Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New year

So, It's been a while. Update. We got a dog.

His name is Forsberg. He likes sand, Frisbee, and peanut butter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This month marked the one year anniversary of our residence in the current apartment. To celebrate, T and I have officially begun the search for new apartments. This move will be my fifth in the last three and a half years (Trevor's fifth as well). We have a lot of perfectly valid reasons to leave our current place... but what is wrong with us?

Seriously... any ideas?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

On living in Los Angeles

T and I have lived in Los Angeles for a year now, and have both been asking ourselves if this is where we want to be long term. Following is my formal analysis of our Los Angeles experience.

LA has options. There are a variety of concerts, museum exhibits, and old movie screenings available weekly. Since most of the show business population has immigrated here to from the Midwest and East, people tend to be open to meeting new friends. Everyone has spent a year or two as a broke and lonely production assistant, so they tend to be nice to the chick who's paying her dues.

con; Since most people have moved from elsewhere, the city lacks a sense of ownership or a unified identity. Everyone is here to fulfill their personal goals, so there is not a lot of community involvement or even awareness. While on an interpersonal level people are awesome, they also seem to have a sense of anonymity and entitlement which allow them to drive like jerks and not clean up their dog's poop.

pro; This is where T and I have been extremely lucky and thus pretty successful. Although starting at the bottom rung of any career ladder sucks, it's been well worth it to have the chance to work with a great team in a dynamic environment. And it's fun to see a project you've contributed to on TV.

con; If we decided to do leave TV, the economy sucks. Sucks. Sucks.

pro; The ocean is nice. The weather is nice. We see celebrities at the gym.

con; After more than a year of legislative gridlock, California has no state budget, and no funds available for any hypothetical budget. As a temporary solution, the state is issuing IOU checks as payment. Supposedly, the IOUs will be fully paid plus interest come October, but Banks have already started to refuse the IOUs. This not only makes it difficult for people to get the money they've earned (money which is critical in keeping the already sluggish economy moving), but the denials continue California's already bruised credit rating will crash. With no credit, everything stops. Good times.

pro; We've got restaurants, we've got ocean, we've got shopping, we've got great produce markets, we've got sunshine, we've got great people.

con; We've got traffic. We've got crowds. These alone negate many of the pros listed under Quality of Life and Culture.

CONCLUSION: Although life here isn't perfect, I don't think we'll be moving any time soon. We like the work, and having so many fun things to do and eat available within walking distance is pretty nice. However, the density of the population is tiring, and I'm not looking forward to watching the state infrastructure fall apart. We'll see what how things stand in four years.

In the meantime....come visit. It's pretty nice.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Europe, 2009

Trevor and I spent the first two weeks of June running around Europe with my brothers.

Did Not Suck.


Cebere, a little southern French town. We were all recovering from serious jet lag and this was a perfect little relaxing stop.

Paris. Yeah, it really looks like that.

Bruges. We were delighted at how much Belgium surpassed our expectations.

Heidelberg. I WILL be going tack to Germany.

Bern. Clean, green, fantastic.

Rome was actually my least favorite stop. I took this picture the only time I was not completely surrounded by other tourists.

Florence. Not Suck.

Barcelona. I really wish we had more time here, it was BEAUTIFUL.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weiner Babies.

One of our friends has been out of town for the last few weekends, so T and I have been doing some Doggie Sitting.
Note the camouflage pattern in their fur...these dogs are awesome.

This little brown ball of dog is Manhatten. She's a snuggle baby. Within seconds of each time Trevor or I sat down, we had a dog or two in our laps.

This is Indiana. She really wanted to play the Wii. She sat like this, whining for about an hour.

Here is Trevor distracting Indiana from the Wii. Trevor was such a good weekend Daddy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stop Everything.

Read this book

Before you see this movie.

Don't get me wrong... I'm not saying don't see the movie. I have really high hopes for the film. But just in case it sucks (even just a little bit) read the book first.

You have two weeks....................................................................GO