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Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm Heading to Hollywood!

Yes, Mikey Filmmaker is moving (again) and this time he's heading to Hollywood. I'm literally moving to Hollywood. It's a two minute walk to Hollywood and Highland, which happens to house the Kodak Theatre, which happens to be where the Oscars are held.

So, there you go folks. I may be the only Oscar blogger, who literally lives next door to the show. I'll be able to hear the winners before everyone else since I'll have no five second delay. I'll be able to give you a perspective that few can give. It's mind blowing that I will be so close to Hollywood Blvd.

I already have my weekends thought out. I'm basically going to spend the day hanging out with Spider-Man and Darth Vader in front of the Chinese Theatre.

I can't wait for the Oscars next year. I'm going to have such a great perspective of the whole event that it will be incredible. I'm so excited!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Welcome to Hollywood"

Why has it taken me so long to write about this? Not really sure other than working very long days and being very tired when I come home. Luckily, there is something called the weekend. And here goes a quick story from Hollywood courtesy of Mikey Filmmaker.

So I'm sitting at the reception desk answering phones and doing all kinds of cool stuff when this guy walks in the door.

"It's Corey Haim for Jane Doe Casting (fake name)."

"Corey Haim?!"

I walk down the hall and let them known since the casting office is not part of the company I work for. They just rent out space in our office. I walk back to my desk and I see him standing behind the desk drinking a bottle of water.

"I took a bottle of water from your desk."

So there is Corey staring at the movie poster of The Player. We begin to discuss the long tracking shot at the beginning of the film. Then, we begin to talk about a little bit of everything.

"So what have you been up to?"

"I just finished up the sequel to The Lost Boys with Corey Feldman."

"No way!" (even though I heard that they were doing a sequel)

So now we begin to discuss The Lost Boys (a favorite film of mine) and he tells me all these spoilers for the sequel. Hell, he even told me how it ends (which will be cool if it's done right). Then, he takes off his shirt and shows off his tattoo of a bat on his shoulder.

"I got this right after the film came out."

"Wow, that's badass."

Now, we're talking about some personal stuff and I tell him how I just got this job. I give him a little background on myself.  We're just passing time until the casting director comes to meet with him. Plus, there seems to be no phone calls coming in, so our conversation continues for close to 10 minutes.

No lie when I say that he's telling me everything about himself and I literally feel like I could write a biography on him. I also have to say that he's extremely nice and sincere. He just seemed like a fun guy.

Long story short, the casting director comes grab him for his meeting. He's set to play a cameo in a film coming out in 2009. It's not on his imdb listing, so I don't feel comfortable saying what it's for. Though the original came out in 2006. Anyway, he reaches out and gives me a handshake.

"Welcome to Hollywood!"

Corey Haim leaves and I never see him again.

That my friends is just a glimpse of what it's like to work in the film industry.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Clinton vs. Obama

You might not think this is funny unless you're a wrestling fan. I am, so I think it's funny...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Judd Apatow's new comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall might not be the film some hoped for, but it's still worth your time. For me, The 40 Year Old Virgin is the standard of Apatow comedies. Knocked Up is next. Then, there's Superbad. After that, it's a question of what is your taste?  I put Sarah Marshall in the same pool as films such as Anchorman.

Believe me, Sarah Marshall will make you laugh. It has its jokes and they are well executed. The issue comes in of how much different is this than some of the previous comedies from the Apatow clan? I almost felt like this film lacked the heart of Virgin and Knocked Up. Yes, there was the full frontal "comedy". And yes, it featured a Dracula rock opera.  Still, it left me wanting more.

Some things just didn't work for me. The fact that Jason Segel just decides to go to Hawaii and bump into his ex-girlfriend and her new lover just didn't work for me. I know it's a comedy, but that still doesn't give you a free pass on telling a story. It fell into place way too easy. Especially after he meets an extremely attractive hotel attendant.
Jason Segel was great and I have been a fan of his since Freaks and Geeks. Hell, he's even great on How I Met Your Mother even though people never watch that show. You have to give him credit for writing the script and starring in the film. This was his chance to shine and I think people will really start to realize that he is talented. I hope that he is given a chance to be a lead more often.

