Friday, August 14, 2009

All I have to do is...

Last night I had the strangest, most vivid dream in a long time. And it involved many of my hobbies/intrests at once. I wish I could remember more of the plot line, but I'll try to sum up what I do remember.

I was sending my minions from the game Overlord to attack a group of Stormtroopers. As you would imagine, during this time I was consulting with my gypsy kumpania as to the best strategy, specifically, new member Veronica Mars.

Don't judge me.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Previously in this blog I had a theme. Every post had a title from an R.E.M. song that I tried to tie in with the subject matter. I moved away from that, in much the way I loved all things R.E.M. and slowly moved away from fanaticism in that band to just liking them. Now I feel like I need something else to fill that gap.

I had a chat with a friend about a month ago and she told me she hopes I don't get into a relationship soon. On its face, that seems like a d!ck thing to say, but the reasons behind it are anything but. She doesn't want to see me rush into a relationship without finding someone who is really good for me. I don't have that right now, I don't see it on the horizon, and, most terrifyingly, in order to find this, I need to hunt outside the pack. The tribe doesn't contian that person at this time, so I need to reach out and meet new people. While I think of myself as a social animal, I, as most peple do, get nervous meeting new folk, especially if I'm thinking about dating them.

So, dear readers, I look to you for help. What's my next step?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Things I find Interesting

Let's start with stuff I like:

A lot of folk I know can get a little obsessed with historical accuracy, but a bit for creative license in my mind is OK. Sometimes, though, it goes too far. Checjk out some of the worst offenders.

I love all things film. Even more I love films within films and fake trailers. For proof of this, check out what's coming soon from Elmwood Productions: The Master of Funk Fu. Now add to this my ridiculous love of Quentin Tarintino and you have Nation's Pride, or as I prefer to call it, Pure Gold!

Netflix is going to allow users to stream to the iPhone soon. How cool is that?

Machete is finally getting made as a feature film, with a great cast. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Steven Seagal, Robert DeNiro, Jonah Hill, and, of course, Danny Trejo.

And things I could do without:

Spielberg has decided to remake Harvey. Really, Steve?

OK, people, get this straight. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is the President. I'm sorry if you don't like it, but that's the way it is. EVERYONE with legitimate authority agrees. You Birthers are nuts.

Heckling Democratic Congressmen & women who are holding Town Hall meetings. You don't have to like the person, you don't have to like their politics and policies, but, really, have some respect. Engage them in the process, debate, don't shout, and heckle.

And while we're on the subject, the whole Tea Party folk. Please remember the orginal Boston Tea Party was a bunch of rich guys who didn't like that they were making less money because of taxes. So are you. When you're backed by Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, you're not a people's movement.

Calling President Obama racist. Both Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck of Fox News. Is it really so wrong of me to expect better?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I have been horrible about updating lately, so let me do that now.

Been doing a lot of work with Elmwood lately. I directed and wrote 3 shorts that we filmed back on 7/26 as well as a short that Kelly wrote. As part of that I'm learning how to edit, and while I'm no Spielberg or anything, I'm learning the ins and outs of Microsoft Movie Maker. To see what I've learned check out the trailer for Lock and Load over at The Lock and Load Blog.

The Master of Funk-Fu is our other project, a ridiculous parody of all things explotive in film. 3 parts blaxploitation, 2.6 parts Kung-Fu flick, 1 part ridiculous wigs, all ridiculous. The website for that is coming soon.

Real life is going slow. Trying to get on my feet. We'll see where I land.