For today’s Soken Word I have decided to play a fun game on your eyes! By “decided” I mean I did it accidentally – it looks really unprofessional – please don’t stop watching – I don’t have time to retape – maybe you won’t notice – except I’ve made this embarrassingly big show of it now. I’m a little out of focus. It’s not your eyes. Unless you started your mid-week booze early, then I don’t know. Maybe it is your eyes.
It’s kind of artsy, though, because when I gesture, my hands come closer to the camera and flashes of red nail polish and red campari are actually in focus. So, there you go. It’s an artistic choice. Why am I still talking? Here’s this week’s Soken Word: Time’s a Funny Thing.
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)
“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’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.”
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.)
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Yep, folks. It’s almost here. Like us, tweet us, share us. You know, not in a desperate way. Buuuuut, puh-lease?!
Poetry not your thing? That’s fine. I’ll just talk about how uncultured you are behind your back. Instead, you can come see my group All Your Friends perform some knee slapping, laugh out loud improvisational theater at the Elephant Theater at 9 pm as part of the LA Indie Improv Festival. Take your pick, but I better see you either Friday or Saturday night. K, thanks.