Thursday, February 24, 2005

i should really post something but i have nothing i feel like writing about

rehearsals have been going well and our first show is on tuesday.

who knows if i'll have access to the 'internets' while on the road, so it may be a while before i'm abe to post and even more sadly, surf the blogosphere.

it's butt freaking cold out today and we're expecting a big snow storm in about 2.5 seconds.

i get to do a bit of stage kissing in the show and i've been crunching on altoids like crazy. it's one thing to subject kpr to my sometimes stanky breath, but really, it's embarrassing to have to make anyone else experience it. oh, and i've been sweating a lot recently? i'm not usually a sweater, but for some reason all of the sudden, i sweat like mad. i use deodorant but not anti-perspirant, because i think anti-perspirant is, well, a little wierd, but maybe i will switch and start using in on my palms too... i feel like i've been ovulating for the last two weeks, ever since i read about natural birth control in my ob/gyn's office. whenever i feel a strange twinge, or feel a little dizzy i think, 'hey, maybe i'm ovulating.'

we're watching a kung fu movie about kung fu soccer and i can't decide if it is brilliantly funny or horribly annoying.

oohh it just started snowing!

Saturday, February 19, 2005


we're watching lord of the flies on tv right now and getting ready to meet kpr's brother and his wife for a late dinner. we have reservations at the very chic nobu next door. you might have heard of this place as it is the place to get sushi in manhattan- bennifer 1 used to go there all the time.

oh god listen to me, i just referenced bennifer, ugghhh, i am sooo not cool.

Friday, February 18, 2005


i went in early to rehearal last night to talk to my director and he was totally cool with everything! i was so relieved, because i was stressing out about everything all day, but he was like "divinemissk i really want to work with you and we'll work this out." so we're going to have our final dress rehearsal the day before and we'll have our new york performance later during the tour, which is probably better because we want to have a more polished production for our friends and possible industry.

woohoo! it's all going to work out! i'm sooooo glad!

kpr is still sick and we're both home today watching 'pieces of april.' champ has somehow weaseled his way onto my lap, when he knows he is most definitely not allowed on the couch or the chairs.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

everyone wants a piece of the divinemissk

so, i haven't really worked in a while. i haven't been auditioning or submitting, i've been on a self imposed break, ya know, enjoying time at home, making a little money, traveling a bit and secretly dreading getting myself back out there. so i haven't worked as an actor, but life has been fantastic, really it has.

part of my new year's promise to myself and kpr was that i would get my ass back out there, get back to work, keep my motivation high and really throw myself into being an actor, an artist, again. so i've been auditioning a lot, submitting myself a lot and just making myself aware of what is going on in the industry again.

i had a fabulous audition on saturday. i went in did my monologue, which was actually ok, not fabulous, but not a crash and burn moment. they asked me to stay and gave me some sides to read (sides are part of the script). i love doing cold readings and find that i'm actually better at making spur of the moment decisions instead of having the time to second guess myself. so i came back into the room and i just had a lot of fun with the piece, went a little further with it than i would normally do and i guess they liked what i did because they gave me more stuff to read, in group this time, a scene with three other actors. then they gave me another scene, with two other actors and then finally a scene where it was just me and another actor. it was really fun, i had a great time and i felt really good by the end of the day. the casting director, heather, asked me to come back on tuesday for call backs, and i did and i got a call tuesday night saying they wanted to cast me for the tour, in a role that i really wanted. hooray! right?

yesterday i had to rearrange my life for the next two and a half months. reschedule my trip to brazil (to november), my appointment to get new pictures, my hair appointment (which takes forever to get another appt as denis is in top demand), and drop out of a small production i had commited to at a theatre company i am a part of. the show itself was only for three days and had about five rehearsals, which we hadn't started yet, but i still felt bad having to drop out, ihate backing out of commitments, but this is how things work in this business, stuff comes up and you have to do what is the best for you and for your career, because no one else is going to do it for you. i can't turn down a paying job.

so everything is hunky dory- i go to rehearsal last night, meet my scene partner (they guy who has to, ahem, rape, me onstage, but we'll get to that later) and i feel great, i read the entire script and it's not too bad and life is beautiful, right? right.

this morning i get an email from a friend of kpr's and mine, the guy who set up up actually. he is an excellent actor/writer and has written a script that is going to be produced at a very highly respected uptown theatre company next season. this has been a labor of love of his for over five years now and he wants me to be a part of a scene at a prestigious gala for the highly respected theatre company. hooray! awesome! fantastic! several very well known and very respected actors will be honored at the gala and it's going to be a big deal and something i just can't turn down. the only problem- the gala is the night before i leave on tour- our final dress rehearsal! so what do i do? hmmmmmm blogging about it seems to work.

