Alex: Today was so exciting, Nik!!! I took notes for the first time in the writers’ room. Well, it wasn’t the main room but who cares. The writers split up into two groups and I was pulled into one of them to take notes on character arcs. I loved hearing how they brainstormed ideas. How they took turns talking and giving pitches. It was so cool to see them debate and question each other. Honestly, it was magical. I can’t tell you how hard it was to stay focused. At times my brain would wander… I wanted to play too! It feels incredible to be working somewhere where I want to move up the ladder. I had to bite my tongue so many times because
Nik: Every now and then something rocks you to your core. Last week I found out that a woman I know has three weeks left to live. She has been battling breast cancer for four years and kept a beautiful and inspiring blog about it. I’ve been following the blog for a while now. I’d say prayers when she asked for them. I’d silently cheer her on when she shared good news. But Tuesday night I cried. She wrote that she was in the beginning stages of liver failure and was told she has three weeks to live. I burst into tears. I kept thinking there must be something left that she can do. There must be a way to fix it. There must be a way for her to keep living. It isn’t fair. She’s in her thirties and has two young children, but was told by the people who’ve been trying to save her life that she has three weeks left. How is that possible? I cried harder than
Alex: Not going to lie, Dangerdust inspired me today. My favorite is “Know how to spell a word more than one way.” – Mark Twain. Which one is your favorite?
Alex: Chalkboard art doesn’t do it for ya?
Nik: Everything is just so nice now. I mean, remember the days when you’d go to school and there was a permanent marker dick on your locker?
Alex: Yeah, I was really into MASH. Did you ever play that game?
Alex: Do you have a favorite movie? I feel like I should know this. And while we’re at it, what’s your favorite song? And color? And dessert?
Nik: I actually don’t have a favorite movie. I love everything Wes Anderson makes. Everything David O. Russell does. The Coen Brothers. John Hughes gave me a whole lot of happy. Christmas Vacation is a holiday tradition. I usually can’t rewatch the movies that impacted me the most because I don’t want to ruin the initial experience. So no. No favorite movie. Or at least not one. Song… hmm… it changes every day. I always feel pretty good about
Holy shitballs a year has passed? Wtf?! Happy Anniversary amentoramuse!
Nik: Congrats Alex! The first year in LA is the hardest – they say if you make it a year, you’ll make it.
Alex: It’s a little freaky how fast it went. Remember when we first hung out on the rooftop at Hotel Erwin and you wore SPF 50 and a hat?
Alex: Dating in LA sucks balls. I started seeing someone back in January. It was refreshing to like someone again. From the first day we met we started a conversation that never ended. It was effortless and exciting. One of the first nights we hung out we found a huge tree on San Vicente, climbed to the perfect spot, and shared our first kiss. I was on cloud nine! I felt like I hit the jackpot, winning the lotto of love. Haha, that was so cheesy. Okay back to the story… At first it was all so easy. I would wake up to a ‘good morning’ text. We would talk on the phone for hours. The sex was wonderful. It was all too good to be true. Seriously. A few months passed and I was left scratching my head wondering what the heck happened.
Alex: Whenever I think about how twenty years ago wasn’t the 80’s, it kind of freaks me out. I found this article that claims to have defined the 21st century in 100 photos. I had to check it out. As I was scrolling through the photos, I was able to reflect on the conflicts, triumphs and world changing moments that we’ve all witnessed and lived through together in the past fourteen years. These images speak for themselves.
Nik: Would you go to space if you had the chance?
Alex: I’m sad. Actually, I’m just homesick, but being homesick makes me sad. So I guess that does make me sad. I just feel like I’ve missed out on so much back at home. My brother won State for football, broke his hand and got surgery, graduated High School, turned eighteen and is leaving for college at the end of summer. The list could go on and on. And I’ve missed it all. Even some of my friends are getting married, having kids, or getting their own places. It’s weird and
Text from Nik to Alex: The 100 got picked up. Waiting to hear if they need a PA. Send me your resume right now.
Alex: I interview with HR at Epic tomorrow to finalize my start date! What do I do?!
Nik: Buy time.
Text from Alex to Nik: I told them I couldn’t start until the 15th. Have you heard anything?
Email from Alex to Nik: I need your advice! I got a job offer! Things at Warner Bros Records have been going well… so well that I was recommended for a job at Epic Records, as an assistant to the VP of A&R, as well as another A&R. I would have a stable schedule, steady pay and get to listen to music all day. It’s exactly what I wanted when I first started at WBR. I love music. It has been the love of my life since my first memory. But the more I write and learn about the writing process, the more I can’t see myself being anything but a writer.