Tuesday, November 29, 2011

End of the Year Review (April)


April:

4/1 Julie & I took off  for Phillies opener.  Anthony & Pookie came AJM came at the end.  Went to Kevin Niemi’s Art Show at The Grand.
 I have no idea what this guys is doing.
That's Because Your Blind Now, Mildred.

4/2 went to CTC benefit without Julie (Kerry, Joe, Lee, Raj & Michael).  Caught CJ and went to animal Hospital until 12:30 am where we were told “she’s not pregnant.”
CJ!!!! (Named after Allison Janney's West Wing character CJ Cregg...
she was almost named Sookie)

4/3 I saw Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Pookie & took the Cat Trap back.  I picked up Ant and went to Gordon’s for Wrestlemania with Andrew.
Full Disclosure:  This is from 2010 not 2011.

4/6 CJ finally ATE!  Joel & I edited The Cheap Seats.  I tend to fart on Joel when we edit.
A rare editing when we did NOT watch Remember the Titans.

4/7 I hurt my back while filming Suggestical @ Milkboy Cafe.  Saw Your Highness alone at midnight.


No need for the arrow ma'am, you shot me in the heart!
4/8 Pam’s 40th Birthday party

4/9 Visited Nana for 92nd bday, Julie & I drove Joe home.  We went to Lanie’s 1st Communion.  Ended the night with Jim & I hitting at the batting cages.

4/12 We met Tina Fey @ Free Library and gave her a DVD of The Clink

4/13 Screening at James Rubber & Hobo With A Shotgun

4/15 Filmed Cubby Improv Show at O’Neal’s.  Julie worked the door.
Watch the video here:  Cubby "Get Well" Video

4/16 Logan Benefit (won Union tix, Gordon won nothing keeping the streak alive).  Went to dinner at Pinnochio’s in Media with Julie, Sue & Amy.
I played the part of Kerry this night.

4/17 Premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO
 Winter is fucking coming all right!

4/22 Saw Cat on A Hot Tin Roof @ CSP, Jim, Ray & Francesca were AMAZING drank scotch with Ray afterwards.
JIMMY FESTIVAL!

4/23 filmed Hitchcock Improv & hung out at Latvian Bar. 


4/24 Took photos of Andrew asking Suzanne to marry him, went to EVERY liquor store in DE & PA finally got beer at Pinocchio’s.  Had Julie’s parents for Easter dinner.

4/26 Took Mac & Lupin to the vet for teeth cleaning

4/28 Went to Khyber Pub for Dining out, saw cage match (Rosen & Milkshake won), had coffee on AJ’s roof with Julie & Cara until 1am

4/29 Julie & I went to Phillies game, diamond box with Joel & Sabrina.  Howard hit a grand slam

4/30 Mowed, found raccoon, Julie took it to Schuylkill, did Clink read thru, Julie & I went to Union game w/ Joel & James.  I filmed Hitchcock Improv, Julie came with me.



Other Highlights:
-Movies seen:  Hanna, Lebanon, PA, Scream 4, Source Code, and Water For Elephants
-Improv seen:  Hitchcock Improv (2), Horner & Davis, Iron Lung, Rintersplit (2), Rosen & Milkshake and Suggestical (2)

Friday, November 25, 2011

End of the Year Review (March)


March:

3/1 Matt came over for dinner and we worked on balloon animals. 
This one would likely frighten a child
3/4 Mexican Post with Julie, Jason, Kerry, Joe and Amy.  Jason and I saw Rango (Joel's review is here):


3/5 Julie and I went to the Flyers vs Sabers game (L) where we ran into Chris Rossello, who managed to piss off EVERYONE in our section.  He sat below us in the first level.  He missed a Flyers goal when he was reading my text.  I laughed for a long time about that. 

We Saw Mother Mother @ The Fire where we ran into Bonnie & Kevin walking Pepe.

