After working a full week, I look forward to the weekend. I know for most Americans this is the standard. But I'm not like most Americans. This ol' boy hasn't worked a Mon-Fri gig for YEARS and YEARS! So, being back on that kind of schedule is taking some getting used to! But I'll get the hang of it again, no problem. It's like riding a bike.
Today, I'm simply paying a "bill" or two, then walking in Griffith Park. Oh, how that park brings me such peace. I highly recommend visiting the park to everybody!!!!
Well, off I go. I have the rest of the day to fulfill myself with as many TERRIFIC experiences as possible! :)
For the past three weeks I've been working back at my reality game show gig. I've been working this gig for the past three or four years. This year, though, has been different, 'cause this year, I'm working a lot more hours. And you know what? That's just fine with me.
My spirit is such that being cooped up in an office building simply wouldn't do. Heck, I haven't worked a gig in an office setting since...well...since sometime in the '80s. I could be a poster boy for the life of freelancing! Yesterday, I had to decline a week-long gig with Disney at Comic-Con because I'll be here at this gig.
I've never been to Comic-Con, but from what I hear, it's a sea of people and the work days are exhausting. Yes, if I wasn't working here, I would have jumped at the chance to work there, but, the wise man knows I am where I'm supposed to be. So, I won't fret over the missed opportunity.
My current work days consist of holding up in an oh-so-comfy house with glass walls that allows me to look out over the landscape and see much of Los Angeles in all its glory.
Now that I'm back at my reality TV show gig, I hardly have enough time to brush my freakin' teeth, so when my brother and sister-in-law flew into town last Wednesday night, it pained me that I wouldn't be able hang out with them like I usually do. We were originally supposed to link up for dinner on Thursday night, but I knew I'd be too tired to stay awake after having awakened at 4 AM the same day, so we rescheduled for Friday night instead.
Since Terri's (my sister-in-law) birthday is on the 17th while my brother will be out of town, he decided we'd make Friday's dinner an early, surprise birthday celebration. I recruited my friend, Tyshawn, and his lovely lady, Stacey, to come along, and the rest is history! We had balloons and the restaurant, FLEMINGS, provided a birthday card and a gift card! On the HOUSE!!!! How 'bout that for great customer service?
I had never been to the restaurant, but I know I'll be back. Especially since Terri gave the gift card to ME! Haaaa! I enjoyed the Barbecue Scottish Salmon Fillet and the Chipotle Cheddar Mac & Cheese! And the Chocolate Lava Cake! And, goodness, that Mandarin Orange Martini had a KICK!!!!! Yum!
In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger:
I'LL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, TERRI, from ME to YOU!!!!!!!!! :)
Today I submitted all (3) of my short films to various film festivals. It'll be interesting to see which of them makes it all the way to the big screen at a festival. Thus far, only 1st GRADE PICTURE has been shown on the big screen, during Indie Night Film Festival in Hollywood. I wasn't able to make the screening because of work, but dang it, I'm gonna be at the next one! I just HAVE to be!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel soooooo good that my work is FINALLY being recognized. Truth be told, it was never recognized in years gone by because I hadn't applied myself and gotten the work COMPLETED!
Let the record state, if I'm blessed enough to enter into my 52nd year of life, I have 100% FAITH that it'll be the MOST INCREDIBLE year for me both PROFESSIONALLY and PERSONALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!