I SURVIVED HOT DOCS 2010 AND I DIDN’T EVEN GET A T-SHIRT!

May 16th, 2010

True story.

On the last day of the festival I went to the main box office to buy a t-shirt to prove that I had been a part of the wonderful madness that is Hot Docs but of course all  t-shirts were sold out! I had two choices at that point: A Hot Docs thermos or a Hot Docs umbrella. In the end I went for the umbrella so I paid my $20 and I was off.

Part of me wished that a rainstorm would hit just so I could get my moneys worth.                                                                                Well it didn’t rain but all in all, it was a wild ride!

Let’s re-cap the whole Hot Docs experience, working backwards shall we?

By the way, not that you asked but right now I’m listening to a reggae-fied version of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by Easy Star All-Stars. Yeah mon.

Ok, where was I? Oh yes, a re-cap.

SUN MAY 9TH

Last day of Hot Docs and a sold out screening of THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE at the Cumberland 3 in Yorkville. This was a nice way to wrap up the festival. We had three screenings in all; two were open to the public and they both sold out very quickly, the other one was part of the Docs for Schools program, which is organized for students across Ontario. We were in the company of some great films and talented filmmakers so that what was pretty cool. Have a look if you are so inclined:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/youth/docs_for_schools/2010_docs_for_schools_selections/

The audience reaction from all three screenings was overwhelmingly positive! I have to say that there’s no greater thrill than knowing that you’ve helped to create something that makes people laugh, cry and squirm.

For those of you that came out looking for the gross out factor, I think it’s safe to say that we delivered that to you in a super sized package.

But the thing that I really love about this film is how many layers it has and how quickly it switches gears from something as disgusting as watching Pete eat a massive ball of ribs to then seeing him a moment later in a heartfelt and tearful embrace with his Mom- this was easily one of the most heartbreaking scenes. I could hear people crying in the audience and I have to admit I was one of them- even after watching it a hundred times.

At the Sunday screening during the Q & A we had a man and woman in the audience who admitted to having struggled with their own eating disorder. It was actually quite touching. I really hope this film helps those suffering from anorexia to feel like it’s not hopeless and that they’re not alone because it’s an awful illness. Anything is possible if you believe and you’re determined!

Lots of other interesting questions popped up during the Q & A but mostly people just wanted to know how Pete does what he does. Yes indeed, ladies and gentleman…that boy is a natural born eater!!

By the way, now I’m listening to the soundtrack to a strange little movie called Wristcutters: A Lover Story. It’s fantastic!

SAT MAY 8TH

For most of Hot Docs, I was either doing interviews or attending various seminars so today I decided to actually watch some documentaries. I managed to catch two tearjerkers that I really enjoyed: Monica & David and Leave them Laughing.

Monica & David is the story of a Down syndrome couple and it’s wonderful! It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with these two. The documentary begins two weeks before their wedding and follows them a year into their life together as a married couple. It’s a really sweet film and probably one of my favourites from everything I saw.

Right after Monica & David I hightailed it to my next screening.

Leave Them Laughing is a perfect example of how important it is to have an interesting documentary subject. Carla Zilbersmith is a feisty 46-year-old writer/singer/performer. She’s got a quick wit and a very dark sense of humour- she is also dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Here’s a direct quote from Carla: “When life f**ks you up the ass, employ the lube of laughter.” Wise words indeed!

The one thing I wasn’t crazy about was the actual way this was filmed. Many of the interviews took place in front a green screen with various images added in afterwards. I found the whole thing kind of distracting….but as a story and a subject, this was a home run!

FRI MAY 7TH

I got up early this morning, watched To Sir With Love and wrote a review of that film for my on air gig hosting The Film Can on Treasure HD.

http://www.treasurehd.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163:art-filmcan&catid=9:catf&Itemid=3

After that, I switched gears and made it down to Hot Docs central, did a bit of schmoozing and attended the awards presentation at the Isabel Theatre followed by the Awards reception at the Windsor Arms. I definitely could have used that umbrella I bought two days later because it was raining something fierce!!!

