Thursday, December 29, 2005

i'm a big girl

coming home has been all about finding my voice and learning how to use it (appropriately). i think it's been the same for matt. we've made time to see family and some friends, but it's been our vacation, our trip. we make plans and stick to them (and thank you to jenny for putting up with me and my family's antics this afternoon). it's wonderful! although i still feel like a kid when i'm at my folks' house, i also feel like an adult making my own plans and decisions. it's an interesting time and i'm ready to go back to l.a., oddly enough, back to our life together.

matt is already back home with the kitties and he'll be picking up our friend rian at the airport later on tonight. i fly home tomorrow evening, but before i do, here are my plans: dinner tonight at the neighbor's house, coffee with kari, SLEEP, movie or walk with mom (weather depending) in the morning and a facial at 2pm, followed by a trip to l.a. via sea-tac and alaska airlines. i miss my sweetie and can't wait to see him. i guess home is wherever he is. :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

home again home again

it is officially tuesday morning and the 3rd day of my vacation! :) i'm here in puyallup in the chilly basement. my pajamas consist of warm socks, flannel pajamas, a flannel sweatshirt and a scarf. the bed has several blankets piled on it. i think we're a little chilly here! i love the rain - i've missed it so! today i saw steph and gloria in tacoma which was wonderful. nancy and greg took matt and i out to dinner at melaque in puyallup and we just finished playing games night. i must say, for playing cribbage for the first time, i did quite well! :)

christmas was wonderful. our parents got together at my folks house in seattle and my aunt muriel was there too. we had a wonderful holiday and i'm anxious for the week to continue. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


where to begin?

saturday was a blast, but wait, oh yes! FRIDAY!!! my old friend beth came into town and we had a lovely dinner at a local restaurant that i forget the name of, but we had a LOVELY dinner. my personal favorite was the appitizer we shared which was a portobello mushroom stuffed with veggies and topped with 3 kinds of cheese. she had lasagnae with cheese and meat with a side of cheese and meat and i had a grilled veggie panini with buffalo mozzerella and a spinach salad. yum yum! then we headed off to a local piano bar where i surprised beth with a visit from our old friend, celena (we all went to high school together). beth was so happy to see us and we were so happy to see eachother (i hadn't seen celena in weeks). we had a lovely time with drinks and gossiping about those we hated in high school that now are not doing so well. :) (love the high road, right jenny? :P) so then i headed home, which meant unfortunately breaking up the reunion earlier, because my friend gayle was flying in for kari's surprise tea the next day! and she flew into l.a.x. silly girl plus her flight was delayed an hour. poor thing arrived at my apartment totally exhausted around midnight. we went to sleep within an hour.

saturday morning was totally chaotic because we (and by we i mean cathie, amanda, gayle, and i) all spent the morning together excitedly chatting about the upcoming tea and how kari was going to pee her pants! her entire family was in on the surprise and she had no clue. we headed off to breakfast to talk about the plan for the afternoon, and unfortunately "the house of pies" has the worst breakfast i've ever eaten. but we were in for a treat because "santa con" was going on. i met a pirate santa who gave me a cigar and said in his pirate voice "even the little pirate girls and boys need a santa, yarrrrrrrrr" to which i replied "oh my god, you are so awesome!" cathie couldn't stop taking pictures. so after our icky breakfast we did a bit of toodling around including a drive-by-stop-quick-and-get-out-and-take-your-friggin-picture-cause-there's-a-cop-behind-me tour of hollywood and highland for the tourists. they loved it! it reminded me of the first time i saw those theaters (the el capitan, kodak, and mann's chinese) and was completely swooned. then we stopped by my place and poor matt, who was sick with a cold and didn't want excited girls gushing in his place, but he slept the whole time. we stuck to our plan and they dashed out the door 1/2 hour before kari picked me up to go to tea. fast forward to tea where i told her to walk through the door first as i saw all 3 of them, smiling and laughing before we walked in. for about 15 seconds, kari didn't say a word. she just cocked her head to one side as if to say "what the heck are you guys doing here?" and that's exactly what she said.

as the shock wore off we had a lovely tea. we went bowling at lucky strikes and i got drunk, unintentionally, of course, and flirted with everyone. i was not embaressing just fun, and had a great time. sunday we took gayle to the airport and drove back to my neighborhood where we had lunch and did some shopping.

all in all, i called in sick on monday. i don't think i really had a cold, but after all that running around, i deserved a day where i didn't even get out of my pajamas. :)

Saturday, December 17, 2005

happy birthday, kari!

happy birthday, my dear friend! may you have a wonderful day and all your wishes come true! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

crazy schedule

did i happen to mention how insane my week is? if i can post another blog this week it'll be a miracle. tonight i have class, and tomorrow i have class yet again. friday night beth is coming over and saturday morning is breakfast with a friend, saturday afternoon is tea with friends in beverly hills and saturday night is bowling with friends (money, who needs that?). sunday, well, i may just call in sick to whatever i have planned so that i can recooperate before the insanity of work truly begins.

all this plus there's 2 people at work who have had that nasty cold, plus matt woke up not feeling well this morning. that's all i get sick!

and so the countdown begins...10 days!!!!!

Friday, December 09, 2005


fabulous fabulous fabulous! did i mention fabulous! we went to a midnight screening last night at the famous el capitan theater. they have an organ player that plays music while you walk in to get your seats and then an overture right before the movie starts! :) wonderful ambiance and anyone who visits l.a. must go there and see a movie.

very tired today and a christmas party to attend tonight. and it rained last night for the first time in weeks! i can't remember the last time i smelled clean air...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

wave of emotions

first off, great news about mom! :) she does not have cancer in her lungs. instead, there is scar tissue that has developed due to an allergic reaction to the chemotherapy, which she has already stopped. her pulminary cardiologist has put her on a very low does of steroids to help the scar tissue disappear faster. we are hoping that her doctors will wait until january to put her back on the chemo which means she can be active and happy during the holidays. as she said, "how's that for a christmas present?"

we filmed our scenes in acting class last night, and i have to give major kudos to my scene partner, ivan. i was absolutely terrified about being on camera. i figured i'd freeze up and not know my lines. i was scared shitless! the first take went well, just like we rehearsed. then, cliff (the teacher) gave us some notes and suddenly the intensity was 10x greater. we had rehearsed a few physical things (holding hands, him stroking my face) but all of the sudden at the most emotional part of the scene, he gives me this huge know the type, the one that just takes you away...well, this huge emotional wave came over me. my chin started to tremble, my eyes started to tear up, and i almost cried on camera (i actually cried when i got home). one of the girls in class said i almost made her cry to which i thought "yes!" i'm still a bit shaken - i wasn't expecting that kind of powerful emotional turmoil but it was amazing and awesome. the only complaing from cliff was that i didn't stick around long enough at the end of the scene for my close-up. :)

Sunday, December 04, 2005


what did i do friday? oh yes. i was at work. all day. from 8am-8pm to help out with the oneg for the monthly early family shabbat services. ick. came home, played online computer game that involves pirates which matt got me addicted too. yes, i am pathetic, but i need something besides movies to get me out of reality once in awhile.

saturday i worked at the bed and breakfast for a few hours, came home, watched some tv, and then we headed out to ontario to see dave and cindy for the evening. yahoo maps said it would take us 40 minutes to get there. HAH! 90 minutes later we pulled into the driveway thanks to l.a. traffic. we had pizza, watched tivoed taped episodes of south park, and played games. i think we went to bed at 3am.

today i stayed in my pajamas, we cleaned the apartment, and i went a little stir crazy. studied lines for my scene class on wednesday (and this wednesday we film - i'm absolutely terrified), watched the pilot of a new show called "sleeper cell" and am totally addicted. on showtime.

luckily since i worked so late on friday, i get to be late tomorrow. thank god (funny that i should use that expression).

Friday, December 02, 2005

prayers needed

for those of you who don't know, i don't necessarily believe in god, but i believe in some sort of higher power. for those of you who pray or meditate or simply send good energy, it all works, and there are a few people i know of who could use a little extra help -

1. my mom and my dad. the CAT scan showed the same tissue that was in her lungs back in may. the doctor's think it's some sort of irritation or allergic reation to the chemo she was on (which they stopped last week). they don't think it's cancer but she is having a biopsy on monday. because she wasn't breathing well and coughing so much, they thought it was pneumonia and then bronchitis. well, it could be something more. we'll know more by the end of next week. my dad is trying his best to stay strong but i can tell he is terribly worried. my mom has good spirits but weak energy because she's getting so little oxygen (another possibility they determined was low iron, but that wasn't it either). please keep them both in your prayers and thoughts.

2. my friend, cathie. she is a fantastic violinist and sadly her car was broken into yesterday. the thieves stole her laptop, rent money, a whole list of things including her precious violin (this happened just outside her home which isn't even on a major street). she is distraught and upset and needs good things to come her way.

