26 May 2013


"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."
It may have been the most poignant line Cornell grad Andy Bernard ever spoke. The Office ended this month after nine seasons on NBC and while the Dunder-Mifflin staff will forever live on in cable syndication, it's hard not to call it the end of an era. To me, it's perfect that television finales often fall at the end of a school year. If the show follows high school or college students, graduation is the best way to end a season. It's all about celebration, looking back at where we've come from and dreaming about the future. Maybe there will be a couple moving to different states for jobs or school and many people anxious about where the next years will take them. When the next season started, things would be different but all the beautiful people would be tanned from the summer.

On May 10th, I graduated from the University of Georgia. Bam. I mean, about 5,200 other guys and gals were there with me, dressed in our black robes, caps tilted by heavy tassels causing hat hair (it happens yall.. be prepared), waving and smiling at people that we'll probably never see again. That guy in your public speaking class or some girls on your hall from freshman year or maybe some you think you'll see again. It's like, throughout college your path makes a road and bends and turns and for the most part, I was really happy with the way that all went. Then at the end, you turn around and it's like WHOA. The little things matter. The decision to do this and not that, to go abroad or not go abroad, to go to a concert or not go to a concert... not knowing you'd meet a boy who'd change your life... I digress. Then you sigh and turn back around and hopefully smile at the beauty of it all.

The festivities continued over two days and wish it could have lasted longer! Everything was so much fun, so perfect. It couldn't have been better. I'll be spending the next few weeks in Athens and traveling to Hilton Head and planning a pretty special Mediterranean trip with my sister. So much to look forward to!

13 May 2013

Awaiting Arrested Development

I didn't start watching Arrested Development until Netflix announced they were preparing the show for a fourth season, after seven years off the air. Netflix has premiered their original series, House of Cards and Hemlock Grove but this is the first time they've revived an existing show. They don't release an episode a day or week but all episodes in the series at once. So it has the potential to be more like an 8-12 hour movie than a television show. Either way, I find the process fascinating.

Netflix started as tech company and paved its way to the forefront by offering new and old entertainment to their customers. The sheer magnitude of content on Netflix is overwhelming. Now, it's taking the next logical step: cutting out the networks and creating the content themselves. The hype around Arrested Development is really exciting and I've been preparing myself by perusing AD GIF's, Perez's lists, and creative marketing campaigns on BuzzFeed. I'm sure when it premieres on May 26th, fans and first time viewers will flock to their phones, tablets, computers, and Internet TV's to see if Netflix got it right. I bet some will even have a full marathon with all 15 episodes in one sitting. I have no issues if that's your choice, but shouldn't you spread the fun? Just a little?

Here's the trailer for Season Four:

...and if you haven't watched Seasons 1-3, you're in luck; they're already on Netflix.

ALSO... I graduated college since I last blogged. I'll write about that some other time. It's hard to fit four years in one post.

02 May 2013

"Pink Lemonade"

Here it is, folks! The premiere of my Advanced Production short film "Pink Lemonade".

While some groups focused on special effects, we decided to try and tell the best story possible. Hearing my voice in the first 10 seconds makes me cringe but that's why I write and not act. Honestly, who does like the sound of their own voice? We filmed the whole production at my house, which I loved because I love my house.

I'm proud of the way it turned out. Enjoy!