Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hey All

I can say for certain that this February has been without a doubt one of the busiest February's in a long time. At the beginning of the month, I had to babysit Matt before he left for Afghanistan for good. He had been ping ponging between here and Gaguetown for months, and so by the time he left for good, our attitudes to each other were "screw you". After that, I kept getting calls from relative asking me if I had heard from Matthew and all that. Started to get a little sick of it, to be honest. And I also had to pick up my folks from the airport yesterday.

In my film class, we finally shoot OUT IN THE COLD for a measly 25% of our mark. I was the locations department, and in four days, got only four hours of sleep at a time. On the first day, my feet were soaked from trudging through the snow for hours to set up this huge 20ft by 20ft tent. On the second day, I had to empty out a mud pit that had formed in the tent due to the space heaters. On the third day, due to a freak snowstorm I had to literally hold up one of the sides of the tent for 45 minutes straight. And on the fourth, I was on call for 17 hours straight. We had a little wrap party the night after, and it was the first time I was consciously drunk. I should remember that for when we're working our asses off on our final projects.

After that, my computer starting acting up again, and in an attempt to not take it to get cleaned at a computer place and save money, I ended up completely wiping my hard drive. I've spent the last two day rebuilding my computer. Luckily, I had e-mailed some of my more important files to others and myself so I was able to salvage a few files. My downloads on the other hand I have to start all over again. And I still need to install Studio 9 back on there. I also ended up having to buy Office 2007 and update my computer again so that it would run.

And this morning, I had to call some roto-rooter guys to come in to unclog the sewage pipes that was making sewage come out of the basement shower. When they left, I still had to clean up the small pile of crap that was at the bottom of the shower. Just turn the water on to get most of it, and whatever was left I got with a towel.

And March isn't going to be any better. It'll be massive assignments from here on till mid April. I'm praying for mid-April to come so that I can go home to the farm and work for three weeks to alleviate the cash I've been hemmoraging. I'll be lucky if I don't end up fat(ter) and broke in 7 weeks.

On another note, this girl I've been talking to and hanging out with for a few weeks now has told me that she's not looking for a big relationship at this point since she's going back to Saskatoon in a month, so I have to start up all over again on And while I was glad to see Marty finally win for Best Director, I was kinda hoping for a Best Picture win for BABEL. THE DEPARTED is a really good film and all that and I didn't scream at the tv this year when it won like I did last year when CRASH won over BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. But while THE DEPARTED was a really good, entertaining flick, BABEL had that slight edge over it that made me want to see it win more.

Than again, as I grow old I'm starting to get more apathetic towards the Oscars. I'm starting to care less over them.

Oh well, gotta get back to work.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:27 PM


Damn...guess I was smart to dump my film classes after one week in first year;D

Still...feel mighty empathetic for ya, reginaroadie. Never fun to go without sleep and be driven insano from all the assignments piling up:(


Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:30 AM


yeah I was hoping for Pan to win and I still can't believe after his amazing body of work and his performance, they didn't give the Oscar to Peter O'Toole

As for the production stuff HUGS and welcome to the glamour of film making:)


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