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December 31, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 35?

Am I what I did, ways I survived, or how I feel about it all today?
Am I who I was raised to be, how I rebelled against that, or what I've created from scratch?

The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry. This entry, 35, doesn't *really* exist yet, as I'm not half-way through that age yet. So, for now, this is where I stop and reflect. And I don't know the answers. How could I? No one does. And anyone who pretends to is just a better bullshitter than I am. Point is, I'm here. I'll continue to post a "new year" each birthday, so check back 11 July 2006 for the "official" Sum of All Years for age 35. So far, so good. Thank you, Cliff, for the challenge. Thank you, everyone, for being open to this, for commenting on the experience, for taking on the challenge of it all, for finding inspiration in it, and most of all for enjoying the read. See yaz next year!

My reverse-chronological commentary on the process of creating The Sum of All Years is here, here, here, here, and here.

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December 30, 2005

Friday Night Search Party

It's that time again... it's a Friday Night Search Party. Woo hoo! Some juicy ones this time! Heeeee!


red hot momma: I'm not red. I'm not (that) hot. I'm definitely no one's momma. Maybe you were looking for this T-shirt? Not my style, but hey... someone's gotta buy all of those Maxine cards from Hallmark.

the spy who loves me: Well, I am a spy (per Chip) and I do love many folks, so, I guess that's cool.

tags casting porno casting: Ha!! Well, I haven't cast a porno yet (nor do I expect to do so), but I did just finish casting my first feature film with nudity. Woo! That was a wild experience. Nudity riders are not easy to write (and, even though a dear friend in casting helped guide me through the process, very few people want to share their work in this industry, making it tough to simply learn from what others have done). I will definitely get paid more for the next film with nudity. It's a LOT of extra work.

leemer: That'd be my musical soulmate, John Leeming (AKA Leemsy). He's here. Great blog. Wait... great BLOGS. Bookmark him. Enjoy him. Worship him. Like I do. *giggle*

post-production house organized a competition where assistant editors re-cut trailers for famous movies to try and make them seem like different movies: Well, of course I linked to that! That's Shining and West Side Scary. And while you're enjoying those, also watch the worst audition ever, to which I linked from my column a couple of months ago and the always amazing 30 Second Films. The classics never die, dig?

spokesmodel Tiffany: Ooh, that could so totally be my niece. I've really been enjoying getting to see her cheer on TV this season. Wanna see? Click here (but don't tell the copyright folks over at the network, the college football people, or somsuch). Hee hee. She's so great!

Bon's shoes: My shoes are really boring. I prefer to wear none. But I do have an old favorite pair I keep refusing to toss out, Tweeds circa 1999, bought for like $25. Man, I miss Tweeds. They made the best stuff. Anyway, I bought some freekin' $150 replacement shoes and they've since fallen apart. Ugh. Why why why, when I bought the 1999 shoes did I not do what my Momma taught me and go back and buy MANY of them, since I knew I loved 'em so much? Ugh. I did finally learn that lesson with the standard black cami tant top. I must have ten of those now. But, man! I miss my shoes.

chocolate dreamwhip pie: That's what Keith makes every year for Christmas. We take that and some version of my/Sloane's spinach dip to orphans' dinner each year and that's always fun. Of course, I eat none of the pie, but Keith could sit and eat a whole one for breakfast. I swear, that man eats like his parents are out of town. Anyway, here's a recipe, in case you're looking for one.

hearts of palm receipts: Yes... "receipts." Well, hell... I don't think those are tax-deductable, but knock yourself out.

Finally, my favorite recent search: ¿¡1ú-õ°í,®3/4Æ (gosh, I hope that comes through close to "right"). It's just a bunch of really cool keyboard "special characters" and I really love that, somehow, THAT led someone HERE. What a hoot!

God bless the Internets.

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December 29, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 34

Regained weight, published third book, got married, discovered first silver hairs.
LASIK, gluten-free eating, and open-valve living changed my life.
Cast another ten films. Spent many nights at Dan Tana's with Brody.


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Oh Thank God

News regarding Eric Gelman's killer:

Transient Arrested For Stabbing Death Of Waiter.

Thank God.

We miss you, Eric.

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December 28, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 33

Published rockstar second book, Hollywood Happy Hour went global, hired to write for Showfax, (unhealthfully) lost weight on Atkins, went on book tour, cast three more movies, brought Thwok home, Quinn visited again.


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December 27, 2005


Has anyone else noticed that the onslaught of holiday cards has become "the annual parade of our favorite botox spots" lately? *shudder*

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December 26, 2005

Need Geeky Help (Three Items)

1. I want to buy a Karaoke Revolution "game" but I have no PS2, no XBox, no game console of any kind on which to play such. I see that I can buy the Dance Dance Revolution thingy without a console, but it doesn't appear that that's the case for the karaoke games. True? If I *have* to buy a video game console in order to have this karaoke system I want, what shall I buy? Or should I do something I haven't considered (like just buy the non-console dance pad and a separate karaoke system and somehow merge their brains)?

2. The formmail script at the producers.html page of the new Cricket Feet Casting site isn't working. BrYan awesomely helped me debug one element (permissions were off in the CGI-BIN for the formmail.pl script), but now my problem seems to be that I can only fill out the form ONCE (and yes, that's once even if I quit the browser and relaunch to try again) and I know that there's nothing so sophisticated in the script to keep multiple form-filling-out from the same computer type stuff from happening, so something's buggy. I have another version of the page that simply launches a mailto script (and I could use that one), but it leaves too much of the "fill in the form items correctly" issues to Darwin and I think we need to make baby steps first. Any ideas? I can send you error logs and the PL script/mailtemp.txt if you'd like.