Monday, November 28, 2005

interesting day

since matt has his internship on monday's and it's relatively close to the temple, we decided to meet for lunch. while he was walking me back to work, we noticed several police cars starting to block a major intersection about a block from my work (la brea avenue and santa monica boulevard). word got around that there was a BOMB THREAT on the bus just across the street! we hurried back to the temple where i told matt to be careful and hurried into work to deliver the news (keep in mind the bomb threat was just one block south of the temple). we kept an eye on the street outside and saw 8 BOMB SQUAD CARS pass by. that's when i really started to freak. there was nothing on the tv, radio, or web, so we just got on with our work. finally, la brea avenue opened back up before rush hour. we did hear an explosion, but my guess is that it was the bomb squad diffusing the suspicious package.

mom has bronchitis AND her chemo as stopped working, which means the cancer that is left in her body is resisting the current drugs. she is going in for a CAT scan tomorrow and then will meet with her doctors to discuss new "cocktail" options.

speaking of mom, i just made her homemade pesto sauce for the first time. while it doesn't taste exactly like hers, it's enough to remind me of home and be there in spirit... many days until christmas eve?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

happy holi-daze

thanksgiving was good. matt and i went to kari's. amanda was there along with kari's parents, of course, her brothers, and some family friends. all in all we had a great time and it was a wonderful way to spend the evening (although i drank a little too much wine).

friday i had to work and was completely pissed that i had to be there. luckily she was in a good mood and so we didn't have to put up with any of her mood swings. tomorrow i head back and tuesday they (lee and rabbi) take us out for a play date to the getty museum. i'm looking forward to it!

saturday matt and i went for a 2 hour hike at griffith park. the weather finally felt like november. slightly chilly and very windy. we got to the observatory and saw l.a. like it has never been seen before (or rarely): on a clear day! the wind was blowing west to east so all the smog was gone and you could see everything, even runyon canyon. had it not been for the mist we would have been able to see the ocean. that night we headed out to pasadena again for dave's birthday at gordon biersch.

today we got up early and saw harry potter which i LOVE! best one yet. then we headed over to the farmer's market, picked up stuff for dinner, and headed home to clean and do laundry. well, we got the laundry part done.

tomorrow: work
tuesday: work and dance class
wednesday: work and acting class
thursday: work and o.c. at 8pm!
friday: work and support rian's show (super nanny on ABC) at 8pm
saturday: possible get-together with cindy and dave? :)
sunday: possible rest?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

For us kitty people...(I couldn't resist)

Baking Cookies (with your cat)

1. Look in cookbook for cookie recipe
2. Get cup of coffee.
3. Get cat off of cookbook.
4. Find that special recipe.
5 . Get cat's nose out of coffee cup
6. Go to fridge and get eggs.
7. Get dry ingredients from cupboard.
8. Break eggs in small bowl.
9. Sift dry ingredients in large bowl.
10. Answer the phone.
11. Cat ate eggs; get more from fridge.
12. Get cat out of flour bowl and dust cat off.
13. Get Band-Aids for scratches on hands.
14. Throw flour out and get more.
15. Preheat oven for cookies.
16. Looking at cat & wanting to bake cat now. Cat runs for cover into bathroom.
17. Flour the counter to roll out cookie dough.
18. Big crash in bathroom; run to see what happened.
19. Cat has TP all over floor; stuff spilled and knocked over on top of bathroom counter.
20. Yell at cat. Cat falls in toilet bowl.
21. Can sense cat is angry.
22. Take cat out of toilet to dry cat off.
23. Get bandages to cover more scratches on arms and legs.
24. Cleanup bathroom.
25. Hear a thump in kitchen ...Oh Golly ... now what?
26. Get cat off floured counter in kitchen.
27. Try to pick out cat hairs from flour.
28. Step on cat's tail and get bitten.
29. Get coat, car keys, and go to store to buy cookies!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

official california girl

it's done. my washington license plates are gone. yesterday i went to the dmv and paid way too much for my plain looking california plates (at least washington's has a mountain). i also have my license, so i'm an official resident! of course, i have a live-in husband. there is really nothing that says he lives here other than his afi records (this morning i realized that all the bills are in my name except for comcast and the bank loans). he'll probably get his california license in january during winter break.

i get to sleep in on thursday! yay! :)

it's the little things that count.

Monday, November 21, 2005

sick of being homesick

went to anaheim this weekend for gencon socal to help promote the new gamers movie with the dead gentlemen. jen, stevie, cindy, don, nathan, chris, dave, and ben were there (did i forget someone?) and i was so happy to see them! we had a great time! of course, to be expected, i was a total wreck yesterday afternoon when i had to say goodbye.

i just can't seem to shake this feeling of homesickness and depression. i think i need to start seeing a counselor again but my benefits don't kick in until next month. so, until then, i am going to have to try to get rid of this cloud of gloom over my head with perserverance and lots of laughter.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

weird things about l.a.

  1. movie posters EVERYWHERE;
  2. christmas decorations and 80 degree weather does not compute;
  3. the emphaisis of beauty in this city, whether it's plastic or real (and somtimes it's hard to tell);
  4. so many people think of themselves as celebrities;
  5. seeing the hollywood sign every night on my way home from work;
  6. stretch hummers;
  7. obsession with stardom;
  8. hollywood is really not that attractive;
  9. hollywood blvd. being closed down/roped off due to movie premieres;
  10. driving by mann's chinese theater, the kodak theater, and the el capitan every day, and they are all on the same block (hollywood boulevard and highland avenue);
  11. the giant gap store;
  12. 3 stripper stores all on the same block;
  13. how far people commute to work (2 hours - are they crazy!?);
  14. the amount of freeways and it's still not enough;
  15. if you tell someone you're an actor, most people get a look of disgust on their faces.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

worst day EVER

  • my boss made me cry today;
  • my mother-in-law told me that my sister-in-law is not doing well, so that made me cry;
  • mom-in-law also called to tell me that she knows i must be homesick, that she's thinking of me, and tried to make me feel more positive which also made me cry;
  • i have my first true acting class tonight with cliff osmond and i'm completely drained. no emotion, thank god no more tears, i have no strength left. what now?
  • matt is really busy and we hardly have any time together anymore, which made me cry again today;

i hate l.a. i want to go back to the northwest.

maybe tomorrow i'll feel differently.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

parental visit

well, i didn't get any pictures taken but we had a great time. i was so grateful that they were able to visit. even though mom's energy was up and down, it was so nice just to be around her again. i didn't realize how homesick i was until they left on sunday, and i just felt so empty. i realized that i didn't like l.a. as much as i thought i did and that what gets me through the months is anticipating visits to seattle/tacoma and/or anitcipating visits from family and friends who are coming here. adjusting to l.a. is going to be a bigger adjustment than i thought. and with the holidays around the corner, i'm just missing everyone that much more.

a list of fun things we did over the weekend:
  • took katie shopping at miss sixty (a very trendy clothing store on melrose);
  • drove around griffith park, stopped at trails;
  • made a lovely thanksgiving dinner including: chicken (the turkeys were too big), mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie, whipped cream and yukon jackson's chocolates;
  • went out to sushi;
  • had breakfast at the bed and breakfast several times (and, i got a small job there, organizing his office!);
  • hung out at the aparment, rested, and enjoyed each other's company;
  • matt was on set almost the whole time, but they got a great tour of the campus.

how many more days until christmas eve? because that's when i'm flying home, and i can't wait...

Friday, November 11, 2005

sunny and all is well

the family arrived last night and it's so surreal that they are here. i have been anticipating this for months, as you know, and the visit will go by fast, but i have just realized how homesick i am for family, friends, and fresh air! tonight we go out to dinner and then take mom and dad by the bed and breakfast since that's where they're stayin since we don't have room for them. katie sleeps on our couch and we had the nicest visit last night. it's so nice to have familiar faces in just an unfamiliar city. today matt is taking them to school and then to our favorite music store.

mom is feeling pretty good, although she tires easily. we let her sleep in the apartment while the rest of us walked to the sushi place. she looks great though, and her attitude is still very strong. of course, our concerns are that her blood and iron counts are low, and we're wondering how long she's going to have to stay on chemo. i remember being told she'd be done by the end of the year, but i don't think that's going to happen. she'll have some tests done soon to see how this current regimen is going, to see if it's working or not.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

not so chilly

in reading my friend's blog, she's finally given up and turned on the heat in her house (she lives in tacoma). she's been discussing the battle as to whether or not she wants to pay more to the electric company (she and i are both in agreement that our favorite price is FREE). finally, she turned it up to 60 degrees and "it felt good."

i have to say that we haven't turned on the heat, but last week or the week before we turned on the air conditioning! we are having strange weather here, both hot and "cold" spells. it does tend to get a bit chilly, but we just throw on another blanket.

jenny, you'll be the first one to know when (and if) i turn on the heat. :)

by the way, matt said he was absolutely freezing in seattle last weekend. guess we'll need heavier coats for christmas.

