Thursday, January 31, 2008

And Then, Something Awesome Happened

So, I'm sure everyone who reads this knows that I've made a couple movies in my time. Shorts, mind you, but movies nonetheless. And they were made by my "production company" Shoot the Moon Films (I put that in quotes because, when you self-produce, you can pretty much make up a name and that's all it takes for that "company" to exist). Shoot the Moon Films has a Myspace. And since I didn't do much filmmaking in the last year, the Myspace went frequently unchecked. I popped in today, to friend Schocholautte, the better to show of my video skillz to the band, who have invited me to make a music video with them. And discovered a message containing the following:

"We are seeking permission to use 'Nicoffeine' on Local Point TV. We are impressed with the short and think it would be a perfect fit for our channel."


Someone, someone who does not know me, has seen my movie and liked it enough to want to BROADCAST IT TO A WIDER AUDIENCE.

YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!!

I can't even believe this. Now we can't really jump to conclusions. The message is old and I don't know if the offer still stands. I wrote back to the guy to see what the deal is (after checking it out to make sure it's a legit thing). But the feeling that someone liked my work enough to want to distribute it, based solely on seeing it and it making him laugh? That feeling is indescribable and irreplaceable.

You guys, this is just fucking awesome.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Thoughts: I'm Tired Edition

Hi. I'm still alive. And I have been busy. And that's good. And I'm tired.

Today's Happy Thoughts:
  • I have enough fun things in my life that I am tired from them. That is a very good thing.
  • Schocholautte has been kicking ass, improving with every gig, being more fun to see every time I see them, and booking gigs like a motherfucker. They even got invited back to play Trash Bar on Saturday Feb 8th at 11 pm (write it down bitches), a place they've played once before which is a huge step.
  • I have discovered the Jamba Juice 3G Energizer Smoothie and it has kept me alive today. I'm not much of a smoothie girl, but I should be dead right now and I'm not because of this drink. Worth every penny of the 5 bucks. Though next time I will get the free extra Green Tea Caffeine boost so that it will last longer.
  • The Tea with Kris's Female Relatives I Haven't Met that I was supposed to go to on Saturday (meaning getting out of the house by 9 am) has been rescheduled, meaning I can actually sleep and not stress Friday night.
  • The Christmas Bonus-Funded Caribbean Vacation of My Extreme Relaxation is becoming more of a reality. I finally had some time to check out travel sites to figure out some packages I can afford and research those destinations. If I do this right, I could totally be spending 4 days in paradise. Very. Soon.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Oh Baby!

OK I've been keeping a secret, waiting for permission to spread the wonderful news and I finally have it.

Today's Happy Thought
  • I'M GONNA BE AN AUNT!!!!!! Kris's sister is pregnant, due in August. We are all very happy and excited for her. It was an unexpected blessing. We don't know the sex, but the baby has a healthy strong heartbeat and is somewhere between 9 and 12 weeks. This is extremely good and happy news and I am very happy about it and it is good to finally be able to talk about it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle

I am having a pretty rock 'n' roll terrific day.

Today's Happy Thoughts:
  • Victoria's Secret has been sending me emails about their sale for weeks. Today I finally found the time to go through the sale and see what I might buy. As it turns out, I got 4 new bras (and threw in a couple extra pairs of knickers to bump me up to the free shipping minimum) for under $80. Posh would approve.
  • After fretting about it, not having the time to figure it out after work last night, and changing a billion times this morning, inspiration struck me and I figured out the perfect thing to wear tonight.  (Posh strikes again. I've been reading her fashion book and as I'm straightening my hair, I'm thinking "what would Posh wear?" and BOOM!) Now I feel great and I look hot. Heels really do do wonders for how you feel about yourself.
  • After showing my boss how we are making progress on the project we are working on, she told me I was "doing good" and used my name instead of my nickname, which is usually how I'm referred to when she's asking me for something. So I'm "doing good." (Note: I did not correct my editor boss that she must mean I'm doing WELL.)
  • I may have actually found someone to cut my hair. She's a friend of my cafe boss, cuts her hair and does a nice job with it, and she doesn't charge an arm and a leg. We'll see what she does on Saturday and I may be in luck.
Tonight I have many more happy thoughts. I'm off to do more shopping, then a nice dinner out with Frank who I haven't seen in an age, and then another rockin' Schocholautte gig. I am going to be a tired puppy tomorrow but some things are worth it.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Willpower Is a Superpower

Hi everybody, especially potential new readers from my LJ. 

