Dec 31, 2009

What I've learned this year...

To not make resolutions. At least not this year.
Too much pressure to change your life on one day of the year.
Resolutions can be made/kept/broken/changed/etc. any time, any day.

I'm stronger than I think. Physically, mentally & emotionally.

I'm more fragile than I think. Physically.
Just a human with one body. Be good to yourself with every passing year.

To not have to plan every detail and know what's going to happen right this second.
Let the wind take me where it may. It's full of surprises and I feel I'm on the right path.

Nothing is ever as it seems.
Be prepared to do a 180 on many things you may have grown up believing.
It's ok to grow and learn and change your mind.

I'm fine the way I am. Beautiful too. So are you, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion -Democritus

We are small. We are all Narcissists and the world is much bigger than us.
We can't even begin to comprehend.

I don't have all the answers. I know so little. I want to know more.

In this life I was meant to be an entertainer.
Science is where it's truly at. Stay in school and learn your mathematics! Please!
I want to come back as a metaphysicist and really make a difference.

We don't know what, if anything exists after death.

I'm of a much more postmodern mind than I ever thought I'd be.
I don't know how I feel about that.
I used to believe in everything until it was proven to be untrue.
I'm not sure I like my skeptical side.

It's okay to be youthful. No reason to stifle who you are and what makes you happy.

If you're doing what your entire being is telling you is right, you'll never be wrong.

The answer is always no if you don't ask.

Be brave. Be bold. Be the one you dream to be.
Stand up for yourself. Be assertive.

Never apologize for your art.

If you always look confident and in control and act like you love what you're doing
even when you don't, you'll never look foolish. If it's outside your comfort zone, commit to it.

People will always give you their opinion even when you don't ask for it.
No need to argue. Let it in one ear and out the other.

Humans can and do mate for life. It's just a matter of finding your true person.

Get as much out of life as humanely possible.

Our time here is very, very short.

Happy New Year!

Deena Marie





Dec 30, 2009

A blue dog no more...


How cool is this! Ha ha! The above pic (click for bigger image) is from a review of "Go Dog Go" on a site I'd never come across before called Volition Magazine here is the link to the full article : http://volitionmag.com/2009/12/10/salt-lake-acting-companys-go-dog-go/

I've been going on & on about how this show and role were among my favorites, particularly the scene where the dogs are at work. We each had different tools and I started out with two small hammers. As the dogs get tired and things slow down, I leave the stage and enter with a giant jackhammer (all props were one dimensional and made of wood, very bright and cartoon like) that "bounces" me and the others all around the stage. It's something you'd just have to have seen but I think I'll miss it most of all! :)

Anyway, a huge thanks to Voilition for the mention of what was my favorite part. It's always a great feeling that someone else has noticed your work!

Show was a success, sold out nights, turning people away and having to add an extra show.

There is a possibility that SLAC will bring it back next year. I would love love love that!

So for now, Blue Dog is no more. Sad to say goodbye but I'm already busy with catching up on my video making, photo shoots and another news appearance!

Tomorrow morning I'll be back on the KUTV2 morning show! Maybe you'll see Jan? ;)

Two new videos are now uploaded on my 2 channels
youtube.com/BeanerLaRue
youtube.com/MissDeenaMarie

"Snookie from Jersey Shore: get the look"

"I Time Traveled to the 1920's"



Happy New Year!

xo Deena Marie


Dec 23, 2009

Strep

Merry Christmas to me, Sant brought me strep.

I'd just gotten over a bad cold last week and thought I was in the clear. Then sunday night all of a sudden I felt my tonsils getting swollen, throat started hurting, had the worst headache ever and feeling really hot. It literally came on in an instant. I tried to ignore it and tell myself it would be gone in the morning. But it wasn't.

Monday I just got worse and worse. I'm like a dude. I never ever want to go to the doctor. So you can imagine how I must have felt by the time my sweetheart got home from work and I said we should probably go. I was getting worried. I was so zapped of energy I was in tears. It was all I could do to get up and get in the car. I thought I better find out what was going on in case I spread it to my cast. Strep test came back positive and they gave me antibiotics. I woke up tuesday a little bit stronger and the aches, chills and hot feeling had gone...but I was still not myself. Still so drained. It was the difference between eating soup in bed, and going down to the kitchen to eat some and then back to bed.

