Monday, September 27, 2010

Busy day today.  It's my last week doing this long-term subbing gig - the regular teacher comes back next Monday - so I have to start getting the room back in order and remember where I've put all the things and notes and such that I should have been organizing all along.  I'm not happy about this ending -  I really like knowing when and where I'm going to work each day, instead of waiting for a phone call I may or may not get at 5:30 in the morning, so I always have to be ready just in case.  Bah.

Came home and had to change my returning flight from Austin, which was fairly painless; my new flight leaves at 6:30 in the morning, which will not be painless.  But it was two hundred extra dollars to fly out the night before, which was not going to happen.  I still need to make my rental car reservation - the website was down last night, of course - and then my travel plans will be finished.

I started volunteering with my library's ESL class this summer; tonight was my second time teaching on my own.  Beginner's ESL just has one student right now.  She's from Ethiopia, and has a very, very limited vocabulary.  It can be quite a challenge to communicate with her, and we spent almost an hour today just going over what she did today.  But then you have great moments like when she remembered that after English class, she's planning to go home and eat ice cream, and she got really excited about the ice cream, and then we just talked for a little bit about ice cream.  I just have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone that moves to a country and is not able to speak the language - I would not be able to do it.  I would be too scared.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How I Met Your Mother S5 Gag Reel.  (This is still funny, I think, even if you don't watch the show.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halfway through making travel arrangements.  I have purchased my festival badge ($150) and bought my airplane tickets ($550).  We've pretty much narrowed down what hotel we're going to stay at, so I just need to make the reservations.  And then I need to reserve the rental car, but that is pretty straight forward.

Then I have to buy new clothes, new shoes, new make-up (ugh I hate make-up), and get a hair cut.  I'm trying to decide if I want to dye my grays or not.  I kind of do not care at all, but I have quite a few grays anymore and you know how judgey people can get, especially for ladies.  I might do one of those rinses or something.  It was a serious pain in the ass growing out my hair dye last time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hey babies.  The TV pilot is done!  Or, at least, this first draft of it is.  I was hoping that there might be a few of you who would have the time and/or be willing to give it a quick look and give us some feedback before we send it off.  If you're too busy or you just don't want to (and that's fine, and you don't have to give me a reason why - I understand!) then don't worry about it. 

I also did a little picspam of who I would cast as the characters and a brief synopsis here.


Friday, September 10, 2010


They just called me.  That means it's in the top 20 out of 4,400 submissions.  Guess who's flying back to Austin next month?  I guess actual "industry professionals" read the script at this point for judging, and if anyone likes it, even if it doesn't make it to the finals/wins they still talk to you and stuff.  So this is pretty much going to be my best bet of finding representation.

I still find it hilarious that Fall River didn't do shit in any other competition.  I mean, it didn't even get a "p.s. at least one judge didn't think this totally sucked" note from Nicholl.  It really does all depend on who reads it.  Laura is theorizing that it landed in the hands of some true crime fans.  "Hey she wrote the part about the pigeons!  Neato!"


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I made a big post about the Buffy musical episode "Once More, With Feeling" over here, if anyone cares.  Also, you can reply on LJ posts if you sign in with OpenID - it's just your login from Google or another of those kinds of sites.  Again, if anyone cares.

Flesh and Blood didn't make it to the semis at AFF.  Didn't get a letter for Fall River (I would have been called by now, so I'm not thinking it made it.).  I...have not been happy with the way they've done things this year.  First of all, why are they still mailing out actual letters?  Just email people.  Secondly, we got an email way back in August or late July telling us we'd get an email notification of whether or not we'd advanced on September 2nd; the day came and went with no email whatsoever.  I finally had to Google for like half an hour before I found the AFF Facebook page, where several people had asked the same question.  A staff member didn't answer till the next day.  I just kind of find that sort of thing to be really unprofessional.  Whatev.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I am a finalist!  I have been checking this website constantly, especially since they claimed they would post the results in August.  Laura has also been in on this, and checked at 1:00 am last night and it still hadn't been posted.  (They sent the email at 1:26.) 

I'm very excited!