Monday, February 23, 2009


I am so obsessed with the Coraline website... I "buttoned my eyes, and made my own flower...

It also makes me so sad that I am such a crappy knitter, because I would die to be able to make my very own Coraline Sweater! I can't believe they posted the pattern, it's so exciting...

And the little easter eggs hidden all over the place are awesome.

I loved the graphic novel, I love the movie, I love love love everything about Coraline. Go see it, if you haven't already.
By the by...

Didja notice the Handmade Oscars this year? Pretty sweet...

Sunday, February 22, 2009


So, I called the IRS and was put on hold for a half hour, but eventually I got through and found out why they'd returned my taxes the first time. Apparently, what I had for my Adjusted Gross Income was almost 5,000 dollars different than what the IRS had, and that's how they identify you when you E-file. So I fixed it and re-filed and it was accepted. So that's fine.

As for Hamlet, we still haven't heard from him so I've started the search for a new actor/actress. Pain in the butt. MAJORLY. But I'm seeing two people on Monday, when I don't have rehearsal, so hopefully I'll only have missed a week of rehearsal with them.


Friday, February 20, 2009


My federal e-filed taxes got "returned." I have to go figure out what this means.

My Hamlet has not showed up to three days of rehearsal, nor has he been reachable by phone or email. This role is cursed, I swear. I'm sending out more audition emails today to replace him. I thought I was DONE with this...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I got hit with a big double whammy today - the most intense cramps I've ever had since I started taking birth control YEARS ago (yes, I'm sure you wanted to know), as well as muscle pain that begins way down in my right shoulder and radiates all the way up my neck, through my jaw, and into my ear. I don't know where to put the hot pad.

I finally (after a ton of scheduling and other issues) had the first read-through of the show today. It's going to be really interesting; I have to figure out how to convey so many layers, more than a conventional production, and because it's all written in poetry it has to have a really specific rhythm too. Hard to explain.

One of my actors was MIA, but I was past caring. This show needs to get on the road, majorly, or else it will not come together in time... and that's very hard when there's no incentive for people to show up on time and knuckle down. Why is it that all my tech aspects are always super organized and together, and my actors are all over the place?

I also realized I never really said anything about my Cal Arts interview here... it went well. I didn't have to discuss the same play as last year, even though it was supposedly required, which made every subsequent thing go much more smoothly because I wasn't gritting my teeth trying to squeeze out a concept for something I didn't like in the first place, and had already discussed the year before. The program is just so in line with my interests that I had to work extra hard not to act entitled - "So, why am I not already enrolled? What's the holdup again?"

Can't focus, hurting too much. Will let you know if anything develops.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Rehearsals for this show haven't even started yet, and it feels like every five minutes I'm narrowly averting a disaster.

Cj keeps going, "Remember, you love this. This is the thing you love."


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ten Day Forecast For My Area

You would think I'd be upset, but actually I'm ecstatic. I love the rain. Everyone says I should move to Seattle.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Don't Divorce My Friends

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

This video made me cry. Everyone should have the right to be as happy as I am. How can you call yourself an American if you don't believe in equal rights for ALL human beings?

Click here to sign the petition!
All the Single Ladies

I woke up this morning with "All the Single Ladies" by Beyonce stuck in my head.