Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Never Too Late

Posted by    |    July 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

Being a parent and going to school can be difficult and stressful. There are people that won’t even try to go to school once they have kids by using the excuse of “having to work.” The challenge is too difficult for many to even try. Being in a relationship that is supportive of each other can help you reach goals that you thought were gone. You have to believe in your significant other and always think about positive outcomes. There will be several bumps on the road and of course, financial problems. But there is nothing a family can’t overcome together.

I’m 35 years old, married, and a father of five beautiful kids. I am two quarters away from graduation, and it has been an intense ride. I was blessed with a family that has always believed in me and supported my dreams of becoming a filmmaker. If it wasn’t for their love and encouragement, I don’t think I would be where I am right now. There were many unfortunate events that could have brought us down, but nothing we couldn’t get back up from.

It’s never too late for an education, even if you have kids. Pursue your dreams or be supportive of someone that wants an education and perhaps thinks it can’t be done. No one said it would be easy. Whether you are married with children or not, with God, love and encouragement, it is possible.

Confessions of an Online Dater

Posted by    |    November 26th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Photo courtesy of fallenscoop.com

Despite what your adorable Southern mother might say about there being “plenty of fish in the sea,” we all know that the here in Dallas the dating “sea” is more like a lake.

Online dating seems to be the way to go for many singles, and Lucy* is no exception.

The petite 28-year-old dental student created her first online profile in 2009. After three years of using sites like Match.com and eHarmony, this bubbly blonde has met her fair share of guys.

I was curious to know, as I’m sure most of you are, about the online dating world. So, I asked Lucy to share with me some helpful hints and funny experiences she had during her online dating experience. (more…)

Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody?

Posted by    |    October 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am

It’s a simple question.  Are you the favorite person of anybody?  How sure are you? 100%?  75%?

In the short film “Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody“, this question is posed to passersby and their responses are humorous and frankly, a little melancholy. (It’s worth watching for the adorably goofy John. C. Reilly.) We would all like to think we are the favorite person of someone, but are we? If you don’t think that you are, why?  When we keep ourselves from deep friendship, transparency, selflessness, and love without condition, it becomes tougher to be the favorite person of anybody.  It’s human nature to want people to  love and adore us, but are we giving that back to those in our lives who need it equally as badly? (more…)

Every Argument Every Couple Ever Has EVER: You’ve Been There

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2011 at 6:00 am

If you’ve been in a relationship, you know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you just want to fight. Usually for no reason at all other than to hear your own voice sound in an offensive tone and hit the ears of the person next to you, the person who has stood by you, even when you insist on chewing your food with your mouth open (seriously, you should stop doing that).

There are the key phrases: “This is just like you,” and the ever popular “My mother was right about you,” followed by the impenetrable silence that occurs as you both sit, hunched over, scowls creeping across your anger-stricken faces, waiting to see who will give in and apologize first.

Every Argument Every Couple Ever Has EVER. is a short film written and directed by the lighthearted, quirky Casey Donahue, who has clearly had his fair share of relationships. In the film, we see a young couple sitting on a park bench, launching into that fight like a shark snapping at its prey. Who will have the last word? And does it really matter anyway? Hopefully, deep down, despite the constant nagging, or the leaving of gym clothes strewn about the laundry room floor, we can find it in our post-Whoville Grinch-sized hearts to forgive each other our quarks.

For more short films from the “Best Filmmaker” as noted by his very own mother, view Donahue’s website.

All the Signs Are There

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 8:00 am

http://vimeo.com/21440485

A Female’s Perspective:

Taking risks is never easy.  As a human race, we like comfortable, easy moments that make us feel warm fuzzies and totally at peace.  Unfortunately, those adjectives rarely ever apply to dating.  Dating is the exact opposite of a comfortable, worn-in, t-shirt that you can’t wait to put on at the end of the day.  It’s more like wearing a corset or a tie, tied as tight as it can go until you find yourself gasping for air.  The short film Signs is a poignant portrayal of the anguish one goes through when trying to find solace in anything when you’re lonely, and the gut-wrenching moments birthed in meeting someone new. (more…)

The Evolution of Dating

Posted by    |    December 7th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I have a vision of me walking to work in the morning wearing a fabulous grey dress and nude heels with a designer briefcase in one hand, and my venti latte from Starbucks in the other. The caffeine fix is pertinent to this story because in said vision, I am patiently (sleepily) waiting in line for my coffee, and a rugged, sexy man who is intelligent, humorous, and most likely in a band, is scoping me out. Upon my exit, he holds open the door for me, senses my well-masked (but obvious only to him) loneliness, and immediately asks me out. This vision will never happen because:

1) Like I would have a job that involves a briefcase. Laughable.

2) It is way too cold outside to walk anywhere, much less to my office building, as I do not want to show up 30 minutes late, covered in mud splashed up from the DART.

3) Dating is different. (more…)

Behind the Scenes with Edward Zwick

Posted by    |    November 16th, 2010 at 11:00 am

At the roundtable discussion

Meeting film director Ed Zwick yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas will definitely make my year-end Top 10 Interviews list. Walking into the roundtable discussion room, I was marginally nervous as I knew I would soon be surrounded by veteran journalists and an Academy Award winning producer. Zwick walked in with an iPhone4 (which he silenced) and placed his tortoise-shell glasses on the table.  He was immediately engaging, funny, and refreshingly free of Hollywood pretension. This was gonna be fun. (more…)