The supporting cast of Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Russell Brand do their job. I thought they were effective in their respective roles. Bell really makes you realize why no one would want to forget her (damn, she's cute in this film). As for Brand, I'm not sure what his future holds, but I liked him in this role. There was just something about him from his delivery to his mannerisms. As for Kunis, I didn't even recognize her with her tan. I knew that was her voice, but she looks different from her days in That 70s Show. I was actually a little annoyed by Paul Rudd and Jonah Hill in this film. I found their roles to be literally useless besides inserting a couple jokes here and there. They have been much better used in previous Apatow films.

When it's all set and done, I did enjoy the film. I thought it was worth seeing and if you like the previous work of this collection of talent, then you should definitely check it out. My only warning is don't expect the same level as Knocked Up and Superbad from last year.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Little Tired, but Still Alive

Well, if you've been reading this blog you know that I recently started a new job. And, as I expected the amount of posts I do per week will probably decrease since the hours are so long and I'm tired when I get home. I don't feel like spending my time writing blog posts. I would much rather be relaxing with a cold beer. My plan is still going to be writing posts mostly during the weekend, then posting them throughout the week. We'll see how that works.

As for the job itself, it's been an adventure. Only been there for two days, but it feels like much longer for some reason. I'm just trying to get to know everyone and really get a feel for the place. The job also has its perks. The script database The Company has is incredible. I have access to thousands of scripts, so it keeps me occupied. The first one I printed was a draft of There Will Be Blood from January 2005 written by P.T. Anderson. It's amazing to see what survived the final draft of the script and what was changed. Believe it or not, the milk shake scene did not exist in the early drafts. The film also has a little different ending. Basically, there is an additional scene after the bowling scene.

As for everything else, I have no complaints. I'm just trying to do as much as possible and work hard. There's a lot of work to be done. I'll have much more in the future, but I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Define The Dream

Shocked! Surprised! Excited! Scared Shitless! Those are just some of the many thoughts going through my head right now. If you haven't figured it out, something very big has just happened to Mikey Filmmaker.

Yes, after months of searching I have my first real full time job in the film industry (I don't count my full time gig on set in Mississippi even though I was paid). I do have a lot to write in this post as the format for this blog will be changing. No, I won't be writing about my job, but rather I won't have time to write much during the week. I'm working from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. I probably have to wake up between 6-6:30 a.m. until I move closer to my job and can shorten my commute.

Don't worry, I do plan to keep this blog going. It kind of works out nice because I do consider this a Oscar blog over everything else and let's be honest, it's the offseason. I need to figure out what is the best way to post and be the most effective and take it from there. I know I've lost many readers over the past month and I hope the ones that still do read this blog won't give up on me. I love doing this, but in reality, I love the film industry more. And, if I had to choose between the two, the blog would cease to exist. Luckily for you, that is not the case right now and if my new job presents that issue, I will let you know.

Another point I want to bring up is that I will never blog about my job. All I will tell you is I am working as a trainee for a talent and literary management company. They rep mostly writers and directors, but they have some actors that anyone with movie knowledge is quite familiar with. This is an entry level position that will show me the ropes of the business and lead to a desk job as an assistant, then ultimately a producer. And, all the people who read my blog are the first ones I will take care of once I get established. Wink, wink.

Anyway, enough of the boring stuff, I need to write about how this all went down because it's still hard to believe. I will present it in timeline form to you. I will refer to the company that hired me as simply The Company

May 2007: Graduate college and start to look at jobs. My family is in town, so it's not a all out search, but I start sending resumes to a couple advertisements. Get one phone call back, but the job doesn't work out, which is somewhat good considering it was working for a talent manager who repped many notorious scientologists in the business.

June 2007: Continue to look. Go on a couple interviews, but nothing seems to feel right.

July 2007: Get a call from my college professor and offered a job to work as an assistant director/production manager for a feature documentary being shot in Mississippi. The pay is good and I get to hang around people with southern accents, so I head south.

August 2007: Finish the Mississippi shoot and decide to head back home to Massachusetts since Sweet Pea is going to play at the Boston Film Festival in September.

September 2007: Spend the majority of the month in Mass. Sweet Pea screens and the Boston Film Festival makes me want to kill myself, but that's another story. Start to work with a recruiting agency to set up interviews with some of the big agencies in town.

October 2007: Interview with arguably the largest agency in town (Talent Agency A), but don't get the job. Also, see an advertisement for a job as a trainee at this management company (The Company). The twist is that The Company is where the creative executive at Kopelson started out with, so he knows people on the inside. He sends my resume in and I get a call to set up an interview on November 1.

