Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jeff the Cat, Merchant of Darkness

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This is Jeff. Isn't he just adorable?

Don't let that fool you.

Jim Hanna, creator of the webseries, Jeff the Cat: Merchant of Darknesss, is a sick, twisted man and I love him for it. I've been extremely fortunate to share the stage with Jim several times. Not only is Jim a solid actor, he's a comic genius, and you feel yourself just drawn to him as you watch him on stage. You might have even seen Jim in "that one commercial," or on a show recently. (Hot in Cleveland, Hard Times of RJ Berger,  Lie to Me, Alias - to name a few). He's a supreme talent, and his genius knows no bounds.

Although Jim takes care of Jeff, apparently Jeff can be kind of a dick. Not one of us believed that such a sweet faced kitty could be so evil.  So Jim decided to show the world that Jeff is truly depraved. He keeps horrible company and treats Jim like a servant. There are 5 episodes so far showing the full range of Jeff's depravity, and I can't wait for the next one.
My favorite is still the first one. (None of these are suited for kids or for the workplace - you have been warned). Also check out how Jeff ruined Christmas here.

If you desire to  know more about Jeff, never you fear. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter. He's a smart, smart kitty.  He even Tweeted about me on my birthday! One day I hope I can be on Jim and Jeff's webseries. Maybe we can start a Twitter Movement to get me on it, what do you think?

I leave you with this picture, where Jeff shows he knows what the Internet is used for.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fearless Week!

After I saw The Vagina Monologues last week, I didn't do too much. The reason? As many on The Tweety know, I was house-sitting in Manhattan Beach. I was watching over, this precious, precious little kitten, Fearless:
(I'm very proud of this picture).

Fearless was named so last year, when Stephaine found a mama cat and a litter of 4 kittens in her backyard. Of the four little ones, the smallest, sickest one would come out to greet her every time for food. Thus, Fearless was named.

There she is, just as talkative as ever. (Pic by Stephaine Boltjes). :)

I'm starting to think I may have a career in pet photography. All with my cell phone. Pardon me, but I share a lot of pics I took this past week.

Fearless is just about a year old, but she's sooo curious about everything! She makes exploring fun. She plays fetch like a pro. She's slowly learning that in between pouncing and running that snuggles are nice. She's happiest when she plays, it's when she purrs the most.

Here we go, here's the gallery of Fearless pics from this past week. Enjoy.

She's quite the Night Creature
And this is what I see when I leave everyday. "Don't go! Stay and play with me! I'm soooo cute!"
The bathtub is a fantastic playground.

This is another favorite. The Fearless Hunter

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Almighty Thor!

The fact that I get to learn about swordfighting is awesome. The fact that my teachers have worked on such favorites of mine like Hook, The Three Musketeers, and Army of Darkness is supremely awesome. The icing on the cake is that they've become family to me down here in Los Angeles.

Jan Bryant, Dan Speaker, and Kim Turney are instructors at the Academy of Theatrical Combat.  They know their way around all kinds of sharp, pointy objects, and all kinds of bludgeoning goodies as well. Jan and Dan were hired to coordinate the fights on SyFy's The Almighty Thor. Check out the trailer below, you'll catch a glimpse of what they've done. You'll even see my friend Jason Medbury in a suit of armor, fighting Thor. Yay!

And yes, Thor gets to use an Uzi. I don't see a problem with that, do you? Almighty Thor premieres May 7th on the SyFy Channel. Weeee!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Whirlwind of a Weekend

Hot damn I had a good time this past weekend. So much so that it ended on a Monday. I do believe I need more hours in a day to play, sleep, and then share all.

Friday was great as Genie and I went to see a show at Improv Olympic, Opening Night. She's now taking classes there and I plan on seeing as many shows as I can with her as possible. I live for the improv. Always need more. There's more to learn, more to enjoy, more to play. And they were F-ing brilliant! The hardest thing about improv is describing a show you've seen. There's just no way to capture what you've seen. Just trust me when I say brilliant.

Saturday Genie and I went to a Vegan Cupcake Thingamabob. THEY WERE GOOD!

That is a dark chocolate peanut butter cupcake. You best believe I ordered two. That was my dinner. I'm proud to admit it.

I followed that up by seeing a movie called Big in Bollywood, where fellow UCLA alum Matt McCroskey was one of the filmmakers. It was premiered at the Indian Film Festival. The documentary was fantastic, and they won Audience Favorite! Here are the guys doing a little Q &A after the screening.

It's a little grainy, sure, but you get the idea. I was there! I saw the magic!

