Last night I woke up around 2:30 a.m. to let our new dog, Cilantro, out to pee. I kept thinking to myself, man, it really stinks in here…maybe this dog has some other business to tend to outside. I let her out, and she just stares at me. No pee. No poop. After a few minutes of looking at each other in the dead of night, I decide that she’s had her chance. We head back up to the bedroom, and the smell is still there. I tell James that our new dog is the stinkiest I’ve ever met, then proceed to fan the door of our room to get some of the odor out. Then I step backwards into the biggest pile of poop known to man. I swear I almost vomited on the spot. My foot was covered, and I was pissed. 🙂 Lesson learned: patience and kindness at 2:30 in the morning is a great virtue. Her accident was probably caused by eating people food, another lesson learned.

So we have a new dog!!! 😀 Cilantro originally hails from Chattanooga, TN, and was transferred to the Atlanta Humane Society in April of 2012. There she was adopted to someone who kept her for a year and a half, then the next thing that is documented is her being picked up by Dekalb Animal Control about two weeks ago. We saw about 30 dogs before we walked by her little doggie cubicle, and her face struck us immediately. She is kind, sweet and fun. Her documented name is “Matilda” but James had other plans. From the moment I met James he has always wanted a dog. We’ve waited a great deal of time to make sure it was the right moment in our lives for her to come into it. While we do have busy schedules, this month was the best opportunity to welcome her to our home. No more pets for our family though… we’ve reached maximum capacity!

Speaking of life happenings, last Friday I did one of the coolest things I’ve ever done – ride in a yellow biplane around Atlanta! I should have been scared to death but instead I was relaxed and eager. James purchased a ScoutMob deal for the rides a few months back but weather stood in our way in the past from taking advantage of our tickets. Monday was the perfect day – sunny, very few clouds and temps in the 70’s. Feeling the open air on my face as we flew higher and higher, above the tallest buildings and highest flying birds, was a magical moment. I can’t wait to do it again one day! This particular yellow plane we’ve watched dozens of times while lying in Piedmont Park, so it was extra cool to be in the reverse position of looking down on others gazing at the sky.

This week I am determined to get some significant writing done. Last night I made a good outline of my second feature screenplay, and it is now ready for me to start fleshing out. I’ve given myself a deadline of this Friday to wrap up Bird (my first feature script), at least for the time being. I thought I had a firm deadline with the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition a few weeks ago, but turns out I have a little more time. But the sooner I can get it to them, the better. I also have several others that I want to send it out to this month. Even if I don’t receive any recognition for the work I’ve put into it, it will be a great stepping stone for this next story I am working on. I have a good feeling though about Bird, this story definitely belongs to someone to make into something beautiful. My goal by next week is to have a treatment completed for my newest story so I can start presenting and pitching it.

More good news for Bubble – we’ve been accepted into the Indie Memphis Film Festival!!!! So many exciting fests coming up and opportunities to engage with other filmmakers. This is one of the biggest things I live for.

Cilantro!

Cilantro! Photo by James.

BK is not happy about Cilantro.

BK is not happy about Cilantro.

In flight.

In flight.

Atlanta by biplane - photo by James.

Atlanta by biplane – photo by James.