November 2007: The interview goes great and it seems like this could work out. The HR person tells me that I will probably come back for a second interview very soon. The WGA strike begins on November 5 and The Company goes into a hiring freeze. They tell me that they really liked me, but they can't hire me now. Call back when the strike ends.

December 2007: Even though I still pay rent, I decide to head back home again to save money on daily expenses. I spend most of my time back explaining to people the situation even though most of them probably thought I was just making excuses.

January 2008: Spend about half the month back in Mass and finally return to California. It seems like the strike is going to end, so I prepare myself for the job hunt.

February 2008: The strike officially ends and the job hunt starts to pick up the pace again. Give a friendly call to The Company and they tell me to call back in a couple weeks. Call back in a couple weeks and they keep telling me the same answer. They remember me and that they will call me back when they're ready, but feel free to check in if you don't hear anything in about two weeks. Also start to send my resume out to other places, but not much action. The industry is in somewhat of a hangover after the strike.

March 2008: Go on an interview for a job with one of the major studios, but that doesn't work out. Call The Company probably twice during the month. Also go on an interview with another huge talent agency (Talent Agency B) through the recruitment agency, but doesn't seem to work out (actually still have not heard an answer as I'm writing this) even though I go on two interviews. Call The Company one more time before being told that they hired someone who knew one of the managers. For a consolation prize, they said I was in the lead for getting the spot, but they had to take this person since he had a connection.  They tell me I should call back in two months.

April 2008: Meet with an agent at Talent Agency B for interview number three on April 3 and says he will make a decision by the end of the day. Don't get the call. Send my resume everywhere as I'm getting desperate and frustrated.

Monday, April 7: I get a call and figure it is one of the companies that I sent a resume to, but it's The Company. The guy tells me that they have an opening in the trainee program and they want me to come in. The guy even tells me that they are only going to bring in me, so there should be no competition for the job. I'm so nervous that something might get screwed up that the only people I tell this to are my parents. I agree to go in for the second interview on April 9.

Tuesday, April 8: Get a call and they ask me to interview later that day since things are picking up. I agree and the rest is history. Have an amazing interview with one of the managers and the HR person, where I lay down some serious knowledge on The Company and what projects they have going on. Everything goes really smooth. They hire me on the spot and ask me to start on April 10 (Ironically 38 years to the day that The Beatles broke up. Don't think that means anything besides that I'm a Beatles fanatic.).

Point of this whole timeline is that persistence pays off. At least that is what I learned because I could have gave up back in November and not made the call in February. If that was the case, then I would have be writing this long blog post.

I also did learn a lot about this business and how it operates. It's tough and really only the strong survive. You just have to want it so bad that you won't stop at anything until you achieve your goal. Nothing is handed to you in this business. Yeah, that's the case with many industries, but it's especially true here. Was I lucky? A little. It helped I knew someone who had a connection at The Company, but I still needed to do the leg work. I also just clicked with the company from the start. It felt like the right fit and that's the most important thing. I truly believe this is the right place for me to start.

I got in my car getting ready to drive home and the first song on the radio was "More Than a Feeling" by Boston and I can't think of many songs better than that for that moment. I just smiled with pure excitement because the moment I was experiencing was really more than a feeling.

Where I go from here, I don't know, but keep reading this blog and you'll find out. Yeah, I have written, directed, and produced films, but now I finally feel like I can live up to my name of Mikey Filmmaker. I'm in the fucking film business. It's official. Call the newspapers.

The last thing I want to say is don't let your dreams be conquered by not taking chances or by simply not believing. Until you're dead and buried, it's never too late. After everything happened yesterday, I realized that The Dream does exist and it's not something foolish that I believe in. So, I only have one thing left to say.

This is for The Dream...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Best Lines of Blue Velvet

After watching Blue Velvet recently, I have to poise a serious question. What is the best conversation that takes place in that film? Think about all the ridiculous lines from Dennis Hopper's Frank Booth.

I've decided to compile a short list of a couple of my personal favorites. If someone else has another line or conversation they love, please feel free to drop me a comment. Otherwise, here are my favorites.

Frank Booth: What kind of beer do you like to drink, neighbor?
Jeffrey Beaumont: Heineken.
Frank Booth: Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Dorothy Vallens: Hello, baby.
Frank Booth: Shut up! It's Daddy, you shithead! Where's my bourbon? Can't you fucking remember anything?

