Man, how do I screw up something so simple as an anniversary date? And it started off so well. I had been planning this date in my head for a couple of weeks. But the planning wasn’t 100% final until that day. I was going to buy my girl a New dress and pick her up with a driver and we would go have dinner and dance. That’s sounds like a romantic night that my girl would like right? what a perfect way to celebrate 1 year of dating.
When work was over on Friday, I went straight to one of her favorite dress shops. And nothing in this store is cheap. I looked at practically every dress in the store and I finally decided on one that I thought she would love. The sales lady agreed and I threw down my credit card. The lady even gift wrapped it for me. Perfect! Now the plan was to sneak it into her house and leave the box on the counter so she would see it when she walked in. I knew she wasn’t home because I made her a hair appointment. I stopped and got her a card and went to her apartment and dropped it off. Ok, step one was complete. Dinner was going to be at a place with a Cuban theme. She had been telling me lately how bad she wanted some Cuban food. I called Uber car service and they picked me up and I went to pick her up. There she was. Looking good standing outside waiting in the dress that I bought her. She could barely get in the car because the dress was so tight! Bam. Success! She loved the dress and we were on our way. She commented to me, “Wow, you wore a jacket???” Haha, it was going to be a good night. We arrived at the restaurant at about 7:40 or so. The place was packed but we managed to get a table right there by the stage. Yes, the stage. She had also told me that she wanted to salsa dance and this place just happened to have a salsa band playing that night. I was on it. I was giving her everything that she had been talking about lately…Everything was going well. It was just the two of us. We were talking, laughing, smiling, drinking… it was all good. I finished my food a little quicker than she did but no worries. We would just chill until the band started. Surely, the band would be starting soon. Well, this is where I couldn’t read the room I guess. It was a little after 9 and she went to the ladies room and came back and I remember saying, “Man I wonder what time the band starts.” She said someone had just told her that they start at 11p. I was like 11? And somehow I got it in my head that 11 was just too damn long to wait. I was thinking what the heck are we going to do for an hour and forty five minutes? So, at that point, I decided that we were ready to go. We would head back to my bar where we go EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. I was calling an audible, a last minute change. Fellas, never call an audible on date night without checking with the sidelines. I really didn’t ask her if she wanted to go. I just screwed up by thinking that was way too long of a wait for me to sit there with my beautiful girlfriend. There would have been nothing wrong with staying there for another 2 hours. But in my head, 2 hours sounded like 2 years! Sure, We could have easily ordered another bottle of wine or something. (we weren’t driving.) But 2 hours just seemed like an eternity to me at that point and I made the (wrong) decision. She got quiet and her attitude changed. I’m so stupid, I couldn’t even figure out why. Everything had gone pretty freaking perfect. But NOW I realize that the reason she got mad was that she wanted to spend more “one on one” time with me and she wanted to hear the band too. When we got to my bar, we are “together” but she spends half of the night meeting listeners and taking pictures of me posing with other girls. I spend the whole night saying hi to people and telling the employees what to do. She is actually a VERY good sport about all of it. I know that gets old to her but I wasn’t thinking about that at the time. I was just thinking about how 2 hours was way too long to wait to hear a salsa band especially considering the fact that I’m going to look pretty stupid trying to salsa dance. (Hello AL, This was your idea!!!) We went back to MY bar and she barely said a word in the car. We sat at the bar for a while and she was still quiet. No more laughing, talking, smiling… and I STILL couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I took some pictures with people and I even sang my Karaoke Montage thinking that might cheer her up…yea, right. but my Karaoke wasn’t in the original date plan of the evening. (Isn’t it funny how clear things seem the day after?) It wasn’t until I dropped her off, yes, I dropped her off. Because at this point, I was getting mad at her for getting an attitude with me…”What could I have possibly done wrong???” So, I didn’t want to spend the night at her place at that point. Now we were both mad. She was mad at me for leaving before the band started and putting an early end to our date night, (but I didn’t know that.) And I was mad at her for getting all quiet and not telling me what the deal was. UGH, man…this night started off so well and it ended up with us mad at each other.
The morale of the story is: “Always call ahead to see what time the band starts.”
He’s the meth-making high school dropout that we all love! Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse Pinkman on the addictive drama Breaking Bad, called us. Find out what he did that made J-Si’s day and his big plans for the series finale!!
Bunch of action yesterday. We started our Kidd’s Kids reveal, which was one of the most beautiful ones I have ever been a part of. One of the nurses, Jillian, who has helped us on the trip, and who has donated for years, was awarded with a trip on this year’s Kidd’s Kids trip. She has a lil girl who has a form of cancer that tends to get pretty scary. She’s doing well right now, and is healthy enough to go on the trip. Talk about some tears. Just goes to show you how unexpected life can be. One day you are helping kids with disabilities and illnesses on the trip, and the next, you could be fighting for your very own. Jillian is one of those people, like the rest of the staff, that brings a smile to your face. She absolutely deserves to enjoy the trip with her daughter, and rest of the family, without having to work.
After that emotional meeting, I headed home for a lil bit before heading back to do a lil movie work. I am already thinking about Jillian, and her daughter, and how unexpected life can be… and then I see a police car outside my house as I am pulling up. My heart started pounding, because I had no idea what was happening. As I park, I see the police officer walking out of my home, he smiled, got in his car and took off. Now, I was confused. I walked into the house, and Cason was running around laughing, and Kinsey seemed normal. At least I knew nothing bad had really happened. So what had happened was that Kinsey came home from the doctor’s office. She unlocked the front door, let Cason out of his seat and let him walk into the house on his own, as she was grabbing Chloe. During this time, Cason grabbed the keys that were still inside the lock, found a cool little red button on the ADT fob, and pushed it. That little red button is the panic button, that should only be pressed during a real emergency. The police department got a stress call, and dispatched an officer to my house. Yay, Cason! In his defense, it has been a while since he pushed a button he was not supposed to push. Pretty sure I will be receiving some sort of bill for what happened yesterday.
