ghost_light: (No.)

So, this was an actual, honest ice storm!  Roads were closed all over town.  The State Troopers issued a statement describing the roads as "absolute crap".  I called the Performing Arts Center to see if they had heard anything from the Orchestra about the show going on tonight. 

 

The receptionist told me all the roads going into downtown were closed but they hadn't been able to get in touch with any one from the Orchestra to officially call it, so she put me through to the president of the Performing Arts Center who told me to call again in an hour.  By that point it was time for me to leave. 

 

It took 20 minutes for Lindy to think about defrosting.  By that time, Golden Toy was also leaving to he helped me scrape.

 

That is how thick the ice was.

 

And I'm still waiting to see if the show will go on.

Brrrr!!

Nov. 22nd, 2013 09:28 am
ghost_light: (WTF)
My user pics packages expired and I've been putting off renewing them but I really miss some of my winter icons right now.

Winter has come in like a fucking bear. We've been in a deep freeze made worse by the fact it's always cold in the Warehouse of Misfit Toys.  We're currently under a "wintery weather advisory", which translates as "prepare for ALL the shit."

The original forecast was that it was supposed to warm up last night, dump a metric fuckton of snow, keep warming into sleet, then frozen rain, re-freeze and go back to snow.  All between Midnight last night and Midnight tonight. 

I had such high hopes.  The temperature had gone up 10 degrees while I was at rehearsal and 8 or 10 flakes of snow were gently wafting down.  I so, so hoped it would have the worst out of its system by the time I woke up this morning.   But, no. Just the same 8 or 12 snowflakes blowing around.  I didn't even have to scrape my windshield.

Nope, it had to wait and start pissing down rain when I got to work.  You can actually  HEAR it freezing when it hits the ground.  This bodes so ill for driving and having an audience at the show tonight.

Grrrr.

ghost_light: (Ghost_Light Daisy)

I'm getting really bad at keeping this 'journal up to date, aren't I?

 

Kornopolous was supposed to be in town for a wedding last night, but he broke his foot and decided to take the night and rest so the Earth was our mollusc with a plethora of options.

 

On Frozen Ground opened last night.  That's the feature film about Alaska's serial killer Butcher Baker, that was filmed entirely up here.  For some reason, in spite of it staring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, it got an extremely limited release and isn't even showing in Anchorage.  There wasn't even a cast and crew preview screening,  so Ron organized a little thing at the only theatre in the State showing it...but it was out in the Valley and it's been a long, drama-filled week so we weren't up for the drive.

 

So was moved to option two:  O.M.Ref.G. was having a birthday gathering, but it was at a karaoke bar....in the Valley.

 

On to option three:  Rodney and Hilary called to see if we wanted to spend the night at her cabin and then go to the fair early but those were both (all together now) In the Valley!

 

We got thai food and watched On Frozen Ground on pay-per-view. 

 

I don't know who pissed in what executives' Corn Flakes for the film to get that kind of treatment because it was not all that bad!  There was some cringe-worthy dialogue but it really looked great.  As LonelyDumptruck put it, they did a wonderful job showing an Anchorage that isn't here anymore and I thought Cusack was just wonderful.  Plus it's always fun to play the "Hey!  I know that guy!" drinking game.

 

And what are we doing today?  Driving to the Valley to go to the fair.

ghost_light: (balloons)

In points, because Lazy Ghost_Light is Lazy, since the last time I bothered writing:

 

I survived my first shoot!  Filming the teaser for the T.V. pilot went very well overall!  There was still confusion with paperwork, but day-off I transitioned into being First Assistant Director and that was awesome!  I got to be the one in charge of the little clapboard and yell "Scene 1, take 8!"

 

The shoot ran late, so I didn't go to the roller derby test-up.  To be totally honest, I was pretty set on blowing it off anyway.

 

My neck just kept getting worse. Luckily Dr. Buddy was back in town and able to fit me in twice.  The first appointment he was outright appalled at how bad my neck was.  Everything was pulled to the right and he was really worried I'd ruptured one of my herniated discs.  Not the case, thank Zod, and it's been MUCH better since.

 

With my neck torqued, I blew off open skates and, like the rest of the league, the special outdoor training Shocker set up for us.  I also decided not to go to the first ever State Tournament in Fairbanks even though I would have gotten a ton of solid reffing experience because they were seriously under-rostered, but I decided that mostly because it was in Fairbanks.

 

That's pretty much the old news.  New news to come!

Hmm

Jul. 14th, 2012 11:04 am
ghost_light: (Ghost Light)

So.

 

Ya know how you're supposed to turn off phones for the flight?

 

Why does the plane have free in-flight wifi??

 

ghost_light: (Duuude?)

There are two pirate broadcasts currently going on in Anchorage.  One has been going on since before Christmas.  It is high on the dial and plays nothing but the Joe Frank show 24 hours a day.

