An Actor's Story

Daily happenings in the life of an American actress, screenwriter and filmmaker. Auditions, bookings, travels, and tales.

Tonight we are going to celebrate my daughter’s boyfriend’s birthday.  I really hope he likes my gift.  My daughter thinks he will. ;)  I decided to give him his first passport.  Does that sound funny?  lol  He had never traveled outside of the bay area until we took him to Lake Tahoe for two weeks.  And like most people, after leaving your home town for that long you get bitten by the travel bug.  He fell in love with Tahoe and learned so much about it after being there for two weeks.  We had a lot of long talks on the beach about Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, the Caribbean, and of course the United States (NY, Hawaii, Alaska, and more.)  My kids are so lucky that they started traveling so young so they have been all over the world many times over.  They have had three passports or more each (when you are young they expire every 5 years.)  But her boyfriend has never had a passport and he really wants to go to Europe with us next summer so……I thought I would pay for his first one.  I went to the post office yesterday and picked up the application and last night my daughter and I went to TJ Maxx and picked out a really nice suitcase.  I am going to put the application inside with a note for him to complete it and then I will mail it in for him. Yesterday while in the car we were telling him a funny story about something that happened to us in Rome and he said “wow you guys have had so many interesting adventures.”  I looked at him in my rear view mirror.  He was looking out the window at the streets of Oakland and I knew his mind was trying to visualize the streets of Rome.  I told him warmly “Stick with us.  We’ll get you there.”  

Tonight we are going to celebrate my daughter’s boyfriend’s birthday.  I really hope he likes my gift.  My daughter thinks he will. ;)  I decided to give him his first passport.  Does that sound funny?  lol  He had never traveled outside of the bay area until we took him to Lake Tahoe for two weeks.  And like most people, after leaving your home town for that long you get bitten by the travel bug.  He fell in love with Tahoe and learned so much about it after being there for two weeks.  We had a lot of long talks on the beach about Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, the Caribbean, and of course the United States (NY, Hawaii, Alaska, and more.)  My kids are so lucky that they started traveling so young so they have been all over the world many times over.  They have had three passports or more each (when you are young they expire every 5 years.)  But her boyfriend has never had a passport and he really wants to go to Europe with us next summer so……I thought I would pay for his first one.  I went to the post office yesterday and picked up the application and last night my daughter and I went to TJ Maxx and picked out a really nice suitcase.  I am going to put the application inside with a note for him to complete it and then I will mail it in for him. Yesterday while in the car we were telling him a funny story about something that happened to us in Rome and he said “wow you guys have had so many interesting adventures.”  I looked at him in my rear view mirror.  He was looking out the window at the streets of Oakland and I knew his mind was trying to visualize the streets of Rome.  I told him warmly “Stick with us.  We’ll get you there.”  

(Source: gypsywayofliving)

appleofmypi3213:

I’m so glad you’re home momma. You left me for 3 whole hours, too long. 3

Yup!!  I can honestly say (when I look at my Max,) “The dude digs me.”  I think if he could talk ……..he would tell me he loves me. 

Sometimes at the end of the day I think about all I said and did for certain people in my life and I didn’t get much in return (if anything at all,) it makes me sad.  It makes me realize that I need to stop giving so much of myself. I’m never going to get the regular contact that I need so I should just stop, and move on.  Onward and upward. lol     But for right now,  Max loves me.  Pure, unconditional love.  I guess that is all I need right now.  Everyone else can go away. lol 

