Archives for: March 2004, 29
This has been a busy few days - Friday I was running errands and getting things done, and didn't ever take a nap during the day. Not getting a nap in meant that I was headachy and exhausted by 7pm - I'd been up for 24 hours by then, so I went to bed. Yup, 7pm on a Friday night, and I was asleep. So much for the wild single life, eh?
Woke up at 4am on Saturday to two cats playing rowdily. I managed to quiet them down and sleep a couple more hours, and got up around 6:30. Did my usual Saturday morning errands, and picked up FIVE DVDs from Blockbuster to watch over the weekend. I rented "Mona Lisa Smile", "Whalerider", "Me, Myself & Irene", "Kissing Jessica Stein", and "Ocean's Eleven". I've watched all except "Whalerider", and enjoyed all of them. I didn't expect to enjoy "Me, Myself, and Irene" much at all, but actually laughed out loud at a couple of things, so I can't say it was terrible. It was great for me to stay home and watch movies since I was able to putter around the apartment while I watched them.... Cleaned my kitchen, cooked, cleared off my table, and did several other things while watching them.
Saturday was not the best day in terms of diet - I went for a walk and found a health food store that I hadn't seen before, and they had SPELT donuts. Knowing that I would be starting this infomercial program, I bought a couple of them to eat Saturday - I won't have chocolate for at least a month, so I'm eating donuts today! I did eat them, loved them, and won't buy them again any time soon. Spent a little time with Anne during the late afternoon, and happened to stop by just at the right time. She was just about to pull a chicken breast out of the toaster oven, and also had made some artichoke and asparagus, and she offered me some. So we shared her dinner, and it was quite good!
Mike and I watched "Ocean's Eleven" together Saturday evening. I'd rented all the movies in part because he was supposed to be doing his taxes all weekend, and Anne was working and on dates all weekend, so I figured I'd be on my own. But he finished his federal return Friday night, so we watched the movie together. We wanted to work on some scenes/monologues together yesterday, but it just didn't work out in terms of timing because whenever he was free, I wasn't, and when I was free he wasn't. We did run into each other a couple times through the day, but only to say hello, update on the latest, and carry on from there.
I spent some time on Sunday at the Huntingon Library and Gardens wandering through the William Morris exhibit and the gardens. I have loved the work of William Morris for 10-15 years now, ever since I found a box of postcards with his textile patterns on them. I've long-since used up all the postcards, and have been looking for more of them ever since. Haven't found any, but saw that the exhibit was taking place, and had to go. I really enjoyed learning more about how the designs were created and produced, and bought a little book on the designs, a couple of postcards, and a little mirror with a design on the back. Still no stationery! Pffftt! Oh, well. I enjoyed the exhibit anyway, and I'm happy with my purchases. I also bought two beautiful pairs of earrings in the main shop there. I found my favorite pair of earrings there about four years ago, and specifically looked for earrings there today. I found a table in the cafe, and ate a chocolate mousse (last day of sugar!) and drank my smoothie before heading out.
After the Huntington, I had to go an hour south of me to an audition at Chapman University. I enjoyed talking with the student/director, and I think it will be a fun little project. I'm one of only two women who auditioned for the 'mom' role, so my odds are good! It will be filmed towards the end of April, and if nothing else will give me another credit for my resume, and could provide something nice for my reel.
Went home after my audition, ate some scrambled egg with onion and spinach in it, as well as some sweet potato, and took a nap for a couple hours before heading in to work. Monday's events will be sleeping during the day, going to work out for the infomercial at 6pm, and then meeting my uncle for dinner.
Forgot to mention! On Friday I got a call for an audition for an infomercial, and for the next month I'll be working out on some exercise machine they'll be marketing and following the diet they prescribed for us (basically 'Body for Life') with BTD and allergy modifications. When the trainer was asking me about diet, I told him what I ate on Friday (lamb and broccoli, a fruit smoothie with protein for breakfast, etc.) he said, "Well, I won't worry too much about your diet". We'll see how it goes. There are about 30 of us participating in the program, and it seems that whoever has the best results (of course) will get to be in the infomercial. Wish me luck! I can use the credits on my resume! They did 'before' pictures, and it was amusing to be told "Don't suck it in" and "Don't smile" - I had to fight all my natural urges on both of those counts!
Brad self-selected himself out of the picture - apparently found someone else he'd rather spend time with. I was bummed because I really liked him. Mike was pleased to hear the news, not that it changes anything between us, but he was funny when I told him what happened, and said that he didn't quite know how to respond to my news. I said, "You're sorry, but you're not, right?" He nodded and said that pretty well summed it up. I am considering signing up for an on-line dating service. I was on one for a while last year, and had good luck with it.
My uncle arrives tomorrow! I'm so excited! : )