Monday, February 27, 2006

Bow Chica Bow Wow

Yes, a little bit of inspiring music to get you ready for this week's blog.

To finish up old business, Ray Sergeant is the only one who has said he knows what a yankee dime is. Hopefully, the rest of my sweet readers know and are just too busy to tell me (hint hint, post some comments).

Anywho, before we get down to new business, I have a hilarious story to share. My cousin and I were at the mall yesterday shopping around when the most peculiar thing happened. Apparently, there was a bridal show going on at the mall over the weekend. And they have a little area where they have set up for the bridal fashion show. It's so quaint with its seating and flowers and candles and aisle...the whole nine yards. Kind of reminded of me of a sweet little church or a backyard wedding. So you can imagine my surprise when I walk by and realize they are blaring none other than "Baby Got Back" over the loud speaker before this fashion show. Me and my cousin stop to take in this very awkward scenario only to be delighted further by the people walking by paying no attention to what is going on. Needless to say, I have had a good laugh over this one.

So on to new business, the story about the premiere was on the front page of the paper on Sunday (www.timesdaily.com) and we are so excited! (Thanks Bernie!) We are less than a week out and everything is coming together beautifully. For those of you who already have tickets, you are going to be blown away by this event. For those of you who don't have tickets, I don't know what you are waiting on but you are going to be sad when this sells out and you can't come. (I am actually sticking my tongue out like a 5 year old would do after they make a smart remark.)

For those of you procrastinators who don't have tickets, you can buy them online at www.cypressmoonproduction.com or call us at the studio 256-381-5745.

Trust me, you want to be there.

Monday, February 06, 2006

and I can't find my way home.....

Ok so we made it home from Sundance.

FINALLY!!

We got stranded for like 6 hours at the Memphis airport. So during our hours of estrangement from our original schedule, we made new friends.

Now, although my parents told me not to talk to strangers, that little lesson never seemed to stick. I listened to the ones about not doing drugs, not getting arrested, you know, the obvious ones. And had it not been for my complete dismissal of this rule, I probably would still be at the Memphis airport contemplating my lot in life.

So we (myself, Tonya and Kenny) met some really great people. There is Tracy, who works locally in Florence as a sales manager and also owns her own animal boarding service. There is Tricia, who lives in L.A. but is from Sheffield and is a crude oil trader for Exxon Mobile (yes, I asked a ton of questions about the oil crisis). There was Brett that works for FEMA. He is an environmental specialist who after doing consulting work is helping clean up New Orleans. (Good Luck to you Brett!)

See, I would never have met these people had I listened to my parents.

And Tracy, the genius, rented a mini-van, and we (Tracy, Tricia, Tonya, Kenny and myself) all rode to the Shoals together. Possibly the most random thing any of us has ever done. It was fun! I like strangers. Except for the really creepy ones that kidnap you and stuff. They are no good.

So that was part of our adventure home. Sundance went great. We met tons of people and learned a lot about this machine called film festival. Now we are focusing on the premiere, which if you have been living under a rock is March 4, 2006. Hopefully I will be seeing all of your bright, smiling, beautiful faces there. It is going to be a great night. I promise. I'll even bet you. A yankee dime. Does anyone know what a yankee dime is? My parents use to try to trick me with that when I was younger. They also told me that Santa was real and that there was an invisible babysitter named Pat in the middle seat of the car that would beat me and my brother if we didn't quit fighting....I am starting to see a pattern here......