Archive for April, 2010

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End of an era.

April 20, 2010

My post-secondary education career is drawing to a close in a matter of days, and I’m really not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, I’m like this:

But on the other hand….

Yes, the Real-Life-Monster is looming around the corner, waiting to devour me whole, and spit me out as a mass of broken (and undoubtedly broke) bones. Not to be pessimistic, but I’m not much of a match for the Real-Life-Monster.

Now, that’s not to say I’m going down without a fight. I’m going to work/write/plead my butt off to defeat it, but I expect at least a few battlescars and severed limbs. Having never lived out of the warm embrace of my parents financial support, I have a feeling the first few months are going to be just a little rough. I’m just lucky i don’t have any children. I’d probably offer them as a sacrifice to appease the beast.

No, wait. That’s terrible. I’m gonna stop talking now.

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Barbeque.

April 17, 2010

Today was an interesting one. I, a lowly intern, was invited to the a barbeque/first screening of the first two completed episodes of the new Kratt show!

Yes, it was excellent. Yes, I ate too much.

As a vegetarian, I find that barbeques are almost always awkward. This usually comes from the fact that everyone is like MEAT MEAT SOME MORE MEAT all the time at them. That’s only natural, as it’s why barbeques came to be in the first place. No one can deny the fact that fire and slabs of meat bring people together.

That said, with the ever changing sands of culture, vegetarianism is more and more common these days, so this particular barbeque was relatively well catered. There were veggie platters, a fruit tray, and the ever contentious veggie burger.

Ah, the veggie burger. Small, unassuming, and for some people, impossible to cook.

Most vegetarians know a veggie burger takes five or six minutes to cook thoroughly. Most meat-atarians seem to think it’s closer to twenty. This train of thought makes sense, as meat takes a long time to cook through, but the difference between a veggie burger and a regular burger is the veggie burger won’t give you salmonella if it’s undercooked.

So, at this barbeque, it took me quite a while to get my burger. There was a lot of standing around, waiting. I am a pretty patient person, and I appreciate people not wanting to give me salmonella, but I also appreciate eating immediately. Did I mention it was raining? Cause it was. I stood out in the rain for ten When I finally got my burger, i sat down, thinking it’d be charred and terrible.

However, it was god damn perfect. Swear to god it was the best burger I’d ever eaten, which is usually hard to guage, as all veggie burgers taste the same.

So, kudos to you, anonymous burger-cook. Perhaps 20 minutes was worth the wait.

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What the Kratt??

April 15, 2010

I work for the Kratt brothers.

For those of you who don’t know who they are, allow me to jog your memory.

They’re the animal loving geniuses behind Kratt’s creatures, Zaboomafoo, and Be the Creature. They’re children’s television gods, and personal idols of mine and pretty much every other child’s who grew up in the nineties.

Oh yeah. I work for them.

Well, not entirely. I intern for them, usually doing script adaption and closed-captioning conforms. It’s riveting work……..but I do it anyway. Plus, it gives me an inside view of their brand new TV project.

I can’t tell you what it is, but it’s gonna be epic.

Yesterday i was calling out line-runs for a recording session with them, so I got to meet them formally for the first time. They’re just normal people, relatively down to earth. It’s so innocence-shattering to meet celebrities in person, though. When I was a kid I assumed the Kratts were sort of above human. They’re just regular guys.

I hope that the work I’m doing for them will pay off and i won’t end up broke/ in a ditch/ broken in a ditch.

Stay tuned for more info!

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Oh god what have I done?

April 13, 2010

Hi everyone.

My name is Emily Adams, and i’m here to talk to you today about writing!

You may be asking yourself “Writing? What’s that?”

Well, if you are, stop talking to yourself. That’s just weird.

Writing is the art of putting a pen to paper, or in this digital age, a cheeto-stained index finger to the keyboard,and putting thoughts, stories, or someone else’s grunt-work out there in the world for all to see.  Writing is awesome, and I want to do it!

Unfortunately, writing is not an easy task. Due to many things beyond any of our control (the negative stereotypes and occasionally, truey-otypes, of artistic temperament, flakeyness, and seclusion), writers often get the short end of the stick.  We recieve small credits, small money, and small recognition.  I want a piece of that action!

So this blog will be my gateway to employment. If you like what you see, let me know. I will probably want to be your friend.