Aug 23, 2011

Well look at that!

As always, in this biz when it rains it pours and when there's drought...well then there's drought.

I just started rehearsal yesterday for "A Doll House" (a new translation by the super talented and sweet Eric Samuelsen and yes, it's spelled correctly not to be confuses with "A Doll's House for those who will wonder, ha ha). We rehearse like crazy to put on a staged reading for a one afternoon only benefit, which is on Sunday. Script in hand but fully blocked.

I've also been cast in the world premiere of "A Man Enters" at Salt Lake Acting Company which will start rehearsing in October and run through November. The cast will get together for a read through for the playwrights (a mom & daughter, how cool is that?!) on Monday.

At the end of September I'll be spending two full days in a workshop/reading of a new play, by Eric Samuelsen as well.

It will be a busy next couple months! Thank goodness!

Just wanted to upadate everyone on what will be going on so you don't think I've fallen off the face of the earth...when I have to fall off the face of the earth for a bit.

I'm still planning on getting back to my NYC Diaries but just haven't had a chance. I will soon though, before I forget where I was!

We'll also be out of town for a few days next month to attend a wedding of some of our closest friends. Can't wait to see them exchange their vows and have one last little get away before it's a wrap on summer 2011!

It gets harder to find time for YouTube vids, but the full "Twilight" trailer should soon be released and myself and my cast / crew of the "Twilight" parodies always look SO forward to that!

I was booked on a shoot recently and met not one, but TWO local youtubers! I really didn't know there were any others and vice versa. We will definitely be collabing in the future. And there's someone else who will be making a surprise appearance in in an upcoming vid that will be pretty stay tuned!

It's been a few months now of major gym time. Weights and machines and all things I never thought I'd be interested in. I'm addicted and I'm slowly but surely beginning to see results. It's so strange to get used to, but pretty amazing to find you're stronger than you think and see your strength increase as you stick with it. What was so hard when you first set foot in the gym becomes too easy and you bump up your weights...then again...and again. This picture is such a big deal to me. For my body and the way it's looked my whole life this is quite a difference. I was so excited to compare, I have to share:

I NEVER thought my arms would look like this. Yes, it's just a beginning and I don't want much more than this...I don't think...but damn I'm proud of sticking to it and being proud of going religiously. I strongly recommend hitting the gym. It truly is magic for your mood and confidence.

Thanks for reading! More soon!

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Aug 15, 2011

Plastic Surgery

You know what bugs me? When a famous person says they have not had plastic surgery when they clearly have. There are some who will admit to it, some who have "no comment", and others who flat out say the "never" have.

Now, I understand that it's nobody's business. I hate invasive questions too. How old are you? Are you going to have a baby? How much did that cost? Have you had plastic surgery? Are all in the taboo category.

But being in the public eye is a little different, even when you didn't set out to be a role model, there is a level of responsibility that comes along with the territory.

Especially when it comes to this subject. Body image. So many women struggle with their body image. Most of us. I have, and I hate when it's happened and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I would never want to pass it on to a child or a younger relative or friend.

This is why it pisses me off when someone DENIES plastic surgery. Yes, it's rude to be asked that question. So either tell the person asking it to fuck off, it's none of their business, or be proud we live in a day and age you were able to fix something you didn't like, and recommend your surgeon!

Kim K and Megan Fox are two who always say they have NOT done anything. Ladies, COME ON! Look at the pictures above. Sorry, but you don't morph like that as you age. You do not magically lose your lines, get a smaller nose, a lifted brow or fuller lips. That is the work of a (really great) surgeon. I hate that these ladies lie and that young girls will believe them. I think it's irresponsible to let young girls believe that that is a natural progression. I hate that they're saying you just wake up like this one day?! Please. We all wish, but please.

I am all for plastic surgery. Ain't no shame in a nip tuck. Who cares what someone wants to do to themselves? Who cares what someone finds attractive, or wants to look like? It's their body, it's their money, we have a means to do it. So do it. But don't be a dumbass about it.

Be honest so the younger generation has a better understanding. Some will make the decision to remain natural some will know that a little help is out there and can prepare and plan for it. Either way is okay. Just be honest, or plead the fifth. No lies, please.

That's all.

Aug 13, 2011

Time warp!

So the last few days I've had part of a song stuck in my head and I've been meaning to look it up again and play it. I just remembered. I also remembered this song as being popular a few years ago. I just watched three clips of it on YouTube, including two live performances. It was from FIFTEEN YEARS AGO! Whaaaaaaaaaat? Fifteen? How? How is this possible? Looking at the cute young face of this singer and realizing this was that long ago made me think he probably looks nothing like that now and I stopped myself from googling the band. I just needed a minute to catch my breath. It just hit me in a totally different way how FAST time goes. How quickly our youth will be over. Woah. That just freaked me out. I honestly didn't think that much time had passed, it seemed like just a couple of years. I must be getting old.

Curse you, father time!

This also comes on the heels of a conversation with a friend earlier this week when the subject of fear came up. What do you fear most? I realized I fear getting old. And I've been thinking a lot about that this week. I want to be forever young. I feel young. I don't ever want the outside to...not match what is on the inside. I wish I could freeze myself right now forever.

How do you accept the fact that you will age? Wrinkle? Be old? Change?


Aug 2, 2011

It's that time again...Voyeur Ed!

The new series of videos for "Saturday's Voyeur" at Salt Lake Acting Company are here. There are three this year to advertising /teach/ excite you for the 2011 summer production. I LOVE getting to be in these. They are SO fun to film. I could do this all day, every day.





My favorite screen shot:

I had a caption contest on and here's what you sillies came up with:

John Alonzo ‎"Is that it? I thought it would be bigger?"
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Rafa Fantastica ‎"One trillion dollahs!"
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Alain Lovelyvoices Very nice!
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Charles Kinbote ‎"Wouldn'cha know it..."
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Allison Chappell ‎"Well. Now isn't that speeeeshuullll"
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Andrew Lowe St Trinians?
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Rafa Fantastica ‎"Like. A. Bosssss"
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Josh Ryan So, THAT'S where Carmen Sandiego is.
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Dan Smith ‎"surely you have more Nerds in the stock room"
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Marques Shaw ‎"Can't stop here. This is bat country."
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Blargal Iannotti Caption: "Yeah,RIGHT,it shrinks in the cold"
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David Hill Thats where my old glasses went. LOL.
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Lance Reeder Mmmmm I just burnt my tongue
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Greg Dunn She realized in the very instant the picture wass snapped that someone had put super glue in her lipstick.
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Mark Bellamy The answer is are in trouble.
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