I'm Gabi, and I watch a lot of TV. I mean, a lot. I think I have about 33 shows on my Tivo season pass. I'm thinking that there might be some kind of support group for this, but in the meantime, I'll just write a blog about it instead.

I've been living in Los Angeles for the past five years, and before that, I lived in Boston and New York. I moved out west to become a TV writer, and have spent the last five years getting lunch for a lot of TV writers. That's almost the same, right?

I like Los Angeles for the fact that I can go to the beach in January. I miss Boston for the snow, the changing of the seasons, and the fact that you can go places without a car.

When I'm not watching TV, I can usually be found incessantly quoting TV shows with my friends, rollerblading, dancing, hanging out at the beach, or reading a young adult novel. Very occasionally, when I'm lucky, I can be found working at an actual job.

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Chandler Bing, Jessica Stein, or Lorelai Gilmore. I often get into trouble for this. I think this quote, spoken by the great Chandler Bing during the 8th season of "Friends", sums up my outlook pretty well:

"I'm not great at the advice. Can I offer you a sarcastic comment? Some cheese?"

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Lesbian photographer Alix Smith is among 1143 artists being considered for a whopping $250,000 grant from Pepsi. For the last two years, Smith has been working on an award winning photography project/social action campaign that addresses inequality in civil rights – specifically, in the rights afforded to gay and lesbian individuals. Through gesture, color scheme, background and lighting, the photographs that comprise States of Union are loosely based on classical paintings. The goal of the project, which was exhibited at The Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York, and in Los Angeles at Manifest Equality, is to show LGBT youth - and indeed all Americans - that LGBT families, couples, and loves are no different than heterosexual ones and deserve the same love, support, and admiration.

Pepsi's "refresh everything" campaign seeks to reward "people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact" and will change their community. Smith believes that encouraging positive identify formation in gay and lesbian youth by exposing them to images of familial love that they can relate to is critical to changing all American communities for the better. States of Union has been compared to the AIDS Quilt in its power to have a profound emotional affect on those that see it.

Voting for the winner of this grant began on April 1 and Smith's project has already moved from 215th place to 76th, but in order to win she must move to 1st place. Supporters may vote daily for this project online at http://www.refresheverything.com/statesofunion

* Alix Smith is available for interviews about the project, and we're happy to provide jpegs of her work if you'd like to post them.

IN THE LIFE is doing a segment on Alix Smith and States of Union. It is the second story in the "Dismantling Hate" episode. You can see it online at: http://www.inthelifetv.org/html/watchitl.shtml

To learn more about States of Union go to: www.statesofunion.com

Thanks for taking a look at this project and we hope you'll consider voting, passing the information to people you know or organizations you are apart of and we hope you'll consider posting about it!