Saturday, October 13, 2012

Painting the House - Day One

Jen and I got up around 8ish, had some breakfast before going out front and starting this painting adventure. I had put the call out to friends several weeks ago asking for assistance and Jen is the only one to answer. I know folks had other plans but I have to admit I was hoping that more of my friends would come to help out.... oh well Jen and I will tackle this monster paint job.

I had hoped that Jen and I would be able to knock out the front of the house today... I should have known better. It was hot and the front of the house has alot of weird angles and trim. Three hours in and we had barely painted anything. Our arms were tired and we were hot and exhausted.  We took a lunch break and headed to El Pollo Loco.

Got back to the house and jumped back in. Jen had to leave at 3:30pm so I continued solo until the sun went down. I tried my best to get at least one coat of the main color on the wall and I did manage that for 2/3's of the front of the house.

I called it a night when it got so dark that I couldn't see what I was doing anymore. I came inside and worked on organizing all the media (podcasts) that I had recorded over the past few days. During this time my buddies Rupert and Aaron arrived. They were going to stay the night so they could help tomorrow with the painting. 

Needless to say I was very disappointed in the amount of work that I actual got done. With a bit more help I'm hoping to accomplish more tomorrow. I hope to finish at least the front of the house by tomorrow evening... will see.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Interviewing Greg and Red 5 (Podcasting)

Today was another interview day. I booked some time with my super busy friend Greg Aronowitz. We haven't had a good one on one conversation in over a year (can't believe that). Got to his place around noon and decided to go out to lunch. I always enjoy my lunches with Greg, we catch up on each other life but my favorite part when talking to Greg are the amazing stories he has, he's been in the industry for a long time and have worked with so many great artists, like Spielberg and Lucas. I could just sit there all day and listen to him talk.

We had a nice lunch and then headed back to the barnyard (what's Greg's place is called). Set up and then started the recording. I first did a quick interview with him on the work he did with My Gimpy Life for my My Gimpy Life Podcast. He created the book cover that Felicia's is reading in Episode 4.

After that we talked about The Guild season six for the next hour and fifteen. Lot's of cool insight and little known information. After I as done with that I interviewed him for my other podcast Confessions of a Fanboy, he talked his love for Star Wars. This has got to be one of my favorite Confessions and I can't wait to get it out there for all to hear.

Once Greg was done I sat down and interviewed Alynne (Red 5). She was the art director for The Guild season six. We talked for a good hour about all sorts of cool behind the scenes stuff. One of her assistants was at the Barnyard as well and she worked on season six so I did a quick interview with Carrie. After that I went back to Red 5 to interview her about her big love, Disney. This would be another Confessions of a Fangirl. It was another fantastic episode.

So I thought this would be a three hour visit but it turned into a seven hour visit and it was awesome. After the interviews we all just kind of sat around can talked for bit.

Afterwards I headed home and of course got stuck in traffic. I stopped by Lowes around 9pm to pick up paint for the house, as this was going to start tomorrow. I had an idea of what colors I wanted (something similar to what I already have). I had to keep reminding myself that these colors aren't for me, they are to appeal to the new owners. So I got a ton paint and headed home.

A bit after I got home my friend Jen arrived. She was staying the night as she was going to help me tomorrow with painting my house.

It was a very productive podcasting day.. and I got to hang out with one of the coolest guys I know. 

Doctor Who P.S.


Came across this and had to share to all my fellow Doctor Who Fans. This was something that looked to be written but never filmed. It's a conclusion to the Ponds storyline. The ending of that episode was very bitter sweet. As the Ponds are ripped away from The Doctor but live a full and happy life in the past. This video goes a bit further.. and man get some tissues .. as this is a tear jerker.. so good.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Minecraft & Podcasts

Dwarf Hall
Today I woke up and and continued where my night ended. I jumped on Minecraft and really fleshed out Hobbiton. I'm really happy with how it's coming along.  I can recall if I mentioned this but Chris and I are re-creating our version of middle earth in Minecraft. Chris has been working on the Land of Men and the Dwarf Halls while I've been digging holes for Hobbiton. It's a ton of fun but very time consuming. 3 hours were gone just like that.

I got an email from Felicia Day who I was suppose to interview tomorrow but something came up and she said I could push it forward to 9am (which doesn't work so well for me) or come in this after noon at 2. So I ended my fun on Minecraft and loaded up my audio equipment and packed it in the jeep. An hour and a half later I was sitting in my car in front of Felicia's house making sure I had brought everything.

