Day thirty-two – yeah I counted back

What a remarkable day. To start the day I contacted Barney Burman (2010 Oscar Winner Make-up for Star Trek)asking for help with TBS, if he might have any suggestions where we could find someone who could help us with the make-up for a particularly challenging webisode I have written. Honestly, I never expected a reply at all, the man won the Oscar just four days ago! But lo and behold! early this afternoon a reply. There are some very generous people in this industry – no doubt about it.

I’m contacting Eric Bana next …Im searching for a lead… thought I’d continue in the Star Trek mode.

We had our first personnel losses the other day ..the gossip I was talking about… Makayla (our stunningly gorgeous-in-every-way) production manager is no longer seeing Ethan – one of our would-be camera operators. I never met Ethan – just as well really, but this poses a whole new set of potential difficulties for the production. I have no doubt this will herald the arrival of many suitors to Makayla’s doorstep, if they even try to interrupt the breakneck pace of the growth of this project I swear I will beat the buggers off with a stick. I’m not worried about Makayla who is a trooper and a consumate pro…but boys will be boys and it wasnt that long ago; really it wasn’t , that I was chasing girls myself. I do remember and I will have a large stick at the ready.

It appears as though we may have some leads into securing the services of a web-designer at last , so this website and blog can start working for us and should start looking half-way decent. Fingers crossed.

Bj and I talked about some t-shirt ideas and he assures me that we can start selling within a couple of days, so that’s cool.

Here comes a rant – be warned!

On a personal note amidst all of this ..my youngest got kicked out of daycare for good , without warning just a “please don’t bring him back” . He is such a happy kid , he is prone to wild tantrums but nothing my ex and I couldn’t stop in less than two minutes. He never hurt another child or staff member at the daycare This is without a doubt a failure of the daycare’s. I was furious; it is inexcusable to, without warning, leave a young boy without a daycare, it is a huge part of his daily routine. They also left us, the parents, at a loose end too (mid-week and all) without so much as a meeting expressing that this was an issue that needed to be addressed. Not even a phone call. The owner of the daycare made the decision – she doesn’t even live in the state, she has nothing to do with the day-to-day running of the daycare and I have never even met her, she is just visiting – so she effectively undermined the authority and decision making abilities of her staff as well.

So my ex and I are now searching frantically for a new daycare and have each had to take a day off to look after our son in the interim period.

I will be making a home-made (using the inbuilt camera and mic in my Mac) YouTube posting about this debacle. I’ve never made a complaint video or a publicly accessible complaint of any nature…but this is beyond the pale. If you’re curious to see my mug, the name of the daycare is Raggedy Ann and Andy . I’ll post the video in the next day or two. My YouTube username is Kineticed – (dont ask). My goodness gracious they’ll be feeling raggedy once Im done with this!

Okay rant over.

How time flies! It’s 12:48am here and Im catching up with Bj soon to continue writing. When will I have normal hours again? Please God let it be soon… nah I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Catch up with you tomorrow peoples.

About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again.
Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.

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