Monday, April 30, 2007

Back on Set

Friday marked the first day back taping Eebee's Adventures. The pilot was shot back in 2003, and our first "real" round of videos in October 2004. It has been 2 1/2 years, and it might as well have been 2 1/2 weeks. Almost the entire crew stayed the same, set the same, everything the same. The only thing new is the adventures we are having and the costumes.

I never expected Eebee's to go this far. I have always had faith in the video series and the product, but I never thought when I was doing the pilot nearly 4 years ago, that we would be coming together for a 3rd round.

I was emailed the scripts a few weeks ahead of time, and felt a little trepidation at all the content and all the adventures, but then when I got on set, it was just the same natural place...Eebee and me, playing with shaky toys, wind chimes, telephones....whatever it may be.

I have had a few days off, and will go back on to the set tomorrow for some more fun. I haven't had a job in a few months and I was starting to think maybe I would be ok without working, but as SOON as I walked in I was like: I love working! As it is a puppet show, we are taping at the Henson Annex in Manhattan, which is great fun for me as I am a big Muppet fan. Outside the door it says "ha!" which I learned from the WWW that it stands for Henson Associates. A lot of still photographs of the Muppets were (and maybe still are) shot here.

Our director and puppeteers have just finished working on Johnny and the Sprites and Between the Lions, so I was singing the theme song For Johnny and the Sprites in my head all day long. Hopefully I can have a different song for tomorrow. Heartbreaker anyone?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hooray for Nuvaring!

I got a FEDEX the other day filled with all sorts of pharmaceutical goodies. You know when you go to the doctor's office and they have those cut-outs sitting there about various drugs that will change your life? Well, they have them for Nuvaring too.



There are two cardboard cutouts, in which they reversed the image, so to me, my face looks strange, a white platic stand-up thingy, and a blue clipboard. I like the clipboard. And I have the big white one on my desk right here, because it is made of plastic...seems like it will stand up to the wear and tear of my desk. At church on Sunday during the class with women only (it's called Relief Society), they pass around a clipboard with the attendance sheet and sign-ups and flyers etc. I thought it would be funny if I put it all on the nuvaring clipboard...but I didn't.

Speaking of church, there is a 2-night PBS special about it, but it isn't produced by the church, so who knows what controversy it might stir up (rubbing hands together with a twinkle in my eye).....!

Anyway, nothing like a post about birth control advertisements and the mormons in one!

TIME TO RALLY

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It's time to ROCK IT. Last day to vote today!

THANKS AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Gradually Going Green

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Yesterday I went to the supermarket. For the first time, I remembered to bring at least one of my own bags. I used it to put my produce in while shopping, and then packed it with as many groceries as I could. I figured I saved at LEAST 3 plastic bags by using my own bag. I also decided to NOT double bag the remainder of my groceries, saving 3 MORE bags. And of course, I saved the 2 produce plastic bags that I would have put my broccolini and red pepper in.

I have decided to gradually add green items into my life, mostly because I can't afford to replace ALL of my current cleaning supplies and buy ALL new reusable grocery bags. I happened to have this green one (and I actually have one other, but it is occupied right now), and I hope to add to my collection. I have been researching. I think I will buy these ones.


Also this week I put in 5 light fixtures that contain energy-saving bulbs, and at the store today I bought my first CFL light bulb. I would have probably picked up one more, but they only had one.

I have been counting the ways that I am currently green:
1. I don't use many napkins (call me a slob)
2. I am going to stop taking my receipts at Metrocard Machines and ATMS (thank you lady on Oprah)
3. I re-wear clothes a lot before washing them, especially if I have only worn them a few hours.
4. I am in a good habit of turning off lights.
5. I am in a good habit of running my electronic heater/air conditioner as little as possible.
6. When the weather is agreeable, I exercise outside instead of on an electronic machine.
7. I don't run the tv for background noise.
8. I have appliances that I don't use very often, unplugged.
9. I use public transportation a lot.
10. I recycle everything that is recyclable (and probably some things that are not...oops)
11. I reuse shopping bags and grocery bags as much as possible. My favorite uses for the plastic grocery bags (that soon I won't have around the house) are for airplane trips, I collect my kids garbage in them throughout the flight, and then throw it all away at the end, and to collect my recyclables during the week. And if I had a dog, I am sure the bags would be used for the poop.

So Save the Earth, join the bandwagon, and do something green today.