THURS MAY 6TH

Today was a mixed bag. The morning started off early with Pete and I doing a pre-taped  interview with Jane Hawtin on CBC radio’s Metro Morning.

Then we rushed to the Bloor Cinema for a special screening of the doc.  This was a different audience. It was a theatre filled with kids from various schools around Ontario. I think they really got a kick out of Pete’s special ‘talent’ because they swarmed him afterwards during the Q&A. We may have a new generation of competitive eaters coming forward soon!

After the screening of our film, I attended an informative seminar on the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. Then it was off to Happy Hour to network and schmooze with various buyers and distributors. I met some interesting people and had a few pretty good conversations regarding other projects I’d like to develop so we’ll see what happens.

At 7pm, I made it to the Isabel Bader Theatre for a screening of Nenette. On paper, this film really shouldn’t work but I’ve got to say I hope that you all get a chance to see it because I was completely mesmerized by it!!

Basically the whole documentary takes place at a French zoo with the cameras locked off on several orangutans- but the star of the show is Nenette. Through the whole film we hear various tourists and visitors commenting on Nenette and company from behind the glass- but we never see them. It was an incredibly simple but poetic doc. Nenette was definitely one of my favourites!

My intention was to go see Adrien Grenier’s Teenage Paparazzo but that screening didn’t start until 9:30pm so I opted instead to drive my ass home.

A long but productive day!

WED MAY 5TH

I realize now that I’m the type of person who is happiest when there is a lot going on around me. Ok, maybe ‘happy’ isn’t the right word but in some strange way, I get off on the nervous energy that comes with juggling many different balls in the air.

As if I wasn’t busy enough promoting THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE, I’m also working out all the details for an upcoming shoot for a TV pilot. So this morning started with a conference call with some of the key players involved with this shoot.

I can’t say too much about what the TV show is but it’s very detailed and requires a lot of planning- good times!

What else happened today? Oh yeah, I did an interview with CityTV.ca. Check it out at the link below:

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/entertainment/movies/article/76454–from-anorexia-to-eating-contests-chatting-with-the-director-of-furious-pete

Again I was hoping to catch some films at Hot Docs after all the phone calls and emails were taken care of there was no time…

TUES MAY 4TH

What’s on the menu for today?

Ahhh yes, another interview to promote THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE…he pimping continues my friends!

This interview was for a show called The Electric Playground. If you missed it, here it is:

http://www.elecplay.com/watch/20/120/3/23/

I also went to an interesting and informative seminar about the importance of a creating a really great demo when pitching your project to a broadcaster. The class was called Anatomy of a Trailer and the guest speaker was Fernanda Rossi aka the Doc Doctor.

I’ve always thought that having a strong demo, trailer, whatever you want to call it, is very important because first of all, it visually shows the broadcaster what you are taking about so much more so than just a one sheet pitch.

Second of all, it shows whoever you are pitching that you are able to convey your message clearly and concisely….and when you are asking somebody to give you money, you better be able to put his or her mind at ease that you know what you’re doing.

I’m actually really happy with the official trailer for our doc because in 3:30 seconds, you’re taken on this really crazy, absurd and emotional roller coaster ride. I think you get a sense of what the doc has to offer but you’re left hungry for more- sorry, pardon the bad pun.

Later that night, I made an appearance at the Steam Whistle Brewery for a Hot Docs party. Nothing to exciting too report. Had a couple beers, some poutine, chatted with a few people and called it a night.

MON MAY 3RD

I’ve got a very busy today!

Two back to back interviews: ET Canada with my buddy and one of the nicest guys in broadcasting Rick Campanelli and Naked News- for those of you wondering, no the person who interviewed Pete and I was not naked and thankfully neither were we!