4. This one's bigger.... We've already been doing the whole "ask a tech group mailing list" thing, and what they've suggested is pretty good, but before I do it, I want to be SURE I'm not overlooking something simple and better-matched for my needs (it's the whole "Decide on what you want to use for your..." part of the advice that I'm looking for help on. What IS the best software?). Short version of the issue: I haven't synced my Treo in months. Since going to 10.4 on the Chicklet (and then, getting the new iBook, which came running 10.4), I've not been able to sync, which means NOTHING IN MY HANDHELD IS BEING BACKED UP. I'm seriously freaking out. A big, long post (sent to the tech group mailing list) is in the extended entry, below, but mainly I need to know what the BEST choice is for merging my data. I've also posted the best of the responses from the tech list there.

Thanks in advance, my most technologically wonderful friends. I'm officially getting old when I can't do all this keywrap without assistance... and lots of it... but I bow to your brilliance nontheless. Please help me. I'll send you something pretty! I promise!

Okay, so I had a Palm (original recipe) in 1999 and used that with my tangerine iBook (OS9) happily syncing with Palm Desktop as my default (no third-party software for the "important" stuff of CONTACTS, CALENDAR, MEMO PAD, TO DO LIST).

I upgraded to a Handspring Visor in 2000 and continued to sync with both my iBook and my G4 PowerBook (OS 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3) just fine, again using Palm Desktop and no third-party software.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While I was using Entourage for my email correspondence and address book for my computer, I was only ever using Palm Desktop for the CONTACTS, CALENDAR, MEMO PAD, and TO DO LIST). I never needed/wanted my email on my handheld. I never needed/wanted my Entourage address book to match my handheld address book, since I wasn't using my handheld for email. I never used (still don't use) Entourage's calendar, task list, or notes. It never mattered to me that the contacts in my handheld didn't have the most current email address, as I'd never be sending email without launching Entourage on my computer, and that's where the most updated email address would be. It never mattered to me that the contacts in my Entourage didn't have the most current phone number, as I'd never be calling someone without checking my handheld for the most current number.

Enter: upgrade from Handspring Visor to Handspring Treo 600 (original recipe) in January 2004. I was still able to sync my data to the Palm Desktop default in my PowerBook (running 10.3) and, while it was NOW starting to bum me out that I had different contact information in my handheld (from which I could now send email), it wasn't such a big deal that I felt the need to merge my Entourage contacts into the handheld. So, I never did. No biggie. As long as I could backup my handheld to my Palm Desktop and not lose all of the data, I was happy (enough).

In August 2004, I had to get a palmOne Treo 600 to replace my Handspring Treo 600, due to a defect in the "silent/vibrate" mode. I was able to backup the old Treo, put the data on the new Treo using my PowerBook running 10.3, and send back the old Treo. No problem.

Then came the upgrade to 10.4 on my PowerBook.

I was never able to sync or backup again.

Then came the new computer: iBook G4 running 10.4.

Still can't sync or backup.

Basically, I've been living in fear for most of 2005 that something, anything could go wrong with my handheld and suddenly five years of calendar, contacts, memos, and to do list items (all with lovely categories) would just go poof.

I'd really like to exhale.

So, here's (in order of importance) what I'd like to see happen--with your help, of course!

1. ability to sync/backup my handheld (palmOne Treo 600 running no third-party software) to my computer (iBook G4 running 10.4.3) without losing data. Palm Desktop is where all of the data is currently archived on my computer, and if I could just do a good ol' fashioned sync/backup to that, I'd be pleased as punch.

2. optimization of the data in all of the different places on my computer, using the most efficient (yes, even if I have to stop using something the way I've been used to using it for years--I don't fear change... much) method of syncing.

REMINDER: I do not wish to have my emails synced between the handheld and Entourage (which, yes, is my preferred email system on the computer--but, again, I can change to Mail or Thunderbird IF YOU CAN GUARANTEE ME A REALLY COOL RANDOM-SIGNATURE GENERATOR, AS THAT'S LIKE MY FAVORITE THING, OUTSIDE OF BEING ABLE TO SEND/RECEIVE FROM TEN DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS IN ONE WINDOW). No interest, whatsoever, in having my handheld and computer matching, in terms of the emails on them.

I never use a calendar program on my computer.
I never use a to do list on my computer.
I never use a memo pad on my computer.

I use my handheld for all of that. Only.

So, all I want (and again, this is secondary to item number one, above--which is more than sufficient a "fix" for me) is to merge the addresses in my Entourage with those in my handheld WITHOUT HAVING TO THEN REMOVE A ZILLION DUPLICATES. I currently have something like 4000 contacts in my handheld. I have almost 6500 contacts in my Entourage Address Book. Obviously, many of these files are in both places, but they aren't identical listings, by any stretch of the imagination. Ack. Yes... this could get ugly.

Or maybe it already IS ugly?

Yeah... I thought so.

Any thoughts?

And best response I've gotten. But I'm not ready to do it... yet.

1. ability to sync/backup my handheld (palmOne Treo 600 running no third-party software) to my computer (iBook G4 running 10.4.3) without losing data. Palm Desktop is where all of the data is currently archived on my computer, and if I could just do a good ol' fashioned sync/backup to that, I'd be pleased as punch.

