Monday, June 23, 2014

Sloppy Saturdays turn into Sorry Sundays.

Hoo boy, do they ever.

I hit up the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this past Saturday.  I've never been to Coney Island and I don't like parades.  Unless I'm watching them on TV with a strong drink in hand.

But I was promised that there are lots of boobs to gawk at so I packed up my ear plugs (for the screaming children) and my pepperspray (for the screaming children) and off I went.

The day was beyond gorgeous.  Sunny, no humidity and a breeze coming off the water.

When I got there, I realized that I've never actually touched the Atlantic ocean before.  I've seen it, of course.. I've stayed in Ft Lauderdale and Miami.. But I never touched it.  So that was the first thing I did.

Then I said, OK, that's enough.  Where's the bar in this place, anyway?

Taking in some of the Coney Island sights while trying to find a bar that wasn't packed.  Apparently, I wasn't the only one there that was just interested in boobs and booze.  Fuck the floats.

If this face doesn't scream "Trust me with your children!" I don't know what does.

Reason #1 of why I don't like parades.. People.  People everywhere

My friend and I made our way over to Tom's Coney Island where I made my first mistake.

Jolly Rancher with vodka gummy bears.  Omnomnom slurp.

Free vodka bears.  Mistake number 2.

A few jolly ranchers later and I was feeling no pain.  Or my face.

I can honestly say that I didn't see a single parade float.  Frankly, it was kinda hard to from the bar.  I did see quite a few interesting people though.


My favorite boobs mermaid.

All in all, I give it two very erect nipples.  A fun time was had by all.  Especially me.  Next year I plan on having my nipples out too.  Anyone care to join?


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In review.. Godzilla!

I will try to avoid major spoilers.

So.. big monsters that wreck shit and crush cities?  Sign me up.  I love that shit.

I was one of the 6 people that thought Pacific Rim was awesome.

And only slightly in part because of Charlie Hunnam.

Yes, Charlie.  Yes I do.

So, I had to see Godzilla, of course.  I don't even remember the Matthew Broderick version.  Other than I don't think we were supposed to root for Godzilla.

Whatever.  I love him.

Anyway, in this version we are given a chance to (appropriately) back Godzilla and his rampage through some 20 different cities.  

OK, it was like, 5.  Still.

The new and improved version opens with some idiots accidentally awakening some big prehistoric monster who isn't Godzilla which then awakens Godzilla who has come back to restore the natural balance by kicking Not Godzilla's ass back to the stone age.

The CGI was fantastic, Godzilla looked badass and cute at the same time.

I mean, just look at him.

Now, for the stuff I didn't like.

I couldn't bring myself to care for any of the main characters (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), except Bryan Cranston.  It's not that they were bad actors or anything, their acting was good, I just didn't like them.  They lacked star power or something.. they just failed to pull me in to their stories.  Taylor-Johnson and Olsen did have good chemistry between them though.

Also, there were almost no women in the cast except for one female scientist and the main character's wife.  Couldn't they have thrown in a woman or two in the military?  There was a lot of military but I didn't see a single female with a gun.  Hmph.

My biggest complaint though was the destruction and fighting scenes.

Now, when I go see a monster movie, I wanna watch some wreckage and buildings getting thrown around and people stomped on.. all before leading up to the BIG END FIGHT.

Godzilla definitely fell short on this aspect.  The monsters clash from about an hour in and they take the fight all around the country (oddly though, not in NYC, a favorite city for movie demolishing).

Except we didn't see any of it.  Until the big fight at the end, the only destruction and fights between the monsters are played out on news reports behind the characters or through a closing door or blurry goggles.  

We do see the aftermath in the cities, but that was about it.

The big fight at the end was good though.  And I liked how it ended (it couldn't have ended any other way, I think).

IMDB gives the movie a 7.4/10 rating and I agree.  A solid 7.

So, there ya have it.  Go see it and root for Godzilla.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

30 + 1

So, I haven't much to say.. Other than an update on my Project 365.

