Saturday, June 28, 2008

...does this make us sell outs?

Another sold out show! Whohooo! The 7pm is packed, I think we even added a few seats. I'm not sure how we're doing for 9pm but I'm psyched at the turnout so far.

I'm mid-movie blogging (my office is upstairs from the theater) because as much as I do like watching the film, I've seen it about a thousand times, and sometimes I need to take a break! It is a lot of fun though to watch it with an audience and hear & feel their responses...so far so good!

Sold Out!

The first public screening of "And on the 7th day, God Rocked" was SOLD OUT! It was awesome! We were almost sold out for the 9pm screening as well! The response was fantastic and we had some DVD pre-orders, new sign-ups for our mailing list and a lot of laughs! Whohooo! I'm hoping the word out of mouth gets out there tonight and we can pack the house again!

Friday, June 27, 2008

PUBLIC PREMIERE TONIGHT!

The public premiere of


...AND ON THE 7TH DAY, GOD ROCKED

is tonight!!! PLEASE JOIN US!


7pm & 9pm
Teatro Zuccone
222 E. Superior St (across from Greysolon Plaza)
Duluth
Tickets $10 at the door or by calling 336-1414

Hope to see you there!

Oh - it's tomorrow night too! Tell your friends!

Wheezing at VIP events - fun!

So last night we had our big VIP Premiere of "...AND ON THE 7TH DAY, GOD ROCKED" here in Duluth for cast/crew and local "VIPs". We had over a hundred people turn out to see the flick, enjoy a beverage or two and some fabulous food catered by Bob Bennett. The response to the film was great! People laughed in the right places, seemed to really enjoy the music and have a good time. Afterwards at the party people mingled and talked and enjoyed the vibe of the cool party room we had set up.

My favorite part of the night was as I was sitting alone waiting for Steve to return to me, I was eavesdropping on the people behind me talking about the film - repeating their favorite moments, QUOTING LINES from the film -it was awesome. It made me feel like we had succeeded in making a "real" film (my Mother's words...).

My lungs hung in there, but barely. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday afternoon because things just didn't seem quite right. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without being so winded I thought I was going to collapse! I couldn't take a deep breath, hold a conversation while standing (!) and carrying the infant seat was a nightmare. So, I went to the doc. My blood oxygen level is quite low. I had a nebulizer treatment while there, I also had a chest x-ray (to rule out pneumonia) and I got 3 prescriptions! a steroid, an antibiotic and an inhaler. I think the drugs are kicking in because I feel much better today and less winded. The chest x-ray didn't show any pneumonia so that's good...I have to go back next week to make sure things are cleared up. He said it's probably a cold/virus/infection (uh, really? couldn't it be more narrowed down??) and I'm 'hyper-sensitive' (ha! if he only knew!) which is a step below being asthmatic so I'm supposed to use the inhaler about once an hour to keep the air flowing. My O2 was still quite low today. I'm just glad I'm starting to feel a bit better and that Dahlia seems just fine! Whew!

Photos of the big event last night to come....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Figures...

Probably the biggest week of my career thus far, and I have an f'ing cold. A bad one. I don't REMEMBER my last cold. This really sucks. And I think I gave it to the baby. Pooey.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Updates

Over here...


I've been kind of busy and am now getting a cold...so in lieu of posting more...I'm being lazy.

Monday, June 23, 2008

RSVP

Is it SO HARD to RSVP?

Geez.

I'm annoyed.

Movie List!

(Stolen from Peder)

"EW has created a list of 'new classic' movies (via Althouse). This is the list of their top 100 movies of the last 25 years. I'm going to modify and pass it around (like we did with the booklist from Carrie). Movies that I've seen will be italicized. Movies that we own will be bolded. Movies that I've watched in the last five years will get a plus (+), as classic movies should be rewatched, no? Movies that shouldn't be on the list, that aren't classics will get an x (X). Clear on the rules?"