As I understand your messages, the Treo and the iBook are NOT in sync and the only up-to-date copy is on the Treo. Is this correct?

If that's the case, I would go to the Palm store (I think that there's still one in Century City near the Apple Store) and buy a Backup Card. Put it into the SD/MMC slot of the Treo and push "Backup" and wait. Nothing needs to be installed on the Treo. This will ensure that, whatever you do subsequently, you should have a solid backup of the Treo's data.

2. optimization of the data in all of the different places on my computer, using the most efficient (yes, even if I have to stop using something the way I've been used to using it for years--I don't fear change... much) method of syncing.

Decide on what you want to use for your contacts, calendar, memos and tasks and export from everything else. Backup the datafile on the application on which you've decided and then import the odd-products-out files. This may take some data manipulation but not much and "no pain, no gain."

REMINDER: I do not wish to have my emails synced between the handheld and Entourage (which, yes, is my preferred email system on the computer--but, again, I can change to Mail or Thunderbird IF YOU CAN GUARANTEE ME A REALLY COOL RANDOM-SIGNATURE GENERATOR, AS THAT'S LIKE MY FAVORITE THING, OUTSIDE OF BEING ABLE TO SEND/RECEIVE FROM TEN DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS IN ONE WINDOW). No interest, whatsoever, in having my handheld and computer matching, in terms of the emails on them.

Mail will do random mail signatures on any account.

I never use a calendar program on my computer.
I never use a to do list on my computer.
I never use a memo pad on my computer.

I use my handheld for all of that. Only.

Yes, but you need something on the Mac to which to sync the data and for storage and manipulation (if needed).

So, all I want (and again, this is secondary to item number one, above--which is more than sufficient a "fix" for me) is to merge the addresses in my Entourage with those in my handheld WITHOUT HAVING TO THEN REMOVE A ZILLION DUPLICATES. I currently have something like 4000 contacts in my handheld. I have almost 6500 contacts in my Entourage Address Book. Obviously, many of these files are in both places, but they aren't identical listings, by any stretch of the imagination. Ack. Yes... this could get ugly.

If Mary Jones on your Treo and Mary Jones on your iBook are the same person but have different information, you will have to go through ALL of the duplicates to decide which to keep as you do the sync. That can be terribly tedious.

Here's how I would do it;
a. Create a copy of the Microsoft User Data folder so that any problems can be reversed. Copy the WHOLE folder. Don't take chances just copying the Main Identity folder.
b. Make a backup of your data files on the Treo as in my reply to Question 1 above.
c. Install the Entourage Conduit and disable the Palm Desktop conduits (Addresses/Contacts, Datebook/Calendar, Memo Pad/Memos, Task/To-Dos).
d. Synchronize the two.
e. Go through all the contacts in Entourage and decide what you want to keep, delete, modify or combine. (With over 10,000 entries, this is going to be an arduous task but it has to be done sometime or both lists will diverge further. It will be much easier on the Mac than the Treo to make the changes.)
f. Sync again but choose Desktop overwrites Handheld in the conduit settings for all Entourage modules.
Or, pay one of us to do it for you (all but the merging of the data) and avoid the aggravation.

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The Sum of All Years: 32

A big year: I publish my first book, quit BSW, start Hollywood Happy Hour, manage talented actors, work as casting coordinator for two Fox shows, cast a feature film, postpone the wedding.


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December 25, 2005

Ho Ho Ho

Being a narcissist, I have a Google Alert set up for my name. This came across on Friday.

Christmas cravings
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA,USA
... "We've all had so much to do that no one has stopped to think about Christmas," said Bonnie Gillespie, a 31-year-old press officer for the American Red Cross. ...
The fact this ran in the AJC (my hometown rag) is going to make everyone I know from back home think two things:
1. Bonnie gave up that silly Hollywood thing and did something important with her life.
2. That hussy is lying about her age.

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December 24, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 31

Met Keith in person, moved him to Hollywood (the sign under which he proposed), took him to Sundance. Friends had babies, I turned down a book deal, Cricket Feet was born.


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December 23, 2005

2005 in Questions

Another one that was such a hit layst year!

