Thursday, March 30, 2006

Spring Fever

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

-Robert Frost (A prayer in spring)

Ahh. Spring is here, and we have many new arrivals at the office. 3 to be exact. No, Bryan isn't pregnant, and I haven't had any babies. I'll elaborate. Let me start off by sharing with you all the most notable new arrival; Chris.

As I mentioned before, we have a new employee. Chris has jumped right in to things here at the office. At the moment he is currently making a preview for an upcoming match between Melissa and Drake Morimatsu. It's fantastic. He's going to be a great addition to the office. Chris is a nice kid, who allows me to photograph him and plaster him upon the internet.. So he's alright in my book.

And the other 2 new arrivals at the office? Pidgeons! Yay! The boys of the office think I am nuts, but I am rather excited. In the office we have a little window that peeks in to a crevice in the building. There is nothing really to look at. The fact that there is a window in that location is a little confounding in the first place, but there it is. There has always been pidgeons hanging out there, they sort of sleep and hang out. Never mind the fact that someone had plopped an owl statue out there to try to scare them away. I always look out there and sort of space out when I need a break from wrestling. Yesterday I noticed there were two little tiny itty bitty pidgeon eggs. Brand new babies! How fun! So I am going to keep track of the babies, take pictures, and give you all updates.

Probably not the most exciting thing for you wrasslin' fans.. But this isn't a wrasslin' blog. This is ClickWrestle behind-the-scenes. And behind-the-scenes of ClickWrestle is a geeky gal who thinks the new pidgeon eggs are almost as exciting as the upcoming zombie-queen go go dancers.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I didn't even have to photoshop these ones.

The company that has founded, BlackPants inc., has teamed up with All Pro Wrestling to put on a wrestling show on April 15th at the Kezar stadium in San Francisco. A large part of my job for the past two days has been to find some entertainment for the half-time show. And here they are... The Living Dead Girlz.

If you haven't seen them before, you should check them out. They are pretty awesome. Think Go-Go Dancers.. With an obscene twist. It's fantastic. What could be better than a bunch of hot, undead zombie dancers after brains and blood?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The 21st century Fox

So, there is a new lady on the scene. She goes by "The 21st century Fox". I had seen her name floating around a bit starting a few months ago. She joined up on and I started taking notice to her.

This morning Bossman walked in with an armful of tapes and said, "Here, new content provider" and sort of stumbled out into the freezing depths of our offices. I checked it out, and it looks like we are going to start carrying footage from the Pure Wrestling Association. PWA is a promotion in Ontario, Canada and they just happen to have 21st century Fox on their roster. After reviewing the footage, I was finally able to see her wrestle. She's not bad! In the 2 matches I saw her in, she was facing off against ClickWrestle favorite, Melissa. These matches should be online soon, and I encourage you all to check 'em out.

In other news, it looks like we have a new employee here at the ClickWrestle offices. How exciting. I wonder if he will be as full of charm as the lovely Bryan. More-over, I wonder how I can eventually lock him in a cage? Hmm...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Since you've been gone.. I can feel (my fingers) for the first time.

Bryan is out of the office today, which means I am spending the first day in my new office alone. I must admit.. Excellence. There are a few things I wasn't expecting when I heard about the new office. They are all good things so far. For example.. It's widely known that I am the coffee-mule around these parts. My last office's closest starbucks trip took about 20 minutes round trip. This office has a Starbucks that is much, much closer bringing my Starbucks trip down to like 8 minutes. Sweet.

Also, since Bryan is out, I sort of have full reign of my little office. It's a dark, moody little room full of video equipment and computers and generic light. I love it. My biggest complaint yesterday was that it was fr-fr-freeeeezing. Well, since I am all alone, I put the space heater under my desk, and closed my doors. The room heated up in no time at all. It's toasty now. I have old APW footage capturing in the corner, and the volume is up and I don't have to worry about bugging the other people in the office because I have my own(ish) room! I feel like a teenage girl again.

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas. (Why is it so cold?!)

New office. It's got it's ups and downs so far. For example. At the moment it's probably about 4 degrees in the office that Bryan and I share. Definately a downside. On the plus side: There is a sweet arcade right next door with 8 different pin-ball games. INCLUDING Adams Family. It doesn't get much better than that. (Unless you account for the old school Dungeuns and Dragon's game.) The area is nice though.. There is this little back alley with some trendy bars and some really yummy-smelling restaurants. Lots of food in the area. I had some sort of roasted chicken for lunch today that was excellent.

All of the equipment is set up. Looks like we will be back in the swing of things in no time. Bryan and I wandered the hardware store like two lost puppies today, looking for little things we need to tie the office together. It was a pretty sad little affair. I looked at the lady behind the counter with my best "please save me" look and she found the extremely expensive light bulbs I needed. Then I wandered over to the loose screws and nails section and sort of fumbled around. I came out with 2 fistfulls of screws and wall anchors when Bryan had to turn me around and show me the little baggies and information section you had to fill out. It was like a tiny ikea. I got out of there without losing any limbs. I am a lucky girl.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow.