Oh, and

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

SHOUT OUTS

Thanks to all of you who have been spreading the word about Real Savvy Moms through your own blogs and emails and websites.

I have two friends in business who were recently featured on Startup Princess. They very graciously recommended that I be featured there during the course of this contest, so thanks Melissa and Krista. It was fun to be interviewed by them, and see the finished product (click on Startup Princess to see).

Also, to my awesomely supportive and loyal cousins and sibs...
D
A2
Heidi
Linz
Sam (on facebook)
Supreme Court-I am not sure if you were getting out the vote, but if you were, thanks chica lica.
And of course my Tales girls. You should stop by there today because they are having an awesome FREEBIE from my other friend in business.

You have really helped me rock it, so thanks.

UGLIEST job ever

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Seriously, the ugliest job I have ever done.
I knew it was ugly, while I was doing it. On that day I did two looks. While I was looking through this magazine yesterday, I didn't even notice that all 4 of those pictures were me, I just thought the purple ones were, then I realized they were all me. Seriously, not my best look...And what's with the technicolor hair and the bangs? And the chain? And the no lipstick on the black and white outfit one, and the no photoshopping of my two front (porcelein crown) teeth? Yikes.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Condo Adventures: Let There Be Light

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I had an electrician come by this weekend and install a few light fixtures. I had him put in the generic white ones that go in the bathroom and hallways, and then the chandelier for my bedroom that I have been SO excited about. I love it.

My daughter, of course, wants to know when she is getting her princess chandelier, and I just tell her; "When mommy gets paid, honey."

The lighting in the bathroom and hallways uses some florescents that are supposed to save energy. These are the first steps in my new efforts to try to be a little more GREEN.

The last step in the lighting fixture arena is to get some pendants for the kitchen and living room, and a few over-the-mirror jobbers for the bathroom, and of course, the princess chandelier, when mommy gets paid.




That's my husband napping on Saturday. Poor guy. He fades around 3 'o clock on Saturdays, and if he doesn't nap, then he is a goner by like 7 at night. No I didn't smother him with the pillow, I think he was just trying to drown out the light.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

FINALIST

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This morning my husband woke me up: WAKEUP! YOU'RE A FINALIST. YOU GOTTA GET OUT THE VOTE.

So, here I am, 6:57 AM, and HUNGRY, trying to GET OUT THE VOTE, for all of my loyal voters who are also crazy, I mean, up this early!

You know what to do! And THANK YOU.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Dachshunds Everywhere

For Earth Day, (and the most beautiful weather day we have had in 2007), we headed down to the annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta at Washington Square Park, sponsored by the Dachshund Friendship Club.


We saw hundreds of Dachshunds. It was QUITE a sight. Speckled, smooth, red, black, wire-haired, long-haired, regular-sized, minis, puppies, fat, skinny...you name it, we saw it. I grew up with dachshunds in my house. First Barney, and then Chloe. Chloe is actually a very energetic 10-year-old who still lives with my parents. She HATES everyone but her immediate family, but somehow my baby was the Chloe-whisperer this past Christmas, and they became friends.


My girls, especially the younger one, were in HEAVEN, meeting all the doggies. My husband looked at me and said: "It's like we're at a petting zoo."

This activity of course prompted us to discuss the possibility of getting a pet. My husband wants a Great Dane. I said, MAYBE (HUGE maybe) one day we can get a few Chihuahuas. We all gave suggestions of what we would name our dog. Jason Glass said BUD, DD said Kaylee, and I said Roxy. I am pretty sure NONE of us are on the same page when it comes to the possibility of a pet. So, for now, we will just enjoy everyone else's pets.





Some notes on the photos. The couple pictured above have t-shirts about the event. It's a dachshund UNDER the arch that is at Washington Square Park. Their dachsie is named Lin. The puppy kissing the baby was the most beautiful dog there: A 4-month-old, chocolate brown..simply gorgeous. The very first photo was taken of the most unique dachshund...some sort of speckled...also very beautiful. My girls of course loved when the dogs were dressed up, preferrably in flowers, jewels or anything pink.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thank you

To all of you who took the time to vote for me on the Real Savvy Moms TV Host Contest, I am SO grateful. I know that the casting director has a part in the final say, but I am confident that my peops really delivered the vote for me, and that is such a nice feeling. Thank you.

