Monday, August 27, 2007

Tabula Rasa: add willy-nilly.

21 comments:

Lady-in-Gray said...

Thanks, Sawsee!

Well, Mike Modano, age 37, married Willa Ford, age 26 (real name Amanda "Mandy" Williford), on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at a private ranch in Athens, Texas.

I can hear women weeping all over North America with this news. Yes, even Canadian women (at least one, anyway) loved him. I remember seeing a sign behind the Stars bench at a Western Canada game (can't remember the team) which read: Mike, please marry me. It was even written in Stars green.

For the full article, go to The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, August 26, GuideLive Section, "Willa you? We do!", Celebrity Event by Alan Peppard. Yes, Sawsee, I noticed your play on words in the post title....

The really interesting thing is that it was NOT a hockey wedding. There were 75 guests (family and VERY close friends only). Except for Brett Hull (retired but still with the Stars) and Darryl Sydor (traded, yet again, boo, hiss), who both served as Best Man, there were NO other hockey people there. Period. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks (NBA) was there but NOT the owner of the Dallas Stars. I smell a story there somewhere.

Now, I'm going to go off in a corner and shed a few tears.... (sigh)

Sawsee said...

hi Lady!

Thanks for the update!

I'm surprised there were so few hockey types there. Brett Hull has been quite opinionated and I'm did not endear himself to too many people. I wonder if Modano is not too happy with his present team?

Maybe Willa wielded the big stick and decided herself who was going to get an invite, or not?

Lady-in-Gray said...

A Bridezilla Willa would not surprise me one bit!

His (and especially her) unhappiness with the team probably stems back to their taking the Captaincy away from him. She was particularly vocal about that displeasure.

Sawsee said...

Lady! "Bridezilla Willa.." lol!

The frightening Willa-zilla, scaring away all team mates!

Greybishop said...

Ok, not following this story at all, but I like "Willa-Zilla" and think that it should be made into a reality tv show, or at least a crappy pop song.

Lady-in-Gray said...

Well, GB, she is a pop singer (among other things) so, if you want to write that song, I'll see what I can do to get it to her...

Greybishop said...

I guess I'm out of the loop. I have no idea who she is. I still think "Willa Zilla" makes a great pop title. Like "Woolly Bully".

Lady-in-Gray said...

Oooooh, I LOVED "Woolly Bully"! That song always made me smile. Still does on those delightful, unexpected occasions when I hear it.

As to Willa Ford, she billed herself as "The Bad Girl of Pop". I had never heard of her either until she appeared on "Dancing with the Stars", became engaged to Mike Modano and played Anna Nicole Smith in a movie (not yet released, I think).

Greybishop said...

"The Bad Girl of Pop"?

Wow. That's a helluva claim to live up to. I believe she'd need at least 4 rehab visits and 3 weeks in jail to even get into the top 5.

Lady-in-Gray said...

LOL! Maybe she meant a different kind of "bad". Who knows. I never did get the feeling that she was particularly bright. After all, she was thrilled to portray Anna Nicole Smith.....

Greybishop said...

Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I never did get this "bad is good" idea.

So being "bad" is good. Logically, that makes being "good" bad. But being bad is good. But if you're good, that's bad.

Then my head exploded.

LOSTbean said...

GB-whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

hey-wasn't willa ford the one that got busted for shoplifting in wal-mart? wal-mart of all places! even ~i~, not being any sort of "bad" star making beaucoup bucks, can afford most everything in wal-mart.

Lady-in-Gray said...

I never heard that, Beaner. To the best of my knowledge (I'm no expert on her, though), she has stayed out of trouble with the law.

GB, if your 37-year-old head is exploding, imagine what my geriatric head must be doing....

Sawsee said...

Lady! Anyone that likes 'Wolly Bully' must have a good head on their shoulders!

Re: Bad is good etc...

Why is it that the new slang for 'cool' is 'sick'.

Greybishop said...

Sawsee -
Sick. Well...

Oh, let's not start that again!

;o)

Anonymous said...

Hey Sawsee, have you seen this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/splat/sets/981332/

JDH

Sawsee said...

Hi JDH!

Very cool collection! I went through at least 100 or so.

I like people's collections as I used to do this too. It's a great way to learn what you like.

Anonymous said...

Exactly my thinking too.

I went to this site and was blown away by the talent.
http://www.famousframes.com/website/index.php
It's a storyboard artist site, but it seems to be more polished illustrations. Absolutely amazing and beautiful. I find it to either be highly motivating or very depressing. I'm still working on the postcard series idea. I think I have my approach that I want to take. Just been busy with family stuff.
JDH

Sawsee said...

Hi JDH! Great find! I looked at a few 'storyboard collages' and a few had illustrations that used references, like Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining'. Directors or CD/AD's are not looking for 'drawing ability', they are looking for somebody that can conceptualize and come up with dramatic angles/scenes. Your street scene with the refuge can and taxi are great examples of this: Interesting perspective and CLEARLY not a copy. You have to dive into the pool and be noticed by your talent, presentation and consistency. Remember at LEAST 5 postcards for each contact, and then continue to send them on an annual basis. I used to get a lot at Christmas, but maybe a better way to stand out is to pick an obscure occasion, like Hitchcock's birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hitchcock's birthday is a great idea or Winsor McCay's b-day, a great illustrator/animator and comic strip storyteller.
I keep thinking about what to storyboard, what simple stories to tell with a little flair for some dramatic eye-catching angles. So far I have three simple ideas that fit those guidelines. I want the postcards to be something the CDs or ADs might pin to their bulletin boards because of the quality and uniqueness of the story, but not polished artwork. And the panels could gradually be more refined on the postcard as the story progresses.
JDH

Sawsee said...

Great idea! Possibly, 'the story' could you getting the postcard into the mailbox every month:

the challenges: pouring rain, flock of crows trying to steal the postcard, having to rescue a cat....

stopping a bank robbery