May 20th, 2013


And We're Back

In points, because Lazy Ghost_Light is Lazy, since the last time I bothered writing:


I survived my first shoot!  Filming the teaser for the T.V. pilot went very well overall!  There was still confusion with paperwork, but day-off I transitioned into being First Assistant Director and that was awesome!  I got to be the one in charge of the little clapboard and yell "Scene 1, take 8!"


The shoot ran late, so I didn't go to the roller derby test-up.  To be totally honest, I was pretty set on blowing it off anyway.


My neck just kept getting worse. Luckily Dr. Buddy was back in town and able to fit me in twice.  The first appointment he was outright appalled at how bad my neck was.  Everything was pulled to the right and he was really worried I'd ruptured one of my herniated discs.  Not the case, thank Zod, and it's been MUCH better since.


With my neck torqued, I blew off open skates and, like the rest of the league, the special outdoor training Shocker set up for us.  I also decided not to go to the first ever State Tournament in Fairbanks even though I would have gotten a ton of solid reffing experience because they were seriously under-rostered, but I decided that mostly because it was in Fairbanks.


That's pretty much the old news.  New news to come!



VivaVoom brought up a burlesque troupe from Seattle to perform at Koots and in Homer, so we are hosting one of the ladies this week.  Very sweet girl.


Friday night LonelyDumptruck, Frankie, Lola and I met up to take the guys shopping for outfits to wears to the Burlesque Hall of Fame  at the end of the month.  We hit a couple different places, with moderate success, and then had dinner at Table 6.  They are actually serving a Coke and red wine cocktail.  They're charging too much, but it was tasty.


Saturday morning I finally got to strap on my skates and go coach Jr. Derby.  Most of the regular crew was off in Fairbanks, so I ended up in charge of all the littles for warm-ups and both teams of bigs for the practice scrimmage.


We have our last public scrimmage of the season next Saturday. I'd heard that the plan was to keep doing regular practices all Summer, but it sounds like that changed.


After that I just bunkered, napped and watched LonelyDumptruck play Borderlands.  We made peanut butter noodles and then met up with folks from VivaVoom to see Sinner Saint Burlesque.


Wow!!  Their show was flat-out amazing!  The overall theme was forces of nature, and the numbers spanned from one about gravity to the Goddess Diana and the hunt.   The MC did a boy-lesque number as a bird of paradise with the full voice over from an episode of Planet Earth.  Seriously amazing stuff.  There were not after-show plans, so we just got too much Taco Bell and sat up until after 2 talking with our houseguest.


Sunday morning came early, and with the discovery that our box of wine had been leaking into the fridge all night long, so I cleaned that up and then we went to brunch with Stephanie, The Boy Who Kisses JDawgsPI and Geolinguist.  It was Beer and Bacon Day at Midnight Sun Brewery -  one piece of bacon per beer (per person).  We were those people and ordered an extra round of bacon.


Frankie and Lola turned their anniversary party into a bbq for the visiting burlesquers so we made brown rice salad for that.  I'd forgotten how awesome that dish is even though it used to be one of my go-to party foods.


It was actually a beautiful day after all the snow we got Friday and Saturday, so Stephanie and LonelyDumptruck rode their bikes to the party.  Frankie grilled up way too much food and we got to sit around the firepit and talk until late.


Good times.