An Actor's Story

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

The power of a picture

So…..my new pictures by the celebrity photographer have caused quite a stir. When I left the photo session the photog gave me all the images to take home. I guess she was going to do what she wanted to do with her copies but I was free to take all 205 images. I was bummed when I got home because my son (the professional photographer,) was on a company camping trip (which is super funny because he isn’t a big fan of camping.) Anyway, as his mom I was going to force him to photoshop the images so I could upload them to Instagram, but he was not available. I got to playing around with them on Instagram and posted 3. Yikes, the response I got was interesting. I woke up to so many Facebook messages, and Tumblr messages asking my relationship status. That is not really that weird but the weird part was that for the Facebook messages…….a lot of my friend’s husbands asked me that question. Weird!!
Then I sent them to my LA agent and they wouldn’t even look at them unless I sent them on a flash drive. So…..off to the post office I go. Then I sent them to my San Francisco agent and they were kind of “thanks but no thanks.” WTF???? These are beautiful pictures. But the more I thought about it, they are very theatrical shots for the LA market. These pictures would get me on a TV show or a film. San Francisco has no use for them because they are a commercial market. They want the big toothy smile shots and I didn’t take any of those. It is going to be interesting to hear what my LA agents think. I think my LA theatrical agent will be happy but not too sure about my LA commercial agent. I think she might want big smile shots too, and that just didn’t happen. So….we will see. I went to a lot of effort to meet up with this photographer. and so far it’s just getting me tons of “man” action and no jobs. I hope the tide changes. I’m completely happy in the “man” department, but I could use some help in the job market. lol

I love the scene where they are just getting to know each other and he decides to fix up her bathroom with candles and he draws a bath for her.  When he calls her into the room she comes in, is surprised and says “Wow……it’s like a Danielle Steele novel in here!”  He said “Ouch!  I think coming from a writer that is not a good thing.”  She tells him “no….it’s a good thing.”  I know exactly how she feels.  If a man did something so romantic for me as drawing a bath and surrounding the tub with candles……well…..I would be over the top happy.

Great Weekend So Far!!

Wow, a crazy week, but today was all good. Got a lot done, and having a lot of fun as well. We just got home about an hour ago. A super fun day. Kinda romantic too. We usually don’t have time for that on weekends but we made time today. Now we are going to get cozy and watch Fallon!!! Our absolute favorite. Tomorrow more pool time, running, visiting my mom, and then a screening. I got invited to view “Pride” at a special screening in San Francisco, so I asked a very special person to join me. It should be fun. I’m interested to know how it is. It won awards at Cannes……so…..can’t be too shabby, right? Ok, getting cozy……right about now. :)

This is why I wear dresses.  :)  lol 
I think I might have eaten too much pizza, but oh well.  Today was a stressful day so I needed some comfort food.  Plus I’ve been exercising my ass off (actually I have a lot of ass left, but I’m working on it. lol)  
Sometimes I feel like I get mixed signals.  Sometimes I give give give and get nothing in return…….and then sometimes I get everything I asked for.  I guess that is life in general.  I try to roll with the punches but some days I’m better at it than others.  Today was a day to just forget about everything and get from point A to point B.  Tomorrow will be better.  I can hopefully finalize my wardrobe choices with my agents as well as make a plan for episodic season.  Then on to interview/meet up with my potential roommates  (fingers crossed.) In between all of this I need to put in several hours for my day job (telecommuting,) go to a fitness class (two if possible,) and iron a million outfits (so glamourous. lol)  I also have to make many phone calls for my mom regarding her finances, and make a few regarding my own finances.  Since I’ve been so over the top busy I have managed to pile up a good amount of cash (no time to spend,) but rather than feeling like I could buy a Kate Spade ……I feel like I would like to double my money.  Kind of a challenge I’m going to place on myself.  I read  the “Ready for Zero” blog daily and they really get me motivated to save and amass piles of cash.   I don’t really have any debt except for about $80K left on my house.  I keep stalling paying that off, although I could write a check today, but for some reason I have a roadblock with doing that.  I’m just trusting that there is a reason I feel that way so I am just continuing with my monthly mortgage payment and I’m going to concentrate on piling up this cash.  The blog has given me so many ideas for amassing a fortune in the most simple old fashioned ways.  To me it is kind of like a game.  Right now I’m making a list of all of the things I love to do that don’t cost me a cent to do.  It kind of reminds me of when my kids were little.  We truly didn’t have any money other than the money to pay bills, contribute to our 401K/college funds and carve out one Disneyland trip per year.  Just the other day my kids said that their fondest memories of their childhood were when we made homemade play dough, had a picnic right in the middle of our living room, rode our bikes all over our island looking for Bball or hockey pick up games, sitting on the beach wrapped in blankets watching the sunset over San Francisco, setting up the ironing board-draping a blanket-sewing button eyes on socks and having a puppet show.   They felt like the richest kids in the world but they were only rich in love.  The only thing we had to show for our money was a worn out much handled budget book, a cracked open piggy bank, and……..a 401k and college fund accounts that were growing by the minute.  And they knew that I loved them.  You can’t put a price on love!!

