Saturday, September 1, 2012

Family And My Bestie

Today is the first weekend I've had off in over a month. Between work and The Guild I haven't had a free day so what do I do on my first day off in a month... go visit family of course. Got to spend a few hours with my dad, brother, sister-in-law and my nephew and niece. Also picked up some yummy Chinese food from my favorite restaurant in Corona on my way to visit family. It was a good visit, my nephew is getting better at saying Uncle.. he use to call me Unk.. but now he's saying Uncle, which is adorable. My niece Molly still hates me. I can't hold her for more then a minute before she starts crying bloody murder.

 After my visit with my family I headed out to see my bestie Josh. I haven't seen him in over a month and that's far to long for us not to see each other. What is great he lives fairly close to my family so I can drive two hours and see both family and Josh. As always it was great seeing Josh. We hung out and chatted with his ex Nicole for about an hour. When she left we watched a bit of TV. He had the series Spaced and I haven't never seen it. I've been told by many people that I had to watch this. I have never been a big Simon Pegg fan but I liked him in the new Star Trek and I've slowly been watching his stuff. So we started with season one and got through a few episodes before getting hungry and heading out for dinner. We went to this really good Italian place called Johnny Carino's. We had a nice dinner and then headed back to his place and continued to watch Spaced. Since I live so far away I decided to crash at Josh's place. So we stayed up till about 1am watching Spaced and we manage to watch all of Season one and the first two episodes of season two.

I enjoyed Spaced, it wasn't anything like I expected. I mean from the title alone and that fact that Simon Pegg is a big geek I was expecting some sort of science fiction show, but it's actually a quirky kind of comedy. It's funny and has some very bizarre but lovable characters. I like how some of the scenes were shot. It gave me some great ideas for an upcoming project that I'm working on. I hope to finish off season two soon. British shows are always a hit or miss with me and this one was a hit. Thanks Josh for sharing this with me.

MASH 4077 Podcast #38

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Show Notes

Kenny Mittleider from Knights of the Guild, Alien Nation: The Newcomers Podcast & Confessions of a Fanboy Podcast, Simon Meddings from Waffle On Podcast, & Al Kessel from Tales from the Mouse House, Fast Forward & Just Because Podcast discuss one of the most successful and longest running television series in history.. M*A*S*H

Today we cover Season 2, Episode #14 - Hot Lips and Empty Arms

38th Episode Overall

Directed by Jackie Cooper
Written by Linda Bloodworth, Mary Kay Place
Production code K414
Original air date December 15, 1973

Set during the Korean War in the 1950’s

Plot Summary: Fed up with her aimless affair with Frank Burns and the lack of discipline and professionalism at the 4077th, Margaret requests a transfer. The night before she is scheduled to leave, she becomes very drunk and says what she really thinks of some of her comrades (that she really likes them deep down) and realizes she should stay.

Hope you enjoy it, Kenny
© Geekyfanboy Productions

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lunch, Dinner & MASH

Had lunch with my buddy/co-worker Sebastian. I brought lunch today (something I'm trying to do more and more) so we went and ate out in the Water Garden, which is the common area in between all the business buildings. It's a beautiful setting and while we were there we had this great view and Sebastian took a picture and sent it to me. I altered the colors a bit but it turned out pretty cool.

After the end of work I needed to head home to finish my MASH podcast as it's due to be released at midnight tonight. But my buddies Dallas and Robert wanted me to come out with them. We've been trying to get together for three weeks but it seems like something always comes up. I declined their invitation but in the end I figured I needed to eat dinner and why not have dinner with my buddies so we headed to a local Islands restaurant and enjoyed a fun meal together for a few hours. Afterwards I dropped off Dallas on my way home and got home around 10ish. I immediately jumped on my MASH podcasts and had it done within a few hours and had it ready to go just in time for it's midnight release.

Cards Against Humanity

Today they released a 2nd expansion pack for the extremely fun Cards Against Humanity. If you haven't heard of this game look it up, if you haven't played this game you're really missing out. It's one of the funniest and most entertaining card games that I have played in a long time. With three people or a large group it's one of the most unpredictable games ever. Find out who among your friends and family are just horrible people.

Of course as soon as I got the noticed about the expansion I went to Amazon and picked up me and my brother a pack. Can't wait for my next party because CAH is a must play.

