Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Proposition

Who knew that being a movie star would have such immediate and shocking effects on my daily life. You won't believe what happened to me yesterday. Seriously.

I was out for a walk with my family when a woman who was walking two dogs across the street from me yelled out "hey! Is that a boy dog??!?"

Bridget, rather confused by the woman who was yelling responded in the affirmative.

Then, woman across the street yelled "Is he fixed???"

Bridget assumed that perhaps she wanted to bring her dogs over to say hello, and so wanted to check to make sure that I wasn't some kind of aggressive, un-fixed kinda boy dog. So she also replied that yes, indeed, I have been fixed.

The woman shook her head in disappointment. Then she said "Oh, that's too bad. She's [pointing to her dog] is a girl and I'm looking for one for her."

Ladies and gentlemen, I was propositioned, right there in public, in front of the world, for all to see. This complete stranger [crazy] lady wanted to get her dog (some kind of Spaniel type) knocked up BY ME.

I guess that's what fame does to a person. Crazy!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

He's a Star!

I realize that this blog is now in danger of being the all-Carter-all-the-time blog with nothing about our house. But the truth is, our dog is famous. Much more famous than any of us or our house will ever be, so we need to talk about our dog.

Tonight, we got a babysitter and went to see The Fighter here in Lowell. For those of you who do not live in Lowell, New York, or LA, you cannot see The Fighter yet. But here in Lowell, we're special.

The movie was pretty great. The boxing scenes were hard (for me) to watch. It was very fun to see all the local sites and know where every scene was happening, including the fact that Charlene's house, which another character claims is on Stevens Street is actually in our neighborhood, far from Stevens Street. When you come to visit us, we can take you on a tour of The Fighter's Lowell. And, of course, you can meet its major -- in fact only -- canine star, Carter.

Carter's scenes were great. There are two of them, and in one of them, Christian Bale yells "Is that a cocker spaniel?!" at him. Christian Bale has talked about my dog.

Carter is kind of a big deal.

When we returned home, giddy and pleased, we asked the babysitter how things had gone. She got a worried look and said "everything was OK, but there was one thing.....Carter got up on the table and got the banana bread."

Well, who are we to deny a major star his banana bread when we went off to the movie -- his movie -- without him.

Further updates when the dog press junket begins.

Update: I just googled "The Fighter" Wahlberg spaniel to see if there were any mentions of Carter in the reviews of the movie so far.


Here's one: http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/12/10/the-fighter-review/ where you will find this:

It's also funny in very random moments, like when Dicky turns to a passerby who's gawking at his argument with Charlene and says, "Hey, what kind of dog is that? Is that a cocker spaniel?"

And then there are multiple sites that include quotes from the movie, and this is what they say in the little blurbs under discussion of The Fighter:

Related Quotes

  1. Hey, what kind of dog is that? Is that a cocker spaniel?
    SOURCE: Cinematical 2 days ago

I'm telling you, just keep checking in on "Is that a cocker spaniel?" in the next few weeks....it's going to be the "whaaazup" of 2010.

Update: Jake just asked me "didn't they ask you what kind of dog he was?" -- I did -- and he followed: "so you co-wrote that scene." YES! Also, Jake totally co-directed with Russell, as Carter needed some coaxing to do that thing he does.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Press Clippings

An article in Vanity Fair regarding the chances of my friend, Christian, getting an Oscar is here.

My dear friend Amy talks about working on the film here.

So far, no one is blogging or buzzing about moi, but I'm sure they'll get around to it. Soon the internets will be abuzz with talk of "is that a cocker spaniel" Carter. Just wait.

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

My good friend Jonathan has just passed along some most excellent news. His friend, a movie reviewer has seen The Fighter. And I am in it. And Christian Bale talks about me.

I am famous.

Bridget and Jake can't wait to see the movie. It's all ridiculously exciting.

I rock.