Big Brothers Big Sisters

Because weekends were made for fun

Posted on February 25, 2007. Filed under: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Joost |

…As freestyle queen/personal hero Debbie Deb  put it best.

My dear readers, you have now caught on to the fact that I rarely update during the weekends. Here are some things I would definitely rather do than blog on Sat & Sun (that I happily did this weekend)

#1 Spend time with my little sister. I have mentioned before how much I enjoy being a part of Big Brother Big Sisters NYC, and at some point I plan on blogging about examples of fun activities I have enjoyed that someone else could experience with their Little Brother or Sister. You don’t have to be perfect to be a friend to a young person. You just have to be willing to share some free time.

#2 Finish up editing my short film. YES. It’s FINALLY done. After much heartache and stress, we re-recorded all the audio and re-synced everything.. Get ready to check it out this week! I also plan on submitting it to the broadband emmy competition

#3 Hang out watching netflicks selections with my honey ❤

I was comparing notes with the previously mentioned honey the other day, and we both came to the conclusion that because of work, we each spend probably 8-10 solid hours per day on the internet. This is not counting the non work hours I spend on the internet  reading blogs, gushing over fashion on streetpeeper, scouring IMDB to satisfy my current fascination with korean cinema, etc.

I feel like I am a pretty accurate example of the current average net user. All of my work is essentially done using online tools and communicating with coworkers through AIM, I find out about what’s going on in the world through blogs, online versions of news channels and magazines, (although I am addicted to the printed version of Nylon Mag), and I have met many interesting friends (dating and platonic) through craigslist. Despite all of this net activity, I would like to be able to count actual blocks of time where I am NOT on. Just a personal choice.

… But for all your joost fiends, tomorrow I plan on posting an in depth pt deux description of my exploits in joost world, include reviews of the (so far) 29 channels offered… Stay tuned!

But now – time to watch the Oscars! 🙂

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New Blogger Jitters & Why I love Laz Rojas

Posted on January 17, 2007. Filed under: Big Brothers Big Sisters, blog love, Indie Filmmaker Love, Laz Rojas, new blogger, YouTube |

… So.

It’s come to my attention that 15 people have subscribed to my blog. One of those people has to be my mother, and perhaps another one or two are people from work (wuttup!).

… But the remaining 13???? Who are you???? I am scared. Not really. But, it is only my 2nd week writing in this thing and I never presumed to think anyone would care enough to subscribe this early on, and now I already find myself checking my feedburner account at least twice a day, trying to figure out how many people have stopped by to puruse my ramblings. What have I gotten myself into?

I feel like I should reciprocate somehow. If you are a subscriber, shoot me a link with your blog if you have one and I will check it out…

Last night Laz Rojas saved my Life

Laz Rojas 

Last night two things happened that will stick with me for all of my days.

#1 – I had a really excellent meeting with my Little Sister

#2 – Later that evening I, feeling like I had polkadots of anxiety swirling in my head due to trying to see where my career is/could be headed, I went searching for inspiration online (where else), and stumbled across LAZ ROJAS.

Laz, according to his website, is a a 43 year old actor/writer/filmmaker
currently residing in Miami, Florida and is also an artist/cartoonist.

He epitomizes, to me, a true indie filmmaker. Whether or not you like his creations, he is an artist with his own vision, who isn’t afraid to make his ideas come to life.

This is a scene from Laz’s comedy screenplay “Flakes”, taken from his one-man demo tape in which he portrays over 100 characters in scenes from his screenplays. These are all written, performed, directed, produced, and edited by Laz.

I am entranced by the ease in which he is able to transition from playing male to female roles. And is it just me, or when he plays the women in the pink dress – is he channeling Barbra Streisand?

I love this man, simply because he is not afraid to do what he dreams.

After seeing this, and finally finishing One Hundred Years of Solitude, I feel that I am slowly escaping this mental creative funk I have been trapped in and I am ready for good things to come….

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