Wednesday, August 31, 2005


I am so utterly tired. My wife takes the brunt of it but our new baby boy has a cold and it keeps him up all hours of the night. I feel like a zombie when I get into work, which is OK I guess since we are pretty much drones churning out the same thing day after day. In this stupor of consciousness, I received a call from another irate employee berating me for not doing what she asked (even though she never asked it). I explained the procedures to her as set up by our CEO and she proceeded to tell me she was going to call Mr. CEO himself since they were friends, then hung up on me. Now, up until this point I was OK with how she felt because I realize how important subscriptions are to our eternal salvation, but mainly because she had status in our feature film department. But when she pulled out the ol’ Hollywood “look who I know” ego trip thing, I was done. Where do they get off!? It seems like status and power give everyone here a right to totally disregard those lower than them and simple manners and honor flee out the window. Remind me if I ever make it, to not let bitterness and pride turn me into another psycho narcissist beast! Oh, yeah...I never heard from her again and everything went according to how I explained it. Hmmm

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Birth Announcement

Last night I made a birth announcement to send out to family and friends, only two weeks after it happened. As you can tell I never procrastinate and am really on top of everything I need to do. No excuses other than I simply forgot. Also, here is a great publishing faux pa from Gawker. It seems Cosmo put an article about a famous death in the “what you’re dying to know about” section…not really considerate if you ask me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Runaway Production

So, honestly, a lot of films are made outside of Los Angeles for the simple reason that it is way to expensive to do anything here. With the average price of a house hovering over $500,000 and the teamster union threatening to give you an offer you can't refuse, then I'd film somewhere else too. The only problem is, it sucks for us that live here. The onion plays off this conundrum with this visual homage. Pay attention to Alabama...what does it mean that the Dukes of Hazzard was just shot there?

CRAP! The link is gone. It really was funny...really

And it's back...the magic of the internet!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Zoolander for Free

The picture is just because my son is so freakin' awesome. My brother taught him to pose evry time you say "Zoolander" and he puts on this Stiller face. I am also enjoying another perk of working at a movie studio and that would be free DVD rentals. We have this little rental store where we can rent DVD's (and VHS if you are a dinosaur) and not pay a cent. They have a pretty good selection, and a lot of films from other studio's as well. The organization isn't the greatest, but's free. Coupled with my netflix membership, I can drive my wife insane with my constant barage of movie watching. Oh, and here's a cool link called Google Moon. Make sure to zoom all the way in.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Back to the Grind

Family life is how it is supposed to be. Sure, I am exhausted and hungry as well as a little glazed over, but I miss my kids. I returned to my corporate cubicle job to find that the computers didn’t work right and it has basically made my day a complete waste. This is a shame since I could have taken off Friday as well and then I would have had 9 days strait without work. However, when you work for the largest media company in the world, there are certain protocols that interfere. If I take five or more days there is all this paperwork and approval process and everything else since I just recently took vacation and don’t have any official vacation time. I used up my two days this July. I have accrued more vacation days but they are not available for use until next year (another weird policy). So instead, I took four sick days to care for my new son and wife. It was really difficult going back to work, even more so than when you come back from a vacation. My eldest son is already asking where I am back at home and that touches me. I realize that this is probably a really boring blob for most of you to read…so to summarize, GOING BACK TO WORK SUCKS! Nothing new in the realm of filmmaking possibilities other than an old friend asked me if I did any writing because a couple of his acquaintances are looking for a short script to produce. Maybe I should break into production through acting or writing. I am sure my skills of portraying the Fonz or my uncanny ability to write engaging prose could break me into the biz!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Boston Cooper Hutchings

Born at 9:35pm on August 12th 2005 weighing 9 lbs. and 8 oz. and 21 inches longMommy only had to go through about 9 and 1/2 hours of labor considering it took her 27 to get the last one out. Here she is seconds after delivery with brand new Boston!Kayden is beyond excited for his new "Baby Brother Boston!" and is already asking when he can play. As you can see he is going to be a great brother.Daddy is so in love and is so proud of Mommy, Boston and Kayden. Here he is showing of Boston like a recent fish catch!We are so excited for our new edition and thank you all for all the wonderful congratulations and conversations. One last picture...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Induce Me

So we are attempting anything to get this baby to come. My wife does these pregnancy Yoga/exercise things and of course sometimes my son joins in. We have also been taking a large number of long walks and of course a lot of sex which is supposed to help the baby come. We’ve even looked into alternate methods such as massaging the breast and eating a famous labor inducing salad at a local resteraunt. Keep in mind we are not due for another week, but my wife is getting so uncomfortable and the baby is getting so big we want it to come as soon as possible. I’m thinking that going the “lots of sex” route is our best bet. Personally, I would be willing to work with my wife on this over and over, repeatedly, for the sake of the baby of course.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


All I have to say is ....AWESOME!and a little bonus too.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Edit out the mistakes

Straight from the Onion, the numbers that shape my world. Funny thing is, people actually do say "naw, don't worry about it, we'll fix it in post."

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Corporate Shark

Speaking of large film corporations, film moguls and sharks, George Lucas compared large entertainment companies to sharks. Is this a subtle jab at fellow frienemy Spielberg’s creation of the mega movie Jaws? Probably not but it would be nice to stir the pot a little.

"A big company has its downsides," (Lucas) added. "It's kind of like a shark. If it doesn't swim then it dies. If you grow and get bigger and bigger then you collapse. ILM has reached a level where we don't want to get any bigger. We're the oldest and most advanced visual effects studio today."

I’m willing to make a bet that Lucas arts and ILM get way bigger. With their huge Star Wars franchise just getting started…wait, scratch that. Looks like Lucas has one heck of a huge shark with nothing to feed on.


Because I know that you are all dying to see whay a husband writes to his wife, here is the most recent AIM conversation. That is a great posotive to a desk job, the ability to communicate with her virtually whenever. would I give that up?

ME: hi love!
Wife: hi!
ME: how was swimming?
Wife: good
Wife: how is your day?
ME: mine is good, gave blood, got woozy and now playing catch-up
Wife: got woozy? you don't usually do that do you?
ME: no, but I had to walk a ways so when I got to my desk, I just sat for a few
Wife: wow! I'm sorry. Luckily you didn't black out on the way
ME: It was OK, is kayden asleep?
Wife: no. he played for about 5 minutes then came and told me he wanted to go in the crib. Our little 2 1/2 year old is doing his happy arms and feet under the mobile.
ME: great, newborn regression
Wife: exactly.
ME: and you, labor yet?
Wife: I wish.
Wife: I'm getting more and more uncomfortable.
ME: I know, I wish there was something I could do...I guess you'll have to rely on my massages
Wife: you are so good to me! I couldn't make it without you!
ME: I will bask in my glory now
ME: Is there anything you need? do you want me to come home?
Wife: no. I think I'm good. Just have some work to do now.
ME: Okay, loves
Wife: love you!

so maybe not as entertaining as you though but they can get I'd ever post one of those for the world to read.