Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

Crossword-ish loose ends

In a prior comment, I was asked to help the "All About Steve" art staff by photographing my environment; they also made a request on Amy's blog. My environment is filled with clutter, even more so since I've been working long long hours and have completely neglected basic housekeeping. I considered cleaning up for this occasion, but 1) had no time to do so, and 2) figured the pictures are being used for background on a FICTIONAL film so it's not like they'll be released to the public. I hope. And I can always say they wildly exaggerated.

Two disposable cameras arrived in the mail after a long, stressful day at work last week. I thought I'd conk out immediately after arriving home after 2 a.m. and was going to tell the movie people they'd need to wait a week until the job was done. But then I found myself snapping picture after picture until the cameras were used up (oh well, might have been nice to take some in daylight). They'll see poorly framed, unfocused shots of piles of stuff. For irony, I took a picture of a book called "How to Organize Everything." I would have liked to set up a tableau of dollies and lambs but just photographed the ones that were out. So sorry, dollies, you may not be in the movies ("But I'm ready for my close-up!" - Sweet Dolly).

If Sandra Bullock's character lives in chaos and has a stuffed lamb collection, we'll know why.

I also got a call from "Let's Play Crosswords" (or whatever it's called these days) in response to my filling out their form, saying to give them a week's notice if I was going to be in LA, to arrange an audition. So I doubt I'll make a special trip, especially since my tenuous showbiz connections may make me ineligible (I'd have to verify that first). Also, it would be horribly embarrassing to get on the show and NOT do well (or, God forbid, not even pass the test, though if I can't pass a crossword test, who can?). Right now the furthest west I'm planning to go in the near future is Ann Arbor.

Coming back to work from a dinner break on Friday, I was stopped by 2 hipster-looking guys in front of the building, who recognized me from "Wordplay." They work at Technicolor, which did our trailer. The fun never stops.

Not crossword-ish, but a loose end: I ordered Chinese from Ollie's last night as I was exhausted and the refrigerator was empty (not anymore, thanks to Fresh Direct). I couldn't decide on a dish so went with Happy Family which includes chicken, beef, scallops and shrimp. It also had little fried bits of fat (ewww), which made me wonder if they trimmed their beef and if I should complain. Until I realized the "fat" was stringy and fishlike and was really scallops. Duh. They did goof in sending fried instead of steamed pork dumplings, which I also considered sending back. But they weren't crispy battery fried, but more sauteed and slightly browned in a long thin shape (which meant you got 6 instead of 8), and quite good, actually.

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