Jiffy Pop Insanity!

•January 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

Brian and I pop Jiffy Pop for the first time and disaster ensues. Things get really good around 2:45, but the whole endeavor is quite entertaining if you have the time. If you just want to see the payoff, go to 3:50.


New Photoshop Skillz

•January 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

So, I learned how to add color back in to a black and white photo. Enjoy!

Upon my second viewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey

•January 22, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The only thing I could think when the monolith made it’s strange humming noise was, “Dammit! Who startled the witch?”

I provide this evidence for you consideration. Listen and judge for yourself.

10 Things I’ve been Meaning To Do with my Life…

•November 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I am fantastic at blogging. Good thing no one reads this.

To Do:

1. Learn Flash (started) – also other computer/website stuff

2. Finish my screenplay (89 pages down)

3. Learn to play an instrument (played the keyboard for under a year about 14 years ago)

4. Watch more movies (like good ones, not the ones I currently have in my Netflix queue)

5. Do more photography (Love it, but haven’t been doing it lately)

6. Save up enough money for a sweet Digital SLR camera (started)

7. Finish that damn zombie short film (almost)

8. Write some music (started, and now contingent on learning to play an instrument)

9. Get a writing job (working on it – have had some PA jobs (hooray!) – will do job update “soon”)

10. Webseries? (considering, but haven’t thought of a good idea yet)

That’s not too much to hope for, right? I need to make myself more awesome, and this is the current game plan. Any other suggestions – feel free to leave them in the comments.

The future is here and it’s making me a stalker

•July 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I love technology. I love my iPhone and the internet and everything that keeps me connected to my friends and family. But, I fear the technology I own is turning me into a stalker. I love getting updates on my phone about when someone posts on my wall or adds a photo of me to facebook, but the rate at which I reply to posts and comment on pictures is a little scary. As soon as something occurs in the online space of facebook, my phone feels that I really need to know about it RIGHT NOW. And I feel obligated to react to whatever has transpired. Sometimes I feel the need to impose a 5 minute (give or take) waiting period on any online activity I learn about because those facebook timestamps can be brutal. Replying to a comment 2 seconds after it’s posted seems a little too eager. I do find it funny when my various gadgets work together to notify me of current events. Recently, my friend Brett posted on my wall. One second later, my gmail showed an unopened message. I tabbed over to see that Brett had posted on my wall. Two seconds after that, my phone lit up. I learned for the second time that Brett had written on my wall. When I got over to facebook, I had a notification. Brett had written on my wall. Thank you, notifications, for everything you do. But seriously. I would say get a life, but you already have one – it’s mine and I’d like it back.

Job Search

•July 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been looking around for jobs I qualify for. I figure it would be nice to have a means of supporting myself, you know. Anyway, I’m finding that I don’t qualify for many jobs. Not that I’m unqualified. That’s not it. Well, it is, but not due to incompetency or anything like that. What I mean is, most jobs I find online can be divided into two categories: for people who have 2+ years (or even 1 year) of experience in the industry and for college students (who are returning to their college at some point). I fit into neither of these groups. I’m currently working on a few angles to find the jobs that perhaps aren’t listed on companies’ websites.

My strategy:

1) Email everyone I know who works in Television or Film

2) Email everyone I know who lives in LA

3) Email everyone I know

4) Twitter with already famous people trying to get jobs from them

5) Leave my resume on various key streets in LA (wait for the calls to come pouring in)

6) Start a blog in hopes that employers will see it and hire me (hint hint)

7) Don’t curse on said blog (Too late. Shit.)

8) McDonalds (That is supposed to be an 8 with a parenthesis after it, not the “cool” emoticon. Although, the food service industry is pretty cool, so I’m leaving it.)

I’ll let you know how it goes!

My prediction

•July 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

What I hope for in LA