April 5th, 2007

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Location filming on my way to work....

One of the amusing perks of living in Los Angeles is the fact that a lot of location shooting goes on in this city. Any random day or night you might be driving down the street and see lights, cameras, and equipment trucks blocking traffic.

All week, beginning Monday on the way home from work, I've noticed signs of this at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Sylvan. Literally: the street signs have been covered with new ones. Sylvan is now Cloud St., and Laurel Canyon is something like Mulligan.

The actual filming appears to be behind or in a building just east of Laurel--that side of the intersection is blocked off, and I spotted a camera crew in the parking lot back there this morning.

Nothing really giving away what film or TV show this is for. Not till today.

A new sign is up, with a left-angled arrow and the words Clark County Memorial Turnpike.

Clark County, huh? As in Nevada? Vegas? CSI? Possibly. :-)

Of course, I just googled Clark County and found others in Washington state, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin. But unless this is for a movie, I still think it's gotta be CSI. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for this location in the last couple episodes of the season.

Maundy Thursday

According to Wikipedia's article: The word Maundy is derived through Middle English, and Old French mandé, from the Latin mandatum, the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" (A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you), the statement by Jesus in the Gospel of John (13:34) by which Jesus explained to the Apostles the significance of his action of washing their feet.

I don't have any deep ponderings on the day, other than to say that we might do well to remember the give-and-take, remember every day to imitate Christ and "wash each other's feet."


I'm finally almost finished with the four Holy Week midrash stories I've been trying to complete for the past two years, all from the point of view of John, the beloved disciple.

Here's the link to the Maundy Thursday one: Collapse )
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Hey! CSI fans!

Have you ever thought it would be awesome to play a dead body on this awesome, if slightly disturbing, show? A lot of fans have expressed that desire, and apparently, CBS is listening!

Are You Dying To Be On CSI?

Producers of CSI have been hearing fans clamor for the past seven years that they would kill for the opportunity to play a corpse on the show. CBS must have been listening. Now fans will get their chance, in the form of a sweepstakes.

“We thought, ‘If everyone wants to be a dead body, why not make it a contest?’” says executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.

(follow the link above for full details; feliciakw, I'm talking to you)