Saturday, December 30, 2006

why not

Be the change you want to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi


A bunch of stuff is happening & I'll have a post or two up later but for now please enjoy this excellent political short.

*note* Not quite suitable for conservative workplace

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Today I am grateful for jingle bells, Santa, presents, wise men, mangers, baby Jesus, toys, Rudolph... I spend a lot of time thinking about the people who don't have these things, etc. etc. that sometimes I can forget the Joy it brings to many.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Watching Robert Duvall is inspiring. I like being inspired & for that I am grateful. I watched "The Apostle" tonight & really enjoyed it & his work. Well, it was all his work as he wrote, co-produced, directed & acted in it. He always has something going on, you find yourself interested in him. It reminded me of his role in "Broken Trail".

Friday, December 22, 2006


Today I am grateful for my chiropractor, Dr. B. She is very fun, full of life and, of course, a great healer.

I also went to a Christmas Party at my cousin Val's place (the other acting Lippincott). Quite a tasty feast, good folks & wicked, kick-ass games of Pictionary ...thats right, kick-ass...we don't mess around.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Today I am once again grateful for my class, its really been quite invigorating. I feel more prepared for TV & film auditions than I have in a while. Opportunity meets preparation.

Also the head seems to be still maintaining, tomorrow I hit the chiropractor.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


It seems I've been a little negligent in my 12 Days of Gratitude. That's OK, I have a few posts ready to go & will fill them in tomorrow. Lots to be grateful for today. Only 4 days after saying goodbye to my trusty Loyale with cheese, the brakes go out on the Diamante. This is especially troubling since I spent 600 on a full brake job last year and it was parked for about 5 or 6 months as I drove the Loyale. And while they could get my brakes working today, they could not do it for free since it's been over 6 months (parked or not). Oh, and I needed rotors again as well.

So as I'm walking from lunch at the amazing Bay Cities Deli & looking to kill a little time on the promenade, I pass a massage store & remind myself I really want "one of those back things". So I walk around a bit (Mario's is gone!), visit my friend Marc who manages at Broadway Deli and remember to stop at the back place. They only have the 'fake' Theracanes & refer me to another shop up on Wilshire. So I pick up the Diamante, enjoy the ability to stop again & cruise over to "Acology" where the extremely cool staff up sell me to the Backbuddy
throw in a 10% discount & give me some free "Cozy Rings". These are acupressure rings that go on your fingers and/or toes to help relieve/remove pain. Something is working. I fell in love with the Backbuddy, just as I did with it's cousin the Theracane up in Winter Park last year. You can really feel it loosening up the muscles, however I have no idea if it was one or both things that helped the headache go away today but it did. Gratitude.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


I didn't catch SNL last night but found this "SNL Digital Short" from the show on YouTube. Simple, musical, funny. I'm not saying it's a home run every week but I do find that people who constantly diss SNL as "crap-not as good as it used to be"( and it's been happening since season 2) really aren't watching.

For the laughs I just had, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

hut hut

Today I have gratitude for the Football guys, we have a great time every Sunday & today they were nice enough to vote to watch Thursday's Steeler win instead of the boring live game. Bless them.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


This is the new poster for Netherbeast Incorporated.The Ronalds Boys were in town for a screening of Little Victim at Network Film Night. A good night was had by all & afterwards we supped in rainy Beverly Hills with a couple of Dean's friends & one of the Leads of Netherbeast.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Got a few mailers out today. Which reminds me, I got to do some drops last week for the first time in a little while. Action is always good & for that I am grateful. Today was just a good action day all the way around. We did an emotional exercise in class last night, real good shit ...the future is bright.

Oh, and I'm a couple days behind in my 12 days of Gratitude™ (it's the 11th right now) but I'll be caught up soon. It's not to late to join if you'd like.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Tonight my gratitude is for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And they were certainly playing more like the Superbowl champs they became last season. Willie Parker rushed for a record 223 yards. Parker, the first player in Steelers history to have two 200-yard games in a season, broke John "Frenchy" Fuqua's record of 218 yards against Philadelphia in 1970, two years before Fuqua was the intended receiver on Harris' famous Immaculate Reception against Oakland. Ben had 225 yards with a 49 yard TD to Washington & even ran one in for his 1st rushing TD of the season. Spanking the Browns is always nice, let's see if that can help get us a wildcard.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Today I have gratitude for my family. I don't get to spend as much time with them as I like and its certainly not hard to realize that around this time of year. I believe I'll call a few folks today. I'm also very fortunate to have a large, adopted family of friends here in L.A. I'll call some of them too.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I finished up an editing project last night using my (finally hooked up) new (used) Sony A/V amplifier. It is working well & is a nice little addition to my editing system and for that I am grateful. There's nothing like a piece of equipment blowing up to get you to upgrade!

Monday, December 04, 2006


There's an interesting explanation of the new Blogger Beta in this video. I migrated over a couple weeks ago & that's why things look a little different, hopefully better, around here. It took a little work but was generally fast & easy to get it just right. There's a lot of interesting new ways to add/customize things & I look forward to doing more and to incorporating it into my main site when that is ready. For all this geeky stuff, I am grateful.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Well the Steelers won today. For that I am grateful. They gave the Buccaneers a heavy 20-3 swashbuckling at home in Heinz Field. If we win the rest of our games ....and a lot of #2 teams lose a couple ....and lightning strikes ....and 'ol Ben chucks a few less interceptions ...then we're in!

I read we're now spending 2 billion a month on the war. Damn. I'm happy to be alive.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


I got called in to work the day job today. And I'm working tomorrow as well. At first you may think this is a bad thing but I prefer working weekends to free up the week a little more for auditions. And despite not wanting to miss football, we only work 1 Sunday a month so it's sort of a cherished spot. Plus I can record the Steelers if they're on and still catch the late game. For this I am grateful. No work - no eat!

Friday, December 01, 2006

World Aids Day

Today is World Aids Day. See what you can do to help by clicking here. (or many other places) It's pretty easy. Or maybe just practice some kindness this week, or say a little prayer or a few nice thoughts if you prefer for a family member, friend or stranger who has died of this disease.


Had an audition for a film called "The Morgue" today. Got some terrific feedback after I did my bit & I think this guy is right up my alley. Or one of my alleys anyway.

Also had that callback with Gabrielle Schary for the smoking PSA today. A fun director that gave a lot of direction that I believe I followed well ...although I did think of another choice 3 hours later in the car. heh heh, who knows, leave it in the room & onto the next one.

This wraps up a pretty good week of action! Oh, they also called me into the day job last minute for tomorrow which is great & which I accepted. It'll offset the day I had to miss last week.
And, I nearly forgot, I'm an official sponsor for Hollywood Happy Hour! I donated one free & a couple discounted editing sessions for drawing/door prizes. I was at (I believe) the 2nd ever HHH which was before Bonnie was even casting...seems like so long ago...yet only yesterday...or some other cliches. Bon has been a Pal ever since & I even contributed to her latest book SMFA2 as an actor/editor in the section on demo reels. For all of the above I am grateful.