Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 16

I picked up my new retainer this morning! I wore it during my horrible drive back in to work (over an hour, how do people do this every day?!) and practiced talking with it in. I still can't believe how cool my retainer is, it's blue with leopard print on it. I know, classy.

And today is the launch of Ep.3 of Vampire Zombie Werewolf! Whew! I'm a little giddy today with all the new things.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 15

I seem to have nothing nice to say today. I've had to work hard all day at not biting people's heads off and I seem to have no patience.

Oh wait, I just checked the calendar and I'm due for my "Aunt Flo" to visit.
Lame. Why, after how many damn years of this do I still constantly get surprised when this happens? I think it's because I hate it so much I just push it out of my head as much as possible.

I want nothing more than to hang out on the couch with The Boyfriend and watch bad movies, but he's too busy tonight getting the new episode of Vampire Zombie Werewolf ready for launch.

So, with that, I'm going to hang out on the couch myself in an attempt to keep him company, but really I'm just going to fall asleep.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14

Today has been lazy. Our shoot went late last night, so today has been mostly about catching up on sleep and getting a few things done. I'm posting a photo from the shoot, I spent most of the night sitting on the couch being Script Supervisor, so that was my view mostly.
Now off to bed! Gotta do 3 miles tomorrow and then pick up my new retainer before heading to work.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 13

Woohoo! 4.5 mile run finished and I did it in just under an hour! 59 minutes 20 seconds.

We just got back from haircuts and now The Boyfriend is off to a Writer's Group. I've got a few hours to kill, so I'm sending this quickly and then taking a quick nap before I need to get read for the shoot tonight. Luckily I'm just producing, no hair or makeup for me! Wow, "just producing", I don't get to do that much. Not that I'm complaining, I'd rather be acting.

Okay, off to zone out on the couch.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 12

This week has been lousy with allergy attacks. I can't believe how tough this week has been.

I went to an appointment with my doctor and basically there's nothing else to do. Well, there's things to do, but not things I'm willing to do like stop running outside. I don't belong to a gym for a reason, I hate them and can't afford one I think I would like. Plus I quite enjoy my time outside running in the morning, it's so peaceful. I won't give that up just to maybe have less allergy issues.

So what now? I may try going back to acupuncture. I haven't been in awhile and I did feel better when I was going. Or I'm going to try and stop taking allergy medicine, I've been on them for so long it's always a possibility they just don't work for me anymore.

Tomorrow is my bid run - 4.5 miles. I'm so excited to actually get to do it. Haircuts after that and then another shoot for Vampire Zombie Werewolf. Luckily Sunday has us with no plans, so I can recover from a late night shooting on Saturday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 11

Veteran's Day -

I think of my Father today, a man who served in Vietnam, much to the dismay of his Mother. My Father was the last living son in his family, so he could have easily not gone to Vietnam with that excuse. But he did it, because serving was the right thing to do. I'm so proud of my Father, the camera he bought in Vietnam is one of my most prized possessions, it reminds me of my Father and doing the right thing.


So our interview got cancelled last night. Not a big deal, we will reschedule. The only bad thing was that The Boyfriend had made cookies, which means we still have cookies laying around the house. Cookie are not good, especially Vanilla Butter Cookies since they aren't heavy so you can eat a bunch of them without realizing.

I had the realization the other day that we've really gotten into the habit of not keeping cookies or sweats around the house. If we want cookies, we bake them. I never even have the thought of buying them at the store anymore.

It's amazing to me that something we did to save money and eat healthier so easily became ingrained in our lives without much hassle. I wish other things were this easy to become habits, like not eating candy or running every single day. Maybe I just need to put more time into these things. It's so easy to not buy cookies since I can make them at home if I want. It's harder not to buy candy since I can't make that at home.

I'm thinking it's time for another sugar detox.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 10

Today is going to be pretty exciting. "Indie Intertube" will be reviewing the new Vampire Zombie Werewolf episode (woot!) and we're getting interviewed for the podcast "In The Corner" with our friend Eddie.

