June 16, 2006

Weird UFO Writing Gig

Seeking JOURNALIST/WRITER To Do UFO-related Article
(downtown / civic / van ness)
Reply to: gigs-164464447@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-05-25, 12:07AM PDT

I am seeking a talented journlist/writer to do an article about subjects relating to UFO's, extraterretrials and their relationship to a specific corporation. You should be well-versed and knowledgeable about all things involving UFO's, extraterrestrials and conspiracy theories connected to them. The article must be a 500 word minimum and you must be willing to release all rights to article. The pay will be $25.00. Please respond back with your experience and any samples of work for further instructions.

Compensation: $25.00

June 9, 2006

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

The Fourth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest opened for submissions June 1. The Grand Prize is $5,000, and the judge is filmmaker Gus Van Sant. The winner's and finalists' scripts will be considered for film option and development by American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Alphaville, Fortis Films, GreeneStreet Films, FilmColony, The Schiff Company, Pretty Pictures, Hart Sharp Entertainment, This Is That, Phoenix Pictures, Number 9 Films, Matinee Pictures, Michael London Productions, and Bull's Eye Entertainment.

Those writers will be considered for representation by ICM, UTA, Paradigm, William Morris Independent, The Gersh Agency, CAA, and The Firm.

The early deadline is August 1, 2006 ($35 entry fee).
The late deadline is September 1 ($50 entry fee).

Judge Gus Van Sant will announce the winner and finalists on February 1, 2007.
For contest rules and electronic entry forms, please visit http://www.zoetrope.com/contests .

June 8, 2006

Movie Idea of the Week: Caped pizza delivery guys

In a galaxy not so far away (Minneapolis to be exact) there exists a quirky little pizza joint called Galactic Pizza where the delivery pizza guys dress up in DIY superhero costumes and drive little electric cars. The look a little like a low-rent Justice League.

It was recently reported that as he was delivering a pizza as usual one of the spandex-clad delivery guys chased after a purse-snatcher -- like a real superhero would.

"He had on a white tunic, a beige leotard, and tights and boots," Teresa explained. The man was also wearing a cape.

Full article here.

June 7, 2006

Weight Loss Tips from Geeks

In my quest to get back in tip-top shape and to avoid scurvy with a better diet consisting of foods that may actually be grown in the dirt -- I've been searching the Web for more interesting viewpoints on how to lose weight -- from my fellow nerds.

Chris Pirillo, a web celeb geek who lost 30 lbs, has posted his top weight-loss tips here: 50 Weight Loss Tips

Jeremy Zawodny lost 50 pounds and blogged about it here: Diet Tips or How To Lose Weight with a Spreadsheet and a Web Site

A lot of the advice seems fairly common sense to me -- even with the scientific fact that it takes women longer to lose weight than men. I'm hoping that some of their advice sticks with me so I can have more of a fair shake at this whole process.

June 3, 2006

Wanna Buy a Castle?

How sad is it that rent on an ENTIRE castle in Italy costs the same as a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco?

I may have to start contemplating updating the old passport and saving my pennies to live abroad.

Check it out: Castles for Sale

June 1, 2006

Feeling Like a Lardo...

5'7" ...
170 lbs

I think that may be the heaviest I've ever been. And I don't know what the hell is wrong with me. I eat salad for at least one meal a day. I down non-sweetened yogurt, I drink low fat milk, I eat non-sweetened oatmeal. Everything is organic. And I drink a ton of water and tea. I eat light popcorn on occasion with brewer's yeast.

So why is my ass still the size of Texas?

Is my downfall that I have a cocktail once a week? Or that the dried fruit and nuts I eat for a snack are too fattening? Or is it because I'm not working out 10 hours a week? I hate that I'm so heavy these days. I used to be fairly skinny and healthy. I didn't have weird issues with food. I felt good about myself. Now all I want to do is hide from anyone with a camera and look up the nearest plastic surgeon.

So I decided to go to the gym every work day, take long walks around the city on weekends and do pushups and situps every night, in a vain hope to get down to a size I can live with. I can't live with this the way I look now. Even my gym clothes don't fit, and that's pathetic.

Tonight I was on the treadmill for 25 minutes and then lifted weights for 35 minutes -- all legs. Tomorrow is abs. The next day will be arms. And then back and butt.

But I'm not sure any of this will matter. I've been here before. I eat right, I drink what I'm supposed to and I work out in a frenzy. And I barely lose weight. And it's degrading.

I almost started crying when I was in the gym shower tonight. Seeing everyone in the gym who was in shape and skinny and barely working out but still looking thin didn't help. I know that should be some sort of motivation, but instead I just wanted to hide and consider investing in a speed dealer.


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