30 May 2010

Memorial Weekend Update

Hey y'all! Whats good in the hood?! Let me get ya up to date with stuff goin' on in MY neck of the woods.

First off: EMERGENCY
Folks very dear and close to me have had the misfortune to be attacked by a known, yet seemingly underestimated enemy to may of us. Termites. They are horrible creatures and everyone out there reading this should get Terminex or some one else to give a free house inspection. Thats right, it FREE. Because the damage done can happen without you even knowing before its too late. Right now, the folks I have mentioned are forced to live on w/o a Kitchen for over a week, while the redoing process is going on. There is no reason why no one should not get a free inspection. That is all.

Next: Screenplays.
Do the names Syd Field or Blake Snyder sound familiar to you? Well, interesting story about how I am getting into them and their work. It's funny when you talk to people, and they happen to have SOME relation to you or your passion, no matter how minute or (on the other end of the spectrum) grandiose it is! The story goes like this: One of the jobs I hold involves occasionally working around people in their dwellings. So, I just happen to mention briefly 'bout my interest in writing for the screen (AKA screenwriting). They instantly had an interesting story to tell. You see there's a couple that were both, you could say, bitten by the creative bug. One was an actress, the other an aspiring screenwriter. Unfortunately for them they didn't go very far in their respective "passions". However this doesn't mean someone else can't benefit from past knowledge learned, only to be bestowed upon themselves?? Right??? So by the end of it all he's telling me about 2 books he has read by the "well respected" Syd Field and Blake Snyder, but he has no use for the literature anymore since he he is sticking to his first love: "massaging." Fast forward months later. I'm now totally getting into the books. They both have different takes on writing screenplays, yet are perfect for beginners like myself; clear, concise and engaging (so far!) You see, I've been into writing for couple years now. Actually since I graduated college, I've been jotting down little ideas that randomly come to my head for ideas for movies. But I never really developed them. In fact for a while I didn't like the idea of writing at all! I thought maybe just directing, or assisting to the direction with just treatments here or there so that someone ELSE could actually formulate them into full-fledged works. However over the next few years that would past, i liked the idea of comming up with good dialouge, and painting visual vistas for the screen on paper. Something inspiring maybe, but different. Something that may not be entirely original yet unique because it has MY point of view, and quirks and that little something that hasn't been quite worded the way I have worded it. So there you have it. Me the Screenplaya! haha

Good night and good luck to you all!
Current weather: 77 degrees at 10:00pm

09 May 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

I just hope to make this quick n easy and to the point as possible. I wish all to have a Happy mothers day. Even though the day is almost over, lets not stop remembering all that which they mean to us. After all without mothers, there is no "US" to go on to be mothers and fathers in this beautiful cycle of LIFE. So everyone who's reading this, please take a moment and reflect on them; reflect on a wonderful little moment you have shared with your mother lately. Even if you feel yours is controlling or nagging or you recently got into a fight and don't feel like talking or thinking about her. There is ALWAYS 1 decent moment you should be able to think of. I think of many. I am so glad to have her living in my life, I realize all those whom have there mothers around in their lives PERIOD have to realize how blessed they are.

I may not know the Bible passages word for word (or even close) but I do know there are real important lessons in their and one I'm sure states the importantce of strength through family, which starts with our mothers and fathers.
Yes, I said fathers as well. And Don't worry you Dads out there, when Fathers Day comes, you're next!

Good night and good luck!

Current Weather: 49 tonight!

05 May 2010

# 5

Ok. Lets start this one off by me simply saying I am going to try my best to update this blog EXPERIENCE more often so I don't have to put together any more of these crazy super duper sized double-triple-quad-blob-blogs. Try saying that 3 times fast! HAH! Anyways...on to the events!

Working for the Census, I must say, is an interesting experience. With not even a standard business week(4 days!) of training we are shipped off and out into the wonderous world to work and get the responses we seek. I've been down this road before. Stints with Environmental Action and Moveon.org kind of seasoned me for the interactions that would happen. The funniest thing about it is I don't have to worry about traveling much, case its all really local and in my own neighborhood. Thats mostly all the info I can divulge about it...well that and I can pretty much work my own hours, which isn't that great because I have to sometimes force myself outside and on the streets to work or else i'll end up gettin' less hours cause who wants to be out there when its dark?!?! Especially due to the fact I already have a job in the morning, I simply MUST get out really soon to catch up. At least the weather is nothing short of glorious out there. Praise the sun and very little clouds, but I love clouds and their various formations that are out there. Peeps hardly ever tend to notice these things. So yes, I know it would be cliche` to mention that folks "these days" take the beauty in this world for granted, but its the TRUTH! With that being said, its refreshing to hear/see someone type about/taking pictures of the environment around us. That is all for tonight

Good Night and Good Luck!

Current Weather: 71 degrees and Clear.