That's a horrible title. Meatloaf Madness. I haven't posted in a couple days and quickly wrote down the first thing that came to mind, based on events from last night. In actuality, making meatloaf can't really be called an event. Unless, of course, I'm the one making the meatloaf, because never in my life had I made meatloaf before. I'd heard that it was the thing to do, according to an Entertainment Weekly poll. Celebrity poker games were "out", celebrity meatloaf parties "in."
So I attempted, and failed, to make quality meatloaf. I think I used too many breadcrumbs and added too much sauce. I'll have to attempt it again. Next time I won't do acid beforehand.
I kid! No acid was involved.
Last night my dear friend Ethan had a going away party. He's headed to Iraq, not as a soldier, but as a contestant on a new reality show. Okay, he's not a contestant, but he is going as a producer on a show. They're going to follow a National Guard unit from training in the U.S. to deployment in Iraq. Ethan is used to dangerous assignments. His latest assignment was on the Discovery Channel's series The Deadliest Catch, which covers the crab fishing season in the Bering Sea. He came out relatively unscathed, though dealt with being nauseous quite a bit. I spoke with the D.P. on the shoot and he told me that seven people died in front of his lens during his stint. That may have been over more than one season. Still, that just gives you an idea of how brutal this job can be. It's a fascinating series if you haven't yet checked it out.
Anyway, I'm just bragging. I'm job-dropping, trying to impress you by associating myself with friends who have interesting jobs. So Ethan takes off this Wednesday for a couple months, and I said goodbye to him last night. That's really all I'm saying.
On Saturday I learned first-hand that Martin is alive and well. He threw a backyard bbq at his place so I got to see a bunch of folks from the show. If an outdoor gazebo is any indication, he's doing well. He literally has a new gazebo in his backyard, which is good, because you need a place to hold a vat of sangria. And he has a great grill as well.
Here's some other news: Joey the Intern's hair is out of control. It's huge. If he were in highschool, no doubt the principal would nervously keep his eye on Joey. He definitely has the look of someone who might snap at any moment. For the record, I don't actually believe he will. We've got about five years before he does anything crazy. So we're safe... until then. But he's doing well and has a few projects in the works (see his blog if interested in more vague details). I think Martin has a few projects in the works as well. It pretty much seems like everyone has things in the works. I definitely have some things in the works. Actually, I have a thing (singular) in the works. I'm not as ambitious or hard-working as others. So me, just one thing, possibly two.
Okay, this entry has gone on long enough.