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Natalie
17 August 2010 @ 07:17 pm
I think there should be 5 meals a year that you can just take back. You know, the ones where you think it's a good idea at the time, but right when you're done you're like 'wow.. that was.. yeah no.'
 
 
Natalie
06 August 2010 @ 06:46 pm
So, first of all, I forgot to mention that yesterday night I talked to Dan Shea about his stunt work on Psych. I asked him how it was working on a comedy and if the actors liked doing their own stunts. This is what he said:

Dule Hill (aka Burton Guster) is the one who wants to do all the stunts (even the ones they won't let him do to safety reasons). He especially likes driving (and is good at it too!). Also, Dan mentioned the tap-dancing episode and said that he was amazed and how good Dule was and that he and the tap-dancing instructor were constantly dancing off-camera improvising.

James Roday (aka Shawn Spencer) likes doing some stunts, but he doesn't like doing as many as Dule Hill.

Maggie Lawson (aka Juliet O'Hara) would prefer not doing any of them. lol He said there is a scene where she and Lassiter are driving and they have to drive on the side of the hill and the director wanted a close-up (which meant she had to be in the car) and she wasn't a big fan.

Dan said he also liked being on a comedy show because there was more variety in stunts whereas (while he loved Stargate), you "blew up the same Jaffa 10 thousand times."

In other news, I learned that there are some very vocal women at this event. The lady beside me feels the need to voice her opinion on everything and some woman in the back of me is doing one of those obnoxious WOOOOO every time Rick enters or exits.

People who come onto an elevator crying and sniffling makes a group elevator ride awkward. Especially when said person usually walks around with stuffed iguanas most of the time.

Also, the lady who runs the event is very power-assertive, even over RDA himself. Weird to see and I don't know if he appreciates it or not. We'll see.

Also, Also.. I like Stargate Universe, even if all you old people in the convention audience do not. It's different, get over it. :|

PS (not also) It's going to be fun when Amanda shows up at the auction tomorrow (but shhhh, it's a secret >.>)
 
 
Natalie
05 August 2010 @ 11:35 pm
So, Meet the Man started with a 'meet and greet' at 3pm where the fans can get together and be all 'heyyyyy'. Well, it was awkward because there weren't actors mingling so everyone was sort of nervous/shy. I left early.

It got interesting though at the banquet. I sat down next to a woman who is retired and literally all she does is write fan fiction and goes to conventions (she told me this numerous times throughout the night). She also talked about Rick and Amanda like she was bffs with them. And she's not the only one. A lot of women (usually the older ones - there are about a handful of 20-somethings here) are big on the 'Rick usually is like this' or 'That's what Rick does'. I remember making a joke about him eating subway (it's the closest fast food in the area) and one woman was like 'Oh no, not subway'. Like she's the expert on what Richard Dean Anderson eats.

It's.. interesting. It's like everyone feels they *know* him.

In other news though, RDA has lost A LOT of weight. He's almost right back to where he was at the end of Stargate (though, you know, 60). Still incredibly good looking and very humble. The first thing he did when he walked in was take the mic and he was like 'I want to clarify one thing. Here, you are meeting a man. Not the man.'  Always a good person.

Also, Dan Shea was there and when I asked him why he wasn't at Gatecon he was like 'That already happened?!' Apparently no one reminded him. Though he could have just been BSing us too. Hard to tell with that man.


Tomorrow is photo with RDA. I have seat A29 (whatever that means - I'll let you know). Right now, I'm going to go to bed. Mmm bed.
 
 
Natalie
04 August 2010 @ 07:56 pm
Okay, so, compared to my last visit to the Sheraton Wall Center (a month ago) this one is turning out to be not as awesome. I have a lower floor, which would be fine if it was a preferred guest floor, but it's not. Not that it's a *huge* deal, but I do find the preferred guest rooms to be just a little nicer. Also, the layout of my room is literally opposite of what it usually is. Again, not a big deal.

Either way, the girl was able to complimentary upgrade me to a new room on Friday which is bigger and whatever.

But then I was supposed to get club access level with my starwood points (I'm like, a member of this hotel chain thing). I was told I'd be able to do it, even if they didn't have any rooms in the actual club-levels. It took me 4 hours to get someone to get access for me only for me to find out it's in the opposite tower (other side of the hotel layout). Again, not a big deal, but it irks me no one decided to tell me, cause I'd have liked to just go up one elevator for free breakfast and hors d'oeuvres, not have to go across the property for it.

