Monday, September 22, 2008

New Week, Cold Morning, and Whatnot

I awoke this morning to a pretty cold room. The whole environment felt like a fall morning in New England. The sky was gray and soft, and my room was cold! The previous day, I'd removed the window A/C unit from my bedroom, allowing me to have the windows on both sides of my room open. This generates a splendid cross-breeze. However, as temperatures dipped as low as 59 degrees, I found myself snuggled tight under the blanket, struggling to get out of bed to shut the windows at 6am. I shut them turned on my lamp and computer, in an attempt to generate some heat--it felt cold!

I guess California has just made me soft.

I feel like it's going to be a rough week, but I'm going to hope for the best.

Cleaned the apartment yesterday, finally got all my boxes and junk off of the living room and dining room floor and onto shelves and into closets. I didn't get around to cleaning the bathroom, so I'll do that when I get home from work.

Yes, my life is so exciting that I'm telling you about my cleaning schedule.

Frankly, there is more going on in my life than that, but due to the nature of this medium, I'm not going to talk about it.

Anyway, I should go get breakfast. Apple Cinnamon Cheerio's here I come!

PS. My roommate Joe and I are walking 3-6 miles a night in a sustained effort to lose weight. Since we committed to this, we've been four for four! Last night we walked about 4.6 miles (almost all the way to Menchies on Laurel Canyon Blvd) and back. Cool huh?

Friday, September 19, 2008

YES! It's working!

I just wanted to share the wonderful news that I just broke 270--I'm 269 pounds now! Only a short time ago, I was at an all-time high of 283 pounds! I've already lost 14, and I'm going to continue eating less, and eating healthier, cutting out soda, exercising more, and generally healing myself emotionally so I can continue to drop pounds. My goal is to reach 240 (which was last known to be my weight almost 8 years ago, in April of 2001) by Christmas time, and to be under 200 by the end of 2009.

Keep you all posted as that unfolds.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dream About Making A Film

Just a quick note... last night I had a dream that I was directing a film and my crew was lots of old friends, many who'd worked with me on "Maze" last fall. Alex Paul, David Yeomans, and Pat Scola are the ones who I distinctly remember communicating with in the dream.

We were shooting in this old run-down house, and Alex had leaned a 2X4 up against a garage outside the kitchen window. He proceeded to walk up it and balance one foot on the gutter and the other on the 2X4 while rigging something.

I remarked (quite seriously) that "next time I do a film we'll have a ladder and everyone will be forced to use it".

Pat Scola and Alex both started to argue with me about how they didn't care and they could do it without one, and that they wouldn't like being forced to do anything. Sometimes you're in a hurry and you just hop up an do what needs to be done, even if it's not the safest way.

BAsically this lead to a discussion about liability issues--I explained that if I had to call Mrs. Paul and say "You're son has died" she's going to ask "How did he die?" and then I'd have to explain that he was climbing a 2X4 to rig a light because I didn't provide proper equipment.

Anyway, I miss you guys a lot, making films with you. Hope all is well, and you're dreams are coming true.