I wanna start by answering a couple questions:
1) How do you know TJ?
TJ was my public speaking professor my freshman year of college in 2006. I left CSULB after my freshman year to move home to San Diego but TJ and I kept in touch through the means of Facebook.
-After CSULB, I went to junior college for 2 years before transferring to UCSD. I graduated with a Comm degree in June. Halfway through my junior year I realized I wanted to study film. But after 4 years and 3 schools I decided to stick out with the whole communications thing. Lucky for me I was able to emphasize in film studies and production through the program.
2) Why are you making a documentary about TJ?
Um, for one cause she's f*cking awesome. But I don't have to tell any of you that. The other reason is requires a little explanation. After graduation I started looking for jobs in the film/television industry. There is this weird crack between "intern" (where you have to be a student) and "entry level" (that you need 1-2 years of experience) that I fall into. So I decided I'd probably have to go back to school. Most aspiring film students are advised to make a documentary for their application. As luck would have it, TJ had an idea for a documentary.
3a)What is the documentary about?
Quite simply it is about TJ's transition from professor to full time comedian, which will culminate at a headlining show in her hometown this June. That really just scratches the surface of it, but I don't want to ruin the movie! You're just going to have to see it.
3b) When will it be done?
Filming will wrap in July. It's hard to say exactly how long post production will take (editing and all) but we hope to have a completely finished product by the end of the year.
4) Does TJ make you laugh?
All the time. Literally, all of the time. The kind of laughing that makes you think you might actually die because you can't get a breath in.
5) Are you single?
Yes, yes I am. (I'm not sure how this is relevant, but it was asked!)
A little random information about me:
I'm the youngest of 5 and the only girl.
My mom is from Kansas and my dad is full Lebanese..I'm where the mid-west meets the mid-east.
I love music more than anything in this world (anything non-living at least) and being in a band is a sincere dream of mine.
I have an unhealthy addiction to Cadbury Mini Eggs. Which poses a serious problem once Easter is over and the seasonal candy is gone.
I have an irrational fear of talking on the phone with strangers.
Baking is my greatest form of therapy. Cleaning is second.
I am still stunned that people are reading my blog.
I realize this is a very brief and incomplete description of who I really am, but it's a start! I consider myself an open book, so if you want to know, just ask!
And as promised...a photo.
Your new friend,