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 18 & 19

Age 18
Age 19
Two more days have passed and I posted Age 18 & 19 pictures. It's tough going through hundreds of pictures and trying to figure out how old I am in the pix.. unless it's an event  and I can normally remember my age at the time I'm really just guessing. But it's still kind of fun walking down memory lane.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Editing MASH Podcast

Spent the evening pretty much doing what I have been doing every evening for the past month.. working on editing podcasts. This time it was the next episode of my MASH 4077 Podcast which is due to be released on the 1st. It's difficult to motivate myself to edit podcasts after a long day at work but our MASH podcasts have some of the most dedicated and loyal listeners around and I know they look forward to new episodes and I can't disappoint. I was hoping to get it done but atlas I did not. I was just too tired to continue and figure I do have one more night to get it done.

Birthday Gifts Begin

It's not even my birthday month and I got my first birthday present from my buddy Steve.  A few weeks back I tweeted, facebooked and blogged about these Hobbit feet slippers that I just loved.. and I happen to mention that my birthday was coming up. I've had friends tell me that they wouldn't be surprised if I get a few pairs of these, since I'm always hard to buy for, when I say I like something everyone is going to get them.. now I'm not so sure about that but I did get my first pair in the mail today... and I love them. If I do get multiple Hobbit feet, the more the merrier say. They are extremely soft and look great. Thanks Steve C. for getting me these awesome slippers.

My Gimpy Life Podcast Episode 105

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Show Notes:

This CompanionCast covers Season 1 Episode 5 - The Commercial (Season 1 Finale)

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, Gary Anthony Williams, Jeff Winkler, Kristin Ingram, Eric Acosta, Yuri Lowenthal, Patrica Tallman and Extra's Jes and Jamie

I hope you enjoy a look behind the scenes of Season 1 Episode 5 - The Commerical


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Editing Gimpy Life

Tonight I stayed up late editing the final CompanionCast for My Gimpy Life webseries since it's due to be released tomorrow morning. Though season one has ended, I still have a few ideas for some followup episodes before I decide what to do with this podcast. I haven't heard if there is going to be a season two, which if it happens I'll be back from that. But it's a wait and see kind of thing. Maybe I'll release monthly or bi-monthly podcasts every so often updating folks on Teal's life... who knows. I plan to sit down with Teal sometime soon to record a follow up podcast and we can decide where we want the podcast to go next. It's been a fun but short run but I have a feeling this isn't the end of My Gimpy Life Podcast.

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 16 & 17

Here I am at Age 16 and 17. I have a cast on my wrist in the picture because I broke my wrist while dirt biking / ATVing with some buddies of mine. It's also the first time I had alcohol. On the first day of a six day trip I was riding an ATV and going up a hill when it stalled. I pushed the right brake for the front wheel but it didn't work so I pushed the left brake for the back and didn't realize that doing so would make the ATV flip backwards over me and tumble down the hill. At first I thought I sprained my wrist but it soon swelled to triple the size. We wrapped it up and since we were dudes and it was only the first day we didn't give it much thought. I would take pain meds here and there and I didn't go to the hospital until I got home a week later as it was still swollen. The docs looked at the xrays and said.. yep.. it's broken and it's amazing that you survived a week without having it checked. So they put a cast on it for a few weeks until it was healed.

My Age 17 picture is my Senior Prom picture. I went with a really good friend of mine Meisha. She and I had gone to the Winter Formal together the previous year. I remember being a nervous wreak having to ask her to go to the prom with me. It was a fun night of friends and dancing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Buffy Bro Night

After work I headed over to my buddy Robert's place for our Buffy watch/rewatch. He ordered some yummy Italian food and we started with some episodes from season two. First up was "Inca Mummy Girl" Which when it first started I was like.. oh this isn't one of my favorites but after it was over I actually really enjoyed it. Not sure why my memory had me not liking it. And it also introduced Oz (Seth Green).

Next up was Reptile Boy, again not one that I remember fondly but really enjoyed. I liked Willow in this one.. as she really stuck up for Buffy and how Angle and Giles were treating her... good stuff.

Our final episode for the evening was one of my favorites from Season Two.. Halloween. This one has so much going on. But the big reveal about Giles/Ripper was just enough to get you wondering. And once again Willow in her "sexy" ghost outfit was pretty hot.