I think I might have eaten too much pizza, but oh well.  Today was a stressful day so I needed some comfort food.  Plus I’ve been exercising my ass off (actually I have a lot of ass left, but I’m working on it. lol)  

Sometimes I feel like I get mixed signals.  Sometimes I give give give and get nothing in return…….and then sometimes I get everything I asked for.  I guess that is life in general.  I try to roll with the punches but some days I’m better at it than others.  Today was a day to just forget about everything and get from point A to point B.  Tomorrow will be better.  I can hopefully finalize my wardrobe choices with my agents as well as make a plan for episodic season.  Then on to interview/meet up with my potential roommates  (fingers crossed.) In between all of this I need to put in several hours for my day job (telecommuting,) go to a fitness class (two if possible,) and iron a million outfits (so glamourous. lol)  I also have to make many phone calls for my mom regarding her finances, and make a few regarding my own finances.  Since I’ve been so over the top busy I have managed to pile up a good amount of cash (no time to spend,) but rather than feeling like I could buy a Kate Spade ……I feel like I would like to double my money.  Kind of a challenge I’m going to place on myself.  I read  the “Ready for Zero” blog daily and they really get me motivated to save and amass piles of cash.   I don’t really have any debt except for about $80K left on my house.  I keep stalling paying that off, although I could write a check today, but for some reason I have a roadblock with doing that.  I’m just trusting that there is a reason I feel that way so I am just continuing with my monthly mortgage payment and I’m going to concentrate on piling up this cash.  The blog has given me so many ideas for amassing a fortune in the most simple old fashioned ways.  To me it is kind of like a game.  Right now I’m making a list of all of the things I love to do that don’t cost me a cent to do.  It kind of reminds me of when my kids were little.  We truly didn’t have any money other than the money to pay bills, contribute to our 401K/college funds and carve out one Disneyland trip per year.  Just the other day my kids said that their fondest memories of their childhood were when we made homemade play dough, had a picnic right in the middle of our living room, rode our bikes all over our island looking for Bball or hockey pick up games, sitting on the beach wrapped in blankets watching the sunset over San Francisco, setting up the ironing board-draping a blanket-sewing button eyes on socks and having a puppet show.   They felt like the richest kids in the world but they were only rich in love.  The only thing we had to show for our money was a worn out much handled budget book, a cracked open piggy bank, and……..a 401k and college fund accounts that were growing by the minute.  And they knew that I loved them.  You can’t put a price on love!!

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Actually the sky’s the limit because there are footprints on the moon.  If Neil and Buzz can do it….so can you.  Although Buzz is still pissed that he stopped to take a sip of Tang and Neil jumped out first but………whatever!!


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This is why we set the alarm for 5:40am to make a 6am class!!  



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Drive across the US

Does anyone know how long it takes to drive from California to NYC? If I end up there for a year or more I absolutely have to have Max with me and the thought of putting him in the luggage part of an airplane….I just can’t do that. A certain family member would move with me if it came to that, so we would have two drivers. I’m just wondering if it is possible to get across the nation in about a week?