3/6 Julie and I went to christening for Vicki and RJ’s baby Cameron in Lancaster
Drew and I stayed dry while we let Ethan check to see if it was still raining.  It was.

3/8 Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras @ Kerry’s.  Julie, Kerry, Joe, Matt Cas, Amy, Gordon and Jim.  I made Hurricanes.



FD 2011...I earned my beads in the traditional holiday way...Julie did not.  

I'm not sure how Joe got his.



3/10 saw BattleLA screening w/ Brendan in the pouring rain.  I sat next to a 70 + year old woman who coughed throughout the whole thing.  I didn't make the experience any worse than watching the movie did.


3/11 I filmed Rabbit Hole & Anthony went on an extended vacation.
Brenden "huffing glue" at what used to be Bosco's desk.  Sorry Bosco.

3/12 Screening @ James (Driver and Good, Bad and Ugly) until 3:30 am (Day light savings)
 This is SOLID filmmaking!

3/13 We removed the costumes from CSP (Fawcett stole my clothes!) and I took down the Swing Set at the house.
That's TOTALLY my fucking shirt!

I'm shocked that George didn't take the swing set down in this photo from 2008 Tiki Party.

3/15 Production meeting for The Joels @ Pinocchio’s with Julie, Kerry and Joe.  

3/17 Julie, Kerry, Joe, Amy and Jim @ Paddy’s Day (Blackthorn played at Springfield Country Club).  We were there about 6 hours.  I think we might have forgotten to tell Joe and Julie it would be that long.

We went to Tom Jones around 2 am...I decided eating lemon meringue pie from the 80s was a good idea.

In typical Irish fashion, the night consisted of: 

DANCING!

FIGHTING!!!

FIGHTING!!!

FIGHTING!!!

FIGHTING!!!

And of course DRINKING!!! 
(Not necessarily in that order)

3/18 Julie’s car is DEAD.  I called out of work and saw Paul with Bosco and came home to do yard work. I ended up with a rash, hopefully from the yard work and not hanging out with Bosco.


3/19 SuperMoon!!!  Erick Paddy’s Day Party, Saw ComedySportz with Julie, Joe and Kerry.  Peter and Emily came out and we hung out at O'Shea's for Jason's Birthday.  Kerry and I had a painfully "intervention" with Jason...check out my TEARS!


3/20 Neil Hamburger @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Brendan and Andrew. 


3/22 Sold Julie’s “dead car” for Ca$H.  Had dinner at Mexican Post and rushed home for Julie's baseball fantasy draft.  That's right, my wife plays fantasy baseball and I don't.  

3/24 Picked up Julie’s "new" car and went to dinner at an Indian Restaurant in Newark.  They never brought our dinner, just the appetizers we ordered.  We told the waiter and he asked who took our order, we told him he did.  He didn't believe us.  Julie repeat their conversation "word for word."  He left and never came back.  We left $ for apps and left. 

3/25 Saw Jill Sobule and John Doe from X @ The Tin Angel, where we ran into Jana and Jason Grimley.  Then RAN to PHIT to see Horner and Davis.


3/27 Saw Sucker Punch w/ Brendan, Joel and James.  

Listen to Brendan Carr talk about why this is the greatest film since Hitchcock's era:



3/29 Took ALL three kitties to the VET.  Got them updated on their shots (because there are apparently more kitties on the horizon...)


3/30 Filmed Joe Trainor Trio @ The Queen (World Cafe Live).  Had free food like a rock star, it was AWESOME! 
video

 3/31 Julie picked up the “cat catcher,” I went to cage match, Rosen & Milkshake vs. Iron Lung at PHIT.

