Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Forever Cute

I was looking at our cats the other day, and said to Matt "You know, it's a shame they are both fixed. They would have the cutest kittens!" Don't you think so?

How I see myself

Okay, so every time I look in the mirror I see this person with short brown hair, a cute smile, and great skin. I look at the rest of me, and well, I'm kind of urked at the extra baggage. I have decided to attempt to get rid of it, but it's going to be harder than I thought.

What was this brought on by, you ask? I recently saw pictures of myself at a party and was kind of disgusted. I mean, I have an image of myself and that was not how I thought I looked! But to everyone else, I guess that's what they see. And I know I care WAY too much about what people think, but let's be honest, I'm a little chubby and want to not be chubby...if that makes any sense...

How do I see myself? Check out my myspace picture at (yes, I got suckered in...over a year ago...)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Note to self - #2:

When playing Scene It with 3 others who happen to go to film school, expect to lose. Poorly.

Note to self:

When you go to the beach, be sure to put suntan lotion all over your back, not just on your shoulders. That way you won't have a weird looking tan or sunburn, and you can still wear tank tops the day after the trip to the beach. This is imporant to remember since you have a friend who is moving to Venice Beach this summer and you will be visiting her often.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Yay for Yoga!

I went this morning with Marie, and man it was rough but I stuck it out and only went to the airconditioned bathroom 3 times! :) I want to continue to go while I'm up North. Does anyone want to go with me?

Seattle - Fremont


Friday, May 26, 2006

Dinner Party!

Tomorrow night. Kimby, Ben, Mary, Elizabeth, and of course, Matt and I will be attending. On the menu:

Appetizer - goat cheese and melba toasts, and whatever Elizabeth decides to bring
Main course - vegetarian cabbage rolls and whatever salad Mary brings
Dessert - rice pudding and sparkling raspberry wine

I am SO excited to do this. I haven't hosted a dinner party in so long, and Matt is looking forward to it too, as Ben and Kimby to go AFI so they'll have all kinds of stuff to talk about. Mary is Ben's wife, and Elizabeth is a very talented actress. I love bringing people together with food and wine. Speaking of wine, Kimby and Mary are both bringing a bottle of wine. Each. The wine will be flowing quite freely. Did I happen to show you our current collection? It's still not full enough. There's empty slots!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My new summer love...

The new Banana Coconut frappuccino at Starbucks. I really need to be careful this summer as I'm trying to lose more weight. And this will not be helpful. Darn you, Starbucks!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Urban hike

Today I spent with Mary, wife of Ben who is another screenwriting fellow at AFI. We had the best time! She is going to Dallas next week to celebrate her nieces quincenera (which is the equivalent of sweet 16) and had to buy a cake topper, a crown, and a few decorations. All of this, of course, needed to be able to fit in her carry-on luggage. What do you know, we found it all in once place! She speaks Spanish, so that was a huge help, especially considering we were in the Latino part of downtown L.A. (3rd and Broadway, in case you are curious). We had lunch, walked all over, and then since we had taken the subway to downtown, we took the bus back to her place, saw her Korea-town apartment, then she drove me back to my place and we chatted for another 1/2 hour or so before she left.

She is an absolute blast. And so sweet, so fun! It is wonderful to have a girlfriend who completely understands what it's like to have a husband in graduate school, in the same program (thank god), and we not only have a lot in common, our husbands have similar interests too. Mary and I will be hanging out again on Sunday when we head to Venice Beach. She and Ben are moving there in July to an apartment one block from the beach. Screw the pools. We'll be visiting them a lot this summer! :)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Nothing Better

There is nothing better than it raining outside, a cup of earl gray tea with cream and sugar, the Gladiator soundtrack playing, working from home, and having a purring kitty on your lap...all at the same time.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Have I told you lately... much I love Trader Joe's?

Parties - #2

Last night. Oy.

We got to the party abou 8:30 but things didn't start hopping until about 10. The band was great - totally dressed the part. The lead guitarist was dressed more like a pirate than an 80's rocker! Lots of people, lots of flowing alchohol, and I smelled some green stuff. Apparently there was also puking, but I was lucky enough to only hear about it in passing.

The best part of the night was when we were getting ready to go. We were out in the yard and noticed that everyone was moving into the house to get ready to leave as well. We were wrong. There was a revival going on, and when I say revival, the entire living room was pretty much wall-to-wall dancing! I think we stayed another hour. It was wonderfully wild. Reminded me of college.

But I'm not in college anymore and I'm feeling it today. Lots of water and a nap will be involved in today's activites. :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Parties - #1

Last night Matt and I went to the AFI wrap party. Lots of alchohol, karaoke, and interesting people. I chatted for sometime with Mary, who is wife of Ben, and she and I have decided to seriously start a spousal/signifcant other support group for those who are involved with AFI fellows. We are going downtown on Tuesday to do some shopping, and will discuss said group over a beer. :) Mary is fun and lively and I am glad to have her as a friend. This summer we'll be doing some hiking in the "mountains" around here.

Also talked to Hunter, an editing student who worked on one of Matt's projects. Talked to Amin, Jenn, Steve, Curt, and some other people. These people really know how to party! All in all had a great time and would do it again. And here's a new thought: I was the sober one by the time it was ready to go home. Matt deserved a night with his buddies and some beer. He deserves to let loose!

Tonight is another party with people I know better than just "what's your name again?" Celena moved into a house so we'll be heading over there around 9. Live band. Kegger. Mixed drinks. Lots and lots of people!