The ET Canada interview took place at Lone Star, which is where we shot the end credits of the film with three different cameras in real time as Pete devoured a 72-ounce steak. You have to see this massive slab of meat in person to really get a sense of the sheer bigness of it!

Lone Star were nice enough to grill one up for us on camera for the interview and afterwards, Rick, Pete, Jay (cameraman), Andrea (publicist), Sue (Lonestar) and I did our best to eat as much of it as possible but we barely made a dent in it. Pete was busy with some fajitas; otherwise it would have been gone in record time.

After the interviews were done, it was time for more Hot Docs seminars.

I don’t know if it was the lack of an air-conditioned room or the tiny desks but I felt like I was back in school.

FRI MAY 30TH

Today is the big day!!!

It’s the World premiere of The Story of Furious Pete. Hot Docs 2010 baby!!

I’ve been so busy in the weeks leading up to the festival doing interviews and promoting the film that I haven’t allowed myself the opportunity to really absorb what is happening here. This is huge. Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary film festival and this is their 17th and biggest year ever. Over 2,400 films were submitted and roughly 170 were selected. Our film was one of them! This was the first time I had actually submitted a film to Hot Docs so I was totally unaware how hard or how easy it was to actually make it into a festival like this. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

Anyway, as I drove down to the Royal Cinema, I was slightly overcome with emotion. We had a sold-out show and aside from some friends and family who were attending, basically it was a bunch of people I didn’t know who bought a ticket to see this film because they were intrigued enough to want to see more. The pressure!

As an added bonus, I thought it might make for an interesting media photo op if we stage a watermelon-eating contest before the screening. It was Furious Pete vs. two guys who didn’t stand a chance but it sure as hell was funny to watch!! Global, City News and Omni all came out to cover it for the evening news so that was cool.

And then it was time to turn the lights off and watch the show.

Other than my wife and a couple other people, this was the first time that a theatre filled with people would be watching The Story of Furious Pete.

I was a little freaked out by that idea.

The whole thing was a blur. I remember people laughing, I remember people being grossed out, I remember people crying and I kind of remember a Q & A afterwards.

It really was a great night!

I had a few goals for this film: I wanted to show people something they’ve never seen before, I wanted to open up a discussion about male anorexia which is a topic we don’t often hear about and I wanted people to be entertained for 85 minutes. Ultimately, I wanted people to NOT be bored!! Judging by people’s reactions, I think we succeeded.

A quick thanks to a few people who helped make this film happen: My producing partner and editor Igal Hecht, Director of photography Chris Sherry and of course Pete Czerwinski for trusting me with some very personal details.

Oh, and of course, thank you to Omni Television for getting behind this project. After we make the rounds on the festival circuit, it will air on that channel in the fall sometime.

Peace and Good vibes,                                                                                                                                                                                         George Tsioutsioulas

P.S. here are some links for various press on THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2010/04/30/f-story-of-furious-pete-competitive-eating.html - CBC NEWS

http://dev.video.citytv.com/video/78481143001/The-Story-of-Furious-Pete/ - BREAKFAST TELEVISION

http://watch.ctv.ca/etalk/this-week/etalk—tuesday-april-27-2010/#clip294943 - ETALK

http://news.ca.msn.com/entertainment/article.aspx?cp-documentid=24120873 - MSN

http://entertainment.yahoo.ca/s/capress/100503/entertainment/film_furious_pete - YAHOO

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/entertainment/movies/article/76454–from-anorexia-to-eating-contests-chatting-with-the-director-of-furious-pete - CITYTV.CA

http://www.insidetoronto.com/what%27s%20on/article/661647–scarborough-native-s-film-screens-at-documentary-festival - SCARBOROUGH MIRROR

http://biographical-documentaries.suite101.com/article.cfm/george-tsioutsioulas-the-story-of-furious-pete - SUITE 101

http://travel-adventure-documentaries.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-story-of-furious-pete - SUITE 101

http://www.elecplay.com/watch/20/120/3/23/ - THE ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND

http://www.nowtoronto.com/movies/story.cfm?content=174725 - NOW MAGAZINE

http://citynews.video.citytv.com/video/82373912001/Furious-Pete/  - City TV news

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100503/hot-docs-czerwinski-100503/20100503?hub=EntertainmentV2 - CTV NEWS

