For this week’s Legally Free Friday, I have the adventure game, Scarygirl. It’s a flash game so it will play in your web browser. Abandoned and washed up on a deserted island, Scary Girl is on a mission to find the man haunting her dreams. While exploring the island she’ll have the help of oddball characters.
April 16th was my 25th Birthday. I went to work early in the morning, where I got with lots of orders all by myself until Tristen showed up late since he thought he had the day off. I got a free lunch for my birthday at one of the places in the food court since it was my birthday. I got off at six and drove to Humble Pie where I met up with my parents and sister for dinner.
Afterwards, I went back to my place for a few hours until I went downtown and meet up with Ali and Whitney in Bricktown at little after ten. Ali took me to the Dueling Piano Lounge, which opened up that day. We got in free since he knew the owner, who I also got to meet up with and talked to him about interviewing him for Uncovering Oklahoma. He agreed and he is looking forward to the show. Then after we hung around there, we went to Rok Bar. Again, Ali got me in free due to his connections. There he introduced me to his friend Lauren who later invited me to join them all Saturday at Citywalk for her birthday. Anyway, I never been to Rok Bar or any dance club for that matter, so I felt a bit awkward, but I loosened up after awhile. I got a couple dances with some hot girl whose name I never caught. As we we leaving, I asked Ali who she was and told me that he had just met her that night too. I didn’t get home until one a.m. Oh, and of course I had to work early, which I actually handled just fine.
As for presents, I only got a blender from my parents, a $25 Visa gift card from my sister, and $20 from my Uncle Tim. I wasn’t expecting much since it seems like everyone is tight on cash, but anyway that was my birthday. I went to places that I’ve never been to before and I’m going to keep trying new things because simply, I want to live.
FIlming for Uncovering Oklahoma kicked off on April 15. I started out the afternoon exploring downtown Oklahoma City, checking out a few places I had been told to visit and trying to set up interviews for later that evening when Ali, the host for the episode, would join up. Ali, who was accompanied with his girlfriend, Whitney, meet up with me at around six in the evening.
We began on a segment on the Underground and that was a bumpy start. Shortly after I pulled out my video camera to record some shots, I heard this voice over the intercom saying that photography was not allowed. Both Ali and Whitney didn’t understand the intercom, but I knew what I heard, so we made our way to the security office to confirm it. When we arrived, I explained that we we filming the Underground for a documentary series. He told us that we would need permission and I was cool with that, so I asked who I would have to talk to in order to get permission. Long story short, the security had to check in with the manager and we were able to get permission right then and there. We went down to a hallway and I had Ali explain what the Underground was and why it was worth checking out. Since it had been awhile since he done anything on camera, we spent about half an hour trying to get the speech right. I got about two or three takes that should work. I also quickly picked up various extra footage of the Underground to roll with the segment.
Then after we got done with the Underground, we rushed to Put A Cork in It. I told the owner, Andrea, that we would be there around sevenish after we filmed the Underground, but it was more like 7:30 when we got there. Both the Underground and Put A Cork in it close at eight. Since it was an interview and we had filmed something earlier, the whole process went smoother. We did several takes to make everyone look good. Andrea snapped a few pictures of us for her Facebook and here they are below.
Then after that, we called it a night.
Overall, I am really excited. It looks like the Downtown segment will be the first episode that will air next month. We need to film a few more locations and have Charmaine interview one of the owners of a clothing store. I’ll keep you guys posted and I’ll hold back any spoilers.
It’s time for me to reveal Uncovering Oklahoma. The goal of the documentary series is to showcase interesting places to visit, things to do, food to sample, and stores to shop at for teens and young adults. Eventually if the show goes well it will cover all of Oklahoma, but for the first season or so it will focus on the greater Oklahoma City metro area. Basically, every place from Stillwater to Norman will be featured.
As I’ve been compiling the list of locations to feature and showing that list around, everyone saw a few places on that list that they have never heard of before. Most of my friends think that there is noting to do or check out and I want to show everyone what Oklahoma City has to offer. I know it can be pretty boring, but hopefully with this show I’ll make it less boring. I’m also uncovering many new places myself. I’m exited. Charmaine and Tristan, the hosts, are excited. Plus everyone that I told about it so far is looking forward to watching it.
I’ve been waiting to reveal the production on here once I got the domain name registered and now that it’s mine, you can visit the Uncovering Oklahoma site at www.uncoveringoklahoma.com today. Right now, it’s just a simple page explaining that the show is in production and will air either late May or early June. We will have a few episodes finished and then I’ll released a new episode each week until I run out. If the show is popular, we’ll begin work on filming even more episodes. We’re making plans to start filming some locations or at the very least, investigating a few un-visited, some time next week.
You can check back here at Rogue Ego for the latest updates.
After much thought and research, I ordered a new iMac. I am getting the 24-inch iMac with 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB memory, and with keyboard with the number pad. I used the discount plan that I get with Apple through my work, so I saved over $100. I’m so excited. I had been waiting for the iMac refresh for the longest time and when that came, I was waiting for the new OS, but since it looks like it will be September until Snow Leopard is released, I went ahead and brought it today. I really could use a new computer for when I start work on my documentary series. Getting the computer was an ordeal since I had to call my bank to get my spending limit temporary extended and then I took an hour lunch to run home and order it.
Besides ordering my next computer, I went to the Mediaeval Fair in Norman. When I got there, it was closing down for the night. Though, it wasn’t a total lost. I meet up with my friend Darien for dinner and I checked out some of the places that Campus Corner had to offer. I made note of several of them for the documentary series.
I know I’ve talked about the series a few times and I’ll share more details on the next update!