Today, the weather is something I like to call Evil Cold. And my shoes are falling apart. And I'm having one of those days you sometimes have in publishing where you have to redo a bunch of stuff you just did because someone gave you stuff that wasn't final or didn't think something all the way thru before they told you to do it. So today I really need a happy thought. And here it is.

Today's Happy Thought:

  • Even though I craved a nice greasy grilled cheese sandwich and also wanted to allow myself to have one to make up for all the crap I went through this morning, I held out and ate the lunch I brought with me instead. So now I get to feel good about myself because I have willpower. And that's pretty good. This is the first time since I decided to get back on the healthy eating track, that I have been sorely tempted to stray and it makes me very happy and confident to say that I resisted. 
I suppose the fact that I haven't murdered anyone in my office yet is no small miracle either :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Afternoon Delight

Sadly, not like that.

Today's Happy Thoughts:
  • I took the plunge. I signed up for a course at Gotham Writer's Workshop. Hopefully, this is where it begins, this journey towards an actual career in the entertainment industry. At least it will be fun, I will learn, and I will follow my resolution to Write. All the time. And also, they called me quite quickly to confirm my enrollment, giving me a feeling of professionalism I never got from The School of Lies, my former foray into Adult Education.
  • I'm giving my notice at the bookstore tonight. And because I have extreme empathy for my boss and feel very badly about leaving her, it's very important that I remember the positives. I will have all my nights and weekends to myself and no longer be held hostage by an as -yet-unmade schedule. I will not be on my feet for 5-8 hours at a time. I will not be abused by haughty customers. I will not be subject to the immaturity most of my coworkers exhibit. I will have freedom once again to do all that I want with my life. And for Chrissakes, I can still get a discount if I join the member program, it just won't  be quite as big. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Year of God, I'm Awesome

Happy New Year to all!!!!

As is usual in the holiday season, things have gotten away from me and I haven't posted. And there's no point in going back and rehashing the last two and a half weeks on my blog. Suffice it to say the holidays were great, full of love and fun. Work has been good, life has been great, and there's more to come. 

This positivity train I've been on has been really good for me the last few months. It's helped me deal with the bad, appreciate the good, and assess the past in a valuable way. I won't say it's a "resolution" to keep it up, it's just something I'm going to be doing this year, like eating healthier, exercising, and improving my home. If any positivity is resolved I would say it's about myself. I resolve to be more positive about myself, hence the year of God, I'm Awesome (as yoinked from the fellas at Rifftrax). I really am  happy about everything in my life and really grateful for and excited about the year to come. So, for the first day of the year...

Today's Happy Thoughts:

  • I got put in charge of a project at my job, meaning that in 6 weeks I have proven myself capable. I am now allowed to keep track of and organize components of a project at many stages, without being needlessly scrutinized, as I have unnecessarily and insulting been at some other jobs. Not only does being trusted with this make me feel good about myself, but also being in charge of organizing shit is kind of what I do best. Yay!
  • I am VERY excited for the writing class I will be taking, starting in two weeks. My most important actual resolution is Write. All the time. And I start to feel more and more that while acting is not enough for me and directing may just be a little too much for me yet, that I really do love the writing, the creating the story. So it's time for me to pursue that something that I love in a real way and make a go of it.
  • For no particular reason other than it's good, I'm really happy about my relationship. Sometimes the maturity with which Kris and I handle each other is absolutely astounding. Little things that would make other couples fight, we just acknowledge, accept and try to deal with. We very much appreciate each other and never take each other for granted. I could not ask for a better partner in my journey through this life. There is no one better for me than the man I love and I am very lucky he loves me back.
  • Let it never be said that I don't appreciate what I have. I really really enjoy all the great presents I got for Christmas and look forward to playing with them and getting tons of use out of them.
I wish a very happy, positive, and fruitful year to everyone I know and love. You are awesome, too.