Ft. Lauderdale recap

This is a bit belated, but I'm back from Ft. Lauderdale and am happy to report that my very first trip there was a smashing success.  I got to hang out at the pride event, meet some of the Logo folks, and the best part:  I got to meet a bunch of Ft. Lauderdalians!!  (Ft. Lauderdidians?) Point being, it was a great time.

To all of you who came up to say hello:  THANK YOU!!  I had a blast at the event and it was so much fun to meet you, take pictures with you, and hear your feedback about the show...  I hope you all had a great time as well.

On a sidenote, my cohort at the event, Paolo from the Big Gay Sketch Show, can be described in one word: FUNNY!  And sweet and charming, as well... so I guess that's more than one word after all.   If you haven't seen BGSS yet, do check it out.  Some of the clips are available on the Logo web site.  It's so, so funny.

And on another sidenote, Ft. Lauderdale is simply beautiful.  Look at that water!  The trees!  The lovely spring rain!  Well, you can't see the lovely spring rain in the photo - but trust me, it was there...

(this was the view from my hotel room - I know, I know, what a terrible place to stay, right?)   ;-)

And finally, because I simply have to treat myself to room service at least once whenever I stay in a hotel, I also took the opportunity to photograph the cute mini-Tabasco that came with my breakfast.  You'll also notice a cup of tea next to it... it was yummy.  

(in case you're wondering, the answer is:  no, I didn't put the Tabasco into my tea)

I'm leaving shortly for Nashville and am really looking forward to the trip.  I will try to post from the film festival, so stay tuned for that.

Also, I have a really funny - well, funny to me - anecdote about being an actor in LA LA land, which I will try to post later today.  Here's a two-word sneak preview:  Clone Wars.  ;-)

More soon!

UPDATE:  An anonymous Nashvillian (Nashvillonian?) wanted to know what I'd be doing out there in Nashville...  Well, other than taking random photos of small Tabasco bottles, I'll be on the "actor turned filmmaker" panel and at a couple of evening events.  See you there!


Dinah recap - and some upcoming events

Whew...  I'm back, I've recovered, and I got to keep my fashion show outfits!!!  Thanks, Peeler!  :-)

The Dinah Shore weekend was a blast. I performed with some of the gals from "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (who are hilarious!) during the Ladies of Logo comedy hour, did an all-improv show with the ladies of afterellen (including the lovely Marnie, who plays Sam in XO), made some announcements at the pool, pretended to be a supermodel during the fashion show, did a bunch of interviews, and stopped for a lot of photos. 

Oh, and did I mention, I got to meet: PAT BENATAR!!! She was the headlining performer on Saturday night and absolutely, positively rocked the house with her performance. She was amazing! AMAZING!!  The only way I can manage to pull together half her energy is when I'm loaded with coffee.

That said, I'd like to add that my day is starting off quite energetically, thank you very much... Maybe not Pat Benatar energetically - but behold what I have right next to me on my desk:

If you pick up your computer monitor and turn it upside down, you'll notice that the coffee is actually smiling at me...   Cheery, isn't it!

Okay, back to the Dinah - because I would be completely remiss if I didn't also mention that the thing I loved most about this past weekend was getting to talk to people who had seen "Exes & Ohs" (last year, the show wasn't out yet and most people hadn't even heard of it). It was just so great to get that feedback in person... everyone we met was friendly, positive, and incredibly respectful.  It was such a pleasure to be there, and I really hope we can return next year...

As for me, I am about to start packing my bags because I've got two really cool events coming up!  This Sunday, I'll be at the Ft. Lauderdale pride event... and next weekend (I don't know the days yet) I'll be at the Nashville Film Festival.  I've never been to either city and am really excited to visit!  Hopefully I'll remember to do a better job with photos so I can post them here...  :-)

Once I'm back, I'll be gearing up for the GLAAD media awards on April 26.  "Exes & Ohs" is nominated for best comedy series alongside “Ugly Betty” (ABC), “Desperate Housewives” (ABC), “Sarah Silverman” (Comedy Central), and “The War at Home” (FOX).  Um... WOW!

Then on May 20, the "Exes & Ohs" season 1 DVD comes out!!!!!  I can't give you details yet, but trust me when I say that this will be an exciting release... with super-cool bonus materials... and you will want to mark it on your calendars!

May 20 is also the day of the NBA draft lottery, and I'm currently weighing my options.  Should I leave the entertainment business for a career in professional basketball?  I don't know.  I just don't know.   It's a really tough decision.  

I need another cup of coffee.  I have to think about all this...    


greetings from the Dinah!

Good morning, all! And greetings from he Dinah Shore Weekend in always-sunny (and always windy) Palm Springs. I've been having a fantastic time out here... I wish I had a bunch of pictures to share but sadly all my grand ideas of taking photos and maybe some videos went right out the window because I've been so busy. But this morning, I was able to take a lovely photo of where I'm writing from:

And here's what I get to look at when I'm not staring at my laptop screen:

Rough life, huh?  ;-)

Sadly, I have to get going (another full day ahead) but I will write more later and give you all the scoop on what's been happening out here - and how I managed to make it through the fashion show without falling on my head.

Have a great day!!!