Saturday, August 25, 2012

Guildies and the GOE's

So Jes, Olivia, Aaron, Chris and myself were up at 5am getting ready and out of the house my 6am. Traffic was unusually light and we got to The Guild set at 7am, we weren't suppose to be there until 7:30am so we went to a local iHop to grab some breakfast. Of course we ordered and it took them about 25 minutes to get our food. We ate quickly and got to set around 7:45am. Kim and Robert were already on set being "stand ins" and when they saw Chris they had looks of surprises on their faces (which was awesome). Once again I can't really say anything about what happen on set but it was a blast. I did get to be an extra again, so will see if I make it on screen.

After the shoot we went to a special dinner for the Guild of Extras. It was at a local Chinese restaurant close to the shoot area. 20 or so extras showed up. Because we were on set until it wrapped Robert, Chris and I didn't get there until 7:30, which was an hour and a half later then the start time. But it was still a blast seeing so many friends that I haven't seen in awhile.

Once again Chris planned this elaborate ruse about not being there and having Dallas skype with him (which was the plan) but when we got there half of the people already knew and in the end Brian made a speech and mentioned those Extra's that couldn't be with us and Chris came out and surprise half of the crowd.

It was a fun dinner, but I did notice that I didn't really mingle. We were spread out over three tables and sitting at my table was most of my Geek Mob folks and I was content. I could have gotten up and walked over to others and talk a bit but I was having a great time and folks were coming over to me to chat. I really do need to be more social.

The night ended with Jes, Olivia, Chris, Dallas, Rupert, Aaron, Anthony, Jennifer and Nicki crashing at my place. We only stayed up about a half hour because half of us had to be on set the next morning super early. But everyone who stayed the night wanted to spend as much time as they could with Chris, even if it meant driving up to my place for a half hour of hang out time... gotta love my friends.

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 12 & 13

 Age 12
Age 13
Two more pictures of my "Pictures a Day Until my 42nd Birthday" This time it's Age 12 and 13.  One thing I'm noticing posting these pictures of the younger me, is I had alot of hair. Man how I miss that hair now.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Night Surprise

Tonight I left work and headed to the Burbank airport to pick up one of the most important people in my life, my best bud Chris. We have been planning this surprise for a few weeks, he was extraing/working on The Guild season six but we kept it on the down low. We planned to have a dinner on Saturday night and wanted to surprise The Geek Mob gang.  So I got to the airport around 8:30, parked and waited until around 9:10 for him to exit his plane.

Was very happy to see his smiling face, though he did smash his finger a few hours prior to his plane flight and was in some pain he was in good spirits. We grabbed his bag and headed to my car. We stopped for some dinner at Del Taco (something he misses living in Montana). After dinner we headed back to my place to chill.

About a half hour later our buddy Aaron arrived and Chris wanted to surprise him so he hid in my bedroom and Aaron came in with his stuff and we chatted for about five minutes when Chris just mosey on out of my bedroom and says "Oh, hey Aaron" like it was perfectly normal. The look on Aaron's face was priceless and exactly what Chris was hoping for.

An hour or so later Jes and Olivia arrived at my place. They knew of Chris' arrival and actually came down from San Fransisco to be an extra, as well as hang with Chris.

Once the ladies joined us we hung out for a half hour before calling it a night as we all had to be up at 5am to get on set by 7am.

Star Wars Detours Trailer

So this has been in the works for several years and if you listen to the Forcecast you'll know all about it. Started off as Star Wars Squishies but then was renamed to Star Wars Detours. George asked the creators of Robot Chicken, Seth and Matt to come up with a funny new series. At first we were told this was going to be for pre-schoolers but after seeing this trailer I don't think they are going for that audience anymore.

I literally laughed out loud many times that co-workers asked what was going on and soon everyone in the office was watching and laughing along. I can't wait for this to premiere. If you read the comments on You Tube there is already a ton of hate for this series.. but you know what.. I don't give a crap. Haters gonna hate, especially Star Wars fans, they are some of the worst. All I know is I'll be watching this every week and laughing right along.. Star Wars Fan for Life!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 10 & 11

Age 10

Age 11
Here are two more pictures in my 42 pixs till my 42nd Birthday. This time around it's Day 10 & 11 which means pictures of my at Age 10 and 11.  It's funny how much you can grow in a year. Age 11 I was hanging out at the pool all the time and sporting a great tan. I also broke my arm while at school. I kid tied my shoelace to the monkey bars and the bell rang so I went to jump off and instead of hitting my head I put my arm to break my fall, which it did but I also broke the my forearm at the weakest point. Had to go into the hospital for a night and be put under while the set the bones (it was a compound fracture). Had a cast for six months and it still wasn't healing properly. They threaten to put pins in but lucky for me it finally healed and the cast was removed. Took months for me to regain the full extension of my arm.

My Gimpy Life Podcast Episode 104

Show Notes:

This CompanionCast covers Season 1 Episode 4 - Crowded

If you haven't seen the episode yet, You can see it HERE

My CompanionCasts for The Guild were a huge hit so when Teal was putting together My Gimpy Life she asked if I would do some for her series and of course I said yes!!

