Thursday, May 31, 2007


Oh well...
Lacy got called into work, and I don't have a ride to the aud-ish. So.... I guess I'm not going...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Auditions Galore
Tomorrow night, Thursday, I am going to an audition with Lacy. I haven't seen her in ages, so this should be wonderful! We are going to have dinner in the Village, audition, then maybe sangria til we cain't no more! Who knows? I DO have to work on Friday (blech), so I may limit the drinks. I think Brad is going to go to an Astros game. I just hope he doesn't sit next to some cute and lonely bombshell who wants to know all about sports. I could always make him wear a sandwich board with my face on it...hmm...
So this play we are auditionig for is called BIRTH. It is set up like the Vagina Monologues; lots of in-depth (haha, horrible pun) stories and experiences of labor. It might be too weird for me, but I will only know if I try, right? Plus, Lacy can be earthy, so I figure between the two of us we got this.
Oh, and get this... they perform it every year on Labor Day. Is that clever or what?


She's Leaving Home
Apparently, in order to make it a cliffhanger, the writers of House decided to make everyone LEAVE!?! I knew Foreman was leaving (yes, actually going to leave). But firing Chase seemed like a joke he would undo by the end of the episode... and Cameron leaving was just kind of weird...
But the strangest part was how it ended so... well. I would even go so far as to call it a 'happy ending'. House has learned to mature and how to handle change. that's good... right? I just want to know how many he will rehire, and how many he will replace. The TV Guide article (sorry, can't find a proper link) made such a big deal out of the Piper Perabo character that I thought surely she would be around for a while - at least more than one episode, you know? Maybe she will come back next season.
All I know is, I need a job... as an actor, not as a doctor, know..... call me?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Glorious Venture

Brad and I drove around on Monday, looking at apartments and such, and we realized that we were really close to IKEA. After some adorable pleading on my part, we went over there and started our adventure. May I just state, for the record, that I LOVE IKEA!!! We had so much fun (more me than him, Im sure, but he was a good sport) just wandering around, drooling over cute, moderately priced furniture. I mentally decorated my non-existent apartment. But they didn't have Dr Pepper in the cafeteria, so Brad was less than 100% pleased. Haha, "I mean, who drinks Pepsi?!?"

Then, of course, like any good boyfriend he took me to the Chocolate Bar. Good chocolate covered strawberries are definitely the way to my heart.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Galveston "Beaches"
According to this Saturday should be sunny on da beach. Im going with Brad, Kelly and Shelly. Maybe Rocko will even meet us there later. Fingers crossed! So I will possibly have a tan soon. WHEEE!!! Its been ages since I had any color besides white. Mmm-hmm. Plus we get to eat at Willie G's, my favey (sorry Brad).
Then Sunday, we get to have a very special meal with Brad's family. I am oh-so-excited about my weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Working Class Hero

Great Music, Great Cause

Over fifty artists have Come Together to make an incredible album of John Lennon covers. It's called Instant Karma and you can pre-order it now online. The proceeds go to the Save Darfur mission efforts, a very noble cause. Here is the song and artist list:

Instant Karma[1] ...U2
#9 Dream[1] ...R.E.M.
Mother[1] ...Christina Aguilera
Give Peace A Chance[1] ...Aerosmith with Sierra Leone Refuge All-Stars
Cold Turkey[1] ...Lenny Kravitz
Whatever Gets You Through the Night[1] ...Los Lonely Boys
I'm Losing You[1] ...Corinne Bailey Rae
Gimme Some Truth[1] ...Jakob Dylan Feat. Dhani Harrison
Oh, My Love[1] ...Jackson Browne
Imagine[1] ...Avril Lavigne
Nobody Told Me[1] ...Big & Rich
Jealous Guy[1] ...Youssou N'Dour
Working Class Hero[2] ...Green Day
Power to the People[2] ...Black Eyed Peas
Imagine[2] ...Jack Johnson
Beautiful Boy[2] ...Ben Harper
Isolation[2] ...Snow Patrol
Watching the Wheels[2] ...Matisyahu
Grow Old With Me[2] ...Postal Service
Gimme Me Some Truth[2] ...Jaguares
(Just Like) Starting Over[2] ...The Flaming Lips
God[2] ...Jack's Mannequin feat. Mick Fleetwood
Real Love[2] ...Regina Spektor

The music is likely to be incredible, and cause is more than worthwhile, either of which alone should be enough to make you buy it. When you combine the two it's just gravy...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wonder of wonders

Miracles of miracles
Scholastic announced that seven lucky U.S. Harry Potter fans will be selected in a sweepstakes and flown to London to join J.K. Rowling at a midnight launch event for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leading up to the book release at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007.
The winners will attend "J.K. Rowling and the Moonlight Signing" at London's Natural History Museum and will join 1,700 fans who will have the opportunity to meet J.K. Rowling and have their book signed. They will also be among the lucky 500 fans who will be selected to attend a midnight reading with their favorite author. The Scholastic sweepstakes winners will be given a copy of the U.S. edition of the book.