It's funny, I have a lot of new friends that I've met on Twitter, so I tend to forget their actual names and call them by their twitter handles (as they do to me). It such a new thing to me and it makes me laugh every time. In college, when I graduated and got ready to move away, I realized that I didn't know the last names of several of my close friends. How weird is that, I hung out with these people all the time and I had no idea what their last names were.

We're closing in on Thanksgiving and I don't think I'm going to hit my weight loss goal. I'm not too upset about this, life has been busy and I'm trying to keep up on my running and mostly eating well, so I'm not going to get down on myself. I just know I'll need to redouble my efforts upon my return.

This weekend I will run 4.5 miles, which will technically be the furthest I have run (the longest before being 4.4 miles). I can't believe how good this running program has been. I definitely will recommend this to my friends who've progressed past the Couch to 5k program!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Day 9

Vampire Zombie Werewolf Episode 2 launch day! Wow, these launch days are stressful, just in terms of getting things on the site and getting the word out to watch the episode. Again today I was struck at how lucky I am to have made friends in the webseries community. We have so many people enjoying the show and helping us get the word out, I sometimes get a little teary at how awesome that is.

So check it out!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Day 8

I'm sitting here watching The Boyfriend put the finishing touches on the next episode of Vampire Zombie Werewolf, trying not to fall asleep. Man, time change every year screws me up. That plus the fact that I haven't run in 8 days makes me feel very, very sleepy. I did go for an hour long walk at lunch, so I have had some exercise today at least!

I feel bad snoozing though, since The Boyfriend is working so hard on getting everything done, so I'm writing this post to try and stay awake which I'm sure is making for fascinating writing.

Usually on such a cold night like this, The Boyfriend and I would make some sort of dessert, but we're trying to eat healthier, so that's not happening right now, which means I have to find other ways of entertaining myself at night. Tonight that meant cleaning the bathroom and whitening my teeth. Exciting!

I'm also trying to get everything ready for our shoot this weekend. Man, I'm looking forward to traveling home to Washington state at Thanksgiving. Not that I want to deal with the cold weather, but it will be nice to be forced to relax and not have a bunch of plans. I want to take a nap every day, that sounds heavenly.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Day 7

Wow, am I tired. I'm sitting on the couch, writing on my laptop while The Boyfriend works on getting the new episode of Vampire Zombie Werewolf ready to be launched on Tuesday.

Today we shot a Thanksgiving short. I can't say anything else, other then I worked with raw liver all day and it was SO GROSS! I still smell it every once in awhile and I've showered and changed clothes.

I forget how hard shoot days can be, even a smooth sailing one like today. Also, stupid Daylight Saving Time happened last night and that always throws me for a loop for about a week.

Tomorrow I'm starting my training last 10k training week over again, so I'll be running 3 miles. Here's to getting back into the swing of running! Hopefully I can get out of bed to do it!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Day 6

Oh wow, today was pretty wonderful. Amongst getting things ready for a Vampire Zombie Werewolf shoot we have tomorrow, The Boyfriend and I managed a quick get-away to the Huntington Gardens. I purchased a membership through Groupon a few months back and we had to go and use it or we were out the money we'd already spent.

I've never been a member of a museum or anything like this before, I feel like such a grownup. Also, I managed to purchase a pretty fantastic hat from the gift shop (side note, I REALLY love gift shops, I'm such a sucker) and we purchased 2 fantastic calendars for 2011.

I'm just going to upload my blackberry photos and let them show you how gorgeous today was. We finally got to see the new Chinese Garden, which was gorgeous.

Sometimes, it's pretty fantastic to live in LA and have things like this close by. And now we can go whenever we want! Hooray!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Day 5

I have the opening song from "The Nutcracker" stuck in my head. Very random..

Makes me think of ballet classes, which I have not taken in a couple of decades. I miss them. Someday, I will have to take them again. Also, Tai Kwon Do. I want to break boards with my feet. That sounds like fun.