Today we find out if Matt and Nathan's rewritten thesis script get green-lit (approved) to go forward. Think happy thoughts!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Take the quiz:
What Kind of Pirate are Ye? (*Pix*)

The Clever Pirate
Enod Ylecin! You catch on to situations quickly! If you smell trouble you immediatley put your brain to use and figure a way out...whether your in the middle of a thunderstorm or left the scraps at dinner time. You will go far in life because you see it for its possibilities. People admire your advice and trust in your instinct...believe in yourself enough and you can take over the world!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Homecoming and perfect jeans

I am coming home for 2 weeks next month! :) I'm so so excited for fresh air and warm weather. It's so hot here and muggy, and it's only May. Ugh. I will be staying primarily with my folks in Seattle doing some work for my dad and helping take care of mom and spending time with Katie. I will also get the chance to spend some time with my awesome in-laws (and when I say awesome, that only begins to describe how wonderful they are!). I also get to celebrate Paige's birthday and see her on stage! I also get to see many friends in a wonderful play! Many of these friends are also in Matt's latest film that will be premiering at GenCon this summer.

Also, some exciting news. There may be a small chance that I will have some permanent work here in L.A. next month after my Seattle trip. One of the receptionists at the post-production facitility may be leaving and I may take her shift since the other receptionist really likes me (it's a two person job). I'm hopeful something will come of it as I am getting rather bored being at home all the time. I could go out, but then I'd spend money and we can't afford that. :( Oh well.

But speaking of spending money, we finally went to Macy's yesterday to spend our lovely Christmas gift certificates! Matt got some new shirts and a new wallet. I splurged on faboo jeans. And when I mean faboo, I mean fabulousness. They are stretch jeans, but because they stretch a full size, you have to get a size lower. So when the saleslady told me this, I kind of panicked. I mean, I have just gotten to the point where I have been able to fit into a 10 wihout the lovehandle phenomenon happening, and then she tells me I have to try on an 8? I laughed, but she said "trust me".

Oh. My. God.

These are the most perfect jeans ever.

I can't remember the last time I bought and could wear, comfortably, jeans in a single digit. It's to the point where I'm ready to buy another pair before they replace it with something that won't fit me.

DKNY is my friend.

Friday, May 12, 2006


It's amazing to me that people can be so "important" when they walk through the front door. Last week I was working at the post-production facitlity and I must have had a dozen or so people walk through the door on their cell phones...well, not really. They had those funny ear mikes in, or the robot-type things hooked onto their ears. Anyway, they are telling me they are here to see a very important person because they themselves are very important. Whatever. And they do this without knowing where they are going, who they are hear to see, and still talking on the phone while receiving their visitors badge and signing in.

I tell you, the more I see of the industry, the more that I personally don't want to be involved. I'll let my husband do it instead. I'll get in the back way when Matt makes it big. Or sorta big. All in all it doesn't matter how much he makes just so long as I get a house. Eventually. Without bugs. And a wine cellar. And a yard. On the water.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


When we announced that we were moving to L.A., people groaned and said "Oh, you poor things. You'll have to deal with traffic." Well, here's my take on it. I think Seattle/Tacoma traffic is much worse. You only have 4 freeways in the entire Seattle area! 2 that go North/South and 2 that go East/West. You get stuck in traffic. Literally. There are no alternative routes.

Here people know how to drive in traffic. Even when it's very very slow, it's moving. And I will tell you why CA drivers are so agressive. There are a lot of us on the road. And if you're not agressive, you will not get anywhere. Of course, some are more agressive than others, specifically the idiots racing in rush-hour traffic. But I'll let them get in the accidents while I safely and agressively get to my destination. :)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

International Movie Weekend

Friday night I saw Water with Kari and Amanda. A sad and yet very inspiring and hopeful film about a young girl who is married at 8 years old and her husband dies shortly after. She is banished to a widow's group home where she gets her head shaved and changes the lives of the other widows. I wasn't quite sure how the movie was but I dreamed about it that night and was still thinking about it yesterday. I would highly reccomend that you see it and then let me know what you think. :)

This morning I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep so I watched a selection from my netflix DVD collection. The Girl From Paris (Paige, you HAVE TO see this movie if you haven't already) is about a, well, girl from Paris who is sick of city life and goes to work on a farm. I wasn't expecting some of the brutal stuff, like shooting a pig in the head and cows getting their heads chopped off (just a warning in case you're sensitive like me), but all in all a lovely quaint story. Good for when you're feeling ill and have a nice warm cup of tea and a purring cat at your side.

Sick Sick Sick

Thanks to someone in class (also named Matt) who decided to share his lovely cold with all of us, I can share in the pleasure of a sore throat, coughing, sinus pressure, and a lovely runny nose. Combine that with a fever which equals Camille being a delight to be around. :P

Matt has finished his screenplays! Woot! He's also applied for some lovely scholarships and a teaching assistantships which will hopefully come through. One would be nice. I'm not asking for much, just some financial help.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Busy Bee

I've been temping the past few days at a post-production studio eerily close to "the temple of doom". Took me about 10 minutes to get there and home each way. Didn't mind at all - certainly beats the times they send me to Century City. It's only 10 miles away but takes me at least an hour to get there, and that's without traffic. :P Anyway, I met some great people, made a few friends, and don't miss being there 9-7. Luckily there was another receptionist at the same desk. When you sit with someone for 8 hours a day, you get to know them very quickly.

Acting class was hard last night. I'll be honest, it was rough. I didn't do poory, but I sure threw myself a pity party, feeling like I was the worst actress in the world. Jon, another actor in class and a good friend, took me for a walk and talked me through all my woes and then checked in on me this afternoon. Since the temp job let me go early today, we met for coffee at the Bourgeois Pig coffee shop just down the street and had a lovely chat with a mixed berry smoothie. Good times, good drink, and good conversation in the lovely L.A. sunshine. How could it get any better?

I have to go. P.J. is meowing at me to play. Priorities. :)