More Turtles

Tell me this isn't precious...

Look, I found some friends for nordstrom!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Star Wars

For Lauren
I just read a blog that a friend of mine posted. In said blog, she actually uses the phrase:
"Jesus is my Jedi master."
That's right, folks. These people are my friends. My dear, dorky, delightful friends.

My new pet


my pet!


Season Two can't start fast enough
Last night was the season one finale of Heroes. AAAAAHHH!!! Sorry, I make that noise whenever the show goes into or comes out of commercial. It's excitement, with a little suspense.
Things I need the network to understand before they start the next season:
-Peter had better not be dead
-Sylar had better be dead
-I want an entire flashback episode explaining the previous generation (Lindermann, Petrelli's parents, Hiro's dad, etc)
-How has Mohinder remained a main character without having a power? And Ando? Will they develop powers?
-Make sure the Hiro/Ando story remains best-friend-y and doesn't stray over into gay town
Alright, that's all I have right now. I wish I could remember when Project Runway starts its season - it would be nice for Brad if I had some time off between shows to obsess over.

Monday, May 21, 2007


Harder than it should be
This will all make more sense if you have read my blog on Summer.
There are so many trips I would like to take this summer. Shakespeare festivals all over Texas, visiting grandma with Brad, Schlitterbahn, Galveston, etc. It's summer, and I should be able to take a few weekend trips, right? Well, there are so many to choose from, and there is NO way I could do them all. Now, if I were willing to spend all of my savings, maybe, but Im not. Plus, I will soon have plenty of places for that money...
Anyway, Im trying to coordinate trips and it is hurting my brain. Too many people to consider, too much gas money, not enough time.
But what else is new?

Crash Into Me

Name That Tune
I finally watched Crash this weekend (I ordered it online two months ago, and it has been sitting by my DVD player, lonely...) A good movie, certainly intense and very pointed. But the whole time, the seriousness of it was tainted by the song that kept running through my head. And now, said aforementioned song:

Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

Princeton:Say, Kate, can I ask you a question?
Kate Monster:Sure!
Princeton:Well, you know Trekkie Monster upstairs?
Kate Monster:Uh huh.
Princeton:Well, he's Trekkie Monster, and you're Kate Monster.
Kate Monster:Right.
Princeton:You're both Monsters.
Kate Monster:Yeah.
Princeton:Are you two related?
Kate Monster:What?! Princeton, I'm surprised at you! I find that racist!
Princeton:Oh, well, I'm sorry! I was just asking!
Kate Monster:Well, it's a touchy subject. No, not all Monsters are related. What are you trying say, huh? That we all look the same to you? Huh, huh, huh?
Princeton:No, no, no, not at all. I'm sorry, I guess that was a little racist.
Kate Monster:I should say so. You should be much more careful when you're talking about thesensitive subject of race.
Princeton:Well, look who's talking!
Kate Monster:What do you mean?
Princeton:What about that special Monster School you told me about?
Kate Monster:What about it?
Princeton:Could someone like me go there?
Kate Monster:No, we don't want people like you-
Princeton:You see?!You're a little bit racist.
Kate Monster:Well, you're a little bit too.
Princeton:I guess we're both a little bit racist.
Kate Monster:Admitting it is not an easy thing to do...
Princeton:But I guess it's true.
Kate Monster:Between me and you, I think
Both:Everyone's a little bit racist sometimes. Doesn't mean we go around committing hate crimes. Look around and you will find no one's really color blind. Maybe it's a fact we all should face. Everyone makes judgments based on race.
Princeton:Now not big judgments, like who to hire or who to buy a newspaper from -
Kate Monster:No!
Princeton:No, just little judgments like thinking that Mexican busboys should learn to speak goddamn English!
Kate Monster:Right!
Both:Everyone's a little bit racist today. So, everyone's a little bit racist, okay! Ethinic jokes might be uncouth, but you laugh because they're based on truth. Don't take them as personal attacks. Everyone enjoys them - So relax!
Princeton:All right, stop me if you've heard this one.
Kate Monster:Okay!
Princeton:There's a plan going down and there's only one paracute. And there's a rabbi, a priest...
Kate Monster:And a black guy!
Gary Coleman:Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Kate?
Kate Monster:Uh...
Gary Coleman:You were telling a black joke!
Princeton:Well, sure, Gary, but lots of people tell black jokes.
Gary Coleman:I don't.
Princeton:Well, of course you don't - you're black! But I bet you tell Polack jokes, right?
Gary Coleman:Well, sure I do. Those stupid Polacks!
Princeton:Now, don't you think that's a little racist?
Gary Coleman:Well, damn, I guess you're right.
Kate Monster:You're a little bit racist.
Gary Coleman:Well, you're a little bit too.
Princeton:We're all a little bit racist.
Gary Coleman:I think that I wouldHave to agree with you.
Princeton/Kate Monster:We're glad you do.
Gary Coleman:It's sad but true! Everyone's a little bit racist -All right!
Kate Monster:All right!
Princeton:All right!
Gary Coleman:All right! Bigotry has never been exclusively white
All:If we all could just admit that we are racist a little bit, even though we all know that it's wrong, maybe it would help us get along.
Princeton:Oh, Christ do I feel good.
Gary Coleman:Now there was a fine upstanding black man!
Gary Coleman:Jesus Christ.
Kate Monster:But, Gary, Jesus was white.
Gary Coleman:No, Jesus was black.
Kate Monster:No, Jesus was white.
Gary Coleman:No, I'm pretty sure that Jesus was black-
Princeton:Guys, guys...Jesus was Jewish!
Brian:Hey guys, what are you laughing about?
Gary Coleman:Racism!
Christmas Eve:BRIAN! Come back here! You take out lecycuraburs!
Princeton:What's that mean?
Brian:Um, recyclables. Hey, don't laugh at her! How many languages do you speak?
Kate Monster:Oh, come off it, Brian! Everyone's a little bit racist.
Brian:I'm not!
Princeton:Oh no?
Brian:Nope! How many Oriental wives have you got?
Christmas Eve:What? Blian!
Princeton:Brian, buddy, where you been? The term is Asian-American!
Christmas Eve:I know you are no intending to be, but calling me Olientar - offensive to me!
Brian:I'm sorry, honey, I love you.
Christmas Eve:And I ruv you.
Brian: But you're racist, too.
Christmas Eve:Yes, I know. The Jews have all the money and the whites have all the power. And I'm always in taxi-cab with driver who no shower!
Princeton:Me too!
Kate Monster:Me too!
Gary Coleman:I can't even get a taxi!
All:Everyone's a little bit racist it's true. But everyone is just about as racist as you!If we all could just admit that we are racist a little bit, and everyone stopped being so P.C. Maybe we could live in - Harmony!
Christmas Eve:Evlyone's a ritter bit lacist!

