Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was pretty ho-hum, much as it always is. Laura and I had contemplated going to the Best Buy Black Friday sale, but decided against it Thursday night when we saw something on the news about lines already starting. Which, like, is stupid. And some stores opened at 4am? There are very few things I would rush out to buy alongside thousands of screaming crazy people at 4am.

So, I have a new movie I'm starting on. I'm at that point where I'm still doing research, and am just getting ready to write up character bios and outlines, but it's frustrating, because I feel like I already have the entire movie IN MY HEAD, and if I could just...upload it, or something, that would be so much easier. I know that scenes I've thought of that play in my Brain Theater as so dramatic and scary and awesome right now will either be a total pain to bring to the page or will end up getting cut entirely as I start finding the shape of the thing. But I'm really excited and I think it's going to be cool. It's sooper sekrit for the time being; I'm waiting until I workshop the first of the stuff before I talk about it, just...because. I don't know.

Friday, November 16, 2007

My background check finally cleared, my emergency substitute certificate finally came in, so I finally interview on Monday. I can has employment yay!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Photo meme! 1) Answer the questions and type into Google image search.
2) Post pictures from first results page.

1. Age at next birthday.


2. Place you'd like to travel.


3. Favorite place.


4. Favorite object.


5. Favorite food.


6. Favorite animal.


7. Favorite color.


8. Place you were born.


9. Place where you live.


10. Name of past pet.


11. Your screenname/nickname.


12. Your first name.


13. Your middle name.


14. Your last name.


15. A bad habit of yours.


16. Your first job.


17. Grandmother's name.


18. College major.


19. Favorite holiday.

Friday, November 9, 2007

It's actually been a fairly busy week, and I've been meaning to update for the last few days but I've been...busy? It's exciting.

First of all, the concert was ASOME. We had the best seats, it was a ton of fun, although I don't go to concerts very often so it's always so surreal. Am I really just twenty feet away from Eugene Hutz? Really? Seriously?

And the next couple of days were ho-hum, and then Sunday morning my mom decides she wants to go to IHOP for breakfast. And we're all slow moving out the door, and by the time we get there, it's packed. Because, Sunday. Churchgoers. Breakfast. So we decide to drive to the next IHOP, which is the same. And then we drive to the next. The same. And at this point we've been in the car for, oh, at least forty-five minutes. My dad brings up Old Country Buffet, which does the Sunday brunch thing. We head that way. (Amusing pitstop at another buffet place where we go, fine! Good enough! And we pile out, and go in, and the hostess informs us they stop serving breakfast in five minutes. Grr...)

So we make it to OCB. As always, I think of Cat. We eat, it's uneventful, but by God, we ate breakfast. We leave in our usual staggered fashion, only to see my dad already in the parking lot holding...something. And we get closer, and it's a tiny, shivering dachshund. And my dad's cooing at it, and apparently it was just cowering in the parking lot. And it's REALLY thin, and dirty, no collar, and apparently had been on its own for at least a couple days. I think my parents didn't want to take her to a shelter where she'd be stuck into a cage immediately, so we took her home.

The first day, she just wouldn't do anything but sit right next to you. Actually, she prefered it if you held her like a baby with her little head up on your shoulder, like you were going to burp her. Since then, she's really perked up a lot, and runs around, and barks at Spencer, although she's still quite the lap dog. We don't know what we're going to do with her; I think she'd be better off in a home without a larger dog as she's clearly not used to one. My mom's at the vet with her right now, just getting a check-up. But it's been weird.

On top of that, I'm doing NaNoWriMo, which is interesting. I'm most likely not going to finish 50k works in the month of November, but that's not really the point for me. I just wanted to start writing again (aside from the BSG spec and a spit-and-polish draft on the serial killer script, I haven't written much since leaving school), and I've never written prose before, so it's an interesting experience. I have just over 5k words right now, and it's coming along pretty well for a rough first draft without any real outline. We'll see.