Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Let Jag

Well, we have arrived to Park City, Utah. And we are tired.

Let me explain.

None of us finished packing for our trip before 2:00 A.M. the night before we are suppose to leave. We arrive in L.A., work all day, and get up to fly at 3:45 a.m. the next morning. Yes, well, we have been through three time zones and three totally different climates.

So, we are sitting at lunch yesterday and the delirium set in. I began to describe the snow except I kept calling it ski. Then I started to talk about flying by the pant of my seat instead of flying by the seat of my pants. Then Tonya tried to tell me turn around and put my glasses on but instead said turn your glasses on. Then, to top all of it off, all of our noses keep bleeding.

See, now you are let jagged too!

But as exhausted as we are, we are excited to be here. We have meetings set up to discuss and promote "When I Find the Ocean" over the next two weeks here at Sundance Film Festival. It's snowing like it's nobody's business outside so that makes us happy. I'll update this frequently and let you guys know what all kinds of mischief we get into!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Golden Rule

I've been thinking.

And although that sounds like a scary thought to many of you, I want you to reminisce back to the days of honor. When a man's word was sometimes the only asset he had to offer. What has happened to the days of verbal agreements, between friends no less, being enough?

As I look around my environment, I realize that the days of honor are dwindling. Now, I'm not saying that people should enter into any and all contracts on verbal agreements. Yes, it is important to have things in writing. Yes, it is important to have lawyers confirm contracts and file them away for safe keeping. But what happened to the day that verbal promises were as iron clad as a pre-nuptial agreement with Donald Trump?

I guess what I am trying to say is that I am getting sick and tired of unethical business practices. Why is it so hard for people to not honor what they said they would do? Simply put in the most southern way I can think of: Why won't people just act right?

Has the idea of the golden rule become such a foreign concept to us that we are not willing to look at its wisdom as one of the most simplistic schools of thought on doing business? Are we so jaded in the richest empire in the world that we have to continue down paths of greed, jealousy and betrayal to accomplish our end result?

I think it's pathetic that the mark of a good business person is the end result, not how they got there. I watch good, decent people lose their business everyday because they are not willing to cut corners and forgo the rules.

As I stand high on my soap box, I would like to finish my rant with a quote:

"A man's character is his fate."
-Heraclitus (540 BC-480 BC)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Another cold morning....

So, I am sitting here with our Executive Director of Security, Ray Sergeant, as he attempts to change my office from the arctic tundra to a more suitable climate. Yes, once again the P.R. office has come under attack from the vent gods. For some reason, my office refuses to let heat in. I don't understand or condone the frigid temperatures in my little corner of the universe, but I guess until I offer a sacrifice of a work order, I will continue to suffer under the unjustified assault against my office.

For those of you not in attendance for the Jerry Lee Lewis concert, you missed a great time! Let me tell you, the stories of conga lines and hilarious gyrations from the enthused audience will stick around for a long time.

Also, like I promised, our website is back! Our covert operations succeeded and we now have a new address: www.cypressmoonproduction.com

Our corporate email has changed so if any of you need anything, check out the Contact page for any updated information.