Whoa. I've been MIA it seems. Well, I've been really busy lately. I just moved into a new condo that my Aunt purchased a few months ago. She's been remodeling it for the past few months and everything came out well. It's her first ever home that she's purchased, and at age 65, I'm really happy for her. She deserves it. Since I'll be starting film school in August, I decided to stay in one of the rooms at the condo for the first semester. The school is out in the valley above central Los Angeles so I'll try out commuting for the first semester and see if I want to move closer on my own. It'd be a 22 mile trip one way. 44 miles every school day plus traffic? We'll see how it works out. We moved in last Thursday and I only grabbed a couple hours of sleep the night before so I was exhausted by the end. I think I made up for it with 14 hours of recovery sleep -- AWESOME. It always feel gross to wake up in the afternoon though.
I have yet to hang my snowboards up on my wall or get some pictures framed to put on my walls, but the furniture placement is set up now. It's a lot smaller than my old room, but I love how I was able to customize everything here. I had 3 walls painted with a really light blue, almost a white hue, and the wall with the balcony doors a darker, grey-blue. It's all about calm and tranquility. I also had a 4-spotlight light fixture put into the ceiling. It's probably my favorite part of the room.
My room, currently:
The significance in all of this is that this room here is and will from now on be, "Home". My aunt purchased this condo to possibly retire in. After all the years of raising me by herself and struggling financially, she's done very well for herself these past few years and this is part of her reward. Her other reward will come after I hopefully sell a screenplay to a major studio and buy her something, like a car. Like I said, she deserves it. After I move on and make my own way, this room will always be the place to come back to every so often. It just makes it more special.
What a weekend. Friday night, I had drinks with Josh and Bryan. It was a rare night off on the weekend for them in between work and Morrownow band practices. It was a good time. I should've capped the drinking to that night, but I also ended up going to a party Saturday night. My friend Mark, who used to work at Paradigm (#2 or 3 Talent Agency in Los Angeles), invited me to an industry party in the Hollywood Hills. I mean "industry" as in the Hollywood/film business. It was a really good opportunity to meet industry people and network so I went. Of course, the house was amazing, and the people were good looking. Most of the guests were up and coming actors/actresses. I got to know a few of them. I've noticed over the years that they all usually have the same story: They're from another part of the country, they come here to make it big, but meanwhile they work at whatever job they can find to pay for their acting classes and iPhone service -- in a nutshell. But wow, some of these literally starving people looked great. It was a great party. Lots of free booze, good music, great view (people and the city), and new people. I also made a few contacts.
Here's to a new setting -- Cheers.
And by the way, I made a music video for the band with a compilation of video footage from the past several months of their progress. I guess you can say it's a music video for their EP Album titled, "Our Self". What do you guys think?