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  • Writer's pictureBrian Martin


Dec 26:

To all of you who are taking time out of your busy lives to read my blog, I would just like to say thank you for supporting me in my creative endeavor. I was fortunate enough to see most of you over the Christmas holidays and I am grateful for your kind words and sincere interest. I trust you are all having a great holiday season and I wish you all a Happy New Year.

I have to laugh sometimes though at the term Holiday Season. I mean, I’ve never run around more throughout the year in an effort to get things done than I do during the Christmas period. It’s like going to Disneyland, by the time it’s over I’m so exhausted I need a real holiday just to recover. Palm Springs here I come.

Life keeps on going on however, Christmas be damned. An example would be the one or more pesky raccoons that seem to feel as though my back yard has somehow become their favorite holiday feeding trough. I mean I’m all for live and let live but these guys are downright obnoxious. I guess combing for grubs is serious business, just like rock and roll.

Three of these charmingly inspired landscape designs appeared in my backyard the other morning. My neighbor (who is a home builder and has some experience in these matters) suggested that I bring in the guy pictured below to take care of the situation, but I’m not so sure. I mean he may be experienced with gophers, but raccoons have a real attitude problem when you get in their face about it.

Grass these days though is nothing more than thinly layered outdoor carpet anyway, so when the biblical rains stopped for a welcomed breather, I took a little time off from building the ark and repositioned each adeptly peeled piece of grass back into place like an earthy jigsaw puzzle. It’s not perfect but it’ll do for now and this stretchy worm (who somehow survived the ravishing) didn’t seem to mind.

Between all the Christmas hype I did have a chance to meet with Mark (from the open mic) to discuss possible plans for the new year. Turns out he’s in the film industry as well, working with equipment behind the camera. Looking forward to the new year to see what we can cook up.

I also finished writing the treatment (skeletal first draft) for the Senorita video, but it may be a little too dark and quite frankly too ambitious for the tight budget (as in no budget) that I’m looking to work within. I’m hoping Alberto may have some thoughts on the subject but that can wait until the new year as well.

I guess I’ll take a little break now, it’s the holidays after all.

Until next time.

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