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Plum giddy

28 Jul
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Just plum giddy. On the set of ‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ with Miss Wisabus. Photo by Miss Wisabus.

I get plum giddy when I discover a new gem in the blogosphere…especially when one of them comes from the pen of a friend! Over the last few months I’ve unearthed a few, so now I’ve updated my blogroll, and I’m sharing the link luv with you:

Act OneMy screenwriting alma mater and a fabulous film family to become a part of. Now with blog.

Church of the Masses – The blog of Barbara Nicolosi: ‘theaters are the new church of the masses’

Cracked Pot Productions – This one is my own film production blog. Not updated often because I spend much more time here, but just in case you’re glutton for punishment.

First Rate Single Life – The blog of my Act One WP ’09 classmate Liz…who truly lives a first rate single life.

The Fowl Family – Better than reality tv…the blog of my friend Libby that follows her family drama of raising, growing, befriending, and eating chickens and guinea hens.

History With Mr. C – History teacher, coach & Christian.

Jill Brownlee – Producer/writer/fellow Act One alumni embarking on the journey of starting her own company.

Josh McKamie – Shooter of movies, co-founder of GoodDayJorge.com…visual magician.

Life in the Little Things – The blog of my friend Tiffany, a fellow redhead.

Miss Wisabus – The blog of my friend the writer, aspiring domestic goddess, and totalitarian dictator…who co-hosts Picture Shows & Petticoats with me.

My Life & Times – An op-ed blog by a foster/adoptive father and my go-to chef for advice, Jason.

The Personal Blog of Dr. John H. Watson – If you follow Sherlock, you know exactly what this is. If you don’t, please do.

The Pioneer Woman – Well, obviously.

Project Purple – The blog of my pal Wendi who loves purple…and is one of the most creative moms I know.

Toye’s Platforms – The blog of fellow Okie film fatale Toye. She loves shoes and movies. And she’s seriously talented to boot.

Two-Handed Warriors – The blog of Gary David Stratton, who served as the Director of Act One during my time in the Writing Program. Far more than just a blog — it’s a community network. And check out his blogroll.

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California Adventure 2012

6 Jul

It’s that time of year again — time to reconnect with my Act One family at our annual reunion.  This year — gulp — flights with Southwest tripled in price, so the length of my stay in LA was hijacked by the airlines.  Lucky for me I got to stay almost a week this time.  But it also meant my Act One friends had to put up with me longer this time.

I was blessed, blessed I tell you, to fly non-stop into LAX…and even more blessed to have a friend who was willing to make the drive down there to pick me up!  Miss Susie saved the day again — I arrived at LAX around 10pm on Wednesday night, and there she was at baggage claim with one question on her lips: “So what should we do first?  The Sprinkles ATM or the beach?  Or both?”  Well, both, silly. Continue reading

L.A. or bust

14 Aug

I can’t tell you how excited I was to rejoin my Act One family for a short reunion this summer.  It was a sunny Thursday when I flew out, but by the time I got in the air, there were some serious storm clouds gathering between me and my destination.  After a mechanical delay in Phoenix (on the same plane I’d already flown the distance from OKC on), I finally arrived in San Diego.

No typo.  I flew to San Diego to get to L.A.  That’s just how I roll. Continue reading