Friday, 1/29

1. Wouldn’t it be easy if we had similar work schedules?
2.The sex is better than ever! (Sorry, couldn’t resist. Hey, we’re newlyweds!)
3. I love the taste of the coffee my husband makes me every morning.
4. Crap overfloweth in the living room.*
5. The first thing we’re going to do is make a plan.
6. Turn this upside down and it still looks like drip, drip, drip; hey, that’s fantastic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to not much, actually, tomorrow my plans include finding where the McAlisters in Tallahassee is getting a bread bowl and Sunday, I want to redo my blog header!

*not literal crap, just the boxes we haven’t opened because we’re moving. In two weeks! Two weeks! Two weeks!


Free Time

So production for the 4th thesis this semester, “Intercambios”, finished on Tuesday. I’m glad I never have to 2nd AD again other than for the D2 cycle.
But since that’s done I had part of yesterday and today as free time. I’m not used to this. Tomorrow the entire first year MFA class will travel to Sarasota to have a 4 day workshop with graduate actors there. Everyone says this is the best weekend in film school. I hope they are right. I don’t want to leave my wife to a trip that’s not worth it.
So with this short amount of free time I really want to take advantage of it. Here’s my top 3 things to do.
1. Generate character/story ideas for the D2 film I have to do this summer.
2. Make Chicken and Dumplings for Emily tonight.
3. Beat Assassin’s Creed II (I finished it last night.)

I’m trying to think of ideas for my film and all I get are images in my head. A lot of the images
are similar to The 25th Hour. I haven’t seen that forever, but it’s one of my favorites and my favorite of Spike Lee’s.

Scrabble tile magnets

When I moved into The Bachelor pad, I went crazy every time we got a fun piece of mail or letter because I would go to put it on the fridge of fame and we had no magnets! I decided to put an end to this catastrophe last Sunday and went on a craft excursion.

Since Hobby Lobby isn’t open on Sundays, I went to Michael’s and bought a pack of 50 circle magnets and a pack of strip magnets. I knew there wouldn’t be enough circle magnets for all of my Scrabble tiles, but the cost of the circle magnets (about $5) wasn’t worth buying another set of 50.

I also picked up a glue gun and hot glue sticks, since I had neither.

It was such an easy and fun project. I’m a Scrabble nut, and I got a new Scrabble board for Christmas, so I felt OK about using the tiles from the old game as magnets. I simply glued a magnet to the back of each tile and voila! about 70 magnets. It’s so fun to write messages back and forth since we hardly see eachother. My sweet husbo’s “I LOVE EMILY” looks great paired with the “BUNG HOLIO,” don’t you think? And did you notice the “SU” in the middle-left of the page? That was supposed to be “SUH,” but I think I stole the H for “HOLIO.” Jillian’s drill team picture used to say “SBDT” in the corners, but A. changed it. Promise.

I used to love Brett Favre.

Lady at the cash register, don’t call me “sweety.” I know I look like I’m 16 (thanks Starbucks barista who told me that) but I might not be. OK? OK. And for that matter, anybody who uses a term of endearment (honey, sweetie, doll, hun, dear, blah blah blah) that 1. I’m not married to 2. Didn’t birth/raise me 3. Isn’t over the age of 60 shouldn’t use them either. It irks me to no end.
[So obviously there are a few things bothering me that I’m not posting, so instead I’ll pick out a generic thing I dislike and write about it to vent frustration. OK? OK.]

Now to the good stuff. There’s lots more good stuff than irritating stuff in my life. Including my new friend, baby Joseph. This weekend I got to spend a lot of quality time with Joseph, who was cast as an extra on the set that Aaron’s on this week. Baby Joseph, who is nine months, was stinkin’ adorable (and sometimes just plain stinkin’) and it was fun to get to spend some time with him.

I adore babies. I do not, however, adore Aaron telling people (including my mom) that we are having babies. AHH! We’re not. But I really do love them. Everything about them.

This picture kind of melts my heart. And I don’t even KNOW the baby in this picture. We need to get friends with little ones so I can get my baby fill. Because we can’t have them any time soon. No babies, no cats, no dogs, no fun. [Thanks to my mother and mother-in-law for that constant reinforcement… not that I’m bitter. At least not about the baby part. The pets part? Maybe. :)]

Sigh. One last thing. I love my husband. I love talking about him. I love reminding myself about how great he is. I’m sorry if that’s annoying. But I’m not going to stop. If you are irritated about it and you follow this blog, my twitter, or are my facebook friend, stop! It won’t hurt my feelings if you do. Seriously. It’s the internet, and you can choose to not look. BUT BUT BUT if I bother you by doing these things in real life and you are my real-life friend, then I DO care. So let me know. Preferably, not by posting it as a comment on this blog. Or any other form of social media…

Because interwebz do not equal non-interwebz communication and I don’t want what I say in non-web life to bother you. Kthxbai.