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Get married.
2. Did you keep your 2005 resolutions? Will you make more for 2006?
I make birthday resolutions, rather than Jan. 1 resolutions, so... n/a, really.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Bob and Erin.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Sue Ozeran, Eric Gelman, Joseph Montana.
5. What countries did you visit?
Just this one.
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Sense of peace with my physical existence. True forgiveness for having had my heart broken. Again.
7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory and why?
June 16th: Became a Mrs.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Goodness... all of it. Casting eight films and one play, writing two books, churning out a weekly column, building amazing new relationships, and (most importantly, probably), getting through it all... emotionally.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Holding onto any negativity for longer than a nanosecond, probably.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Blissfully, thrillingly migraine-free since going off gluten. Having my BIGGEST physical malady out of the way makes the little colds and being-slipped-drugs effects much less major. Still working on getting the panic attack/thyroid whatnot under control, but, as the title indicates, I am a work in progress.
11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine. Many times over. I'd love to be able to say I celebrated the behavior of many people during the various crises our world faced this year, but I simply don't think it needs to TAKE things getting THAT BAD for us to be our best selves. I, personally, faced one of the biggest challenges of my life thus far and managed to come through it alive (which is huge) and with GRACE (which is a bonus).
12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
13. Where did most of your money go?
Printing two books.
14. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Copperwynd. Twice. Also my CSA application, but, eh... whatareyagonna do?
15. What song will always remind you of 2005?
"Seasons of Love" from RENT.
16. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
Same answer as last year. (And that's a quality problem, eh?) Far happier. And I was elated this time last year. Just keeps getting better and better.
b) thinner or fatter?
Same, methinks. While going off gluten IMMEDIATELY fixed my migraines and joint pain, the weight gain that came from 2004's reveal that gluten was killing me has not yet gone away. That said, I am WAY healthier than I was in 2004, and that's a huge YAY.
c) richer or poorer?
Far richer. And I was in good shape this time last year. See "A." Same answer as layst year, again.
17. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Get paid time off. I even worked on our honeymoon. Definitely would like some more paid time off (or better pay during the non-time off, which would allow for some (any) downtime).
18. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stress out. Panic. Binge.
19. How will you be spending Christmas?
Same as always: Orphans' Christmas Dinner with tha gang. We rarely see each other outside of Christmas Dinner, but it's always a highlight of the year.
20. Did you fall in love in 2005?
I ALWAYS fall in love.
21. What was your favorite TV program?
Tie: Everybody Hates Chris and My Name Is Earl. Amazing rebirth of brilliant sitcom writing. Finally.
22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Policy: I don't hate. I move on.
23. What was the best book you read?
Man, I read sooooo many books every year, it's always tough (unless it's a year like last year, when there's just a clear frontrunner), but I'd say this year's best was probably The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking by the Polish Brothers. I also loved/love the Postsecret book, of course!
24. What was your greatest musical discovery?
There is not one single song by ELO that doesn't fill me with glee. Seriously, try it. Follow that link and tell me if you don't smile.
25. What did you want and get?
More credibility as a casting director. Rewards for my good work, both monetarily and with repeat business.
26. What did you want and not get?
CSA membership. Physical peace.
27. What was your favorite film of this year?
That'd have to be Queen of Cactus Cove, of course, but I also really dug Rent, as feature films go.
28. What did you do on your birthday? How old were you?
Amazingly delicious lobster dinner with Keith and Brody at The Palm (where we discovered and fell in love with Ferrari Cerano Chardonnay) followed by zillions of drinks at Dan Tana's with (visiting) sister Deb and a whole mess of my dearest friends. Then a slumber party over here with same Deb, filled with laughter and catching up like only we can. 35.
29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Unconditional self-love.
30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Jeans. Dusters. The old reliable black tank.
31. What kept you sane?
Writing, friends, kitties, booze, kisses.
32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Javier Bardem, Idina Menzel.
33. What political issue stirred you the most?
See link in number 11.
34. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.
35. Who was the best new person you met?
Brad Lemack, James Hong, Brenda Weiermair, Anna Christopher, Katharine McEwen, Jesse Luke Dunn, Shanna Collins, Joel Viertel, more I'm sure.
36. What valuable life lesson did you learn in 2005?
Learned through doing the photo/autobiography project "The Sum of All Years" (full postmortem in a week or so): Even the best times come with frustration and work. Even the worst times come with some of the most blissful, beautiful, hope-filled moments around.
37. What song lyrics sum up your year?
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last
There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today.

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The Year In Review

This was such a hit layst year, I'll be doing it again. Enjoy!

Take The First Line From The First Post Of Each Month Of 2004. That's Your Year In Review.

January 2005: Okay, so I was asleep by 11pm. Told Keith to wake me up at Midnight for a kiss, because they say whatever you're doing at the stroke of Midnight you'll be doing all year. That was fun, even though I was groggy.
February 2005: Extraordinarily Narcissistic. For the first time in what seems like YEARS, my fingernails are long and healthy.
March 2005: *contented sigh* Ever know for sure you made a GREAT decision the instant you (finally) made it?
April 2005: I turned off my computer 20 hours ago. I slept for six hours and here's what I did-slash-observed during the other 14. (Note: I did not get any phone calls returned. *sigh*)
May 2005: Freekin' Sweet! Unless you live under a rock, you've heard the news that Family Guy is back!
June 2005: Okay, so I've always had this theory (and it seems to pan out, according to most actors I've talked to) that if you get a parking ticket while you're at an audition, you will book the gig.
July 2005: Reasons I'm Sad/Reasons I'm Happy. 1. (Sad) Honestly, Luther (and one of the Tonies from Tony Toni Toné) was one of the best-smelling guys I ever worked for, back in my Left Bank Management days.
August 2005: So, a cool actor friend of mine came by today to drop off his taped audition for Teenage Dirtbag (he's in rehearsal tomorrow night and can't make it to the preread) and brought me a bag of organically grown goodies!
September 2005: Okay, so I did the big email inviting folks to the screening for The Moor and got replies back from the producers of several other films I've cast, sharing status updates. Yippee!
October 2005: And because you loved it... there's more.
November 2005: This is what happens when an HTML junkie begins to age... she can't fix code on a page she's been maintaining for over six years.
December 2005: Inked! A new casting gig. Woo hoo!

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The Sum of All Years: 30

Mom dies 20 days after diagnosis. Kitties come live with me.
Dawn's Nurse Bonnie (nice to care for someone who will live through it).
Writing gig leads (online) to Keith.


The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry.

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December 22, 2005

New Favorite Thing

It's actually not "new," seeing as I fell in love with it 16 May 2005 when we had a Breakdowns dinner at Il Moro and I had it for the first time. But, just the same, I am in love with the Insalata Garga del Moro. "I could eat about a million and a half of these," to quote Forrest Gump.