Sunday I went to The Gentle Barn for the first time. The Gentle Barn rescues abused animals from all sorts of places. And when I hear their stories, I find I want to be vegan more than I ever thought possible. By the way, you can go on Sundays for $5, hug the animals, and eat world class vegan cupcakes and pizza. *drool* That pizza was absolutely amazing! Enjoy these pics.

Goodness me that's a whole lotta pics.

And last but not least, I saw The Vagina Monologues performed by a wonderful group of women over at the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble in Santa Monica. I've read the book/script before, but never watched it performed. It's truly wonderful. You may turn your nose up at it, "oh it's been done before." But still there are people who haven't seen it, haven't performed it. Still people who might not understand what it's all about it. So go see it, read it, and learn. It's wonderful to see such good work performed by your friends.
You can find The Gentle Barn and LATEnsemble on Twitter: @gentlebarn and @latensemble Great people doing great work.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

God of Carnage is a Must See

On Wednesday, Trina and I had the privilege to go see the opening night of God of Carnage.

I always love seeing shows in a big "professional space." There's an extra sense of magic, I think it's because there's a bigger budget involved. It feels more grown up. I'm not trashing the "little theater", 'cuz that's where my heart is at. Anyway - the extra sense of fun this time around was due to it being opening night! Ooh! Lots of people in the house! Even some celebrities! It was even rumored that Brangelina were there. But we didn't see them. I think my fave sighting was Sandra Oh.

I was going to show you the fabulous pictures I had taken with my phone before they told me no pictures were allowed. But it seems none of them came out. Well, except for this awesome, awesome one---->

I do love my R2D2 phone, but the self portraits still need work. Droid 2s don't seem to be that convenient for such a task.

Anyhoo, let me tell you about the play! GO SEE IT! It's twisted! It's hilarious! It is fucking fantastic. You start out with two couples facing the problem of their children fighting. They meet in one family's home. You start to think you're going to watch a "living room" drama. But  nooooo. It descends into total chaos. No character is perfect, and you don't care. In fact, you want to see them explode, and they all do. James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, and Jeff Daniels are just wonderful, but no one explodes the way Marcia Gay Harden does.

Originally, it's a French play written by Yasmina Reza, it was adapted by Christopher Hampton, (best known for Dangerous Liaisons), and the script just kills. There are some fantastic one liners as we learn about the couples, their marriages, and their views on child rearing. It was on Broadway, and we in Los Angeles have been lucky enough to watch the original cast play on stage. I tell ya, even from the nosebleeds, it was a joy to watch them work.

At the end of the night, as Trina and I were waiting to watch the crowd thin out, I spotted some LA Theater friends. After exchanging pleasantries, we were asked if we wanted to do an interview. I, amazingly enough, said yes. There was a camera with a bright light, and Corwin with a mic, and myself stumbling over my words.  As I was telling my mom today, I'm not comfortable in front of a camera as myself. As someone else, yes, me? No. When I get my hands on it, so will you. You will enjoy a good laugh.

I highly recommend that if you can see God of Carnage, you best do it. I wish I could go back and get closer seats. Och, it was so good. You can buy tix from the link above, and it's playing until May 29th. If you're in the LA area, you will be thrilled to see it. If not, no worries: there's a film coming out with Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, and Christoph Waltz. Looks like it's slated to come out in 2012. I can't wait, hope it lives up to the play.

And there's my mini review. I hope it was enjoyable.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


She's adorable.

This is a Test

Blogging from the phone. Can it be done?

Birthday at Disneyland!!!!

I love Disneyland. I do. Can't help it. Last year I was given an annual pass by my friends. This year, I used that pass to go with other Disneyland Aficionados. Funnily enough, they all knew me but didn't know one another. I was a bit worried, these people could decide to not get along, but truly, half the fun of my birthday was watching them play and goof around with each other.

All I wanted to do at Disneyland was to see The Muppets in 3D and make sure that I catch Fantasmic, since it had been years since I saw it last. Everything else was icing on the cake. Yummy, sugary icing. We got to explore California Adventure more than I had done so before. I even had a margarita and learned about getting a package of tortillas for my birthday!

They all took care to make sure I had a good time, indulging in my every whim, making sure I had excellent seats for the rides, and we even got to see a sneak preview clip of The Pirates of the Caribbean. I just had an amazing time. I can't thank Anthony, Ruzenka, Jake, and Gedaly enough.

There will definitely be more fun times ahead with this crowd. I'm even thinking of hosting a TweetUp at Disneyland. We'll see if I can pull it off though.