First...Shelly had surgery scheduled for today so I was already in a bad mood worried about her.
My back was KILLING me so I had to call the doctor for some relief. They couldn't see me until late this afternoon so I went to the hair salon and to get my brows done because I'm traveling tomorrow early morning. It stormed ALL.DAY.TODAY so traffic everywhere was simply ri-damn-diculous to say the least.
I went straight from salon to other salon to doctor's appointment without any breaks. Just DRIVING AND RAIN. The doctor told me I'm having major muscle spasms all up and throughout my back. He asked what in the world had I been doing.
Carrying a 60lb dog up and down the stairs.
Doc: Um...yeah...that probably did it. She weighs almost half of what you weigh. Not smart.
So I got pain pills (sample because the pharmacy didn't have what I was prescribed) and muscle relaxers and then Robby calls and dumps some bad news on me. His schedule has gotten so hectic he's not going to be able to travel with me in the morning. I know it's best someone stays here with Lucy anyway but I'm not all that happy with her right now because of my back.
I'm sitting here on this sofa annoyed as hell. Too much to do and my back is all kinds of jacked up. I have to travel alone tomorrow to go to a place I'm unfamiliar with and I'm seriously not feeling that. Erica B. and crew will be there tomorrow evening but still.
Today has just really been a jacked up day in Monnie-land. I haven't packed. Robby isn't home to get the suitcases out the horrid basement storage and my hair has that just-done-but-out-all-day-in-the-rain look to it.
I really, really hate it when people call me before 10.
The guy at my dentist's office almost got cussed slap, smooth out the other morning when he called at 7:58 am to remind me about a damn appointment a week away. Why didn't I? That's his job and I'm sure he doesn't need shit that early in the morning. LOL!
Lucy is feeling much better but we were concerned about traveling and leaving her medication in the hands of a sitter.
Framily stepped in so I didn't have to worry so much but we cut the trip way short so we didn't have to be away from her for too long.
I don't know if I can do Halloween without Target.
I was upset that someone didn't see what I saw in something.
I still am.
You're not supposed to do stuff you're not supposed to do Shelly.
Will I EVER forgive Katherine Heigl?
SHE KILLED DENNY!
I'm way achy this morning and am starting to think it's our mattress. I was researching new ones a minute ago but life got in the way and I stopped.
Might have to hit repeat on that process.
I was sitting in bed this morning and thought I heard something in my attic. I had my hand on my purse in about 2 seconds while I FROZE.
For the first time in my life I have an everyday bag. I bought it specifically because it was light, crossbody and can fit my iPad. I'd been searching for one for a while and am super happy with what I decided on.
I'm so not ready for cold weather.
Except it means those damn SarahPalin bugs (stink bugs) will DIE, JUST DIE!
I hate those things man.
Did yall know that Robby talks softly to bugs as the picks them up and puts them outside?
Complete opposite of my reaction and action.
I show love for people by cooking for them.
I'm sooooo kuntry like that.
I really love what I do.
I have a big secret. Big, big, HUGE!
I've been purging big time. The house feels lighter.
My basement storage however? Sheesh! NIGHTMARE! I seriously feel like that big snake that was in Harry Potter must live down there because I can't see ISH! I wish someone would just show up with a big truck and cart all of the stuff out of there. Except my holiday decorations of course.
So...the script is finally ready to share and registered with the Writer's Guild Association. Sure we have one or two tweaks that we're going to make to some dialogue once our brain wraps around what we want to say...but for the most part...it's finished. And now comes the most difficult part.
Casting. Lawd...this is a process indeed. We've put out some online casting calls already in order to get headshots and resumes of local actors. We go through these and start a file for each character and include the people who we think could possibly play them.
But that's only for the supporting actors. The REAL work comes into play for the lead female and lead male and especially for this one cuz we are looking for actors who have a body of work that is recognizable. And that means dealing with agents and whatnot.
First...you touch bases with folks you know who may know people you're interested in. (You make a wish list of actors which is actually pretty funny. Why you say? For a Black male you'll ALWAYS wish you could have Will Smith and the funny is you know THAT ain't happening. ROFL!) Those people might be someone you've met at a festival or something which is why it is always important to network during industry events cuz you never know who knows whom.
Direct connects are good because you can skip the agent in a way. See...an agent has to show an actor any offers and scripts that come their way but they can influence whether or not the actor is interested. Going straight to the actor they can say what they wanna do themselves and that seems to be more desireable for an independent filmmaker.