Taken during one of The Guild's Xmas Specials
Went to the back of her house to her Geek and Sundry offices where I found her with her boyfriend. We chatted for a few minutes before her boyfriend left leaving us to record. I set up my equipment while Felicia and I chit chatted. I had planned to talk to her about all of season six of The Guild for the companioncasts but after talking forty-five minutes about episode one I knew I wouldn't get through everything. So we opted to talk about just the first episodes and then I'll come back and talk about the remaining episodes at a later date. It was a blast chatting with the creator of The Guild. Got some cool insights into what she was thinking when she was writing this season. We talked for about an hour and 15 when the interview come to a close. What I didn't expect was to sit down and chat with her for another hour about personal stuff.

I would call Felicia a friend, but we don't have that kind of friendship where I could call her up and say.. "let's have lunch" or "let's hang out". But for the first time we actually just hung out and just chatted like friends... it was pretty epic.

Afterwards I said my goodbye and headed back home. Traffic was pretty bad but I was still on cloud nine after my conversation with Felicia. So I didn't mind it at all.

Stopped into town to get some dinner before heading home and crashing and watching some TV before bed.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Busy Day

Today was all about podcasts. I put a call out for Fanboys and Fangirls to contact me if they wanted to be on my Confessions of a Fanboy podcast and I actually got about ten responses. So today I set up four interviews via skype, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Spent the morning working on finishing up the section of weed pulling between my house and garage. I've been working on that section for two weeks and it's finally done.  Watched some TV, and surfed the net waiting for 1pm.

My first interview was with BJ about his love of animation. Next was with Bob and his love of The Prisoner, Buffy and Dexter. Third was Jesse talking about Comic Books. All the interviews went well.

Time for a break from interviewing. I had a few errands to run and had to squeeze them in between the interviews. Went to UPS, then CVS to use the coinstar to exchange coins that have been accumulating for years. I wound up having $523 dollars.. how crazy is that. When using these coinstar machines they charge a fee of 9.6% of your total. But they offer gift cards to popular stores and those are fee free. So I opted to spread that money over several gift cards. Amazon, Chili's, CVS and Lowes. I did get about $150 in cash and did pay the 9.6% fee.

After CVS I did indeed to go Lowes to pick up painting supplies for this weekend painting of the outside of my house. After Lowes I stopped by Costco gas (it's the cheapest gas I could find) filled up my tank, then went to an ATM to deposit a check, then to the post office to drop of a letter and finally Taco Bell to pick up some dinner.

Got home around 6:15 and had about a half hour to eat before my next interview with Steve about Lost Girl. After this interview we talked for an additional 2 hours. We've actually been online friends for several years, he's a huge supporter of many of my podcasts and we never actually talked so this was our first time and alot of fun.

After talking to him I did what I have done the past week or so.. jumped on Minecraft and play for 2 to 3 hours.. so addictive.

Alien Nation: The Newcomers Podcast Ep 10

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Show Notes

Brothers Kenny and Michael Mittleider review and discuss a short lived but very socially aware TV series from the late 80's early 90's ALIEN NATION. Each podcast we will review a single episode in sequential order starting with the Pilot. Will give you our thoughts on the episode as well as some fun behind the scenes information.

Today we cover Season 1, Episode 10 - The Game

Directed by David Carson
Written by Craig Van Sickle & Steven Long Mitchell
Original air date November 20, 1989

Plot Summary: During the Day of Decent, George is confronted with his past as a slave on the spaceship, when it appears that an old Russian Roulette style game he was once forced to play has returned. Will George take revenge for his brother, who died being hit by a bolt of salt water while playing the game on the ship.

Hope you enjoy it,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Typical Day

My Daily Routine:

Wake up
Checked my email/twitter/facebook
Do some Yard Work
Checked my email/twitter/facebook
Watch TV
Checked my email/twitter/facebook 
Work on Podcasts
Checked my email/twitter/facebook 
Try and work out
Checked my email/twitter/facebook 
Checked my email/twitter/facebook 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Working Out, TV, Lunch, Podcast & Minecraft

Started today with working out, this was a full work out.. half hour on the elliptical and half hour working with weights. I haven't worked out in months and I hope this is the start of a routine. Only time will tell.

Did more yard work and tried to stay productive. I watched a bit of TV, still have a ton of it recorded on my DVR.