It was so bad that I wasn't able to perform! It was a two show day! I can't tell you how hard that was. I could not stand it that the show was going on without me. Could. Not. Stand. It. It was devastating. I never expected this would ever happen, I've done shows sick and powered through. I never knew it would be this heartbreaking. I am so sad it's unreal. I think I've cried more in the last few days then I have all year.

When I'm performing in a show, it's everything to me. It takes up my energy, focus, life...I give 110% every time. I feel like I'm letting everyone down. The theatre, my cast, the paying audiences. I was determined to perform our two shows today. I woke up, did my makeup and hair and when I was done was so wiped out that I was once again, in tears. This is one of the hardest things I've gone through in a long time. I hate being in bed, I hate wasting time, I hate that I have no control over anything right now. I feel so terrible.

This blows. :(

Dec 18, 2009

Year end review!

Me & Noodles

Since it's almost time to say goodbye to 2009... let's take a minute to reflect on all the badass things that happened this year.

I'm not writing this blog for purely narcissistic reasons but because it's important to celebrate your successes! Especially for me, always in a state of wanting more and wondering what I can make happen next.

1.) Ford Fiesta Movement
I was one of 100 agents (over 4K applied) to drive the 2011 version of the fiesta for 6 months and complete monthly online missions. Lots of perks, lots of fun!

2.) NYC
7/8/9/ Youtube Gathering. Got to meet lots of youtubers in the flesh. Made true friends (extra special shoutout to John Raymond Barker of youtube.com/JerbyVids who I LOVE) and got to visit my old stomping grounds. Saw "Next to Normal" and "Hair".

3.) LA
Went to CA end of August for the premiere of Ester Bryms documentary on youtubers, "Butterflies". Got to make new friends and visit long lost ones. While I was there I was also one of six models to walk the runway for designer Jared Gold in his fierce collaboration with artist Joshua Petker in Gold vs. Petker at Social Hollywood.

4.) Pinups for Pups
I got to host Salt Lake Citys first ever Pinups for Pups event at club Bliss!

5.) Infantry Monologues
Got to play soldier Olivia Valorossa in "Infantry Monologues". Delivered a 40 page dramatic monologue and loved every minute of every performance.

6.) Runway
Celebrity model for "IN" Magazine's first ever "Fashion Night Out". Walked the runway at The Depot for Vintage Fox, Lolabella/JMR and Urban Outfitters.

7.) Countless photo shoots!
Thanks to the following brilliant photographers: Lauren Manzanares, Todd Collins, DC Snaps, Sunny Simkins, Lily Katherine, Vanessa Cheney, Oscar Veloz and Mike Kamanski!

8.) Pride Day
Got to play the Jack & Coke Lady and hang out with the "IN" Magazine booth. What a blast!

9.) Burlesque
Some of the most fun performing with the Voodoo Darlings ever was our two days of Pride performances and a benefit at Club Jam.

10.) Press
MTV's "It's on with Alexa Chung" showed a clip of "Twilight High School Musical"! Thanks to City Weekly, IN Magazine, SLTrib, Deseret News, Volition Magazine, Gavins Underground and many more online blogs who featured me this year. Including covers!

11.) City Weekly
For being so damn good to me and having me do a weekly video for cityweekly.net

12.) KUTV2
Getting to play Honey Bee 11/20 for the "New Moon" opening and interview 'Edward & Jacob'. Playing 'Sarah Palin' 12/09 and one more appearance as Lola and as myself promoting "Go Dog Go" at Salt Lake Acting Company. The morning news team has been more than amazing to me.

13.) Scene Maker
Performing at "IN" Mag's first Scene Maker Party, on my birthday 3/27 at Club Vegas

14.) Noodles
Lucky to have the worlds best and most beautiful pup.

15.) My sweetheart
I swear I love him more each day and am in constant awe that there was a person out there who would be so perfect for me.

16.) Ouch
Getting through a second surgery :)

17.) 1st Place
I won the Pinup Parking Lot pinup contest!

