Very excited to announce that Danny McBride and I are starring in a new untitled film together! Harris Wittles from Parks and Recreation is writing the script based off a pitch we developed from an idea I came up with Matt Hubbard, a great writer from 30 Rock. That is all very confusing, but we are all very excited about this idea and think it’ll be great.
.. is a pretty nice place to see an outdoor concert. Not exactly sure why Animal Collective chose to name one of their best albums after the place, but that’s beside the point. It was the key reason for Scott and myself to road trip it to the Baltimore-DC area this past weekend. My Morning Jacket is on tour again and this stop was the closest they were making it to Pittsburgh. And I wasdetermined that I would not miss seeing them this time around. Plus, I had never visited DC so yet another reason to make the drive.
Scott and I set out early Saturday morning, arriving in DC around noon-ish. Having been to DC last year and only having one day to explore, he warned me that one day would NOT be nearly enough time to see much of anything. He was definitely right about that. By the time we finally found parking and set off on foot, we were nearly running through all the few museums we actually made it into. It is so amazing that all the Smithsonian museums there are FREE. I need to spend a week there.
Back to MMJ. They played nearly a 2-hour set, which was AWESOME. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see them live. The Preservation Hall Jazz band opened for them, kinda dug the horns. They were upbeat and a nice opening band. Plus Jim James (MMJ’s lead singer/guitarist) joined them onstage for two songs, which was a very nice surprise. They didn’t play my absolute favorite song, but they played all the runners-up and then some. I left quite satisfied.
A little disappointed that we did not partake in any Cinnabons. Harris would be so disappointed.
I don’t make it to see family as often as I should sometimes, but after a treacherous winter of no travel and a busy spring with goings-on every weekend, I cancelled a few plans this past weekend to visit my home”town”. My quality time with my family included hanging out with long lost relatives. After my mom’s side of the family had a spat in the late 90s, there were many people I had not seen nor talked to in 10+ years. Very relieving that my family is able to put the past behind them. Life where I’m (originally) from is one that I couldn’t imagine right now. Very simple and just different. Not different in a bad way, but living in a rural, country setting must be something you value. With every visit, I’m reminded of how much I love my family, but also of how accustomed I am of living a different lifestyle than they. Being in that setting you must appreciate the beautiful views and serenity over the conveniences the city offers you. WV is beautiful and peaceful and I do wish my family lived a little bit closer that way I could pop in to visit anytime. I miss them all the time and wish I got to witness more of my brother and sisters’ lives. Maybe I’ll convince my family to pack up and move here, ha.
Nurses have earned more respect in recent years than before, but unless you’re in health care, not many understand just how much we do in addition to doling out medications. Yeah, a couple of them are a little cheesy (i.e. the flair they discuss in #15), but every other one rings true, daily. ESPECIALLY time management, science, accountability and patient advocacy.
Damn you laptop, why are you being lame and mysteriously deleting things for no reason? While we’re at it, why are you so slow and sluggish? I can surf the web whilst listening to music faster on my iPhone.
I was starting to hear a lot of buzz about Modern Family, which premiered on ABC in September of 2009. Thanks to my crafty boyfriend, I watched the first couple episodes at my own leisure this morning.
While it doesn’t quite (yet) live up to the comparisons of Arrested Development, it is smart and funny and I plan on watching more. Old episodes can can be streamed on abc.com so I suggest you all check it out!
I don’t know how it took me so long to watch this show, but I love it. I feel so behind seeing as it began in 2004 and it’s now in its 6th season. But I’ll catch up. I love how Dr. House is a Sherlock Holmes type character. It is a little overly dramatic at times, but it’s fun watching House and his team trying to piece together these crazy diagnoses.
New Years Eve ended up fairly low-key, but enjoyable. I wish things would have worked out so that more people would have ended up in the same place, but what can ya do?
Started the evening off at Church Brew Works for a dinner that was fancier than what I initially had in mind, but I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I splurged on cuppycakes from Dozen since it was Scott’s bday. They were nice enough to bring out one with a candle and everyone at our table sang, gathering the attention of the whole restaurant thanks to the acoustics in the former church.
Afterwards, we ended up at Shay’s house for a small, yet lively gathering. All in all, good times.
Church Brew Works
Despite how many people complained about how awful 2009 was, I can only hope that 2010 brings even half of the awesomeness that 2009 contained. 2009 consisted of saying goodbye to waitressing and hello to an actual career that I love, the beginning of financial stability for once in my life, a new apartment in a great location, Super Bowl win, Stanley Cup victory, more good times than I can even begin to recall, not to mention a full year of great memories with the boy that I love.