Category: Film

Call me by my NAME.

Yesterday, I was told that I made a terrible faux pas by not calling someone by their proper first name. Not only had I made an error, apparently this person was “offended” that I couldn’t get his name right.   Ouch.   Now, in my defense this introduction was made in a bit of a flurry as we were walking through a film location for a short I wrote and commence shooting this weekend. This is a movie about a […]

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tEXt Files

Texting is a form of communication that ranks pretty high on my list of preferred forms of communication.  It is firmly sandwiched in-between face-to-face (#1) and email (#3) and, frankly, waaay above the dreaded telephone (#last#last#last).  I prefer texting, mostly because it is a silent and efficient way of transmitting information and often acts as a reminder of things I need to do or follow-up on, since it’s always with me.  Out of all of the ways to convey info, […]

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“The Help”

This morning I read an article by a woman who decided to give an incredibly passionate and opinionated review of the film “The Help” – despite admitting that she has not yet seen it.  By the end of the article she also confessed that she’d not read the novel either. Forgive my tone, but if you’re going to stand on that soapbox of yours in the hopes of dissuading or persuading me to even eat dessert at your local diner, […]

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You say tomato, I say tomato. I remember.

“There are two sides to every story – and then?  There’s the truth.”  Growing up, I’d heard these words applied to matters of the heart and it taught me to really contemplate how to perceive every argument, misunderstanding or complicated story to come down the pike.  It gave me perspective on how humans relate to one another and how complex situations can be.  Growing up, I learned that nothing is ever truly black & white – it is always mixed, […]

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XO. Xo. xo – t.

Spellcheck is not my friend.  I’ve decided that I’m tired of it always correcting me, like a little electronic stepmother in the wings, waiting to underline in bright, squiggly screaming red what I shouldn’t say and giving little hints about what I should say.  How annoying is that?   What I’m really tired of, is Spellcheck altering my kisses and hugs at the end of my texts, emails and letters, capitalizing the kiss and keeping the hug all lower case, […]

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Everything old is new again. On second viewing.

  Funny how time and experience will change your impression of a thing.   For example, the first time I watched the movie “Mommy Dearest” I thought to myself, “What a lunatic this woman is.”  Then, I got married and had children of my own.   With my patience worn down to the size of a BB and the sleep pattern of a prisoner-of-war I watched the movie again and thought, “Oh, for heaven’s sake, that poor woman.”  My opinions on […]

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D.E.A.R. Day

Today is D.E.A.R. Day – Drop Everything and Read in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12th.  If you’re not familiar with the legendary author Beverly Cleary, you might know her characters: Beezus and Ramona (coming soon as a movie to theaters – but, cheese & crackers people… read the book FIRST!)   Growing up, I remember thinking that I had a lot in common with Ramona Quimby.  I also thought the girl behind my house might have been the […]

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