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Crazed! Insane! Slammed! Busy!

So I am probably going to not be writing as much for the next couple of weeks because I am swamped-or in LA we say "crazed", but it is great!

I am writing a new sitcom that I LOVE, it is so funny. Yay.

I am taking a comedy writing class for the next 10 days that requires I do one assignment a night.

I am working on a feature film-animation-the day job

I am working on a short-animation-the day job

I am signed up for a bunch of other writer panels &

I just got a mentor-the awesome Megan Crane-through the Chick Lit Writer's group I belong to, so will be on the novel as well..

Things are AWESOME, I am just busy!!

What Was She Thinking?

OMG! How many Asian orphans had to bleed their fingers to the bone making this sequin nightmare just so she could look this stupid?

Do I really need to say more? Okay I will say just a bit more.

She is too pale to pull this off, the shoes are WAAAAAAAAY to high for her, and the skirt is too short.

Just sayin'

Doing Nothing!

Some days I just love to do nothing. Isn't that terrible? What a waste. But to be fair, it isn't really nothing as it is enjoying life and my nothing usually consists of running all over town, shopping, doing errands, hanging with my pooch and doing either drawing or writing.

The art of relaxing! :0)

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

XOXO

*not sure who did this drawing-found on the web. I like to add visuals but don't always have time to draw them.

Save the Rest For Tomorrow

Ever come home late, say from a networking event and need to eat something, so you grab some pasta and or possibly stir fry rice? You know, something you can whip up and then "eat the rest tomorrow" because let's face it, it's late, you aren't even going to have one serving, much less the whole lot.

I like to call this: The One Serving Plan Goes Awry.

It goes like this, you make the plan for just a nibble, because one serving is usually so small you couldn't fill even the a 5 year old's tummy with it. Okay, so you have the plan, you make the food, you take a small amount and put into your bowl, plate, cup whatever, then you put the rest in a container to store overnight in the fridge for tomorrow. "Yay! I won't have to cook lunch now!" You say to yourself as you walk way to have the rest-now.

All of a sudden your bowl is empty! What? How did that? What? It's empty? But I am still hungry! So you walk back to the container, because it is jus…

Any Idiot w/ a Camera and or Microphone

Okay I am sorry but I have to say it. I can NOT stand video web blogs. When I am interested in something, I do not want to watch a video, or I would be watching a video. I like to read blogs, not watch them and sorry to say it, well okay I am not really sorry, but 99.9% of you who are doing these, do not know how to speak on camera and it is really hard to watch. As well, I can't stand blog pod casts that are replacing actual meetings with people.

This is happening more and more. There will be an add for a lunch meeting or talk, and then come to find out I have to log into my computer and listen to some damn radio talk? I want to connect with people in real life.


Workshops that are done this way have zero appeal for me and I really find it sad that any idiot with a camera thinks they are a talk show host and for me, it just doesn't work.

You tube has made it possible for independent film makers to get their work out there and that is great, but it is also ruining people's wri…

Busy Week!

I can't believe I haven't written since Monday!
Busy busy busy week. Have been working a lot on the film, as well as got a request for my novel, so had to print it out (how old school, but I love it) and send it. AND have been sending my episode of "Christine" out, so not so much time for blogging, but I got new glasses which make working a lot better and then writing is easier on the eyes as well!

Cheers and I will write a real blog this weekend. :0)

No Case of the Mondays!

Do you have a case of the Mondays?? I guess if I worked for the real version of this man in the middle of America with no prospects and nothing to look forward except being harassed about my missing TPS report, I might too-but thankfully I don't and so I am excited every week.

I love Mondays and really don't know why people are so down on them! Do you not have an awesome job that you love like I do? Did you settle for that steady paycheck instead of chasing your dream? Well then, you have no one to blame but yourself. Don't blame poor Monday.

Mondays are great because the week is just beginning and the possibilities are ENDLESS. You never know what could happen by Friday. For example. I am sending my book to Dublin today, so maybe by Friday I will have a publishing deal: that would be fast, but who knows? I am going out a couple nights this week, and so maybe by the end of the week I will have a new guy to hang out with? Maybe a job offer will come on Wed. Maybe someone will…

Effing Vegetarianism!

So, about a year ago, I decided to become a vegetarian for the second time in my life. Yes some of it was because a few of my friends were die hard vegans and on the case for no meat, no dairy, so I tried it.

Lemme start this with, I AM SUPER HEALTHY! I never get sick.

My roommate literally has a cold or flu about every 6 weeks and even had Swine flu last year and I didn't get it. I am healthy.

When vegetarian, I study and eat all the extra greens, chick peas, almonds, cashews, oatmeal etc.. to make up for losing vitamins. I even started taking supplements!

You would think that was enough!

Well, it wasn't.

Don't eat dairy?




my vitamin D is so low I have to be on a prescription for three months! Prescription vitamins! UGH...This is what I get from not drinking milk and cutting cheese out.

Don't eat meat-especially red? Well my iron and B vitamins are also super low.


One of my veggie friends is like, "well I don't believe in western medicine so I don't know my levels,…

Older Is Better In This Profession!

President of the United States!

That is the only profession where being older is actually a plus.

Think about it.

Obama was 46 when he was elected, and he was the second youngest president elect? People always said, "He is too young! He doesn't have enough experience. He is so young."

Wow! I wish in Hollywood they said that when you were in your 40s! That would be so awesome!

JFK was only 43, a baby!! An infant~


But hey take an actress over 35 and she is done! You wanna write for television better lie about your age and don't ever celebrate past 31-especially if you are a woman.

Advertising? You have to be in your 20s! Your twenties!

PR? 30 max.

