Paint + MyPerfectColor

When I worked at Amazon, I worked with a guy named Jason Shaw -- and since leaving Amazon, he became one of many startup founders, only unlike many of the more tech focused startups that I come across, his dealt with something much more physical... paint

I somewhat recently renovated my place and as anyone who has gone through renovations could tell you, the scale and scope of decisions one has to make -- almost all of which likely involve...

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Dog Stuff Recommendations
I have two wonderful rescue dogs and I wanted to share all the various items that we’ve grown to use (and often love) in case it’s helpful for other dog parents. 
Harness [link]
More people ask us about our harnesses than anything else. I’m not sure why — maybe it’s because it looks particularly robust, which it is. I first got it because Pop Tart has a slightly unusual body and he was able to get out of other harnesses. This harness...
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Quinnen Williams + Thoughts on the 2019 NFL Draft’s 1st Round
I was nervous. Mock draft after mock draft had the Jets taking Josh Allen. The logic was simple — these analysts identified DE / EDGE as their biggest position of need and Josh Allen as the most likely player at that position still available at #4 (after Bosa). Some late supposed interest in Ed Oliver — because of his high ceiling and Gregg Williams being interested. 
But to me, and this has been true for a long time, Quinnen Williams...
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The Downtime When You’re an Actor
When I moved to L.A., my old acting teacher kindly introduced me to a former student of his, Chris Carmack. Chris had already done The O.C., some movies, and largely seemed to be getting a one-off spot on a TV show here and there. 
Chris, who couldn’t have been been more gracious with his time, said something that really stuck in my mind. He had said (and I’m paraphrasing here from memory) that one of the problems with being an actor was...
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Rejection and Pliability
"'When you’re insecure in one, you lean on the other one that’s doing better at that time,” filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan said recently on my podcast, WorkLife. “Pliability is the definition of strength.'" [link]
When I first moved to L.A., wanting to be an actor, I leaned pretty heavily on this. I was living in Brentwood at the time, was a particularly industrious individual who wanted to keep moving forward, and the thing that I...
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Auditioning in Los Angeles
I thought I might write a little about what it’s like to audition (for me) as an actor in Los Angeles.
L.A. vs New York
Casting Rooms
Casting off of Tape
Self Submissions (via Manager/Agent)
Co-stars, Guest Stars, etc.
Unusual Auditions
Non-L.A. / NYC markets
L.A. vs. New York
Prior to moving to L.A., I lived in New York City, and the audition process there — largely, was completely different....
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