Here's the list:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. +The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. +Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. +Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. +Rushmore (1998)
23. +Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. +Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. +The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. +Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. +The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. +Fargo (1996)
35. +The Incredibles (2004)
36. +Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. +Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. +Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. +The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. +Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. +Sideways (2004)
85. +The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. +Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. +Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. +Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

and the new name is:




Tickets on sale now for our June 27 & 28 showings - call 218-336-1414 - $10 (also available at the door). 7 & 9pm each night.

PLEASE come out and support our new film and have a great time!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Collage fun - play along!

I saw this on Feisty's site and it's a lot of fun - check it out.



Play along, if you'd like. here's how it works:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (Roger Clyne)
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation? (Kona, HI)
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up? (architect)
10. What do you love most in life? (Steve AND Dahlia - but the Dahlia pics were better)
11. One Word to describe you. (um, thoughtful?)
12. Your flickr name. (nothing for Carrster so I used a self-portrait from my Flickr account)

Good Thing....


She's so cute because we were up about 5 times last night. Ugh.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Name Change

It's official. We are changing the name of GOD ROCKS. We have a few titles under consideration and will be making the change officially very soon. Hopefully this will not cause major confusion - but it shouldn't. The only place people are really talking about it is just here in town & maybe a wee bit in the Cities due to some cast being from there. I'll keep ya posted. Yeah, it sucks. It wasn't our choice but what can we do? It's not worth a lawsuit.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's in a Name...?

Dealing with legal crap today when I just want to be sending out premiere invitations instead. Stay tuned for updates. Stay tuned also for my head exploding.

Hmph.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Party Time!

My time in St. Cloud is coming to an end and I'm heading off to Apple Valley to meet up with my sweet daughter & sweet husband. yay! My family will be there to celebrate the triplets' first birthday! I am excited to see everyone - but a couple people in particular.

I survived my alone time - it was good. I think it's necessary but it's hard sometimes. It was a real treat, in a way, to have several hours to just relax. I watched 27 DRESSES on my laptop, read my book, played on Facebook & the internet in general, sat in the hot tub and just had some me time. Now I'm ready for some Dahlia time!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Time

I have not been alone for this long in a very VERY long time. Over 6 months and then I was so large and uncomfortable that it wasn't all that fun anyway. But today I have time to kill and for the most part I'm alone. It's kind of nice to be in a place where I can't DO anything - I mean, I can't work (that much, a little), I can't clean my house, I can't stress about organizing the house, I can't even knit! (forgot my knitting). So I'm chilling out...laying on the bed, surfing the net (thank GOD for wifi, I cannot stress this enough). watch tv, watch a movie, read my book....listen to the winds howl through St. Cloud and wonder if we're getting more rain soon.

Of course I miss the sweet peanut. I was listening to "Radio Paradise" (my FAVORITE) on iTunes radio earlier and they always play songs directly from my brain. As I got out of the shower I was sort of sad about missing Dahlia when "Everybody Hurts" by REM came on. A couple songs later "William Tell's Overture" came on - WTF? I've never heard classical music on Radio Paradise EVER but sure enough - the one classical song I sing to Dahlia ALL THE TIME came on. It's as if the programming comes straight from my brain. Scary. I wonder what she's doing right now.

Sorry - I know. it gets old. but hey, like I said, it's been ages since I've had this much time to myself. it leads the brain to doing something I haven't had a lot of time for lately - THINKING!

Nubbin Update

I changed rooms this morning. I tried to turn on the tv this morning and it didn't work, no remote. Thinking I was an idiot, I went to the front desk only to find out that that room was "blocked" and I wasn't supposed to be in it. Lovely. So I moved rooms and now have a MUCH better wifi signal. :) That makes me happy. And I can watch The View. haha!

Called my baby this morning. She's doing fine. Apparently when Erin got there this morning to watch her, she was asleep in our bed. Awwww, sounds like Steve brought her into bed with him this morning. So sweet. I miss them.

oh and I think there's a tornado watch going on. Lovely.

Nubbin

I have a NUBBIN of wifi at the Days Inn I'm at tonight. I can surf blogs okay, get my mac mail but I cannot access Yahoo which is pissing me off.

I am tired, but wired. Lonely but relishing my alone time. Wanting to snuggle a husband, a baby, a cat.

Instead I have my wifi nubbin.

