January 31, 2009

I have a friend who has a similar favourite romantic company as me.  We both love “You’ve Got Mail”.  Actually, we’re both Norah Ephron fans in general.  But we love “You’ve Got Mail”.  A while back, we’d gotten together to watch the movie and ended up just quoting the entire thing the whole way through and giggling and sighing like school girls!  It was awesome.

While I was in Tulsa last year, in the Fall (update coming soon), she’d tried to send me a little gift!  It somehow never came through.  Last night I had a lovely time with some friends here in Los Angeles.  We ate yummy food and watched a movie.  Our hostess had rented two movies, “Get Smart” and “Kung Fu Panda” and we were trying to decide which one to watch when my friend showed up…

She showed up with that little gift for me.  They were little “happy birthday” pencils, all sharpened, and wrapped in tissue paper.  I looked at them and thought, “How cute!”  And she waited…  And then it hit me!  A bouquet of newly sharpened pencils!

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address..”

…says Joe Fox to Kathleen Kelly in an email when they first start emailing at the beginning of the film.

So that got us girls talking about romantic comedies for a long time, listing our favourites, and laughing and giggling about screen kisses, comparing versions (“Pride & Prejudice”)…  And in that conversation, “The Wedding Singer” came up.  So our hostess said, “I’ve actually got ‘The Wedding Singer’!”  And that is what we watched.  She’d rented an action and an animation, and we ended up watching “The Wedding Singer”.

…all because of a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.

Stay tuned for more Team Fritch update:

  • Duncan Christopher
  • Christmas in Hawaii
  • Our Visit to Virginia
  • Settling Back Into California Life



May 7, 2008

is my friend Di’s life.


November 27, 2007

Other than normal Hollywood-hyphenate activities, Ryan’s been working almost feverishly on a quasi-documentary of a group in Brazil known as Ray of Hope.

Ryan’s business partner, Justin Monroe, along with other members of our community, traveled to Brazil early this year to document the progress that Ray of Hope has made in the jungles of the Amazon.  Ryan just recently put the finishing touches on three videos documenting three different villages in the region.

Check them out!


September 28, 2007

Mark Ellis that is. Ryan and I made the long trip from Sunset Plaza, where we parked, to The Comedy Store, where our friend Mark Ellis was doing a set in The Belly Room. Read the rest of this entry »


September 26, 2007

Ryan’s former roomie Steve the Hipster and his lovely and classy-cool wife Sarah made a return trip to LA this past weekend! We met up with them and their friends, John & Charity, at our favourite neighbourhood haunt, The Alcove. Read the rest of this entry »