Ingredients: hearts of palm, tomato, avocado, watercress, pine nuts, and shaved parmesan cheese in a lemon and balsamic dressing. YUM! So happy to have it again tonight (at another Breakdowns dinner). Wish I'd had two.

Bracing myself for a packed social calendar (which started with tonight with Gary, Bob, Susan, Keith, and Mark, really): Bob & Erin's tomorrow for lunch, Kevan and Maria's for a party Friday, Adam & Deb's for a party Saturday, and Tracy & Dick's for the annual orphans' Christmas dinner. Hoping to drop by the open house gala(s) at Deb and Aleta's at some point, but no idea how we'll work that in. Note to self: buy wine to take everywhere, buy fixins for Keith's chocolate Dreamwhip pie, and prep kitties for lots of away time.

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December 21, 2005


From an email exchange w/ an actor friend who has taken Hollywood by storm in a very short period of time.

She: Love the new cricketfeet site by the way, this town's been *really* good to you in 2005 as well!
Me: Thanks for the feedback on the site. It's amazing what casting eight films in a year, having three of those go on the festival circuit, one of those win an award, and writing a couple of books will do. ;)
I shared that exchange with Keith this morning and he said, "And writing a weekly column. Don't forget about writing a weekly column." Yeah. So, lest we (feel tempted to) forget, it's a nice reminder that quite often it's kicking ass that yields a kick-ass year.

Just sayin'.

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The Sum of All Years: 29

Ten survival jobs (ranging from BSW to Improv Comedy Traffic School; from Rox to petsitting), signed with agent on Thanksgiving, shot indie films, did standup, finally living MY life.


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December 20, 2005


I really like this quote:

It's a sad day when you realize that you judge a person's worth by the frequency of their updates.

Really like browsing through this site, although I think getting the magazine would be too cluttery. Really trying to declutter.

Tonight... we finally discover the identity of The Carver. I've never been so happy to have the east coast feed!

Thwok, hunter that she is, found the bacon Keith had fried up (and left on paper-towel-covered plates on the counter) and dragged a piece to the living room for proper cleaning and eating. I hated to take it from her, but I just couldn't imagine that the resulting digestional issues would be pleasant.

That is all.

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The Sum of All Years: 28

Age 28 Epiphany!
Sell everything (except the TicTac) on eBay and return to Hollywood.
Psycho roommate and dayjob boss; amazing friends for karaoke, improv, acting, and pornstar partying.


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December 19, 2005

Problem-Solving for Co-habitants of Different Types

Okay, so Keith and I are very very very very very different in lots of ways.

One of the "fixes" we put into practice this year was regarding our receipts and other money-related paperwork.

BASKETS (not plastics) were the (collective) answer.

Nice, pretty Pier 1 baskets (thanks Deb, for the where-to-buy) placed in several rooms for the emptying out of pockets and whatnot saved the day. As did large envelopes for the car (since so many receipts tend to gather there and end up being "turned in" for accounting purposes... oh, about a year or so too late for a tax write-off of any kind). So, big ups to Keith for having been very, very, very, very, very good about living within the system of the baskets and large envelopes.

Mission accomplished. Well done. Kudos. Rock on. Keep the good stuff comin'.

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The Sum of All Years: 27

Therapist declares: "You're not bipolar! You're a JUNKIE!"
Withdrawal from painkillers sucks, but reinvention is blissful.
Travel. Teach. Start PhD in Instructional Technology.
"Miss G. loves Chip!"


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December 18, 2005

All Hail the Queen!

Congratulations, Queen of Cactus Cove cast and crew (*giggle*)...

on having the BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 2005.

Here's to many, many more awards in 2006!

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The Sum of All Years: 26

Commissioned to document elementary school broadcasting, which becomes my thesis; named Olympic soccer venue technology coordinator; visited Spain (again).
Momma marries Papa Bear.
I graduate (again).


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My TX X-mas Quiz

Texas b/c I got it from Jodes and it reminds me of Ali.

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Each year, you really get into the spirit of Christmas.
Which is much more important to you than nifty presents.
What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?

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December 17, 2005

Quote of the Day

"She's always pretty happy."

Quinn, to his dad, about his stepmom (me).

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Oh, Mickey, You're So Fine!

Chip was Ariel.

Mickey Result Which DISNEY character are you most like? brought to you by Quizilla

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The Sum of All Years: 25

Threw bullseyes for dart league, bought WUOG's mascot (DJ Kitty), modeled my hands, earned a 4.0, and tried to check myself into a mental institution.


The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry.

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December 16, 2005


There is something so beautiful about the way life works sometimes.


We make a casting decision late today on Still of the Night and I call the actor's agent. The voicemail has already been switched on, indicating the agency (one of the biggies) is closed until 4 January 2006. I don't HAVE to have this guy's contract locked today, but I sure as hell need him to know the offer has been made, get at least a verbal yes, and move forward in good faith with letting the non-cast actors' representatives know status.

I go to IMDB-Pro to look up this actor's manager info. Nope. Wrong info. Call the management company, whose employees have never heard of him... obviously outdated info. Fine. Call the attorney of record (for no reason other than to be SURE that someone, somewhere knows an offer is coming over). Leave a message with assistant.

Exhale. This may be as far as I can get with this deal this year.

Couple of hours later, phone rings... it's the attorney. I give him all of the info about the project, he says he'll do his best to get the info to his client, just so that we can know if he's even going to be available to do it (he's a series regular on a hot new show right now), we joke about how we're still busy at work at dark on the day when everyone in Hollywood left town at noon for the rest of the year. Hee hee, ho ho, good convo. Six minutes, tops.