18.) TV
This one is bittersweet. You remember. VH1. "Scream Queens"
While I was a little (okay a lot) heartbroken...getting so close just makes me realize my time is coming. It IS just around the corner.

19.) Blue Dog
I'm having the time of my life in "Go Dog Go" as the Blue Dog at one of my favorite theatres, Salt Lake Acting Company

20.) New Projects
I'm so lucky and excited to begin working on new projects in 2010!
Playing Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz in the world premiere of "Amerigo", appearing in Banned / Slammed. Youtube collaborations with people you know and love and will be surprised to see.

And of course, YOUTUBE! A successful follow up to "Twilight High School Musical", we shot "New Moon: The Musical" and made it even bigger and better! A shoutout from Michael Buckley aka youtube.com/Whatthebuckshow jumped me up in subscribers an extra 10k. What a selfless and kind thing for him to do!

So much more happened this year but this is all that's coming to me right now...if I've forgotten you it's NOT on purpose!

I want so much in this next year. So much to do so little time. I'm hopeful. There are some new directions I'm thinking of taking. Some new interests and priorities that have surprised me most of all. We'll see how things unfold next...

xoxo

Deena Marie





Dec 16, 2009

Want MORE Jack & Coke Lady?

Great news, you beautiful bitches!
You're about to get a whole lot MORE of the Jack & Coke Lady!

As you know, http://www.youtube.com/BeanerLaRue is where she originated and will remain. Expect to see two collabs early in the new year... one with youtube celebrities you know and love and one with a local celebrity you'd never expect. Prepare to have your mind blown!

If you don't know, there is a local weekly paper called City Weekly here in town and I make a video each week for their website http://www.cityweekly.net The videos live at http://www.youtube.com/DeenaDoesCityWeekly so if you've come across that channel on youtube and been confused by what it is or what the videos are (they're pretty Utah specific) that's what it is!

Anyway! I've decided to put up a Jack & Coke lady video on the city weekly site monthly! Yup, that's right! This means there's about a 99.9% chance she will answer YOUR question!

Here's the big thing... remember your question has to be one ASKING ADVICE! Advice on anything but if you write it to say "Jack & Coke Lady, what's your favorite color?" etc. Those obviously can't be used. The point is an advice column, not ask the J&C Lady something about herself. It doesn't matter if you need real advice, if you ask on behalf of a friend or make up something crazy. The J&C Lady can't exist without you!

***LOCAL PEOPLE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO WRITE IN!***

Spread the word and keep the questions coming in!
Where do you ask your question??? HERE:
jackandcokelady@hotmail.com

Cheers, bitches!

Deena Marie

Dec 10, 2009

December update!



*Click picture for a bigger image*

I have so much to tell you!

This month has been a whirlwind. I can't believe it's almost Christmas. It doesn't feel like it since I haven't had a spare second. I don't even have a christmas tree up!

"Go Dog Go" is up and running and going great! It's a 50 minute long show with no intermission and no downtime. Sounds simple, but it's a huge workout! Each time we perform it I have a blast. It's been one of the most fun shows I've done! I've worked at this theatre before, two plays and one reading. It's one of my favorites places to work. We are doing 9 shows a week through the 27th. Although I think there are even more shows the last week. I also get to work with my sweetheart on this one! It's not often we're able to do a play together (this is our third) so we feel very lucky when it happens.

You might wonder what it's like for a husband and wife to be together so much working on a big project and then performing together. It's GREAT! We are the kind of pair that never get on each others nerves and love being together most of all. I think he looks adorable in the show and I'm so proud of him. We are a perfect team. I have been reminded so much lately of how lucky I am to have found him! It's magical. It really is.

When I'm in a show it really takes all of my focus. I have little energy to give anything else. I eat, sleep and breathe it. Mondays are our free days and every monday we've had off I've been booked on a photo shoot! Same goes for the next two mondays. I've also had meetings, auditions and news appearances...including playing "Sarah Palin" yesterday on the KUTV 2 morning show! Same one you saw me playing "Little Miss Honey Bee" on last month for the "New Moon" opening. I love everyone there and I'm so honored they have asked me to come on the show. It's one of the coolest most fun things I've been able to do!

