Happened to run across this email from one of the team members who was keeping track of all stupid shit everyone was saying on our trip to Mexico. Unfortunately some were a bit too aggressive and didn’t make the cut in fear of offending people. Enjoy. “how do you get on the wall of shame- you go over there and drink out of a fucking bong” “I’ve had a lot of beef on this trip” “for a hundred bucks the dolphin better blow me” “I want a small blow hole for 75 bucks” “your willing it out, will it in” “why don’t you take a step down-town” “my times worth about 30 bucks an hour, I’m not really doing much” “is that hair real? No they probably chopped it off a small child” “i’d drop kick that pelican if I was next to it” “this is enough exercise for today on top of the 5 hours of rug rippin last night” “oh my god look at that guys peines it so big, it’s huge” “how come everything I love comes in a little basket of tostada” “ship over board”
Gotta love Costco! I’m hooked Ani. Seriously. I just spent a week in Mexico eating nothing but tacos and chips and drinking fruity blended cocktails (yes, but only in Mexico). I came back and was afraid to check the scale since I had some awesome results before. So I immediately went back on Ani’s plan of blasting fat. Three days of recovery and better than I was before I left. My mind and body. I say all this is because I’ve been using a friggin blender for making all the food and drinks. Now I have the freaking amazing NINJA. See photo. I am gonna pop this box open right now and let you all know if Costco is representing the blended world well. Oh, and it was only 118 bucks. The time I have spend with the other piece of shit is worth that alone. BAM! Result: DOUBLE BAM smoothie!!! Some notes: Blades are sharp as hell, may have sliced a finger. It’s pretty intense. Lots of parts but for good reason. It is even good for cookie dough! That’s my sell. It’s awesome… The smoothie monster.
Is not writing dialogue. It’s cutting out all the other crap I write too much of. I don’t know. It’s hard. I was reading this interview of Aaron Sorkin and I found the quoted question and answer you can read below. It actually gave me a bit more confidence in my dialogue. I use a lot in the screenplay I have been working on. I also use too much description, so I’ve been told. Over and over and over. Maybe I think people are dumb? Lately all I have been doing is stripping and stripping description and while doing so, tweaking dialogue. I’ve had a lot of feedback. Mostly real good on the dialogue, good story, but too much description. I’m afraid people won’t understand if I don’t tell enough. Then I read the screenplay, Moneyball, from Sorkin and as he quoted in the interview I mentioned above, I talk about people in rooms Brilliant. He barely uses anything but dialogue. He makes it look so easy. Maybe because I’ve seen the film and can picture it. Then I go, “Damn, how’s he do this?” Trust your dialogue and lose all the other unnecessary nonsense. Unless it’s really great and …
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Quick little hello! It’s Monday and time to kick this week’s ass. Had a wonderful, extremely, awesome vacation time with some friends and family last week. Mexico couldn’t have been so fortunate but neither could we. Thanks Cabo San Lucas for having us and thanks G20 Summit (Obama) and friends for sharing it. Even though we weren’t hanging out at the same places. At least I would think so. Starting a new blog project this week so stay tuned. Peace y’all. Lije.