Lee Circle, Up High

The circumstances that brought me into this situation were the surreal part of this whole experience. I’d been, essentially, air-dropped into New Orleans about 150 years into the future and, standing on the rotted wood of a porch on stilts, I decided to go for a walk. This splintered and unstable porch was attached to a shack. I…

High Watah, Birthday Rituals, Gator Feet

Last night, I took my friend Cody to see the Mississippi river.  He was ecstatic, and slightly overenthusiastic, trying to climb down the rocks off the levee in order to touch the water.  He didn’t want to swim in it, thank goodness, but he just wanted to dip a finger in.  This was up on…

A Week’s Miscellany

Last night, I found myself sitting in a meeting room among a group of people with whom I was employed, but that I do not actually know.  The meeting table was an ovular streamlined design, the walls half cherry wood, half exposed brick.  It was at once professional, and artsy.  We were, from what I gathered,…

Interview Update

My brain, in the cramped confines of my skull, has been pacing back and forth like a squirrel on crack since Monday.  Did we get it?  Are we going?  J’s phone interview with his employment prospect in New Orleans went very, very, VERY well.  They were on the phone together for over an hour, and…

Dreaming Tech, Creepy Elevators

As I write this I am eating the most glorious instant oatmeal I’ve ever encountered:  Chai Apple.  CHAI.  In my OATMEAL.  Victory!  There is also a banana.  And coffee is involved.  Good morning. *** The other night, the Avistrum crew, including myself, were on set working on a new film.  Burned out from all of the…

Ridin’ the Wizard Train

Sometime in the wee hours of the night, last night, I was pleased to find myself in the esteemed company of both Albus Dumbledore and Gandalf the Grey.  We were on a train, bulleting through the night, in a murky-blue-lit car rather reminiscent of Earl’s Court in Neverwhere.  The three of us were formulating battle plans, as we…

Claustrophobic Pink Cookies, with Beads

The last couple of nights, when I’ve finally gone to sleep and not been wakened by my neighbors or my pacing dog, I’ve had some uber-random and somewhat goofy dreams. Like standing on a foggy bricky street corner with a handful of dream-friends (people I’ve never met in waking life) and showing them the really wild…