Monday, November 07, 2005

flip flops

did i happen to mention that i got food poisoning friday afternoon? i went to starbucks for lunch and got a tuna sandwich. i've gotten those before and been fine, but come an hour later...well, i'll leave out the details and just say that my body was having all kinds of issues.

i haven't been eating much (and yes, when i went out saturday night, i was feeling much better) and have lost a little weight. i'm just not as hungry. really, the thought of food right now kind of grosses me out. you could say right now i'm eating to survive.

curse starbucks for their lovely gingerbread lattes...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

good times with good friends

kari, amanda, and i spent last night in long beach. i was thrilled to get out of l.a. and go see the ocean! we walked along the beach for a bit and got our feet wet. then we drove around downtown for awhile to get our bearings (even wound up on the bridge that headed out to the queen mary) and finally found the funky district (which was somewhat similar to capitol hill in seattle) where we spent a good portion of the evening. kari used to live in long beach and amanda and i had never been so she showed us around (unfortunately her favorite coffee shop had disappeared). we had dinner at a great little italian restaurant, did some shopping, and got some great decorating ideas. then we headed back downtown and saw "prime" with uma thurman and meryl streep (highly reccommend it!). the only downside to the evening was that i got in very early in the morning. i woke up this morning saying to myself "i am not 20 anymore. i can't stay out late again." trust me, i'm feeling it! but i had a great time being with my girls and i hope we can do it agian soon!

i just got off the phone with joy, and we can't remember the last time we talked! although we don't write or talk every week (or sometimes every month), we seem to always pick up where we left off. she may even come visit sometime next year or maybe the year after that, but considering that we haven't seen each other since 2002 (when we went for a hike at mt. ranier...well, it was sort of a hike...i had to back out halfway through because i was so out of breath), i am thrilled at the possibility of seeing her!

mom, dad and katie fly in thursday evening. i have the grocery list for our thanksgiving dinner and will go shopping either wednesday or thursday, depending on how the schedule works out. matt and i are really looking forward to their visit. i know it will fly by, but i am very anxious to see them because, well, i miss them! terribly!

Friday, November 04, 2005

date night

since matt is flying to seattle today for the weekend we had our weekly date night last night and also celebrated the premiere of his first cycle project (which went smashingly by the way). we went to the local sushi place just blocks from our apartment and spent a little more than i would have liked, althought for desert we had banana tempura which was absolutely delicious! everything was yumtastic and i can't wait to go back.

i try not to get addicted to t.v. shows, but i just can't miss an episode of the o.c.! perhaps it's because everyone's "life" on that show is so much more dramatic than mine that i feel like i have more's hilarious though, because seriously, how much of this crap can happen to one family!?

Thursday, November 03, 2005


adrienne and i went to see a play last night called romance, at new play by david metken (he wrote "wag the dog"). fabulous show, completely inappropriate and hilarious, and great use of the f-word throughout the play. we had a great time and i can't wait to see another play there! we got free tickets from the rabbi (jenny's favorite price and mine too) which was very generous of her. i hope i can continue to be a good girl here so that i can get more free tickets! :) oh, and we saw ed o'neill, the dad from "married with children". we had better seats than he did. haha!
(dear god, i'm turning into an l.a. freak!)

matt is going home this weekend to visit his parents which means i have the apartment to myself and can do whatever i want! amanda, kari, and i are planning some stuff and i also need to catch up on some acting homework.

mom, dad, and katie come to visit next weekend and i'm soooooooooooooo excited! must get apartment in order...can't have the parents see a pigsty! :) (really, mom, it's not that bad...i swear!)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

random pictures

eek! me without makeup!

quinn "in a field of sunflowers". she's so regal, so fluffy, and so demanding of our attention! it's actually quite cute. when we wake up in the morning, first thing she does is hop on the bed and look at us as if to say "i'm here, i'm cute, pet me!" she's a funny little kitty and we love her. she's very playful but as steph said "that cat has serious attitude."

this is pj when he's really happy to see me. he just flops on the floor and rolls while purring up a storm. it's so cute!

pj has a kitten face - big eyes and a big nose and big paws. purrs on cue.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

What the hell?

i did not move to southern california for rain and clouds! i have already experienced the various shades of gray! i'd like to experience the yellow ball in the clear blue sky...people say it's warm when that happens! for pete's sake, i wore a wool skirt today and i was still cold. what does that tell you?

i got into an acting class in santa monica and my first day is november 9. i'm sooooooo excited! it's scene work, but you are filmed during the third week, review it on the 4th week, and then meet an industry professional (director, manager, casting director, etc.) on the last day. considering i have no film experience, this class is going to be really good for me. thanks to celena for reccomending it to me! :)

matt is enjoying his internship, and they actually want more of his time. they want him to come in on friday afternoons as well as all day on mondays, but homework is looming over his head so he has had to tell them not right now. hopefully they will understand. a bonus to this internship is the location. it's just 3 blocks from where i work so we can carpool on mondays and also meet for lunch.

went out for sushi with kari the other day and OHMYGOD it's the best i've had yet. whenever anyone comes to visit, if you like sushi and funky restaurants, this is the place for you. great decorations, you can even sit on the floor, fabulous selection of sushi, sashimi, noodles, and tea. i can't wait to go back!

tomorrow i am going to attempt a belly dancing class at the ymca. will i enjoy it!? i hope so! the last belly dancing class i took was a few years ago and it really works the abs. i'm looking forward to it! :)

Monday, October 24, 2005


*yawn* did not make it to runyon canyon but did wind up taking a 2 hour nap. it's okay. dance class tomorrow night. i will make up for it on another date, maybe kickboxing on wednesday or belly dancing on friday.

matt got the internship! today is his first day...should we go out to dinner to celebrate? yes? no? ooooooo....there's sushi up the street AND it's in walking distance...

how do i get myself into these situations? why can't i just have a plan and stick to it!?

new goals

since i started my new job, i have had to give up a few things, namely cooking and working out. i've been spending more money going out to lunch than i should and the ymca has become a figment of my imagination (unfortunately the membership fee is not). runyon canyon and griffith park trails are distant memories.

first goal for this week: work out 3 times. tomorrow, since i get off early, head to runyon canyon after work. tuesday night is dance class at the ymca. saturday afternoon i will head to griffith park. i want to be a size-smaller-than-i-am-now by christmas.

second goal for the week: i'm not allowed to eat out until saturday night, which is when we're going out to dinner with some friends. and, no junk food eat healthy.

i can do this. i know i can. :) if i can take this day by day, week by week, things should play out alright.

Friday, October 21, 2005

happy anniversary

we went to our favorite restaurant, the tam o'shanter, and pigged out on wine, dessert, and fabulous meals! this weekend i'm going to get my hair trimmed, and getting back on track with my exercise program.

our kitties have been extra cute these past few days and very entertaining. i think they are trying to get us to stay home more often...

matt has an interview for an internship today! :) wish him luck!

Monday, October 17, 2005

3rd celebrity sighting

p.s. saw shannon elizabeth (hot chick from american pie movies) at starbucks this morning. much prettier in person, especially without all the make-up. seemed tired but was smiling at 6:30am. smiled at me. :)

god we're tired

6am calls for crew...what was i thinking?

last day of filming is tomorrow but i don't have to go. i spent my 2 days as a crew member mostly reading my book and chatting with the actors and other afi people. it was fun but also boring...i am looking forward to not leaving the apartment at all tomorrow. if it's nice, i may go sun bathing on the rooftop...

it rained a lot last night and even today. major thunderstorms + heavy rain = fresh air and happy lungs. :)

Friday, October 14, 2005

double oy vay

i worked until 11pm on wednesday night with a 3 hour break...

i worked until 7:30pm last night with a 1.5 hour break (went shopping and found mom-in-law's christmas present)...

i realize that to some, those are not long days...

but to me, they are very long days and it is taking every effort on my part to go back to work this morning.

this weekend i have a four day weekend but i'm volunteering for matt's movie crew (yay!) with a 6am call...luckily i don't have to be there tomorrow so at least i get one day off to rest...

i am going to stay home all day tomorrow and watch movies...maybe go visit kari...

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


wow, i'm tired. not just tired, but exhausted. i can't wait for high holy days to be over. tomorrow services start at 8pm which means i'll have another 16 hour day (with a 3 hour break) and then back to work the next morning at 8am and home at 7pm if i'm lucky! then we have a 4 day weekend, thank god, and i got a volunteer job on matt's crew as a production assistant! :) i'll be spending my weekend being bossed around but at least i'll be around my sweetie and gaining some valuable experience.

today i went to my wonderful branch of l.a.'s wonderful public library and picked up a few books on acting. i'm auditing a class next wednesday in santa monica. celena reccomended that i check it out (she's been in the class for nearly a year). nathan also suggested another instructor over in tolouca lake, but she wants me to read a book first so that's what i'm doing. so far, the book speaks to me, talking alot about working with your imagination and developing images to the point that they become realistic when you are acting (i can't explain it much better). i am not sure exactly what the process is behind this technique so i'm looking forward to talking further with the instructor and maybe trying out one of her classes just to make sure.

talked with mom today and she's not feeling so well. she and katie came down with a cold after getting back from mt. rainier, plus she's got a bit of a fever. when we were chatting, dad was cooking halibut cheeks on the grill...sigh...i really miss those guys. then he brought mom a tv tray with dinner and a rose in a pretty vase...i can't wait for their visit next month!

and get well soon, kari! get lots of rest and i will see you when your tummy can handle some laughs! :)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

happy trails

what a great weekend! i got twelve hours of sleep on friday night and stayed home all day saturday watching monty python with matt and celena. today i had to work, but just for a few hours, and spent the rest of the day hanging out at home.

matt and his buddies film their first school related project this next weekend, and hopefully i'll be helping out. nathan said i could be his personal assistant as matt doesn't really need one as the script supervisor... i'm so excited!

