Thursday, 26 November 2009

I forgot the chicken hat!


Hows it goin?

I thought I'd give you a round up of news in the World Of Andy G.

Not much is happening to be honest.

I still have no idea where or even who my future wife is.

I also am no closer on discovering the where abouts of Dave Bailey.

On the upside I think Althea has cheered up.

Don't worry, I'm still a miserable bastard, so the universe is still in balance.

Its been a busy week at school, I've got deadlines in place for my creative project and to be honest its been stressing me out.

I am planning to do a short film set in a restaurant.
Over the past 3 weeks the original idea has changed approximately 27 times.

It was originally a mockumentary set in a restaurant, (think The Office, but in a restaurant)

Then it became a mockumentary with a musical element (think The Office, meets Flight Of The Conchords but in a restaurant)

Then it was a sketch show, (Think The Office, meets Flight Of The Conchords meets harry enfield and chums but in a restaurant)

Then it became a mockumentary set in a restaurant where all the characters have to communicate through rhyme and song.

I quickly discounted this idea, because it was incredibly shit!

I wrote a script for what in my mind was to be a pilot episode of my origonal idea, the restaurant mockumentary, my project has to be between 5-10 minutes long. My script was 27 pages long.
I wrote a rough outline of 6 or 7 episodes of this potential tv show and decided to take a stab at scripting episode 2 with a view to it being much shorter.

Well I succeeded

Episode 2 was 26 pages long!

After a conversation with my genius class mate Ian, I have decided to take one element out of the script for episode 2 and expand that into a short 5 minute film.
This will, in theory, be much easier and quicker to shoot but still be good enough to submit.
I don't want to give too much away as I plan on hopefully putting the finished film on this blog, thats at least 6 or 7 months away and I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I will however be looking for actors. Anyone fancy a go? I will not be acting in it myself, I will be directing and I fully expect to go mad with power. I may even wear a special directors hat.

Anyone who follows me on twitter or facebook may have noticed earlier today I posted this

I am happy to say I achieved 50% of my goals I set for this evening. Thats pretty impressive eh?
I heard once that a glass of red wine a day is meant to be good for your heart. I have decided to make up for lost time and drinking bottle upon bottle of red wine. I am now one step closer to becoming a fully blown alcoholic.

The first proper draft of my script is not due for another couple of weeks, so I've got plenty of time to write it. Just now it only really exists in my head, and thats a pretty safe place. There's fuck all else up there.

In other school related news, something interesting happened on wednesday, Wednesday afternoon we have Law and the communication industries. I remember this class from the last time I went to college in 2000.

I hated it!

Mainly because it was at 8:30 on a monday morning. I mean come on!! Thats mental eh? I also hated it because the lecturer was incredibly dull, he was around 100 years old and spoke in the same monotonous tone throughout his class. This time around I'm actually finding the class kind of interesting. Maybe its cos I'm older and more mature, (warning one of those statements may not be true). After finishing Defamation which I talked about in a previous entry, and having just finished copyright we movd onto our new subject, advertising. I found it quite interesting, mainly because I got a chance to talk about my favourite advert of ALL TIME. The black currant tango advert from years ago, sadly no one ever remembers this advert except for me.
Fortunatly I did a bit of research and found it!

It is the greatest advert of all time, and if you say its not, your wrong.

During the class I also heard what would become the quote of the day for Wednesday.
The teacher had just went through a powerpoint presentation of advertising rules and regulations and the trade descriptions act. And as per usual most of the class was not paying attention. She went round the class and asked various questions on the presentation we had just seen. Obviously we were meant to be taking notes, but not everyone did.
she asked one of my classmates

"so why do we restrictions in advertising?"
to which he replied

"umm, well its obvious isn't it?"

I thought this was ace, because it is obvious. I plan on using this when it comes to our next exam.

My time table at school changed last week, so now I have fridays off. I rather stupidly told this to my boss, and I am now working at 11am till late tomorrow.


It is now officially the start of Christmas at Vincents, I fucken hate christmas, atho this year it won't be so bad. cos i'm not in charge!!!! I'm just a monkey, its fucken ACE!

The christmas before last, I was manager at Vincents, it was the most stressful time of my entire life. Everyone hated me! The customers hated me because I wouldn't refund there deposits when there numbers dropped, even tho they were told deposits are non refundable. Then there whole table hated me because I had to tell them to leave at 3:30pm when they were specifically told they had to be out by 3:15. And then the staff hated me because I was working them damn hard. That christmas is part of the reason I left Vincents in the first place. After working in New York for 6 months and then my time spent at The Tapas Towers in Edinburgh, I have decided I simply CANNOT return to restaurant work full time. I simply HATE the public, they are just all fucken twats! I was thinking the other day about an incident that happened a few months ago at the Tapas Towers, it is a prime example of why I HATE the public. Ill write a blog entry about it another time, for now I'll simply tease you with the title!


Anyone from the Tapas Towers who still reads this will no doubt be looking forward to that one. I may even do a poem,

and a song!


Also this week, I've been reading lots of other blogs, some of my favourites include Ian S Davidson. He also said in his blog recently,

"One of my favourite blogs is by a guy from Aberdeen and the title is very self explanatory, The Blog of Andy G – The Drunken Adventures of a Mature Student. He writes very entertainingly about his activities. "

How cool is that! I am one his favourite blogs! Hell Yeah!

I'm also loving My friend Richards Blog, its about his life as a stay at home dad Like Father, Like Daughter. His latest entry is about Baby G's first swimming lesson, and an entertaining conversation with a man waiting by the pool.

And one of my inspirations for blogging, Wil Wheaton, his blog is brilliant. You remember Wil Whateon, he played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation .He has now written several very, very good books, has a very successful blog and a very entertaining podcast.

In other news, I heard from Adam the other day. He is off enjoying life on the high seas as an art auctioneer, he seems to be enjoying himself. Altho he did point out I forgot to mention incredibly VITAL from my story about The Drunkest I have ever been!!

While we were in the bar, we noticed what appeared to be a comedy hat in the shape of a blue chicken, it seemed to be sponsored by WKD. I have tried to find a picture of it, but sadly it seems none exist, perhaps the hat did not exist, perhaps it was just a figment our imaginations. I wouldn't be surprised if we were having the same hallucinations. I may be remembering this incorrectly, but I think you had to buy 3 WKD's in order to get a free hat. We really wanted a hat, but couldn't lower our standards enough to drink a blue WKD. Although as I said I'm not entirely convinced we both didn't dream the whole thing up.

I mean come on,

a chicken hat,

a blue chicken hat.

Surely that is the stuff dreams are made of!

Anyway, here's one of the video's I discovered in my old computer the other day, I plan to upload them all over the next few weeks.

By the way, you may have noticed if you click on the links above to any of the tv shows i mentioned it will take you to Amazon, As you may also have noticed its coming up to christmas. Now unlike me, I am sure you, oh wonderful generous reader, I am sure you will be buying lots and lots of presents for your friends and family. If your buying anyone anything from Amazon then if you go to the Amazon site by clicking on one of these links, then i will get a wee bit o cash in my pocket, it will cost you nothing, you don't have to buy the product the link takes you to, as long as you get to Amazon through this site and buy ANYTHING, I will get a small percentage. And if I get enough money I will buy you a wonderful present.* Go on you know it makes sense.

*for legal reason please be aware the present may not meet your standards of wonder

As always, if you can't see the video's in this post then stop reading all this shite on facebook and click here.

Thats all for now

Until Next Time

Have A Nice

Andy G

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