Last night, a bunch striking feature writers gathered for drinks and conversation at EAT on Sunset, just feet from where I picketed way back on day one. Although I didn’t realize it, I was apparently a host for the event. So I’m glad I didn’t listen to my exhaustion and bail on it.
It was a good chance to put more faces with names, and while I had to duck out early-ish to buy milk and sleep, here’s hoping such events become more frequent — even when the strike’s resolved.
Today’s picketing at Paramount was straightforward, with familiar faces and little drama. J.J. Abrams brought doughnuts. Jordan Mechner filled me in on details about the graphic novel I’ve been pestering him for years to finish. Four hours went quickly.
Today in Things I’ve Bought That I Love, Mindy Kaling (the writer-actress who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office) worries that the strike might deter her from buying lawn ornaments. I tried to leave the following comment on the blog, but it’s limited to cool kids, so I thought I’d make this pledge here for all the internet to witness:
I will buy you all the holographic lawn ornaments you can stand. All I ask is that you please just stage an “Office, Live!” performance somewhere in town before the holidays. Because that would be awesome.