I just saw a commercial for Call of Duty 4. Must go pick that up!
The last set of my “expert” career on Guitar Hero III is BRUTAL! It’s totally kicking my ass. Tried many times to get through “Rain of Blood” and failed every time. I decided to move on to “Cliffs of Dover” but can’t even make it through the intro. I 4 starred “Number of the Beast” though, so that’s cool. Then I tried “One” and completely bit it once it reached the really fast solo part. Looks like I might have to break down and use the “practice” mode to complete it.
Got cast in r another short film filming this Sunday night. I will play a car thief mentoring an aspiring thief. I’ll be keeping my Victorian facial hair for the part. They liked it.
So, yeah, I want to blog about stuff. And yet I don’t.

Destiny

Waiting for my time
I am not good at waiting
Sight never clearer

Surprise ending

Last night Iskra texted me to tell me that a bunch of people from the crew of a movie she’s working on were going out to a bar for a friend’s birthday. Since I knew this friend and many of the crew, I considered meeting them. At first I didn’t want to go. It’s hard for me to overcome my inertia and besides, I’m not big on bars, especially since I suspected this little hole in the wall would be one of the places that ignores the smoking band and let’s people smoke anyway. I decided to drop by for just a little while and say hi. I was right about the smoking but luckily it wasn’t too bad in there. One of the people on the crew is a guy named Jon who worked one the short films I’d just finished. We’d hit it off pretty well on the short film and both Larry and I thought he was a cool guy.
As soon as I walked in, he was the first one I saw and we immediately started talking. I don’t think we stopped for the next few hours. He’s also a musician so we talked at length and in depth about all things musical. From there things got deeper and more personal and by then of the night I found myself kind of surprised at the level of conversation I’d just had with someone that I didn’t know all that well. It was one of those cool genuine moments of connection that so rarely come along in life. It was a welcome respite. I think we be kindred spirits.

Dysfunctional

One of the worst side effects of my current life turmoil is that I feel almost completely unable to function. I seem to have absolutely no capacity for productivity. My attention span is non-existent. I’ve taken to sleeping in the living room on the couch because I need the TV on all night to keep my brain distracted enough to allow me to get even a few hours of sleep a night. This is, needless to say, not good for many reasons including the fact that I have various projects I need to get on with and I just can’t find the will or energy to do so. I seem to exist in a state of stasis in a grey and black void.
This is where I really love acting. Acting comes so easily to me and really makes me happy. I just walk on set, do my thing and then I’m done. I don’t have to worry about any of the preparations, logistics, etc., that come with my own projects. Sure I have to learn my lines and find my character and all that but comparatively, it seems so much easier. It’s the one thing that still works even in my current state of utter uselessness. Now if I could just get huge gobs of money to act in other people’s projects I’d be all set! Well at least more set than I am currently.