Monday, September 6, 2010

September 2010

Yes, that's right....
I am now 37 years of age. Goodness.

How do actors practice when they're not working on a project. Musicians can play their instruments, but what about actors? Do they just act in their bedrooms?

Made some peach sorbet this weekend. It tastes like orange sherbert.

Avatar - P

retty good. It was really pretty - even on my 20 in TV. I can't imagine seeing it in 3D. I think my head would have exploded.

Deadliest Catch- Pretty good. Essentially they go fishing, some gets hurt or dies, then they get paid.

Dear Zachary -Really good. Brutal. So sad.

Entourage - Season 6- Good enough. It's Entourage. What else can you say?

Greenberg - Pretty good. I found the character sort of annoying. But I suppose that's just the character.

Hot Tub Time Machine - Pretty good. in fact almost really good.

Mamma Mia - Meh. Though watching Pierce Brosnan sing is fascinating.

Mike Birbiglia - What I Should Have Said Was Nothing Tales From My Secret Public Journal-Oh Mike Birbiglia. He's a funny joke guy.

Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 - Pretty Good. Interesting on how it all works.

The Kids Are All Right - Really good. Good acting

The Lookout - Really good. Love that Gordon Joseph-Levitt.

This Is It - Pretty good. Oh Michael Jackson.

Toy Story 3 - Good stuff.

Whip It - Oh Juno. Pretty good. Coming of age on roller skates.

Youth in Revolt - Pretty good. It was rather charming.

Zach Galifianakis: Live - Pretty good. Though uncomfortable at times. He's pretty funny. He seems to be in every other movie.

I Know This Much is True - by Wally Lamb - Really good. Really depressing. Really long. Sort of draining.
Yield - by Lee Houck - Pretty good. And get this - it was written by my maple candy supplier! It's about a twenty-something part time hustler.

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - by Wilco - Pretty good. I was given this. It's nice and easy.

Big Bambu - Metropolitan Museum of Art - If you get a chance to climb on it, do it. You can go up on the roof and look at it, but if you want to climb on it, you have to get a special ticket - directions on the Met website.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 2010

Way Too Hot
People, it's way too hot. Too hot for drawing. But not too hot for the video I made in class today. It's a little bit creepy . Sort of look like Orphan Annie, what with no pupils and all. At the end of class the teacher (who has been out on a date with Bjork AND dated Debbie Harry) said, "You've got a lot going on there, maybe next week , you can work on something more cohesive, a few simple gestures, maybe" It's very tedious, the stop animation. And I'm not to fond of making the model -ergo the half-assed look of mine. There are 24 frames per second of movie. Wowsers! Blah blah blah. After multiple tries uploading here, I went and opened a youtube account.

Look! I figured out how to "embed" it!

"Find what you really love to do and then go after it - relentlessly. And don't fret about the money. Because what you love to do is quite likely what you're good at. And what you're good at will likely bring you financial reward eventually." Steve Hannah CEO, The Onion.

See the problem is, what do I really love? I love talking to my bears. I like telling people what do to. I enjoyed putting together my concert. Perhaps I can be a concert promoter for bears...

Jean Shorts
Yeah, I bought some. I think I like them. Jean shorts.

Pretzel M&M's - totally awesome

Little Children - Good enough. I had read the book a while back and was curious.
Big Fan - Good enough. Was interested in seeing Patton Oswalt do a dramatic role
Babies -Good enough. I was distracted by the tween boys behind me. I don't know who thought that this would be a good movie for a bunch of boys. No no no.
Valentine's Day - Good enough.
The Messenger - Better than good enough, but not quite really good. Rough topic, done well.
The Dark Knight - I got confused. It was too violent for me.
It's Complicated - Good enough. Entertaining...
The Hurt Locker - Way intense. I couldn't make it all the way through.
Eclipse - Super fantastic. It was pretty great (for a Twilight movie). It was a like a real movie.
Good Hair - Pretty Good. Documentary by Chris Rock.
The Good Guy- Good enough. Meh.

The Girl Who Played With Fire - by Stieg Larsson - man these books are addictive...good stuff..Too bad the guy is dead
A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a boy soldier - by Ishmael Beah - really good.
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal.....[the title keeps going on and on -it's a memoir] - by Jen Lancaster - she's really mean. Light, fun, trashy reading
An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination - A Memoir -by Elizabeth McCracken -Really good. Really sad. Really good.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mid Month Special

Last Thursday was supposed to be my first class, but the day before the class, I got a phone call saying that the teacher had canceled the first class. Class is from noon to 5:30 and I had gotten permission to leave at 11:30ish on Thursdays.

