Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Happy Anniversary!

It was 4 years ago today that I knelt beside my wife in the Portland, Oregon LDS Temple and was sealed for time and all eternity. I could not have asked for a better wife or a better life for that matter. We have come a long way and there is still so much that we have to experience. I relish the fact that we will be together no matter what happens, both in this life, and beyond. I know this may sound sappy but it is because of her I feel like I can do anything, and I guess that's why I'm sticking around here and trying so hard.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Shin Splints and Batman's Incest

My legs kill cause’ I started this new boxing aerobics class. Unfortunately, it is mainly populated by people who are skinny enough that they don’t even need to be there. Whilst jumping around and throwing punches at an invisible foe, my legs began to hurt. Now they are searing with pain because I contracted shin splints. So, I have been instructed to take it easy and take care of my legs till they heal. Silly me, I should have known better than to do something worthwhile and healthy. I have been sending out tons of applications to different production companies and films with minimal success. I was in the running for an assistant to the director of the upcoming The Fog, but they had already started someone earlier. Unfortunately this happens a lot since I have to get the trade jobs from a friend, who gets them from a friend, from a friend and so on…until it’s a little outdated when it comes to me. Interesting note of the day deals with the incestuous nature of Hollywood. Case in point…the Batman movies. Michelle Fifer (as catwoman) plays Batman’s love interest in Batman Returns, and then in One Fine Day, she plays George Clooney’s love interest. Hence, George Clooney is Batman: correct in Batman & Robin! Now apply the same logic to the more recent Batman. Michael Keaton plays Batman in Batman, then Katie Holmes’ father in First Daughter. Hence, Katie Holmes should be Batman’s daughter….but in Batman Begins, she is his lover. A father/lover dynamic is disturbing…see, incest.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

From Cunningham to Fonz!

I've been tapped to play the Fonz in our church road show (according to my wife). How crazy is that! Back in college, my fraternity called me Cunningham cause of my red hair and lack of coolness, and now I've gone the other extreme. Keep in mind that I look nothing like the dude pictured above and that I havn't seen Happy Days in forever so I really don't remember how he acts. Ohh goody, this looks promising. Wish me luck and I'll keep you informed as the first rehersal is tonight.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Shake, Rattle & Roll!

I felt my first earthquake since arriving in Los Angeles. It was minor, but enough to shake some stuff on my desk. My first reaction was to run home, back to my wife. It was the weirdest thing, I mean my body instinctively stood up and the only thing I could think was “I need to get to her”. Of course it was over before I could make it out the cubicle, but it made me realize two things.
1. That I’m terrified we will be split up if anything major happens, and
2. What matters most to me is in the right place, since that is all I wanted in my reflex.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Coming home

One good thing about working so close to home is the ability to go home for lunch. Those with huge commutes never get the chance to tuck their son in for a nap, relax at home or give their wife a much needed kiss in the middle of the day. Even though I do gripe about my job a whole lot, it would be terribly difficult to give up a perk such as I have. Nothing is more important to me than my family and I'm grateful I work somewhere close enough to show them more often. Speaking of complaining about work...I better be a little more careful or I could end up like this guy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Looks as if I won't be buying this version. already got the earlier one that came out like...4 years ago. The article has it right, Universal didn't plan this one very well or they just think that they have sway over our general conscience. Love the movie though. My sister got me a kickin' Jaws t-shirt for my birthday, so now I can wear it and go to star wars conventions and challenge people there to a nerd duel.

Monday, June 13, 2005

The movie doctor is in!

George Lucas has officially declared himself the savior of the movie world. Not only is his new Letterman Digital Arts Center located in San Francisco supposedly the next wave of the movie studio future, but it's being built over an old hospital. Does Lucas think his new site will heal more than our relationship with the movies? In all actuality, I am just jealous. I really would love a job there, but then I would have to move there, which I can't afford. I don't think anyone can except for those rich moviemakers. and the rich get richer...

Friday, June 10, 2005

Batman Begins

It's not everyday that I get to go to the movies. In fact, it's become quite rare for since it is harder and harder to get out of the house with a youngn'. But with a little help from some neighbors, and an pre-screening for employees, I was able to see Batman Begins. Great movie! I recommend it to anyone. If you want a mini review go here and check it out. As far as job prospects go....I'm still getting in slowly. I got a call from a major production company since my contact here put in a good word for me. I will let you knowif it goes anywhere. I have also started attacking production companies with my resume and letter promoting myself for upcomming films. Will it work? Probably not, but it dosn't hurt to try!