Alas, poor Astros

Embarrassing loss
So I talked a lot of smack recently about this past weekend's Astros vs Rangers series, saying we would "hand it to them". Well, in my defense, the Saturday game that we attended was a mighty victory. So YEA that Brad and I aren't cursed (they have lost all of the previous games we attended).
Unfortunately we got POUNDED on Sunday, losing 14-1!! GOOD NIGHT! Plus, they beat us 7-4 on Friday.
Not a good weekend to be an Astros fan, especially with a close friend who is a Rangers fan...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Walk and Work


Researchers the Mayo Clinic designed a brilliant bit of machinery. It is a treadmill with a computer station mounted at the top!

Talk about multi-tasking!;_ylt=AgEu7jtuWw5W_7fimfbJ18KISbYF

My Lover

My lover has a good heart. He drives through over an hour of rush-hour traffic everyday to come see me. He watches my shows with me (even if Heroes doesn't give him the adrenaline rush it gives me). He takes me shopping. He even lets me pick out bad movies for us to watch.
My lover has a strong desire to care for me. He takes me to fancy restaurants. He wants to go to plays. He even suggested the ballet (we had a blast). He wants to provide for me.
My lover has great knowledge. He has a degree in psychology. He understands people very well. He interacts well with his employees. He enjoys reading and learning. He is going places.

My lover loves me, as I love him. And I will continue to do so for as long as I have breath.


Hunter Pence
I have always been an "Astros fan" by association. I lived in Houston. My dad and brother watched. I went to games with my family. You know the show.
I even tried (and mostly pretended) to learn to appreciate baseball for an ex. Couldn't make the cut.
Well now, I have finally learned, "Oh hey, this is actually a really interesting game!"
Brad and I are going this Saturday (to watch the Rangers get it handed to them), and it will be our fourth game this season. We are loving it! And this weekend we are in the Crawford boxes, so watch the game on TV. You just might see us!
Anyway, I think we might make a sign that says "HUNTER PENCE MAKES SENSE!" Have you seen this guy? He is really playing his heart out. How many weeks has he been on this team, and he sprung out the gate with gusto. The only thing that concerns me is that he is an aggresive base-stealer. This is all well and good when it works, but it can become a problem. He is just such an eager beaver out there.
So watch the games, cheer your head and don't forget to do the wave.
Or something like that.


Summer is kind of relative.
OK, summer is not really relative; it happens, it exists. But when you are no longer a student, summer is just more days you work. They just get hotter.
My friends who are in school, or just finished, get a summer vacation. Even if they spend the whole thing working, or looking for a job. The best I can hope for is a few weekend trips to "the beach" in Galveston. People assure me that in other parts of the world, water is blue. I think they are full of hooey. What is hooey anyway? Ask an old person...
Not that I am complaining about the days ahead. I will have a great time. My boyfriend's complex has a beautiful pool. There are several Astros games in my future. I may even get to do some theatre. So summer will be good, even if it isn't really summer.
Or something like that...