Sup? Well I’m officially back on the couch. I hope not for long but we’ll see how this week goes.
I left you with a post about the set we were building and some pictures. Well cut to – Wednesday July 14. I made my first early morning trek to Orange. Took me about 1.5 hours in traffic. Nonsense. That commute is terrible. Anyway, it was a good day of installing and prepping for Thursday’s shoot. I was also taught how to make fake dirt stains and fake soap scum with a tool called a Glitter Gun. Happiness is really what that tool should be called.
The commute home took just about as long except it was sweaty. Ugh. The heat in this town has been horrid the past week. Wednesday evening brought laziness about making dinner and I ended up with M & Ms and a glass of milk. Only to pass out at 9pm. My body needs to step up and stop being so tired.
Thursday morning led me to Orange with the anticipation of being on a professional set for the first time in a year. It was wonderful. So much excitement even though it was just for a Scotch Brite commercial. The day went on as it was. We were running behind. Around 5pm I was carrying a glass shower door over to it’s home when the thing just shattered in my arms. I was more worried about the fact that I broke this piece of glass and what if we needed it again. When someone told me my arm was bleeding. So I ran back to the kitchen to wash some of the blood, but those cuts wouldn’t stop bleeding. Of course the producers freaked out and bandaged my arm like none other. It wasn’t that serious at all. Only one teeny piece of glass in my arm, nothing the tweezers couldn’t take out. Thursday went into OT for 3.5 hours. Which is great, but I had midnight tickets to see Inception. So 10pm rolled around, I was released from set and booked it back to Glendale in record time to jump in another car and head off to the Arclight.
If you haven’t seen Inception yet, please do. It boggles my mind to know that there is a genius walking amongst the industry. Christopher Nolan is incredible at what he does. The midnight showing of this movie about sleep while i fought sleep very hard, made me want to see this thing again and then maybe again and again.
Thursday night/Friday morning allowed me 3 hours of sleep. I drove to Orange with my head bobbing around. I broke down and drank an energy drink. The thing about energy drinks is that they contain caffeine, right? Well I NEVER drink caffeine so it affects me ALOT. By 10am I was shaking and running around full blast. It was a quick strike day and I was back on the road by 11am. Talking a mile a minute to my mother on the traffic filled ride back to Glendale.
Below there’s some pictures of the finished set and of my arm when the producers went psycho on me.
Friday was a wonderful half day off while still making dollas. I got some delish Chinese food with Andy and we bummed around Burbank’s air-conditioned mall for awhile. For real it was 104 degrees on Friday at 4pm in the afternoon!!
Saturday was another steamy day….in which we went to view Inception again, this time at the Vista. Being fully awake helped. And my mind was most certainly blown again.
Alright, here’s the thing while I was sitting down to write this thing. I got a call for some temp work for a week. So I now have to be somewhere everyday through next Tuesday. That’s cool though. Another week of work makes me happy. I’m not entirely thrilled to be sitting in an office again but I do need the money.The office is pretty boring and uneventuful but I won’t be doing very much all day and that’s fine with me.
Anyway, let’s back track a bit to Monday? Yes. Yesterday. Christine, Brittany and I have embarked on a fruit flush to jump start us into diet world. I’m determined to be a lot thinner when I go home in September. We started Monday and Monday was a protein shake every 2 hours with a salad for dinner. We’ve all gotten to protein shake ratio wrong and trudged through the day drinking very chocolately water.
Today (Tuesday) starts the fruit part. We are to eat a serving of fruit every 2 hours with a salad at night and same for Wednesday. I am pretty excited to eat some fruit! The point of this is to jump start and give your body a bit of a boost into a normal workout routine/diet. So I’m using it as a jumping off point to kick my butt and really finally lose this weight. We’re supposed to lose about 8-9 lbs in these three days. Of course it’s all water weight and toxins but it’ll help to motivate. So I’ll be back with results from all of us on Thursday!
Anyway, it’s off to temping I go. Wish me luck this week. Full report to come next week.