Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bones and Stephen Fry

Today I worked on Bones again, except for the first time I actually saw the main characters....or at least been in the same room as the main characters. Stephen Fry was there (I think he is leaving the show in this episode). For those of you who do not know who he is, the important thing to know is that he is Hugh Laurie's Best Friend Forever. This makes him more appealing. For some reason though, he kept looking at me. We had insane amounts of eye contact. I wonder what he was thinking as he looked at me? Did I look familiar? I kept thinking that we kind of looked similar and I could easily play his daughter...I have a feeling he wasn't thinking quite that. Then I started thinking that if I befriend him....I could meet Hugh Laurie. Again...I don't think that he was thinking that either. Alas, the world may never know what thoughts ran through his mind, but it is much more fun speculating than knowing. Afterall, his thoughts would probably have dissappointed me and I am far too young for him.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ghost Whisperer and the Sickness

Well, surely enough, I am sick today. I have practically no voice and my throat is in pain. I hate you My Boys!! Becky was also under the weather today, so that just goes to show you that mothers are right...if you go out in the rain, you will catch a cold. What made matters worse is that I did like 300 situps on Saturday, so whenever I coughed to clear my throat, my abs recoiled in pain. I can hardly sit up in bed let alone cough without pain. Ugh. Luckily, today wasn't too strenuous. I just had to wake up at 5:20 AM and sit down in a theatre all day till 6 PM. The moments I didn't feel like dying, I spent talking to the equally miserable Becky about how miserable we felt. Not sure if last Thursday was worth all the pain. I was so hoarse that the parking attendant just had to mock me as he pointed in the direction of where we were supposed to park. How pleasant of him to do so at 6 AM. This is why he gets paid the big bucks. Also, on a bit of a side note, there is a Grip that has blue hair and has implanted horns on his head...like those babies are permanent. Who would want to look like a blue-haired demon? Can you imagine if he headbutted you? Could that be considered assault with a deadly weapon? or attempted murder?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Boys and the Leaky Sky

I am cold and I am wet and three days later, I will surely get sick. It rained all day today, and of course I was a street pedestrian without an umbrella because you can't tell it is raining through the lens so umbrellas look quite silly....whatever. I have never been so drenched for so long in my entire life, but do not fear, I got a Wet Bump, which means like 5 extra bucks for enduring the rain. The day started off rather strange when I pulled into Paramount Parking and handed him a 20 and awaited my change. Parking is $5 but I would get it back at the end of the day. He handed me two five dollar bills, four ones, a quarter, two dimes, a nickel, and a roll of pennies. Who on earth has a roll of pennies?! I made sure to give the pennies back to him at the end of the day. I do not have much use for a practically extinct coin.

I walked briskly to the holding area in NY street. There were many leaks in the ceiling which made bag placement quite the task for fear of getting us or our belongings soaked. Becky was on set and was back to her old sarcastic self again after a brief dip into the pleasant and eternally happy. The rain definitely made things interesting and I have no idea how the sound guys heard any of the actors' dialogue. It was pretty much an off day for everyone full of many retakes which required me to be out in the rain without an umbrella for even longer. At the beginning of the day, I had borrowed Becky's clear plastic umbrella that had pink trim. It was the type of umbrella that you had to "own" and "wear with confidence" or else suffer humiliation. I tried my best, but eventually returned the umbrella to its rightful owner not realizing the storm I was in store for. The rain also caused delays in our lunch which was over an hour late. It was macaroni and cheese, but came in six different varieties, each one nastier than the next. Such a shame since I had the best macaroni in my life just a week before to now have the worst macaroni in my life. Lactates and all, I still felt ill after consuming this meal.

After lunch, during the rainiest of the evening, I met a magician under the overhang we were both hiding under in order to stay dry. He was a consultant on Arrested Development and had to teach Will Arnett some magic. I thought this was pretty amazing. He is also friends with Max and Mr. Belding from Saved By the Bell. I asked him if he ever performed at the very exclusive Magic Castle, and he is....in 2 weeks...and he invited ME! This is the most exciting thing ever because you can't just go to the Magic Castle...you have to be invited, and now I was. Sometimes it's good to get stuck in the rain...you never know what kind of interesting people you'll meet...even if it is on the set of a tv show. It was raining so hard while we were waiting there that water was pouring out of a drainpipe suspiciously close to the electrical box. We were just waiting for some explosion, but alas. I took a picture just to show how dangerously close all these outlets appeared to gushing rain water. Later the wardrobe guy came up to us and told us that he couldn't see us in frame the whole time we were out there. He was trying to be empathetic. All those crosses in the rain for nothing. Boy, did that news do wonders for my morale.

On my drive home I'm driving down Gower and approaching Hollywood when I noticed there is a man standing in the middle of the busy intersection in the rain. As I swerve to avoid him, he screams at me "Hit Me! Hit Me!" I think he was on something...acid maybe? I was terrified and decided I would not be his executioner thank you very much even though he may have deserved it. My mom thinks I should have called the cops. Oh well.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Life and The Freezing Hot Weather

I was running late as usual, except later than usual. Getting a little turned around didn't help my time either. I blame it on the fact that my Ipod went crazy this morning and I had to restore it and re-add some tunes....there was no way I was going to work without my Ipod in tow. It was a life saver. It was a nippy 60 degrees or so that morning, so what am I wearing? A sundress. Other girls were wearing bikinis...but had sweatshirts and sweatpants with them during the colder periods of the day. I did not. I was miserable. And then it got hot...and I was miserable. The fact that I got there at 6:30 AM and we didn't break for lunch till 5:37 PM didn't help the matter. I need breaks gosh darn it! I didn't mope and complain however because seriously..what would that do? Everyone else did, and that's where my Ipod comes in. Tune out the world. There were some interesting people on set. There was a bikini girl on skates who liked to flaunt her figure. If I had her belly, I probably wouldn't. Then there was another bikini girl who you knew had to have been pregnant because she had stretch marks all over her abdomen. She had a nice body and all....but again....These girls clearly are not as self-conscious as I am. Then there was my favorite girl who had pierced nipples that you could see through her shirt. MY GOD! It was disgusting. Ugh. Let's just say the scenery wasn't too great today, even though I was at a pier by the ocean. The one interesting part of the day was when the lead actor told me "sorry". He bumped into my record purse. And there you go. Add another apologetic sorry to my list of run-ins with lead actors on set. Also, Adam Arkin was directing this episode. It was cool because he is a spitting image of his dad Alan Arkin.