Other Highlights:
-Helped a friend "move out and move on"
-I did a rough cut of short film Life Sucks (which the world has never seen, though it's on my computer awaiting some music and FX touch ups).
-Movies seen:  The Adjustment Bureau, Battle: Los Angeles, Kill the Irishman, Limitless & Lincoln Lawyer, Paul, Rango, Sucker Punch & Take Me Home Tonight
-Improv seen:  Comedysportz, Grimacchio, Horner & Davis (2), Iron Lung, Rintersplit, Rosen & Milkshake & PHIT's Level 2 Class

Also, James won the Oscar PODCAST bet:  You've Got Geek (Ep 86)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

End of the Year Review (February)

February:

2/2 Spotted a stray kitty hanging out around the house…will she end up living with us?  Seriously have you met my wife?  I'll give you a hint...

YES she ends up living with us.

2/3 The Cheap Seats Read Thru (Home games), then went to Logan House in Trolley Square for Hot Breakfast (Hot Breakfast!) and JT3.  I drank the rest of Jill’s Rum, got buzzed and went home.  Probably should have eaten at some point.


2/5 What was SUPPOSED to be the final day of filming The Cheap Seats got cut short by freezing rain.  But we still had our “NOT” wrap party at Kerry’s,

Which included the age old traditions of: 

Getting drunk,

Drawing cocks on each other's faces,

And of course, listening to Genesis:

2/6 Since I gave up on football this year, I opted to ditched the Superbowl to go bowling with Julie, Joe and Kerry.  Though I feel I added a "SUPER" quality to the BOWLing


2/7 Julie names our “mystery kitty” Sookie (which would eventually change to CJ because I was watching immersed in a marathon of the entire series of The West Wing)

"I like that you're tall."
2/10 Filmed BT and the BT Dancers (Brian Turner and Matt Casarino) at Mojo Main.


2/11 Julie and Bonnie went to see Dr. Dogg.  I went to see Improv at the N Crowd’s Theater.  The Amie and Kristen Show was maybe the best show I've seen them do and that's saying something as they're  INCREDIBLE!

2/12 We FINALLY wrapped The Cheap Seats...
This is the last shot of filming (from episode 0-4 "Binoculars")

...then I booked as to Downingtown to go bowling for Valerie’s birthday.  I was so tired I drank a 5 hour energy that was in my car from the film shoot.  It made my heart tingle.

Check out the score...this will forever be remember as the day I beat Erick!

2/13 Brought candy home to all my bitches:  Julie (vegan chocolate) Kerry and Jill (aka Jillybean)

2/14 Julie and I went to Su Tao for Valentine’s Day dinner, without reservations.  Cause that's how I roll!  They were able to squeeze us in (oopsies)

2/15 Julie costuming Rabbit Hole...


...on a side note, Bosco owes her a car!



2/17 Filmed JT3 at Grape Room in Philadelphia


2/20 Picked up Jason at the airport before going to last Improv rehearsal before show and Julie “played” Becca in Rabbit Hole Cue to Cue.

This is from the "green room" of the actual show...but I don't have a photo of the rehearsal so deal with it!

2/21 First Clink meeting for season 2.  Started watching Treme.
video

2/23 Arrest Warrant for Julie on the door.  Pay your parking tickets kids!  We celebrate her scofflaw ways by going to the Mexican Post.

2/24 First Shamrock Shake of the Year and Rabbit Hole (preview)


2/25 filmed CTC Community Series.  Jim and I darted to Philly to see The Hopper Bros.  Jim and I found “road Art.”  Flying Molars.

2/27 performed class show at Shubin Theater

Yes there's video.  No you won't be seeing it.
2/28 Refi’d the House for all those kitties!!!


Other Highlights:
-Mexican Post trips:  2, Home Grown trips: 2, Royal Tavern trips: 1 and Govinda trips: 1
-Brendan joined the PODCAST
-Movies seen:  Cedar Falls, Drive Angry, Hall Pass and Unknown (4)
-Improv Shows seen: The Amie and Kristen Show, BWP, The Hopper Brothers, Iron Lung, Medic (twice), Rare Bird Show and Suggestical (8)
-Number of Chris Jericho books gave to me by Andrew Mitchell:  1
-Number of Tweets during the Academy Awards:  more than 1