Many of you have been asking about the results. I received an email from Real Savvy Moms a few days ago letting me know that the announcement would be made on the 30th. I am assuming this is because they need a good week to offer the job to the winners, and firm up their contracts etc., so that their announcements are not in vain. I will definitely keep you posted.

Friday, April 20, 2007

New License

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for Real Savvy Moms. So, go VOTE.

My new license came this week. I am happy with the photo. Some people obsess about the photo, and I am not one of those people, but it is nice to have an ok photo. I am also glad that it was taken after I got the highlights taken out, because I think this photo looks like me. And I am wearing my favorite RED shirt. It's blue, but it's from the RED campaign.




This is a big improvement from the
Old License. And after many years of wanting to, I am finally an ORGAN DONOR. Yippee!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Beechnut

Yesterday I saw the first Beechnut Ad running in May 2007 Parents Magazine. It wasn't me, but it reminded me of the mock--ups they had on set. I decided that I must investigate, and here is what I found:


I am not a huge fan of my own nose, but I have to say, it does look nice in this photo. That baby didn't like me kissing her much, but we got a few frames in before she totally lost it. All 4 babies that I worked with that day were not happy campers...I think it might have had something to do with my lips on their face. I am glad they are feeling uncomfortable with strangers early on, that's a good thing for their development, but not for our photoshoot!

For more Beechnut, click here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2 Days to Go

Yesterday I got an email from grouper.com saying I had a new comment on my video. The comment was something like: "I fixed your thumbnail." Some of you might recall that my thumbnail used to be my face with one eye open, one eye closed and my mouth twisted....I looked drunk. That was nice of mr./ms. random to fix it.

Anyway, I was surprised to see a large number next to my video: 21,740. This number indicated the amount of VIEWS.

Of course, I wanted to see if anyone else had had this type of number, so I browsed...

Janine Graff had 5,282, Emma Brown- 2,423, Alyssa Dver- 5,428, and Total Mom, Hannah Keeley-7,238. Ummm....my number is much higher than these numbers. I hope that the number of views directly corresponds with the number of votes. That would be pretty freaking awesome.

In other news, I am busy trying to style myself for my upcoming taping of Eebee's Adventures. Every time I get to go shopping, I think I am going to like it. I rarely do. I am a girlie girl too, and I love new stuff, especially clothes, but I just don't like shopping. I don't like malls, I just don't get it. I did find these AWESOME yellow pants though, that I really hope I get to wear in the show. We'll see....maybe I will put up a vote to see which outfit YOU would like to see on the next installment of Eebee's Adventures!

These are the pants, my styling cohort, Carrie says they are orange, I think we finally decided to call them MUM pants.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Art Project

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Yesterday I had an audition for a film. Yes, my first FILM audition. It is titled Cloverfield, and it's being directed by the LOST guy, J J Abrams. I was just put on tape, which is kind of a prescreening until they are serious about casting. I felt good about it.

When I got home, I had received my posters in the mail, from snapfish...I love SNAPFISH. So, last night I finally put up my little art project. Giant Glass Posse Faces. I love it. I think it looks way cooler in person, so please come over and have a Diet Dr. Pepper with me. Won't you?





I ordered 20 x 30 posters and cut off 10 inches, to fit these IKEA 20 x 20 square frames. I was going to resort to record album frames (12 x 12), because I wanted SQUARE, but the giantness of the 20 x 20 is Wicked RAD. Isn't my DH so cute?

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Road Tasted

I had an audition on Friday for a Food Network show called Road Tasted.

It was a fun audition. They gave me a sheet with information about this restaurant in Miami. In the room, there were two casting associates who asked me to pretend that we were all driving in the car, on the way to Sonia's, and for me to talk to them about the restaurant really casually as we were driving there.

And this is what I said:
"Guys, I am taking you to this awesome restaurant called Sonia's Patties. She makes the most most amazing Jamaican Patties. I love mild beef, but YOU are going to love the curry chicken, because I know how you love curry...and YOU are going to want the sampler because I know how you love taking a bight of everyone's food, and I am a little OCD with my germs, and you are NOT getting a bight of mine.

"I love this restaurant because even though it is 2000 square feet, it feels so nice and homey. The most amazing thing about this restaurant, actually I think I already said what the most amazing thing was, but there is another amazing thing, and that is, that you can bring some patties home with you. They sell them in packs. I gave some to my cleaning lady for Christmas, and she was like: 'I have never had such a unique gift before, these patties are awesome!', and now she is a regular customer.

"I send a lot of people to Sonia, so she knows me, and whenever I go she is like: 'Thanks for sending people!'. You guys are gonna love it."

I am not sure if I was supposed to ramble on and on. I am not sure if they intended to interact with me, but they sure didn't...they just stared at the monitor as I made up stories about my imaginary cleaning lady.

After my impromptu Patties monologue, they asked me to do a special skill that they read from my resume. Which one did they choose? Whistling. So, I whistled Happy Birthday and as I was leaving I said something that ended with, "...we all get it eventually.", and one of the casting associates said: "Yup, just like herpes." And they laughed. A lot.

The thing is, whatever I had said, I am quite certain had nothing to do with an STD, nor was the conversation meant to go there at all, but her punch line was randomly funny, and even though it was about herpes, I am hoping they remember that they were entertained for a few minutes.

Friday, April 13, 2007

A Mighty NYC Wind

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When it rains in the city, I have a hard time NOT complaining. When the complaints start entering my mind, my mantra is: "water is good for the earth, thank goodness there isn't a drought, I love water, water is good for me...." It helps.

When there is rain, I glance outside and either smile and sigh that I am stuck inside, or exhale deeply with great trepidation because I have to go out in it, and I don't mean in the safety of my SUV.

Yesterday was a DEEP DEEP exhale day. Actually, I could not tell JUST how bad it was from the safety of my 5th floor window. What followed was the worst Glass Posse Rain Day in History.

Yesterday, I had my yearly exam. As a va-jay-jay-carrying member of society, I take this appointment very seriously. Mostly, because I get the goods re-prescribed. I had gotten a reminder call that said: If you do not cancel or reschedule this appointment, 24 hours before the appointment, we will charge you a $50- fee.

As I looked out the window, having just blown dry my hair (and I FINALLY got it to look good after my recent hair cut), I considered driving into the city and parking. However, I knew there was usually a wait and I didn't have $75-100 to spend on parking. I also didn't want to be charged $50- for cancelling an hour ahead of time.

So, I rallied the troops, grabbed two umbrellas and out we walked.

We had not walked 10 steps before we were overtaken.

The little one (holding a cheap small umbrella), was pushed over by the wind, onto her belly, while her umbrella inverted. Shortly after I got her up on her feet, my heavy duty golf umbrella, inverted, AND the fabric went flying off. I was holding a skeleton. In the 2.5 seconds it took me to retrieve the fabric, the umbrella, pitch the cheap umbrella, and grab the kids and stoop into the deli at the corner, we were DRENCHED. I tried to put the umbrella together in the deli. The baby grabbed skittles, something else and tic tacs, and handed them all to the shop owner, while I tried to piece together the umbrella. Apparently the tic tacs were the last straw b/c the woman asked us to go to the back of the deli, (where there is even MORE food to grab off the shelves-brilliant lady), so that I could get out of the way of all the customers that were out and about in this hurricane.

I left.

Luckily I was only 10 steps away from my own building where I sought refuge and some help piecing together the umbrella. We gathered ourselves, rallied, looked at each other like we were crazy, and then set out again, only to the same fate.

At that moment I had a decision. All I could think about was being 50-100 dollars in the hole. And if I had it to do over again, I would say that it might as well have been 50 cents to a dollar, and well worth staying home, but being the budget-conscious bird brain that I am, we carried on.

I had an out of body experience. It was like I was watching myself be the worst mom on the planet. I carried the baby (thank you crazy adrenaline), and instructed the 5-y-old to just keep her eyes on my feet. We made it to the subway stop, wetter than if we had just walked through a water fall. By the time we transferred trains, and walked to the Gynee Office, we were a sight. We took paper hand towels to try to dry our hair and clothes. We spread out our coats (and made the chairs quite wet), to try to dry them.

After an hour wait, I was SO HAPPY to take my clothes off! I had never been so thrilled to be naked on a table before. I put my wet clothes on the heater and willed them to dry as fast as they could. When I put them back on, they were just a little damp, compared to the VERY WET they were before the heater. My friend called as we were leaving, and just knowing we were out in it, she couldn't help but laugh. I expressed that I wasn't QUITE in the laughing-about-it stage yet, since I was about to make the return trek home.

This time, I found a slightly more out of the way subway route, but with less OUTSIDE-NESS, since I had ditched my umbrella by the Columbus Circle Stop. We made it home in one piece and were SO grateful to have a drier that did not require a walk in the rain to get to. Our dry clean only coats were soaked to the bone, and we shall see if there are any lasting affects from their walk in the rain.

The moral of the story? Well, there are a few. If there is WIND in the forecast (along with rain), take it very seriously. Second, it is a good idea to know what 50 bucks is worth to you, and that your Va-Jay-Jay health is probably worth it. Thirdly, teaching your children that it's important is worth it too.

P.S. It's Friday the 13th, maybe your VOTE counts double!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Third Person Thursday

Her husband beat her to it. He already voted from their IP address, before she got the satisfaction of hitting the VOTE button. This whole election thing is starting to remind her of the junior high and high school election days.

She thinks it would be more satisfying if she could see the vote totals at the end of each day. She has been doing a little research around the web and found some interesting things.

First of all, a few specifics to the contest:
"Voting will be open for four weeks, during which time, entrants are encouraged to get their friends and family involved and voting for their favorite Real Savvy candidate. The top five most-voted-for-moms will be included in the top ten finalists; the other five finalists will be chosen by Julie Still and Lucky 7 Casting. All ten finalists will then be judged by the program's casting director based on criteria including personality, articulation, on-camera ease, charm, and originality. Contest winners will be chosen based on a combination of highest audience votes and the judge's score. The new hosts will be announced on March 1, 2007, and presented with a six-month contract to co-host the award-winning television program."

Well, the March 1st deadline came and went, and the voting is only open 10 days, not four weeks, but hopefully the rest of it is accurate.

She also has found a lot of blogger support. Here are the blogs that are trying to rock her vote:
Sesame Seed
Heidi Swapp
Spokompton
Little V
Sugar and Spice
Tales
Design Mom

And finally, the most fascinating of all is the grand total of 496 hits to her website yesterday, and yes they are unique for the month. Their were 81 the day before that, and so far this morning, at posting, 31...so the traffic has been unexpected.

Today she is going to try to catch up on life that was missed by the strep. Her throat is even better today. Thank goodness. Now, she is going to go spread the word on voting. VOTE!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I HEART PENICILLIN

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I woke up this morning and I swallowed. And I didn't have to put on that "I am bracing myself for THE KNIVES" face. It felt a little...better. I am so happy that I got me some good drugs. Penicillin Rocks.

Meanwhile, we are about half way through the day today, and I have noticed that my website has gotten a literal RECORD number of hits today. At around 1 PM it was 196. That is a lot of visitors for me for a 1/2 day.

I figure this could be explained by the Real Savvy Moms contest. I am guessing that some people are watching my video and checking out my website listing at the end, some people are linking from the email that went out to get the vote out, some folks are googling "Mrs. Incredible", stopping by my blog, and then clicking my name on the sidebar while thinking: "Who the heck is Kristy Glass?", but I have a sneaky suspicion the sudden traffic is because of another blog I know, spreading the word.

Even though she doesn't have a direct link to my website, I think her readers are loyal enough to do a little further checking on me, before they just cast a vote. I am talking about the one, the only, Heidi Swapp. Yes, my cousin Heidi has put a shout out for me, and her loyal (many) readers have responded with gusto. So, thank you!

If you scroll through the comments on her post about the vote, you will see that a handful of folks have seen Runway Moms and thought it was cool to make the connection between the two of us. That was something I don't think Heidi or I expected, so that has been fun.

Well, we have 9 days to go to get the vote out, and that is exciting. The first few days have certainly been thrilling, and now I know we are all anticipating where this might take me (us)....so hang on for the ride.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Good News! ~ Every Vote Counts

I wrote to the Real Savvy Peops and this was their response:

"Yes, every vote counts (member or not)"

So, keep the votes coming. (also hit VOTE HERE on the sidebar)

Today is my first since Saturday that I am alone with my children. The fever part (which is really the hardest part of this whole ordeal), is a lot more under control, and the knives in the throat are dulling a bit. I am so grateful to my DH for taking such great care of all of us the entire LONG weekend. I don't know what I would have done without him, probably melted into a puddle of my own tears.

Having kids when you are THAT incapacitated is so hard. I can barely match their energy as it is, but add the debilitating fever and it's over. Now I just hope they don't get it too, although I don't think it hits them quite as hard as us wussy adults.

My almost-2-year-old (5 days to go), has been put on hold for a job for Toys r Us on Wed. This is the first time she has been put on hold for a while. That would be a good job to ease back into life with, because it would be driving, which is always easier (thank you DVD player), and there will be a wrangler their who can "deal" with her on set. I had a chance to wrangle on Wednesday, but I decided the knives in the throat would not be all gone by then, and so I said, Thanks, but NO THANKS.

So far my kids are being really good, coloring and stripping all dolls of their clothes (2-year-old), while listening to music. I can handle this pace. Oh, I just looked at the time, it's only 8 AM....I have a long day ahead of me.

Monday, April 09, 2007

TIME TO VOTE

VOTE for Kristy Glass

I just got back from the doc. Strep Throat. Yup. I feel like a little kid....isn't Strep a kid illness?

Anyway, got home to find that I am one of the Real Savvy Moms Finalists, so now it's time to get the vote out. You can vote once a day, just click on the link. It's easy. Please spread the word, every vote counts!!!!
THANKS

VOTE for Kristy Glass

Here is my tape.

Still Sick

My birthday was yesterday. It was one of the worst ever in that I was sick. I am still sick today. If you want to know how I am feeling, stick a large knife down your throat and try to swallow. Oh, and put on your warmest snow clothes, robe, hat, scarf, blanket, and sit right next to your heater and imagine STILL being cold.

Thanks to all my friends and family who called or sent gifts or cards yesterday, it meant a lot, especially since I am feeling so yucky. I am off to the doc right now, to see if I can get to the bottom of this.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Birthday Report



Happy Birthday to me. In all my now 28 years of living, this is the first time my birthday has landed on Easter. In fact, I cannot remember Easter even remotely THREATENING to take over my special day. Blame it on global warming? I am sure it means something....

I think it is also the first in history when I did not get out of my pajamas and when I suffered from strep throat. I remember age 8 or 9 involved the stomach flu, but I still rallied with a new outfit and a smile....

I also heard from some folks on this birthday, that I hadn't hear from in decades...so for some reason 28 was quite historic, in it's own special way.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

S-I-C-K

I am taking a break from being sick, to post that I am sick. I am getting sick of being sick. My DH thinks I am doing too much. And I think he hates when I am sick because then he is required to do too much, like the laundry, errands, watching the kids. I really appreciate you taking care of me though, honey, and I know I will feel better soon...just not today, or tomorrow probably.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Finalist?

I just got word that on Monday, April 9th, the voting will begin for the Real Savvy Moms New Host Contest. It also says that the 10 finalists audition tapes will be viewable April 10th-20th, so I am not really sure how you are supposed to vote on the 9th, but whatever. Read the announcement here.

Here is my tape. I am not sure if I will be a finalist or not, but I guess we will find out next week....oh the suspense!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Third Person Thursday


In a small black box theatre, on the 5th floor of a building on 8th Ave and 43rd St., a large majority of the 88 seats started filling up. She started hearing the chatter and felt that nervous feeling in her stomach.

She was about to perform her first 1-Woman Show for the Emerging Artist's Theatre's 1-Woman Standing Festival. It is a developmental series that presents works in progress, so scripts were allowed. As much as she WANTED to be memorized, she just had to let that hope go because she had had quite a month leading up to that night's performance.

Sitting backstage she started getting goosebumps because she was cold, and she didn't want the energy of the audience to be jarring, so she sat as close to the stage as she could, without being seen. This helped her invite their energy in to her, and helped her calm down and get rid of the nerves.

When 5 minutes were called she felt calm and grounded. She felt that she was at the beginning of a long race and she was ready to endure. This is the first time in a list of auditions and performances that she felt quite so in control and calm. She felt glad that she had shown improvement in that area of her life.

It made her smile to hear her friends and family in the front row, and to hear the high pitch of her daughter soar above it all. This was the first time her daughter would see her perform a theatrical piece in a theatrical setting. They were both excited about that.

The show began, and then it ended. In between she hit most of her marks, she held for the laughs. She didn't rush. She used her script, but had confidence many times to ignore it. Her favorite scenes were the following:

~Singing "My Heart Will Go On" and having her water break (she was playing a fully pregnant person)

~Re-enacting Follow Your Fart

~The scenes with her DH. About the budget, planning babies, etc.

~The final scene when she rocks the baby to sleep with their favorite lullaby.

