I am home now, and ready to get back to writing as I storyboarded and wrote a whole bunch of other stuff during the seminar (woops!). I am also going to Google how the hell to get beetroot stains off my hands as I just peeled 3 of them and look like I have committed some serious murders – agh!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
where to start?
Blogging is truly a discipline that I have yet to master. If I don't blog each day, I loose the desire to do so and then I think about the fact that I really don't have anything to write about. Then I get hate mail from my mother (this seems to be a recurring theme in my blog entries) and then I get back on the band wagon to realize that my life is in fact not as dull as I make it out to be because I am always stumped as to where to start writing.
So that this does not become an epic, biblical proportion entry, I shall start with my weekend...
Saturday March 13th, 2010
One of the thing that I LOVE about living in Southern California is that even in mid March, it is warm enough to out on a pair of shorts and a tank top, sit outside and soak up the sun with a book. Did I do this? Nope – Ryan and I tackled 6 loads of laundry that we had been putting off for 3 weeks (agh)! Not exactly exciting stuff, but luckily my friends Sarah and Jesse are in town from NYC at the moment so they managed to whisk me away (with the Pig) to Larchmont for a coffee and a catch up – so great!
The remainder of the day was spent folding said laundry, reading, and writing before I had a hankering for grilled cheese and tomato soup. Therefore I whipped up a batch of yummy soup and called it a day!
Mind blowingly interesting stuff - I know!
Sunday, March 14th 2010
My friends Whitney, Tara and I all worked on the movie “Funny People” together and have been fast friends ever since. We try to meet at least once a month for brunch... Anyhow, my friend Tom from Europe, worked on the movie “Get Him To The Greek” (coming out later this year) which Whitney and Tara worked on too so now our threesome has become an awesome foursome! Why am I telling you all of this?
Well Sunday, Tom dragged my but on a hike to Runyon Canyon again – and again, I hated getting there but ended up really enjoying it (sigh – when will I learn?). He brought along his friend Brandon who worked on “Greek” with him and we all huffed and puffed our way to the top.
We then went to white trash IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) which I KNOW is nasty, but it holds a deer place in Tom and my heart as it was one of the places you hear and see from over seas as the pinnacle of Americana and therefore we still get a little tingle of excitement at the “endless pancakes” and salads that come in industrial sized mixing bowls (all for the low price of $4.99)!
Anyhow, we met with Whitney and Tara there for our feast of fried food (delicious) and caught up with everyone’s news. Whitney is the assistant to Jonah Hill,
Tom the assistant to Russell Brand, Tara the production secretary on “Bad Teacher” (a new Cameron Diaz movie) and Brandon does EPK (behind the scenes for movies) and is working on the new “Battleship” movie that is going to start shooting in Australia soon.
We talked, talked and then talked some more (we may hold the record for being able to hang at IHOP the longest – I believe that we were there for about 2 hours Sunday)!
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Ryan’s Birthday – Hurrah! Well not really seeing as he had work from 7am – 5pm and then school until 10:30pm (waaa). Therefore I grabbed the pig, went over to Alia and Sabrina’s and left for a road trip up the coast to Leo Carrillo beach where they have caves, rock pools and great beaches. I wanted to explore this area as my friend Helen Kim had been a few weeks before and her photos looked great. She told me where to go etc and low and behold, when we got there I knew EXACTLY where I was as we had shot several scenes of the movie “Inception” right there (duh)! Naturally whilst I was working I didn't really have time to explore the rock pools and caves so it was great nonetheless!
Before we ventured, I had picked up some delicious macaroons from this great French Bakery called “La Provence” in Beverly Hills
(as this is where I also pick up Ryan’s Birthday Cake every year)! We found a little cave by an empty stretch of beach, laid a blanket down, ate macaroons,
played in the waves,
explored the rock pools and ran around
– what a grand way to spend the day!! I was sure that Little Pig would over heat and threaten to die, but he was in fact fine with little rests in the cave!
I will definitely be going back there as it was a little paradise!
On the way home we stopped at the Malibu Kitchen and got some sandwiches and drinks – it was so yummy.
It was then time to go home so I could prepare Ryan’s Birthday dinner etc.
Tuesday, march 16th 2010
Today was up and out of the house early with my friend Mischa to go to USC
for a seminar presented by UCLA and USC on “Transmedia, Hollywood: Selling/Telling the Story” (phew)! I was not really sure what to expect, but spending the day with Mischa can never be bad so went along!
Mischa picked me up at 8:15am, we hit up Starbucks and then were on our way. The first panel was kind of interesting but I just felt like they were stating the obvious. Therefore Mischa and I played hooky for the 2nd panel and went off to the little farmers market down the street for lunch (best idea ever!).
We had a great time sampling everything and then decided on Mexican for lunch (yum)! Afterwards we went back for the 3rd panel and actually skipped out of that one early as well as it was a little dull. We went for food again (aka back to the farmers market for some REALLY yummy berries) and then drove back to Hollywood!