Today has been a ball of stress, trying to get ready for a shoot this Sunday. Trying to secure a location. Trying not to lose my temper when someone doesn't help out as much as I'd like. But I think it's all come together. We seem to always prevail.

I went to lunch with my friend Vicki, she's always so good at letting me vent about filming stresses. Some days, I realize just how lucky I am in the friend department and I get a little teary. I know some really amazing people.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Day 4

Okay, the heat has GOT to stop. I wanted to get up and run this morning, but it was already over 70 degrees and it wasn't even 6 am yet! ARGH!

Not running makes me feel to sleepy, the heat makes me sleepy and angry. It's really sad when I look forward to being at work since it's so heavily air conditioned here. Man, I just can't get these last few weeks of my 10k training to go. I have done the same week twice and I'll need to do it again since I've only run once this week. Man, just when I get a routine going, something comes up and it all goes to hell.

The next few months are going to be busy, I've got to figure out how to balance this.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Day 3

It's Wednesday! And freaking HOT in LA. If one more friend on Facebook tells me to appreciate the weather since it's cold where they are I might explode! Cause guess what? You don't have to live where it's cold! Just like I don't have to live where it's hot! Life is funny that way! Sorry, the heat makes me angry.

I spent this morning at the Orthodontist, getting a consultation. It's very weird being back there as an adult, knowing I have to pay for this myself, knowing I will be responsible for wearing the retainer enough to make sure it works since it's my money going towards it.

I had braces in high school and like most adults, I didn't wear my retainer enough. So now I have a tooth that's moved and looks terrible. On top of that, I have started grinding my teeth again (I do it when I'm stressed). Since I've been waking up with my jaw and teeth hurting, I figured it was time to look up the Orthodontist my dentist recommended and get started. I also have a tooth that's dead in the front and I'll eventually need to put a veneer on that. Being an adult is hard. I hate having to deal with this stuff. I'm very lucky that I'm rarely sick or have serious dental problems.

So I was very pleased with my Orthondontist, Dr. Oh. He was so nice and sincere, willing to talk through my options, not giving me the hard-sell on anything. It's going to be weird to have a retainer to wear again, but anything to not wake up with jaw pain. And, you get to pick out colors and patterns now for your retainer, I will be the proud owner of a blue, zebra striped retainer on November 15th. Hell! yes!

The only downside to my Ortho is that they are in Agoura Hills, which is way far away for me. Driving there is fine, driving back to work was AWFUL. I don't know how people make commutes like that every day, I was a wreck when I got to work.  I'm so lucky that I only drive 3 miles to work so I am unfamiliar on how to deal with commutes. I think I would end up drinking heavily if I had to deal with that every day.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 2

And with 1 friends announcement, I am yet again plunged into a myriad of life decision doubts. I wish having kids was an easy decision for me. It seems like it is to almost everyone else in the world.

I get so weirded out by friends having these huge life changing things happen as it makes me worry that I'm making all the wrong choices, even though I know with every fiber of my being that my choices are right for me, I still wonder. Still worry that someday I'll look back with regret.

Today I hate being a grownup. Today I hate making decisions.

I blame not running. It always makes me feel better.

You know what, I'll post my new show. This was most definitely a good decision.

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaBloPoMo Day 1

It's November again, which mean the only month of the year I actually post anything. How fun!

I'm in the middle-end of training for a 10k. I have no actual 10k to run at the end of this training, I just needed something structured, something to make me push harder at running. I love it, it's been exactly what I needed.

But, we're getting closer to the end and now I'm really putting in some distance. Last weeks training was all screwed up, so I'm doing it over, which means today I ran 3 miles, which I did in just over 40 minutes. Not the greatest time, but I'm doing it and that's what matters.

Last week I launched a new webseries which I am fiercely proud of. It was a pretty crazy week, we opened to tons of great comments and congratulations. Launching LFTI was nothing like this. This has been fantastic. What a fabulous community has appeared in the webseries world. I'm so lucky at the fantastic people I've met, people who are also making independent web projects, people who understand the trials and tribulations that come with this territory.

I'm a lucky girl.