Friday, October 07, 2005

happy birthday, mom!

to the greatest and bravest mom that i know. i am so grateful for you. your insight and patience and constant prescence in my life is worth more than you'll ever know. and i'm so glad you are feeling better! :) have a great weekend at mt. rainier! *hugs and kisses*

(other stuff:

for those of you in the seattle/tacoma area, if you are looking for a show to see in the next week, check out the woman in black in olympia. my friend patrick is in it and they just extended the show another weekend! it's getting rave reviews and i'm so excited for him!

i helped celena with her audition tape last night and it went really well. i am even more inspired to start taking acting classes that involve working with a camera as well as an audience. i have a few leads so we'll see how it goes!)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

wham bam thank you mam

at least that's what the past few days have felt like. i went home at 10:30 yesterday morning because i couldn't keep my eyes open. i was so tired i felt ill, like i had a cold. i went home and slept for 3 hours, even slept through matt coming home for his lunch break. i went to bed earlier than usual and so this morning i woke up and my eyes were bright and wide open - i love it when they do that! i feel much better (paige, i hope you are feeling better too!).

congrats to patrick, by the way, for a great run! i hear it sold out every weekend! :)

matt and i had a great time on his birthday. we went to see serenity, bought the entire collection of monty python's flying circus, and had dinner at our favorite restaurant, tam o'shanter. don and cindy, we'll have to take you there. it's scottish themed and serves fantasic food! we plan on taking everyone there who comes to visit. and lucky for us, it's only a few miles from home - we don't have to get on the freeway! here in l.a. that's unheard of. :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

happy birthday, honey!

happy birthday to the best husband ever! i hope all your wishes come true! thank you for inspriring me every day to pursue my own dreams, and moving us here to pursue our life and dreams together. i love you!

Monday, October 03, 2005

and so it begins...

tonight is erev rosh hashanah, or new years eve. i need to be at work in 45 minutes and won't be home until very late tonight since services start at 8. i'm really excited to experience these holidays. even though i can't attend services, to be part of them will be truly amazing. we are expecting about 800-1000 people at the scottish rite auditorioum for each service.

tomorrow is matt's birthday! yay!

Friday, September 30, 2005

my first celebrity sighting

i forgot to tell you! the first time celena took me to runyon canyon, i saw her and her cute little dog trotting beside her with a stick its mouth, looking up as if to say "mom, mom, c'mon mom! throw the stick, c'mon! i'll be good, c'mon!" so cute! celena recognized her the first time, and then we passed her again and celena said, "see it now? it's totally her." and it was! but i didn't have the nerve to say hello so we just walked on by.

ohmygod, i have just finished a ten hour day. and it's going to get worse. but for now, i'm enjoying my time at home. celena and her fabulous roomie, gabriel, are on their way over. we are going to the grove to see this movie and have dinner. so excited! :)

mom and dad and katie will be visiting over veterans day weekend in november. we're so excited! i'm checking out a few local bed and breakfasts this weekend for them, but both look so wonderful just on the internet that i'd be willing to book a few nights for matt and me! there's elaine's and the secret garden. what do you think?

Thursday, September 29, 2005


did you know that was the original name of hollywood? at least that's what the sign said until the "land" part burned up or fell down, i'm not sure...

tonight was a total l.a. night. first of all, it was (and still is) extremely warm outside. second, i went out for girls night with cindy and some other women that i barely know to the grand lux cafe. we pigged out on delicious dinners and split four yummy desserts. then, on our way up to our cars via the escolator, we had a celebrity sighting! he was going down the escolator while we were going up. we were all talking and then as he went by, we all got quiet. by the time he passed us, we were all whispering like a bunch of school girls! it was awesome! matt couldn't believe it.

on my way home driving down hollywood boulevard, right said fred's song (and i don't remember the title but it's the catwalk song) blared on jack fm. i rolled down the windows, cranked up the tunes, and sang my heart out.

like i said, a perfect l.a. night! ooo, and i had a glass of chateau st. michelle's syrah with dinner. yum yum!

indian summer

i have to remind myself these days that i live in southern california. it's frickin 80 degrees outside, maybe warmer! that leads to my favorite thing, warm summer nights. except when i'm trying to sleep...that's no fun. last night it was so muggy i didn't even get under the covers. if there were fall trees everywhere, this would be perfect!

matt's loans came through yesterday! yay!

tomorrow night celena and i are going to see corpse bride at the grove and i'm totally excited. i adore tim burton's movies! and of course, i heart johnny depp. matt will be in chinatown with nathan and tom to visit a site and talk about production for their first cycle project. matt invited me but i think it's best to leave them to talk about movie stuff. celena and i will have a fun night out!

work is great, just a little insane. high holy days start monday night so there is much to be done. i'm really looking forward to the weekend and a few days of rest.

in honor of jenny, who does this on her blog, i think it's time i started and it just might motivate me to read a little more...

books i am currently reading: in her shoes and harry potter 5
book i just finished: something borrowed

Monday, September 26, 2005

dazed and confused

i love that movie! :)

universal studios turned out to be quite an adventure. joss whedon didn't come due to a scheduling conflict and there was no screening of the movie. the wristbands to enter into events were already gone by 10am (the park opened at 9am) so we were pissed. to make a long story short, we were able to prove that the email i got said there was a screening of the movie and nathan got his money back and handed back his ticket (matt and i have season passes so we didn't really care). on our way out to have lunch at city walk, we got our wrists stamped to come back in and i heard the lady say "make sure you show your stamp and your ticket when you come back in" and so i told nathan and he in turn told the lady he lost his ticket! hah! it felt kinda good to screw universal studios out of $40. :)

saturday night we went to an afi party. those things get a little awkward for me since i don't know the slightest thing about making movies. but i nod and smile and pay attention because these people just might cast me in a movie someday.

sunday we went to runyon canyon with fellow afi first year director student amin (he's from jorday by way of ohio) and his dogs oboe and cello. had a great time laughing at oboe trying to hump at least 5 different dogs! :) came home, had dinner and went to sleep. i got to sleep in this morning because i worked yesterday morning and was able to come into work late. :) always a good thing.

any suggestions on where to find cheap tickets? i want to visit my bud melanie in montana in march...

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Doin' the Universal

for those of you who don't know, back in washington state we have this thing called "do the puyallup" which means going to a huge state fair in puyallup, wa. it's filled with roller coasters, food stands, 4-h competitions, all kinds of hokey and fun fair stuff. well, i haven't found a state fair in l.a. so we're going to this thing at universal studios instead. matt is a huge fan of joss whedon and his latest film, "serenity" is being "sneaked previewed" at universal. joss will also be there along with members of the cast. fellow afi first year student, nathan atkinson, is also joining us. he's become a good friend to matt, and they are lucky enough to be working on their first afi film project together.

Friday, September 23, 2005


so let me explain the change and the weird posts. for days now i have not been able to post to the blog - some weird error messages kept saying my template was empty - whatever that means. anyway, i finally changed the main template and all of the sudden all the posts i've been trying to get on the blog show up at once! weird!

i am soooooo tired but just one more day of work. work is good, but just hectic with high holy days coming up. today is my first big "pow-wow" with the rabbi. i'm really looking forward to working with/for her - she is an awesome lady!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


it means "hello", "goodbye", and "peace". my goal is to learn a new jewish word at least once a week, if not once a day. right now i'm taking baby steps.

yesterday matt and i woke up to the sound of pouring rain! we opened the windows and let the fresh air roll in. then i started thinking "wow, it's raining hard, and its really warm outside...i don't have an umbrella...maybe i'll have to drive to get my lunch...OHMYGOD, i'm a wimp!" i started lecturing myself when matt asked me for a ride to school. i said "honey, we are wimps! we are turning into californians!" god help us. the rain turned into a full fledged thunderstorm that lasted through the afternoon. it was awesome!

Monday, September 19, 2005

brain is full

well, i'm 15 minutes shy of completing my first day here at kol ami. it's been overwhelming which is to be expected but the people are so helpful and fun. i know i'll enjoy working here. i had a delicious lunch at baja fresh and a nice afternoon walk. updated calendars and was suprised at the "filing system" that the rabbi has. there are some definite changes i can make, but she's not here right now to hear them! she's out of town through wedensday so i have one more day to make it seem like i know what i'm doing. the job is amazing and lots of opportunity to learn and grow in my little career here. i think i'm going to like it here!

i had a great weekend in seattle. bryan and brenda were so cute on their wedding day. the ceremony was simple but classic and brenda wore the most beautiful dress. bryan looked calm, cool, and laid back for a groom...i'm not sure if that was an act or not. the reception was held at my aunt and uncles house with the pool. it was an outdoor reception and the weather held up - will miracles never cease? :) we had a great time and i enjoyed seeing family i hadn't seen in a few years. lots of catching up to do!

mom is doing so great. her color and attitude never cease to amaze me. dad and katie are fineand it was fun to see paige who just got a new job at assoicated ministries as the development director! it is a well deserved change of job and location, so best wishes and congrats! :)

Friday, September 16, 2005

it's cloudy but good

so here i am in seattle, FINALLY. my flight was delayed ab0ut 2 hours so i didn't get here until 10:30! bed at midnight. ugh. and, i woke up at 10:15. how delightful!

more later. time to spend quality time with dad. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

bound for clouds and drizzle

yeah! and fresh air too!

my cousin bryan is getting married on saturday in puyallup (i really hope it doesn't rain hard) and the reception is at his parents lovely house with the pool. tonight i'm flying to seattle and will land around 7:30 or 8. my day tomorrow is rough: i have to get a massage and i might have to go out to lunch with a very dear friend of mine. i think the most painful part is that i am going to get my eyebrows waxed. i head home sunday afternoon, around 3. i don't think either matt or i will be back until december for christmas...and that really depends on how much vacation i get from the new job.