So many great things are coming up as well! Another runway show, a short film and a collaboration video with someone very well known... stay tuned!

I hate that I put my youtube videos on the back burner for a couple of months, but I'll be back in full force soon! Did you know it's my 2 year youtube anniversary on Monday, December 14th? Omg. My life has changed so much in the last 2 years!

My life changes so much day to day! Just a couple months ago we were talking very seriously about LA. Maybe I'd be getting a part time apartment there and pursuing my career in a new scene. Even as early as this January! So many of my actor friends as well as youtube friends are there now, or making the move and it would be a blast to be around all of them, but then things seem to get busier and busier here. Here, people who can hire me know who I am. It's really hard to throw that away, or even put it on hold. Would I really want to start from scratch? Plus the thought of being away from the one I love is pretty much unbearable. I feel this is where I am supposed to be right now! Working out of state would be great...but living?! Nope. Unless I get a huge break, a high paid gig and can move the both of us!

It's also funny the new things you start to want in life that you never thought you would. Life takes interesting twists and turns and can lead you to paths you'd never thought you'd take. It's pretty cool.

What else...

Oh! For those of you who didn't see my tweets and status updates... I saw a freaking meteor a few weeks ago! Do you know how many people get to see that in a lifetime?! And a few days later a space shuttle! If you know me, then you know that both were like witnessing miracles. I long to know more about the universe and metaphysics and unexplored territory. In my next life I want to be a scientist. For now, I just want to learn and read all I can. It's currently "Spook". I highly recommend it! I get a lump in my throat just thinking about how vast the universe is and how small we are and how science is where it's really at.

Final topic, last but not least, is favors. I have had so many friends and strangers ask me for shout outs/promotion. I hate that. I hate that so bad. When someone has promoted me, I have never, and I repeat, never asked them to do that. Sure, we all wish we could ask someone more successful or popular than us for a little help (and yes, there will always be someone more successful or popular) but it's a turn off! Especially if it's not a mutual exchange of help or if I don't know you well or at all. Just don't do it. It's bad manners! I almost never respond to it and chances are if that's all you want from me you'll never get it. ;) I'm into helping out a deserving person, but not because they asked for it. Those I have pimped out would never ever have asked.

Allright kids,

off to get some dinner and plan a Christmas youtube video that will happen this week!

Happy Holidays!

xo

Deena Marie






Nov 29, 2009

Update! I'm a puppy! I'm on the news!


(Me as Blue Dog)

HI!

I've been BUSY! When I'm in rehearsals for a play it takes up all of my time, focus, energy, etc. I'm in the final stretch of "Go Dog Go" rehearsal before we open on December 4th. It is a 50 minute show FULL of action. Yes, it's a "kids show" but I don't think for one minute you *have* to be a kid to enjoy it. It is so adorable I can't stand it. It's fast moving, fancy, active, comedic, etc. It is fun to have a break from my super dramatic roles and do something so physical and cutesy. My youtube viewers would love to see this! I wish you all could! It is so much fun to do. One of those things where you pinch yourself and wonder how you're getting paid to have fun and work out?! ;)

BUT, I didn't anticipate how much hard work would go into this production...it takes extreme focus. We never leave the stage. I don't think I've sweated so much in my life! In fact, the other day it got a little scary... I had some kind of attack at the end of a run on friday. I hadn't eaten enough and didn't think about how much I am burning at our rehearsals. Rehearsals usually last 5 hours, weekends they're longer. Luckily I got a cookie and juice right away and slowly recovered. I was seeing stars, couldn't focus, was dizzy, couldn't take a deep breath. So scary. I've never had anything like that happen before. The next day I woke up feeling like my normal self :) I think I need to eat more than usual for extra energy?? I hope that's all it was.

I've also had some exciting things happen with a local news station! They asked me on the morning show for the "New Moon" opening at a local movie theater. I wasn't sure what I'd be doing, so I showed up prepared to play up to 4 characters. Honey Bee went first and it worked so well they kept me on for the whole morning show popping in & out improving, it was one of the most fun things I've ever done. I've uploaded the clips to my channel youtube.com/BeanerLaRue It went so well they've asked me back on for December 9th! KUTV2 news. I'm keeping it top secret... I'll reveal more soon enough!

