May, already? God, where does time go, really? I feel like just yesterday I was complaining about the start of an odd numbered year and already we're just shy of being halfway through 2013. I might fall asleep and wake up eighty because that's how it's starting to feel.
Along with the film I posted about last, some exciting things are coming up for you to finally get a chance at seeing me do my thaaaang. The feature I worked on in December and one weekend in February is still going through the editing process. I think they said they probably won't even be really wrapping until July-ish so I'm thinking that will probably come out sometime in the Fall. Not sure about distribution yet so I don't know if it will screen at any theaters, but the last film they worked on is available for purchase on Amazon so I'm thinking at the very least it will be up for purchase there. I also had a supporting role on TruTV's Operation Repo (LOL) in which I play a super bitchy 16 year old. It aires on Wednesday the 22nd at 10:30PM. So that's exciting! The short I filmed in March is being finished up. I got to finally see a cut of it this past weekend after I did some voiceover work and it's looking fucking fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished product (whenever that will be ready) so that I can share it with all of you as well. That same production company has asked me to star in their next short too, and that will be filming the first weekend of June. Ack!
I've definitely, definitely been slacking on my diet/exercise routine recently and it's really starting to take its toll. Because of it, I bought a juicer/blender so that I can get back on top of my A game and get into shape. I'm feeling a little doughy and my self esteem is a real piece of poop because of it. Definitely couldn't run around Coachella in a teeny little outfit like most of the other girls did and that still makes me sad to think about.
Not to be a major downer or anything but the weekend before last I had to take an emergency flight out to Arizona to be with my family and our dog before putting her down. It's upsetting to think about it all again, but I know we made the right choice. I'm really glad I was able to book such a last minute flight because I really needed to say my goodbyes and be with her in her final moments. I held her in my arms as we let her go and just cried as loud and hard as I wanted to. The door was partially open so I know the people in the waiting room could hear me but I didn't care. I love my precious little Emma and will miss her every day for the rest of my life.
Because I want to end on a higher note, the Monday before last marked my final class for UCB Storytelling. We had a show on Thursday where I was able to convince one of my friends to film my whole little set. We had eight minutes to tell a story of our choosing and I think that mine went pretty well! Hope you guys are aces.
Monday, May 13
Monday, April 8
Friday, March 29
Aw man, I super suck. Sorry guys. It's been harder for me to keep up with this than I remember. But I do think about all of you and hope you the best on my busy days running around the city aka sitting in my apartment watching all five seasons of Friday Night Lights. Which, I should admit, was a serious problem. As many of you can probably relate to, I developed actual feelings for Tim Riggins. GOD DAMMIT. I hate falling in love with characters on TV. Now every time I see someone with longish hair and an accent I melt into a puddle of pathetic fangirlyness.
In other news, I shot for another feature a few weeks back. It's one of those straight to Netflix children's flicks about a vampire and I have the tiniest role but who cares as long as I have lines, right? Ha! Just trying to keep that ball rolling. I'm also taking another UCB Class for Storytelling which so far has proven to be my FAVORITE out of all the comedy classes I've taken (Improv, Stand-up, etc.) and I have a show on May 9th that I am super excited for. Hopefully I'll have a friend there that can film it so I can post it up somewhere.
COACHELLA IS COMING UP OH GOD I GET SO NERVOUS. I don't know why, all the people maybe. Too much sun. Again, the people. I know I'll have a good time I just have a lot of anxiety when it comes to things like this. Though now that I'm thinking about it, I was kind of emotionally wrecked last time I went to Coachella so this time I'll be in a much, much better state mentally. I can't wait to pick out my stupid hippie outfits too.
Much much love, my little love bugs. Oh and here is my new headshot and if you get a chance check out my new website! It's still under construction but so far so good, I suppose.
Tuesday, January 22
Wednesday, January 16
Oh, whoa. So I guess I haven't really been doing a very good job at this. Usually all through the last few months of a year and the first of a new one I am pretty consistent about updating. But this time it has been fairly busy and I just couldn't seem to find the time/inspiration.