last night i got a much-needed pedicure. i hadn't had one in almost 2 months and when you live in l.a. pedicures are necessary because you hardly wear shoes that cover your toes! i got a fun sparkly pink color. i don't feel the same way about manicures because the nail polish comes off so quickly.

mom is doing well but she tires easily. today is "chemo day" and she's also going to get results of a CAT scan she had on tuesday. her bloodwork is good and for the most part, she feels very positive about everything.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


need a laugh? check this out:

moving forward

as of this afternoon, i will be officially employed by congregation kol-ami as assistant to the rabbi. essentially, i'll be running her office and schedules, publishing flyers, transcribing notes, attending meetings, it's going to be really cool. i know i should seem more excited (and i will be), but i guess i wasn't expecting to get a job anytime soon...and perhaps a little part of me will miss being at home. the cool thing about the job is that it's not the one i interviewed for, and they offered me more money. :) plus it's closer to home. those are always excellent incentives!

wohoo! i'm employed!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

cute kitty

we call this quinn's "dead" pose. i asure you she is alive!

in memoriam

you know, if we lived in new york city, i wouldn've been thinking about today all week long. as i live on the west coast and have never been to nyc, i just realized that today is the anniversary of a terrible event. please, take a moment to say a prayer or take a moment of silence for those who lost their lives on this day.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

museum row

today i'm working at the petersen automotive museum in the membership department. they are currently looking for a membership assistant so i handed in my application and bam! i have an interview on monday morning. :) i also found a job opportunity at lacma (los angeles county museum of art) and they are looking for an education coordinator. i mailed in my resume this morning so hopefully that will turn into something...i also got 2 phone calls from employment agencies that i had turned to last month, but told them that i'd have to get back to them because i have 2, maybe 3 job prospects happening right now. we'll see what happens.

and my supervisor just told me i can't eat at my desk. "it's not healthy- you need a break." but it's my decision...whatever...if taking my lunch break away from the desk is what gets me hired, then she'll get her wish!

matt's friends tom and nathan came over again last night, passionately discussing their current project...which i'm not really allowed to discuss because 1 - i don't understand the entire concept and 2 - the projects they do at afi are to stay at afi. no outside producers or help since the projects are totally sponsored and financed by the school. makes sense.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

wishin' and hopin'

i had an interview this evening at congregation kol-ami, a reform synagouge (sp) in west hollywood. really neat people and environment. it pays less than i'd like, but the job is right up my alley, i have all the experience, and i think it would be a good fit. i flat out told her that i am definitely interested and that i would do well. she's supposed to call by the end of th week...we'll see how that goes. based on my last interview, i can't necessarily trust that spiel!

the opening ceremonies at afi are tomorrow, and i'd like to try to go but alas, i have to work! :) i'm looking forward to getting to know l.a. more and getting out of the apartment. i think the cats will be weirded out but they will adjust. matt is excited for me and really happy that the job market just might be working out.

a very belated "happy anniversary" to my in-laws, nancy and greg! good job, guys! :) you are a true inspiration!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

fun with friend

amanda and i went to a fabulous restaurant this afternoon for lunch. what a sight! all dining was outside and we sat among the butterflies along a lovely creek. she had belgian waffles and i had a scrumptious omlet with shrimp, avacado, and salsa. mmmm!

matt's professor/mentor at afi gave him some leads on some potential jobs for me at ucla - i guess this job market is all about who you know and persistance! :)

Friday, September 02, 2005

pouring rain

no, it's not raining in l.a. but it seems that the job market needs me! the temp agency called today and i have a job for the next month at an automotive museum. then i got a phone call from one of the many places i've sent my resume and they want an interview next week! seems that maybe, just maybe, things might be turning around.

matt is loving school and having a really good time. we're definitely going to celebrate tonight for his success and my financial contribution! :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


shoot. i didn't get the job at audiences at unlimited. i found out this morning and frankly, i just sat at the computer and cried, not knowing what to do. i felt as though i'd let everybody down, especially matt. i found my friend celena online and just whined. she was so great and supportive, gave me the strength to continue with the search and so i applied for a few more jobs via craigs list and monster. my mom suggested looking at an employment agency so i signed up with one today. i have an interview with them on friday afternoon and i really hope that something happens, although i'm not getting my hopes up too high.

matt has his first friends from film school over tonight - yay! cooking for me and four hungry guys! spaghetti and salad is a big hit. :) considering that we're only 3 blocks from campus, they are already talking about coming over whenever they're hungry, which i know they are joking but i actually enjoy cooking for a lot of people. anyway, it's just really cool to overhear their ideas and thoughts and how they feel about afi. i am sitting in a room with some of the future generation of the entertainment industry...that feeling is incredible. let's see...nathan is from indiana...tom is from taiwan...and brian is from okalahoma...great guys!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

california girl

i am officially a resident of california! i took the written driving test today and passed, what a miracle (i hate tests). i should get the license by early next week. woohoo! matt is thinking about getting a license but will probably wait since he's a student and has a little more flexibility.

registration went alright. he's overwhelmed and excited and nervous and did i mention overwhelmed? things will work out, and he's in his element which is very rewarding. he's working with a great group of writers for the next few days which helps. one guy is from australia and a total hoot.

still no word from audiences unlimited...getting frustrated...will call tomorrow to check on the status of the position...

Monday, August 29, 2005


break a leg matt! :) today is registration and he's nervous but so is everyone else. i had a chance to meet some of the other "fellows" (at afi, they are fellows, not students) and it's a great group of people. i'm jealous that he gets to spend so much time with such a talented group of film makers! in any case, i'm just so dang proud. way to go, honey! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

well, poo!

i didn't make it to the second round of interviews at afi. poo! they needed someone with more production experience, which i understand, but still poo on them! she was really nice about it and even sent me the industry job list which is 13 pages filles of job listings in the entertainment industry...unfortunately most of them are unpaid internships.

today was filled with more applications and resumes. i'm starting to get very frustrated and angry at this whole situation, but matt has been very supportive so i just keep going.

i should hear back from audiences unlimited by the middle of next week. i think i did alright...i was myself which could be a good or bad thing. well, anyway, here's hoping i find work SOON!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


we just got back from a fantastic concert. we met a couple from new york...actually, they are recent transplants to l.a. anyway, names are sam and george. george recently got his masters degree in screenwriting from columbia university and sam is a wonderful, kick-butt musician! my favorite song of hers is el dorado, but they are all good. i'm definitely going to her show again next week.

spent way too much money on dinner tonight but it was totally worth it. good drinks, jazzy atmosphere, and i have to say, the waitress was pretty hot! :P

Monday, August 22, 2005

working girl, part 2

i have an interview tomorrow afternoon at audiences unlimited for the job that angela reccomended me for. now if i could just figure out how to get there, i'll be all set.

this movie production company is frickin' awesome! the phones are quiet but there's lots going on. i would love to come back here if i continue to temp. the production assistant is really nice, very helpful. minor things have happened, like coodinating a conference call and misplaced packages, but it's all good! :)

working girl

today i'm temping at a motion picture production comapny in santa monica. it took me almost an hour to get here because of 1) traffic and 2) i couldn't find the frickin parking garage! :P

gencon was a huge success for the dead gentlemen. matt came back from the con totally exhausted but totally excited. good things are around the corner, i just know it!

oh, and my friend/former college roomie, amanda, is officially here! she moved into company housing yesterday and starts her job today. welcome to so cal, my dear!

Friday, August 19, 2005

i corrupted another one

celena, my friend from high-school (and yes, we just recently got back in touch) and i watched "the gamers" tonight. even though i've seen it a billion times (and dear, i say that with love!) it's always fun to watch it with someone new. i love the out-takes. they are my favorite!

today i worked at the gay cruise line office. it was interesting. stuffing envelopes...again...the office was luckily filled with fabulous people and i go back tomorrow to finish the fabulous job of stuffing more envelpes and dealing with a very stressed out supervisor!

p.s. i had an interview at afi that went well, and i have another one, maybe, next week for audiences unlimited. thanks to angela for reccomending me for the position! i owe you a drink!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

you've been waiting for this!

our living room/office and a peek at the dining room table. don't those kitty trees look inviting?

the bathroom.

the kitchen. 70's style. and bigger than our last one!

our bedroom...i have never been a fan of making the bed.

our front door and hallway closet. straight ahead is the bathroom, to the right is the bedroom, and to the left is the living room. beyond the living room is the dining room and kitchen.

view from our dining room. lovely cars! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

job hunting

it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. there's all sorts of opportunities out there, some that have nothing to do with my background but are asking for skills that i know i have and i just have to figure out how to make myself sound smart enough. :) i hate cover letters. have i mentioned that before? i despise them. luckily i had an interview at afi (where matt is going) yesterday and it went well, except they have a few concerns. one is, of course, that matt will be going there and that might be a conflict. also, i have limited movie production experience (the job is in the production department). the gal was really nice, though, and said that if i get called back for the next round of interviews to talk to matt and some other movie making friends about move production so that i'll know what i'm talking about when they ask me questions. :) that was really nice of her, and i hope i get the chance to show them my stuff!

i've also sent out my resume for a couple of independent short films and for a short play going on in november. there's also an audition for the california shakespeare company on monday that i'll start prepping for tomorrow - they want a shakespearean monologue. i'm terribly nervous - i haven't been to an audition since april. but, there's no time like the present so i'd just better get crackin' on the verse. :)

matt is out tonight meeting with some of his fellow fellows (afi students are not students, they are fellows) at the silver lake red lion inn. i hope the meeting is going well. our neighbor, wendy (who graciously took care of our kitties while we were up in seattle) met another afi fellow in the building and was planning on going tonight. matt seemed excited, so i hope it goes well for him.

speaking of kitties, they are adjusting wonderfully. although, while we were gone, they were obviously traumatized. apparently they missed the litter box a few times (only #2) and threw up on the carpet. i think it will be awhile before we are gone for 4 days at a time!

