Saturday, September 27, 2008


A friend of mine from college and I are thinking about entering the Brooklyn Filmracing Competition next weekend. The concept is this: at 10 pm on Friday night, October 3rd, competitors get an e-mail with a prompt, one theme the film has to revolve around and one suprise element that has to be incorporated into the film (such as a prop or and action). The competitors then have 24 hours to come up with a concept and a script, shoot the film, edit the film, and output the film in order to reach the deadline of 10 pm on Saturday, October 4th.

This is a crazy task, since making a three and a half minute film usally takes days and days, if not weeks of planning. We got together on Thursday to see how much we could plan ahead of time and if it'll be feasible for us to pull something off. We started thinking about getting actors involved, what a good location would be (we would have to get permits ahead of time, making sure that the location could be used for any theme), what our schedule would be like the day of, possible concepts that we could incorporate any theme into, possible music/composition we could use, who and where we would edit the movie together. Also, neither of us owns a camera, which is sort of essential...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Basia Bulat

I found out Basia Bulat was coming to New York to do a show about a month and a half ago and have been waiting ever since for today. Basia is a sweet and adorable musician from London, Ontario and sometimes her music makes me want to cry because it's so beautiful, but most of the time it's just very nice to listen to. Here's her myspace page if you want to check her out.

I was all set on going alone, something I've been doing more and more with concerts lately, just cause it's an easy thing to do, but luckily a friend of mine texted me, asked what I was doing tonight, and jumped on going to the concert with me. We met up ahead of time to grab some dinner.

Monday, September 8, 2008


I just moved in to a WONDERFUL new apartment a few weeks ago, way uptown in Manhattan. I love my room, (hardwood floors, SPACE, which is a luxury in this city, two windows) but it came unfurnished, and since I don't have a steady job yet, I decided to buy most of my furniture used. I also thought it would be a nice thing to do to the environment.

I got a full-sized mattress from a friend of mine (I haven't had a full-size for 2 years!), I bought a boxspring, bedframe, and a dresser used off of craigslist and picked them up when I rented a van at the beginning of the month. The used bookshelf I bought at the same time, though, just didn't cut it, so I kept looking on craigslist.

Last Saturday, I found one of those oldschool ikea bookshelves for sale on craigslist, one with four independent shelves, held together by a metal frame. It was black wood and exactly what I wanted! I e-mailed the guy, requesting to buy it, and then continued unpacking while I waited for him to e-mail me back.