Friday, February 29, 2008

So I am here in Oklahoma City at Victory Church, and here is what they
pick me up in at the airport. Nice. Not the same church bus we had
when I was a child.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Here is the other video I just produced called, "A Film Maker". We had too much fun making this one. I love to see an idea that was in my head come alive on screen. And then to get great feedback and love from the people who see it ... That is mad nice.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fast cars

Just me and my son racing slot cars tonight. Does this make me like a
race-ist?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Still at the military burn unit doing what we can to cheer up troops
who have come back from Iraq. Here is one solider of many who actually ended
up bringing us some cheer as well.
His injuries happened from a suicide bomber. After telling us about this,
he then went on and told us how he is blessed and how a person cannot
let a " bump in the road" slow you down. That he will continue to be
all he can be and help others while doing so.
Then, Brad Garrett said to him - just as I was thinking the same exact
thing, "You have got to do some public speaking when you get out of
here." Then he said, "Na... It's just the morphine kicking in," as he
pushed his bedside button for another dosage.
That is some funny stuff!

Now I'm at the rehabilitation center.

I am visiting the Fort Sam Houston Brooke Army Medical Center and
these guys are great! Their outlook on life is amazing!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

So, here is the full version of the video I wrote and co-produced for the 16th annual Movieguide Awards. You know how award shows always pay recognition to the big names...well I wanted to show love to the not so big names. So we created a category to give an award to called "Best Supporting Extra" in a motion picture. And here it is...

video

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Just in case you have been wondering what the inside of a Hummer limo
looks like.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

In case of fire $

Okay... This is at the hotel I am staying at in Michigan. Question.
Why would they put the fire extinguisher on the other side of a door
that needs a hotel key?

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's about time I got one of these. They were hard to come by when I
was a student. Now, I got two in one day. Things are looking up.

I got to read my book to some really cool kids at Hall Elementary
School today. This is Mrs. Krystinuak's 1st grade class.

MI.

Back in Michigan, WEATHER I like it or not.

Nice having the plane to yourself sometimes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I had a practice with my girls' basketball team and it went great. I think we will have a great outing next Monday. The girls are working hard and they have come a long way.
Today is going to be a great day. I can't wait to write to tell you what happens.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I hope this does not mean I am going to catch my son holding a microphone, talking to himself in the mirror one day.

A powerful video. I guess it's probably best to teach our kids to focus on the Heavenly Father more so than their earthy parents.
Here is the first half of a clip I wrote and co-produced for the Movieguide Awards. We showed it to a room of Hollywood peeps and they seemed to really enjoy it. I will have the full clip posted soon, but here is a taste.
video
Let me know what you think so far...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I thought that when they said "stone someone" they were talking about
like the rock fights I had when I was a kid. This guy has the side of
a mountain in his hands. What if he just looks like the guy who should
be stoned?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Now it's story time in the third grade. I use to love story time.

So I am observing my son's class today. I remember being in the third
grade, I just didn't have any idea what the teacher was talking about
back then. Some things never change. I'm in the back of the room
listening to the teacher as funny jokes and possible comments come to
my head. But, now I know how to refrain from saying them ... So far
anyway ...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


So, I hosted the Movieguide Awards last night and I really had a blast. The response has been great and I got some great fanmail. I got to meet some real cool people like Lou Gossett Jr. Afterwards, he felt compelled to tell me a joke, and it was really funny. It was just a lot of really cool people, having a really great time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Nice room

This is a nice room they have for me at the Beverly Hills Hilton. But
there is really no place like home.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I got to do a show with the International Kids Choir. They were great
and I gave them all a free copy of my book, "The Parts We Play"
because they are playing a great part.

Friday, February 08, 2008

What a nice way to say "If you take it ... we will charge you for it.
Thanks for staying with us."

Traveling is so much fun.

How is this little kid talking without moving his lips, and he has a grown man voice? This is strange.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My son has a basketball game tonight, and I am the assistant coach. The team is undefeated and really playing well together. I am thinking that after his game I may go get my hoop on as well. A brother could really use some exercise.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This is a nice video. Well put together.
Yo, check it out. Your man Stephen Baldwin is bringing the news to the crib. Let me translate, he has some/the good news.


You can tell that he is real with his, because he is talking to the camera like, like it's a person and he wants that person to get what he is saying. And it's way deeper than acting. It's living.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Ok, so I got a comment about my "Oversaved" video that I have posted on Godtube. Now, I get lots of comments on my stuff offered, but I thought this one was cool because this person went a little deeper than just the joke. Here is the video followed by what was said.


"Man, have I been there! You're talking with someone who has never expressed any particular interest in faith, just chatting about work or family, when a christian friend walks up and joins the conversation...and he's the type that doesn't let three sentences go by before he's saying how he asked the Lord to show him this or that today in his quiet time this morning, or what he's been praying about. The conversation sort of stops with your other friend as this person goes on about his spiritual life. There's a time and place, of course, but it doesn't always advance the ball to pour it on every second with people you don't even know. If the second person was gay, or of a different political persuasion, or a vegan disciple instead, I'd expect him not to dial that into the conversation just yet, either. It doesn't need to be part of every exchange. There's a time to speak up, and a time to stifle it."

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Here is one cute little girl who did not understand why we were so
interested in the TV, and not so much her pretty face ... It's just the
Superbowl.

Friday, February 01, 2008

So I am coaching girls basketball now, and this is some real work. First of all did you know that 11 year old girls only have about a 5 inch vertical leap? I will say that these girls are pretty tough and they always seem to listen to my instructions. It’s just my job to make sure I give them the best instructions I know how. I am thinking we are going to have a pretty good run at the championship.
So as you may know I am coaching girls' basketball. This is a lot of
work. I am learning a lot, like 11 year old girls can't
really jump that high, unless they are at a Chris Brown concert or
something.

Blessed to be a blessing

Michael Jr.