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A few thoughts about Tennessee

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Just got back from a 4 week movie in Tennessee.

 

Average temperature was 95 with about 80% humidity

Cigarettes are $32 a carton

Gas is over a dollar cheaper than California

It's very hot

and Humid

The girls were amazingly friendly to the crew members :brow:

Graceland is smack in the middle of "the hood" and was a big disappointment

The Grand Ole Opry was pretty damned cool even though I'm not a country music fan

Spiders are freak'n HUGH there

Poison Ivy sucks

The sunsets are blood red and amazing

Lightning storms are breath taking

No tornado scares :angry:

I love California and I'm glad to be home

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I've been through the Nashville area 3 times and have found the people to be extremely nice.

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The Wench and I rented a 'castle' in the mountain's for a couple weeks. It was in the neighborhood of Dollywood. Strange area. Miles and miles of gimicky restaurants, mini-golf and such and traffic that moved at a crawl. Damn near impossible to get around - which wasn't too bad seeing how we got the place to lock ourselves away for a week.

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Just got back from a 4 week movie in Tennessee.

 

Average temperature was 95 with about 80% humidity

Cigarettes are $32 a carton

Gas is over a dollar cheaper than California

It's very hot

and Humid

The girls were amazingly friendly to the crew members :brow:

Graceland is smack in the middle of "the hood" and was a big disappointment

The Grand Ole Opry was pretty damned cool even though I'm not a country music fan

Spiders are freak'n HUGH there

Poison Ivy sucks

The sunsets are blood red and amazing

Lightning storms are breath taking

No tornado scares :angry:

I love California and I'm glad to be home

 

 

Why do I picture a man standing in the back of an open semi truck, uttering the words to two cops, "Nah, that ain't me. I'm from Buffalo." as Harold Faltermeyer cranks up on the jukebox...

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Visit Memphis for another version of Tennessee.

 

Visit Memphis for another version of Tennessee.

 

 

Pretty sure he did, if he was at Graceland.

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In Tenessee, a "10" is the number of teeth the girl has.

 

 

While they are some of the less attractive southern girls, I would hardly say this is accurate outside of the eastern hill country and western ghetto.

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Been there many times (Eastern TN mostly) and have a brother that lives about an hour from Knoxville. I'm guessing that Memphis area is very different from Knoxville, which is pretty different from Nashville.

 

 

PS Gas is pretty much a dollar cheaper than CA in most of the US. Colorado is one place I noticed traveling this summer that has more expsensive gas (compared to WY, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH).

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Visit Memphis for another version of Tennessee.

 

Beal Street is a hell of a lot of fun, I've always wanted to make it out when they have a blues fest going on.

 

Just don't go to West Memphis. There's a reason they let Arkansas have that part :lol:. If you really wanna gamble while you're there, Tunica, MS is less than 30 minutes away, and much better casinos where you don't have to worry about getting mugged.

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Forgot to thank whoever dropped a beautiful 8 week old black lab in the back woods to die. We found him, cleaned him up, took him to the vet and he is in tip top shape. After 2 weeks of being on set, he has settled in to his new role in life as a set dog. He has come out of his shell and is a wonderful addition to our film family. He is currently waiting for the next gig.....those of you who have FB have more than likely seen the pictures I posted of him. Let the adventures begin for our little (soon to be HUGH lab) "Indie".

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In Tenessee, a "10" is the number of teeth the girl has.

 

 

You have never even been south of Maryland, have you? You'd know for a fact that wasn't true.

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Oh man how could I forget Bologna Bisquits!! I was curious after stopping by the local BP gas station (yes I know...BP you say? Only service station for almost 20 miles so it was either that or go without...and I ain't going without), I discovered they made fresh breakfast each day. When ever I needed cigs or Red Bull, we would leave 30 minutes early and head to the BP for Bologna Bisquits....HEAVEN!!!! Oh and BTW: The stunning young brunette behind the counter just happened to find herself as a featured extra in 2 scenes :brow:

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You have never even been south of Maryland, have you? You'd know for a fact that wasn't true.

 

 

Yeah I never got this "all the girls are ugly in _____ town". I've traveled around this country a lot, in big cities and small towns. I've seen attractive and ugly in all these places. Maybe some people watch too much TV and think every woman should look like a model or actres.

 

Bologna biscuits, hmm might have to try those.

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In Tenessee, a "10" is the number of teeth the girl has.

 

You have never even been south of Maryland, have you? You'd know for a fact that wasn't true.

 

 

if Obama had made dentures "free" like he made birth control "free", maybe he'd have a chance at winning a state or two in the south. :shrug:

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if Obama had made dentures "free" like he made birth control "free", maybe he'd have a chance at winning a state or two in the south. :shrug:

 

:pc: So taz fit in there? :unsure:

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You got into some poison ivy? In the south, you learn how to spot that very quickly in life, LoL.

 

 

If it has 3, then leave it be.

 

(3 leaves that is)

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You got into some poison ivy? In the south, you learn how to spot that very quickly in life, LoL.

 

If it has 3, then leave it be.

 

(3 leaves that is)

 

 

I really didn't have a choice. The scenes involved a woman being chased by a man through the wilderness. Poison Ivy was everywhere at every location. Pretty much the entire Grip and Electric crew got it on our legs and arms. I'm still itchy beyond belief but the calamine lotion seems to work.

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Got a bad case of this a couple times, once when younger, then more recently when working around my house (a big PI patch in one spot that I failed to recognize). Best suggestion in those cases where you have to work around it is cover up, long pants and long shirt. Then at least it isn't all over your arms and legs.

 

Yeah and don't scratch and cover yourself in calamine lotion.

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I really didn't have a choice. The scenes involved a woman being chased by a man through the wilderness. Poison Ivy was everywhere at every location. Pretty much the entire Grip and Electric crew got it on our legs and arms. I'm still itchy beyond belief but the calamine lotion seems to work.

 

If you're still itchy beyond belief and have it bad, then definitely don't try this suggestion, but for milder cases:

 

Take cotton swab or wadded up paper towel covered in alcohol, and break the rules by essentially scratching the spots with it until they're opened. It will then dry it out from the alcohol.

 

But again, DO NOT try this if you have a bad case, because you might very well end up making it worse and spread it.... But if you're not that allergic to it, this can clear it up no problem.

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The girls were amazingly friendly to the crew members :brow:

 

Oh and BTW: The stunning young brunette behind the counter just happened to find herself as a featured extra in 2 scenes :brow:

 

The scenes involved a woman being chased by a man through the wilderness.

 

 

What kind of movies are you working on?

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What kind of movies are you working on?

 

 

This one was an independent, non-union slash and gash film called "Demon Lake". While these types of movies tend to be on the lower end of the pay scale, they are more often than not the funnest to work on. Working and getting paid top dollar on union movies/television is nice and all, but the creative input you have working on indie films is second to none.

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