First off — Thank you Everyone for your thoughtfulness and good wishes for a speedy recovery.  My Orthopedist tells me I should be 100 % in about six weeks. 

Soon I will be posting pictures and a blog devoted to the Baltimore premiere, and an interview with another star of Samaritan. 

So what have I been doing since the big screening at Gardel’s?  How I have I been preparing for the New York premiere at the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival?  I thought I would let my daughter Hannah’s blog speak for itself….

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Avaticked Off!
Current mood: mischievous
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Gentle Readers, Dear Friends, and Avid Avatar Devotees:

My master plan to get my father and stepmother (still working on her) to watch Avatar, (an animated adventure) was falling into place.  In my quest for parental domination, I decided to take the path of least resistance — the weakest link in the familial food chain — daddy-kins.  Pam is proving more resilient to my charms, but she will soon succumb.  Anon. My father had been attacked by a vicious wild arachnid, (spider for you illiterates’, a.k.a. father). Anon. Dad has been recuperating at home, sporting many frumpy bathrobes and bunny slippers (Ok, so I made the bunny slippers up…or did I?). Anon. Like a lioness spotting her prey, an antelope wounded and separated from the herd, vulnerable to attack.  I pounced!  “Daddy, since you’re catatonic and practically in a coma, I’m going to brain wa- I mean, we’re going to have an Avatar marathon, and you’re going to watch two season’s worth of Avatar…and there’s nothing you can do about it.  Blink twice if you agree.  Wait that’s three blinks, I’m not quite sure what that means. I’ll take that as a very enthusiastic yes. Father, why are your eyes bulging? You must really be excited, let’s start now!” 

Ok, so I readied his laptop in front of him, and started him on Book One (Water) Episode One (Boy in the Iceberg).  And after only seven hours of brain wa — I mean — viewing pleasure, Daddy was like a crack addict waitn’ for the goods, or ava-crack as I like to call it. 

So Dad and I are all caught up on every episode, and were preparing for the newest adventure when the Avatar portal advertises the new episode  for Oct 20, 2006, 8 pm.  We don’t have cable (*gasp*), so we have to catch it on their site; they said the new episode would be up by this morning. They Lied!!  It didn’t even air, so I wrote this letter below.  Enjoy!

Dear Avatar Port-Holes,

Normally I’d rank this site very high, but…here’s the deal: dad’s been home sick for several weeks, and I got him hooked on avatar.  So last night, I tell Daddy-man he’s got a new episode of Avatar to view.  Forget it, it wasn’t there.  I looked it up on your site, and it said you would post it the morning or day after the episode airs. Well where is it?  It’s no longer morning — it’s well into the afternoon and it’s darn near evening right now. Do you know how hard it is to get somebody in my dad’s demographic to watch Avatar? I hope you’re happy with yourselves.  Next time don’t put bogus release dates. I think you set my father’s recovery back a week.


Avaticked Off  🙂

So there you have it.  I have been watching cartoons with my daughter! 

Take Care All,