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/how-furious-pete-went-from-anorexia-to-extreme-eater/article1550311/ - GLOBE & MAIL

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100428/hot-docs-film-festival-00429/20100429/?hub=TorontoNewHome - CTV.CA

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/hot-docs-review-the-story-of-furious-pete.php - FILM SCHOOL REGECTS

http://docspace.ca/Furious_Pete - DOC SPACE

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2943784  - NATIONAL POST (Pete’s interview)

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2945771 - NATIONAL POST (overview on hot docs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8hGgx8zNdw - THE EDGE

http://www.newstalk1010.com/media/1121021/George+Tsioutsioulas+and+Furious+Pete+Czerwinski+ - NEWS TALK 1010

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/hype/cinemania-hype/2010/03/24/five-of-the-hottest-docs-at-hot-docs/ - TORONTO LIFE

http://www.shalomlife.com/eng/9331/The_Story_of_Furious_Pete_to_Debut_at_Hot_Docs/Page1/ - SHALOM LIFE

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/801857–what-s-on-hot-docs-fest-looks-at-human-condition - STAR

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:sZ-p_pVW4ncJ:insidemovies.moviefone.com/2010/05/09/hot-docs-the-story-of-furious-pete/+THE+STORY+OF+FURIOUS+PETE&cd=54&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a - MOVIE FONE

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/movies/capsule-reviews/article1551455/?cmpid=rss1 - GLOBE & MAIL

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cS9mmIAqCawJ:m.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/movies/capsule-reviews/article1551455/%3Fservice%3Dmobile%26page%3D10+george+tsioutsioulas&cd=120&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a -GLOBE & MAIL

http://torontoist.com/2010/04/hot_docs_friday_cooking_competitive_eating_and_living_with_murder.php - TORONTOIST

http://www.exclaim.ca/motionreviews/latestsub.aspx?csid1=143&csid2=871&fid1=46175 - EXCLAIM

http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/2010/04/28/13750511.html - CANOE

http://www.eyeweekly.com/article/89233 - EYE WEEKLY

http://www.moviefone.ca/2010/04/29/hot-docs-furious-pete/ - AOL / MOVIEFONE

http://www.samaritanmag.com/goods/competitive-eater-wolfs-down-food-for-ms-society - SAMARITIN MAGAZINE

http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/news/feature.html - McMaster NEWSLETTER

http://www.indiewire.com/article/2010/05/10/dispatch_from_toronto_hot_docs_10_secrets_eclectics_lands/ - INDIEWIRE

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2010/03/23/hotdocs-launch.html - CBC.CA

http://www.mississauga.com/community/article/80773–furious-pete-is-ready-to-eat - MISSISSAUGA.COM

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100323/hot_docs_100323/20100323/?hub=TorontoNewHome - CTV.CA

http://www.nationalpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=2718741 - NATIONAL POST

http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/theampersand/archive/2010/03/23/hot-docs-babies-bhutto-and-rush.aspx - NATIONAL POST

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:CqhVUe91tY0J:www.finalgirlproject.com/%3Fp%3D1891+george+tsioutsioulas&cd=25&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a - THE FINAL GIRL PROJECT / BLOG

http://www.pubsub.com/Hot-Docs-Planner-Air-Drumming-Competitive-Eating-and-Living-With-Murder-Rock-Band-481ImpWQjIuS - pub sub

http://thetfs.ca/2010/05/01/review-the-story-of-furious-pete-hot-docs/ - TORONTO FILM SCENE

