Sunday, February 19, 2006

Rewrite City

Sorry I've been remiss of late posting, but I'm deep in rewrite city. Don't you just love it when you're following a plot line and it suddenly veers in another direction, like Bode Miller at the Olympics (but hopefully with a better outcome). All I can do is hunker down and see where it leads.

Speaking of the Olympics...I hate to admit it, but I'm a viewer who secretly tunes in to see the wipe outs, the falls, the DQ's, the favorites crash and burn, the underdogs winning the day. This doesn't make me a bad person (I don't think). But I am sick of the hype and the chattering of NBC nabobs who, in the absence of Michelle Kwan, trot out a Team USA hero (or goat) of the day.

Bode Miller is the Gold Medal favorite! Ooops, Bode crashes after a night of partying.

Lindsay Jacobellis was all but annointed the Queen of Snowboard Cross, and then tossed the gold medal like a Joe Namath touchdown pass to Freidan after that silly showboating trick.

Johnny Weir was a shoo-in for the silver if he skated a good long program, but he left his aura back in his hotel room.

Where's Tonya Harding when we need her? We need a good scandal to liven things up.

Otherwise, the Olympics drones nauseum...with pre-taped events. I'm still trying to figure out the waltzing cows from the opening ceremony. Maybe they could get Dick Cheney to make an appearance for the closing ceremonies, dressed in lederhosen shooting at doves.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


I have no idea where this is going or even if it should go anywhere. The entire sequence came to me early this morning, so I'm just writing it down and see where it leads. The tentative title is DEAD ON A SUNDAY: A SHARPE SISTERS MYSTERY. It's about twin sisters Bobbie and Tina, suburban semi-goddesses, who find themselves in a whoop ass can full of trouble when Tina's about to be ex is murdered and Bobbie becomes the primary suspect.

Check it out if you can and let me know what you think.

And no, I'm not giving up screenwriting. This is side job. :)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Bad Gurl

Sorry I have been remiss of late, have been extremely busy.

It looks like the CHRISTMAS shoot will wind up on Wednesday, and by all accounts, it went very smoothly. Now the fun begins in post-prod!

I thought the Super Bowl sucked. It only got interesting in the fourth quarter.

When is Santino gonna get the boot on PROJECT RUNWAY? He's a talentless hack.

Am focusing on my SNOWBLIND script for the forseeable future and hope to eke out a "vomit draft" before too long.

With the big splash BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2 made at the box office, I sent out a fresh batch of queries on my THERE GOES THE MOTHERHOOD. Got a few nibbles.

My monthly column at DONE DEAL has been put on hiatus until they decide if they want to carry it over to their new site, DONE DEAL PRO.

Am having fun with the Kitchen Aid Mixer I got as a B-Day present from the kids (as if I don't bake enough). I'm on a "yeast" kick and have pretty much perfected the "Cinnabon" clone recipe. Now I gotta work on the brownies. I have yet to come up with a scratch recipe that is equal to Duncan Hines milk chocolate chunk in the box.