Monday, July 25, 2011

My Good Friend Troi Ge

Came in at the last minute, and did great work on short notice. This was last year. See for yourself.

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For first time readers, this is from my 168 Project film, Black Friday, which premiered at the 168 Film Festival last year.  I'm pretty sure I could come up with another 3 to 4 hundred words about what a professional he is, however, outside forces are taxing the computer....

Leave a comment or a question.

72 and sunny in Redondo Beach. Despite what the weatherman would tell you.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How Many Pacific Viewers Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

An interesting if not comical situation came up in our Quest class Sunday. A little background, or a lot, depending on what you know about quests, and classes, and Sunday school. Pacific View Baptist Church holds one service Sunday mornings, at 930. If pastor doesn't run overtime, after the benediction, we're in the plaza for refreshments at around 1035, and our Quest classes start at around 11, weather permitting.

Or in this case, a flickering light bulb. Those of us that attended the Quest class Sunday last in room 3, were entertained with the answer to the classic joke. It all started when a fluorescent bulb started flickering. And Flickering, and then flickering some more.

We thought everything was ok, as last week, the light flickered, and then turned on completely. So, the leader of the class, stood on a chair, and opened the fixture up for inspection. First, he tried to simply screw the bulb back in. The problem with that was, he wasn't tall enough to make that happen. So, he grabbed another chair, and one of the guys in the front row, and another from the back row, got up to help him stay steady.

It was about at this point, the assistant pastor, who was attending this session of the quest class, mentioned that he just replaced it two weeks ago. It was about this time I chimed in with, "It's the fixture. We had that problem at our apartment recently." I didn't feel ignored when no one responded to this observation, as we needed to start Quest class, and it wasn't going to happen until we got this bulb fixed. So, our church treasurer went to get a replacement bulb.

Meanwhile, the three remaining guys were attempting to remove the fluorescent bulb from the fixture. As you know, it's not an easy task, even with a step ladder. And he was standing on two wobbly chairs that were purchased for our church sometime last century. As they got the bulb out, our treasurer returned with the replacement bulb.

He decided it would be a good idea to stand on an even ricketier stool that happened to be nearby. This required an additional guy to steady the stool, and to spot in case he did a Humpty Dumpty imitation. Fortunately, he managed to replace the bulb, and get down from the stool without incident. He also closed the fixture up, and everyone returned to their seats. The leader replaced the stool behind the lectern, at which point, he looked up and said, "That DOES make a difference!" And since he wasn't ready to start class yet, I was able to make my announcement about the Pot Luck this Friday.

Oh, the answer to the question? Seven. At least, that was my count.

72 and Sunny in Redondo Beach.

Which is next to Torrance. Which makes it a very fine community.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yeah, I Know, It's Been Awhile

Took this photograph myself.Image via WikipediaThe need to make money has precluded posting at this specific site simply because I've been doing other things, not related to Watchmaker. As I posted previously, this site will get back to its original intent, which is to move forward with this particular film. Of course, I have other things going on, that will lead up to Watchmaker being seen on a big screen at a theatre or drive-in near you. Of course, all the drive-ins near me have either been bulldozed to put up a shopping mall, or converted into a daily swapmeet.

But I digress....

I do have news relative to Watchmaker, which has indeed generated this particular bloviation. And yes, that is a word, if you can't find it anywhere, figure it out from context :)

I got a call from my writing partner about two months ago, and he stated, "We can get some Christmas money by optioning Watchmaker." I replied, "Cool." And the deal was done.

Or so I thought.

In the part of the industry I don't understand, things that are done deals take time.

So, to review, the money I thought I'd have for My 168 Project this year, won't be in my pocket until after the deadline for turn in.

Yes, I have managed to turn this Watchmaker update into a plea for money for My 168 Project. See what I did there? :)

Anyways, you know where the various donate buttons are, give what you can, and pray that I receive the rest, and that God allows me to successfully complete another 168 Project Film.

Oh, and as always, please, retweet.

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