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21 October 2008 @ 08:54 am
I'm probably not going to be posting on here much anymore, since I am a lemming and a lot of my friends are posting on blogspot so now I have one of those. Anyway, if anyone reading this cares about following up on my misadventured piteous o'erthrows (or whatever), the other address is http://tuffendale.blogspot.com. I'll probably be back every so often, if only to read about the fabulous life of pretty Angela. :)
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: contentcontent
24 July 2008 @ 01:56 pm
Okay, I've actually started that movie I was talking about in the last post. I figure I'll just write whenever I can. It's not a race. If I get a little bit done at a time, I don't have to feel like I'm wasting whatever talent I may have.

My office is moving in the beginning of September and I just saw the layout. I was hoping I wouldn't be separated from the rest of my department, the way all the other admins are, but of course, I'm going to be. I mean, mostly everyone is right behind me with four foot partitions separating us but still. I'm so used to turning around to catch eyes with people when funny things happen. Now I'm going to have to walk around a wall? Jokes don't last that long.

I still haven't see The Dark Knight because I was sick when everyone else went. I feel like some strange human being that people are going to study in the future. Like my picture will be on a chart: "This woman did not see The Dark Knight on its opening weekend. The species is rare but it did exist." I'll probably go next week after work. I have to see it in the theater; if it was any other movie, I'd just give up on it and wait for Pay Per View... which I just realized is not really used anymore, it's Movies on Demand now, isn't it? Sometimes I miss the 90s.
Current Location: Manhattan
09 July 2008 @ 04:10 pm
I made it to the quarter finals of a screenplay contest once. I don't know how many people actually entered but making it to the next level of anything like that made me ridiculously happy. Some stranger somewhere read my screenplay and put it in the "good" pile. Of course, now when I think about that movie, and how much I wanted to film it (pretty much because it's among two or three things I've finished in my life), I think it has a meandering plot and characters that serve no purpose. This is probably because I write as I go along. So I had no concrete ending planned, although I am happy with the ending I came to. It's the middle I'm not so crazy about.

I have an idea for another movie that I think is really good, something that's never been done to my knowledge. But I cannot get it off the ground. My parents bought me Final Draft screenwriting software for Christmas and here it is July 9th and I haven't written one screenplay. Not that I should have been pumping them out left and right but still... I have so much going on with the band and work and friends that, whenever I'm home with time to write, I'd rather spend the time watching TV and falling asleep on my couch. Seriously. I used to write so much when I was a receptionist and staring at a blank computer screen all day but now I actually have to work at work.

If I could write this movie, I'd be really happy with myself. I generally am happy with myself in most respects but the writing thing... I seem to have devloped a serious goddamn block.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
08 May 2008 @ 08:45 am
...Fenix Down has been playing a lot recently. We are very close to having a real manager. Our video is on DirecTV now and will be on Fuse TV next month. We have three radio interviews coming up at the end of May. Ryan is tight on the drums and I am getting used to my little keyboard/synthesizer. I am very excited about the direction in which we are heading (even though I don't think Tony believes me since I don't jump up and down every time something may happen. I'm trying to save it all for when something actually does).

...Joba Chamberlain lost his first game at Yankee Stadium when Nancy and I were there to see it. Then, Nancy lost her wallet. She should be getting that back today but I don't think Joba will have another chance at the Indians. So one out of two ain't bad.

...My boss sent an email out to my entire department yesterday saying I am awesome and a rock star (not because I am a rock star, just because I do my work well) and I have no idea what I did to deserve it.

...I got "My Name is Earl" to start taping on the DVR again. (This is a huge accomplishment... trust me.)

...We got a new back door on the apartment. We will no longer come home from work to find the back door swinging open and have to play the game, "Was it the wind or a murderer?" I have a feeling, if it had been the second option, we'd probably only have played that game once.

...Patch passed away at the ripe old age of 15. I realize that is really old for a dog and I wasn't as sad as I thought I'd be, even though it is still weird to go home and not have to worry about leaving food on the table. I imagine Papa is taking him for walks right now.