I went to a psychic faire this past weekend, which was...definitely interesting. I've never been curious about any of that because (no offense to anyone) I thought it was all a bunch of bullshit. Whenever my uncle would talk about his pet psychic or my friends would comment on theirs I would almost pity them for actually buying into such garbage. I likened all of it to a cult of sorts and really just wanted nothing to do with it. However, my friend has been raving about her intuitive psychic for months and months, trying to convince me to have a shot at her, but I never wanted to invest. It's not even that expensive but I figured why spend $45 on a 30 minute lie when I could instead spend it on a nice dinner or a few films? She got me, though, eventually. Every few months the place where she likes to go has a psychic faire where you can spend $10 for a ticket that earns you 10 minutes with a psychic of your choosing. I reluctantly tagged along, and thank goodness I did.
The first few psychics we read with were pretty interesting but didn't quite buy me over. A lot of what they said seemed fairly general and one even repeated something she said to me to my friend just after. But they weren't the psychic my friend had been raving about for months, so I just took it for what it was worth. We spent two tickets each on Adela, the lady we had been meaning to see from the beginning. She had the longest wait time and even though we showed up just minutes after the faire began, we weren't going to be seen until hours later. We grabbed lunch, bummed about for a bit, saw a few other psychics and then readied ourselves for the main attraction.
I was fairly nervous when I went in. Mainly because right when I went into the room I felt something click. Right away, she started telling me about myself. Things that people shouldn't know just by looking at me, and things someone couldn't just make up on a whim. I knew right away that she was the real deal and relaxed a bit. Man, what an inspiration! She told me about my career and gave me advice on what to avoid and what to look out for. At the end of the twenty minutes, I was feeling so inspired and excited I could barely control myself. I know, I know not to get too carried away. But man oh man, she helped restore the faith in myself that months and months of hard work and determination tend to overshadow. Hurrah for healing crystals! Hurrah for Adela! Hurrah for renewed belief in oneself!
This past Sunday I filmed a commercial for my uncle's hair salon, which was fun and exhausting. Monday morning I had to wake extra early to haul myself to The Mentalist set (where we rehearsed the play I was in a few years back) so that I could help my old director out with some insert shots. Such a fun way to spend the AM! Directly after, I skipped over to my acting class which I had to leave early from in order to make it to a workshop I had signed up for at night! I was literally so drained by the time I got back home I had to pass out almost immediately because of a throbbing headache.
Yesterday was a lovely day with myself. Moseyed about my favorite bookstore, Skylight Books, to try and find a book on the healing properties of crystals (see? I really did get sucked into that whole psychic thing) but ended up only taking Mindy Kaling's book with me. After, I went to see Argo at the quaint 3 film theater right down the block from the bookstore, which I really, really enjoyed. I mean, except for the fact that I was sitting next to someone that chewed their popcorn like they were gnawing on a sheet of bubble wrap.
Been adjusting to not having my family around constantly. It has been tough, but I know I'll get used to it. I miss them, though. One of my best friends from high school, Lauren (I posted about her and her adorable boyfriend/husband once a long time ago) lost her father to Cancer about a week ago. I'll be flying back to Arizona for the funeral on Saturday. Man, I just know I'm going to lose it. At least I'll get to see my family again for a minute, if that counts as a silver lining at such an awful time.
Tuesday, December 11
Being on set has been so much fun. Though, if my present self could give my past self some advice it would be to NOT MOVE THE SAME WEEK YOU START FILMING A FEATURE. I have been so, so busy that I don't know what to do with myself. It has been driving, packing, unpacking, moving, memorizing, preparing, auditioning, unloading, carrying, adjusting, non stop since just before the first. Tomorrow morning I leave for a business trip, flying up to Sacramento and then that evening I'm being shipped over to Colorado. Then I'm back in LA late Thursday night, Friday I have a workshop, I have to swing by a friend's holiday party, I film all weekend, and then have to film a completely separate project next week. Which will also take some preparing. Oof. Someone seriously beat me with the busy stick.
I'll post some photos of my new place soon, but first I wanted to share a few pictures I took of my friend, Anthony. He's too beautiful and doesn't even think it. I seriously had to argue with him over these pictures because he thought something wasn't right with his face. Shut-up, Anthony. You know you're the prettiest prettiest princess.
I took photos of my new apartment that I'll be posting soon. Other than that, it's off to Arizona for Christmastime and then back in the city for NYE. It's weird to think it has already been a year since last Christmas. My, how things have changed! Gotta love the unpredictability of life.