I was going to go into Times Square for New Years Eve tonight. But it snowed bad enough this morning to delay the trains into the city. They were delayed until around 2pm. And since I wouldn't have been able to get close enough to see the ball drop if I got there after 3 (as I found out when I went senior year of college), I just stayed home. O well, it's something I still plan to do before I die.
And you want to know the weird thing. This is the second time in a row it's snowed on New Years Eve. Well, New Years Eve Day
Last fall i interned at a publishing company called The Reference Works. I wrote and edited a great deal of material for a few projects, such as a book series on movie scripts. But most of my time was spend working on a scientific textbook called The Manual of Scientific Style. I wrote two chapters in the book and i'm actually credited in it. It was released in bookstores in the spring and i got a copy for Xmas. So technically I’m a published author now, since my name is now out in print. That makes me happy.
I've been performing with a murder mystery theatre company for the last year and a half, which is called Cloverleaf Productions. I've done three shows so far. I played a musician who fakes his death and returns as a waiter in the first one, a lawyer who's having an affaire with my client's ex wife in the second one, and a reporter who falls in love with a millionaire’s grand daughter in the third one. In the spring production I play an obsessive fan of a singer who's trying to frame her for murder. Rehearsal for that one starts in the middle of February.
I'm no longer working at Chilis. They let me go because they weren't getting enough business. But I’m still working at Kohls. I loath the job, but at the same time I’m at least grateful I have a job.
There was this girl I met who was in the second murder mystery with me. I liked her a lot and we started hanging out. Things were going really good for a few months. Then all of a sudden she stopped wanting to hang out and she no longer would talk to me during rehearsals or performances. It's gotten to the point where now she doesn’t even respond to I/Ms or e-mails. And the worst of it is I have no idea what happened. I asked her about it and all she said was she was to busy to talk or hang out anymore. But this is way to hostel then simply being busy. I'll probably never find out what happened. And the worst thing is we're both cast in the next murder mystery.
I’ve started writing an entertainment blog. It’s called “An Entertainment Viewer's Thoughts” and the web address is http://uselessiamnot.blogspot.com/
. While I haven’t updated it as much as I should I have written some good articles. One I’m particularly proud of was the one I wrote on Sept 25, 2009 which talked about how our perception of a movie or TV show we saw as a kid changes when we rewatch it as adults.
I've been running on the treadmill and lifting weights for a couple of months now. I've already lost eight pounds. I just have to keep it up.
Can not wait until Lost starts up again. Though it'll be sad when it ends and I don't have it to look forward to anymore. There are not that many good shows on besides that. Well, Big Bang Theory is good.
I’ve been reading a lot more then I used to. Mostly I’ve been reading when I have a break at work and between acts when I have a show. I recently read a book on our society’s obsession with celebrity culture and right now I’m reading a vampire novel. And for the record it’s not Twilight. I tried reading it to see what all the fuss is and I couldn’t finish it. It was the first time I actually felt I was too old to be reading something. Maybe if it had been out when I was in high school I might have liked it. But I’m a little bit old to identify with a whinny teenager who moans about everything.
In the past year I’ve been on a huge Kate Winslet kick. Besides rewatching Titanic and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind I’ve seen The Reader, The Holiday, Revolutionary Road, Heavenly Creatures, Little Children, and All The Kings Men. It's weird how sometimes you can know a particular actor or actress and then suddenly truly begin to appreciate them artistically.
ok, bye now.