The Good Week
Radiation Level: Buzzing in the treetops
Listening To: Love Interruption by Jack White
It’s been one long, mother of a week. That said, I wouldn’t have changed one piece of it. Here’s a detailed account of what FalloutGirl was up to…
Monday: Pick actor up in Venice at 7am. Drive to West Hollywood for shooting my short film Wink. My foray into directing. Yes, it’s taken me this long. Of course I made films this year with kids, but this was different. This was my script, with real (AMAZINGLY TALENTED) actors. I was in charge. I was oh so nervous. I made my iPhone home-screen a photo of Aubrey O’Day, a girl who wins the award for most confidence ever and channeled her whenever I was feeling insecure. It worked. Though there are a few things I wish I had done differently, the performances were truly wonderful and I can’t wait to edit it together. THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!
Tuesday: Back in West Hollywood at 7:45 am. This time I’m dressed as Ada Lovelace to perform a monologue and teach elementary school kids about binary code and computer programming.
A quick lunch at PF Chang’s (yum) and I’m off to the Valley for two science classes on blood. I delighted in giving all my students fake wounds with corn syrup and red food coloring.
Then a screening of Hit and Run which I can’t really comment about yet.
Wednesday: Worked on movie reviews then went to two screenings. The first was a top secret screening of Katy Perry’s new doc. The audience was filled with little girls and then – Katy showed up! She was delightful and the film was super interesting.
The next screening was Rock of Ages which I thought was going to be too campy for me, but I loved it. Really entertaining!
Thursday: Search for black dress and pink accessories to wear to Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger’s birthday party at Koi. Do hair and make-up, then teach FIVE science classes. The kids were so darn sweet, telling me I looked beautiful. Hate to admit it, but I will miss them.
After changing into stockings and a dress in an elementary school bathroom (don’t try this at home), I drove to Koi on La Cienega where I live blogged about the Patti’s party until midnight. Did I mention I was exhausted?
Friday: Went to see a 10:25 AM screening of That’s My Boy. Wrote a quick review then went to teach my last two science classes for the school year. After that, I went to a little gathering of some of the teachers I work with. Good food. Good wine. Good night.
Saturday: 10AM screening of Brave. Then a delicious nap.
Sunday: Pick up a director friend of mine at the U-Haul place and deliver her to her car. Now, coffee, cereal and blogging.