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:S4dTGYUb8PMJ:www.blackhatmedia.ca/index.php%3Fpr%3DThe_Story_of_Furious_Pete+the+story+of+furious+pete&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a - BLACK HAT MEDIA

http://www.blogto.com/film/2010/04/hot_docs_2010_preview_part_3/ - BLOG TO

http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-5733718/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYWNsZWFucy5jYS9hcnRpY2xlLmpzcD9jb250ZW50PWUwMzI1OTYwMjM= - MACLEANS.CA

http://fusionnutritioninc.blogspot.com/2009/08/furious-pete-at-sausage-fest.html - BODYBUILDING.COM

http://www.hotdocs.ca/youth/docs_for_schools/2010_docs_for_schools_selections/ - HOT DOCS (DOCS FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2010/30/c7515.html - CENTENNIAL COLLEGE NEWS WIRE

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e1_Q_05vl7EJ:www.centennialcollegeblog.com/+global+furious+pete&cd=16&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a - CENTENNIAL COLLEGE BLOG

MEDIA, SOLD OUT SCREENING & IQ TESTS

April 27th, 2010

Hello boys and girls…

I hope you’re all doing great on this Tuesday morning!
I’m listening to the Howard Stern show right now on Sirius XM- it’s the one thing that keeps me sane during the day so I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. The topic at hand as I write this blog is IQ tests. Howard is planning on setting up some IQ tests for his staff so should be interesting to hear what the results are. Everyone is taking bets on who’s stupider. Are these tests still given out?? Have any of you ever taken this test? There’s a few people I can think of that I would love to have examined.

IQ tests aside, I’ve been extremely busy these last few weeks getting ready for Hot Docs and doing a bunch of press. Hopefully you’ve all seen or read the various coverage. We’ve been featured in the National Post, the Globe & Mail, the Scarborough Mirror, Now Magazine, Breakfast Television, NewsTalk 1010, 680 News, eTalk, Post City Magazine, CBC, AOL, Daytime Toronto, Doc Space, York Region Newspaper, Omni, Suite 101, Associated Press, Bravo and Toronto Life Magazine.

There’s more to come so stay tuned and if you haven’t joined our Facebook fan page yet please do so and spread the word:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/GI-PRODUCTIONS/291766843154?ref=ts

Well, the big premiere of THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE is this Friday and I’m happy to report that tickets have sold out for the Royal Cinema!! There’s still some tickets available for the second screening at the Cumberland theatre. Hope you can all make it out…it’s gonna be a good time! I’m still working out the details but it looks we’re going to set up a little watermelon eating contest before the screening. News cameras are welcome to come out and cover the contest. Also, if anybody out there wants to go head to head with Furious Pete, start doing your stretching exercises NOW!

By the way, if anybody wants to pick up tickets for the screening on Sunday May 9th to this link:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_story_of_furious_pete

Ok, that’s it for now. Peace and good vibes to you all!

G.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

April 9th, 2010

Let’s call this the calm before the storm.

That’s not to say that the last few weeks have not been busy because they totally have but I have a feeling that leading up to our world premiere screening of my documentary The Story of Furious Pete at HOT DOCS 2010, things are going to get even crazier!!

Below are a few various articles that have been written about my upcoming documentary and there is a lot more press scheduled.

Breathe in…breathe out…repeat.

CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2010/03/23/hotdocs-launch.html

NATIONAL POST:

http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/theampersand/archive/2010/03/23/hot-docs-babies-bhutto-and-rush.aspx

http://www.nationalpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=2718741

CTV:

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100323/hot_docs_100323/20100323/?hub=TorontoNewHome

TORONTO LIFE:

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/hype/cinemania-hype/2010/03/24/five-of-the-hottest-docs-at-hot-docs/

SHALOM LIFE:

http://www.shalomlife.com/eng/9331/The_Story_of_Furious_Pete_to_Debut_at_Hot_Docs/Page1/

DOCS FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/youth/docs_for_schools/2010_docs_for_schools_selections/

