Inside the Writers Room – Pushing Daisies

The Paley Center for Media was aglow once again last night, to pay tribute to those unsung heroes of television – the writers.  Following panels with the staff from Family Guy and The Office, the Paley center ended its ‘Inside the Writers Room’ series with the most original show currently on television – Pushing Daisies. In the lobby before the seminar, surrounded by color photographs from the new season of…

November 12, 2008

It's a Brand New Day

  Anyone who’s anyone in Los Angeles spent Halloween in a dinky movie theater on the corner of Fairfax and Beverly, watching the charity screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and The Guild.  The line ran all the way down the block and around the corner – fortunately Vlada, Irina, and I were there on the early side.  Unfortunately, Whedonopolis, the group that puts on Whedon-related events, is not known for…

November 1, 2008

My Evening With David Sedaris

A year and a half ago, David Sedaris came to Riverside.  After an evening of searching for dingos, diary entries from Japan, and an answer to the universal question – are zombies Republicans or Democrats – I waited in line with a hundred of my closest friends for five seconds of face time with the man himself. I clutched my paperback copy of Me Talk Pretty One Day, the tome…

October 25, 2008

It Looks Like My Dance Card is Filling Up

I just bought a ticket to see David Sedaris at the Long Beach Convention Center Friday night, and the following night I’m going to a Halloween party with Vlada, thrown by one of her Paley Center coworkers. And that’s followed the next week, of course, with the Doctor Horrible Sing-A-Long Screening. All part of my efforts to get out in the world and acquire stories to blog about. I’m not…

October 20, 2008

Get Her Words Out

I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting my words out lately, a phenomenon that always reminds me of an episode of Wonderfalls where a woman named Binky, who has a stutter, goes Single White Female on the show’s lead, Jaye Tyler.  Jaye, who receives instructions from inanimate objects shaped like animals, is told to, “Get her words out.”  Turns out Binky’s an undercover reporter.  Still crazy, though, and Jaye ends…

September 12, 2008

Blogging Via iPhone

So this is Round II, cellphone-wise. I can say that I am much more in love with Chuck the Second than I was with Chuck the First. I’m still getting the hang of the keyboard, but the autocorrect is doing a great job of catching my mistakes as I write from the backseat of my father’s hybrid. I’m somewhat behind blogging-wise. A few things have happened the last few days…

August 23, 2008

Posting Via BlackBerry

Another annoying thing about the BlackBerry? The internet pages show up weird, so if you want to look at anything more complicated than Google, you have to decipher the way the page gets squished onto the small screen. So I’m switching to the iPhone, and by necessity, AT&T. I’ve never really had any problems with Verizon, but they don’t have the iPhone, so… In other, more interesting news, Vlada and I…

August 11, 2008