I haven't had a free day in forever! Thanksgiving was great but went by too fast! Monday is our day off of rehearsal but I've had a photo shoot the last two mondays. Tomorrow is my first true free day in I don't know how long! As always, I can't be lazy, unfortunately. I need to get about 8 million things done! Wish me luck!

New videos coming soon, once the show is up and running!

There are so many little projects on the side too... I'll keep you posted as each comes up :)

Here are two preview articles on "Go Dog Go"
xo

Deena Marie

SLC Tribune
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_13867758

IN Magazine
http://www.inthisweek.com/view.php?id=1930483

Oct 4, 2009

Pinup contest!




Won't you be so kind as to vote?
Take a minute to add pinup parking lot as a friend on myspace!
http://www.myspace.com/pinupparkinglot

View "PINUP CONTEST" photo album
and leave the comment :

"VOTE"

Under my pic!

Thank you so much, please help me spread the word!

xo

Deena Marie

Oct 3, 2009

Wizard Winner!

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

Congratulations to....

*Anita Scorzo*
http://www.youtube.com/pullmanlover

Check out OZ Anita:
http://www.netflix.com/wizardofoz/ozyourself/?mId=31581736.3&doorId=497&clientId=211

You have your pick of the following five prizes:


1.) Sunglasses worn by Jack & Coke Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Z3dxuGHHE

2.) One of Little Miss Honey Bee's toys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_V0ONo6vJ8

3.) Jack & Rose "Titanic" Puppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-lbQ3NqXhs

4.) A burlesque accessory

5.) Autographed 8 X 10

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
The winner was determined by drawing names.
I'll definitely have more contests in the future!!

xoxo Deena Marie



Oct 2, 2009

Hair do






THIS IS A WIG!

I'm kind of in love with this hair cut...
if I did it for real, would it be great or a terrible mistake?

xo DM

Oct 1, 2009

What the Buck!


OMG!

Today something amazing happened!

Michael Buckley aka youtubes infamous What the Buck gave me a
shout out in his latest video!

If you read my previous post you know that this pick me up couldn't have come at a better time. I am so happy, so grateful and a believer in paying it forward.

I'll be making my thank you video for him as well as shouting out some youtubers myself!

Check out his channel & sub him if you don't already!
http://www.youtube.com/Whatthebuckshow



Sep 30, 2009

I could scream!!!


This is not a happy blog :( but one I needed to write to let all my friends and viewers know what happened with "Scream Queens".

So many of you tweeted @SQCasting telling them you'd love to see me on the show and left a comment on VH1's blog :
http://blog.vh1.com/2009-08-12/scream-queens-2-now-casting/

Without divulging details I promised I wouldn't, what I can tell you now is this:

I made it far. Very, very close. And in the end? I wasn't picked.

To say that this is devastating to me is an understatement. I'm not gonna pretend like this one didn't bum me out. It did. Big time.

I'd bet a million bucks nobody else wanted it more, worked harder on their audition and submission tape, stressed out, lost sleep
and truly ached for this.

Truly.

I have cried a bunch. I feel heartbroken.

I wanted to thank you all for the support
you've shown me in rooting for me!
It means the world to me, you have no idea!

I'm definitely going to try for this again next year.

NOW HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART!!!!!!!!!
I've set up an email for the next time I try.
I want to show them a year in the making...

so if you think they

a.) Should have used me this year
and or
b.) Want me on next year

Let me know at thedeenashow@hotmail.com
I'll be using your emails somehow as part of the audition submission.


Bunches of love to all of you!


xo

Deena Marie

Sep 25, 2009

Win DEENA!

Well...something of mine!

I thought it was high time I hold a little contest as a thank you to my amazing viewers out there! I wanted to do something creative, of course, so I thought and thought and here's what I got!

Because this was one of my favorite movies when I was little...oh okay still is! Who doesn't want a pony dyed pink?! I want you to create yourself as a character from "Wizard of Oz"!