Had lunch plans with Dallas, this was my first one on one visit. I picked him up from his place and headed to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Well first we planned to go to Islands in Encino but when we got there it was gone. Guess it's been a while since I've been there.. so we then opted for P.F. Chang's which was at the galleria.

Had a nice lunch with Dallas and got to know each other a little better. Afterwards we to a local store called Urban Home and checked out furniture, not sure why.. didn't plan to buy anything but it's always fun. Afterwards Dallas opted to walk home to get some exercise and I headed back up to my place.

Once back home and edited the next Confessions of a Fanboy, this time with fangirl Jen. Got that edited, converted and uploaded in about three hours.

Spent the rest of the night playing Minecraft.. roughly 3 hours until finally going to bed about midnight.

Please Consider Making a Donation

I love doing podcasts, maybe that's why I currently have five running and one in the works. Unfortunately at this time you can't really make any money off of podcasting so everything comes out of pocket to pay for URL, websites, equipment and such. Times have been rough for me lately, work wise and I'm finding it harder and harder to continue to support all these podcasts. I don't want to stop doing these as it's something that I'm very passionate about. So I'm turning to my listeners for some help.

I know times are hard for everyone right now but if you enjoy any of my Geekyfanboy Productions Podcasts "Knights of the Guild", "My Gimpy Life Podcast", "Confessions  of a Fanboy Podcast", "MASH 4077 Podcast" and "Alien Nation The Newcomer Podcast" please consider making a donation to help support these podcasts. If all my listeners donated a dollar a month I would have plenty of funds to continue running all these podcasts. So if it's $1 to $100 dollars it's all very much appreciated. I made it nice and easy (if you use Paypal).. all you have to do is click on the donate button and it will take you directly to my donation page.  Thank you for all the love and support I have gotten over the years with my podcasts. I truly have the best listeners/friends around and I hope to continue doing this for many years to come.

Confessions of a Fanboy #10

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It's time for the next installment of Confessions of a Fangirl... with Jen Ramirez. We discuss her fandom for Punk Rock Music.

Short Bio: Jen is 30 years old. Lover of music (particularly punk), gaming, and general geeky things. Currently, she's an I.T. technician. She still works at the same company she started working for as a File Clerk when she was 19.

If you want to confess your fanboy or fangirl-ism to me send me an email at

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @FanboyPodcast, or follow the Host Kenny @Geekyfanboy. And my guest Jen can be found at @hxofficemonkey

Please go to our podcast page on Facebook and "Like" us.. just click HERE

Hope you enjoy,

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Fun Sunday Hanging with Jen

Today started off where last night ended... more Minecraft. I was waiting for me friend Jen to arrive. She had planned to hang with me today. I only got about a half hour of play in before she arrived. I said goodbye to Chris and hello to Jen.. We talked for a bit, Jen and my conversations are never boring. For some reason she and I can talk about anything and be brutally honest and not be embarrassed. That's something that I have always loved about your relationship.

The conversation turned to Chris and my secret project which she is a part of and the creative juices started to flow.  For the next few hours we discussed "things" about the project. She had some great input and insight.

Around 1pm we took a break and went to El Pollo Loco to eat some lunch. Once back we skyped chatted with Chris and the three of us brainstormed about the secret project (I can't wait until i can share this with everyone). We spent a few hours going over things.

Jen came to visit but she was also answering the "request for help" with my house. So she and I went out back and pulled weeds for a half hour. She realized my frustration, after you spend a half hour out there on your hands and knees and your tired then you look back at what you did and it looks as though you've barely done anything. 

We came inside for a break and we sat down to record a Confessions of a Fanboy/girl. It was an interesting conversation because she is a fangirl of punk rock music. I should have the podcast edited and uploaded early this week. After the podcast we planned to go back out to the yard and finish pulling weeds in this section of property but instead we talked for the next two hours. We talked about everything and it was fantastic. Around 7:30pm I was getting hungry so I made some spaghetti for dinner. Jen wasn't hungry so I ate while we watched LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. She loved it. It was now a little after 8 and she was going to call it a night and head back home to Anaheim. I appreciate her driving all the way up here to help me out.

After she left I watched Once Upon A Time S2 Episode 2 with my bestie Chris. Wow what an amazing episode. This series continues to amaze me and it is by far my favorite new series on TV right now. So it was a great ending to a fantastic day.

Thanks Jen for visiting today, for great conversations, for helping with the yard work, for your contribution to our "secret project", for recording a Confessions podcast with me and of course for your friendship, which means the world to me.