"Weep if you must,
Parting is hell.
But life goes on,
So sing as well."
-Joyce Grenfell

Today is moving day. Goodbye to the cage, goodbye to walking in to a pitch black office every morning and stumbling to find a light switch. Goodbye to the freezing cold atmosphere that is maintained to keep the server happy. Goodbye to the yummy italian place on the corner with the super-hot bartender. Goodbye to Alex at the Soup Company who greets me so warmly every morning. Goodbye to the russian guy at Subway who gets confused when he asks me "Cheese?" and I say "Shredded" 3 times a week, every time. Goodbye to the Saxophone player on the corner who plays "My Funny Valentine" every time he spots me coming down the road. Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

And hello? To what? I am not too sure yet. New office. I hear it used to be pink. Bossman wouldn't stand for it though. Alas. I'll let you all know how the move goes. You all have a lot of APW stuff to look forward to this weekend. Possibly a few WWWA releases. I'll see you all Monday, constant readers.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Angel Williams

When I opened up my browser to check out clickwrestle's newest featured match of the day I saw a picture of a woman with Daizee Haze's legs so completely wrapped around her head, that I couldn't figure out who she was. (Bryan clearly made that screen shot.) I looked at her gear and body and thought that it was perhaps Lacey. A quick glance at the title of the featured match told me that was not so. "Mercedes Martinez and Angel Williams vs. Daizee Haze and Mickie Knuckles" Angel Williams? Who is Angel Williams? I decided to do a little studying.

Angel Williams seems to have been trained by Rob Fuego. She appears to have a developmental contract with the WWE and is working for Deep South Wrestling. Very cool, eh? Be sure to check out her, and this match, today. =)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Days are lost to wind and whim.

Back to work! While there was a nice little break on Thursday and Friday for our graphics training, it is over now. So the went the weekend. Break time is so fleeting.

Today Bryan and I started working on a few new formats for our upcoming previews. Trying to keep it cohesive. I got new UWF footage, which looks pretty awesome. There is a casket match with Abyss and Sabu (Who else?), and even a midget match. Sweet. Little people are the best.

I am hearing murmers in the hall of some pretty impressive female footage coming in, so keep your eyes open, kids. Looks like there is some great stuff on the way. Plus, if you are looking for some great stuff we already have, check out the MPT versus JJ Perez match that just released. That match comes to you free from APW and took place only 1 month ago. How awesome is that?

Friday, March 03, 2006

JJ versus The Hulk

Second day of Photoshop bootcamp today. "Dave is really cool. He's a super-cool teacher!" He asks me to report. I guess it's true. What other teacher do I get to hear have conversations on his cell phone about surfing? In the middle of winter? Yea. Come on. He's clearly a cool guy.

If anyone has been watching, you will have seen that the Sara vs. Melissa falls count anywhere preview has changed a few times. We've been tweaking it here at the office, trying to get it just right. It's currently on version three, which has a lot more clips from the match in it. Check it out.. I haven't made 15 versions of this thing for nothing. ;)

Otherwise, TGIF. You all have a wicked-cool weekend. Or is it super-cool? I dunno. Ask Dave. I leave you with something I was fiddling with during class. Enjoy! (Notice the subtle liposuction!)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sorry, Melissa.

Hey guys. So bossman sprung for a little graphics arts training for the office. Today and Tomorrow we have PhotoShop bootcamp. We are going over the basics for now, and while it's redundant at times, there is a lot of cool stuff I totally forgot about. I found new ways to utilize simple tools. Our Teacher, an awesome guy named Dave, spent the day in front of the company alternately training and rave-dancing. All in all, a very amusing day.

And what did I accomplish? Well.. BossMan thinks I am a little morbid now, but check it out.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A question mark on a calendar.

I can't believe that the featured match today, Melissa versus Jaqueline, took place nearly a year ago.. Seems like only yesterday. It was a wonderful match, and everyone knows that both of those women are great workers, so I don't have too much to say about it. I'll just leave you off with this nice little picture to look at while I update you all on what's going on around the office.

Just yesterday my lovely cherub of a coworker turned around every preview we have here on CW and gave it a quicktime counterpart. Good work on his part. I finished up a little bit of WWWA footage recently, so that will be coming out soon. In fact, it looks like they have decided they want to put a few promotional videos out as well for free streaming on ClickWrestle. Free is always good!

We're moving out of the cage, soon. =( We have a new office, and that means I can't pull any more lock-Bryan-in-the-cage type capers. I'll figure something out though.. the office has a little trap window in one of the walls.. Hmm.