You are smart but couldn't afford medical school when you were young, now you are in your thirties? FORGET IT! Most medical schools won't even accept students over 30, and practically no hospitals will accept interns at that age either.

Retire at 55 , or 65 is what we hear our entire lives. OLD is anything over 35, and don'…

Shimmy, Shimmy, Cocoa Pop. Shimmy, Shimmy, Rock!

"The space goes down, down baby, down, down the roller coaster. Sweet, sweet baby, sweet, sweet, don't let me go. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. I met a girlfriend - a triscuit. She said, a triscuit - a biscuit. Ice cream, soda pop, vanilla on the top. Ooh, Shelly's out, walking down the street, ten times a week. I read it. I said it. I stole my momma's credit. I'm cool. I'm hot. Sock me in the stomach three more times."


Can you believe it has been 22 years since BIG came out? TWENTY-TWO? Holyshit! The kids that played Billy and young Josh are now 36 years old! Older than Tom Hanks when he played Josh!

No way has it been 22 years? Is that possible? How did that happen? Really? It was that long ago?

I feel old-what the hell happened to my youth?

I guess living in New York, working as an actress, struggling as an actress, having an entire career in animation, working on more than 18 featur…

My Eye Has No Work Ethic!

Does anyone like going to the eye doctor?
I mean, it isn't the worst visit you can have: as far as doctor visits- go-Ladies? (Spread em!) Men? (Cough!) You know exactly what I mean! It can always be worse.

But, they put drops in your eyes to numb them, then they poke you in the eyes, and then more drops, and then basically you can't see for a few hours. I am just sayin'!

I went today and still have 20/20 vision, yay me! That said, drawings are fuzzy sometimes, so will be ditching the old glasses for a slightly stronger prescription than the one I have now, and reflective lenses-which will help with the under light, the over head light, the lights in my eyes all the live long day, when I am working on tiny details!

Ironically the worst part of assistant animation/clean-up is drawing eyes! Your eyes need to be perfect so your character's eyes are perfect.

When I was little, really little, 12 lbs or so, a month into life, the doctor told my mom I would be crossed eyed unless I…

RENT AND IDIOT-True Story

RENT AN IDIOT

INT. TARGET STORE BURBANK CALIFORNIA - DAY
(RENT A COP, STEPHANIE)

STEPHANIE ATTEMPTS TO LEAVE STORE HAVING NOT PURCHASED ANYTHING

RENT A COP
Excuse me, can I see your receipt?
STEPHANIE
I don’t have a receipt, I didn’t buy anything.
RENT A COP
I need to see your receipt. (THEN) Ma’am.
STEPHANIE
I don’t have one.
RENT A COP
You can’t leave until you produce a receipt.
STEPHANIE
What?
RENT A COP
I need to see your receipt ma’am. What is it that you are not understanding?
STEPHANIE LOOKS AROUND TO SEE IF ASHTON KUTCHER HAS REVAMPED PUNK’D, BUT SEES NO ONE.
STEPHANIE
(SHAKES HEAD) Are you being serious?
RENT A COP
Of course. (THEN) Ma’am
STEPHANIE
Do you see any bags?
RENT A COP
No.
STEPHANIE
Okay then, you can clearly see that I haven’t bought anything.
RENT A COP
I need to see a receipt before you can leave the store.
STEPHANIE
So tell this to me like I am a two year old. In order to leave Target, I have to buy something?
RENT A COP
(LAUGHING) No, that would be ridiculous. (THEN) You just have to show me …

My Review of Sex 2!

Oh why oh why? The Madonna look? How many times have we seen this? It was funny the first few hundred!

Hey everyone, as promised I wrote a review of Sex & The City 2, but it is on my other blog:

http://stephtvfilmwriter.wordpress.com/


While a couple of the shots made me laugh-they were expected, tired and played out.

Would Samantha, a PR wizard, really wear a dress so inappropriate for her age? While this was a funny scene, it again felt tired and pushed.

Since when is bad singing funny? And why when there is nothing funny to do, these painful scenes are put into films? This scene did NOT work for me.




Please swing by my other blog for my full review.


http://stephtvfilmwriter.wordpress.com/

Think Before You Speak-Cuz You Use Oil Too!

I am sure I am going to be hugely unpopular today for writing this, but I honestly can't stand it anymore!

Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that I swing very left when it comes to most politics these days. I was a Republican for many years-I was raised that way- and I also believed it. I dubbed myself the real, and female, Alex P. Keaton. Seriously. Then I grew up, started reading A LOT and rolled to the left.

I am pretty opened minded and usually I will see that both sides offer good and both sides have extremists that ruin it for the whole lot.

Here is a perfect example of the extreme left wing nutters going too far-as if they don't use oil.

You have heard about the tragic oil spill a couple weeks ago brought on by what looks like the neglect and carelessness of BP ( British global energy company which is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the world.)?

Of course you have. You have to be literally living under a rock to not have heard w…

Will I Do A Drawing For You?

*WARNING* this post riddled with sarcasm-meant to offend


Yes I have nothing better to do with my time and would LOVE to do you a drawing, or animate your brilliant script, and of course I can do it in less than a week. No problem. You want Disney quality? What else? And you are offering the chance to work on something "ground breaking" (I think you need to look that term up) Never mind that it takes a team of hundreds 2-4 years to do an animated feature, I can definitely do it by myself in just a matter of days. Of course because I believe that your script is better than anything out there. Even though, it isn't funny, the characters don't make any sense and no child would ever care about this story, you have it, I will animate it.

And I get to design the characters? WOW Bonus!

I get CREDIT? OMG! What a great deal thank you so much. I can't wait to add another credit to a list that is so long, I am dropping off projects.

You want me to "brand" you? You will…