Wrapping Up

Hello blogosphere. It’s me, the husband. I haven’t blogged for a really long time. I’m not here to rant about my schedule or the lack of time to do anything other than work. But I’m here to say that I am officially done with all ATL (Above The Line) production jobs. I still have two BTL (below the line) jobs left (assistant editor and boom operator) which will be a piece of cake.

I can’t express how relieved I am to be done and still alive. And that Emily hasn’t run away and put me in a mental hospital. It’s been a grueling 8 weeks of production with 23 short films being made.

I just want to give a huge thank you to my darling wife who puts up with this madness, and even at times embraces it. In the midst of an unreal world, she settles my mind and brings me back to reality. Having her there every night means world to me, even if I come in late and just hold her while I go to sleep. It’s enough to keep me going every day. It’s enough to make me realize what’s important in this life and how I should be investing my life.

This next year, while I’m in preparation for my thesis, will be a wild, crazy, but ultimately excellent year. I couldn’t imagine doing this without that beautiful woman who makes me laugh and feel loved more than anything.

It’s been a great 6 months with Emily.


Did you like Peter more than me? No. I loved you both the same. You were always different with me. Was I? Well, I suppose it was because Peter was just… such a sweet little boy, you know? And you… you were more not like me. And I… didn’t wanted you to be.

Peelin’ back the paint

…well, I’m technically not peeling it back, but I have pretty much decided to repaint the living room. It has been Benjamin Moore’s Kona for about a month, and it’s just not me. I think I’m going to go with something similar to Texas Leather from this post. I think I will wait to paint until Aaron is done with production, and then he will be able to help. Hah. He has my camera right now, so I hope tonight I’ll be able to take some shots and post them here.

Tonight I am just not sure what to make for supper. I really should do the meal plan thing. It’s more difficult to plan around Aaron’s schedule right now. Oh, what I would do for some Chipotle… Also, look for Mr. Nix to get back to posting soon!

well, it’s such a perfect day

I can’t believe it’s almost July. My little sister will be going to Oklahoma for college in a little more than a month. My mom and dad are beginning a new chapter in their lives and for our family. Aaron has only a few shows left in this cycle, and I am eager (so, so, so eager) to be done with D2 production, and then on to post-production. Livy got her new collar – no more kitten.

All of this brings me back to a birthday present. Aaron gave me Coldplay’s Viva La Vida (or Death, and All of His Friends) for my birthday in summer of 2008. It is hard to believe that it has been two years since Tia and I lived in Hayward with Tornado Man, since I went rafting with the Nixes, and since Aaron came to the Anderson reunion at Detroit Lakes. I feel like that summer was a huge turning point in my life. That was my first summer to live on my own, established in a place that wasn’t my hometown. It was a seemingly endless summer. It was the summer the man I was dating knew he would become the man I would marry. My best friend made a tough decision that was the right one. I worked and learned and rode my bike down to Haymarket Park and napped on the grass beside the lake there until my boyfriend joined me and it started to rain. So much goodness in such a short time. I am so thankful for that period of my life, and I am even more thankful for where it brought me. When I think about where I sit now, it is baffling. I am sitting in my home – with my husband – living the life we set out for ourselves. The world spins madly on.

What I’m reading

This is my May/June book list:

I’m almost done with Giffin’s books, and I surprise myself by saying that I really liked them. I plan on continuing the Millenium Trilogy through July. I also want to read O’Connor’s Collected Works and some classics. What are you reading? Do you have anything you would suggest?