My day was not done though, I went off to do a lil work and learn my first ever fight scene. Here is what I learned:
1. I suck at Tae Kwon Do
2. I am not flexible enough to look cool while kicking.
3. I would definitely get my butt handed to me by the 60 year old Mexican man, who is the master at the studio.
This gentleman asked me to try to punch him… for reals. He said when I turn you around, you just try to hit me in the face. He is about 5’7, and about 150 lbs. After a few minutes of talking me into actually trying to punch him, I finally gave in. He was so fast, that he would be able to grab my hand, knee me in the stomach, and drop me. Or he would flip me over his shoulder. Or he would drop to the ground and do some scissor thing that took my legs out. Basically, I have learned that I will never get into it with an old dude, because they may be a master Tae Kwon Do ninja.
Well, my first couple of shootings days are complete. Don’t worry, I didn’t go hood over the weekend… not that kind of shooting. Filming, I guess is a better term. I can honestly say I have completely misjudged acting. I always thought being an actor was easy. You show up, you film a couple things, and you go home, and count your millions of dollars. Nope. That is not what it is at all. It is actually draining, and tough. The days are three times longer than I expected, and you do the same thing over and over and over. And once you think you got it, you do it again. On Friday alone, I was there from 1pm until just after midnight, and they had already been working for a few hours before I even got there. So I will say that my respect for those who do the acting, directing, producing, and filming thing professionally has gone up 1000%. WOW!
We got the toughest scene out of the way the first day, which was weird, because it was a love scene… and I had only met the girl for about half an hour a few days beforehand. Maybe it’s better that way, but I have never been as nervous as I was leading up to that. That includes when I played sports, and my first day on the show… which were days that I was “I am about to puke” nervous. Kinsey had told me not to tell her when that scene was going to take place, so she wouldn’t be thinking about it the whole time I was away. So what does she do when I get home? She asks me if we filmed that scene. I didn’t want to lie about it, so I told her that we had done the scene. Then she started asking the questions that most significant others would ask, but I talked her out of asking those questions. What I did tell her is that it was the most awkward thing I have ever done in my life. Mostly because there are a bunch of dudes telling you what to do, where to put your hands, how to tilt your head, what noises to make and when, there’s a camera right next to you the whole time, they make you stop every 30 seconds and start over, plus it is hot in there because they cant have any outside noises. No AC, no fridge, no fans… nothing. That made her feel better.
So did I do a good job? I have no idea. They told me I did, but they could just be telling me that to make me feel good about myself. At least I am working with actual professionals, so I am hoping I look good because of them.
I did reward myself on Saturday by buying the Mayweather and Canelo fight. The fight itself was a bit boring, but watching awkward Justin Bieber acting all tough was worth the money. Dude was cracking me up. Lesson learned, boxing matches are never as good as you hope they will be. Next time I will watch it for free at Al’s bar, and just drink water so that I save money. Boom!
Janice Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele has been asked to shorten her name to fit on her Hawaiian driver’s licence, but she is refusing. Today the cast tried to pronounce it…Did anyone nail it? Check it out!
Cason is not doing too well with the new baby thing. He is actually doing better than I thought, but he still does not understand why mommy cannot drop everything when he comes up, taps her leg, and tries to grab her hand so he can guide her to whatever activity he wants to get into. I know what you are wondering, why don’t you just take over from there, J-Si? I try. He is into mom right now, so he doesn’t really respond well to me barging in on his attempted Cason and Kinsey time.
However, he is starting to do some pretty hilarious stuff. We took him with us to Chloe’s first doctors appointment, and he has now learned that when we go to the doctor, he is probably getting some sort of shot. So when he is sitting there, playing with the toys in the waiting room, he will drop everything when the nurse opens the door, he stares at her, and when she calls another kid’s name, he goes back to playing. When he heard Chloe’s name called, he looked confused, and as soon as we stood up, he freaked out and started saying, “no… no! no!” over and over again. I had to promise him that we were there for Chloe, and not for him to ease his mind. When the nurse walked into the actual room, he once again stops everything, looks at her, says “no, no, no… bye!!!!” Same thing when the doctor walked in. So I eased his mind again by telling him it was all for Chloe. I turned out to be a liar. The doctor told us Cason needed a flu shot. Great! When the nurse came back in, he know what was happening, he stared at me and gave me the, “I thought I could trust you” look. He got his little shot, cried, and then started making the noise you make when you fall down and skin your knee: “owwwwww… uhhhhhh!” He did that for about a minute straight, and I couldn’t stop laughing.
He must have recovered quickly, because K-Ras came over to see Chloe, and he automatically grabbed Emma Kelly’s hand, led her to his room, walked in there, and shut the door. I told that young man that he is not allowed to have girls in there with the door closed. He decided not to listen. I actually have video proof here:
They grow up so fast, don’t they? And look at lil Emma Kelly, going after a younger gentleman, like her mama. haha.
A few years ago, everyone on the show participated in the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Weather Challenge. They are probably some of the funniest videos we remember. If you’ve never seen them or haven’t seen them in a while, watch them below!