August 13, 2008
Well, let's start off with some good news. For the first time in WAY TOO LONG, Darby and I were able to take a night away, and we went to Gramercy Mansion outside of Baltimore. It was great. We ate at Fogo de Chao, which is a dining experience. Then walked around the Inner Harbor, and watched the Perseids from beside a very nice pool late into the night. The falling stars were astonishing... really vibrant with icy (smoky?) tails.
Today we went to Ellicut City, near Baltimore, which is just this old stone East Coast village, the kind I love even more now because they just don't have towns like that on the West Coast. It was really charming, and many of the old buildings were built over a creek, literally on steel beams that crossed it.
Now all that wonderfulness didn't come without a cost, because there is this filming coming up in two days. Fortunately, Joe, Collin, and Brett really came through while I was off gallivanting and nailed down a ton of rentals and insurance issues. And Paul Odders and Brett proved themselves to be heroes, volunteering to drive up to NYC to pick up the gear tomorrow.
So now there are really only two things that are stressing me out:
1) We need an AC. I've called so many people... no one is available so far. This could really be a problem!
2) We need to find some kind of Dolly. This is less of a problem honestly.
OK, those are the two reasons for the stress right now.
Oh yeah, and there is a mega huge birthday party for my kids planned and I'm in charge of the entertainment. These next three days are going to be very eventful!
Posted by jason on August 13, 2008 09:38 PM
I am so glad you and Darby were able to get away. It sounds lovely. I have never been to Fogo de Chao, but I love the Inner Harbor.
Posted by: kathiek on August 13, 2008 11:04 PM
what is an ac?
Posted by: joshua Latshaw on August 13, 2008 11:07 PM
Posted by: jason on August 13, 2008 11:13 PM
i can be a stinkin ac! wait, what would that entail? is it anything like work?
Posted by: bsweber on August 13, 2008 11:51 PM
Posted by: paul on August 14, 2008 12:25 AM
I was harassed,coerced, and strong armed. Actually, Elany just agreed to let me play every minute of every indoor soccer game in this up and coming season.
Posted by: paul on August 14, 2008 12:46 AM
why is a camera assistant an AC? shouldn't it be a CA?
I love the Gramercy Mansion! Which room did you guys stay in?
I know everything is gonna fall into place, Jase!
Posted by: jessica on August 14, 2008 04:12 AM
is this as good as it gets?
Posted by: Anonymous on August 14, 2008 08:40 AM
I finally got to Gramercy last year for a drug-rep dinner.. It was gorgeous out there.. Its funny how rural it seems but its still so close to the city..
Susan and I were going to go to the Inner Harbor last nite.. it would have been funny if we had ran into you guys.
Posted by: Jason J on August 14, 2008 10:25 AM