 I have 2 pics so far.  Two very lovely pics. 

Or, at least, I think so.

I drank the wine.. skipped the chips.  Dammit.
Project 365 #1

Beautiful gift from my popsy.  LOVE it.
Project 365 #2

Friday, May 16, 2014

But I don't wanna grow up..

Welp, here it is.. The official last day of my 20s.

What I'm doing tonight

Where the fuck did all the years go?  

Granted, I probably don't remember about 2 of them (fucking booze) but that still leaves 8 years that just *poof* disappeared.

Isn't there some kind of deal that I can make with the devil to go back to being 21 or something?

There sure are a few things that I'd like a redo on.  Though, luckily not that many.

I guess, all in all.. My 20s weren't so bad.  A few ups and downs like anybody, and the last 2ish years or so were a bit bumpy.  But I think, overall, they were pretty good.

And.. I am determined to make my 30s the absolute best years.

Well, until my 40s.  But one decade at a time, hm?

Here's what I've done so far, and what I'm planning to do to

As you know, I'm working on losing my winter weight.  Dropped almost 10 pounds so far!  Really miss a lot of things.. Fries.. booze.. ice cream.. butter.. But, I do feel great, so.. I'm sticking with it.

I also was reading about Project 365, where you take 1 photo a day for an entire year.  I really like this idea.  And hell, with camera phones it's certainly easy enough.  So, starting tomorrow, for 1 year I am going to take 1 picture a day and document my entire 30th year.

We'll see how it goes.

Also, I'm going to get my acting site up and running and start mailings to local managers and agencies.  That's my goal for this month.

Huh.. writing this out, I realized I've kinda naturally set timely goals.

Year: Picture a day
Month: Mailings
Day: Stick to the diet.

Hm.. now I need a goal for the week to round it out.  

I'll get back to you on that.

Other than that, I don't really have much planned for the actual birthday.  Some drinks with fam tomorrow night and then I'm going to hit the Brooklyn fair next week.  What better way to celebrate turning 30 than by acting like a kid?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dipping my toes back into the dating sludge.

So, I mentioned a few days ago that I hadn't been interested in dating lately.  Which is true.  But unless I want to end up a crazy(er) dog lady then I need to get back out there.

So, I bit the bullet and joined another site.  

Yes, another.  I'm keeping the POF and OkC profiles up for the laughs (and the blog hits) and maybe for the off chance that one of the 3 sane guys in NYC happens to message me.


Anyway, I figured since the sites I'm on now aren't working, it's time to shake it up a bit.

I joined Millionaire Match.  

Actually, my aunt had a lot of luck on it and mentioned it to me years ago but I was all "Yeah, OK.  Someday."  Well, someday has arrived.

I've been on it about a week now and have some promising leads.  I'm not sure if this is New Profile Luck or it's a slightly classier breed of men.  Which, lets be honest.. that's not terribly hard to do.  I mean, let's face it.. In today's dating world a typical convo after the first date goes like this:

Dating Douche: "Hey!  I had such a great time with you tonight, I really hope we can do it again!"
Dating Dummy (me): "Thank you so much!  I really had a great time too!"
Dating Douche: "Good. :)  Hey, here's a picture of my penis.  So, are you doing anything next Friday?"
Dating Dummy: "..."

And then I have to go through the hassle of blocking yet another number.  I've had to block so many numbers that the NSA probably thinks I'm on the run from the mob or Nicolas Cage or something.  It's really very inconvenient.

What I like so far is that the men tend to be a little older (and y'all know I love me an older man) and much, much more polite.  I haven't once gotten a "Fine, fuck you, ugly bitch," reply to my "Sorry, I'm not interested, best of luck!" messages.  So that right there is a plus.

Not only that, but the messages themselves are monitored.  Any vulgar or sexual language gets you immediately banned.  And my fellow online dating ladies know how nice that must be, amirite?

