Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Living in Antartica

Image courtesy of {wikipedia}

This is a photo taken by someone down in Antarctica. It was a minute long exposure I believe. Such a cool place exists out there. A fun feeling don't you think. It's still one of my goals on my list to do some kind of documentary down in Antarctica. It would be a once in a lifetime trip. I love traveling to places I've never been before. Gives you such a sense of exploration. :)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Back home




Downtown exploration

Had some fun with the camera downtown last night, just wanted to see
what eveybody else thought of these :-)

Interview delayed

Well the first interview got delayed to the backend of the day so it
looks like I have nothing to do for the next 2 hours. So I think I am
going to go get lunch. :-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Open my eyes

I just went and saw "Across the Universe" by julie taymor. I would
have to say that I haven't seen a movie that has left so inspired and
blown away since I saw the matrix or v for vendetta. The use of the
beatles songs to to tell this story of a guy from Liverpool who has
his world turned upside down when he goes looking for his father in
America was absolutely amazing. I feel like the movie helped me
realize where my art has gone and where I need to take it now that
I've let slip away from me. Yeah that's seriously corny, but I feel so
inspired and creative right now that I just need to express that.
There have been some parts of myself and my art that I haven't been
able to get myself to express out of fear that I may fail or even
disappoint myself with. I'm thinking I should just let that go and
create what I see and feel. I may surprise myself.

Second interview shoot

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rental car

Yeah baby, got a dodge magnum!

In charlotte

On to charlotte

On the plane to charlotte now. Have to do some reshoots for the
powergen video at work. Got a couple of interviews to do, should be
fun :-)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

2 killed, 2 hurt


One of my friends had a cousin that died in this.

Click image above for the story

Monday, November 05, 2007

It's Official - Writers Guild of America on Strike!


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via by Alex Billington on 11/5/07

Writers Guild of America on Strike!

Confirmed via numerous sources over the weekend (as well as the fact that you can go down and see picketers) - the Writers Guild of America is going on strike! The impact this will have is quite widespread, affecting everything from late night TV shows to scripts days from completion. At numerous press conferences we attended over this weekend, the topic always mentioned was the impact of the strike; and speaking with multiple directors, multiple writers, and even actors, it's quite apparent how poignant this will be.

Now it all begins. The 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have all gone on strike with picketers at least showing up in New York. Negotiations to prevent a strike began last Wednesday, October 31st, before their contract was set to expire that evening. Things began to ramp up over the weekend and last minute negotiations broke down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Sunday evening.

Movie studios can continue production on any number of movies that already have completed scripts, but that's it. Writers will not be writing and no new scripts will be finished until the strike ends. Variety has a great article looking at how the studios are preparing to deal with the strike and its impact internally. Beyond that, both the Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild of America have contracts that expire next July, and if they go the same path as the WGA and strike as well, then all of Hollywood will break down.

Another previous writer's strike occurred back in 1988, lasting 22 weeks and costing the industry over $500 million. Can you remember any actual good movies that came out between 1988 to 1989? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come and I hope for the sake of the lives of the writers and everyone else employed in the entertainment industry that this doesn't last for 22 weeks.

The Movie Blog also has a great article about Understanding The Hollywood Strike for those of you who might still be confused. If you think that you can just ignore everything that happens and still go about seeing great movies all year long, that just isn't the case. We'll keep you updated on the progress of things and I personally hope the WGA comes to a resolution quickly.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Back home

A half hour early even too ;-)

Flight home

Waiting at sky harbor for my flight home. Was a fun trip ;-)

Friday, November 02, 2007


BBQ at angelee's place for dinner


Had to stop to get a bag of greasy goodness LOL :-)

Penske dropoff

Just dropped off the truck at the rental place. Fiona is officially
moved now. We are very glad she got the insurance on the truck because
on the way in we got nailed by a rick from a semi. The guy if we didnt
hand the insurance that we would have a very large bill in the mail. :-)


Just dropped off fionas stuff, got it all in there with space to
spare, off to drop off the truck too.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

At kirsta's

We finally got here LOL kirsta made I'd dinner which rocked, Ryan
connected the driveshaft to truck so now fiona is mobile again, I'm
going to bed now LOL. :-)

Just in time for traffic

LOL I'm so tired

Arrived in phoenix

Arizona rest area pic

I-10 scenary

First pass in arizona

Crossed the Arizona border

Straight into phoenix

Decided to skip blythe and head on to phoenix. We're only 2 1/2 hours


Summit on I-10

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Wind farm off I-10 near palm springs

I-10 to phoenix

215 to the 10


There was a roll over accident in front of us just now, tried to get e
better pic but phone froze, rubberneckers got into an accident on the
other side too. Didnt look like anyone was hurt though


This place is so huge, I love it :-)

Along the way