Three really enjoyable episodes. I'm so happy that I'm rewatching this series with someone who's seeing it for the first time. They tend to see things or think things that you never did. Can't wait to continue our Buffy watch next week.

I crashed at Roberts place tonight since I had to be up early for work the next day. So after the third episode we called it a night and went to bed.

Playing with Photoshop

This morning I was suppose to work on My Gimpy Life 105 but honestly I've been working on podcasts so much lately I wasn't in the mood and needed a break so instead I worked on something I've been wanting to do for a while. I want to alter some pictures of The Geek Mob's adventures at Vasquez Rocks in our Star Trek uniforms. This is what I came up with.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Got up at 5:00am and left my house at 5:30. Chris was heading back to Montana. :(  Luckily he was flying out of Burbank but still had to be there an hour early and the airport is still an hour away.  Got him there at 6:30am for a 7:30 flight. We said our goodbyes (or as I like to say, "See you later").  And I'm happy to say there were no tears. And honestly I don't know if that's good or bad.

I care for Chris more then I have ever cared for him, and miss him when he's not around but maybe because we talk almost everyday online and we are working on several "secret projects" together he's never far from my thoughts. And with his special dog tags that he gifted me he'll always be close to my heart.

I didn't have to be at work until 10am and it was currently 6:30am. I didn't want to drive home so I asked my buddy Robert if I could crash at his place and of course he said yes. I got to his place at 7:30 and crashed, I was so tired. My alarm went off at 9:30am and I headed into work. I don't know if the nap helped me or hurt me. I was not feeling so great and before the nap was actually feeling okay.

Mondays are always bad here at work and having very little sleep the entire weekend it made it even worse. The lack of sleep was so well worth it for spending as much time I could with Chris. There's always tonight to catch up on some sleep... or not.

I have two podcasts due this week My Gimpy Life Ep 105 and MASH 4077 Podcast #38. So when I got home from work I made some dinner before starting on My Gimpy Life. I got everything strung out and it was 11pm and I couldn't keep my eyes open so I opted to go to bed as I'm no good if I can't thing properly.

42 Pixs til my 42nd Birthday - Days 14 & 15

Age 14
Age 15
Today is Age 14 & 15...  When I posted Age 14 I got the most reaction... Yeah I hit puberty.  I still can't get over how much hair I use to have. What I wouldn't give to still have those curly locks.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Guild, Gauntlet & Goodies

Today when I got up Jes, Nicki and Olivia had already left for the set of The Guild season six. Chris and I didn't have to be there as early so we got up at 7am and I made biscuits and gravy for all who stayed over last night. Dallas, Aaron, Rupert, Anthony, Jennifer and Chris. We ate breakfast and hung out for an hour.

I then proceeded to kick everyone out of my house as Chris and I headed down to LA for the shoot. Chris was not extraing today and instead was actually working (paying gig) as a art PA.  I spent the first half of the day interviewing cast members. I then moved on to working on Chris and my "special project" and then went back to interviewing cast members. This was my last day on set though they still have two more days of shooting. I didn't get interviews with many of the main cast members so I'll have to go over to their place in the near future and interview them.

We left set at 7pm and headed east to my brothers. Chris purchased a Gauntlet 2 stand up arcade game. He was going to send it to my house but because I live off a dirt road the delivery truck wasn't able to deliver it to me so instead he had it delivered to my brothers house so we were heading there now as they just drop it off this afternoon. Took about and hour to get to my brothers. Once I was there my nephew Kenobi had to show me his room and all his stuff as Chris got a tour of Mike's house. We headed out to the garage and unpacked the game, plugged it in and started to play. We only had a half hour before we had to head home (had to get Chris to the airport really early the next morning). But Chris, Mike and I had a blast. I don't know what it is about playing a multi player video game but we were going wild and it was AWESOME!!! Can't wait to get this game to my house so we can play it on movie marathon weekends.

On our way home we picked up some Wienerschnitzel for dinner. Again Chris hadn't had Wienerschnitzel since he left CA. Got home around 11pm and went to bed around 11:30pm.. have to be up at 5:30am tomorrow. Spent a fun filled day with my best bud.