RED DEER ADVOCATE:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oODaixLBHwsJ:www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/entertainment/Film_fest_to_feature_Soderbergh_Grenier_89021582.html+george+tsioutsioulas&cd=69&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=firefox-a

SCARBOROUGH MIRROR:

http://www.insidetoronto.com/what%27s%20on/article/661647–scarborough-native-s-film-screens-at-documentary-festival

Aside from the world premiere at Hot Docs, The Story of Furious Pete has also been selected to appear at The Okanagan International Film Festival as well as International Festival South Africa. I should have more news to announce in the next few days.

Adios for now!!!

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OFFICIAL POSTER FOR THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE

March 24th, 2010

BIG NEWS!

March 24th, 2010

The plan was to write about the big announcement yesterday but I got sucked into a whirlwind that I could not get out of!

Ok, so here it is.

At 9:30am I was at a press conference as the announcements were made for the line-up for Hot Docs 2010. I’ve been sitting on this news for a weeks now and it’s been killing me so indulge me as I bust out the caps to say:

I AM VERY PROUD AND EXCITED THAT MY DOCUMENTARY HAS BEEN SELECTED TO APPEAR IN THE LARGEST DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA…AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD!!

Ok, I feel better now. For those who don’t know the story, or haven’t seen the new trailer, please take a few minutes and check out: http://www.furiouspetedocumentary.com/ for more.

After the press conference, Pete and I did a bunch of interviews with Bravo, CP24, Etalk/CTV, Rogers TV, Canadian Press, National Post, CBC, and Toronto Star. It was strange being on the other side of things after spending 17 years being the guy on TV who asks the questions. There really is an art form in learning how to say the same thing differently every time!

Anyway, I will be posting those interviews as soon as possible.

And so it begins. I can’t wait for everybody to come out for the premiere. We have 3 screenings scheduled during Hot Docs as of right now. Visit the following link for more info:

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/the_story_of_furious_pete

And here is the official poster for the film:

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That’s it for now. More updates coming soon!
Peace and good vibes,
G.

A NEW DECADE

January 7th, 2010

Wow, it’s been a loooooooong time since my last update!

Ok, let’s see if I can sum up the last few months…I started a new production company called G.I. Productions, and I produced/directed a crazy documentary about one of the greatest professional competitive eaters in the world who ironically also happens to be a former anorexic. That doc is called THE STORY OF FURIOUS PETE and I am very excited to share it with everyone.

By the way, go to www.furiouspetedocumentary.com to see a 2 minute promo if you are so inclined.

Right now, we are entering various film festivals around the world trying to create some buzz before the doc eventually airs on Omni Television sometime in 2010.

In between that production, I managed to produce and direct 3 PSA’s, all of which can be seen at www.youtube.com/gtsioutsioulas.

What else?? Oh yeah, on the on air front…my travel show The Hospitality Guide was picked up by CTV’s Travel + Escape and I’ve also been hosting something called The Film Can on Treasure HD which basically entails me watching, reviewing and introducing classic movies.

On a side note, right now I’m listening to a fantastic song by The Flaming Lips called ‘the sparrow looks up at the machine’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7BdGmJRHFY Love it!!

Some other very exciting projects are in the works so I’ll have more news on that soon.

Aside from work, my little Dude is growing at an alarming rate! Hands down, he’s the best thing in my life….I’m going to kiss him now.

A new decade is here ladies and gentlemen and I’m excited for what comes next! The best is yet to come…stay tuned!!!images

WOLFPACK OF ONE

June 10th, 2009

Hahahahahah, just saw The Hangover. It’s funny cuz it’s true…well everything except for the naked chinese guy in the trunk- that’s just akward.