I love stuff like this...me as a scarecrow makes me giggle...
http://www.netflix.com/wizardofoz/ozyourself/#


id="w4ab2ed9c9fa144904abce98ff0bca167" height="300" width="440">

Post your "entry" on your myspace / facebook / blog
and send me the link!

If you don't have an account then email it to
beaneralruecontest@hotmail.com

Depending who wins, you'll have your pick of prizes,
shipped from me to you, from the following:

1.) Sunglasses worn by Jack & Coke Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Z3dxuGHHE

2.) One of Little Miss Honey Bee's toys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_V0ONo6vJ8

3.) Jack & Rose "Titanic" Puppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-lbQ3NqXhs

4.) A burlesque accessory

5.) Autographed 8 X 10

So get to it! Gimmie whatcha got!!

xo

Deena Marie


Deadline is OCT. 3

Sep 8, 2009

Omg, FUN!





Surgery! Needles and anesthesia and doctors, oh my!
I looooove surgery!

(This is the part where you feel my sarcasm comin' atcha thru the interwebs!)

Sooooo in case you haven't noticed, this tiny little blog gets the least amount of attention than any of my other sites. By, like, a LOT. And you'll also see it's the one part of my interweb persona that gives you a teeny tiny more personal glimpse into, what else?

A day in the life of Deena Marie.

Soooo some of you know I had to have surgery last thursday, Sept. 3. Nothing major. Although isn't "minor surgery" an oxymoron? You know, like, "constructive criticism"? ;)

I had my first ever surgery a year and a half ago. And this was something related that wasn't quite worked out from the first one. There's never a convenient time to do it, to take a week off from life. But what are you gonna do?

I soon found out that I didn't get over my fear of doctors and needles and anesthesia like I thought I had. In fact, I may have been even more freaked out leading up to it. I mean, I got through it the first time...but what if that was lucky? What if this is the time where I wake up in the middle of the operation and try to scream out but they don't know I'm awake and I feel it all?! Or what if I have a heart attack and die in the middle of it? My poor husband and parents out there in the waiting room..how will the doctors tell them? What will they do? What if they start operating just before I'm fully out?

Can you tell I often let my imagination get the best of me?

I think surgery must be like having a baby. The first few days are from hell. My tiny body has a hard time dealing with getting anesthesia out of my system and taking lortab. I don't even like to take a freaking advil. I sleep constantly so I hardly eat. I lose weight. And I'm full of drugs. But when my coma starts to wear off and I come back to the land of the living I forget how much it all sucked and have to ask everyone what I did and said and how bad of a patient was I? It's kinda like what chicks say about having a second baby. You forget the pain, so you do it again.

Anyway. This time I came around a day or two sooner and now my problem has been BOREDOM! I'm. So. Bored. I can't stand not being productive and not being able to leave the house!!!!!

I have to go back to see my dr. tomorrow and it will be the first time I've left the house in almost a week! If you know me, you know what a busy bee I am so this has been torture. At first, I tried to think of it like a vacation. An involuntary vacation, but a vacation. But...I can only take so much of laying in bed watching tv and playing online. My bum hurts from all the sitting!

I hope to be right back to normal by the weekend. I hope. I have too much to do!

We're in the midst of the "New Moon" shoot and now I'm totally stalling our production! But guess what? I promise it will be up by the end of september!!!! We have started editing what we've already filmed, and one of our actors (Edward, ladies) recorded his vocals in the studio yesterday! I heard the finished version today and peed a little. Everything about this video is going to be bigger and better then "Twilight High School Musical"!

I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT TO SHOW YOU GUYS!

Wish me a speedy recovery! :)

xoxo DM

Sep 5, 2009

"New Moon: The Musical" *update*









Alright kiddies, the time you've all been waiting for is almost here!
The highly anticipated follow up to "Twilight High School Musical"..."New Moon: The Musical"! We've done a combo of two trailers that are out there. Four characters. Three songs. Bigger and better than last time! We only have one more scene to shoot in a week or so...and then we'll record vocals and the editing will begin! Here are some sneak peek shots from the set!

Click photos for larger image!