 

The other started Thursday afternoon, to hear tell, and is mid-dial where a smooth jazz station used to be.  It is a guy repeating an International Distress Call:  Terrorists and the CIA have taken over Anchorage and are involved in human trafficing and the world's largest underground drug operation.  He gives the address of the   underground drug warehouse, names a guy as corrupt head of the Anchorage ATF running the whole thing with the Hells Angels as enforcers and accuses the spokesman of a local furniture warehouse of appearing on the news all coked up.  He also says the CIA is running the Gulf War to confiscate drugs and bringing them here to sell.  It is some pretty wild shit.

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It Starts

Oct. 30th, 2011 11:02 am
ghost_light: (Alaskans for Global Warming)
Today, LonelyDumptruck brought me a snowball in bed.

It Starts

Oct. 30th, 2011 11:02 am
ghost_light: (Alaskans for Global Warming)
Today, LonelyDumptruck brought me a snowball in bed.
ghost_light: (Riiiiight)

I'm House Managing for the Aurora tonight.  There is also an event in one of the other theatres, so the lobby is loud and it took me a minute to realize I'm hearing voices raised in anger outside the theatre.

I finally clue in and rush to the window.   There are two young women right outside the doors pushing each other, pulling hair, and generally doing their best to kill each other in spite of two guys trying to hold them apart.

I call security, one of the young men walks off and comes back with a security guard from Zod knows where.  As soon as they see the guard, the two girls throw their arms around each other and then, as he obviously lectured them, began to kiss passionately.

The girls skip around the corner to Town Square, hand in hand, before flopping into a flower bed and crushing a large amount of greenery while making out.

Full moon tonight?









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ghost_light: (Riiiiight)

I'm House Managing for the Aurora tonight.  There is also an event in one of the other theatres, so the lobby is loud and it took me a minute to realize I'm hearing voices raised in anger outside the theatre.

I finally clue in and rush to the window.   There are two young women right outside the doors pushing each other, pulling hair, and generally doing their best to kill each other in spite of two guys trying to hold them apart.

I call security, one of the young men walks off and comes back with a security guard from Zod knows where.  As soon as they see the guard, the two girls throw their arms around each other and then, as he obviously lectured them, began to kiss passionately.

The girls skip around the corner to Town Square, hand in hand, before flopping into a flower bed and crushing a large amount of greenery while making out.

Full moon tonight?









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ghost_light: (White Trash)
The house where El Subamino was born continues to be a land of wonder. I've seen their dog playing on the trampoline in the front yard. Tonight two people are out there with LED hula hoops.

Shine on, Spenard. Shine on.
ghost_light: (White Trash)
The house where El Subamino was born continues to be a land of wonder. I've seen their dog playing on the trampoline in the front yard. Tonight two people are out there with LED hula hoops.

Shine on, Spenard. Shine on.

*shudder*

Oct. 28th, 2010 01:46 pm
ghost_light: (Pun'kin)
I just saw the most terrifying thing - Walmart is taking down one of the Halloween aisles to make room for Christmas displays!!

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*shudder*

Oct. 28th, 2010 01:46 pm
ghost_light: (Pun'kin)
I just saw the most terrifying thing - Walmart is taking down one of the Halloween aisles to make room for Christmas displays!!

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So

Oct. 27th, 2010 12:39 am
ghost_light: (George)
As a few of you know, I have only been driving for a few years. George is my first car.

Yesterday I pulled up in front of the theatre for auditions and I had to parallel park. Not one of my best skills, but I managed. George's ass was hanging out a bit, but not enough to matter.

As I get out of the car, I glance at the restaurant across the street. Two guys are standing in the window holding up little placards reading "3".

So

Oct. 27th, 2010 12:39 am
ghost_light: (George)
As a few of you know, I have only been driving for a few years. George is my first car.

Yesterday I pulled up in front of the theatre for auditions and I had to parallel park. Not one of my best skills, but I managed. George's ass was hanging out a bit, but not enough to matter.

As I get out of the car, I glance at the restaurant across the street. Two guys are standing in the window holding up little placards reading "3".

*snerk*

Jul. 29th, 2010 10:52 am
ghost_light: (Alaskans for Global Warming)
Little Boss just got back from the post office. The guys in front of her were mailing home their luggage so they could take all the fish they caught home on the plane.

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*snerk*

Jul. 29th, 2010 10:52 am
ghost_light: (Alaskans for Global Warming)
Little Boss just got back from the post office. The guys in front of her were mailing home their luggage so they could take all the fish they caught home on the plane.

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Hmmm

Jul. 11th, 2010 01:29 pm
ghost_light: (Brilliance)
You know those times when a little enunciation makes all the difference?

A kid just walked through my lobby and I couldn't tell if he yelled "You're nice, lady" or "You're next, lady."

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Hmmm

Jul. 11th, 2010 01:29 pm
ghost_light: (Brilliance)
You know those times when a little enunciation makes all the difference?

A kid just walked through my lobby and I couldn't tell if he yelled "You're nice, lady" or "You're next, lady."

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