2 days to D-Day
Check back here for updates... as soon as I get the word (well, as soon as I get the word and I'm near a computer), I'll post with -- hopefully -- excellent news!
But in the meantime, you may be wondering what the hell we've been doing... Have we been twiddling our thumbs waiting? Staring at the pink and purple walls of the MTV building? Have we run out of vanilla creamer?
The answers to those questions are no, no, and yes-and-no.
As for the thumb-twiddling, we haven't had time because along with the pilot presentation (which, obviously, has already been shot and edited), the network wants to present some sample storylines for where the show could go in its first season. So yours truly has been spending lots of time bouncing around ideas with Billy, writing them down, sending them to our network execs, getting notes back... then bouncing new ideas, writing them down (along with revised versions of previous ideas), sending them off, getting more notes back... etc. Which basically means that I've had no time to twiddle because I've been typing. Which is a good thing, because I'd much rather be typing than twiddling.
As for staring at the pink and purple walls, we left our offices in the MTV building about a week and a half ago when we completed the final tweaks on the pilot presentation. Since then, "going to work" has consisted of taking my laptop to various restaurants and coffeeshops where they don't mind writers hanging out for hours on end... When you walk into a place and no longer need to look at the menu, you know you've been spending a lot of time there. When you walk into a place and the server immediately brings you your drink order, you know you need to start getting your mail forwarded there. ;-)
And as for the vanilla creamer, the "no" of the yes-and-no means that somewhere there's still a half-full box of vanilla creamer just waiting to be placed in the kitchen of our new offices and as soon as we get picked up and move into our new offices, we will once again have access to it... The "yes" of the yes-and-no means that since we have not yet been picked up, we currently have no offices, and therefore we have no access to that half-full box of creamer. The horror!! Fortunately, I'm a resourceful gal and have discovered a brand new invention: grocery stores. So at least I have vanilla creamer in my home (if not in my various restaurant-offices).
So there you have it. The scoop on what's been happening in the very long time since I last posted. Thank you to those of you who have made comments to these posts... it's nice to know there are folks out there who are rooting for us.
And on that note, I'd like to end this post by giving a "shout out" (as the kids say) to Janice, a freqent blog-reader, contributor-of-comments, and wisher-of-good-luck. Happy belated birthday Janice!!! I'd offer to sing the "happy birthday" song for you, but trust me when I say you should be grateful that blogs are sound-free... Cheers!
Now start crossing those fingers and toes everyone! :-)