There was a talkback after, and there was a lot of great feedback from the audience. Hopefully she and the author can bounce around some of their ideas and take it further. She is glad she did it. It was....fun.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Theft Day

The morning of the robbery I was out and about with the baby for some audition or go-see or something. I was stopped by a photographer who was, as he put it "just practicing". It was in a VERY public place and so I did not feel threatened by him at all, and got no bad vibes about him taking my photo. I also thought he was rather smart since I was in full hair and makeup for photos....he was no dummy.

I never would have found him, if Angela hadn't found my purse, and in turn, his business card that I had put in my wallet. I looked him up last night, and found a few of the photos he snapped.




These were taken at the New York Public Library near Bryant Park, and the famous Library Lion Statues. We tried to get a Christmas Card photo there last November, but it wasn't quite working for us, especially when the pigeons started flying around our heads. We are not big bird lovers, but definitely BIG BIRD lovers.

Today I am getting my new license from my local DMV. I am hoping that they take a new photo.

This was taken my first week in NYC. I think I am looking a little better these days...thank goodness. Oh, and my hair is back to it's true brunette, I feel much better now.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Back to Myself

I know the Oil of Olay blond hair was not that drastic of a change, but I miss my brown hair. Today I am getting it dyed back to it's REAL color, and a cut to boot. I am still trying to grow it out, so it will just be a teeny tiny trim. All this after my go-see for Nortel. I guess I should look up what the heck that is.

Yesterday I took the kids to my go-see for a migraine medication, and my daughter's go-see, for some company that I have no idea what it was. We all did really well going from train to train and walking several blocks. Towards the middle of our journey, the girls really latched on to the idea of singing "Following The Leader" from Peter Pan..with some new improvised lyrics that included "PRETZEL QUEEN."

I think I must have sung that song at least a dozen times while walking the streets of New York. Needless to say, we got a lot of looks, especially since the toddler was wearing this hat:

Yes, it's her favorite. She picks it out EVERY time. And now with her well-developed eyebrows and lips, she just looks crazy stunning cute in it. This photo was taken when she was around 7 months old...She also had her puffy vest and a pink sparkly scarf, with bright pink pants, so the whole ensemble was quite attention-grabbing. Add to it big sister, leading us with her yellow and white striped leggings, black biker boots and holding a bag of pretzels above her head...I was the one who looked normal for once.

My mean mommy moment for the day was this: My daughter ran a bit ahead of me in the subway tunnel, and a woman sort of hollered at her to stop and wait for mommy and I yelled loudly to her: "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS." I know, rude right? But, I hate when strangers tell my children what to do, especially when I am watching them, and they are fine. Comes with the territory when you are raising kids here though....


Monday, April 02, 2007

Coming up for Air

I am hoping to get a nice big gulp of it on Thursday morning. In short, March has been crazy. Seriously, where did March go? It was like the beginning, then Orlando, then California, then close, then move, then Spelling Bee, then get robbed, then more Bee, then One Woman Show, and now it is April...

I feel great about the progress on the condo, and the show. I feel pretty great about what's coming up in April, and planning for that. There are a few things that are lacking in my life right now:
Exercise
Reading
Bathing (I really want to take a BATH in my new TUB)

If I could just have a little bit of that, I would be very happy.

One thing I do have is a very awesome bedroom. I got my headboard this weekend, and I think it looks so pretty with the light blue color in the bedroom. My white curtains should be getting here soon, and that will add to it as well.



I am shooting some more Eebee's Adventures in late April/early May, and I just booked the plane tickets for my little girls to go visit Grammy and Papa for 10 days. I know I will be working while they are away (which is why they are shipping out), but it will be SUCH a nice break....I love ya kids, but you wear me OUT.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I Did a Bad Bad Thing

My friend called with a plan.
She and her sisters thought it would be funny to play a little April Fool's Day joke on their parents, who were leaving for an African Safari on April 1st.

So, guess who got to be the pretend African (who knows what accent) travel agent? Moi!



After the call Gary got off the phone and called everyone together for a family meeting, to discuss that he had just gotten a phone call and the tour was cancelled. The women (there were three couples going on the trip), immediately said: April Fools, you're fooling us.

He insisted that he had just gotten the call...and they said: Duh...someone called you and is playing an April Fool's joke on us. And they were right, but I guess he totally bought it, and it was a good April Fools.