why is it that i can not work for like, forever, and then i get a little show and then a bigger show and then a big show and they all happen at the same exact time in different places? when it rains it pours, right? why i am complaining about actually having work?

ugghh i hate this feeling.

sick day

kpr is feeling a little sick today- got a bad cough and he says he's all achey. so i'm experimenting a little bit and i made him this (from

Ginger (Zingiber officinale): warming, anti-inflammatory and antinauseant. Gingerroot tea helps relieve head and chest congestion while staving off chills. Grate a one-inch piece of peeled gingerroot. Place it in a pot with two cups of water, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for five minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and simmer one minute more. Remove from heat. Add two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, one or two cloves of mashed garlic and honey to taste. Let cool slightly, and strain if you wish.

so i went ahead and made some of this stuff and let me tell you, it is potent. i can see how the cayenne would help loosen chest congestion though- it's so warming and tingley. hopefully this will help kpr feel better. i just drew him a bath with epsom salts to help with the aches.

anyone want to share their favorite homemade cold remedies?

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

things i have been up to

in free associated list form-

1. thinking about my friend alex who moved to spain and tried to call me over the holidays and i don't have anyway to call her back other than stand on a street corner at a payphone.

2. went to chicago over super bowl weekend to visit my brother for his birthday. we are huge eagles fans and were sorely disappointed by the loss. slippers were thrown at the tv and back doors were furiously slammed. kpr went to the super bowl in jacksonville and sat with the freaking kraft family! sometimes it helps to know the son of the vice president of israel, no?

3. i left my long term temp job two weeks ago, told them i was going to brazil for a while, which isn't exactly untrue. i am going to brazil, just for a week though, and not immediately following this job as i would have them believe. but i am determined to keep up the mysterious persona i had created for myself while there. can we say aloof?!

4. i've been auditioning and submitting myself to castings like crazy. it's funny, i started this blog to chronicle my auditioning experiences and my process. but when it has come down to it, when i come home from an audition, i just don't feel like recounting the crazy/boring/embarrassing/amazing/glorious/humorous/uncomfortable things that go on during an audition. maybe someday.

5. been to the westminster dog show at madison square garden. i worked with the camera crew for the first day and had ringside seats! the second day we had exhibitioner passes and walked all around the floor and backstage. dog show people are, well, i don't want to say crazy, because they are not crazy, but let's put it this way, the film 'best in show' is not really a satire, but more like a reality/expose into the whole dog show world. the best in show competition last night was really exciting and kpr and i drank champagne. i desperately wanted the border collie or the terrier to win, but alas, it was the german shorthaired pointer.

6. booked an appointment to get new headshots done. headshots are the pictures that actors use to send out to casting directors, agents/managers, etc... the ones that i have right now are pretty good, i like them a lot, but it's time for new ones and i'm very excited as the photographer i've chosen is the best in the city, pretty much the best in the industry. i've been to see the dermatologist, the dentist, i'm booking a hair appointment and setting, i'm going to re-bleach my teeth and get a facial, and get my nails done- all in preparation of the photo shoot. i better not freaking break out before the shoot.

7. i've been walking around the apartment carrying champ and telling him "champ, you're my best in show." i don't think he gets it. he's worrying about the back door right now because there is a raw bone out there that our friend d brought over. champ's been at the bone all morning, but keeps wanting to go in and out, in and out and i won't let him bring the bone inside, so he's staring longingly out the glass door at it. mmmmmmm delicious bone.

8. i took that big pile of 'to be filed' that has been piling up for the last year and a half and actually created new files and separated out all the old stuff and now its all neat and pretty. i feel like i did my own episode of clean sweep! except, my trash pile? yeah, ummm, that's still sitting in the middle of the living room....

9. went out to have russian food the other night with m. we had borshdt (sp?), potato dumplings, stuffed peppers and vodka, vodka, vodka. it was so much fun and the food was better than i had while in russia!

10. i booked a tour! for eight weeks, i'll be traveling from maine to virginia to different college campuses in two different shows- one deals with dating violence and the other with date rape. heavy stuff right? i really love the idea of theatre for social change, and this is exactly that. we'll be raising awareness of these issues to all different populations of students- but the script itself isn't preachy or pushy- it's actually funny and touching and meaningful and i think something that your average college student will be able to relate to. i have my first rehearsal tonight and i'll get to meet the rest of the cast! and i get paid!! woohooo!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

ummmm, yeah, i'm still here

not working at the same job right now, and in the process of looking for a new one- have been kindof avoiding the computer since i usually spend 8 hours a day in front of it. i will be back later to write a proper post and the read about what everyone has been up to for the past week.