27 December 2016

Thank you, Carrie Fisher.

I just sat here, crying, on the phone with my mom. Carrie Fisher has passed on. My heart goes out to Billie and her mom and the rest of the family.

I had the honour of seeing Carrie live four times just this year - At the Tribeca film fest presentation of Catastrophe, at New York Comic con where I was able to get a photo with her and an autograph, at the New York Film Festival premiere of Bright Lights & her most recently, just last month at her book signing at The Strand. Each and every time I was in awe in her presence. Another reason I'm glad that when Wishful Drinking was on Broadway, I went as many times as possible.

Star Wars and Carrie gave me so many awesome moments growing up, I can still remember vividly my mom taking me to the see it on the big screen. It gave me my best friend. She also met Carrie this year at the Telluride Film Festival. We were both so excited as we both looked up to her so much, even beyond Star Wars. Her writing both for page and for screen are so incredible, a legacy I'm glad she has left behind.

Thank you, Carrie Fisher, for sharing your light with the world.

20 November 2016

[UPDATED 00:52 EST] LIVE FEED from Standing Rock! Water Protectors being attacked!


UPDATE: New feed. Same source.

This is a live feed shot by Kevin Gilbertt at Standing Rock. It is 26 degrees at Standing Rock and the UNARMED Water Protectors are being attacked by THREE water cannons, tear gas and other means by the militarized police. The police started fires on a bridge after shooting flares at the Water Protectors. The WP immediately started to put the fires out. The attacks began. The mainstream media IS NOT COVERING THIS.


For those who are seeing what is going on at Standing Rock tonight:


ND Office of the Governor: 701-328-2200

Morton County Sheriff's Department: 701-328-8118 & 701-667-3330

ND National Guard: 701-333-2000

Demand that they have law enforcement STAND DOWN on Highway 1806. There is no room in a democracy to firehose, tear gas or use rubber bullets on peaceful, unarmed water protectors.

29 June 2016

360 Videos

Here are a couple 360 degree videos I've taken this week! Still loving my Theta S!!!

27 June 2016

360 Imaging

Yesterday, I bought the Ricoh Theta S, a 360 degree camera. I really wanted it when I was in Austin but hesitated to buy it.  However, I couldn't wait any longer! So, I decided to get it to mess around with it at today's Pride parade!  Here are a couple of the images I grabbed plus a sample of the video! So far I'm loving the camera. I'll try to post more soon from other adventures.

#NYC #Pride2016 #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The NYPD march in the NYC Pride Parade 2016. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

NYPD Band at the NYC Pride March #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Let me know what you all think! 

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13 June 2016

The Vigil at The Stonewall Inn #WeAreOrlando

I was able to catch the tail end of the vigil and it was truly moving. They read the names of the victims. Strangers hugged strangers. We all stood together as one community. It was beautiful.

  The Stonewall Inn Vigil

04 June 2016

Stars in the Alley 2016

Yesterday was Broadway's annual "Stars in the Alley" and I was able to attend thanks to a wonderful friend who, unfortunately, was unable to make it.

It was a fantastic lineup of talent. Below are just some of the videos I took of the incredible performances. I will try to upload more tomorrow! Now, I'm off to bed!

This first video is low quality because it saved on my phone while I was Periscoping (@Corellianjedi2).

06 March 2016

Downton Abbey, The Final Season Fan Event, Farewell to a Wonderful Show!

Tonight, the final episode of Downton Abbey airs in the United States. I'll admit, I've seen it already. It was bittersweet and it still hasn't hit me that it is truly over.

Before the new year, PBS put on wonderful Downton events for fans in New York City. I was lucky enough to attend, not just once but both nights. The first night I was able to attend the screening and Q&A, the following evening, I attended the post show reception. I have to hand it to WNYC and PBS, they sure know how to put on a lovely event! I will miss these evenings and hope they will continue to have fan events for their numerous other awesome programs!

It was great to see the first episode of series six on a big screen! I did so love this seasons romances and drama. The Q&A was truly delightful. It was great to see the cast back together as they had wrapped months earlier and this was presumably one of the final times they would be together.

They brought so many for this final event; Julian Fellowes (creator), Exec. Producer Gareth Neame, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Jim Carter (Carson), and Kevin Doyle (Mr. Molesley)!

The evening ended with photo opps with cast! They were all so sweet and I was glad to be able to tell them how much I enjoyed the show over the last six seasons. The first two photos were from a couple of nights before when the cast attended the opening of School of Rock, written by Downton creator, Julian Fellowes.

I hope you all enjoy the finale!

Kevin McNally & Phyllis Logan at the School of Rock Opening

01 January 2016

And 2015 comes to an end...

Another year ends with me blogging less and less! I even got a computer, hoping the use of a keyboard would help but alas, I was incredibly distracted.

This year was the year of Star Wars. With the release of The Force Awakens, my dreams of a decent Star Wars film released during my lifetime actually happened! Ha! But more on that later.

This year, I traveled home to Portland for my childhood best friend's wedding, Austin for the ATX Festival and Gilmore Girls reunion, England to explore with my mom, and returned to Arizona for a family reunion. I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it!

Here's my list of favourites in some random categories: