Monday, September 28, 2009

The Invisible Dog walk

I spent Sunday afternoon taking a leisurely walk in Brooklyn with my invisible dog. About 2000 people did the same. (This number seems a bit exaggerated to me, but that's what the other sites are saying...) Nonetheless, a whole bunch of us walked the streets with harnesses attached to leashes, sipping on coffee, having lunch at pet friendly cafes and visiting pet stores to purchase doggie treats for our canine friends.

I participated in Improv Everywhere's most recent mission.

My friend Lauren Reeves invited me to come to the "top secret" shoot. All I knew about this particular improv group is that they are known for going pants-less on the subway. So I was very relieved when people started walking out of the "secret" building with their invisible dogs and no missing clothes.

Watch one of their most famous stunts that took place in Grand Central Station. Its pretty awesome.




My favorite moments of the day were all the children who were so joyfully excited to be petting my invisible dog. One little girl who was participating insisted that she was walking an invisible Iguana. For me, well, I decided to walk the spirit of my childhood dog, Sparky.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hell Froze Over Is A Winner!!


Hell Froze Over was screened at the New York Television Festival over the weekend and won the Outside The Box Award, and was also recognized in The Hollywood Reporter! I am very excited for my friend and star of the show Tracy Clifton, and the creators of this fun and innovative web series. 

Just in case you need to be refreshed, Hell Froze Over is about a girl who goes and dates every guy she's ever rejected. But don't just take my word for it! Go to www.hellfrozeover.tv and check it out yourself. 

And make sure you look for me in Episode 103 Threesome and the After Date Interviews :)


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Watch Glee!

For the past few weeks I have been seeing posts on facebook and hearing friends talk about how awesome the new tv show Glee is.  Finally, I sat down this evening and watched the first three episodes. 

Needless to say I am hooked. 



And now I have a new crush. ;P

So if you like song and dance, rooting for the underdog or just feel the need to nourish your "inner creative nerd", then watch Glee

Now I wish I had not given up on those expensive singing lessons years ago.... 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

L'Oreal San Francisco

This past weekend was incredibly fun and I LOVE how L'Oreal styled my hair. I worked with two beautiful models Lauren Reeves and Nikita Kwong

The best part is I get to do it all over again next weekend in Seattle!

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I had a good 5 hours before my flight home and got to see a good friend that lives in the Bay area. He took me to this amazing Chinese restaurant called the House of NanKing. Its so amazing that its worth noting here :) 

 
And my floral detox tea had a flower bulb in it, and within 5 minutes it bloomed! 

I'm easily captured in awe at little things like that :) Cheers!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Need A Vacation!!!! But I Had A Perfect Birthday :)

Can I tell you how utterly uninspired I have been for the past several weeks? So much so that I cannot motivate myself to get on to my computer and write out a blog entry. I need a vacation. BADLY. I have found that people living in NYC need to get away more often. Everything is so intense- the work, the night life, and never having "alone time" away from crowds that are within 10 feet of you constantly.  I feel like I need lots of little breaks to keep myself refreshed but I feel I haven't been able to get away. And no, going to LA is NOT a vacation. I want to take a cruise near the Mediterranean or Asia. Or perhaps a trip to Brazil or Costa Rica or... I could go on and on. I'm looking to get away end of December or January. I figure that is perfect because I rarely book much work at that time. 

And now, I write this blog entry because I get free wi-fi on my flight to San Francisco  (how awesome is that?) So I figure I'll make the most of my in- flight wi-fi experience and force myself to write. I'm feeling better already!

I blame some of my lack of enthusiasm on my recent birthday. Every year it seems I get unmotivated and overly critical of myself. Its like I get depressed because another year has gone by and I still don't feel a sense of accomplishment. I guess that's what happens when I want and expect, well, EVERYTHING! And nothing has turned out perfectly the way I want it to. I suppose that's just the Virgo in me...

So its a good thing I have good friends that don't let me stay in my room and mope on my birthday and don't go along with my "I don't care if I do anything on my birthday this year..." attitude. 

I have friends who came to support me in my first Improv show at The PIT. I took a class and we had our graduating performance on my birthday. 

Here is a photo of me in class practicing improvisation



And then, I spent the remainder of my birthday on a rooftop with my closest friends in NYC. Look at this view! Amazing. Its just another reminder of how much I appreciate this city. And it inspired me a bit too :) 





A performance and a rooftop celebration. Just another typical day in NYC. And for me it was the perfect birthday. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Reminder To Be Careful

This is just too sad and it angers me. I'm not sure how he got a way with it for so long. What's even more disturbing is that he is relatively a well known designer.

For us models and actors that freelance using craigslist and other similar services, we need to take every precaution and always trust our intuition. I once drove to an audition in Los Angeles and ended up at a house. This isn't all too uncommon, but usually when this happens there are casting signs, open doors and other actors around. The house was quiet and I felt uneasy. I waited in the car for about a half hour and drove away. It very well could have been nothing, but it wasn't worth risking my safety to find out.

So just a quick reminder to be careful.

LA fashion designer gets 59 years to life sentence