by dacii

anonymous asked:

What were you referring about Maison's birth? (in your answer to Dacii) Don't answer if you don't want to, I'm just being curious...

Misha said this during aecon4

I told production, you know, ‘I’m having a baby’ —Maison, my daughter— ‘I’m having a baby in September, so do me a favour and try to write me light in those episodes, so you can maybe move stuff around.’ The episode right before the baby was due, the episode where the baby was due, and the episode right after that, were the heaviest episodes that I’ve had all season. And then after that, it was like, ‘Ah, and then he’s off for five or six episodes.’ I was like, ‘Thanks a lot, guys! Super helpful.’

So, my wife, her water broke, and I called the studio and said, ‘Hey guys, the water broke, I’m not coming in today.’

And they were like, ‘Oh, God. Well, if the baby comes, maybe you can come in later today?’

And I said, ‘Okay, but I think I’m probably gonna try to take the whole day off.’

And they said, ‘Well, we’ll check in with you around lunchtime.’

So they called like, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ It was really funny, because the producer kept calling, and trying to be like, ‘Ahh, how’s it going? How’s the baby?’ But he didn’t give a shit. He was just like, are you gonna come in later today or not?

So the end of the day came, and the baby hadn’t come, and we called the midwife. And production called and said ‘What’s going on?’

And I said, ‘Well, the baby still hasn’t come.’

And they said, ‘You’re gonna be in tomorrow, right?’

And I said, ‘I… I mean, I think so? I’m gonna call the midwife.’

I called the midwife and said, ‘The water broke, is this, you know, is this normal?’

The midwife said, ‘Definitely. The baby will definitely be born by tomorrow.’

So I called them back and said ‘Guys, don’t worry. I should be in tomorrow. Baby’s gonna be born tonight.’

Overnight… baby wasn’t born. Next morning, production calls, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’

‘Uh, well, it’s going good; it’s not going great, I mean, the baby’s not born yet. So I’m not coming in.’

And they said, ‘Well, maybe you could come in, and then if the baby starts to come, go home.’

And I said, ‘…no. Not coming in.’

And they said, ‘Okay. But it’s gonna be definitely born today, right?’

And I called the midwife and said, ‘Is it definitely gonna be born today? ‘Cause everybody’s getting kinda nervous.’

And the midwife said, ‘Absolutely.’

I called back, I said ‘The baby is definitely, definitely— the baby promises it’s gonna be born. Because apparently, in 99.9% of cases, with women who have already had a baby, once the water breaks, it’s born within 24 hours. So we’re safe.’

Apparently, we’re the .1% that that doesn’t happen to, because the next day, the baby still wasn’t born. And they were freaking out. And I was freaking out, ‘cause I mean, it’s one thing, on a production, to miss one day. To miss two days is not cool. To miss three days, they start calling the insurance company, because they literally have to stop production and it’s a big deal for them. You know, it costs them maybe a couple hundred thousand dollars a day.

And so they say, ‘Well, can they… could they surgically remove the baby?’

And I’m like, ‘No, we’re not gonna surgically remove the baby! Just, just be patient.’

They’re not patient. So, finally the baby was born, but I missed three days. And then as soon as the baby was born, they were like, ‘Great! Can you come in now?’ And I did. That was good. That was fun. Although other than the studio breathing down our necks the whole time, it went very smoothly. But the studio was very stressful to deal with.”



I split my time between Northwest, Washington and Los Angeles. While I’m shooting on SPN, I live in Washington and my kids are in school here in Washington now so we are trying to make this more of our home base, but we still spend about three months out of the year in LA. Which, yknow, is still great. I like this setup that we have right now. I’m not gonna pick a favorite because that’s not nice, but I like Washington better. I like this balance of having something that’s not in the big city be the home base, but being able to spend  a reasonably significant amount of time in the big city and culture-factory that Los Angeles is. I really like this town of - we’re in a place called Bellingham, which got a population of 82 thousand and it’s really accessible and beautiful, it’s right on the water. I’m looking out the window right now at islands and a cargo ship going by. It’s just really- I can show it to you. That’s the view up here. It’s pretty awesome, so that’s great. But it’s nice to be able to go back into LA and be with some real heavy hitters that are making the culture that the rest of the world consumes. So I like to have my toes in both ponds. [x]


MC: “@danneelharris promised me another lap dance if I posted about her fundraiser (I’m glad Jensen isn’t on Twitter).”


Working is a very strong word, I interned in the White House in ‘95. I was not good at my job. I was a terrible intern. I was in the office of presidential personnel and I was supposed to be helping sift through candidates for presidentials appointment which there are a tremendous number of. This number may have changed, but at the time, I think, there were 35 hundred positions for presidential appointment, so the president directly appoints 35 hundred people in government and there’s a lot we know about because we are hearing about them right now with Trump and his appointments, which basically, he seems to be just sort of pulling names out of a hat [that has] 'people who are evil’[written on it], like, 'These are the people we choose from’. But that is a small fraction of the number of total appointments that the president can make. There are all of these appointments that are much much lower down on the chain, so there’s a lot of work that goes into that and it’s not just when the administration starts because people are coming and going all along, so. Anyway, I was in that office, doing a lot of database entries. I was writing letters for Bill Clinton, which he would sign, but he wouldn’t even really sign them, there was some machine that signed for him. And the letters would be like, 'Thank you very much for your recommendation for so and so, for secretary of agriculture. Look forward to reading through them, meeting with so and so in person, thank you so much.“ And that email- that letter that I had written, this is pre-email really - email was still just starting at this point - that letter I would write, Bill Clinton would fake-sign it and then it would go to some governor of Nebraska. The intern of governor of Nebraska would read it and write a response letter back to me. So it was like this weird network of interns writing letters to each other that the people who are fake-signing them never read and didn’t care about at all. So there’s this weird world of correspondence that the people who are on the letter never even known about and certainly don’t care about. And that was what I was engaged in, so I discovered that I was not a very good clerical worker. And very bad at database maintenance, so I learned something about myself in the process that I was not well-suited to that task for sure. [x]