Friday, November 24, 2006

I've been going through severe privacy withdrawl for about a week now. You know, the kind that comes when you abruptly go from having your nice attic space where nobody but your cat bothers you to sharing two small hotel rooms with your ENTIRE family and two cats. Thank goodness tomorrow is the last day, because I can already tell tonight is going to be a long night; there are two kitties hopping around the room right now. I'm sharing a bed with my baby sister who kicks, and in the next bed over are my parents. I'm definitely one of those people that needs almost complete silence to sleep well. My dad has sleep apnea so uses a sleep machine that forces him to breathe. It used to keep him from snoring, but I have a feeling it isn't adjusted properly, because even with it on, he's snoring right now. AND I CAN'T STAND SNORING. Seriously. I would break up with someone if I discovered they were a heavy snorer and we hadn't been together too long. I greatly value my sleep. And I don't like anything that consistently interrupts it. Especially snoring. Snoring is to me what nails on a chalkboard are to most people. Oh. And my older younger sister snores as well, and I'd been sharing a room with her up until Thanksgiving. So by tomorrow, I can gurantee that I'll be really, really fun to be around. The combination of consistent junk/unhealthy food, being cooped up in a car and not having slept because of the SNORING will make me a real joy.

So please, if anyone feels like making my day a little brighter tomorrow, call me and help me kick the boredom of driving through the hickville south.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Road Trip!

So, yet again, I'm temporarily moving. On the 16th/17th of this month (about a week and a half from now) I'm driving out to Memphis to meet up with my family for Thanksgiving. After that, I'm going on to Florida, and preparing for the shoots in the Bahamas, then leaving for the Bahamas.

So, here's the deal. I'd LOVE to have someone to drive with from LA to Memphis! I'll pay for a return flight (or your flight out to LA if you live someplace else) and any hotel rooms we stay in. You just need to be able to cover your food! That's an almost totally free roadtrip! I've made this drive about a gazillion times, so I'm open to taking pretty much any route, and stopping anyplace we might find interesting (plus, it's going to be over a weekend! I'm sure there's places to stop that have some nifty bars or cool shows going on). And we can take our time. I just need to be in Memphis by Monday the 20th.

But, I need to book your return flight by tomorrow night, at the latest! Otherwise rates will go up and I won't be able to afford it. So let me know! Send me a msg or call me! 626-367-8390

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Gosh, it's been a long time since I've blogged! Life has been busy. Life has been crazy. Life has been shitty and lovely, both at the same time. Funny how that works, eh?

As usual, I have a huge list of things I should be doing. Is blogging on them? Of course not! Is procrastination a habbit I left behind me when I finished college? Apparently not. I've still got that one down pat.

I think the most prominent news is that I am not moving out of The Compound. At least not yet. I'm staying here for the remainder of my time in LA, which will end somewhere around November 19th. About that time I'll be headed out to Memphis (yet again, if anyone would like to drive with me, let me know) to meet up with my family and grandparents, and then on back to Florida, making my usual stops in Tallahassee and Tampa on the way.

Another piece of exciting news: I'm going to the Bahamas for five months! I'll be semi participating in a program some people there are running, as well as producing and directing a few short segments to be distributed online and on DVD. Exciting! Though I'll be very sad to leave my kitty behind for so long.

So, enough procrastination. I have to be up at 6am for work, and it's almost 1am now.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Moving Sale

Don't know where I'm moving to yet, but in the meantime I'm selling all my furniture. I have a few more things that aren't listed yet in my craiglist ad, and I'm also taking a ton of clothes to Buffalo Exchange. So, if you're interested in any of the furniture, in going through some of my clothes (I'm getting rid of a lot of the set costumes and vitage/period clothes that I had), or in anything else you know I have (books etc), give me a ring or email me!

Here's the craigslist ad:
moving sale

Also, if you happen to know of a cool place to live that's fairly inexpensive (any state), or a decent job opening someplace, let me know!

Monday, August 28, 2006

And here I was, thinking I'd escape almost a whole hurricane season here in Florida without having to deal with an actual hurricane! Looks like Ernesto might cause a little trouble:-)

Monday, July 17, 2006





I spent the afternoon finally uploading and sorting tons of stuff. I'm still missing pictures from the 4th, and from Cat Power. But maybe I'll get to those tonight. For now, here's links to all the recent stuff, and a few links to older stuff some of you might not have seen.