If you don't have a direct connect you contact their agent. To do that you either use your IMDB Pro account that you pay for to have access to that information or you ask Mr. Google and hope the actor in question has a website that lists their agent or that the information is somewhere out there in internet land. But I say just pay for the IMDB Pro account. MUCH simpler.
So that's where we are now. Smack dab in the middle of talking to agents and whatnot regarding our first choices to play the leads. The film has VERY emotional scenes for both the male and female lead so they gotta know how to bring it and...they have to be visually appealing to us. Why? We like to bring the pretty. LOL!
Finding the right leads will propel the search for the supporting cast as well. We can't identify the parents of the leads without knowing what the leads look like for instance and hey...you don't want the best friend of the male lead to be taller than the lead or anything like that. Lots of stuff you have to take into consideration that you don't even know about before starting AND...your shooting schedule depends on your leads as well. You could find the perfect people but they're not available when you've decided you want to shoot so basically...this is the most important part to get this process steamrolled.
Do people at work know about any of your personal business other than the basics? What do you think of co-workers who gossip with each other so much and know all about each other's stuff that the person who doesn't share is labeled "stuck up?'
I really need to know what is wrong with me. I can't seem to move on from my ex and it has been a year now. I've even moved to another state for a job I'm not really loving just to change my scenery and I can't stop thinking of him or wishing we were still together. I go out on dates with other guys and I know I don't give them the type of attention I should and then it just fizzles out. I'm about to go home for homecoming and I'm excited that I will probably see him. What is wrong with me and what can I do about this? Shouldn't I be over him?
What types of punishments do you use for your children that you feel are effective? If you've threatened to spank a child for doing something and they keep doing it...what do you replace the spanking with?
At what age do YOU think men and women start being emotionally yoked? Some folks say it's difficult for a woman in her 20s to date a man in his 20s because they are still stuck on playing video games, kicking it and having fun when a woman is beginning to think about nesting. Do YOU agree?
I realized recently that I have never worked with a lot of black people before and it has become a challenge for me via forms of business communication. In my previous career I was always praised for being extremely professional and detailed oriented. In my current career, wherein I'm dealing with mostly black people, I find that my being extremely professional and detailed oriented is described as cold and bitchy. Or that I'm "doing too much" when I'm simply doing my job. The problem I have with this is that I have a feeling that if my same emails were sent by someone white, there wouldn't be a problem and I feel this is worse because a lot of the people I work with know what I look like and know I'm a black woman. These same people send out emails full of typos and major grammatical issues to business associates (no matter who they are) that make me cringe when I see them. These grown men and women type business emails as if they were in middle school and sending texts to their best buddy but this is acceptable and my emails are cold and bitchy and I act like I have a chip on my shoulder. I'm hoping the tribe has some advice for me as to how to handle this because it is an extreme challenge for me. Should I start writing emails and then proofread them looking for areas I can misspell and insert slang in order that my current peers feel comfortable about the way I conduct myself during business communication?
I do a lot of grumbling and this morning I felt extra grumbly. I woke up with creeks and whatnot and put on a robe to come down and fix Robby's lunch. I took some Advil PM last night because I was hurting a bit so I got up HARD.
Then...I grumbled as I got Lucy's big azz and brought her down the stairs with me because she can't stand not being in the same room I'm in.
Then...I grumbled as I was down in the cabinets looking for one of those little azz containers that I put Robby's two tablespoons of salad dressing in cuz they were all way in the back apparently.
And I grumbled as I put his lunch together.
Then...I poured me a cup of coffee and posted up on the sofa in my spot. Lucy came over and I picked her up and put her next to me. Jaru came over and put his humongous head in my lap and Robby came down and kissed and hugged me. Reminded me of something I needed to do before I headed out for meetings today and told me thanks for making his lunch which I do everyday. He told me he loved me and then rolled out to work hard to make sure we have everything we need and most of what we want.
I grumble a lot.
Truth be told however...I wouldn't change ANYTHING about my life.
Boudreaux suddenly quit drinking, took a bath, quit his poker games and stopped foolin’ around. He started cutting the grass around the church, even painted it and was faithful to be first to attend on Sundays!
Father Thibodeaux asked him what about dis wonderful change that had done overtook him. Boudreaux explained, "I heard "Crisis in the Gulf" and if He’s dat close, I wanna be good to go!