So I left to go to "class." Went to Katz's for a sandwich, went to the movie "Babies", walked around, blah blah blah.

I felt a little guilty, so I bought some clay and fashioned the above. I don't know. It's not as cute as a real pouch baby. Maybe I"ll do something else. Hmmm...
Once class starts, I'm hoping to post something after every class....stay tuned....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010

I've noticed that a lot of people (men and women) look about 3 months pregnant.

Did you know you can make a podcast via the Garage Band program? Maybe I'll try that. Like an audio book or director's commentary to the zine.

My class start this week! Alright!

Precious - I had read the book and the movie was just as rough.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee -It was okay. A little on the arty side. Sorta boring but in a good way.
Quinceanera - Good enough
Doubt - Really good. That Phillip Seymour Hoffman can really act.
Duplicity - Good enough. Somewhat entertaining.
Crazy Heart - Really good. Heartbreaking.

Glee - Volume 3 - I think something's wrong with the computer, cause when I try to upload it the computer and put in on the ipod, it doesn't come out so good. Guess I'll have to take the computer in to be fixed or something.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - Finished this. Really enjoyed it even if I sometimes got some of the characters confused.
City of Thieves - David Benioff -I quite enjoyed this and usually I don't like historical stuff.
Julie & Julia - Julie Powell - I got maybe a third of the way through and realized that I had had enough and was no longer interested. I did enjoy the movie though.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson - Really good. The cover is quite bright and I'm not sure what I thought it was going to be about ,but it's quite good

Mamma Mia -My cousin has an exchange student staying with her and I had promised to take her to a broadway show. So my cousin, her 11 year old son, and the exchange student went and saw Mamma Mia. I think a good time was had by all.

Dead or Alive -Museum of Arts & Design - Some really fun (and creepy stuff). A (giant) pile of mice skeletons, a big animal type shape thing covered in horse tail hair, a "diamond" made from a parakeets remains, wowsers. The Bespoke exhibit of bikes is also pretty great.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2010

Concert Countdown!!!
Get ready to rock and roll!!! Put it in your calendar!! May 14. And don't forget your $6. Start your Friday night off right with a recorder and two guitar concert and then head out and party on.

Recent Fortune Cookie Fortunes
You will spend old age in comfort and material wealth.
You will be advanced socially, without any special effort.

Went to a pre-concert dinner with a friend and her an email the next day......
"My mom thinks you would be a really good mom."

The Believers - Zoe Heller - It was pretty good. She also wrote What Was She Thinking - Notes on a Scandal
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows -reading this's a little confusing, too many names...but it's pretty good, I just have no idea what's going on.

Mad Men - Season 3 - It's a pretty great show.

Give Up by The Postal Service - Really good
Quelqu'un M'a Dit by Carla Bruni - That Mrs. Sarkozy can sing.
Narnia Prince Caspian Soundtrack - I basically got this for the song The Call by Regina Spektor. But wouldn't you know it, Disney has locked CD so I can't put it on the computer to put on the ipod. Mad mad mad.

Broadway/Off Broadway
Fences - This is an August Wilson play starrring.....DENZEL! It was quite good. I was tired so sometimes I closed my eyes and pretended it was a radio program.
Asylum - This was written and performed by James Braly and performed at Dixon Place. I had heard a story of his on the Moth that I quite enjoyed.

I've recently joined the Whitney Museum and MoMA. And through mom, I'm a member of a bunch of other museums. I think I'm done with broadway for a bit and will now shift to museums.

Marina Abramovic - The Artist is Present - MoMA - This is the one where you can sit at a table across from her. There is a retrospective upstairs that's really loud and naked. There are real live naked people. In one exhibit, there is a (naked) man and (naked) woman standing opposite each other in a doorway. If you want to get into the next room you have to pass through this doorway (or the other doorway on the other side of the exhibit) I made myself go though the naked doorway, boy did I have to get myself psyched up. Oh art.

2010 Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum - It's a lot of stuff. I've been twice and sort of run through it. That's the beauty of being a member, you don't have to see it all in one shot. You can go back whenever you want.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010