Friday, August 12, 2005

gray? what gray?

today was our first full day back at my folks house in seattle. we woke up to a gray morning but by noon the clouds had disappeared and it was sunny and mildly warm with a gentle cool breeze. mom and i had our doctors appointments and then went out to lunch at marlene's market in federal way. i took a nap while matt went to downtown with katie and her friend flora. then we had indian food for dinner and played a very fun card game called apples to apples (i'm totally addicted). tomorrow i have a facial and a massage, followed by a walk down to the ballard locks. tomorrow night mom and i will make my favorite dish of hers, cabbage rolls. yum! then sunday we're off to matt's folks house. they just got back from europe today and poor nancy came down with bronchitis. luckily the choir tour was a huge success and while they are exhausted, they seem really happy about the outcome.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

da da da da da da

yesterday i had my first temp job: stuffing envelopes at FX! :) i met some really cool people and though we won't keep in touch one of them was an actress who's been here for a couple of years and gave me some tips on where to go for classes. she also reccomended a couple of books to read. i also had what i thought was going to be a job interview but it was really a cattle call. one of those companies where you have to pay to start and i said "no thank you". i came home compeletely frustrated and worn out, having spent 2 hours listening to these yahoos and i couldn't leave earlier because i was sitting in the front row.

today we're going to knotts berry farm and going on some awesome roller coasters! i don't want to brag, but it's my birthday today. :) so far i've slept in and matt has agreed that we can go to noah's bagels for breakfast. then it's off to the park! tomorrow we take off for seattle which we are looking forward to. rudy is doing very well with my folks and loves to roll in the shower after someone uses it. such a funny cat!

Monday, August 08, 2005

the job hunt

this temp thing isn't really working for me. this morning i called to let them know that i'm available and the receptionist said "hang on, let me get something to write with since there's a bunch of you calling." i thought to myself, "okay camille, this is NOT good. well, good for those getting work but not for you. probably best to start applying for jobs on your own." so, that's what i've been doing. since friday. i've found several more that i'm qualified for so hopefully i can apply for 2 or 3 a day. my goal is to be employed by the end of the month. minimum goal is to have had several interviews. :)

beautiful, sunny morning here in los angeles. tank top and jeans. i am definitely getting used to this. matt and i take off thursday for seattle. i think we might actually be cold when we get up there, but according to friends and family, it's been quite hot. i'll bet anything that it will rain the whole time we're up there. my one request? to go to our favorite indian restaurant, the india bistro on market street in ballard. yum!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

another lute in l.a.!

congrats amanda on the new job! my former college roomie will be here by the end of the month to join kari and i in the thrills of dessert life. i'm so glad she's moving out here and getting out of texas. she got a sweet job offer and it will be great to get reaquainted with her.

so, when are the rest of you moving here/visiting? :)

things i thought we'd never adjust to...

1. paying $20 for a parking spot
2. always having cash so we can pay for parking
3. the traffic (it's like 405 during rush hour, very familiar so to me it's not that bad)
4. the weather (we actually get a little chilly at night)
5. eating in more often than going out (trust me, that takes control)
6. hearing crickets at night
7. central a/c
8. barbie doll types
9. when someone says "close by" they actually mean a 20-30 minute drive
10. the freeway system...well, we're still working on that one...

Friday, August 05, 2005

my tv obsession

I don't know what it is about this show, but I just can't get enough of it. Call me weird, lame, insane, whatever, I LOVE THIS SHOW! :) My grandma Betty and I used to watch it all the time, and when I was in The Shadowbox in college, I watched it to study how to act like a woman in her 60's. I also watch it for acting reasons - all 4 of these awesome women are seasoned actresses and I learn so much from their comedic timing. And guess what?! Seasons 1 and 2 are out on DVD! :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

good news

mom got the results of her CAT scan back...

...good news...

...the cancer is going away...

...still processing, in shock, but in a VERY good way! :)

oh, and we finally unpacked the last box. it's not all organized, but it's all unpacked.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

fun with friends

today my friend amanda has a job interview out in woodland hills (about 20 miles outside l.a. east of encino). it seems that this company really wants her and i really hope she gets it so that she can leave texas. last night i went over to a house where kari is housesitting and we had a great time. amanda, kari, and i all reminisced about living together in the wheeler house at plu and kari's dad chris made an amazing bbq dinner. we went swimming and played with the dog, it was so much fun! matt stayed home, of course, to catch up on gamers2 notes to ben and also homework. he is feeling a little overwhelmed these days, understandably so, and still has 20 movies to watch in addition to a few short screenplays to write, all before school starts september 7.

this temp job thing isn't going to work out right away. i doubt i'll get work today (i didn't yesterday), this is going to take some time, and i just have to be patient. it's been sort of nice to do whatever i want (read, watch movies, play games, hang out with friends) but there will come a point where i'll be ready to work. i guess this is just a much needed "extended vacation" because i have been working so hard these past few years. but i'll still be up, every morning at 8 to call the office at 8:30 to let them know whether or not i'm available. i wonder if i also need to call the night before?

mom and dad and katie are vacationing on the olympic penninsula at katie's boyfriend's parents cabin. no tv, no phone (but they get cell phone reception), and mom is completely in love with it. no noise from the city and it's completely surrounded by trees. i'm not sure if katie feels the same way, but i'm sure she's keeping herself entertained. dad is also having a good time. i'm so glad they found some time to get away. matt and i will head up to seattle for a few days next week to celebrate my birthday, and also my cousin's birthday (happy birthday gus and jeremy!). i am really looking forward to it even though i'm settling in to my life here. go figure, huh? :)

Saturday, July 30, 2005


we're tired today. we've been running around all week, doing errands, unpacking, meeting friends, shopping shopping shopping, just getting settled, and it's been exhausting! today we are going to stay home, not spend any money, and get the rest of the apartment set up (i.e. organizing the desk, get pictures on the wall, get clothes out of boxes, etc.). no sign of our loveseat, however, and we didn't hear from the guy yesterday, which means that matt will call them on monday and find out what's going on. from us to you, if you ever do a cross-state/cross-country move, never go with lightning van lines. they are awful.

i think tomorrow we're going to pack a picnic dinner and head over to griffith park, maybe do a little hiking and sightseeing. the observatory, unfortunately for us, is closed for 3 years due to major renovations (fortunate for them and us in three years). there's an amazing concert hall called the greek theatre, a golf course, horse back riding, and so much more. it's the second largest city park in the nation (the largest being central park in nyc). i am really excited to explore this little nature land within a giant metropolitan city and see what it has to offer when matt and i need a quick escape from the noise of daily life.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

missing furniture

we're missing our loveseat! hah! isn't that hilarious? i find it quite amsuing, actually, since i never liked that thing much in the first place. i mean, how do you misplace a loveseat? 4 giant cushions plus the base? come on now! everything else is here, and our new bed will be delievered tomorrow morning.

kitchen is pretty much set up, all the books are put away, and we've even found some radio stations that we actually like. matt is currently taking a nap on the lazy boy chair and i've got to call comcast to set up cable t.v.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

moving in

the movers are (finally) here, bringing in our boxes and furniture. finally, we'll have somewhere else to sit besides the carpet and our butts falling asleep. :) these guys are amazing - they work well together and are taking really good care of our stuff. the cats have hid themselves in the bathroom in an empty cupboard - it's quite adorable! matt's arranging things and singing along to "brown eyed girl" by van morrison. things are turning out pretty well, i'd say!

last night we saw "the island" which was better than i thought it would be. my only issue was with scarlett johansen's lips which were pouty the whole time. i realize it's her look, but they really played on it and that bothered me. we also went out to a greek restaurant at the grove which was really good. they had live music and we dined outside, making fun of all the weirdly dressed people passing by.

tonight it's on to unpacking and ordering pizza. i know we need to cut costs, but you can't be seriously thinking that we'll unpack and then i'll cook? hah! funny... :)

oh, i had my job interview today at the temp agency and it went really well. i had no idea that i could type 65 words a minute. i start working on monday which is great because august is going to be a tough month since matt's loans don't come through until the end of august...but that's okay. that's why this blog is called "l.a. adventures"...because this whole thing is just one long movie! :)

Monday, July 25, 2005


furniture comes tomorrow! yay!

it's the small things that help us adjust... :)

Sunday, July 24, 2005


matt's on a flight tonight to burbank! :) yippee! can't wait to see my sweetie!


i think i've spent at least a quarter of the day cyring feeling completely overwhelmed and alone. no worries, now, though, because kari called and we're going out to dinner tonight. katie left this morning and i miss her so much...our talks and just hanging out...matt is stuck at sea-tac on standby (having trouble getting a flight back to l.a. and may not get home until tomorrow) least i have something to do tonight. i don't know how i'd manage without kari coming over tonight. probably drown my self pity in more tears and some ice cream. :)

this will pass, i know, but i'm just having a weak day today. thanks for bearing with me. to those of you who put up with my weepiness today, i can't thank you enough.

