Apr 24, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
This week he got to encourage and help.
Brad had the opportunity to audition for a film. His role... a detective.
Bryan...our neighbor has ties to the LAPD so he got on the phone w/some officer over at some desk somewhere and helped Brad figure out the correct way to say some internal code.
And with the dialogue issue settled...he wanted Brad to "feel" the experience of being a cop...so he ran home to get something. He came back with his bullet proof vest...which he made Brad put on.
Brad and I filmed the audition scenes and his agent sent them off to be looked at by casting & the director etc.
In his youth...Brad booked lots of tough guy roles.
Nowadays...I think he'd make a pretty good detective.
We were on our way out the next day...when Bryan ran over to see how the audition taping went.
So encouraging. And hopeful.
Apr 16, 2014
SO this is Clint. Clint played Mcabe's dad on an episode of Enlisted.
Mcabe and he really clicked and Mcabe's been telling Brad that they should really meet up for coffee.
After a few months...and just the other day...Bradley called Clint and they got together.
During their meeting...Clint kept saying things that ended with..."It all depends on your belief system." "The most important thing is the belief system... As long as you have a good belief system."
So because Bradley is Bradley...after like the third time of this belief system thing coming up...Brad says..."Well, let me ask you a question, Clint. What is your belief system?"
Clint doesn't bat an eye. "Jesus Christ. I'm a Christian."
Brad is blown away...and yells, "Brother!"
On set...Clint had picked up on something different about Mcabe and Mcabe had picked up on something different about Clint...and that led to Brad being brought in which led to me being brought in.
Clint invited us to a monthly event ministering to Christians in the entertainment industry.
Guess where it's held.
The Writer's Guild.
Last night Brad and I sat with our new friend and worshipped Jesus during a time of fellowship...praise & worship...and teaching.
When Crystal Lewis started to sing...All my Tears...I began to cry.
And I continued to cry.
My favorite song.
This all happened smack in the middle of Beverly Hills...where I grew up. Off of Wilshire...in the Writer's Guild building.
Apr 7, 2014
When Random Act was finished with the workshop...she walks up to me and gifts me with the Maryland Black Eyed Susan!
Just like that. Tells me she wants our family to have it.
I liked her from the get go. Then...more and more as she talked.
Beautifying the world.
I was sold on her way before the presentation of the gift. But...man...that flower sealed the deal.
Apr 6, 2014
I am totally in love with and inspired by Wrdsmth's work. There was this one piece being auctioned off that especially caught my eye.
So did this other guy.
He and I circled the room...eyeing the bidding table...stealthily upping the ante over the course of an hour....until things went absolutely CRAZY in the last 60 seconds!!!! It was full on warfare.
I was victorious.
This bench was being auctioned off as well. I couldn't agree with the message more than I do...so I just had to leave a little love note for it's new owner.
My favorite shot of the nite...
Apr 1, 2014
So I know I've bragged on our fabulous neighbor before..."Thomas this...Thomas that."
It seriously makes me wanna cry at how the Lord has protected our relationships...even though we have this glaring elephant in the room difference of thought in regards to one particular sore thumb issue that would be an enormous insurmountable wall to some.
For instance...he and Allan have a giant rainbow palm tree in their back yard.
And Brad and I fly a Gadsden flag in our front yard.
He is seriously the best though. Thomas is. I get these messages from time to time about contests for faith based screenplay competitions. Once, he pointed us to a seminar for Actors for Christ...or something like that. Totally not us...but it's so cute that he tried.
He saw my post over on fb...trying to get in front of Candace Cameron Bure and I get this in my inbox...
...then...and this has nothing to do with him trying to find us work...but it's cute so I'm including it...
While there...Allan comes out and asks...
"Are you here to take photos of my latest project?"
"No. The flowers. But what's your latest project???? I wanna see."
Allan opens the garage revealing the man cave/storage area/crafting space...and he shows me a beautiful quilt that he's just finished.
As I am admiring the colors...I ask if they have any signifigance? What's the story with the colors?????? Purple, yellow, and green....
Thomas goes on to explain how it's an "Abortion Quilt." You know...all about abortion.
I'm thinking..."Abortion Quilt?" Purple...yellow...green????? I don't get it??? Huh? What does it mean?????
They start laughing.
It's not an "Abortion Quilt" at all. The colors don't mean anything. They are just pretty.
HA HA funny, Boys. Real funny. Trying to get me all worked up and hot & bothered.
That's what I like about these two...we laugh. Often. But we also share deep, pain filled, sorrowful sighs. Cuz sometimes life is very difficult and times are sad.
Then...Thomas is back to the job hunt on our behalf...