Friday, July 30, 2010

Why So Desperate Ladies?

Okay ladies-it is not 1960 anymore, why are you so desperate to get married? I don't and never will understand this mentality.

(What's wrong with this picture? Do either of them look happy?)

Honestly, what is it about getting married that still has women wanting it with more passion than actually finding someone they actually love?

There are tons of films, 'Bridget Jone's', 'Sex & The City', 'Must Love Dogs' to name a few, that all center females 'desperate' to be married, or re married. Did I miss something and we are back in 1960 and we need a man? It is ridiculous.

There are match making services where woman sign up in hopes of finding that certain someone to get to the alter. UGH.

There is always some woman giving advice on how to keep a man, get a man, marry a man-seriously? Did you not wake up and realize we are living in 2010?

I am not against marriage, or the concept of spending the rest of your life with someone you love, starting a family, etc, but I don't understand where the obsession comes, and yes it has become an obsession.

My clock has never ticked and I have never wanted to settle. By settle I don't mean, not want to settle down, I mean 'settle' for someone I don't love just for a ring.

A few years ago I mentioned to a friend of mine that I had been engaged and she looked at me horrified, "then why aren't you married?" I explained that I never wanted to marry any of these men, but wasn't ready to break up-and before you judge me, men do this all the time, I wasn't hurting them-and she said, "but you could have been married."

Another gal I met in the midwest was so upset for me that I wasn't married that I actually lied to her and said, "look I just don't like talking about it, but I was married and my husband and two kids died in a car accident." (totally lying to show her absurdity) and she said, "Oh thank God, at least you were married!" So to this woman it would be better to have lost my husband and children in a car accident than be single over the age of 30! That is seriously messed up.

I just don't understand it and maybe that is why I am single, but I don't ever want to marry someone I don't love just to be married and no one out there should, ever, especially now. It is 2010, not 1960!

Wake up ladies. Men are great. I love them, but we don't need to be married to define who we are and your desperation is making the rest of us look bad.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sports Team Skivvies!

You know what is totally weird to me? Sports teams that have underwear with their logo on it. I mean, really what are they trying to say? 'Our team is worth enough to have on your arse!' Or can you imagine, you are wearing your best Red Sox thongs (and yes thanks to Yawkey Way Store, I know these exist) and you get to crucial moment with the super hot guy you picked up in the pub-because please any girl wearing sports-undies drinks in a pub-he is there, you are there hot and heavy when he sees the Sox logo on your cooch and jumps off you screaming "You are a fucking Red Sox fan? The Yankees are the best team in baseball!" whips off his Levi's (Of course Levi's, he likes the Yankees for Christ's sake) and there he stands in tighty-whiteys with Jeter's number on his Johnson and 'Yankees' on his arse? The whole night is ruined because you had to wear your team on your hoo-hoo.
I just don't see the point in ruining what could otherwise be a fun night. Just sayin'

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Remember, always give your best.

I just returned from an evening at the WGA and will write about it in my writing blog, still have some work to do, but a friend on FB posted this quote, so I thought I would share it. It seems so relevant to life in the "industry".

‎"Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself." - Nixon

Sunday, July 18, 2010

R.I. P Pres Romanillos

Pres Romanillos lost his battle with cancer yesterday and today we all mourn the loss of our friend, mentor, and amazing soul that touched the lives of everyone he met.

When I first went to work in Orlando on Mulan, I didn't know that many people, and Pres was one of the first people to make me feel welcome. The day I met him was the day my uncle had killed himself and I literally had only been in the studio one day. I was walking around the hallway in a daze when Pres came up to me like we had been best friends forever, and gave me words of comfort and strength. Then as the summer went on, we hung out during rainstorms on the patio for midday breaks and talked about life, work and he was just always inspiring me to be a better artist and person. He was a supervising animator at the time and I was a nobody, a newbie who had not even completed a year with Disney and only one film, but that didn't matter to him. He saw everyone as equal and treated us that way.

A couple years later I left Disney and went to DreamWorks and Pres was there and once again, he welcomed me with open arms. My first few months there were really hard emotionally and Pres really helped me feel at home, in fact he changed my experience there. He also gave me work on his character for Spirit off and on during El Dorado (which is what I was staffed on) and later on recommended me for character design jobs and pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. He helped me become a better artist.

As well, Pres and his wife rescued many lost animals and helped them find homes. I remember one time sneezing due to a cat allergy and when I went to see where these cats were, Pres' office door was open and he had a box of rescue kitties there. It warmed my heart to see someone so caring.

I think along your path you meet people that may or may not enter into your close circle of friends, and some of them move on without making an impact, but Pres was not that type in my life. We were never BFFs and I hadn't seen him in a long time, but he definitely was one of the best people I ever knew. His kindness and generosity were enormous and I believe he made a difference in the lives of many.

Last year when he was working on Frog, he found me, or I found him on some social networking site, I can't remember, and we talked about meeting for lunch, but we never did. I didn't even know he was sick until this year. He wasn't the type to talk about himself and be a downer like that. He was a believer in 'all things possible' and living every day happy. My heart broke when I heard he was sick and even though I am desperately afraid of needles I rushed over to try to donate platelets because I knew that Pres would have done it for any of us, or anyone. I wasn't able to because my iron and some other levels were too low, so in the end I couldn't help him, but I will definitely do my best to help others in his memory.

The world is a sadder and darker place with the loss of this beautiful spirit.

*Adding to the original post here* Today I have been reading everyone's kind words about Pres, and I think we are all in shock, like it isn't real. We really lost an amazing person. I was working and watching Glee, and when they sang this song it made me think of Pres, because the Pres I remember was always smiling.

I dedicate to you Pres and your journey to the other side.