Again though, not a big deal. I upgraded to club level mostly so my parents can say out on breakfast and free internet - which they better give to me at the end of the stay.

At the moment, I'm going to go for a swim.
 
 
Natalie
29 July 2010 @ 09:56 pm
Stolen from lots of people

Go to Google, type in 'you know you're from (Insert Country or State)and copy the jokes you find listed . Bold the ones you agree with.


So you`re from Canada, eh?Collapse )
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Natalie
29 July 2010 @ 06:26 pm
I just want to see if I'm right with this.

Prediction on Psych episodeCollapse )

EDIT: Well, I was right mostly, though of course I didn't know the 'what case' thing. But it was a great episode even though the plot was somewhat predictable. LOVED Freddy Prince Junior (which is rare for me)
 
 
Natalie
29 July 2010 @ 01:02 am

So!

 

We went to the city and before we went to the King Tut exhibit, Jay and I decided to go to the NBC store (which, btw, has many cool things to buy like a ton of Chuck things.. including Buy More employee gear! and Psych items). Anyways, as I was browsing (and trying to avoid any potential bed bug contagions) and this girl came up to us and asked us if we wanted to see Jimmy Fallon's monologue (he practices it in front of a small audience to see what goes on the air and doesn't.) So we did! The set is much smaller than it looks on tv, but the seats are comfortable and it was the first time I was ever in a 'studio audience' even though they weren't taping. And he was funny! And it was neat because we met some of the monologue writers too (who are funny). He also went through this new segment where he did hashtags on twitter. It was cool.

So that happened.

And then we watched it again on tv just now lol

Anyways. The King Tut exhibit in Time Square was really interesting. They have some very neat artifacts, though they give the impression that the actually mummy is there when it's an exact replica of the mummy. Still, the exhibit took 2 hours, so it was worth it. That, and we had New York Pizza (finally!) at John's Pizzeria. SO GOOD. Then ice cream at The Shake Shake. Good too.

Over all, today was great. :)


 

 
 
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Natalie
27 July 2010 @ 11:21 pm
I need to figure out if I'm going to hire Dan Payne to do my head shots. I need to email him tomorrow to see if he can even do it, but I've been hesitant. Mostly because of the price which is $275. Though, I mean, it's the chance to spend 2-3 hours with a professional in the business who could probably give me tips (if I can make a list of questions to ask him) while I take the photos.

But, should I? I got head shots like, a year and a half ago. I'm going to university to be a teacher, so would I use it? I mean, I'd like to go to Vancouver after I get the teaching degree and try to act, but will it happen?

I'm sitting on the fence and I need some advice on which way to jump.
 
 
Natalie
27 July 2010 @ 11:13 pm
Jay took my mini-putting (aka miniature golfing) yesterday and it was fun! Why am I excited about it? Well, I'm from Ottawa and while we do have mini putting places, most of them are crappy. Most of them have broken obstacles (if any obstacles at all) and are part of golf range thing. The only decent one we have is an indoor, glow-in-the-dark one.

The one Jay brought me to was called 'The Castle' and had a story, a large stone dragon, and an actual castle you had to climb where there were courses on it (including this cool one at the top that has your ball travel down a circular ramp on one of the towers). So it was really neat to be at an American Miniature Golf place. And it was nice that Jay figured out something to do what with my blistery fingers.

He promised to take me to North Carolina ones some day because those ones are the super expensive-looking ones with moving machine obstacles and stuff like the kind you see on TV.

(Okay, so I realize I sound like someone under a rock, but I'm from Ottawa)

Tomorrow? Time Square :D
 
 
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Natalie
23 July 2010 @ 11:35 pm
So, tomorrow Jay and I are supposed to go to see a Yankee game in the city. It's also supposed to get up to 40 C  (105 F) or more. So.. yay for tan? I'm excited cause I'll get to meet one of his friends and hang out with another friend of his as well, so it's sort of like a 'getting to know the friends' day. A 'getting to know the friends in the bleachers on a really hot day' day.

But it should be great and I'm looking forward to it. :D
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