Thursday, April 26, 2007

Laura D's IQ

Laura D's IQ Results: 130

I've done about 5 different IQ tests in my life and they always vary between 125 and 130, depending on how into it I am and ofcourse the time of day. If it's around 2am I'm likely to score higher.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

At last!

Yes indeed, my Six Feet Under Season 2 DVD Box Set has arrived! Yay!

That's all. Just wanted to share my happiness! (That sentence about the sharing of's weird, I know)

Laura Show Segment

Viewers beware, you may not understand what the hell this is


Monday, April 23, 2007

The Mask

Crosswording it up in Strachur

I think the confusion on my face is hilarious. You can't help but be confused when you think you are doing the crossword correctly and words like 'nub' and 'bloe' start appearing.

Leaving Strachur

This is Leonnie, ofcourse. And this was taken just as we had to leave Strachur and everyone was rushing around. I like this photo, look closely at the window and you can see the mountains!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Just letting all of you know I've updated my Flickr. More photos!


Monday, April 16, 2007


I just figured out how to get the exact drug experience without actually doing any drugs.

This is what you do: Get a wide angle lens and put it over one of your eyeballs, close your other eye. Now walk around the house. Now get someone you know, in my case Paul and take turns. One of you walk around ignoring all people, continuously looking through the wide angle lens and the other person stand in a corner or near a wall and pretend you are smoking something occasionally asking the person with the wide angle lens (only when they walk up close to you) "here, try some'a this".

It's so freakin' weird. Such a weird feeling. And you know what's even weirder? You get addicted to it! Paul just told me, quote, "we should do this every night!"

I must go now, for I feel the need to put a wide angle lens over my eyeball...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Mirror Photograph

"Please Call Stella" - 2005

I don't talk in specifics much about the movies I make so I thought "Oh, why not? Let's do it today".

The photograph below is a screenshot from a movie we made called "Please Call Stella". It's a film noir detective sort of story. Written by me, directed by Paul. Like always I play a lot of characters in this one, 4 to be exact. In the picture below I am playing a character called Cha, a statistical researcher who has Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, OCPD not OCD, and who is a little off to say the least. This particular picture is from a scene where Cha is talking to the detective (also played by me), eventually gets so frustrated at all the implications and takes out a knife and attacks the detective; which is very difficult when you have to play both characters!

I really like playing these kinds of characters, the ones that are a little off but seem perfectly normal from their own point of view.

Poker Movie Remake - "Mighty Joe Hachem"

Photo by Bud
"2005 World Chimp Goes Ape!" Slogan by Laura D

Saturday, April 14, 2007


  • Took a lot of pictures yesterday, I will probably put them up later today or maybe tomorrow....who knows...
  • Filmed some stuff today for a segment that really should have been finished 2 years ago, but what can I say? Some characters just can't be bothered to come around.
  • Later I think I'll watch Affair In Trinidad, I just bought the DVD and can't wait to put it on!
  • That's all for just now, I'll come back later

Friday, April 13, 2007

"No more photos!"

This is me when I've been taking photographs for a few hours and can't come up with anything new.

I suppose it has more emotion than any of my other photos which is what makes it arty. I really hate that word though, "arty", but if I proclaim it to be "art" then everyone will think I'm pretentious.

NOTE: I just noticed after I published that if you zoom in, even though you can't see my entire face, you can completely see the frustration there.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Random Things I Find Interesting 3

  • How I can't seem to get enough of Mayor Adam West in Family Guy
  • Jelly Babies - They taste remarkably good for crushed animal bones
  • CSM - Cigarette Smoking Man (X-Files)
  • Paul told me yesterday that I act like Nathan in Sophie's Choice (ofcourse not the part where he threatens to shoot everybody!)
  • The Philadelphia Story with Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I Let Paul Go Nuts On Photoshop

Wow. This is amazing! I love being Willy Wonka!

Leonnie in the foreground as an Oompa Loompa, me back there as Willy Wonka and Leonnie is also in the tube.

Let me just draw your attention to a few things in this photo. Notice the golden eggs in the bottom right hand corner, also the lickable wallpaper in the back! Wow, just wow.

Note to Leonnie: We need to dress up like this, it doesn't even have to be Halloween. Paul can be Slugworth!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Poker Related Photo!

This is me after getting beat in a heads up match against Bud. I don't know why he feels the need to take photos of me after I lose...

Random Things I Find Interesting 2

  • Jack Vettriano paintings
  • Glengarry Glen Ross. Everytime I watch it I want to ask people "Will you go to lunch? Go to lunch. Will you go to lunch?!"
  • My definition of cool - CLICK HERE
  • Wow, that's all I have right now....


Finally got myself a flickr account.

Here's the link

I've added it to the sidebar too, look to your right and you can click it whenever you want.

Only 6 photos on it right now but more to be added soon!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Laura D's Opinions on Various Robin Williams Movies

HOOK - I'd first like to say one thing: I'm only going to write about certain parts of Hook because if I wrote about the entire movie I would be here forever giving you analysis on every single detail. So let's get started, shall we?

When the character of Hook is first presented to us (and the pirates) he seems like a giant even though Dustin Hoffman is only 5'6", I love how they've done this - using specific camera angles from below so we are looking up to him, the fact that there are no tall people in this movie (Robin Williams 5'8", Bob Hoskins 5'6"), lines like "To a 10 year old I'm huge" and most of all Hook's grandiose manner!

One of my favourite parts of this movie is when Hook and Smee start to teach the children, their first lesson being "Why parents HATE their children". The little girl then says "Mommy reads to us every night because she loves us!" Hook replys by telling her that Mommy reads to her so that she and daddy can have 3 minutes without the children nagging them "I want a party! I want a cookie! I want, I want, I want! Me, me, me, me! Now, now, now!" Then laughs and tells her "Can't you understand? They read you stories to shut you up". I really enjoy doing impressions of this scene.

Sources of cheesyness in this movie - The little girl and Rufio, especially when Rufio can't think of a good comeback and shouts "you man, you stupid, stupid man!"

The music - Hook has an amazing score! John Williams once again. If you listen carefully to certain parts it sounds an awful lot like the Home Alone score.

Trivia - Glenn Close plays the pirate who is put in the boo box for not believing in Hook's abilities to kidnap the children.

Paul believes that because we all watched this movie so many times when we were young that it has gone into our psyche and caused me to act like Captain Hook, the way he is so grandiose and speaks in such a weird and dramatic way, i.e. "I want my war!"

I love this movie. I give it 9/10! It's so underrated, I demand you go watch this movie although I do request you fast forward past the lost boy and Tinkerbell parts.

In short, "I hate the lost boys, I hate Tinkerbell, I hate Neverland and I hate, I hate, I hate Peter Pan!"