It’s been a bustling holiday season and many people starting playing Christmas music at Halloween soon to be followed up with crazy shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Neither of those “traditions” appeal to the joyous pressure of procrastination that I go through. This year, I made an effort to pay attention to the process and to share some lessons with you. The value of these lessons is up for debate, which I encourage.
OK, Christmas is coming up and that means family and presents and worship and…and…big movie openings, obviously. One of the biggest that is getting all kinds of hype, is Les Miserables and it should make a ton of money. Watch the trailer here and then get my quick review.
Here’s the Trailer
aaaaaaand now…your DALYDOSE!!!
It’s Christmas time and I had a little afternoon wine to gussy up the courage to send Santa a video job application.
I’m pretty much perfect for the job as you’ll see. I’m not sure what I could have done to improve my chances. It IS all about knowing the right people though. So, if you know Santa or any little elves or even Rudolph, I would appreciate the referral.
I’m counting on getting this gig and I can be a little vindictive, which is something those who refuse to help me out, might want to remember. You’ll know what I’m talking about after you watch the video.
Actually, I’m going to quit talking (typing actually) and let you click on over to my video job pitch.
Oh music is the soundtrack of our lives, but more and more that soundtrack is being controlled and thrown down our throats. I’m not some hipster niche dweller, but I do like to mix in some “off the beaten path” in with the mainstream. This is all stuff that is just off the mainstream that I wish more people would be exposed to. ALL of this stuff is rockin my rotation and maybe something will resonate with you.
There are just about 6 weeks left in 2012. Did you make a bunch of resolutions for yourself that you didn’t keep? Well, now is the time to tackle those issues and we have apps for that!
I am starting up a goal orientated fitness plan for these last 6 weeks and I challenge/invite you to join me. DO NOT WAIT for New Year’s to get this done. Let’s do it now so we can work on bigger, better things in 2013. Read on to join the challenge. Links to the apps, the plan and a little motivation, after the break.
We are in the middle of a long weekend and you might be getting tired of family and longing to clock back into work on Monday. Apparently, my inner jerk wanted to send a message with my phone. He put the Nokia Lumia 920 on the tripod with a PhoneBoat accessory.
What is YOUR inner jerk, thankful for?
You have homework. Here is a topical reading list:
No, I don’t mean the football games. There are no games until Michigan takes on Alabama today. Go Blue. I speak of the Friday that kicks off the long Labor Day weekend, that I get to celebrate regardless of my employment status. What a great country.
Yesterday, I was prepared to have a Netflix night at home with my microwave popcorn in a lunch bag, made “famous” in this YouTube video. That thrilling video was put together on another thrilling night in the JDE. Try not to be too jealous. Alas, my date with streaming video was cancelled by a better offer.
The offer was so good that I had to give the ‘ole skull a fresh shave. Here is a representation over time of my preparation of a fresh skull. It is not always easy being JD…it takes work, but the final product is soooo worth it.
Look at that picture of me. That’s me doing some fine acting in the short film “Textually Active”. You can, of course, read about that in my earlier blog entry JD: The Gifted Director.
I have been at this acting thing for quite some time now and it was interesting to have a chat with someone recently about all of the training we do. We spend a LOT of time, energy and money trying to get back what we did naturally as kids. When we were kids and played cops and robbers, we believed that we were the parts we were playing. When my sister had a tea party, she WAS the fancy hostess. It was play, but we committed to it.
As grown ups, we have that playing squashed out of us, so we ‘study’ to try bringing it back. It can cost a lot of money, but now we all have a chance at learning from a leader in his industry. We can learn from him and his guest lecturers for free and even without their knowledge. I have collected clips and provided commentary so that you can learn from the Unofficial Ricky Gervais School of Acting’s (RGSOA) YouTube Campus.
Please note that what I am telling you about here applies to ANY union member, who is (or wants to be) an AT&T Wireless subscriber. My message is geared toward actors, but is just as applicable to unions of all jobs, in all industries across the land. Now on to my regularly scheduled blog.
This is the first blog entry where I’m saving you money on technology and productivity. Yay me! How about I start it off with a quick JD video intro…
Read on to learn HOW to take advantage of the savings!
I’ve never been a huge fan of Las Vegas. I’ve grown rather sensitive to smoke, for one thing, and they allow smoking everywhere. For another, I’ve never been to a strip club. I know, I know…I’ll write a blog about that one day. My basic reasoning is that a single man shouldn’t EVER go to strip club; He should be out around women with whom he has a chance. I’m a firm believer that only married men should be in strip clubs. Those joints are meant for those who are supposed to look, and not touch. I’m getting off-topic, but let’s just say that Las Vegas is not a destination that I frequent.
Every now and then, I find occasion to be in Las Vegas for work purposes and this is a story surrounding one said occasion. I was in town for the National Medical Association supporting the AMHNTV.com hosting gig that I have from time-to-time. All of my co-workers were either out on the town or in bed. I strolled through the casino and parked myself at a lounge bar. Read on to see how it got interesting…