Friday, October 21, 2011

My little old slave house in Central City New Orleans.

Sophie workin' on her skills!! She gonna be a cooker girl.

Buying veggie oil from Kirk in Kentucky 10/3/11

Settling Into New Orleans

Getting back into the groove of life in New Orleans. It's a pretty fun place to be and once you accept something for what it is instead of wishing it was something else, things get a little easier. I was lamenting that New Orleans has no mountains or rocks, but now I am pumped to explore the bayous and swamps a little bit and see some country. And horsepens 40 is only one long days drive away if I really need to go climbing I can take a few days out of town.

Still hoping to get onto some productions here, and doing some good networking and outreach, so something will happen. Trailer is set up in the backyard of the Zeigtgeist movie place on OC Haley and will be selling wraps there in addition, I think, to the saint which is a late night bar in the lower garden dist. off of magazine. I hope to find someone who wants to stay up that late, cause I don't want to do that all the time, but it could be a good little money maker as late night food is not that good here and not that plentiful either.

Anyway, here are some more videos of life both on the road and in New Orleans. Still sorting stuff out from the road trip, part of me wants to jump back on the highway and see some more country. For now, the empress does not ride...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Orleans!!

Made it a few days ago and have not posted yet because I don't really like typing on the ol' iphone. Made it here, looking to rock some stuff and get busy. Sophie is doing great, weather is awesome and thigns are looking good. Word!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Journey is Winding Down

Getting oh so close to New Orleans, within striking distance as I like to say (less than 500 miles). I am so excited to see Sophie after so many weeks away from her (my almost 4 yr. old daughter for those not in the know). Seems like it's been a long time. Also looking forward to getting back to the big easy. It takes some time getting used to that city, but it is a pretty special place. Still goin back to live in Central City, which is special because of its murder rate, but I have been pretty good about keeping my nose clean and minding my P's and Q's, so we'll keep hoping for a violence free experience. New Orleans is not the safest place, which is part of what is hard to get used to, but it's dynamic for sure. And, I have met some great people there who are fast friends for me, so that is good.

Hoping to jump onto some work ASAP once I get down there, so as to not let all of this money I made go away all quick like. It's just so wacky, driving across this huge country, pulling this big ol' booty behind me like it's so life raft or something. It's huge, and I can't believe it made it all this way without falling apart, but it did. Seems like the bracing we did in Portland helped a bit, I am sure more could be done and would not hurt.

It's been pretty cool though, meeting new people and finding veg oil along the way. Columbus was fun. Vera and Kirsten rocked hard on Final Witness. Vera was cracking my shit up, big time. You get punch drunk after working those long days, and she got me with the ol' left hook more than once. Anyway, it's hard to find closure for an adventure like this, I'll just show up in New Orleans and live life not on the road for a while, just like that. Who knows how many more miles the Empress has in her. It's tiring to do all this driving, but it is pretty fun too. More later... here's some videos of climbing in Kentucky and buying some veggie oil from Kirk in Frankfort, KY. He had a great setup for filtering. Looks like hell, but using the water heater is genius and the lawnmower trick was new to me. That's the cool thing about veggie oil, it's just people making shit up and using it to fuel their cars and trucks from common trash.

Climbing in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky!!