Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!
Here is my video for the Stargate Atlantis Superfan contest! Even if you know nothing of Stargate, you may find it funny. :)
Thanks go out to Pam, Michael, Cydney, Sawyer and Meredith for giving up their Sunday to be in this. Also, thanks to my hubby for shooting a lot of it because I am actually in this one!

Please watch it! The 5 videos with the most views are automatically entered in the finals!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I wish I had more time to blog about this weekend! I need to get to bed though. I will say I won 1st place for funniest costume at my family's outrageously cool Halloween party Saturday!

Dave dressed up as Stargate Atlantis character Col John Shepard:
We weren't really expecting people at the party to have any idea who Dave was dressed as... but then a zombie approached and asked "Flanigan?". Joe Flanigan is the actor who plays Shepard on Atlantis! Turns out this guy runs MGM's official Stargate website. Oh, LA, how I love you!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

And now, some words of wisdom from Yoda about covering the California wildfires:

"When blow the Santa Ana winds do-- Pee behind bushes you do not" --Yoda

It's a fact of life in the field that when big breakers happen, you just gotta hold it. But when it's a natural disaster and you're pulling doubles-- you improvise. We all (especially us girls) have stories to tell (don't worry, I won't) about those improvisations...

It's been a busy week as you can imagine! My buddy BeFrank has blogged about the fires, (and there's a picture of yours truly on there) so check it out!

I have to go prepare for the big Stargate shoot tomorrow!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Hartman loves sunning or 'cooking' as we call it. Her black fur gets so super hot we tell her she is going to burn!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

It's come to my attention that some people took my 'stuck in an elevator' post seriously:
I WAS stuck in an elevator for 15 minutes with Mary. We DID crack jokes about the BUZZZZ. The security guard who opened the doors WAS like the incredible Hulk....However, the cast of Full House DID NOT deliver a baby. In fact, Bob Saget, the Olsen twins, John Stamos and a pregnant lady WERE NOT even in the elevator. That part was a parody of 80s sitcom cliches. You know, every show back then had someone either giving birth while stuck in an elevator or in a Taxi cab. I'll be more clear in the future when I'm joking, hehehe :)
Dave took some great photo's of Hartman this morning!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Look at what has arrived!:

The autographed Stargate SG1 200th episode script I won last December in an online Stargate video contest!!

It's autographed by all the cast (with 2 exceptions) and all the writers! Woohoo!
There were a few hand written notes on the script, so this was an actual shooting script-- not just a re-print.
Also arriving is the Stargate Atlantis costume I won from the last Stargate video contest! Yeah, it wasn't autographed like they said it would be... but I'm totally over it. Since it's not autographed, I'm going to use it in my next video-- which I just finished writing tonight! I'm really excited about this one. I'm sure you all are too. ;)

My friend, Phillip, who was in my last Stargate video is making some waves:

He did this spoof on the guy who made the recent youtube classic 'Leave Brittney alone!' called 'Leave General Petraeus Alone!'. Now he contributes to Funny or Die!
Phillip Wilburn on MySpace
He was featured on myspace! Oh yeah, and did I mention his video was featured on Countdown with Keith Olberman?
And in another episode of 'Angie's Friends Kicking Butt', our San Francisco friends entered a little contest called the 48 hour film project. When I say little, I mean gigantically huge. It's a national contest and they won the whole thing! And when I say the whole thing, I mean $10,000! Click below to see their winning entry!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lots to catch up on! I've been very busy shooting specials for November. I spent a week in Las Vegas where:
Specials producer, Mary, and I were trapped in an elevator! After the doors closed:
Me: Well, at least that's not annoying or anything. (cue laugh track)
Me: I could listen to this all day. (cue laugh track)
While we were attempting to call security, another woman we hadn't noticed before suddenly shouted:
Woman: Oh no, I'm going into labor! (cue laugh track)
Me: Well, I don't know how to deliver a baby!
Baby Olsen Twin: Oh no, Uncle Jesse, what wiwl we dooo! (cue laugh track)
Uncle Jesse: Don't worry, Michelle, I'm here. (pounds on elevator door) Help!! Somebody get us out of here!! (cue laugh track)
Bob Saget: Jesse, we're going to have to deliver the baby ourselves. (cue ooooooooh track)
After 15 harrowing minutes, hotel security opened the doors apart like the Incredible Hulk to find the entire cast of Full House and a newborn baby. (cue applause)
The Salt Vampire and I never saw that ending coming.
Yeah, it looks like you all are in for a strange blog post. lol.
Ok, the following story is completely true, I swear. The guy on the left was a stunt double on every incarnation of Star Trek after the original series. Awesome, huh! Yeah, well, it was cool for me. Haha. He said he was also the stand in for 'Q' on The Next Generation. Then, it happened... I could not remember the name of the actor who played 'Q'. What kind of Star Trek fan am I?. I kept waiting all day for it to come to me... eventually I received an email from my Mother-in-law with the subject line of "John de Lancie". (cue twilight zone music) She was writing because de Lancie is doing some work with the Cleveland Orchestra (which my Father-in-law plays the Bass in). Dude.
Vegas wasn't the only road trip I've been on. This road trip took me down the same path as when I drove from Kansas to Bakersfield, CA 10 years ago. I remember tiny Hartman and I pulled into Dagget, CA for gas...and promptly decided we would drive to the next town for gas!
Dagget, you see, is a hole. A scary hole. It seems pretty much deserted now, but 10 years ago there was actually a gas station here, charging double what gas went for back then, and had the scarriest looking desert characters imaginable hanging around. Buildings were falling apart. Once I saw the wierd looking kid playing Dueling Banjos I decided hey, Barstow's only 10 miles away.
This is all that remains of the gas station. Ah, memories!
I'm afraid I can't blog about why Shari and I drove out that way because the stories I've been shooting won't air for a month. 1010071252.jpg
All I can say is it's been an eventful month so far!! AND Big Bear has a Bowling Barn.
This is Hartman, not the Bowling Barn. To see the Bowling Barn, simply click on Bowling Barn. Well, click on it up there not down here. To see Hartman...just... stay here. Should I be blogging this close to bed time? Computer says no.... :)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Yes, Mom and Dad, I made it back home safe. ;) Tales of my latest adventures to come.
I've decided I need to start writing in my blog more often. Maybe even daily. After a double shift with a day shift on the horizon, it's time for zzzzzzz's!