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A writer enjoying Los Angeles. AND/OR, Eigengrau, Confluence and other bits you haven't read. I don't sleep.

Aug 25
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Aug 24
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UCB Robin Williams Tribute show this evening. Much love xx @ucbtla  (at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles)

UCB Robin Williams Tribute show this evening. Much love xx @ucbtla (at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles)

Aug 23
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Oh damn, my bad. #EverySimpsonsEver  (at DK’s Donuts & Bakery)

Oh damn, my bad. #EverySimpsonsEver (at DK’s Donuts & Bakery)

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rejectedjokes:

THE SIMPSONS MARATHON LIVE VIDEO FEED IS UP AND RUNNING! WATCH ABOVE! SIMPSONS WRITERS! COMEDIANS! GUESTS GALORE! TALKING SIMPSONS WHILE THE EPISODES AIR ON FXX! WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE ARE DOING! THIS WILL LAST ALL DAY! #EverySimpsonsEver

Aug 21
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#tbt Superhero stance and eccentric bathing attire.

#tbt Superhero stance and eccentric bathing attire.

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Take a few moments and look up Anthony Carbajal’s ALS challenge video. Watch the entire 6 minute video. 

I’m getting tired of the rants regarding people getting pissed off about the ice bucket challenge. Of course there are a ton of people who’ve done it without donating as some moment trend act BUT there are a shit ton of people who have donated because of the challenge. A level of attention and awareness has been brought to ALS that has never existed before. Oh and as far as wasting water in California? Half the posts made in California involve the person doing the challenge in a yard/ standing in a fountain and them MENTIONING THE DROUGHT WHICH NO ONE IN CALIFORNIA HAS TALKED ABOUT BEFORE THIS POINT. Stop complaining. This is a great fucking thing.

Take a few moments and look up Anthony Carbajal’s ALS challenge video. Watch the entire 6 minute video.

I’m getting tired of the rants regarding people getting pissed off about the ice bucket challenge. Of course there are a ton of people who’ve done it without donating as some moment trend act BUT there are a shit ton of people who have donated because of the challenge. A level of attention and awareness has been brought to ALS that has never existed before. Oh and as far as wasting water in California? Half the posts made in California involve the person doing the challenge in a yard/ standing in a fountain and them MENTIONING THE DROUGHT WHICH NO ONE IN CALIFORNIA HAS TALKED ABOUT BEFORE THIS POINT. Stop complaining. This is a great fucking thing.

Aug 20
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Too many people to congratulate and tag. Some gems tonight. Bravo.

Too many people to congratulate and tag. Some gems tonight. Bravo.

Aug 19
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Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.

Aug 18
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Shooting some delightful 60’s mod sketches this morning. Every week should start off with this much laughter.

Shooting some delightful 60’s mod sketches this morning. Every week should start off with this much laughter.

Aug 14
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sleep.

sleep.

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at Book Soup

at Book Soup

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These two. @leespielman @samjamesvelde  (at Cha Cha Lounge)

These two. @leespielman @samjamesvelde (at Cha Cha Lounge)

Aug 13
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CREATIVE ADULT tonight. (at The Echo)

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Robin Williams. A few words.

Robin Williams.

The impact of his passing, the sadness and the shock will not soon fade. I’m continually touched by the recounting of personal stories and memories of the brilliant man and am grateful to be able to share even my smallest of encounters. I had the immense privilege of working with Williams for the first time and once after this past year.

My first day on his last production remains vivid which is such a lovely thing. Most others disappear so very quickly. I was excited to meet this mythical man who’d been such a distinct part of my childhood and was curious to know how, “funny” he would be in a non stand-up setting or during moments of normalcy between takes. That absence of reality before you comprehend that, “Oh, yes. This is just another human being, no different than you or I.”

Williams entering a set is a wonderful thing to see. Such an un-imposing figure with a gentle face radiating kindness but instantaneously bringing awe to the room. Everything grows a little quieter and a deserved deferential respect is felt throughout.

I had been told that I wouldn’t be introduced to Williams until much later in the day so I sat behind camera, twiddling my thumbs and doing not much of anything. Lighting wasn’t quite as ready as they had thought so Williams stepped aside and took a seat in the nearest unmarked directors chair. That chair was next to me.

He immediately turned to me and in a surprisingly quiet voice said hello and introduced himself. Taken aback, I quickly introduced myself in turn and without a beat he made a joke about the scene not being ready to shoot. I desperately wish I could remember that joke to share with you. I can recall my face lighting up and laughing quietly besides the man. My mind somewhat reeling at the thought that I and I alone had just had Robin Williams tell me a joke that no one else had heard. (At least at that moment) We remained in conversation for just a few short minutes until it was time for him to create a bit of magic. I called my father shortly after to share the experience knowing that he, like all of us, was a tremendous fan.

Watching Williams film was a joy. Quiet and professional, arms always crossed loosely at the waist when not shooting. Still between the majority of takes he’d be making jokes on anything at all that was occurring at the time. The cast and crew all doing their utmost to not break for too long but sometimes it was just too much to hold in and you’d hear the set crack into uproarious laughter.

He was a kind and beautiful man who sincerely brought such an immense amount of joy to this world.

Robin Williams,

You will be missed, you will be remembered, you are loved.

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