Tuesday, May 31, 2005

All work continues, no play in sight

The never ending work cycle continues. I am aware that essentially creating a new show will be a slow painful process, but 43 1/2 hours in 3 work days?? And we dropped a scene one day?!? I'm not getting any younger here.

And Mother Knows Everything

A word to all fathers:

Your wife knows more about your baby than you do. She knows the schedule, likes, dislikes, sleeping patterns & needs, ablution patterns, food interests etc, etc, etc ad nauseum. Listen to their wisdom every time and all will be well.

The only thing we know better is that babies LOVE, LOVE LOVE to be thrown up in the air!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

All Work and no Grace makes dad...

Too many hours spent making mediocre television this week. It would have been too many hours even if I was making "The Office."

I've got one more year left as an Assistant Director and I think that's all I can take. Dear readers, please note the time of this post. Stupid stupid business.

Note to self: Bookmark this post: Refer to it as necessary. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Grace Update + a smattering of life regrets

We met with the surgeon today. Looks like an operation in late July. We will get the date tomorrow. According to him, Grace (and her crazed, emotionally drained parents) will arrive on a Thursday, and leave on a Sunday, with a week of recovery (Grace will relax, mum & dad will drink heavily. Well, dad will.)

The operation will take about 2 hours and will essentially create a new valve to the bladder. Having dealt with this on a somewhat regular basis for the last 8 months, I am starting to wonder why I didn't go to medical school. I could cram those 8 months of urinary studies into about two weeks, so I figure I could study the whole human body in a few years. OH GOD, WHY DID I BOTHER TO GET A BROADCASTING DEGREE??? Because making mediocre, forgettable television & movies is such a great way to pass the time.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

I've got the Fever!

There is no doubt that the worst thing about being a parent is when your baby gets sick. As you all probably know, Grace suffers from urinary system troubles. She has already had one surgery and will need another sometime in the next couple of months (we'll know probably tomorrow when). The first symptom she ever had was a high fever at 11 weeks, so we are wary of fevers.

Well, yesterday, she spiked a little fever of about 100 in the late morning. Baby Tylenol (a product I will gladly advertise for free if they want - it's a miracle drug) did the trick, but around 6pm, she seemed especially hot, so I took her temp and it was at 102.7. The moment when you see this kind of fever gives me (and Sarah) a sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs.

A quick call to the doc and she recommended (you guessed it) Tylenol, followed by rest. The fact that she had no other symptoms led the doc to think it was a random virus. And thankfully, Grace was not acting listless. She seemed in relatively good spirits.

fast forward to this morning and she was right as rain. babies really are tough little buggers and I guess we have evolution (or an intelligent designer!) to thank. But when they are sick, you truly feel like things are completely out of your control and they are never going to get better and... which is ironic, as I consider myself a true optimist on most things. The love for a child can be a strange and frightening thing.

Monday, May 16, 2005


I ahve been in a Fantasy Football League for about 15 Years now. We have created a Plaque that goes to the winner each season. Our current champion, Ken Ornstein, is one of the producers on "Everybody Loves Raymond" and he managed to get it into the final episode of the show, which aired tonight. As you can see, the plaque commands the frame, even larger than Brad Garrett's head. I am a very proud member of the World League of Gator Football right now.

The Plaque in all its glory!!!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Fun With Fraudulent Emails

I was sent an unusually good fake email supposedly from EBay today. The gist of it was this:

Dear eBay Member,We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your eBay account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account was used by a third party without your authorization. If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual login attempts may have been initiated by you.

After contacting the real Ebay and telling them about it, I decided to the link and have some fun.
When I clicked it, it asked for LOTS of information. I guess they figure if you were dumb enough to click on the link you would give them the following information:

Ebay ID: GOfuckyourselfasshole
Ebay password: burninhell

Name: Whatami Ann Idiot
Address: 235 You People Suck lane, Fuckoffanddie, Kansas
Bank: PT Barnum Trust (I thought this was a nice touch)
PIN: nicetryfucko
Date of birth: I plugged in yesterdays date
Mothers maiden name: Interpol

It then asked for the following: MY account number, routing number, checking account number, PIN, birth date, , ebayaddress, ebay PIN, and finally my paypal PIN.

If there are people dumb enough to fall for this, then god help us.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

They're dumb as hell, and I can't take it anymore

If you know the NY media market, then with this nugget you will understand that this fleeing bride story is officially out of control.

I was flipping around the radio dial this morning and I heard a very strong opinion on the story by none other than Warner Wolf.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Bride to be flees...

Clearly, Jennifer Wilbanks should have taken a left when she hit Albuquerque.