One of the things he says, at the end of the conversation, is that he's very well-versed (surprisingly) in indie film deals, seeing as he reps a few producers and has built more than a few distribution deals, writer packaging, blah blah blah, and maybe we should get to know each other better.


Let's do that. I tell him I'm just about to hit my three-year mark with casting, the next film I've got on my plate is a $2M feature film that I'm just really excited about, I'm movin' on up, yada yada, and it might be a good time for me to take a meeting at this level.

Why NOT have someone who is PAID (commission) to read scripts and negotiate my casting deals for me? Why NOT?!?

I'm sooooo in.

Oh, and a footnote... the owner of the big-deal agency that had been closed a few hours earlier just called me on his cell to give me a verbal yes on the deal, let me know how much his client loved auditioning for me and specifically for this project, and that we'll do the paperwork in the new year, "Tell Gary Marsh that I love him when you have dinner with him next week," and so on.

Life... she is goooooooooooooooood.

AND--Keith is on his way home with well-reviewed gluten-free pizza crust so that I can have something I've been craving (but finding unsatisfactory) for the year I've been gluten-free. Yippee! I just LOVE it when it all comes together! Thanks, universe! You rock!

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The Sum of All Years: 24

Northridge Quake: my first.
Move home, start grad school, advise WUOG, party, and meet the love of my life: Australian Dominic (who must return).


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December 15, 2005

My Review of RENT

is here.

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Most Cliché-Filled Paragraph Ever

So, I'm watching this Canadian show my TiVo picked up for me called The Call (see, I have "casting" as a keyword in there, so that I can catch whatever casting-process-filled shows that might air [Yes, I do sometimes get fishin' shows.]) and this actress uses more clichés than I've ever heard in one paragraph and I just had to stop, type it up, and share.

The auditioning process. Ha ha! Something one can never really get a complete handle on. It's always like walking into the unknown. So, it's a bit of a nail-biting experience, every time you go in. I don't want to be overly anxious and count my chickens before they've hatched. I know I have to pound the pavement a little bit more to get back into the industry and get directors more familiar with myself and my work.

Note: extra points for the wrong use of "myself," right Courtney?

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The Sum of All Years: 23

Apartment view: HOLLYWOOD sign. Living alone.
Worked for platinum recording artists, making more than my mom had ever seen.
Taught gang kids playwriting.


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December 14, 2005


I checked my TiVo this weekend and, sure enough, it was all set to record the "reunion" episode of America's Next Top Model tonight.

Tonight comes... it's like 8pm and I see the red light on, so I know it's doing its business and I can finish doing some work while it tapes the show (so that I can happily speed through commercials).

9pm comes and I excitedly hit the button to watch the episode.


Not taped!

And when I go to the little "To Do List" screen it says something about someone changing the status of the season pass--which I SO DID NOT DO!!!!!!!


Who's going to give me a blow-by-blow? I mean, it's gonna bit a bit 'til four-four does it up, right?

(Yes, I have it set to TiVo for next week, but dangit!!!! *stomp* Why do I have to wait?!?)


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I think I must

have a puggle.


The cats won't mind, right?

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December 13, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 22

Atlanta's busiest hand model.
I break up with my boyfriend, sign with three agents, and win $1350 on a Ron Gant homerun.


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December 12, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 21

Shacked with a guy. Thought we'd marry (ah, young bliss). Graduated, attempted suicide, found hope throwing myself into my acting career.


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Stolen from Chip

Books I Plan To Read By The End of 2006

Which incidently is also the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000.

Okay, so this is where I realize I'm not nearly well-read enough. Oh, and that this stuff is most-frequently challenged is WEAK, yo.

PS--Does it help that I watched The Fear Inside layst night while I was finishing my column?

# Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
# Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
# I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
# The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
# The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
# Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
# Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
# Forever by Judy Blume
# Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
# Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
# Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
# My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
# The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
# The Giver by Lois Lowry
# It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
# Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
# A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
# The Color Purple by Alice Walker
# Sex by Madonna
# Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
# The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
# A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
# Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
# Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
# In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
# The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
# The Witches by Roald Dahl
# The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
# Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
# The Goats by Brock Cole
# Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
# Blubber by Judy Blume
# Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
# Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
# We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
# Final Exit by Derek Humphry
# The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
# Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
# The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (didn't read, but Oprah did)
# What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
# To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
# Beloved by Toni Morrison
# The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
# The Pigman by Paul Zindel
# Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
# Deenie by Judy Blume
# Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
# Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
# The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
# Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
# A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
# Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
# Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
# Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
# Cujo by Stephen King (saw the movie; does that count?)
# James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (ditt-tow)
# The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
# Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
# Ordinary People by Judith Guest
# American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
# What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
# Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
# Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
# Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
# Fade by Robert Cormier
# Guess What? by Mem Fox
# The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
# The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
# Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
# Lord of the Flies by William Golding
# Native Son by Richard Wright
# Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday (Ooh, was in a film called Womyn on Top. Does that count?)
# Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
# Jack by A.M. Homes
# Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
# Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
# Carrie by Stephen King (Movie. Blah blah blah.)
# Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume (ibid)
# On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
# Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
# Family Secrets by Norma Klein
# Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
# The Dead Zone by Stephen King
# The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
# Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
# Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
# Private Parts by Howard Stern (Movie.)
# Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford (HOW is this "challenged"? B/c peeps can't find the dude? WHAT?!?!)
# Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
# Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
# Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
# Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
# Sex Education by Jenny Davis
# The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
# Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
# How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
# View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
# The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
# The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
# Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

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So, why?