Friday, July 22, 2005

sister time

matt is in washington for his ordination this weekend in olympia which leaves me and katie to do whatever we want! :) tomorrow it's shopping and lunch at the grove and then a few hours at the bookstore so that katie can finish her homework. then it's off to the farmers market and buy stuff for dinner. she flys home on sunday and i will miss her terribly. i am really enjoying her company and we've been getting along better than we ever have before.

another high of 93 today. i think on tuesday it's supposed to go down to 85.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


93 today, plus humidity. ugh. today we went to universal studios and much fun was had by all! we went on all the rides including jurassic park, back to the future, the mummy, waterworld, and some others. we went to city walk and saw charlie and the chocolate factory at the city walk theater. it was a different interpretation of the book and to be honest, i enjoyed the old version better. it was truer to the book, though the newer version had amazing special effects (i mean, c'mon, it's tim burton and danny elfman composed the soundtrack, plus johnny depp...yum...) and the little boy who played charlie stole the show. another good point that we were in an airconditioned movie theater for over 2 hours during the heat of the day...yeah! :)

furniture to come in 4 to 6 days...i can't wait...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

we're here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ohmigod, we're totally like, here! :) okay, i'll stop using the valley girl references. the apartment is as beautiful as i remembered and the weather isn't too bad. my sister katie is here too and she has been a big help. it's fun having her here! today we go order our mattress, pick up some groceries (now that our fridge is working) and pick up kitty supplies. the trip was a long but fun 3 days. katie read us the latest harry potter installment on the way down (cheap books on tape). needless to say, we'll have to read it again to get the full effect. but we figured out who died, and it's a huge plot twist! that's all i will say...

kitties did well on the trip down aside from quinn's constant howling. she stopped whenever katie would read. pj slept the whole time. where are they now? on top of the fridge, trying to stay cool.

i haven't taken any pictures of our apartment yet. we don't have any furniture so it looks pretty lame. but i have an interview with the temp agency tuesday at 10am and matt still has 26 movies to watch.

i still can't believe we're here...that we live in l.a. it's so surreal!

more to come...just bear with me...

Friday, July 15, 2005

movin' on down

we're staying at the mesmer's tonight in seattle and then tomorrow we have some errands to run (including picking up our copy of the new harry potter book). then it's off to the vancil's in puyallup for our final night and then breakfast at matt's grandparents sunday morning and THEN off to gold beach oregon for our first night duirng our road trip. katie is really excited about the trip and the cats, hopefully, will settle down after a little while.

just so you know, we won't have internet access for a few days. but please feel free to call and check in - we'd love to hear from you!

Monday, July 11, 2005

the countdown begins

when people ask me what matt and i are doing this weekend, i can officially say "moving to los angeles." i can't believe we're going, that we're leaving this beautiful apartment. this has been our first true home, and while we are anxious to move on to new adventures, we are sad to leave this place behind. of course, if i start talking about all the family and friends that we will miss, i will start to subject!

the wedding was beautiful! i seriously thought for a few hours that they would be late for their own wedding, but it went off without a hitch (except for someone's cell phone ringing and the bride's veil falling off when her dad lifted it. matt and i got to walk down the aisle together which was wonderful and i boogied the night away with friends and matt even joined me for a couple of songs. i had the best time! it was like a hinderlie renuinon (for those of you who don't know PLU, hinderlie was the dorm i lived in for three years) - heather, keleigh, brie, david, milton, curt, and there are a few other names i'm not remembering. oh, and bronwyn, my dress looked fabulous. thank you for all your hard work! i got many compliments! :)

matt and i left to stay at the villa which we totally adored. grand staircases and fabulous hosts. four poster bed so high off the ground you had to use a step stool to get in! beautiful bathroom with a separate tub and shower. yummy breakfast and free wine - can't get any better! we can't wait to go back.

last, but certainly not least, mom is doing well. i saw her last night at matt's final improv show (which, of course, was frickin' hilarious). her color is great, her spirits are back, and though the recent news is bleak, she looks wonderful. my dad's older sister sharon is in town for a few more days to help out and that's been good for the whole family. they also have a guest from hungary, marta, who is a fabulous glass artist and cook. we're off to see them today and drop off rudy, our oldest cat who is desperate to be outside. he'll be staying with mom and dad for awhile until we get a bigger place. mom and dad really want him, and i see it as leaving a little part of us behind.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


so i called the renting office today and it seems we'll be on the the third floor, not on the second floor. we'll still be facing the parking lot and not the street - thank god - but i had to call the lady at the renting office several times today. i think i'll wait until thursday to call her again. :)

i'm not really going back to work before i leave. i'll go one day next week to say good bye and pick up my stuff, have my "last day". i need to spend time with mom, i want to spend time with mom, and it's good. today we fixed lunch and now she's upstairs taking a nap. i cleaned out the fridge, k.m. is taking the dog for a walk, and while mom is with dad, k.m. and i will go see a movie. auntie sharon will be here tomorrow and we are all looking forward to that. she will be a big help around the house and to our spirits!

Saturday, July 02, 2005


so, it turns out that camille's mom didn't have pnemonia (or however the hell you spell it). nope, it's worse. the cancer has spread to her lungs. not much more to say today, other than we're all going through the emotions of confused, angry, scared, frustrated, and sad.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

good grief! #$%*!@@@!!!!!!!!

my car is being held hostage. i took it in to the dealer today, saying that it needed it's regular service (oil change) and that it was making some strange noises. to make a VERY long story short, matt and i have to get a ride home from work today because the dealer says that i have to have my transmission replaced (and they couldn't forsee this when i've been taking it to the same place for 2 years?!) which my dad says is b.s. so he's taking care of all the details. matt and i have one car for the weekend...oh well. practice for california!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

on the road again...

today i went to ellensburg for a baby shower. i think i was the only person there who wasn't a mother (or mother-to-be). it was great to see j.g. since i hadn't seen her in a couple of years or met her daughter (who bit two of the other kids at the shower and left nice red marks, but who otherwise was very cute - we hit it off). p.b. came with me over the mountains and it was so great to have her along. we can chat about anything, and we listened to music, and chatted some more. she is one of my dearest friends and i will miss her companionship terribly!

saturday matt and i went to a wedding out in pacific. i think it was the shortest ceremony (5 mintues, if that) and longest reception (started at one, we left at 4:30) we'd ever been to! it was at a christmas tree farm and the groom wore shorts and a t-shirt while the bride was in a white sundress. it was beautifully simple. no fuss, no muss. just a great gathering.

b.m. and s.p.'s wedding is next! matt and i are both in the wedding and i know it will be beautiful too. completely personal and simple too. i know, i know. i'm known as the sensitive bridesmaid. i probably will start sobbing as i walk down the aisle. b.m. - make sure we both have kleenex in clasped with our bouquets!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

central air conditioning

i found out it's not paid for. you know what? i don't give a crap - at least i can cool off. and in a one bedroom apartment, it won't be that bad. plus, with fans and open windows, it won't be TOO bad. just on days that are 90+ in the summer....oy....

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

new look

don't worry, i just changed the template. your eyes haven't gone kooky or anything (at least not yet)! i just thought this one was a little easier on the eyes! :)

getting together

so i have to say that it's really sweet of everyone to want to see us before we go, and we want to see you too. please understand that we have a few weddings to go to before the end, fourth of july holiday, and family gatherings to attend to, all the while trying to get the apartment getting ready and attempting to keep the cats mildly sane. i now apologize for any confusion, hurt feelings, frustration, and our distracted minds. things get crazier every's getting harder and harder to keep track of dates. our apolgies, family and friends! know that we love you all and thank you for your understanding!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Ireland Adventures with Sweetiebear

My friend J.M. and her sweetiebear are in Ireland and having a darn good time! :)

Growing Older but not Up

Sunday, June 19, 2005


my uncle threw matt and i a good-bye party yesterday. i think we arrived at the house around 2. everyone started arriving around 3 or 4, and then we stayed until 10! we had a great time and it was a super get together. now i'm really having a hard time with leaving. even though it's time, even though there's this huge adventure looming up before us, i didn't realize or think about how hard it's going to be...leaving all of this behind.

Friday, June 17, 2005

new home!

we got the apartment! :) we're going to move in mid-July. our last day at our old place is July 15. i figure we'll spend a few nights at the folks' house before heading out on our adventure. and it looks like katie, my little sis, will be joining us on the excursion. she will be the kitty wrangler. :)

Monday, June 13, 2005

the "not-so-fun" side of graduate school

the loan process. need i say more?

