Saturday, June 30, 2007

Inspiration

It doesn't take much to be an extraordinary person- it just takes rigorous commitment to a few ideals:

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

SIX.. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your
voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Updated My Demo Reel


Howdy, folks! Because I was tired of the old footage I had on my reel, I decided (very late) last night to try to add new footage with my limited film editing knowledge. I think I did a pretty good job! The transitions are not as smooth as I would like, and I still need to add titles so that the viewer knows what project each clip is from. But since I have been submitting to more and more projects, I needed to make sure my reel was up to snuff as quickly as possible.

For those of you who aren't familiar with what demo reels are, it is a short film comprised of performances on film & television that can give prospective employers a taste of what an actor looks like in a final product. I got some fantastic footage from a short film I shot last October, so I was able to add that to the reel, replacing a short film I had shot 4 years ago. I am hoping to get some rough footage of the film I am shooting now so I can show some of my comedic skills (which, right now, are being featured at the end of the reel with a snippet of a cabaret performance.)

UPDATE 1/29/2008

I have done another update with some new footage. Check out the results here. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Let the games begin!

My boyfriend just sent me this memo that he received at his corporate banking job. No joke:

You are all invited (actually required) to attend the First ever Loan Area Marshmallow Fight. The event takes place on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11:30 AM --- right here – no need to move from your cubicle (you may actually want to use it as a “foxhole”)

Rules -

• Time limitation 90 seconds
• Office division will be the middle filing cabinets
• The team with the least amount of marshmallows on their side of the office wins --
• No eating your ammunition in order to win
• No licking your ammunition prior to firing
• No heating/burning your ammunition prior to firing
• Marshmallows are the sole type of ammunition

Ammunition will be supplied and distributed evenly – do not attempt to smuggle in any additional ammunition in attempt to create an advantage. Ammunition is provided by the sponsor and is marked with the sponsor’s logo. Anyone caught with illegal ammunition will be fined by the sponsor.

The winning team receives the official sponsor provided Stay Puff Man Trophy which they can keep proudly displayed until the next fight.



My boyfriend is going to kick ass.

Monday, June 25, 2007

New blog

Ok, folks. I have started an additional blog called New York Cronicals (nycronicals.blogspot.com). I am sure you are wondering why I would consider starting a 2nd blog when this first one is so tough to keep updated. Well, in my crazy head, it makes sense to me that I will blog more if they are better organized. And those of you who read my blogs know that I tend to talk about 1 of 2 things- theater or NY living. So, to help myself organize my thoughts, I started a 2nd blog. Those of you who know me well know that the name of the new blog is a play on my name- I hope you like it...

So, from now on you will find my various writings on two blogs. Feel free to subscribe to them via the RSS feed at the top of the page, or the Atom feed link at the bottom. And I promise I will work harder to keep these updated. In the meantime, if you have questions about my life as an actor or a New Yorker, feel free to email them to me and I will respond in a blog!

Welcome to My 2nd Home

Howdy, folks. I have started this new blog called New York Cronicals in addition to my old blog (theatrdiva.blogspot.com). I am sure you are wondering why I would consider starting a 2nd blog when this first one is so tough to keep updated. Well, in my crazy head, it makes sense to me that I will blog more if they are better organized. And those of you who read my blogs know that I tend to talk about 1 of 2 things- theater or NY living. So, to help myself organize my thoughts, I started this blog. Those of you who know me well know that the name of the new blog is a play on my name- I hope you like it...

So, from now on you will find my various writings on two blogs. Feel free to subscribe to them via the RSS feed at the top of the page, or the Atom feed link at the bottom. And I promise I will work harder to keep these updated. In the meantime, if you have questions about my life as an actor or a New Yorker, feel free to email them to me and I will respond in a blog!


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