INTERESTING WOMEN

January 20, 2010

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes. I was at a friend’s home, for a party, and we were enjoying our various meals together. Ryan was watching the live updates from the Golden Globes’ website on his iPhone and would periodically call out a new winner. We all groaned when Avatar won and cheered when Christoph Waltz won.

So today, after reading Janet’s fun Golden Globes recap, I went hunting acceptance speech videos, as per Janet’s recommendations. The one that stood out to me was Meryl Streep’s heartfelt rant. Watch it here!. Oh to have such a simple life!

Then, Darren linked to someone that I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about until now – the mini-Regina Spektor, Nataly Dawn. I guess I’ve been living under a rock, because this girl has more than 17,000 YouTube subscribers! She’s apparently 50% of Pomplamoose, another YouTube cover band. They have a few more subscribers at 70,000 plus. This cover of Beyonce’s popular song was my first taste:


Both Meryl and Nataly seem to be doing what they love and creating art with which people connect. Meryl’s had many years to engage in a rewarding and generous career and seems to recognize that she’s unique in having that privilege. Nataly, new on the scene, seems to create for the love of creating. Her craft is fresh and new and she, though she can be compared to a popular female vocalist, has unique qualities. Something about Meryl’s performances always strike me as fearless. She’s willing to dig deep, go farther, do what’s necessary (while maintaining her own personal integrity). Nataly’s path also seems to be a fearless one. She’s put herself at the mercy of YouTube. And submits her gentle face to its whim.

These two women, both very different artists, inspire me today.

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COFFEE SHOP GIRLS

January 15, 2010

Ryan always imagined himself with a coffee shop girl.

But when he married a former McDonald’s employee (that’s right – I worked drive-thru!), he thought he’d have to give up that dream.  However, once I got my green card, I needed a quick job before I began the Act One Executive Program.  So like a good little Hollywood-hyphenate, I got a job at a coffee shop.  One of the best coffee shops!  And I learned all I could from them.  Once I was done learning, I was also done working for them.  And I quit (gasp!).  Shortly after that I got a job at a small production company as an exective assistant to the producers and business manager.  I’m all about quintessential hollywood jobs, eh?

Anyway, coffee shop girls.  There’s something about them. What is it?  

Duncan Christopher has an idea.

I even have a cute little green t-shirt that we bought on our honeymoon.  It says “Love Street Coffee Shop” on it.  I know for a fact that Ryan gets romantical thoughts in his head when I wear it.  He can’t help it!


CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

December 17, 2009

Who doesn’t love watching Christmas specials on TV at Christmas time!?  You?  You don’t? You can go sit over in the corner.  The rest of us are going to watch some nostalgia.

Make some steaming hot chocolate, grab a plate of warm Christmas cookies, gather the whole family around the laptop, and enjoy:

Good night and good Christmas!

P.S. I can’t find Rudolph the Red–Nosed Reindeer, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Year Without Christmas.  If anybody knows where they’re hiding, please let me know.  Thanks!  We *could* buy them I suppose.  The old-fashioned way – on DVD!


DUNCAN CHRISTOPHER GETS SERIOUS

November 25, 2009

Check out this video from the cutting room floor of the film that Ryan and I (and some other really cool people) have been working on for the last two years.

The website for the film is here.

To become a facebook fan, click here!

To follow the film on Twitter, click here!


PRIMAL BLUEPRINT RECIPE: HOMEMADE NUTELLA

August 27, 2009

As you know, I’m participating in the Primal Health Challenge hosted by Mark Sisson and his Worker Bees over at Mark’s Daily Apple.  The challenge has daily contests from big prizes to little ones.  One of his contests is the Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest.

So I made a recipe video for my homemade nutella.

The winner of the contest will receive:

1 Excalibur Food Dehydrator
1 pair of Vibram Fivefingers
12 canisters of Damage Control Master Formula
1 bottle of Vital Omegas
1 canister of Responsibly Slim
1 “Grok On!” T-Shirt (your choice of size and color)
1 copy of The Primal Blueprint (Mark’s book)

I don’t think I have a great chance of winning (there are already tons of great videos submitted), but I had fun making the video and it’s fun to share recipes with people in such a unique way! But I really want that food dehydrator. And a pair of VFFs for my husband.


An Infrequent Contribution

August 7, 2009

Who says I can’t make a comeback on the ol’ blogsky once in a while, eh?

Gillian found this video this morning and I thought it was pretty high on the “zero to awesome” scale, so here it is – you should watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQkMAPVoIo

Peace out homeezz.


SPEAKING OF CANADIANS

January 27, 2009

Here’s a video of a high speed police car chase that I got from Richie Book!

High Speed Police Car Chase