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Saturday, August 04, 2007
I forgot to mention that the Austin Chronicle did a story about the show that talks up a lot of the immigration themes in the set.
They used a very tiny mug shot of me making a goofy face as their home page image for the story (it's no longer there today).
Wonder if that was intentional because I work at the Statesman.
by Omar G. at 10:34 AM
Friday, August 03, 2007
A1 story, LCP show
I had an A1 story in today's paper about the movie "Cloverfield" (or maybe you heard of it as "1-18-08.") Yeah, we're a little late to the game, but I hope we made up for it by putting it in some marketing/movie business context.
I was going to see the LCP show tonight, but instead I'm standing vigil at home in case yesterday's contractions turn into anything today.
So I'll have to catch it next week assuming the baby doesn't come first.
This is the first new LCP show I haven't been in (I'm in some videos and I wrote "Sign Guy," "Lunch Break" "You're Welcome/We're Sorry" [with Adrian] and "Chola Abogada."). It's strange to be home on what ended up being opening night. It's weird that Austinites will see the complete show before me.
I'm not bummed. It's just... weird.
This show took a really long time to put together (we started writing last year) and after all that preparation... I'm not there.
It's a feeling I'll have to get used to. My time will no longer be my own very soon and I won't be able to be everywhere at once.
Based on the material, at least, the show is pretty great, something we can be proud of. A few sketches (mostly video) didn't get done in time, including one I wrote that I was really excited about. But what's there is our take on immigration and lots of pop culture and politics. Almost nothing that's in the show didn't go through several drafts, lots of discussion and some arguing. This is probably the most complete writing experience we've gone through and I'm thrilled with some of the things we came up with.
So, check it out if you're in the area. I'd love to hear about it.
by Omar G. at 8:26 PM
Tired but talky
I'm exhausted and want to go to bed, but I also feel like talking and my wife's asleep already.
This week was a lot of waiting and a lot of wrapping up loose ends in case the baby came and then finding out that the baby's probably not coming just yet.
And then contractions started today and, just as suddenly, went away and didn't come back.
I didn't even know they had happened until late tonight.
So I'm a bit out of sorts with stops and starts. I finished a few stories at work thinking that that would be it until I came back to work, and now I'm finding other stuff to do and finding myself sucked back into daily things again there.
The LCP show (I'll go into that some more tomorrow if I'm here) opened tonight, but then it didn't because of a catastrophic laptop failure that ended up causing the entire Thursday show to be cancelled. I wasn't there to witness it all (I'm not in the stage production, only writing and videos this time), but I heard about it and... it'll be our first show to ever open on a Friday.
The comic is sort of still on unplanned vacation. I've been too busy to think about it, but we have some ideas/scripts on the table that we're just not finishing. We haven't even really had time to talk about it.
Reading Harry Potter: Siete which isn't helping my emotional state.
On a whim, today I ordered a widescreen monitor I'd been shopping around for. This just a week after I bought a voice recorder and two weeks after I dropped mucho coin at Nordstrom for some new shirts and shoes. Why am I buying so much shit? Am I nesting or something?
I'm using recordings from this site to try to sleep, but they're not helping. I haven't tried to nap ones, yet, though, just the sleep program.
OK, I'm done talking. What's new with you?
by Omar G. at 12:11 AM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I would never stop crying.
Folks in the office were asking earlier about how many diapers and wipes they might end up going through.
I was wondering how many boxes of Kleenex I'd need.
by Omar G. at 2:36 PM
Late-night parenting thought
I think many babies scream and cry when they're born because they've just realized who their parents are.
by Omar G. at 12:59 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Why journalism sucks (an ongoing series)
Convoluted, wannabe snarky and practically unreadable ledes:
In the hopelessly fragmented post-Carson landscape of late-night television chat, a world of not only Jay and Dave, but also of Conan and Craig, and now Jon and Stephen, and even (yeesh) Jimmy, it is sometimes easier to talk about Tom Snyder in terms of what he wasn’t than in terms of what he was.
How did this one get past the assigning editor?
by Omar G. at 12:47 PM
I am nothing if not timely
I was right on time, apparently:
Mothers often hear about the many nutritional, immunological, emotional and psychological benefits breast milk provides for a newborn, but some do not. World Breastfeeding Week an international initiative, was created to educate mothers and healthcare providers about the importance of giving newborns the best start in life by breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week runs from August 1 through the August 7, 2007.
by Omar G. at 12:14 PM
Sunday, July 29, 2007
A story I wrote about Spanish/English learning podcasts produced in Austin ran in today's paper.
Just chillin' out at home today after a long Saturday spent shopping, running errands, cleaning house and doing lots of reading. I still don't know how Harry Potter ends, but I hope to soon.
by Omar G. at 1:24 PM
Good one, New York Times
The New York Times published an unintentionally funny cutline to a photo on an online story (no idea if it made it into print):
Those look like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but what do I know? Maybe those are their real names and they're dabbling in classical music. You can see the story here, but it may be fixed by the time you get there.
by Omar G. at 12:40 AM
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