Friday, June 10, 2005

home again

well, my home for now. as i flew in to washington last night i suddenly realized how beautiful the puget sound is, and how in less than two months i'd be looking at desert brown hills with puffs of green for beauty. yeesh! well, i'll get used to it. exciting news: i'm typing this from matt's brand new laptop! n.v. bought one for him and one for his sister. i love this thing! :)

today's goals are to start packing up the kitchen, send in the application for the apartment in l.a. and set up a budget plan. we got the financial aid letter from the government and while it's not as much as we were hoping for, it's at least something. now onto banks for private loans...ugh...any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


i just got back with k.m. and her brother from a funky indie rock concert. the first band was so funny simply because the lead singer was totally into his music and looked like he was having a seizure - he didn't seem to be able to control his limbs! the second band kicked serious ass aaaannndd they are from seattle! wohoo! :) they are playing at the crocodile in seattle on friday night. it's their homecoming concert and cd release party. it should be fun...anyone wanna go with me?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

possible new home!

oh, i fell in love with it when i walked into the lobby. downfalls: limited closet space, wacky 70's style kitchen, no deck/patio, no pool. upsides: beautiful decorated lobby, orignal elevator, built in 1928, lots of character, 3 blocks from AFI, cable ready, water trash parking and gas are paid for, central a/c, and we can paint the rooms! here's the website:

Sunday, June 05, 2005

my first day

so here i am in west hollywood at rian's apartment. he's got a view of the hollywood's so weird i'm actually here. he's just a 10 minute walk from the mall and the farmer's markent and whole foods. he hardly ever drives to the store! we also drove all around hollywood/beverly hills/los feliz to see the different areas and i'm actually considering west hollywood because it's more of what i had in mind as far as where i'd like to live. saw sunset strip, weather was awesome, and kari is here too. it's so good to see her...this is going to be a great trip! the only thing is that i still can't believe matt and i are going to live here. it just seems so surreal...

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

In Addition

Mom is doing okay. She had a bone marrow test today to see if the cancer has spread to her bones, so she's quite sore. We don't talk about the illness much, but I know she's having a tougher time. She'll be at work tomorrow and Wednesday she has an appointment with her surgeon. So far, it's in her skin in her chest cavity and in her lymph nodes.

I will certainly keep you posted as we find out more information. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts!


Okay, just to clarify why Matt and I called it "Revenge of the Suck"... (this one is for you, j.m.!)

Now that Matt's going into film school, we're starting to pick apart movies more and more. I have to say the dialogue was TERRIBLE. Get on with the show, folks! I don't need to hear how much Annikan and Padme love each other...for 2 minutes! Sheesh. The tech aspects of the movie were incredible, and it was fun to see Yoda fight again. I really enjoyed Ian McDarmond (the chancellor) and Christopher Lee (Count Duku). I just wish the script was less painful. Matt said that 30-45 minutes of dialogue could have been cut from the movie. I'll go with him on that one.

Frankly, I was really disappointed with "Revenge of the Sith". Many of my friends said that they loved it (to each his/her own) and so I had high hopes. Perhaps my disappointment is reflected in my review. :)


Phew! What a week! Okay, here's what I've been up to:

5/24 - went over to mom and dad's cooked dinner hung out had fun.
5/27 - inventory at work left at 1pm after we were done and saw "revenge of the suck" need i say more friend j.g. came over for a few hours and went out for drinks had my first ever long island iced tea got really sleepy
5/28 - spent the day cleaning out most of our closets and donated a shitload of stuff to good will had 5 trash bags to donate to the trash bin outside our apartment took a 2 hour nap saw friend p.b. in shakespeare play with friend a.j-g. next to me in the audience
5/29 - saw matt's folks for brunch spent the rest of the day cleaning up after what looked like a tornado ran through our apartment friends t.m. j.m. and n.m. came over stayed the night
5/30 - spent morning with my parents spent rest of day downtown seattle and went to mariners game had fun
5/31 - legs are tired

Monday, May 23, 2005


...come in tomorrow. I'll let you know what the doc says. If it's bad news, it'll take me a day or two to post...if not, well, check back tomorrow evening and see what happens...

Thanks for keeping my family in your prayers. :)

Thursday, May 19, 2005


He's so good. He has mom double booked for both scans at 2 different hospitals, and I think the appointments are next week. What a guy! :)

It's back.

My mom's cancer is back. It's in her skin. She's due to have a CAT scan and a bone scan June 1 to see if it's spred any further. Right now my dad is on the phone trying to get an earlier appointment. We don't have much more information but I'll post something as soon as I know.

We've made it through this thing once. We'll get through it again.

And she was doing so for a triathlon and everything...

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

More Comic Relief...

My dear friend S.B. pointed out another great comedian...Eddie Izzard. He is very funny, and I enjoy his stuff tremendously. It's a different type of humor, more intelligent and he's also british so he's got that going for him! :)

I'm sending in my resume/cover letter for the AFI job today...wish me luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Comic Relief

My favorite comedian these days is Pablo Francisco. He has the ability to make you feel like you're in a whole other world. His vocal impressions are amazing! Check out his website!

Friday, May 13, 2005


They are the best! I just got back from a wine date with L.T-B. and J.M. What a riot. We had such a good time talking about all kinds of girly/wifey things. It was so great to see them. I had such a shitty afternoon and they made it all go away. You gals know who you are, I know you read this thing! :) Thank you for making it such a special evening. You two are wonderful! I love you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Is anyone reading this thing? No one is leaving comments and I am kind of feeling like this is just a waste of time...what do you want to know?

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Stalling (again)

I was all ready to work on my cover letter last night, you know, the one for the AFI job? I walk in to find Matt and our friend Rian watching "Babylon 5" on DVD with Sean, a friend from the former "Fairview" house. Well, turns out that Don wants to come over so I go to the store to pick up groceries with Rian and Sean and Rian proceeds to buy us 3 bottles of wine! I made hamburger soup with rustic bread and we had went through 2 lovely bottles of red wine. It was a fun evening and I was just sorry that Rian had to leave this morning. I will see him again soon, I know, but he's just so much fun and is full of cool stories and tons of information about Los Angeles. I'm actually looking forward to the move now! :)

Monday, May 09, 2005

Oh Boy

So I pulled out of the production of Camelot. With rehearsals 3 nights a week plus 8 hours on the weekends and a giant move coming up, I just don't have the time or patience. The director was very kind and completely understood - however, my over-sensitive conscience is racked with guilt at the moment. At least it's early enough in the rehearsal process where they can still get someone else. Oh, and if you are interested in seeing the show but can't afford a $20 ticket, they are having a $5 preview night on June 2. Intrested? Let me know and I can hook you up. :)

Matt left the school of the arts. It wasn't working out to his benefit and he can get more hours at NWAG and get better pay. He slept in this morning after a very long weekend of filming. This weekend he'll be gone quite a bit. Friday night is a night shoot, which means he should be home in the wee hours of the morning. Oh, and I got to be the "busty barmaid" this weekend in the movie - it was so much fun! And I really liked my costume - very flattering.

A congrats to my friend Kevin who got a new job at TLT! Way to go! You deserve it! :)

Friday, May 06, 2005


I found a great job opening at AFI for the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. Right up my alley! I'm going to apply this weekend. Wish me luck! :)

Matt called the school because we haven't gotten the informational packet yet. Turns out they are updating their computer software and we should expect the packet in about 1-2 weeks. Matt is currently too busy with G2E to think about grad school right now. But after this weekend, just 2 more weekends, and filming will be done! Yeah!


So our friend Rian is staying with us for a few days and guess where he is from? :) Poor guy, I've been picking his brain non-stop. I bet he's glad to get away from me today (he's gone off to the set of G2 with Matt). He brought us some apartment guides and told us which cities to look at. What a guy! He's actually made me feel a little more at ease.

I found a job at UCLA that I'm attempting to apply for. I say "attempting" because I hate writing cover letters!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

kari's comments . . .

My dear friend has an awesome webpage. Check it out!

kari's comments . . .

Monday, May 02, 2005


I'm so stressed out I've made myself sick. I'm home from work today with a chest cold and an upset tummy. Everytime I think about all the work that needs to be done, my stomach starts churning and rumbling. I have no appetite and can only drink fluids. I can only eat soup and some frozen potstickers I got from Trader Joe's. Everyone has been so helpful and supportive, and my mom has just been amazing. We had a nice chat last night and I felt a little better. Of course, as I type this email, my stomach isn't doing so well...I should get off the computer...

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


I haven't started a serious job or house hunt yet. The rehearsals for Camelot are keeping me super busy and Matt is in the midst of filming G2DR (Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising). With that said, we have little time to devote to pratical matters at hand, much less searching for a new place to live. :) Everyone has been very supportive about our move and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my dear friend who moved down there last fall. She and I can explore together! :)

As for Matt, he said that he is really starting to believe that he could be a writer for the rest of his life. He's positive and excited...all good things!

Monday, April 25, 2005


He didn't get accepted, but he did get into their 1 year certificate program. It's not an MFA, so he's declined and will officially be attending AFI. :) Fall term starts August 29, so we really are moving in 3 months, and there is so much to do! I try not to get overwhelmed, but sometimes it's hard not to freak out a little.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Get Ready...

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out the blog. Check back here frequently for updates and what's going on. So far, we've received word from AFI (American Film Institute) and Matt has been accepted so that's most likely where he will be going. It's his first choice and he is really looking forward to it. We received the acceptance letter yesterday, although they phoned Matt in advance to tell him the good news. Still no word from UCLA. We are still awaiting the big acceptance packet with all the information. Once that arrives, things will kick into high gear and Camille will start looking for a new job.