Ben: To your health.
Frank Booth: Ah, shit, let's drink to something else. Let's drink to fucking. Yeah, say, "Here's to your fuck, Frank."
Ben: If you like, Frank. Here's to your fuck.

Raymond: Do you want me to pour it Frank?
Frank Booth: No I want you to fuck it. Shit, yes, pour the fuckin' beer!

Listen to Your Coach and Practice Free Throws

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. You need to make free throws if you want to win a championship in basketball. I've been saying for a long time (including yesterday to Dres, who is lucky I didn't agree on a bet of Kansas beating Memphis) that Memphis wasn't going to win because they suck at the line. What happens? They miss free throws at the end of the game and it costs them the national championship. Still, a Tar Heel fan, but the better team won tonight and the rest is history.

Weekend at the Phoenix Film Festival

I just got back from Phoenix, AZ this past weekend. A film I produced, I Saved the World from Global Warming, screened at the Phoenix Film Festival. I'm not going to lie, I'm tired. Though, I had a great time. Considering the last time I was in Arizona was back in January '06 when I went to Tucson and almost died. Still have not drank Mike's Hard Lemonade since (Long story that I won't go into right now. My only advice is don't drink six pack of Mike's unless you want to spend the night puking like you've never puked before.).

Phoenix is one of these growing film festivals that I think can really only go up. It treats the filmmakers well and everyone just wants to have a good time. I met some nice people and drank a lot of alcohol at very cheap prices (aka free). Could have the parties been better attended? Yes, but I have no complaints. They still had great energy and like anything it's what you make of the party. Sometimes you have to make your own fun and drinking frozen alcohol drinks or beers always helps that cause.

I met some great filmmakers at the festival. I honestly wish I was a little more sober when talking to them since I forgot most of what we talked about. Plus, it's a lot of information to take in, but I tried my best. I hope that I made some connections that help me in the short or long term.

I also have to say that if you were fortunate to see me at the parties it was one of the few time you will see me dance in front of a crowd and get on stage with the live band and sing along to the songs of "Wild Thing" or "Sweet Caroline". In the words of Ringo in A Hard Day's Night, Mikey Filmmaker is a mocker.

As for the films, I saw four feature films along with the shorts package with Global Warming. I would have loved to see more films, but I was only there for a limited time and needed to choose my films wisely. So what did I see? Well, let's take a look at them in chronological order.

The Arizona shorts program was the first thing I saw at the fest. First of all, I respect the filmmakers for making the films especially being from Arizona and screen their films in Phoenix. It's always exciting to go to your "home" turf and be able to show your accomplishment (I should know regardless of how it turned out). I thought the screening was average in quality. Some better than others. Most of them were on the very short side (under 10 minutes) and I thought they were effective in getting their messages across. I've learned that about most short programs in general. It's tough to hit a homerun with every film in the program. I also tend to have a selective taste, so I'm also a little harsher than most people. It's not that I'm trying to be a jerk, it's just that not every film made is amazing. It's sad, but true.

Finding Kraftland was a feature documentary. Honestly, I was not a big fan of this film. The festival director said there was just something he liked about this film. Well, there was just something that I didn't like about this film. First, I didn't like the way it was set up. The filmmakers decided to tell it in form of a top ten list with a host, yet it was a movie. It was about a rich and arguably spoiled agent of composers, Richard Kraft, and his obsession with nostalgia items from board games to bobble head dolls as well as his unconditional love of Disneyland. His residence is conveniently titled Kraftland. It also deals with his relationship with his son, Nicky, and how the two connect and love each other. I found at times that I wanted to reach across the screen and just struggle this man, who needs to grow up. That was until I realized that he did use some of his money to battle Crohn's disease, which sadly took the life of his brother. I respect that as I think it should be an unwritten law that every rich person donate a portion of their money to a charity of their choice. With everything said, would I recommend the film? I just can't say yes. It's not horrible, but nothing to get that excited about unless you just want to see a 75 minute film about a man's endless obsessions and his eccentric behavior.

