Happy Wednesday!! Guys. It’s July 20th. The 20th day. Of the 7th month. Of 2016. WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?! (More on that next week). Welp, I had my Soken Word all written out to share with you today. Here’s an excerpt:
Your word is your bond. You do what you say you’re going to do. You treat people with dignity and respect. Because I want all the children in this nation to know that the only limit to their achievement is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.
But apparently, that speech was already taken. Who knew?! So, instead, you get this one. It’s called Watch for the Storm. It’s about love. And visualizing yourself on a beach. #wishfulthinkingwednesday
Wanna hear a piece about something specific? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I don’t know about you, but Wednesdays are my favorite days for existential crises.
Bet you didn’t think I was going there, did ya? Of course, I’m kidding! Existential crises can happen at any time, any day. If you don’t know what I’m talking about and have never had an existential crisis… are you alive? But alas, that’s the question, isn’t it?!?!
Oh no. I need more booze. This week, I am adding to The Soken Word a weekly wine tip. This week: drink orange. (click HERE to see what I’m drinking)
This week on The Soken Word I discuss the pros and cons of being an adult vs. being 5.
BEING 5 – PROS
The ability to entertain yourself in the pool for HOURS
Snack time (lookin’ at you, Ants on a Log)
Pajama sets with footies
You don’t yet know about social media
BEING 5 – CONS
Only liking cartoons
Not having the ability to use your words
You don’t yet know about social media
BEING AN ADULT – PROS
Drinking champagne in the middle of the day
(there’s probably more, but none seem quite as important as this one)
“The time has come!
the walrus said to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and ceiling wax, of cabbage and kings! Of why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings.”
Pop Quiz! (Bet you didn’t see that coming) Can anyone tell me what that’s from?! It’s really such a relief to be given permission to talk about ceiling wax and cabbage… it’s ALL I THINK ABOUT! OK breathe, I’ll tell you. It’s from Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter (go ahead, click on the link to see it in all its glory). I grew up performing several of Lewis Carroll’s pieces (this one and the even weirder Jabberwocky). By “performing,” I clearly mean gesticulating wildly and speaking loudly and forcing anyone around me to stop and watch. Come to think of it, maybe Lewis Carroll is where I first fell in love with poetry. An epiphany! What a beautiful weirdo, that one.
Anyway, I digress.
This week on The Soken Word, I give you a little pillow talk and switch out my normal wine for… coffee.
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I’ll show you how this whole “sharing” thing is done: Take a listen to my friends’ podcast Same, But Different (click link). My friends (and identical twins) Whitney and Lauren Rosenthal host a weekly podcast that is super fun and enlightening and a PERFECT way to get you through traffic. They have special guests every week. And, this week, it’s ME! They’re awesome. You should get to know them.
Wasn’t that easy?
I’d like to take you back to 2002 for a moment. It was a simpler time then. A time of Britney and Justin and those Nokia BRICK phones. In 2002, I was really into borrowing my friend Nicole’s clothes, silencing my dial up internet so my parents didn’t hear me late-night AIMing, and a boy with the last name Waggenspack. Yep. He could drive. I was also into Nelly. Apparently, 2002 was so simple for Nelly, that when he got hot, he just took off all his clothes.
Which brings me to my point (kind of). It is HOT in LA right now. And I’m from Texas, so I know hot. Here are some fool proof ways not to die of a heat stroke this summer:
Which brings me to my real point. Click below for this week’s THE SOKEN WORD! #girlpower
I’ve decided to use this blog as more of a… well, blog. A forum for all my musings and ponderings, catharsis and wanderings. I have for several years now written and performed Spoken Word Poetry (read: I’m a white girl slam poet). I have also for several years now drunk and enjoyed wine. Negronis. Martinis. A well timed digestif every now and again. Really all booze. It made sense to me to combine the two(s). No, I will not always rhyme. But I will, Wednesdays at 3 Pacific Standard Time. Click the link, pour yourself a drink and enjoy the first installment of The Soken Word.
Ah, the necessary evil of the headshot. Thought by some to be cruel and unusual punishment, the headshot is often referred to as the actor’s most valuable marketing tool. Of course! It’s so easy to reduce an actor’s entire existence, range, and essence into one picture! Sarcasm aside, Marc Cartwright came pretty damn close.
I call this one “I’m Fun and Relatable, Buy a Phone Plan from Me.”
And, this one: “I Have Sad Eyes, or Are They Hiding Something?”
And this one: “Just call me Rachel Green.”
“As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
are idly bent on him that enters next…”
Wise words by Billy Shakespeare. As an actor, you got to give that man some props. And, that’s just what I’m doing in this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival. I am starring in the US premiere of LOVE LABOURS WON, the critically acclaimed Shakespearean pastiche play. (If you don’t know what a pastiche is, that’s OK. Neither did I. Think: parody, but in a good way). This play won Pick of the Fringe in Edinburgh 2 years running (that’s a BFD), and now we’re doing it here. Check out the website to read more of the effusive reviews and check out flier below for show times!
I shot a movie. Humble brag alert: it feels so damn good to do what you love.
Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Directed by the illustrious Jeff Grace.
Starring Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner, Melanie Lynskey, David Cross, Hannah Simone, Michael Ian Black, Heather Morris, and Yours Truly.
(Click on pic to see a bigger view. You can say it. This small one is lame.)
Check out a commercial I shot. Rooftop, downtown LA, magic hour, CONVERSE. This shit sells itself.