So, we'll see how it goes and I'll be sure to report back on here.  Otherwise, what fun would that be?

In other news, I'm still on my No Fats, No Sugar, No Fun Alcohol diet and things are going really, really well.  I was eating healthier for a couple weeks beforehand, so the diet wasn't THAT huge of a change.  And I've been adhering strictly to proper portion sizes.  It's crazy how much of a difference that makes.  I'm down 6 pounds this week alone.

Fucking-A.  It feels good.  Plus, my energy is up and I've had a lot less mood swings.  

This is good for everyone involved.  Trust me.  Heh.

Alright, loves.  Chat soon, I'm sure.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Is this thing on? :tap tap:

Hi y'all.  It's been awhile.  Too long, really.

Honestly, I don't really have any good excuses for why I stopped blogging for so long.  Mostly, I just didn't have anything to write.

I was kinda taking a break from dating.. No one was peaking my interest, you know?  And besides that, not much else was happening.  

When I left off, I was just starting rehearsals to the play.  They lasted a few weeks and were a lot of fun.  Just really a great cast.  The play itself (a sketch comedy, I had 5 sketches) was very, very funny.  Went off (mostly) without a hitch.  

OK, I forgot 1 line on the first night and improvised to the next part where we picked it back up.  Still got a lot of laughs and a standing ovation at the end of the night.  Next night, same sketch and the other actress (who had to fill in for someone else) skipped a line but it went unnoticed.  The 4 other sketches that I did went perfectly.

The play didn't get picked up, so that was a bummer.  But it was worth it to meet everyone.  We all had a great time. 

I mean, really, other than that.. There just hasn't been much going on.  I've been doing the usual stuff.  Auditions, hanging with my roomie Jess, going out, movies, movie nights in, wine nights, Rebel Bingo, shows, etc.  

Huh.  OK, that sounds like a lot more than I remember.  But I swear, it's not been anything super fun.  Just regular stuff.  And honestly, it just didn't seem worth writing about.

BUT.  But now, I'm going to be 30 in 10ish days (holy shit) and I decided it's time to get back to it.  Maybe it's my 30th Year Resolutions.  

Or something.

On that note, I've gotten back into eating healthy the past 3 weeks and started an actual diet about a week ago.  Lots of veggies, lean meats, nothing but water, no sugars, no unhealthy fats, no alcohol, no fun.

It fucking sucks donkey dick but I feel great.  And I'm losing my winter weight.  Which, considering it's May, is about time.

So, that's pretty much it.  That and I'm really, REALLY going to try to keep blogging.  

Just don't hate me if I miss a few days, 'kay?


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Now where am I going to find the time to do nothing?

So, I haven't posted in a couple weeks because I've been surprisingly busy.  

Which is really cutting into my Lay Around and Do Nothing plan.

About 2 weeks ago I finally got my headshots redone.  I eventually settled on these..

The top two being used for internet submissions along with the bottom two.  The bottom two will be printed as well.

So far, they seem to be working.  I've gotten 3 auditions.  Had to pass on one because of travel time.  It would have been 9 hours on a bus, not counting the actual audition.. basically, my pups would have been stuck at home for 11ish hours.  That and if I had gotten it, travel and lodging would not be reimbursed.  

Then I ended up passing on another after the writer made some changes to the part that would have required nudity.

I'm not so down with the nudity part.  At least not for free, anyway.

Anyway, third audition I DID make it to.  I had actually thought that it only had gone so-so but..

I just heard back yesterday that I got the part!  So, that was pretty badass.  And also a good pick-me-up due to the fact that two hours earlier I ran into my ex for the first time in over a year.

While I was wearing a turkey on my head.

No, seriously.

Expression not included.

This was taken after in the bar, of course.  Because I need some alcohol.  

By some, I mean lots.

And that's my life lately.

Oh!  And rehearsals start tomorrow which I am beyond excited about.  I'll keep y'all updated on how it goes and the part and everything.