On Broadway is a film that some people could argue I'm a little biased about. First, it's made by filmmakers from Boston about Boston (specifically life in an unnamed Irish community). It deals with a man coping with the death of his uncle by writing a play about coping with family and friends. It serves as his therapy and a way to accept it as a part of his life. With the death of Auntie Tina only a month old, I couldn't help think about that during this film and it hit home with me. Believe it or not, the film stars Joey McInteryie and I thought he did a hell of a job. I didn't think he could pull it off, but he just really got the role. The film also has a supporting cast of Boston natives such as Mike O'Malley, Eliza Dushku, Will Arnett, and Amy Poehler. I thought it did a good job of capturing the Boston culture and the film knew its identity. I guess my only issue with the film was it had some cliches and the film may have problems relating to people outside of New England. Still, there's a good story in there with a great idea of running a play at a pub. I also got an opportunity to meet one of the producers and actors, Lance Greene, and he was a class act. I wish him luck. Oh, and I have to mention that Chris Collins (Peabody native and NECN sports anchor) has a small cameo at the very beginning of this film. I just thought that was funny. I don't know if this film will ever see the light of day outside of New England (currently a platform release), but it's worth giving a view especially if you're from Boston or Irish.

Remarkable Power is one of those films that has a cast of some well known names, but it fails to live up to the expecatations. Although, that is really if you call Kevin Nealon and Tom Arnold "names". For the sake of indie film, I will since it does attract financiers and they are well known to most people (I hope). My issue was this film tried to do too much and then rushed the ending. Plus, the ending was way too smooth for such an elaborate plan by Kevin Nealon's character. Everything does come full circle and I give the filmmakers credit for that, it just didn't blow me away. The film is still looking for distribution and I hope it gets picked up, but only time will tell. After talking to the filmmakers, it looks like a video release (direct-to-video) is more likely.

American Teen was the last film I saw at the festival. And, it was the best one I saw. It was from Sundance and it's a documentary that I really think you'll be hearing about as time progresses. The premise to the film is rather simple. It follows around four main high school students during their senior year in Warsaw, IN. It features a geek, jock, popular girl, and artsy girl. Their friends also have secondary roles in film. It might seem like a stretch to really care about these kids, but quickly you grow an attachment to them. I guess it also depends on what clique you belonged to in high school. It brings you back in time to your high school days and makes you cringe at certain parts. It brings back memories both good and bad. And, when the movie is over, you really want to never let them go. After the film was over, my friends and I kept talking about wanting to find out where they are now (the film followed class of 2006 students). I even debated for five seconds whether I should drive up to San Francisco to meet the artsy girl and offer her to be my producing partner (she wanted to make movies). I found this film to have a lot of heart. It never bores you and you'll be laughing and possibly crying throughout.

Overall, I had a great time in Phoenix. It's the best festival I've been to in my short career as a writer/director/producer. It just felt like what a festival should be like. Granted it's only the third one I've been to (Boston and Whittier are the others), but it was such an improvement. It was a weekend that I won't forget anytime soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hawk Attacks A-Rod at Fenway

Yes, it's no lie. Watch the video and find out more.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

WrestleMania Never Fails to Disappoint

Are some WrestleManias better than others? Of course. Still, it always proves to be the best wrestling show of the year. I don't know if the wrestlers just step their game up or the storylines are stronger, but it's true. On Sunday, WrestleMania XXIV was on PPV. I'm not going to waste time in this post trying to convince you to love wrestling. Either you do or you don't. I really could care less what you think of it. I've been a fan my entire life and at 22 years old, I'm still a fan. Maybe, not as hardcore as I was back in my teens, but I still enjoy watching it. Why? Because I know I'm always going to get a good show. Professional wrestling is the ultimate soap opera for men.

I did want to say that one thing stuck out in my mind after watching this show. And that's Ric Flair. That was a great match with Shawn Michaels and I think it could be the match of the year in 2008 when the year ends. Michaels never fails to live up to his legendary status and always puts on the best if not one of the best matches every time he wrestles. Of course, this was Ric Flair's last match ever even though he probably will wrestle again. This was more of his last match ever as an active pro wrestler.

Looking at the match, I thought the ring psychology was great. There was a couple close finishes. And, there was just a lot of emotion in the match especially the way it ended. Part of me wished it closed out the show. Shawn Michaels looks at Flair and says, "I'm sorry. I love you." Then, he nails Flair with a vicious super kick. I was watching the match at a bar and everyone started to clap after the match was over.

Here is the ending on YouTube. Although, don't be surprised if the WWE requests it be removed.

