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February 04, 2009

An exciting day

Today was an action packed, self confidence boosting day.

I went boogie boarding with Lyric (in February, I still can't get over this!), and guess what swims directly towards me? A SHARK. Now, bear in mind that it was only about 4 feet long and dark brown, so I'm thinking it was a swell shark. But still anytime you see a shark swimming towards you in that distinct sharklike motioned way, you get scared (I say this based on my extensive experience of one time.) I grabbed Lyric's hand and we decided we must be a little too deep! We did, however, continue boogie boarding for another 45 minutes afterwards. No cowards, are we.

Then I negotiated my rent downward with my landlord, saving myself $150 a month. Not bad, right? I happen to know that our neighbors recently had their rent go up $50/month, so I am particularly proud of my accomplishment.

Then, I volunteered to get new judges for UCLA's screenwriting competition, so I started contacting some of the people who had contacted me when I placed in the Nicholl. Now that I have an agent, of course, they want to represent me too. It was funny, because previously I hadn't heard back from them, but now one of the specifically said he would love to be my manager. It's really true, nobody loves you until somebody loves you, and then everyone loves you.

Finally, UCLA's Professional Program asked ME to be a judge for their yearly competition, because of my achievements in screenwriting. Score! I'm honored to.

Good day. I didn't get eaten, too. That's always a plus.

Posted by jason on February 4, 2009 02:20 AM

Comments

ONLY about 4 feet long? geesh.

Posted by: Anonymous on February 4, 2009 05:22 AM

Cool Day!

Posted by: Mom on February 4, 2009 09:20 AM

Add sharks to the list of animals I want to see/catch next time I come visit.

Posted by: Collin on February 4, 2009 12:14 PM

i'm honored to.
OR IS IT
I'm honored too.
OR
I'm honored also.
You are a writing judge huh?
oh crap....
i think you are correct...

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on February 4, 2009 01:10 PM

i'm honored to.
OR IS IT
I'm honored too.
OR
I'm honored also.
You are a writing judge huh?
oh crap....
i think you are correct...

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on February 4, 2009 01:10 PM

i'm honored to.
OR IS IT
I'm honored too.
OR
I'm honored also.
You are a writing judge huh?
oh crap....
i think you are correct...

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on February 4, 2009 01:10 PM

i'm honored to.
OR IS IT
I'm honored too.
OR
I'm honored also.
You are a writing judge huh?
oh crap....
i think you are correct...

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on February 4, 2009 01:10 PM

the shark sighting is SO amazing!!!

and how fun to be a writing judge--what an accolade!

and josh, I think the first might be correct, but at the same time aren't you not supposed to ever end a sentence in a preposition?

Posted by: Jessica on February 4, 2009 05:44 PM

"Good day. I didn't get eaten, too. That's always a plus."

I would say so!

Congratulations on the shark and being asked to judge. So glad I didn't have to say the latter posthumously. ;-)

Posted by: Anonymous on February 5, 2009 12:47 AM

That is fantastic, Jase. We are so proud of you!!!

Posted by: mers on February 9, 2009 03:11 PM

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