Monday, March 30, 2009

The Blurs

When you shoot a lot of guerilla stuff you end up getting things that may cause you legal problems later on down the road. License plates. Phone numbers. Company logos.

One shot has my guy arresting a fugitive at a Wachovia bank ATM. You see Wachovia pretty prominently, but we couldn't cover it up. We only had one take at the shot as it was. (It was Friday night at an ATM--you figure it out)

But now I'm looking at the shot and thinking: With the way banks are now, Wachovia probably won't be in business in six months. I probably won't have to worry about blurring their name.

That's me, always looking for the silver lining.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Network Solutions

Drove past a big electronic sign tonight. One of those programmable ones where it will scroll its message, blink to a new one, all the bells and whistles.

And it proclaims: "Network Solutions" and their contact info. And then it informs you that the time is 7:38pm.

Except, the time is now 8:38pm. I don't think I'm going to trust my network troubleshooting to someone who can't even program daylight savings time into their programmable sign.

It would be one thing if DST had just changed, but it's been like two weeks...

Friday, March 20, 2009

F*ck My Friends

Did I mention that I went over Zig's house the other night and my car got towed? I blame Zig.

So last night another buddy Luke had some people over because his brother-in-law is in from France. A quick, last minute invite. Like twelve people. Some drunken milfish types who at one point began squeezing their breasts for no apparent reason.

It's all good, right?

Then some people decide to leave. They walk out. Five minutes later they come back in, and one is pretty downfaced. Someone cracks a joke about him coming back in, and he says, "No, this is serious. I just ruined the night!"

"What?" people ask.

"I just backed into someone's car!" he exclaims. I know--instantly, because hey, that's my life--that he's hit my car. It has to be my car.

Luke asks, "Was it gray?" The guy says yes.

So we go out. Sure enough, he's rammed my car. Not a fender bender really, because my front light is hanging off my car by a wire, and the dent is pretty sizeable.

I can look forward to having to go to a body shop to get an estimate, having to wait around for that, having to come back after the insurance company approves it, and wait around while they fix it.

I have resigned to never visit my friends ever again. F*ck them.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wendy's

I still go there pretty much every day. It's part of my diet. My dinner typically consists of 5 chicken nuggets and a coke zero. It's cheap, it's not high on calories, and it's on the way when I head into town.

They all know me there now. I'm a regular.

I walked in yesterday and the manager recounted this story to me:

Oh, hey. You missed the action! (What happened?) There's this other guy, comes in a lot like you. He always orders his stuff, and then while we're making it he'll go to the bathroom.

So this time he orders, goes to the bathroom, and while we're making his stuff another family(hispanic) comes in and orders. We're making their food, and their younger daughter goes to the bathroom.

A second later there's a scream. The guy--he's in the ladies restroom, and he apparently tried to attack her!

He ran off after she screamed, but the police came, and it sounds like they caught him!


I act suitably horrified by the whole event, and order only a Coke Zero this time. (we had burgers on the grill yesterday, because it was 70 degrees out)

The manager gets me the Zero, then goes over and grabs some nuggets, puts them in a bag, and gives them to me. "You get a free bonus today".

I left with the free nuggets and my zero. Thinking that if you're a regular and you DON'T attack the other patrons, you'll get rewarded.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Standstill

Got up today with the intention of finishing my rough draft of a trailer for my new flick. Turned on the TV so I have some background noise.

And unfortunately, Tremors is on. I've seen this movie 100 times. I own it on DVD. But I swear to God that if it's on I can't skip it. I will watch it again. Love it.

So I watched it. It's on some channel called Movieplex. Tremors ends. It says, "Coming Next: Dungeons & Dragons".

Wha-huh? You're following up Tremors with THAT movie? Wtf? Are you trying to contrast really good movies by following them up with really bad movies? Makes no sense.

But at least I can get back to work. Oh, and it's like 70 degrees out for the second day in a row. Yes, it's early March in Maryland. Weird.

Maybe we will all die in 2012...

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snow Day


Weird day. My wife didn't go to work, kid didn't go to school, so they woke me up after only a couple of hours of sleep to see if I wanted to go sledding. There was like six inches of snow on the ground.

We picked up my brother-in-law and his kid and went sledding at a hill near us. I surfed a snowboard for the first time, and let me tell you, I'm awesome. I only crashed once, and we got it on video so if I digitize it I'll put it somewhere.

Working on a trailer for the new flick. Watching some random stuff. If you haven't seen a movie called Sex Drive, check it out. It's a pretty funny coming-of-age story. It's crude though, so if you're a wussy then don't bother.