1 Me
2 Trevor, Freddy, Me
3 Me, Dave, Trevor
4 My mom, Me, Trevor

Bella, Jacob and Laurant (out of costume) haven't filmed Edward yet :)


GET EXCITED!!!!!!

xo youtube.com/BeanerLaRue & youtube.com/MissDeenaMarie

xoxo DEENA

Aug 25, 2009

My Social Activism video is up!

Take a look & learn all about Pinups for Pups!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_vrK1HDjvQ

Sondra Joy is the founder of this great cause! Here I get to interview her!

xo

Deena Marie

Aug 24, 2009

Puppies & pinups!


Me & Noodles posing in front of Rosalita.

Last sunday we filmed my Ford Fiesta Mission video #4. It's social activism month and I have to admit, this month was the hardest one for me to come up with what the video would be! I wanted to make sure it was the right cause, something I was truly and honestly passionate about (after all, the cause would be getting a generous donation on behalf of Ford). Of course, this meant helping animals, hopefully dogs, and in a way that still had the Deena Marie stamp!

I was at a loss when I opened local weekly paper, "IN" Magazine and saw that this weeks scene maker was non other than Sondra Joy, founder of Pinups for Pups! I've been aware of this for awhile and was dying to connect with her, and here she was, relocated to SLC from LA! We met for lunch, made some plans and filmed a fabulous video! Pinups and pups? Two thinks I love! How insanely perfect!

I learned all about her successful cause and she introduced me to Friends of Animals and Furburbia, a dog shelter in Park City where we were able to go and see rescued pups and get great footage.

My baby, Noodles just had his second birthday on August 18th and if you know us, you know how he totally changed my life. I want every dog and animal to be loved just as much as he is.

You are 100% responsible for your pet, so treat them well. They are your family member. They can't tell you what they need, so do everything you can to make them loved and comfortable.

I loved doing this mission. My favorite part of the ford fiesta movement has been meeting people and going places I may not have otherwise!

I'm waiting to hear on approval for the video & will post a link as soon as I get it. I can't wait for everyone to learn more about Sondra & her cause.

And because I know people will ask if I'm going to be in an upcoming calendar...yes :) we'll shoot for it in the next few months. All in good time.

In the meantime, check out my flickr photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beanerlarue/sets/72157622106121104/

My agent page: http://www.fiestamovement.com/agent32


xo Deena

Aug 22, 2009

ahhhhhhh

Have you ever wanted something so bad you can't stand it?
You can hardly sit still?
You are hoping for it with every fiber of your being?
Jumping out of your skin?
Feeling like you are laughing and crying at the same time?
I know I won't get any sleep tonight...
it has to happen sometime.
Please let it be now!
x


Aug 16, 2009

Land Before Time




Something amazing happened yesterday.

"The Land Before Time" came on the HBO Family channel and I watched it and was in love with it and pretty much cried through the whole thing. Then "The Land Before Time II" came on right after!!!! And then another and another! How many are there?!

Apparently (as I was just alerted on twitter by the fabulously funny @jimmyrabbitte) there are 13 AND two sing-a-longs!

I'm dying.

We got them all on tivo when we had to leave to go watch roller derby last night and after a long day of shooting for Ford today, what better to come home to than these spunky baby dinos?! There's pretty much one of every dino in the group and boy does adventure find them!

I'm learning so much, like how to conserve water, the importance of community, to be nice to everyone and to run from the sharp teeth.

Why is Little Foot so wise? And where does his beautiful singing voice come from? How can I make Ducky real and have her as a pet? She is the most precious thing I've ever seen! She repeats everything twice! Yes she does, yes she does! I know she'd get along great with Noodles! Why do they stay babies and never grow up? Why is that Petrie so tiny?

The lyrics to the songs are just as awesome, too. "When you were an egg you were a cutie but now you're a real beauty!"

I think if HBO Family was the only channel I could have I would be okay with that. Yes. I said that.

If you haven't seen these I suggest you find them. Now. And let me know if you also laugh, cry and get up and jump around when the songs come on. I'm telling you, it's edge of your seat, action - packed Suspense with a capitol S!

