Friday, November 28, 2014

Street flora

Brugmansia blooming on the street.  Big and obnoxious and one of my faves...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My wonderful career...

Back on 11/7, I posted that I was supposed to be filming American Horror Story on the 10th.  Well, here's the deal...

Tney have continuously delayed the shoot.  Today I get an email that they're filming on the 2nd. 

Unfortunately, I'm booked into Geostorm on the second.  And the third.  And the 15th of January.   I tell them that.  She's arranged that I can be pulled off Geostorm. 
Unfortunately, as much as I want to be in AHS , the concept of giving up 3 days work for a chance to film something that has already cancelled on me 4+ times isn't feasable. 

So.  There we are.  Dammit. 

Really... I don't know how the hell they get the Damn show on the air with this kind of scheduling.  

Regardless. .. here's hoping everybody is having a great day, and getting ready for thanksgiving.   Go Turkey's!

Monday, November 17, 2014

This acting thing is just soooooo Damn glamorous, ain't it?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Street art

NOLA is big on its street art... I like th ii s one a lot.  

Just for the record, my yarn bomb, a much.more  modest attempt at street art, is still there.... looking a bit worse for wear, but it's still doing its thing...

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Well dang...

It would appear that I will not be filming American Horror Story on Monday.  Just got an email from the casting director and there have been delays on the set. 

So it will happen sometime this week, just NOT Monday and probably not Tuesday. 

Dang Dang Dang.  

You know..this makes it difficult to plan my life.  Just saying.

Bananas...

These are growing outside Saint Vincent's, specifically beside the grotto... 

As ypu can see, some of them were ripening.  Not knowing the specific species/variety,  I asked if they were edible (some bananas aren't) and nobody knew.  Well, i decided I world find out.  

Not as sweet as the dole nanas to get at the store, but being tree ripened they're probably better for you.  Its been an hour now, still alive so im declaring them an occasional breakfast!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Keeping NOLA Wierd...

Well, not that weird, but there we are....


Life has been a bit of a rush lately.  Just finished the first couple of days on GeoStorm,  where i ended up playing an ISS evac worker... filmed walking off the space ship, or space shuttle, or space thingamabob,  dont really know as it was a maze of blue screens and orange cones in the middle of tar mac out at the NASA base, at night in the wind and cold and my sinus cavities are still in revolt. then today... i went in for a costume fitting for.... { drum roll please } American Horror Story.  

Now, I think I've already explained that they don't want you to say anything that gives anything away on these sets.  AHS is serious about it.  Theres a rather serious Confidentiality agreement that was signed.  I will be filming Monday, and i am playing a stagehand in a flashback to a 1937 carnival performance.   Thats all i can say... i will be able to tell yall what episode number it is when i find out... if yall are interested, check back.  If not... well dont bother...

Friday, October 31, 2014

When it rains it pours

And sometimes that's a good thing.   Just got cast for several days on a new movie.  Will have to go in for costume fittings Monday... shooting Wednesday and Thursday.   So I won't be working day labor ( with the immediate pay) next week... I'll have to wait two weeks for the check... that's 210 + 15 costume bump and 15 haircut bump, -taxes.  I got it covered tho.  This day job I have now has already given me 40 hours,  and Saturday will pay me 9 hours overtime.  And the check from astronaut wives club just came in. 

All I have to cover is my rent and some food... so I'm good.  And since St Vincent's finally fixed their community kitchen, I can cook my own stuff for cheap, and of course, on the set you are fed.  Very Very well fed. 

Of course after next week it's back to the temp grind.  There will be more filming days coming up on this project over the next 2 month's.  I'm not supposed to give out many details, and they keep us from doing that by not giving us many. 

Its called Geostorm, as far as I can tell it's a sci-fi disaster kind of thing,  and I'll be NASA mission control. .. other than that, can't tell you much...cause I don't know anything else. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

And life goes on

All right folks... disaster averted... not homeless.  Too close for my taste... but there we are... lots of things are happening in my life tho...,

I am of course watching American Horror Story this year.  Turns out its being filmed down the street, about 3 blocks away, and one of the stars, Mat Fraser, whip plays seal boy is living in the neighbourhood.   I've seen him twice now, and yesterday he was set the coffee house where I get my cafe au lait when I have the funds for a $4 cup of coffee (not lately) but I didn't see him because I was at work. 

You read right... work... day Labour people FINALLY came through... at the last minute on my last day. 

Grunt work for grunt pay, but it's a three week job.

They're turning a 1920's bank building into condos, and I do things like scrape the walls for the plaster crew, move materials up 18 flights, sweep floors... you know... grunt work.  And I thankfully get underpaid every day.

So.  There we are. 

This is the fire escape stairwell.  As access stairs they're actually impressive.  Marble floors, and under that bad 1940s green enamel paint, those stair banisters are solid copper. 
In modern stairs, you're lucky if you get unpainted drywall, these are being replastered, and yes, ive scraped all 18 floors of it.  Not fun.

You see,  after Katrina and Gustav,  so many people had left NOLA that businesses didn't have workers... so the businesses relocated.  This left downtown a wasteland if empty buildings, and many of them are now being repurposed into condos or apartments. 

And of course, tbey have major cool architectural details.... and solid bronze elevator doors.

And stuff.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

About this PayPal thing...

Well... yesterdays post was not about me begging for money.  It was just me venting frustration. 

Yeah, things are a little bad at the moment, And yeah I may end up spending a few days in a shelter... but worse things have happened. 

It's very heartwarming to know that there are people out there who want me to.set up a donation button so they can send me money.  Well,  I'm confined to an android at the moment And copying code into html files is kind of beyond this phones capabilities... 

All I can say is that if you really want to send me something,  for which I will be eternally grateful, you can send it via PayPal to blueukeduke@yahoo.com