Okay, so I've been asked about The Sum of All Years project and how it is I've decided to (over) share so much. Well, I look at it this way.


I'm a public person. I'm out about my damage (after having not been for so many years). And there are people who live everyday lives and have walked the same trail of tears I have, when younger, and never feel they'll be enough. And maybe I can help. Maybe I can prove that you can have everything go wrong and still make it. Or that you can appear as though you've done everything right and still have a shadow self (and that there's nothing wrong with that). Heck, maybe it's all about giving me an excuse for my mid-life damage, airing all of the "back then" BS. I don't know! And maybe I don't have to know.

What I like about this project is that it's about an autobiography. That's why I can't leave anything out. Yes, you could wait 'til I'm dead and dig up my unshared writings and learn whose fingerprints have been on my life... or I could own it now and say, "And y'know what? I'm STILL OKAY."

Nothing wrong with that.

It may be totally narcissistic, but it could also be liberating to others. I'm human. I'm broken. And I still happen to do just fine, thank you.

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Happy Casting Director

So, y'know I love to brag about the amazing casts I bring together for such GREAT films, right? Well... this one is different. Last night, I attended the World Premiere of Queen of Cactus Cove with the cast, crew, and our families.

And I cried.

Yes, I always cry when I see a film I've cast (and that's been four that have actually had public screenings thus far--another four not yet filmed, the other nine still in post), but this film was BEAUTIFUL. I am in awe of the cinamatography, the brilliant direction, perfect writing, and natural acting. Hell, to single elements out is unfair to the whole film--which is PERFECT. I was so giddy after the screening. I hugged the actors who turned out for the screening and gushed about how they made me look brilliant for casting them. Man... this is EXACTLY why I do this job.

And today I spoke with a friend/filmmaker/writer/actor who told me he is paying his casting director $10K to cast his film. Yeah. Y'know what... I'm going to start getting paid better in 2006. Starting up with HILMMAKS is a good launchpad. Man, the feedback on this script is amazing. I'm so happy to be casting it.

In other news, MCJ was here for a visit and it rocked. We had friends over for fun, drinks, games, and loads of gossip. And some emotions... Yeah. Did you know that when I drink I'm emotional? Oh, wait... did you know that when I breathe I'm emotional? Damn Cancer-the-Crab stuff. Oh well, in the company of good friends, it's all okay.

Okay, so I wasn't able to make the final casting offers as scheduled for Still of the Night, so I'll do those tomorrow (I hope). The book is at the printer, and that's a big sigh of relief. Keith is averaging about six national commercial auditions (and one callback) per week lately. It's just a matter of time. Rock on!

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Happy Birthday, Quinn!

Today, my new stepson is seven.


I love him so much. *sigh*

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The Sum of All Years: 20

Woke up crying on my 20th birthday. Expected fame by now.
Instead, recruited for UGA, led WUOG, chilled with Robyn.


The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry.

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December 10, 2005


MCJ is on her way to LAX. Keith is on his way to pick her up. We're having people over this late afternoon/early evening, so if you're interested, call or email or comment here and we'll tell you when, where, and what to bring, if you're so inclined on the latter. ALETA IS BRINGING FUDGE!


Oh, and I had a dream last night in which I was a prostitute (yes, we're still trying to cast the prostitute role in Still of the Night) and my second customer was Danny DeVito. I took one of his condoms with me to the upfronts with cousin Faith and disposed of it after I got off the boat that delivered us from the screening of Faith's new show back to the press lodge.

Um... okay.

Oh! If you come over tonight, be prepared--our next door neighbor moved after Thanksgiving, so they've been fixing up her place for the newbies, and that means lots and lots of PAINT FUMES 'round here! Woo hoo!

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December 9, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 19

Coolest social life yet. Most serious health issues thus far. Luckily, UGA's healthcare is free. New: apartment, sorority, TICTAC!!


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Rest in Peace, Dear Joseph

Word from Sacto on Joseph Montana...

Just wanted you to know that Joseph is gone. He went very quickly and very peacefully, with his flaps (ears) up. Thank you for your good thoughts and prayers.
He did very well this week until last night. He woke up at 2, crying. He and I walked and walked and walked. I gave him mineral oil. He pooped, but would not lie down. He finally calmed down enough to lie down around 6. I had to go to an appointment at 8 and left him sleeping quietly.
When I got home around 1, he had gotten up and was lying in the dining area. He was having trouble breathing. I called Dennis and at 2:45 he went to sleep for the last time. I am very grateful I got him there. He was so uncomfortable. Dennis conjectured that whatever has been bothering him these past few months, finally broke free.
Brandt is finishing his grave, next to Cocoa, Geoffrey, BoNose and the two pigs.
Talk with you some time this weekend.
Love to you both.

And that is all.

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Definition of Wrong


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When did Carrot Top become a double amputee freakshow steroid case?

Ew. Just ew.

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December 8, 2005

Self-Management for Actors (2nd edition)

It's up. The site, at least.



Just a few more weeks 'til the new baby is on the shelves. And only six weeks late! Woo hoo!

Thanks proofers, contributors, artists, and all wonderful supporters. Much love!

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The Sum of All Years: 18

Madrid with models.
Boston beau.
Goooooooo dawgs. Radio. Intramural sports. Hotlanta every weekend to bartend and do laundry.


