Thursday, October 27, 2005

life of a dog

It's funny, but "dignity" isn't the first word that came to mind when I viewed these pics (only two from a list of thirty-one "pet Halloween costume ideas!").

I understand loving your pets. They're amazing companions, and most of them are more loyal, good-natured, and--dare I say it?--intelligent than humans. But must we anthropomorphize the poor beasts? Can't we show our love and appreciation without subjecting them to the indignity of silly costumes?

At least these animals have it better off than Tinkerbell. That poor dog not only has to play dress up every day, but also has the unlucky fate of spending every minute of it's life with this.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

we are the champions

Well, it's official folks. I've won my first Major Award! It's not a leg lamp, but I couldn't be more proud. To find out how I have achieved the distinction of "Master of Trivia" head on over to my friend Andy's Blog (pt. 1 & 2).

P.S. I know this is a sad excuse for an entry, but I'm too busy basking in the glory of success and can't be bothered to post about something more significant. You understand, don't you, darlings?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

goin' to the chapel

A couple pictures from the wedding I went to this weekend. The groom proposed while scuba diving--perhaps one of the coolest proposals I've heard of--so the wedding cake was this fantastic tribute to the reception's underwater theme. And Thom and I? Well, my husband looks handsome as ever. I've got a bit of the deer-on-quaaludes-in-headlights look. You'll notice the fake eyelashes... that's what happens when you're a lightweight and decide to do your makeup after drinking a glass of wine. At least I was having a good time, right?

Friday, October 07, 2005

I'm huge in Europe


This is a trailer for a short film I worked on. Watch close; you'll miss me if you blink. :)

It's nice to have one of the film projects I've done actually come to completion. One down, nine+ to go.

Still, apparently my name is getting around. My mom's friend, Liz, wrote the other day to tell me about an encounter she had with a sales rep for a textbook company. When the rep walked into her office and saw my picture on the wall, she said, "How do you know her?"

Liz told her she's known me since I was a little girl, and the sales rep replied, "She's an actress, isn't she? I think I've seen her in movies."

So here's the hilarious part: I haven't even seen me in movies. If there are completed copies of work I've done out there, I certainly don't have them. But I think I can solve the mystery of how this random sales rep from California would know me.

I've done a few industrials for Macmillan--video supplimentals to their textbooks--and being in the industry, she might have come across them. I should get in touch with her and ask her how they were--who knows how long it'll be until I get to see them.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

facial hair

A few of the fine men who competed in the World Beard and Moustaches championships in Berlin on October 1.

It's all well and good to look like that for a competition, but can you imagine walking around with some of those beards every day?

Monday, October 03, 2005

have a nice trip, see you next fall

My grandparents' visit went swimmingly, and I even managed to avoid patronizing any frighteningly cheerful tourist traps (alas, that is a fate I haven't always escaped).

So gramps and grams are off on their great adventure in Canada and will be back to stay a few more days after their tour ends. In the mean time, my brother-in-law, Kevin, will be in town for a wedding (and hopefully some job interviews). We'd love it if he and his wife-to-be were just slightly closer than halfway around the world.

Our autumn is already looking packed with two weddings (one in Wisconsin), one trip to see friends (in Indiana), and family coming for Thanksgiving.

I don't know, if we were really efficient we could probably fit in a Bar mitzvah and a cross-country drive too.