EASTBOUND AND DOWN

June 2nd, 2009

Just discovered this show on HBO. It is hilarious!!! Watch it now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUiOP3-m2oM

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

May 25th, 2009

My favourite book when I was growing up was The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. Loved it! It was one of those stories that you got lost in as a kid. I still remember that part in the book when the kids first discovered Narnia after stepping deeper and deeper into the wardrobe. The words were so descriptive and the premise was so fantastical that it was impossible not to imagine yourself a character in the story- by the way, I just had a debate with my wife about whether ‘fantastical’ is a word. I win. Anyway, when the movie came out a couple years ago, as good as it was, there was no way it was going to live up to my expectations. So here I am now watching the sequel. Halfway through it now. So far, so good…it’s not really a kids movie though but I am looking forward to getting my little dude into all the C.S Lewis books when he’s a little older. Ok, enough typing right now. Back to the movie. Word!narnia_poster

Welcome to my blog! Here’s a little bit about me…

May 23rd, 2009

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Robin Sharma ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferarri’. This is my second read through. Love it!

WHAT TIME IS IT NOW? 11:12am.

FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? Scrabble or Connect Four. I’m old school baby!

FAVOURITE MAGAZINE? Blender

BABIES? Yes indeed. Lucas…damn that kid is cute!!

FAVOURITE SMELL? Mmmmm…Vanilla. Don’t know why but it gets me everytime!

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Not knowing.

FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IN THE MORNING? Where am I?

FUTURE CHILD’S NAME? If it’s a girl, Zoe. If it’s another boy, heaven help me!

FAVOURITE COLOUR? Yellow.

WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE? Ruling the world. Oops…did I say that out loud?

FAVOURITE FOOD! Pizza. Even when it’s bad, it’s good.

IF YOU COULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Bouzouki. Gotta represent my Greek peeps.

WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Monte Carlo. Stop laughing.

WHO IS THE PERSON FROM YOUR PAST YOU WISH YOU COULD GO BACK AND TALK TO? I never got to know my father’s father because he died when my dad was very young. I would love to have a conversation with him.

FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Vodka & 7

DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? Not unless I’m being forced to.

EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Yep…and I highly recommend it.

GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? It was full just a minute ago. Hey, who’s been drinking from my glass??

FAVOURITE MOVIE? I can’t narrow it down to one. How about Top 5: Fight Club, Life is Beautiful, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, and Jacob’s Ladder.

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED? Dunno. Afraid to look.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST AMBITION? Does ruling the world count?

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR? Failure.

IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE WHERE WOULD IT BE? Give me an ocean in my backyard and I’m a happy camper.

BEACH, MOUNTAINS OR CITY? Beach but mountains are a close second.

COMEDY OR HORROR? Either/Or.

FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY? Just before the sun goes down, that’s the magic hour.

THE LAST CD YOU BOUGHT? Oh man, I can’t remember…it’s been awhile!

WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT, STRONG IN MIND OR STRONG IN BODY? A little bit from column A and a little bit from column B.

WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? I don’t know how to sleep in. I usually start thinking about crawling out of bed around 5am.

WHAT MAKES YOU REALLY ANGRY? Ignorance…and people who don’t give you the ‘thank you wave’ when you let them into your driving lane.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SPORTS CAR OR SUV? Sports car.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN AFTERLIFE? Sure, why not? What do I have to lose?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON? Fall. I can’t stand extreme humidity or extreme cold.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? How cool would it be to fly??

DO YOU HAVE A TATTOO, WHAT IS IT? One, it’s at the top of my right arm by my shoulder and I got it a long time ago. It’s kind of faded now but it’s of those two masks ‘Comedy and Tragedy’ with the words ‘Theatre of the Mind’.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DAY? Saturday mornings, there’s nothing better.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER SUSHI OR HAMBURGER? I’m a meataterian so I’ve got to go for the burger.

IF YOU COULD TAKE A VACATION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE? Galapagos Islands. I want to hang with 200 year old turtles.

CAN YOU JUGGLE? Literally? No. Figuratively speaking, yes…everyday.

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