Colin here wanting to apologize for the lack of updates around these parts, but I had taken a couple weeks off as I am adjusting to having a newly born baby girl in my life!
But today marks my return back to semi-normalcy routine here at the Ruby office and I figured my first course of action should be updating the blog with more about my amazing trip to L.A.
October 13th, 2010:
The night before take off, coincided with a good friend of mine visiting and bringing along his tattooing gear. Unable to pass up on a free tattoo I went against better judgment and stayed up till 3am getting new INK!
Sore and exhausted after only getting a few hours of sleep I had to drop my wife off at a Perinatal Doctor’s appointment. After a rushed goodbye I headed back home to finish getting ready for the trip. Showered, tripled checked the packing and headed for Bob’s with me arriving right at the 10am call time. I helped load the gear in the cab’s and we were on our way. My cab stopped in Woodside to pick up Steven, the we met everyone at the airport on time and we started the check-in process with our +17 cases. We got through and after all that rushing then it was what do we do to kill the time till our flight.
Steven decided to use his suave skills to charm his way into the executive lounge, we all stocked up on food and drinks and discussed what we are in store for over the next six days. Realizing we had the wrong boarding time, we all booked it for the gate and managed to board the flight no problem.
Cause of the lack of sleep from the night before, I fell asleep right after take off while watching Don McKellar’s “Last Night”
We landed in Toronto and only having a little over an hour to take care of our carnet we took off at full speed. We were bumped around from Canadian customers to American customers and were told 100 different stories. Stress and tension grew as we became fearful that we wouldn’t make our connecting flight.
However the movie gods prevailed and we made the flight (With us having to lie to the stewardess and tell her the gate said to hold on as our last party member was on his way.) Anyway, we all started to relax and I slept some more until we arrived in L.A. at 7:35pm local time (11:35pm Halifax time) We lugged the cases to the car rental and then in no time we were on the road and headed for our Hotel.
Before I knew it we were checked in and I was hitting the sac with a head cold forming.
Coming up, first day of principle photography and Greg Nicotero in the flesh!
Oh and to show off here is a photo of my new ink!