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SIBLING RIVA+LRY

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My kids compete over everything: who can wash their hands first, who gets to sit at the head of the table, who makes the best Perry the Playtpus chitter. Everything. And it’s maddening. I usually just tell them to stop arguing over stupid stuff like that or I’ll send them to their rooms so I can get some peace and quiet.

That said, I realize what mostly bothers me is that they’re competing over stupid meaningless trivia (like who has the best Pokémon card) rather than stuff that matters – see, I am actually OK with being competitive for stuff that matters.

We’re following the, so far for Canada, awesome Winter Olympics and, when we heard on the radio that Canada had for the first time ever led in the medal standings, my 8 year old exclaimed, “Yes! IN YOUR FACE, NORWAY!” Words truly that I never thought to hear from anyone. Yet, I laughed really hard and was in full agreement with the sentiment.

So when they brought home their report cards and were competing over who had the best report card, (Oh, yeah! I am the best in Self-Regulation!) I know that I may be reaping some sort of hurricane down the road, but I couldn’t help but being pleased.

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CASTING FOR MY SHORT, PARENTAL ADVISORY, STARTS TOMORROW

Believe it or not I was not expecting to see this when I clicked on ACTRA’s site but gives me a thrill anyway. Note the second entry:

’s Shooting?

ACTRA Toronto > Performers > What’s Shooting?
If you are working on one of the productions listed here and have questions about the working conditions or other issues covered by an ACTRA agreement, please contact that production’s Steward (email address on the far right of the table). If you have questions about AoS (Accident on Set) please email  Tania Cardwell.

Click on any heading to sort the list.

Production Phone Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy) End Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Casting BG Casting/ BG Count Stunts Insurer Steward Steward Email
MIKE THE KNIGHT AND THE JOURNEY TO DRAGON MOUNTAIN – ANIMATION (416)479-6525 01/29/2014 01/31/2014         CINDY RAMJATTAN cramjattan@actratoronto.com

PARENTAL ADVISORY: DISCIPLINARY MEASURES – TIP SHORT

(416)465-0004 02/22/2014 02/23/2014         CINDY RAMJATTAN cramjattan@actratoronto.com

http://www.actratoronto.com/performers/whats-shooting/

Congrats – JUICE Mobile – Most Promising Digital Company 2012

2012 Digi Awards Most Promising Digital Company – JUICE Mobile

I’m pleased to announce that JUICE Mobile took home the award for Most Promising Digital company at the 2012 Digi Awards last night. I worked on the application and so am really pleased to see that I was able to showcase the qualities for which JUICE has been rewarded.

Also the good looking guy above is not only the Founder and CEO, he is also my brother, Neil Sweeney.

 

Pop Culture: School Projects now posted

What is the REAL point of these infernal projects?

My (mostly) weekly updated blog, Pop Culture, has a new post up: School Projects. In it, I discuss Comfort with Failure, Tough Love and the Real Project Being Worked Upon.

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/11/school-projects.html

Pop Culture also appears as a column in Village Living Magazine and has had a piece reprinted on The Good Men Project website.