Rescue Kitties
Friends (some of the pictures are old)
Cross Country 2006 Set 1
Cross Country 2006 Set 2
Christmas 2005
Liz and JB 2005
England 2005

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Standin at the door of the pink Flamingo cryin in the rain,
It was a kind of so-so love and I'm gonna make sure it doesn't happen again,
You and I had to be the standing joke of the year,
You were a runaround, a lost and found and not for me I feel,

Take your hands off me, hey,
I don't belong to you, you see,
And take a look in my face, for the last time,
I never knew you, you never knew me,
Say hello goodbye,
Say hello and wave goodbye.


Thursday, June 08, 2006

From May 27, 2006

today was unintentionally a very eventful day. as my brother and i were pulling up to a stoplight on a major street, a kitten ran from the grass out into and across the first three lanes of traffic, stopping under the truck next to my brother and i. the idiot was going to just drive off, knowing full well there was a kitten under his wheel, so i made my brother get out and try to get the kitten. we sucessfully scared him under my car, and then a nice man stopped and helped us chase the kitten out of traffic on the other side of the street, and eventually helped us fish him out fron the inside of my wheel well.

this is kitty (or "champ", as my brother has named him) directly after rescuing, on the way home:

we left him in gizmo's carrier with a blanket and some water, and headed back to meet up with my family. afterwards, my brother and i went and got some kitten milk and a bottle.

this is champ post-face-washing and post-feeding:

then, upon further inspection, we discovered not only was he dirty, but he was by FAR the most flea infested cat i have EVER seen (at this point, it's about 11:30pm). so, of to wal-mart to get flea shampoo and medicine (thank goodness for mom's!). it took FOREVER to get him washed and flea-free. the poor thing was shaking and exhausted by the time we finished, at around 1:30am.

this is champ post-bath, looking like a clean and much healthier kitten (albeit very exhausted. and look, he actually has a pink nose! i thought it was black when i found him):

so, now he's been wrapped in a warm towel, placed in a carrier and in the garage (my mom's doing, not mine! if i had my way, he'd be in a bedroom). and i have three hours to sleep before i have to get up and feed the little bugger.

after this, i want a six month break before the next stray cat finds me and either infests my house or breaks my bank account!

so, if anyone is interested in a kitten, please let me know! this guy needs a home ASAP. my dad is highly allergic to regular cats, so he isn't really even supposed to be in the house at all. we're guessing he's between 4 and 5 weeks old, and is able to drink kitten milk from a bowl.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


I can't wait. This coming weekend. Kind of last minute. But then, most of my trips always are.

I miss everyone there way more than I thought I would. I'm excited to see how my stuff looks in the attic (that Joe just told me feels more like a sauna. I can't say he didn't warn me. He did live up there, after all).

And the garden! I've missed the garden so much. Joe sent me pictures of the baby brocoli that have long since been eaten, and another picture of our overabundance of squash tonight. It's so cool that we planted and grew that stuff!

It should be fun. There's talk of camping on the beach. Or a day trip to the hot springs. Or some other fun summerish activity.

Anyway. Way past my bedtime. I have a gym class at 6:00 and then work all day long.

Monday, May 29, 2006

I have the worst case of strep throat. And it really sucks.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday, May 19, 2006

It's when I see pictures like this one, that I start to feel the baby itch.

Then I hear the sounds of my family downstairs. Sounds that can only be described as total chaos. And I think, "hmm....maybe in like, TWELVE YEARS".

Sunday, April 30, 2006

I am so exhausted. All the doctor appointments, research and talk of health and disease is really beginning to get to me. It's starting to mess with my mind and play tricks on me.

The new diet is helping, but it's so hard to stick to. Especially without any real support from my family. Cooking for only myself is annoying and unmotivating. Going out to eat is almost impossible with them, because the places they like have nothing on the menu that I can eat. So I end up compromising, and I end up feeling sick afterwards. It's a vicious cycle. I miss The Compound. I feel like everyone there was so much more supportive and helpful than my family is. I feel like they are tolerating me and all this mess, and underneath the toleration they are just thinking that it must all be in my head.