They filmed a bit for the new HBO series, Treme, right around the block yesterday. We were warned about the filming and told that parking would be restricted and our patience was requested. The information was met with great resistance from our neighbors. God forbid someone/something should hamper their ability to park on the street for a day and don't even mention the fact that someone might *gasp* make noise outside at 6 a.m. on a MONDAY. Let's just say that there was a ton of bellyaching going on and it made me bristle. I don't understand why I constantly find myself surrounded by people with myopic views about life and how to live it. Why is it that I instantly appreciated that a little inconvenience is a small price to pay for the good that Treme can do for NOLA - and I don't need to run down the list because you are all smart enough to recognize why it might be important to let this film crew do a good job.
I was busted by a reporter from ABC yesterday morning while I was taking out the trash. I was still in my running clothes, hadn't brushed my hair and am lucky I had (I think) blown my nose a few minutes before going outside. I panicked a little at first, wondering if I would get busted since I was supposed to be working from home (and really, I was, I just took a break to take the trash out - okay, okay, and I wanted to check out the craft services tables lined up outside of my house and make sure there weren't any stars loitering about). At any rate, it is a feeble attempt on the part of the local news people to make a big deal out of nothing. It is just a bunch of people lamenting the fact that they can't park in their regular parking spot and that movie-making is a noisy business. Newsworthy? Um, I don't think so, but maybe it was just a slow day.
In case you missed it and want to see my 5 seconds of fame, here you go: