Monday, November 29, 2010

You Never Know What The Day Will Bring

Today I woke up on a chilly Monday morning happy to be alive, healthy and ready to work on my new novel.

I had nothing else planned for the day except dropping off some work I had done over the weekend at the studio I am currently freelancing for-hoping for more work from them later this week- and that was it.

Little did I know when I logged into Facebook around lunchtime one of my favorite persons/people/friends would be in town and having lunch right down the street. I texted her and ended up having an impromptu/surprise visit with her! How awesome is that? I had no idea I was going to see her today, but I did.

Then later while walking home from the studio I ran into another friend who offered me a pumpkin cupcake and an afternoon chat :0)

What a great day!

I also got paid to write two articles-it isn't much, but it is always nice to get paid to write and I had no idea that was going to happen.

I haven't gotten much actual writing in for the novel-but I have worked out the rest of it and the ending! It is SOOOO GOOD! OMG I am so excited.

Oh ....and I was contacted about an acting job in Seattle-doesn't pay huge, but does pay. That is a horse of a-whole-nother color and I will totally write a blog about it, I am sure. I will be moving out of Los Angeles to act-but to be honest-that would be great! Acting, writing and living in Seattle. Not sure what will happen with it, but when I woke up today I hadn't heard back from the lady who contacted me last week-now I have-another contact and possible fun job.

I am writing this blog to all the Monday haters out there. I say every single day is an opportunity for something fun, someone to come into your life, to hang out with friends, a new job, a new adventure and Mondays are the best because they kick start the rest of the week!

I'm just sayin' you never know what the day will bring! :0)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bros Over Hoes Doesn't Mean Ditch Your Girlfriends Every Time a Guy Calls

Seriously girls! Why must you act like this? I don't understand it. I really don't. It is all fine and well to be "in love", but to ditch your friends every time he calls is just plain wrong, on many levels and let me explain why.

1) You are sending him the message that you are needy

2) You are sending your friends the message that you don't care about them or your friendship

3) It is pathetic on so many levels

4) It is bad etiquette all around to blow someone off for any reason, much less a guy

I have a friend who has done this to me now 3 times. The first time I let it go. The second time I brought up the first time and she "giggled" yes I said, giggled and replied "well I would understand if you did it to me." When I told he that I wouldn't do that, she defended herself by saying "last time she checked she was a girl."

I thought I made it perfectly clear that it wasn't acceptable, and yet she did it again.

It was bad enough that she did it the first time, but the fact that I let her do it two more times?

I know, I know, I know....when I said, "haven't you ever heard bros over hoes?" She said, an giggled, "yeah, guys over girls."

Oh well, it is what it is. I gave her chances to make it up, but now she had lost a potentially good friend and for what? A guy who would leave her if she said she had plans? What a shame.

I have never done that to a friend, nor would I.

I'm just sayin'

~okay, if Jake Gyllenhaal called me, then I would-but I would have the cojones to ring my friend and scream "Jake Gyllenhaal just rang me, so I'll have to cancel our plans!!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows-Let's Talk

So you've read the books and you've seen the latest film - part one anyhow. What did you think?

I want to start a discussion about it. I am curious what everyone thinks?

I still believe that the films are just like Cliff's Notes for the books, and I liked what this director did, but it would have been really hard to follow for people who hadn't read the books.

Don't think there is anyone like that out there? There is.

I think Yates has done a really good job in directing the 5th-7th, as these were clearly the hardest ones to work with in that they were extremely long books and grew more and more complicated as they went on.

I happen to like all the films, but LOVE the books and believe that everyone should read them. The UK versions are better-and yes they did change things in the American versions-UGH...Go get them, read them!
(Cover of the UK version

(Cover of the UK version)

For those of you that have read them all and saw the Deathly Hallows Part One.. what did you think??

Here is a list of the films and directors

Chris Columbus directed the first two films, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Mike Newell directed the fourth entry, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was directed by David Yates. Yates also helmed the sixth entry in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as both parts of the seventh and final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.