Let It Develop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 , , , , 0

Nik: Sit, settle in, soak in the creative bath, let the words find you, ride the ride, let it unfold, let it be great, let it be average, breathe life in and let it live.
Alex: Are you starting a new pilot?
Nik: Yep.
Alex: Yesssss. I can’t wait to read this bad boy. Is this on your new pilot playlist?
Nik: #1 and currently on repeat.
Alex: Do you always make a playlist for every project you write?

Sober January

Thursday, March 5, 2015 , , , , 0

Alex: A lot of people in LA go sober for the month of January. Mostly because they drink so much over the holidays and need a refresh. I decided to join the trend and take on the challenge. I don’t have a drinking problem or anything, but I wanted to realign my will power. As a writer, you set a lot of your own deadlines and I felt like I was slacking with self discipline so I needed to remind myself that I control my choices. I went with what I thought would be simple… sobriety. But it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I noticed how much of a crutch drinking is in a social setting. The booze becomes a security blanket that warms me up when stepping outside of my comfort zone. It’s easier to talk to someone you just met or dance and not care what anyone thinks once you’ve had a few drinks. But after the first night…


Thursday, February 5, 2015 , , , , 0

Alex: My life won’t be complete until I get my JammyPack. I can’t decide between Catsoncatsoncats or SpacedOut
Nik: I made dinner for friends three nights ago and my fingers still smell like garlic. It’s so gross.
Alex: Catsoncatsoncats or SpacedOut? I’m thinking SpacedOut, but there’s something about a fanny pack covered in cats that screams–
Nik: Crazy? Do SpacedOut. Ooh…Super Diamond Pure Gold would be fab at Disneyland.
Alex: I just don’t know if SpacedOut is too like…ennnnergyyyy and the universe… Wait, Super Diamond Pure Gold? WHO ARE YOU?
Nik: Who are you?
Alex: Actually, I’m going with The Ventura.
Nik: I’m just happy fanny packs are back.
Alex: Will you look at The Ventura?
Nik: I like JammyBlank.
Alex: That will get dirty so fast.
Nik: How I like it.
Alex: I still can’t decide. Why is this so hard?
Nik: Purple Haze.
Alex: Really?
Alex: Hello? I’ve got a big decision to make here. I need you.
Nik: Purple. Haze.
Alex: Are you sure?
Alex: Geez, somebody needs some lemon on those garlic-stink-fingers.


Inch By Inch, It’s All A Cinch

Monday, January 12, 2015 , , , 0

Nik: Get up at same time everyday, use Sonicare, meditate, run, take vitamins, take probiotics, drink less coffee, drink more water, drink less wine, exfoliate, wear sunscreen, get healthy, think healthy, be healthy, eat healthy, strong mind, keep moving, strong spirit, keep laughing, love more, hate less, be positive, be impeccable, cook more, travel more, be a better friend, be a better daughter, be a better sister, be a better lover, be a wife, be a mother, be a creator, motivator, mentor, finish spec, start new spec, finish feature, work on my serve, go to the driving range, learn Spanish, learn French, organize drawers, organize schedule, organize mind. Breathe. I’m ready, are you?
Alex: I’m so ready to…

Can’t Stop Me Now

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 , , , , 0

Alex: I did it! Holy shitcakes Nik, I finished the FIRST draft of my pilot :)  I don’t even know how to tell you what I’m feeling right now. I’ve never been this far along on a creative project in my life. 54 pages. Read em’ and weep baby. I feel like I could run an entire marathon right now. Honestly, nothing could make me angry in this moment. I’ll prove it. Try to say something that you think will make me mad.
Nik: I can’t because I’m so freaking happy right now!
Alex: C’mon try!
Nik: Uh… I slept with Aaron Rodgers while I was in GB?
Alex: See? Not mad!
Nik: Yeah, that’s more high five worthy anyway. Seriously though, I’m so proud of you. Finishing a script is a HUGE accomplishment. You stepped up and you got it done.
Alex: It’s moments like this…

Messy Love

Thursday, November 13, 2014 , , , , 0

Alex: I’m not sure why this happens to me, but I keep meeting guys who I really like, only to find out that they live with their ex!  Both times this happened, they’ve been ‘broken up’ and claim to be moving out and moving on… The most current guy  makes me feel good and I could see myself liking him more down the road, but a part of me feels a little weird knowing he goes home to his ex-girlfriend every night. I’m not looking for anything serious, we haven’t even slept together; I’m just having fun hanging out with him.  I don’t know if I should say anything because I’m seeing other people, but I don’t want to develop feelings for someone who’s potentially unavailable. What would you do?
Nik: Ditch the fucker. Ahh, that felt good to say. Okay, but seriously the guy needs to move out (or his ex does.) As much as he says it’s over, he’s still sharing his home with her, which in my opinion is one’s most intimate space.  As available as he makes himself to you, he’s still not…

I’m obsessed with… Animal by Midnight Faces

Thursday, October 23, 2014 , , , , 0

Alex: My favorite thing about LA is that I am constantly surrounded by other artists who inspire me. I love learning about the different process each of them has when working on a project. A friend of mine is the lead singer in this LA-based Duo called Midnight Faces and I am obsessed with their song Animal right now. It's on repeat when I have a long drive. Their video is cool too. It's just creepy enough ...