*sigh*

Thursday, June 05, 2008

(Missing My) Baby Blues

I have to go out of town tonight for work...and I have to leave Miss Dahlia behind and I'm SAD. :( yeah, Steve & I went to California for a few days in March and I missed her terribly. But that was different. We had each other to commiserate with and to sing her little silly songs to each other, and this will just be me. Blech. Pooey. It's only for about 40 hours but it's enough. I am holding her as much as possible today, smelling her head, making her laugh, squeezing her tight because I won't get to tonight or tomorrow. BOO. I hate it. I wish I could take her with me, but it just doesn't work for this particular project. *sigh*

But she and her Daddy will be driving to the Cities to meet me on Saturday for the triplets FIRST BIRTHDAY party! Can you believe it's already been a year??

Lots of photo cuteness to come.

In the meantime I will go back to smelling Dahlia's head and holding back my tears. pooh.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Who Is....




I may be a HUGE nerd, but damn I love this show. LOVE IT. It is the only show I actually submitted a tape to (to be a contestant) when it was originally on back in the early '00s. I was so excited to hear that it was going to start again. And yes, I watched it. And it was good.

WHO IS...THE MOLE?

Monday, June 02, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS are in order

Go wish Laurie & Pete a big fat CONGRATS on the arrival of their new wee one, Elizabeth Anne!

I'm so excited to meet the newest member of their family!

Weekend Update

Wow - what a weekend. Busy busy busy...but quite good.

Thursday (not technically the weekend, but whatever) - Steve & I went to the Duluth premiere of FRESH DULUTH which is a documentary about how awesome Duluth is. My friends at Pro Video produced this film and I was excited to see it. It was really good - made me so proud to live here. It was a fun night with a great turn out. I'm really happy for them! Afterwards we went to the Red Star for martinis...well, I had martinis, because we had a BABYSITTER ON A WEEKNIGHT. It was awesome.

Friday night my friend Sarah came in from Minneapolis - SPECIFICALLY so we could go see SEX AND THE CITY together, on opening night. I so rarely get to the theater these days to see a film, I was thrilled that this happened! We were going to go to the 7pm showig but it was sold-out so we opted for the 9:50 (way past my bedtime) showing instead. Beforehand were were back at the Red Star for more martinis. It's only fitting. I have never seen so many women dressed up to go to a movie! My Keens & jeans probably weren't cutting it but ah well, it's about personal style, right? We had a great time at the film. So much funny, so much heartbreaking, so much kicking ass. I loved it. We didn't get home til 12:45 - which is CERTAINLY past my bedtime. Ah well.

Saturday Dahlia & I went to my SIL's baby shower. She's due July 5th. She's having a little boy. I'm so excited - I'm excited for her, their family, the new one that's on his way - probably because it's all so fresh for me, but I really hope that she knows I'm here for her. I want to be able to give her advice, but I'm NOT going to give it unsolicited....so...hopefully I can be of some help at some point....

After that Sarah & I ran around to get food/drinks for the cast & crew screening party later that night. There was MUCH running around. Never enough time in the day, ya know? The screening went off quite well - people laughed in the right places, they applauded each band's performances. Obviously this crowd was the EASIEST to please -hopefully we will be so lucky when it's "for real" in a few weeks.

Yesterday Sarah, Steve, Dahlia & I went for a hike. We hiked a 2.7 mile section from 123rd Ave West & Beck's Road.


This is one of my favorite sections. it's so beautiful in there. And we didn't see ANYONE til we were coming out at the fon du lac trail head! Amazing. It was soooo fresh & green in there. The weather was awesome and it was a great hike. I think Dahlia really enjoyed it. Afterwards we ate lunch outside at Sir Ben's, had a malt at the Portland Malt Shoppe and got home before it rained. It was a great great day.


Now - it's back to reality. A million things on the to-do list and a deadline which is LOOMING. Ugh.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Review

I have lots to blog about but let me just say about the SATC movie ...

I laughed, I cried - I loved it! I also wasn't NEARLY dressed up enough compared to the gaggles of women there. Ah well. MY girlfriend didn't judge me at least. :) We had a great time. More to come...