In the meantime, go familiarize yourself with these dinos here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Land_Before_Time_characters

xoDM

Aug 13, 2009

Guess what?



These are my next two upcoming theatre roles.
If this isn't versatility I don't know what is! :)

More at deenamarie.biz

xo DM

Aug 10, 2009

What the fuck do you care? Yeah, I said FUCK!


Ok. So. The top picture is taken from my facebook page a couple of months ago. You'll see there is some man trying to tell me and my contacts what language is acceptable.

Hmmmm...I thought this was my own personal facebook? I thought there was a little something called freedom of speech? The other day, I checked one of my email addresses and saw "Pete" still hadn't let it go. This is an old email accounts that I don't even use or post for people to contact me anymore. Somehow "Pete" found it. If you can't read it, this is what he said:

"Would you cuss that way on Facebook if your own children were listening to it? You won't be talking to our grandchildren that way, on Facebook or anywhere else. I think you should grow up. You've got a lot of talent but you're wasting it. Think about it when you're a mother (I don't know if you are one yet). It's not just Facebook. You have a responsibility in a public domain and you should have a conscience considering children and families. Other than that this destruction of our connection wouldn't have been necessary. Good luck. God bless you in your future endeavors. Pete from Facebook.

No really. You can't make this shit up. Where to start?

Let's see, "Pete"...first of all, how do you "listen" on Facebook? Who's grandchildren are you fucking talking about? Hate to break it to you but if you're concerned about what they see on my page you should probably ban them from the internet all together!

I love that you think I should "grow up", because you know me oh so very well. Here's the thing, the beauty of creating an online personality is that you only show what you want.

You don't know me. You know characters.

My private life is something only my real life close friends and family get to be a part of. Hate to burst that fucking bubble.

So I've got a lot of talent and I'm wasting it. Gee Petey, last time I checked I was pretty fucking busy 24/7 working as a professional actress, finishing up various theatre gis, booking two more, one of which is a world premiere, just getting back into town from a high profile runway event where I was one of six models, churning out videos like a mother fucker, coreographing two routines for the troupe I dance with, scheduling upcoming photo shoots, juggling film projects, traveling and wishing I had time to work on the other 100 projects swirling around in my head...shall I go on or do you get it honey? Am I wasting time because I'm not a movie star? By all means, go ahead and wave your magic wand.

No dear, not a mother. I'm fucking young. Because I live where I live and all you think of is the stereotype of girls getting married right out of high school and churning out babies does NOT mean I'm one of them. Open your mind, I'm too busy with a fucking career.

Another thing that might blow your fucking mind...ready for this?

I do not have a responsibility because I'm in a public domain in any way shape or form.

I can do whatever the fuck I want here and if you don't like it you don't need to be a part of it. Real easy, isn't it? Did I set out to be a squeaky clean role model? FUCK NO. Never did I claim it, never would I want that. If I'm so offensive to you, your family and your children JUST DON'T WATCH. The minute I start to censor myself and worry what people think is the minute this is all for nothing. I don't roll that way. Never have, never will. You can't please everyone. What a waste to live your life that way.

I'm sorry I used foul language, dad. I mean Pete. Wait! Oh my god! I already have a father. In fact he's one of my Facebook contacts so you can just shut the fuck up.

I love that you think I'm such a badass. Little ole me, what with all the real creepers, porn, god knows what on the internet that you certainly don't want your grandkids seeing...I assume.
Yup. I'm soooooo bad.

Destruction of our connection?! WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU???? I blocked YOU, remember? And then you still emailed me. I don't know who you are, or anything about you. And guess what? Vice versa. God, Pete, get a fucking life. You're probably far too old to have your panties in a bunch and give such a shit.

Your message irks me. You know why? Because it shows you think women should pop out babies and set your idea of an "expample" by saying and doing the "right thing".

You don't have to agree with me and I don't have to agree with you...but I would NEVER think it was my place to tell someone I didn't know that they should behave the way I wanted them to.

IT'S CREEPY! YOU ARE CREEPY!
And just for the record? I swore in this blog approximately 14 times, just for you.

Cheers! Deena from facebook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNJdEKe8ptM