So that's all I can think of. Vinny and Emily are getting married tomorrow, then Gerard's Communion, show at Kenny's Castaways and Mother's Day. Then, it's Monday again. Already. At least Memorial Day is coming. And summer and the beach. That's something to look forward to.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: contentcontent
21 April 2008 @ 04:22 pm

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Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: boredbored
02 April 2008 @ 08:40 am
I am back at my old stomping grounds for a while today. The 9th floor receptionist called in sick and they needed me to cover for the morning. I'm sure not being present at my desk for one more morning is going to be brilliant in helping me when I have to ask my boss to leave early for a wedding next Friday, because I just came back from two weeks of grand jury duty. Although the GJ duty was not exactly my choice. Sigh...

Yankees are undefeated. Huzzah! I fell asleep at my parents' house before the end of the game because I was just totally exhausted... not like that's new. But maybe it was my father's armchair. It's really comfortable.

I am freakin' starving but I don't know if I should order food to this floor because I might have to go back upstairs soon. I can't explain how horrible my problems are.
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Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: "Vindicated" - Dashboard Confessional
25 January 2008 @ 02:19 pm
That's what I'm calling today. I'm eating Wheat Thins for lunch since I'm having book club at the apartment tonight and I know I'll be eating a bunch of crap. This is sound reasoning to me so let me be.

How is Heath Ledger going to go and die just when Batman movies started getting good again? The balls on this guy... rip.

I watched the animated, direct-to-DVD movie of Dragons of Autumn Twilight last night, the first book in the Dragonlance series... yeesh. Whoever's idea it was to combine 80s era 2D animation with 3D computer animation should be drug out into the street and shot. It wasn't like some shots were 3D and some were 2D. It was like a 3D dragon swoops in on a 2D person. It was laughable, and laugh we did. I really wish it could have had some merit, although, as Tony pointed out, the first Lord of the Rings cartoon was pretty awful, too. Then again, LOTR is a classic that can stand on it's own. Dragonlance, although a best seller, does not compare in the slightest. So these poorly animated DVD releases, which somehow got Kiefer Sutherland to star, are probably all I'm ever going to get. Yahoo.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: "Apologize" - One Republic and Timbaland
08 January 2008 @ 10:10 am
Haven't posted in a while.

SPG party, good. Headache, bad.
Flat tire on the Verrazano Bridge, bad. Four new high-performance tires, good.
Christmas, good.
New Year's, good.
Die Hard movie marathon, good. John Reha having an IMDb page... confusing?

Anyway, that's about all that's happened to me since I was last here. The holidays are over, which is always depressing, but I think it's going to be a good 2008. I bought a new bed set and curtains the other night at Bed, Bath and Beyond, because I am Miss Moneybags. Nancy and I are going to set it all tonight and try to make my room look pretty in a not-very-fancy kind of way. Which is just like me, I guess.

I want to keep up on this. I'll try not to disappear for long.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: happyhappy
12 December 2007 @ 04:50 pm
I am smarter than 95.32% of the rest of the world.
Dumb Test

Just want to make sure you all stay on your toes.

SPG Christmas party tomorrow night. I bought a skirt and top in Ann Taylor today because, of course, the dress I ordered online didn't fit me when it showed up. I swear, that is the last time I will order clothes from a catalog... I hope I remember this the next time I want to order clothes from a catalog.

I'm staying in the city with Cat and a few other girls. I hope I don't get too drunk but just drunk enough to have an awesome time and still be able to keep my eyes open for my cousin's sweet 16 Friday night. It's a very particular type of drunk, you see.

I miss "Heroes" already.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: excitedexcited
04 December 2007 @ 08:39 am
Okay, I haven't written in almost a month. I have been so busy at work that I really haven't had time to muck about online (I'm British now). So... how have you all been?

We played Rock Band last night at the Fenix Down video premiere party. (The video looks sick, by the way.) That game is an amazing amount of fun. I'm so glad I checked the Circuit City by my office before leaving work last night, even though the thing is huge and unwieldy and I had to lug it home on the subway and my arms are burning this morning and I think the pain is making me slightly sick. But it's all in the name of good fun.

I got free breakfast yesterday since the guy who delivered had no change and didn't come back with change until I was out for lunch and then never came back again. I do not count this as stealing. Maybe it's God's way of telling me that my diet is a good idea.

Oh, yeah, I'm on a diet. Again. Last night didn't count because it was a party and I am not going to be one of those people. But I think I ate well yesterday, other than the chips and beer, and I even had a sandwich without cheese. It is possible. Now, I am going to have a bowl of Cheerios and relax before the Tuesday rush.
Current Location: Manhattan
Current Mood: hungryhungry