Five Things I Like About Myself -  (one of my followers asked me to do this so I guess I got “tagged.”  lol) 
1.  My chill personality - no drama here. lol
2.  My tenacity - if I want something……..no one can stop me.  I will continue on a path until I get it.  Unless I decide I don’t want it anymore.  Then it comes off of my list.  (In fact I just took something HUGE off of my list. .  I’m sick of waiting for this one.)
3.  My hair - it’s long, soft, thick, golden, and I get tons of compliments on it.  Everyone wants to touch it.  I only let a chosen few touch my hair. haha.
4.  My eyes - they are an unusual shade of hazel.  Kind of green sometimes and golden other days.  But anyway I have perfect strangers come up to me and say they love my eyes. 
5.  My softness - I have a soft voice, soft skin, soft demeanor, soft touch……..nothing hard or brassy about me.  I used to confuse my softness with a lack of confidence but that isn’t so.  I have a backbone, I stand up for my rights, I don’t let people push me around, I walk into a room with confidence………but I do all of that with a soft cloud around me.  
I met up with my trainer at 9pm.  Just got home (it’s about 10:30pm.)  I was thinking that 9pm was kind of late but I actually liked it.  The gym was packed when I got there but we were definitely the last ones out,  When I got to my locker I had 7 texts to answer.  One from a co-worker.  He asked me to go out with a few of them for drinks tonight but I was just so busy, so now he wants to take me to lunch tomorrow so he can ask about becoming a voice over artist.  I don’t have any lunch plans so I guess that’s ok.  I don’t really have anything planned for tomorrow so I said “yes!”  Apparently he has a masters from Columbia…….so why does he want to be a voice over artist?  I always hate to disappoint or discourage people but man………becoming a working voice talent is probably one of the hardest genres to break into in the entertainment field.  He has such a good job now.  But I will be nice and let him take me to lunch and i will answer as many questions as possible.  lol
I’ve had tons of VO auditions lately.  I really wish I would get one of the big ones soon.  I get tons of video games, regional commercials, and tutorials.  But the big ones like Disney, network television, feature length cartoons……those are really hard to land.  In two weeks I am going to start studying with my VO teacher again.  Every Monday night for 5 weeks.  He is the coolest guy and so funny.  I’m looking forward to that. 
Wow I feel wide awake after working out.  I have a lot of e-mails to answer but maybe I will watch a movie.  I don’t feel like doing anything work related.  Just something fun like a good movie. ;)

I met up with my trainer at 9pm.  Just got home (it’s about 10:30pm.)  I was thinking that 9pm was kind of late but I actually liked it.  The gym was packed when I got there but we were definitely the last ones out,  When I got to my locker I had 7 texts to answer.  One from a co-worker.  He asked me to go out with a few of them for drinks tonight but I was just so busy, so now he wants to take me to lunch tomorrow so he can ask about becoming a voice over artist.  I don’t have any lunch plans so I guess that’s ok.  I don’t really have anything planned for tomorrow so I said “yes!”  Apparently he has a masters from Columbia…….so why does he want to be a voice over artist?  I always hate to disappoint or discourage people but man………becoming a working voice talent is probably one of the hardest genres to break into in the entertainment field.  He has such a good job now.  But I will be nice and let him take me to lunch and i will answer as many questions as possible.  lol

I’ve had tons of VO auditions lately.  I really wish I would get one of the big ones soon.  I get tons of video games, regional commercials, and tutorials.  But the big ones like Disney, network television, feature length cartoons……those are really hard to land.  In two weeks I am going to start studying with my VO teacher again.  Every Monday night for 5 weeks.  He is the coolest guy and so funny.  I’m looking forward to that. 

Wow I feel wide awake after working out.  I have a lot of e-mails to answer but maybe I will watch a movie.  I don’t feel like doing anything work related.  Just something fun like a good movie. ;)

(via jetsetter-life)

rock-quote:

Rock Quotes

This is good to think about.  Sometimes people don’t realize how sensitive others are and they trample all over the other person’s heart (maybe not even realizing it.)  So take a moment to consider that person’s feelings, how much they put themselves out there, how giving they are……and maybe it will change how you relate to them.  Don’t change who you are……..but be respectful of their heart.

rock-quote:

Rock Quotes

This is good to think about. Sometimes people don’t realize how sensitive others are and they trample all over the other person’s heart (maybe not even realizing it.) So take a moment to consider that person’s feelings, how much they put themselves out there, how giving they are……and maybe it will change how you relate to them. Don’t change who you are……..but be respectful of their heart.

What did the sun say to the moon?

fuck off

—   (via hey-smoke-up-johnny)

Haha. Now that is really funny!!!

(via decast-ronaut)

I know he cares.  That is all I need to know.  He makes me incredibly happy. ;)

I know he cares. That is all I need to know. He makes me incredibly happy. ;)

(Source: kushandwizdom, via becomelean)

I would love to take a long walk here with you.  Hold your hand, kiss your neck, talk about all of our dreams, hopes, wishes.  I love sharing with you because you care.  You are thoughtful, kind, loving and sweet.   Not to mention incredibly talented, smart and funny.  Am I gushing?  Yes, I am.  Because I can.  You give me so much to gush about.  I heart you!!
dont-count-on-forever:

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Have you ever had people think that posts you reblogged were your own personal words, thoughts, actions?  I reblog other people’s stuff all the time and it isn’t necessarily what I believe.  I might think it is funny, interesting, awful, or whatever.  But it isn’t necessarily my thoughts.  Sometimes I reblog other people’s stories just because I think they are interesting and I might use a composite of the scene in a screenplay.  Anyway……I guess some people are just idiots and don’t understand how Tumblr works.  lol