You Can Go Home Again

Well I’m back in Denver for the summer. Have been for a while now, just too lazy (honestly) to write anything in this blog…. which I doubt people actually read anyway. I’m looking for production work and so far it’s a no-go. There appear to be few opportunities for production students like myself in the Denver area. But I have decided that while I may not be working I can still be working on other things. For example, writing, researching, getting into shape (heh, yeah, right), and visiting family are all viable alternatives.

Wag the Public

Doesn’t it seem convenient that this Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal has prompted violent retribution from the radical militant Islamic groups? Now this soldier found in the conveniently extremely well documented prisoner abuse photographs says she was ordered to pose that way? I think she and others like her are going to take the fall as patsies. The US will take the blame but before any more major reforms can be made there will be more retribution from terrorist cells and/or the US will counter-retalliate and we’ll see a major clampdown and possibly an excuse to postpone the June 30 handover.

Car Alarm Insanity

There is a car parked across the street from my apartment for the last week now. It has a car alarm that goes off an average of at least once every half hour. Anything and everything apparently sets it off: passing busses, helicopters, airplanes, and stupid cars with their stupid ghetto noisy exhaust mufflers. I want to smash that car, throw a stick of lit dynamite under it, run it over with a bulldozer, drop it off a cliff, anything to get that DAMNED NOISE TO STOP! It’s driving me f*cking insane!

A Good Way to Track TV Seasons

I just had a funny thought: don’t know how far we are along in the TV season? Just count the number of contestants left on a reality series commercial. That’s how many weeks there are left in the season. 🙂

Spring Break and Beyond

I saw a drive-by shooting over spring break. But not in LA. I had to go home to Denver to see one. Something exhilarating, but not that I would care to repeat anytime soon.

Accidents Happening

So I’m walkin’ on my way to work this morning, mindin’ my own business… I’m the first one to cross the intersection SB at Hoover & Jefferson when I hear the revving engine of a motorcycle. I look to my left and there’s this guy on his bike in the #2 lane jumping and weaving out of control…. and approaching fast. He zooms through the crosswalk at around 30 mph about five feet behind me (I’m about halfway through the street at this time) and I turn to see him collide with the front third of a guy on a bicycle going through the crosswalk/intersection. There’s a large crashing sound, debris goes flying, and lots of students gather around. I call USC DPS emergency number (lots of kids are on their cellphones too) and the dispatcher says they’ve received the call and LAFD is on the way. Some people get the motorbike and bicycle out of the intersection.  A few minutes later LAFD arrives and the two vic’s are transported in the same ambulance (a bit of an irony). Even a student fro the Daily Trojan was there (the right place at the right time?). Fortunately, even seconds after the accident both victims were up and walking about. Thankfully the driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet because after he slammed headlong into the bicycle he skid into the front fender of a white 4-dr. Taurus that was waiting to make a left turn. I wait for half an hour for LAPD to show up but I decide to leave and let DPS give LAPD my contact/witness info. The only one left waiting besides the few DPS officers was the poor guy in the Taurus because he needed to get a report for insurance reasons. This was my brush with if not death then most certainly severe trauma.