Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Awaken Film Project

For the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working on an independent film being shot here in Boulder. Since film school I’ve only been involved in “corporate” projects, so I thought it would be nice to get work on something creative again. Who knew it would be just like having a real job! Waking up at 5:30 each morning, never really knowing when we’d wrap for the day, we even worked through weekends! Technically I suppose that I knew exactly what I was getting into and I was expecting the early morning crew calls – but I’m pretty sure my friends were still laughing at me.

Actually the schedule was extremely good for a film. The director had things nicely organized, and although our shooting schedule was aggressive it did move things along quickly (to the point where we actually finished shooting two days early). Working on the film was a great experience that allowed me to meet some extremely talented people – and I’m not just saying that on the off chance that they accidentally stumble across my blog. Good times.

A few days into the shoot I decided to bring my camera and assume the additional role of Still Photographer. Those of you who are interested can find a selection of photos from the shoot on my Picasa site here.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Stupid Bike Lust

When I was in Chicago a few months back I had an opportunity to meet my friend Angela’s boyfriend Jacob. I actually spent quite a bit of time with him, as we often happened to be in the same place at the same time. Seemed like a pretty cool guy – friendly and amusing. Rumor has it he’s even a kick ass chef, and no one who speaks German cooks could be an evil man. Unfortunately he’s also an asshole… but maybe that’s just the jealousy talking. Because Jacob just sent me this – a picture of his new Bianchi Pista fixie, complete with flip-flop hub. Bastard.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Spanish Fly

This past Monday I did what I assume every self-respecting, self-employed person does when faced with a new work week – duck out early and go for a road ride. I was joined by my friend Jenny, who is currently training for a triathlon (stupid sprinters). Jenny is also self-employed, although judging by the quality and quantity of work coming out of her design firm these days I think it’s safe to say that she’s a bit more earnest in her endeavors (we all have our faults). Anyway we wrap up our fairly respectable thirty mile ride around 5pm. Like all good athletes in training we wish to replenish the nutrients our bodies used during the ride, so we point our bikes toward Illegal Pete’s in search of recovery beer & tortilla chips. Mmm, recovery beer.

Arriving at Illegal Pete’s we lock down our bikes and stake claim to a table on the patio bordering Pearl Street (a major pedestrian thoroughfare). Since we went directly from the ride to the bar, my friend and I are both attired in biking gear – specifically bike jerseys and lycra bike shorts. I thought nothing of this at the time; hell if I can wear bike shorts into a convenience store in backwoods northern Michigan where the very sight of lycra inspires banjo music straight out of Deliverance, wearing bike shorts in Boulder, Colorado certainly isn’t going to be an issue. So there we are hanging out eating chips and drinking recover beer, when I begin to notice a strange phenomenon. We’re getting checked out - constantly. I can’t recall the last time I received so many smiles, giggles, sideways glances, etc. After passing with a smile, one girl even went so far as to turn around for a second look… and then wave at me when our eyes met. I tend not to notice guys (pillars), but I’m sure Jenny must have been experiencing similar events (because really, duh). Could this be the holy grail I’ve been looking for? Obviously females attract our attention through the use of revealing clothing (or just by being alive really), do jerseys & lycra bike shorts have a similar effect on girls? For the sake of everyone out there I certainly hope not, but it does make you think.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Stupid uppity tomatoes

In an effort to placate my lethargic tenancies I recently used a pre-made, off-the-shelf marinara sauce in place of the from scratch version that I've been playing with as of late. A blander meal I can not recall. Why is the stuff we really want always so difficult to obtain? Stupid life lesson teaching pasta sauce.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

mmm, bacon

Son of a b*tch, who knew that the don’t cook bacon naked rule also applied to stir frying carrots? Seriously, wtf. On a related topic, my rice is mushy. If anyone knows the proper rice to water ratio for Thai Sweet Rice I’d love to know.

Monday, July 02, 2007

The Beatles Were Wrong

Happiness is not a warm gun, happiness is my new air conditioning unit. My stupid expensive what have I done it isn't even energy star approved but wow life is better all of a sudden air conditioning unit.

Oh and just an FYI - if anyone wants to watch me while I sleep now's your chance, my blinds don't quite close with the AC unit in place...