Valentine’s Day Fight

As promised, here’s the fight we had after Valentine’s Day.

1 comment February 21st, 2006 11:47 pm Posted by Sean

What can you say?

It’s hard to talk about things when there’s nothing to talk about.

Note: this was shot before I forgot Valentine’s Day. Expect to see the results of that brilliant move soon.

February 18th, 2006 4:03 pm Posted by Sean

Uggghhhh

From: Penny
To: Sean
Date: Feb 15, 2006 8:29 AM
Subject: Forget something?

Happy Valentine's Day.
I didn't expect any gifts but you could have
at least acknowledged it.
I don't know why I put up with this.

Penny

February 16th, 2006 9:02 pm Posted by Sean

No More Josh

Well, I think we’re safe for now.

1 comment February 13th, 2006 12:09 am Posted by Sean

Aftermath

I debated posting this for a while, but I think I have to be totally open with this blog. Vlog. Whatever.

4 comments February 9th, 2006 9:46 pm Posted by Sean

A little worried

What’s going on at the end of that last clip? Doesn’t it look like they’re about to kiss? I’m a little worried.

11 comments February 7th, 2006 11:55 am Posted by Sean

Late night call

I think the time difference is harder for the person who’s 6 hours ahead (me).

February 7th, 2006 8:24 am Posted by Sean

The Re-appearance of Penny

Penny and I were finally home at the same time today. Here’s what she’s been up to.

1 comment February 6th, 2006 1:27 am Posted by Sean

No nerds?

I don’t understand this ad.

Vonage Nerds

Why would you advertise against nerds on the Internet—the natural habitat of nerds? And why is it NO NERDS (period)? Does it mean that there are no nerds using Vonage? Working at Vonage? A company like Vonage must be crawling with nerds. How else would it run?

If there were no period I would interpret it as “Not a nerd, no problem.” Meaning you don’t have to be a nerd to use Internet Telephones. But there’s that period…

And then there’s this nerd drawing. He looks like a regular nerd based on the taped glasses, bowtie, bad haircut, oversized adam’s apple, and jug ears (first time I’ve ever used THAT phrase) but for some reason he also has a secret identity as a nerd who likes math. Why the extra step?

3 comments February 1st, 2006 12:15 am Posted by Sean

Ballhaus! Ballhaus! Ballhaus!

I never go to clubs. I hate clubbing, and dressing up, and staying out late, and listening to music I don’t like, surrounded by people I don’t like. So it was with some trepidation last night that I accepted an invitation to a club in Mitte, a very popular neighborhood in Berlin. But since I spend most of my time by myself in the editing room I figured I should maybe talk to some people.

I got to Ballhaus promptly at 9pm, because the buses tend to run on time here. I expected to get there later. So I figured I’d be on my own for a while. I followed some 60 year old women into the place, which made me wonder what I was getting into. Have you ever seen a 60 year old woman in a club in Manhattan? I walked past the coat check room and went right in to the main room, which looks like the place in Fireman’s Ball but with colored lighting and a disco ball. I found this picture on the Ballhaus website.

Ballhaus

The black and white part is the “before” picture.

I tried to ask the host (an old man in a tuxedo) if there were any idiot Americans like me there yet. Of course he didn’t speak English but he pointed to my coat (a big puffy LL Bean one) and indicated that I needed to go back and check it.

Fine, checking coats. I can handle that. I’ve managed that in the U.S. without talking to anyone, I can do that in Berlin too. I gave my coat to the even older gentleman behind the counter, collected my ticket, and gave him a generous 50 cent tip. I walked away having successfully faced another challenge in a foreign land. But just as I reached the door I heard the man calling me. Shit. It took a lot of gesturing on his part and a lot of blank looks on my part before some of those elderly ladies pointed to the sign above the counter that said 1 euro. I settled the issue with a 2 euro coin (despite being worth $2.43 at the current exchange rate those 2 euro coins don’t really seem like money) and made my way back in.

The host found someone who spoke English and he said they were expecting some British people, but no Americans. He directed me to the bar, where I ordered a Corona and didn’t understand when the waiter asked me if I wanted a lime. And I accidentally gave him a 2 Euro tip for a 3 Euro beer. Eventually the well-known American actress who is starring in the movie I’m working on showed up. I hadn’t met her before so I introduced myself and we talked for a while about character arcs and stuff. Eventually everyone else showed up. Half of the group were actors in the movie and it was strange to see them after spending all week watching them on my computer. A table near the dance floor was procured, and we headed down there. OLD PEOPLE WERE DANCING!!!! And there were young people too. But nobody was wearing tight black pants. I almost felt hip.

The dance floor was packed pretty much all night. I danced a little, but I’m old and out of shape. I can’t go all night like I used to. There was an 50ish bearded man who danced by himself most of the night. He kept approaching women trying to get them to dance and finally the above-mentioned actress danced with him. I don’t think he had any idea who she was, but he definitely enjoyed himself.

We’re definitely going back next week.

January 29th, 2006 6:43 pm Posted by Sean

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This site is about a long distance relationship. I (Sean) am in Berlin for 8 months editing an American film. My girlfriend Penny is at home in New York. We miss each other. We got webcams so we can talk while I’m gone and I decided to record our conversations and post them on this blog. Vlog. Whatever. She doesn’t know about it. Please don’t tell her. Seriously.

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