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…

If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just…

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just…

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…

If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile…

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quoting Sue From Glee!

OMG people are hilarious.

It seemed to me that everyone on my FB page watched Glee all last year. Last night I posted a quote from Sue that was meant to be funny. I also included the " around it, but yet I got a bunch of nasty messages today.

What is even odder is that most people on my page know that I regularly quote TV shows and films, and that I am never serious. I am shocked that I upset anyone, but I can't really apologize for people's stupidity.

In any case, here are some great Sue quotes!

~ I can't stand the sight of kids getting emotional, unless it's from physical exhaustion.

~ I empower my Cheerios to be champions. Do they go to college? I don't know. I don't care. Should they learn Spanish? Sure, if they wanna become dishwashers and gardeners.

~ I like minorities so much, I'm thinking of moving to California to become one.

~ While they were in there, I told them to go ahead and yank out those tear ducts. Wasn't using them.

~ That's a very good question because I've forgotten both your names

~ I empower my Cheerios to live in fear by creating an environment of irrational, random terror

~ I don't trust a man with curly hair. I can't help but picture little birds laying sulfurous eggs in there, and it disgusts me.

~ I always thought the desire to procreate showed deep personal weakness.

~ Every time I try to destroy that club, it comes back strong than some sexually ambiguous horror movie villain.

~ You're dealing with children. They need to be terrified. It's like mother's milk to them

~ I'll often yell at homeless people: 'Hey, how is that homelessness working out for you? Try not being homeless for once.'

~ Not everyone is gonna have the walnuts to take a pro-littering stance. But I will not rest until every inch of our fair state is covered in garbage.

~ Caning works! And I think it's about time we did a little more of it right here... yes, we cane!

Judging Others Isn't Cool

It makes me really sad that one of the writer groups I joined last year has turned into a judgmental bossy pain in the ass group. I am also sad that people use others for their own gain and then drop them. It also makes me sad that this same group works on making people feel bad instead of promoting growth. I am so disappointed, but this is Los Angeles, being phony is part of the game.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday the 16th

What if Friday the 16th was the good luck day, like Friday the 13th is the bad luck day?

Would there be a ton of films with a crazy man in a ski cap running around making people laugh for several sequels for years to come?

Would be embrace the day with a "yay, it's Friday the 16th?"

I implore you to look at this and wonder if today was good luck for you?

It was for me. I actually won the lottery, and yet here I sit blogging, because I love you all so much.

I now dub, Friday the 16th as good luck day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

How Film & TV Has Shaped Who I Am

Okay that may sound a bit silly, but I am being totally serious about this.
When I was in high school, I was really uptight, and totally TYPE A personality, like Jeannie from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Everything had to be just "so" and I was always upset that others got away with things when I followed the rules, then that summer I went to see Ferris Bueller's Day Off and it literally changed my life.

I am not sure if it was the fun Ferris had on his day off, or just his philosophy of, "life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and take a look, you could miss it". But I changed. The way I dressed changed. I became more type B, and a lot more fun to be around. All my friends noticed and I was happier.

Marty McFly taught me another very important lesson-to not be afraid to show my work to people. There is a scene when him and his dad are in the lunch room and he notices his dad writing away and he says, "Get out of here, I didn't know you did anything creative!" George doesn't show Marty his work because "what if they don't like it? What if they say I'm no good?"
That line scared me more than any horror film, because as a creative person, I felt that way a lot, but because of that film I pushed through it and now I never think like that and I do believe "if I put my mind to it, I can accomplish anything!"

Jack Dawson taught me to enjoy life and make each day count. I don't especially think I am going to die in freezing water and would rather have money than not, but that character showed me that it is just as good if not better, to enjoy what you have right in front of you instead of dwelling on what you don't have. I like to live my life like Jack and I do see it that way now. He also helped pull me out of my natural type A and into more of a take it as it comes, enjoy every minute and have no regrets. I am making each day count. Life is a gift and I don't want to waste it.

Dharma gave me some style. My room, my clothes, everything changed when I started watching Dharma & Greg. I loved her weird color schemes and themes and I wanted to live in her apartment, so when I got my own place in 2000, I made sure nothing matched, but it was all fun. I also love being in my place. Some more conservative folks don't really like it, because they want everything to be beige and matchy-ugh..but that is fine with me, because I love it!!

So I say to these fictional characters: Ferris, Marty, Jack & Dharma~thank you for helping me become a better version of me!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Twilight Saga: Why Does It Bother You So Much?

Lately there have been tons of posts slamming the Twilight franchise and how much money it has made and I don't understand WHY?

People have actually been saying that, the world must be over, or that people are too stupid now to watch good films. REALLY?

Why? I want to know why does this bother you?

First of all, the films, just like the books, are great. The stories are solid, the acting is fine, the directions is good, it is what it is, a VAMPIRE STORY. You have to suspend disbelief and get into that world to enjoy it. It isn't reality folks, it is fiction.

As well, why are so many men, especially grown me, threatened by Edward? Last year several of my friends were calling him a pedefile, WTF? Really? I mean, really? How stupid is that? Here is a 17 year old that is in love with a 17 year old. Only thing is, Edward (Robert Pattinson) will never get older.

I just don't understand why people are so upset. They only thing I can think of is that they are jealous that they aren't apart of this amazing and money making franchise.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Things That Make You Go, Hrm?

A downside to the recovering ozone layer?
What could possibly be the downside to this?

and here is what I am wondering, if we, humans, are responsible for creating the hole in the first place with out cars, factories, plastic bottles, and Aqua Net, why is it that this hole is only over Antarctica? And if that is true how is it happening and why hasn't all the snow and ice melted? Apparently we will burn in 5 minutes, burst into flames in 30.

Okay I am kidding, but the article surprised any the planet!

Just sayin!