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Y'ever just get really OVER all of the shiite that you can't control, fix, or otherwise influence in any meaningful way?


Seriously. Keith's over there chanting the Serenity Prayer to me and I'm like, "I CAN change this stuff, if these fuckers will just GET OUT OF MY WAY!"


Serenity my ass.

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The Sum of All Years: 17

In love again. Shiksa to the Mishpokhe.
Governor's Honors.
Broadway bound, but Mom insists on college first.


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December 7, 2005

Highlights for Music Junkies

I've been working on this over at the blog of my musical soulmate, Leemsy. Don't read our answers there (in his comments section) until you've looked it over on your own and come up with a few of the bands depicted in the image below (click to enlarge significantly).


There are 75 bands. Which ones can you name? It's like that Highlights magazine that was always in the doctor's office waiting room... but cooler.

Okay, a couple more TSOAY (thanks for the acronym, Hal) folks these days. Yay! (See what you've started, Cliff?) And, like BrYan, I'll be doing a post-mortem, but I must say it's definitely easier, once you make it past the first scary entry. To wit, my second scary entry was a piece of cake to write when compared to the anxiety I felt over writing the first. Go say hi to Julie-O, who joins me, Chip, BrYan, Hal, and the original TSOAY-er, Cliff.

Anyone else planning to test the waters?

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December 6, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 16

Buy first car... in which I am raped.
Begin prescription painkiller addiction that lasts a decade.



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Strange Behavior

People are... strange.


Keith and I went for a walk and early dinner, then a walk back home. It was probably before 6pm and I'd guess it was around 58 degrees out (seeing as it's only NOW dipped to 50, and it's like 3am). I wore a sweater. Keith wore a pullover fleece hoodie thing. I wore sandals. We ate on the patio (they had heaters out).

Okay, but we watched these people coming into the restaurant through the patio for like an hour and a half, each dressed in suede coats with fur collars, wrapped in scarves, wearing gloves and hats... the works. It's like they KNOW this is the only chance they'll have to show off their cute winter clothes, so they pretend it's actually colder than it is.

When a former childstar (Chip, that link's for you, since you'll love this one) came in to meet with us last week, he was wearing a heavy suede jacket, wool scarf (which remained around his neck during the meeting), and a thick cable-knit turtle-neck sweater. I think the low that day was like 60.

I just don't get it. Do people in Wisconsin wear shorts when it hits 70 (or do they go around in their bikini tops)?


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December 5, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 15

First love, first sex.
Working actor.
Lied on drugstore work permit to help support us.


The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry.

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December 4, 2005


So, I've had a debate with one of my most-respected, brilliant friends about the "word" li'l. She tells me it's wrong... like ya'll is wrong (sheesh--I shudder to type that so very incorrectly).


Well, I say li'l is correct, simply b/c it displays the use of apostrophes anywhere there are letters removed. Keith says that means the true correct spelling is li'l' (displaying missing letters on two sides of an L).

Just like 'til is the proper use of "until" when shortened, I stand by my li'l.

So does Google. So does Urban Dictionary. No. I don't care that Lil Kim or Lil Bow Wow do it differently. They probably also write "ya'll" and "till" (and say "supposebly"), meaning they lose all respect and therefore don't get a vote in this.

Loose/lose and then/than counts double.

That's all I'm sayin'.

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The Sum of All Years: 14

No drama club? I'll start one!
Literary club, honor roll, show chorus, yearbook staff.


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Swiped from John, my musical soulmate.

My pirate name is:
Captain Anne Bonney
Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.

PS--Casting offers on Still of the Night go out tomorrow. The script for How I Lost My Mind and Killed Someone is up at CricketFeet.com. Rock on, casting director!

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December 3, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 13

New school.
Wrong hair, wrong clothes, wrong accent, wrong side of the tracks.



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December 2, 2005

Happy Dance

Tonight, for the first time in MONTHS, there will be a gathering of the Ladies of the Gimlet. Yippee!

That's right... it's finally time for a Gimlet Night! This time: Cranberry Ginger Cosmos and gluten-free baked goods. Of course, the hours and hours of talking, laughing, and pontificating are standard fare. Heeeeeee! Can't wait to see my best girlfriends!



To get you into the holiday spirit, sister Liz has sent a photo of Luke in a Kings' Xmas cap. Hey--animal lovers, keep Joseph in your warm, loving thoughts. Tomorrow is likely to be his last day here. :( Go in peace, sweet Joe. {{{hugs to the fam}}}

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The Sum of All Years: 12

Mom moved.
I lived with Cleo.
Learned to gamble, worship the Braves.


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December 1, 2005

The Sum of All Years: 11

Swim team.
School paper.
Safety patrol.
Government-funded meals.
Kenneth's back.



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A new casting gig. Woo hoo!


'member the guys who did the brilliant Al Keyda short from the Bush In 30 Seconds days? Well, they've hired me to cast their next feature film. And it's seriously one of the best scripts I've read. Ever. And I've read a lot of really great scripts lately.

This one's like Se7en meets Fight Club meets Pulp Fiction, with all of the twists in time and perception and from whose frame of reference/POV we live the experience, etc. I love it!

Anyway... final offers for Still of the Night will be heading out next week (another effin' rockstar film with a nice, big cast) and more news on the next one (How I Lost My Mind and Killed Someone--great title, eh?) will always show up here or at Cricket Feet's casting site (which is due a redesign shortly).

And if you can't view the video of Al Keyda at the link above, try this one. Is that CoCo behind the desk? So cool!

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