As for the rest of the card, I thought it was solid. The money in the bank match always has plenty of great spots. It was a great way to get the show going (even though it was the second match). I'm glad Randy Orton kept the belt. The win at 'Mania makes his title reign more legit. Personally would have loved to see Edge beat The Undertaker. I think it would have made him a more legit heel champion. The Undertaker's legendary status doesn't NEED the 'Mania win streak. When his career is over, he will be one of the best ever. I thought the Floyd Mayweather match was a big joke. I think Maria may be the hottest diva in the WWE right now.

I'll end this post with a classic Ric Flair promo. There are tons of them on YouTube. It's hard to pick only one, but here it goes.

Watching a Baseball Game with Thousands and Thousands of Fans

Yeah it was a couple days ago, but I did attend that baseball game on Saturday between the Red Sox and the Dodgers, which supposedly had 115,000 people in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. I'm not going to write an essay on the game, but it was an interesting night. I went with a couple friends and we had a good time. Although, it left me wanting a little more. I felt like the Dodgers dropped the ball.

For one, the thought of over a 100,000 people in a small area is never a great idea. It sounds great on paper, then when it happens you realize why it's not a daily thing. It's chaotic. The Dodgers did provide free transportation from Dodger Stadium to the Coliseum for free and that was appreciated. Yeah, we had to wait for around 45 minutes, but it was fine.

My bigger issue was the fact that food was severely overpriced. I haven't been to a USC football game in a couple years, but ten dollars for a beer? Are you kidding me? Usually, a stadium or an arena offers a couple different options. Granted, they did serve the beer in a souvenir cup. Yippee! I have mine above my fireplace.

The seats we had were okay. We basically were on the other side of the field from home plate. Although, the view wasn't horrible. I could still see everything.

The biggest complaint I had about the game was the lack of energy and boredom in the stadium. There was a ceremony between every inning. People throwing out pitches and kids being the honorary batboy for an inning. It took away from the game. It killed the momentum. Plus, the game itself was an exhibition, so nothing really mattered. The starters were out by the third or fourth inning. Each team really utilized their 40 man roster. I knew this was going to happen before I bought the tickets. Now, I realized why I will never watch a spring training game live.

We left after the sixth inning, so we wouldn't have wait 45 minutes or longer for a bus back to Dodger Stadium. Was it worth it? Yes. It was the first baseball game at the Coliseum since 1961 (I believe). Plus, the tickets were cheap. Otherwise, I might have been very disappointed considering I don't think people are going to be talking about the game years down the road.

Oh, and case you really want to know. The Red Sox won 7-4.

I'm Back from Retirement

I know I tricked everyone yesterday, but it was April Fool's Day.  Don't worry, I'm not retiring yet.  Although, I have been a little busy with personal matters the last week or so and it has taken away time in write in this blog. I have all kinds of stuff I want to talk about, but need to make time for it.  I expect to make some time possibly later today.

To give you a quick preview, I did attend that Red Sox vs. Dodgers game at the Coliseum with supposedly 115,000 people.  Plus, baseball just started and I wanted to preview the season ahead at least from the Red Sox's perspective.  I also wanted to give some of my thoughts on WrestleMania XXIV.  Oh, and I have seen couple old films recently that I wanted to write about, so that's the tentative forecast for the next couple days.

Now, it's time to see if I can pull through.

Oh, and Bonnie Parker was defeated in that tournament by Sil, but by a very close score of 11-9.  I'm not too surprised, but it was a fun contest to be a part of and I look forward to the next event.  It will be interesting to watch and see what female wins it all.  Sil could have a legit chance even though Species is a mediocre film that stars two Oscar winners (Ben Kingsley and Forest Whittaker) and one Oscar nominee (Michelle Williams).  Good luck, Mr. Fletch.  I'll vote for you just out of respect.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hello, Goodbye

It seems like it has been forever that I have posted a new entry. I feel somewhat guilty, but my life has been all over the place recently and this blog has been the last thing on my mind. That brings me to the point of this post. Arguably the most difficult I have ever written here at Spaghetti Sauce and Sweet Peas.

No, I'm not getting married. And no, I'm not expecting a child after an adventurous one night stand. I'm retiring from the blogging world. I'm going out on top as I always envisioned. I talked it over with my wife and two children, Oscar and Emmy, and it seems like the best thing to do at this point in my life. I'm 22 years old going on 23. My best days are behind me.  If I'm not at my best, then I don't want to continue to blog.  It's plain and simple.

So, thank you everyone for your support and good night.

Oh, I forgot one more thing. Happy April Fool's Day! I'll see everyone tomorrow as I got a ton of catching up to do.