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(Hey kids. Here is yesterdays lost entry slightly modified. Thanks for your advice on my site traffic problem. Im current mulling the options. Mull Mull...)
Yes kids, its that time again. Lets see whats doing in the land du la la
Actor McConaughey Arrested For Drugs In Texas: The new wrinkle in this little story is that apparently Matthew was dancing around naked, smoking a doobie, and playing the congas. I guess this is just innocent down-home fun but man, you Texas people are fucking nuts. And what Im wondering is how long before McConaughey and Woody Harrelson actually become the same person?
Fox Orders Full Season Of Angel: Ah. News that will make every 13 year-old girl happy - along with 95% of online journalers.
ABC Signs On For More 'Snoops': OK. While I dont give a crap about this (except to say that the only reason ABC is doing this is not to piss off David E. Kelley) it did allow me to win a million dollar bet with M. She swore that the non-Gina Gershon chick on this show was the pregnant girl in the classic Mark Harmon movie Summer School. (But really, isnt every Mark Harmon movie a classic?) Well, I was recently at a party with the Summer School girl, Shawnee, and knew that she now had huge breasts and was doing small movies. Hence, the Snoops girl had to be a different chick. Well, now I know it is! Its Paula Marshall or some shit. Ha ha. What should I do with my million bucks?
Leelee Sobieski And Thora Birch To Play Major Roles In ``Ghost World,'': Im not kidding, this LeeLee Sobieski signs onto a new movie every day. Every single day she gets cast. How can someone make a career as Helen Hunt Lite? I just dont get it.
Fox Fires Rookie Dramas: Fox cancelled a couple TV dramas, including Ryan Caufield: Year One. Funny thing is M. was up for a gig on that show which would have shot today. And they cancelled it yesterday. Oh well
Actor Kelsey Grammer Undergoes Appendectomy: I am mad at Kelsey Grammer for this for two reasons. First, when I hear "appendectomy" in Hollywood, I hear "drugs." Cmon, its like Matthew Perrys "dependence on pain killers" or someone suffering from "exhaustion". Or Ronald Reagan and his "Alzheimers". Pffffffff. Gimme a break here! And secondly, our Maria in Twelfth Night got a gig on Frasier, and now with his "appendectomy", shooting has been postponed to the same time as one of our dress rehearsals. Oooh, but I just realized that means I get to have my hand on the cute understudys breast at least once now. Uh Take your time recuperating Kelsey.
Despite my total lack of knowledge about computers, I fear Im becoming a bit of a geek. This past weekend pricing laptops for M. has made me totally obsess about owning one. She picked one out and is getting it this weekend. It has a fucking DVD player! We can watch movies on it. I know, its probably standard fare these days but man, its pretty cool. And it weighs like 1 ounce. Damn, I even found myself watching the Cartoon Network last night after rehearsal. And Im getting really good at Minesweeper (81 Intermediate). The minute I start playing Magic The Gathering, someone knee me in the balls.
Earlier this morning I was reading Beths garden journal and I told M. how much I wanted a backyard. She said, "Just do it already. Go out and find one." Of course I said, ah well, I cant do anything right now with the play And she flipped, telling me that I always talk about this shit that I want but never do anything about it. I was stunned. And boss Fred the other day told me I should be hustling more that the fact that Im still at this job (what a cool boss, huh?) must mean Im not doing enough. At first I was like, how much more can I possibly do, fuckers? Seriously. Im working my fucking ass off here. But after some contemplation, and a few rounds of Minesweeper, I changed my mind. I think in some way theyre right. Im not sure exactly how theyre right, but they must be. More simply: while it is also true that right now I can do nothing being home, as I am, literally only 30 minutes a day before I have to go to sleep in the grand scope of things I do tend to do a lot of other things to get where I want to go, instead of doing the thing. Item: there is this great storytelling group called Celestial Navigations, and on one of their CDs the dude tells this story of how his friend would always be planning
"My friend is always saying alright, I got this working, Im doing that, thats coming along nicely, this is starting to happen, - and when all these things are finally working, then Ill do THAT. Well, why dont you just do THAT. Just do the thing!? Nope. First I gotta do that. Gotta make sure this is coming along. Get that over there boiling. And then Ill do THAT. And hes moving through life, backwards."
FinallyIm in a wicked game of Hollywood Call Sheet Dodgeball with that William Morris agent who called me the other day after reading the script. Gonna go try him once again
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