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3:26 pm - Sat 2/23/08
Napping My Blues Away

Napping My Blues Away

Sat 2/23/08 (9:23 a.m.)

Watching the movie Rent; I’ve never seen it onstage, but based on what I enjoy from the movie - Which doesn’t really “work” as a whole - I think I would have enjoyed doing it (Back when I was “ performing live, at a theater near you”...if you lived in Lansing, MI. anyways).

(1:34 p.m.)

Haven’t seen a really good movie in awhile now (Excluding Juno, which I watched for the second time recently, because it was the first thing showing when I got to the theater and I wasn’t that excited about our other offerings).

While it may not have rose to the level of “really good”–I think it was merely “good”-I did enjoy Definitely Maybe, starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin.

Whatever its quality level - “really good” or “merely good” - it worked for me, enough so that afterwards I felt all squishy and romantic, wanting to call “that certain someone” to tell her how I feel (To which she undoubtedly would have replied, since I’ve never made a secret of my affections, “Yeah Jim, I know that already...”).

I enjoyed the women in the movie in particular (Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, and Isla Fisher, as the women in Ryan Reynold’s romantic past); above and beyond their roles in the movie, watching the three of them onscreen just reminded me, once again, that I really like women, in all their various attractive permutations.


Well, in the past 24 hours or so, the sun has peeked out a couple times, but it’s mostly been overcast and rainy (I’m grateful that yesterday I did manage to ride to and from work without getting rained on; the rain’s not always so courteous when it comes to respecting my bicycling schedule).

The weather takes on added significance these days, because my AT&T shoot is on Monday; I’ve half hoped it’d get postponed by the weather, to a day that might be more convenient, but I’m not counting on it (And right now, it’s happening on one of my days off from ArcLight, so that might already be as “convenient” as it’s gonna get).

I wish I’d had the foresight to get Sunday off as soon as I knew the shoot date (Since it’s an outdoor shoot, I knew there’d be a super-early call time, at a likely distant location), but the best I’ve managed to do is switch my shift, from closing Guest Services (Which would have had me working till around 2:00 a.m.) to Phone Operator, where I’ll probably be able to split by 9:30 or 10:00.

The location is Tejon Ranch, which I think is kinda/sorta in Cary’s neighborhood (I’ve left messages with him, to see if he can tell me about how long it should take to get there on Monday). And the call time, as expected, is early - 6:00 a.m. - so I want to make sure I get there on time, while still getting as much sleep as I can manage the night before (Though if I err, I want it to be on the side of getting there early, not late).

Valerie, the Production Supervisor, told me to bring warm clothes, because it’s going to be cold (In addition to something to bundle up in between takes, she suggested long underwear, to wear under my wardrobe. So “buy long underwear” is on my “to-do” list after Weight Watchers tomorrow).

The cold sore I was fretting about is now just a minor blemish on my lower lip, easily makeup-ed over, and I’m sure I’ll be able to do whatever they need me to do, in terms of running from here to there; my anxieties have now shifted from physical issues to getting to the location on time and just finding the place.

But I don’t really think there are going to be any problems.


I’ve been feeling tremendously lonely lately.

Jane’s busy with a play right now, so she’s not been available, and Cary is working a zillion hours a week at his job, working on a screenplay, and trying to find time to be with his wife and child.

Neither of them have a lot of “time on their hands” right now.

And though I’ve tried, I don’t really have any friends here in L.A. (Molly and Jen are having an Oscar party tomorrow, but I can’t go, of course, because I’m working).

It just seems like a number of things are conspiring against my having meaningful friendships out here - my job (Where I work nights and weekends), the fact that I have little to no contact with people my own age, the difficulty of getting together with the people I know here that I’d like to be better friends with, etc.

This is something I have to figure out; I can’t go through whatever remains of my life having so little meaningful human contact.

And on that cheery note, I think I hear a nap calling me...


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