My Gameplan for the Rest of 2017

You know amidst the ever-flowing changes of life, some things take a backseat. And while these changes can be inexplicably altering, they too can prohibit one from properly expressing his or her self in their typical way.

If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been working on a television show. Many of my readers are people I know and so to the dozens of you, this comes as no surprise. But to those of you who may only know me from this blog, I have been neglecting you… and myself. Continue reading

My Cancer Story Ch. 57 “Up In Flames”

Chapter 57: “Up In Flames”

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I had been basking in the memories of my life in real-time for the entirety of the fourteen months since treatment had ended. It was an immense feeling that I had hoped would rub off on others in the world. I was more present in interactions with my friends and loved ones than ever before and I went out of my way to make plans with them– and FOLLOWED THROUGH with said plans. I had found a cheat code in the video game of life dubbed “Extra Life.”

 

Cancer did all of this? Huh, maybe there’s something to near-death from which we could learn.

 

Luckily, many people who had experienced this ordeal with me had also found similar rejuvenation in his or her relationships. Some of my Dad’s family made more time for one another and tore open the lines of communication from a once drought-ridden trickle to a steady, flowing stream. My Mom’s side chose to spend more time with my recently widowed Memére (but that wasn’t because of my experience). Yes, the worst of times can bring out the best in people. But can that nobility and camaraderie persist?

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My Cancer Story Ch. 56 “Moving Out of the First House”

Chapter 55: “Moving Out of the First House”

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Ever since my battle with cancer, memories were something that I was compelled to create in abundance. Those memories didn’t need to be tied intrinsically to monumental moments in my life but also derived from simple things such as melodies and quiet nights at home. This next memory, however, involved an event of middling proportions: the departure from my very first home rental… and return to living with my parents.

 

Memories indeed.

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My Cancer Story Ch. 55 “Memories: Old and New”

Chapter 55: “Memories: Old and New”

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It may not seem like it’s been that long since treatment to your fine readers, but by this time, I had begun treatment over seventeen months ago and after all that time, I still had the Port-a-Cath (from which to draw blood) in my chest, you know, just in case. I had wondered for how long I would keep this third nipple, but the time had come where they deemed it ready for removal. This was a huge milestone for me. This symbolic moment told me that they were confident that I wouldn’t need the Port-A-Cath any longer.

 

Sure, I was nowhere near the five-year confidence threshold, but nevertheless, it was a cause for celebration. In an effort to commemorate such a moment, I wanted to get the removal on film. The procedure was to be conducted during an in-office visit and so, I knew the sterilization process wasn’t drastic enough to prohibit a camera.

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N64- Our Morning Podcast Thing With Kevin

We should have used this episode for video game movies… Oh well! This episode is amazing nevertheless! We talk films that changed directors, movies based on existing television shows, and the topic that is most like a David Copperfield “Magic Through the TV Act.” Special Guest, Comedian, Actor, and Writer, Kevin Masterson, joins us to read our casting types based on our initial look.

For reference, here are our photos for the second topic: Kevin | Jamie | Alex

Setting the Tone (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Films that Changed Directors During Shooting (7:04)

Okja (18:04)

The Working Actor’s Workshop Thing With Kevin Masterson (20:22)

Films Made From TV Shows (43:14)

#52PickUp– The Addams Family (55:14)

Plugs and Close (1:03:27)

WE PITCH A STEFAN MOVIE [Bill Hader contact us!] (1:09:59)

Alex’s Communal Movie ANNOUNCED! (1:14:11)

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim | Kevin

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.

LINKS

TheBombDotComDotCom.com –Kevin’s Website

–Kevin’s Short Film, Les Hommes Sans

–My Morning Talk Show Thing With Kevin Facebook Page

–Pilot of The Last Man on Earth

–Robin Williams Singing Blame Canada!

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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My Cancer Story Ch. 54 “Death and Taxes”

Chapter 54: “Death and Taxes”

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Worst-case scenario, that would be a great term to describe my spending habits. See, I was always terrible with money (See: Chapter 14), but I had never expected to have to fight with the Government for money until maybe age sixty-five. You know, when Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except Death and Taxes” he sure as hell didn’t know about the horrors of Supplemental Security Income (or SSI). When I first fell ill, I was informed that I was able to apply for SSI payments during my hospitalization due to my inability to work.

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Hold Onto Your Loved Ones

This past Saturday, I was making my usual rounds driving for Lyft. I usually let the rides dictate where I go for the most part, so I am able to explore this great county called Los Angeles (and sometimes, Orange County too). So when I got sent up to the Canoga Park area, I barely batted an eye.

 

After that ride was completed, I quickly picked up another woman with a few bags headed close to home, the Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank. When I pulled up to the curb, she frantically threw her bags inside and immediately apologized that this might be a terrible ride for me.

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