I was on set almost everyday while they shot Season 1. As actors and crew were finished with scenes I would try and speak to them. Get some inside info about the scene they just shot. I also interview Teal Sherer (creator/star) and Sean Becker about the directing. Each one of these CompanionCasts will be episode specific and will vary in length depending on how much bts goodness I am able to gather.

In this CompanionCast I interview Teal Sherer, Sean Becker, Leah Mann, Gabe Uhr, Jake Stormoen, Daryl Crittenden and Extra's Nicki, Jen, Anne, Rupert, Aaron, Jes and Ashphord .

I hope you enjoy a look behind the scenes of Season 1 Episode 4 - Crowded


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bros & Buffy

Tonight after work I headed over to my buddies (Robert) place to once again watch more Buffy. We finished season 1 last week so we are moving on to season two. We ordered some pizza and began the mini marathon. First up was "When She Was Bad", wasn't a fan of emo Buffy but it was a nice followup to the season one finale. Second we watched Some Assembly Required, not my favorite episode but had some really funny lines. And our third one was School Hard which was the introduction of Spike, who I love. I totally forgot they introduced him so early in the series.

It's a slow but awesome process rewatching this series. At our current rate it will take us until the beginning of next year to finish the series.. but it's going to be a fun adventure.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Love Hobbits

My friend Tabs posted in my facebook a new item from ThinkGeek that she felt was right up my alley.. well she couldn't be more right. They are Hobbit Plushie feet and they are pretty EPIC!! They would have been an instant buy for me but since my birthday is little over a month away I am trying to restrain myself from buying anything for myself and instead putting it out there that I would like these. If I don't get a pair for my birthday I'm hoping they are still available afterwards. They are only $20 so if you want to buy yourself a set you can get them HERE

Also I've decided today that I am going to attend Comikaze Con which is Stan Lee's new comic convention here in Los Angeles. It's a new con but folks who have attended have said it's a much smaller version of San Diego Comic Con. I plan to cosplay the entire weekend as a Hobbit. I love that outfit and folks seems to really like it. The cool thing is the con only costs $30 for the weekend. If anyone wants to join me please let me know.. Here's the link to the con. 

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 8 & 9

Age 8

Age 9
The pictures continue... this time it's Day 8 & 9 so Ages 8 & 9.  Guess my mom didn't like giving me hair cuts.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Miss Being in Love

While on set of The Guild this past weekend I saw one of the crew members and there was something about him, I just wanted to go up and caress his cheek (but of course I didn't) and this overwhelming feeling of love came over me. Don't know why, don't know the guy, never saw him before. After that moment of craziness it hit me... I miss being in love.

Of course I miss the physical side of being in a relationship but what I miss even more is the idea of being in love. The look in your partners eyes when they gaze at them as you lie in bed. I miss the touch of their skin against mine. I miss the sheepish smile on their face when you catch them off guard. I miss sharing my ups and downs with them. I miss being their for them when they need a shoulder to cry on. I miss sitting in the living room and geeking out over some sci fi or fantasy show that we both love. I miss holding hands. I miss cuddling. I miss sharing my life with someone. I miss being needed. I miss being loved. I miss being cherished. I miss the idea of this person being the one person you will spend the rest of your life with. I miss being in love.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fun, Friends and Fans

Today was back on set for another long but super fun day on set of Season Six of The Guild. Once again as like all set visits I have to be up super early. This time we had Dallas, Nicki and Jen staying with me and Brian who had to leave a bit before us. The drama stated early with Nicki locking her keys in her car, but with a little ingenuity Dallas had that door open in 10 minutes.

We packed up our cars and headed to set. Once again Jen was driving with Nicki and Dallas was with me. Dallas and I arrived with no real issues, took about an hour and 10 minutes to get there but when we did there was no sign of Nicki or Jen and I thought I saw them on the side of the freeway pulled over by a highway patrol officer.. and sure enough when the arrived about 20 minutes later that was the case. Nicki and her lead foot were finally caught :)

The rest of the day flew by. I tired to get as many interviews in as I could in between me being on set as an extra. It was a hot and tiring day but in the end everyone had a great time and we made some pretty amazing webseries. Can't wait to see this all cut together.. season six is going to be pretty epic.

Afterwards everyone was tried after two days of these really long days so we opted to not do dinner and just go home. First I had to drop off Dallas and then Jen (who drove with me) and I picked up some El Pollo Loco, went back to my place and watched and episode of Wipeout while enjoy some crazy chicken. Once that was over it was a little after 9:30pm and Jen headed home. As soon as she left I went to bed from some much needed rest.

It was a great weekend but I think working Mon - Friday, podcasting at night and working the Guild Saturday and Sunday it's taking it toll on me. Luckily it only lasts until the end of this month and then I'll have my weekends back again.

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 6 & 7

Age 6

Age 7
The pictures continue... this time it's Day 6 & 7 or Ages 6 & 7.  Age 6 is Christmas time.. even then you could tell I loved Christmas. Age 7 is with my brother Michael and man did I have a lot of hair back then. Guess my mom didn't like giving me hair cuts. Michael still looks the same.. crazy.