Who knew it took so many people to make a movie. I’m not just talking about the movie stars. There is a ton and I mean a ton of directors and producers needed to get it all done; and don’t even get me started on the assistants. We’ve picked up a few people, but I would still consider this to be a skeleton crew.
You have to hand it to Lav and MG…Even with a skeleton crew, they manage to be seen a lot. That director guy told them to ditch the crowns…It looks like that ain’t happening. On another positive note, the Cowboy has started to talk a little more. This morning, he said, “Don’t touch my Harley!!!”
Here comes everybody from breakfast. It’s cornbread day. (Pretty much everybody likes it, because they can get it to go for all three meals.) All of them are headed for the drawing room of the NRM. I get tired of writing, newly remodeled mansion, so I’m just going to say NRM. Hey!! There’s a couple of new people.
The director with the megaphone: CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME? It has come to our attention that in order to make a movie, you’re supposed to have a producer, so the Cowboy went out and hired one. She is so excited about joining the crew, but I heard she’s not too happy with the writers, which doesn’t make sense because we haven’t hired any yet. I would like you all to meet our new Executive Producer, and make-up artist, Stephanie Spielberg:
Stephanie Spielberg: Hi all…I’m so happy to be here at the Cowboy’s newly remodeled mansion to produce this exciting movie. I’m going to pass out a paper with a few bullet points listing my qualifications. Some of you might have heard of my cousin twice removed, Steven Spielberg. He’s not much to look at, but he’s very talented…and rich!
I will encourage the girls to wear their crowns. They might be veterinarians, but they’re not dead. Personally, I just love music. I always have a song in my head. I’ve even chosen the background music for our western.
- I have good creative vision. I can make up a good story at the drop of a hat.
- I’m self-motivated. I don’t even need an alarm clock.
- I’m good at motivating people. Who do you think got the assistant to serve cake? I will continue to support her by offering a calming chamomile tea.
- I’m good at problem-solving. I will write the script…you’ll love it!
- I understand the creative processes of film making. Who interviewed the organist? Can he play saxophone, drums, piano and clarinet? I can teach him, and I’ll also throw in a few drum lessons.
- I have excellent communication skills. I talk on the phone, text, and talk on the phone.
Lav: Can I be excused? I have cornmeal stuck in my teeth.
TC: (She has been sitting there quietly.) I’m a town Crier. Can I have a part in the movie?
Stephanie Spielberg: Absolutely. What will it take for you to trade your cheese head in for a cowboy hat?
I’m the Tattler Cowgirl. I snoop around and tell on people. Don’t tell her, but I have my cheese head under my hat.
A I who used to be the Aggressive Informant is practicing to be an Air-born Cowboy in the movie. She flys around in an airplane and herds cattle. Sorry A I, I had to change your initials to AC. I think it sounds cooler anyway.
AC: I flew around this ranch all day, and I didn’t see one cow. Lav came with me and she didn’t see one cow either.
The Director with the megaphone: Lav’s dog Nincompoop drove a bunch of longhorns in here yesterday. If you two didn’t see them, you must have had something else on your minds.
AC becomes very quiet, and Lav already left to get the corn out of her teeth.
So the beautiful sun sets on another southern South Dakota day. I don’t know about all of you, but this thing is wearing me out. I almost forgot. We added to our staging and I heard tomorrow will be the first rehearsal.
Be there at sunrise
Photo of the sunrise by Dianna Kenobbie Diehm or Amber Diehm.
If they don’t give me my lines tonight, I’m going on strike, or my name isn’t Lucky, Soo’-TAH, Arf.
The background music for the movie…Take Two..A real western song. Straight out of Nashville.