Monday, October 30, 2006


My favorite magazine came the other day and on the front was this adorably frightening picture. I mentioned to my wife that is sort of looked like our monkey baby son but he doesn’t have the hair thing going. I lauged my head off when I saw this over at Defamer. If you know who Brian Grazer is, then this will crack you up.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Greatest American Hero

While my “Studio 60” may not be doing so good, “Heroes” seems to be breaking records. Not near the wit or charm as 60, Heroes does boast a lot of cool special effects and my favorite new character Hiro, a Japanese teleporter who reminds my of my sister cause she yells randomly and lived in Japan. I almost bought a vacation to Hawaii today. I think I’m addicted. It’s like an opiate of the mind in terms of releasing stress. I really wanted to take my son since he is going to grow up to be a marine archeologist underwater camera biologist. Rad!

Monday, October 23, 2006


Not much to say here except I hate having a sprained ankle. It is slowly getting better but it’s such a nuisance. It looks like “Studio 60” is going to get the axe sometime soon, which I don’t understand; it seems like everyone is hating. I think it had the most touching scene in television last week, but hey, that’s just my sentimental side begging for more quality TV like 60. Sorry there are no violent deaths, serial rapists or partner swapping like in all the other high rated TV shows! I thought this little bit about designer handbags, and the monsters that inspired them was , well…inspired!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Producers really are nice!

I’ve been calling and verifying a lot of personnel from executives and producers that we work with. What surprised me the most though is that there were actually a good number of producers who answered the phone themselves. It was surprising because the executives all had their assistants answering the phone, so the producers actually came off as unpretentious. Strange, considering the stereotype of producers as self centered Hollywood Mongols seems to be completely untrue. And yes, they were very nice and accommodating. On a different front, I thought this article from defamer was precious. I wish there was a funky merit badge like this when I was growing up. The design is hideous. It reminds me of these patrol patches that were supposed to be eagles, but were so ugly, we just called them the flying banana’s patrol. See…

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I sprained my ankle a little yesterday. I am so not a basketball player but I like the fun of it. After making a shot the other day, I got my foot stepped on and I fell backwards. Of course pain and anguish ensued, but being a guy in front of a bunch of other guys, I had top be manly and walk it off. Needless to say, it didn’t get any better and I had it swell to “tennis ball” size as my wife puts it. I finally went to the doctor who diagnosed it as a severe sprain (cause it hurts on both sides) whatever that means. I have to walk with crutches and it’s already a huge nuisance. I feel so stupid. Everyone always tells me ho much sprains are supposed to hurt but I’ve actually been doing OK with the pain. Maybe it’s the Vicodin.

Picture of the day: This is my last photo of Hawaii. I guess that means I have to go back and take more! Ha

Monday, October 16, 2006

Boss' Day

Today was Boss’s day but she wasn’t in the office. I brought a gift and just left it on her desk for tomorrow. It won’t have the same impact having to explain to her what it is, but it’s the thought that counts right? I was supposed to get a whole lot done while she was out of the office, but I am working on these really mundane lists where I am verifying peoples work titles. So even if she asks me what I got done today, All I can say is “well, I verified some work titles” and it looks like I did nothing. How disappointing. On the news side however, this is really weird…especially the part about having Angela Jolie act along side John Wayne.

Picture of the Day: My infantile self in the arms of Mother Hawaii

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sick Day

I have a new habit and that is not writing in this Blog. It just gets so hard to keep up with it when I am constantly rushing to just to do basic tasks for the day. I went to Disneyland on Wednesday because I was really sick. It’s such a cool place, especially because I know my sons are going to remember some odd things about it just like I did when I was a child. So far here at work, we have had one of are shows cancelled and it is not looking good for another three. We’ll see how the rest of the season pans out. In the meantime, I am itching for a good movie to come out. Has anything good hit the theaters since Pirates? Let me know.

Picture of the day: A view across Waikiki Bay

Monday, October 09, 2006

Can you believe that my favorite shows aren’t doing so hot? I mean, I though “Studio 60” had a chance because it is so smart and quirky, but all the criticism it gets is that it’s not funny enough…..FUNNY!.....I can’t believe that people don’t realize it is a drama. It’s different and that’s what I like. Then there is “The Nine”. Nobody watched it…it is great. Honestly the best new show out on television, that is until “Traveler” debuts. At least I have found solace that “Heroes” has a full season order, despite unspectacular ratings. I will be able to finish out the season with those superheroes. Lost is the only bright spot on the radar, but they don’t really count since they’re not a new show. Still way addicted though…best show on TV period.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Yom Break

I swear Hollywood shuts down on Yom Kippur. I never realized the extent and number of Jewish people actually work in the Industry. It’s pretty fascinating. Everything is pretty non-functional today. The other day some kids found a mouse outside which of course excited my son so much, he had to run out there and catch it. I was skeptical since catching a mouse is pretty dang hard even for a full grown adult, let a lone a 3 year old. That’s why we use mousetraps. He proceeded to go outside, and like the Crocodile hunter very charismatically snatched up the mouse. Then, the mouse turned and bit him on the finger, even breaking the skin a little. It terrified my son and he kept saying we should go after it and put it in a jar forever and ever. I felt bad for him, but how do you tell him to be careful when he is so excited about it. Shoot, I had no clue the mouse would turn and attack. Then I read an article about sharks (yay! sharks) where the author was interviewing an expert about nurse sharks and how they can sometimes be dangerous.

Schwartz: "The 14-foot ones can be real bad.”

Me: "So the big nurses are mean?"

Schwartz: "Right. Some scuba divers like to grab them by the tail.”

Me: "They grab the nurses?"

Schwartz: "Right, and the sharks wheel around and bite the living daylights out of them."

Me: "Don't you have to be pretty stupid to grab a 14-foot shark by the tail?"

Schwartz: "Scuba divers' mentality is not always the best."

My son may not be a scuba diver, but he does tell me frequently that he wants to be an underwater camera man; or a “paleontologist”, because they’re “experts at dealing with prehistoric bones.” I kid you not, my 3 year old son has the vocabulary of most high schoolers.

Picture of the day: These Tihitian dancers shake their hips so fast they just look like blurs.