Monday, February 27, 2006

Slow day.

Today I made 6 rows of a knitted washcloth. That's it. Really.

Oh yeah, I made a kid give me the stink-eye. "Oh those abhorrent teachers, always giving us timeouts when we're being unruly-- God!!" Although, she was 4, so her mental dogging of me was probably less sophisticated.

I made a horrifying discovery today... MySpace. I truly believe that if is earth, and is heaven, then MySpace is the internet's inferno. Argue if you want, but I swear as soon as I signed up I saw the shadow demons from "Ghost" growing out of the corners of the dental office... And there was their overlord, Tom, inviting me to join the agony.

I know some of you love MySpace... or all of you, I don't know. I'm not going there. Today... I made a stand.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Today, I made a movie.

You know those commercials about "My Fast"? For example the little totem critter on the passenger seat with the deep scary voice says, "My fast doesn't get along with my girlfriend"? I don't know what car they are for, but I like them anyway (one might question their effectiveness... but I digress). Well, all day today I was thinking, "My Ass doesn't get along with movie-making..." BUT EVERYTHING ELSE DOES!!!!!! Especially my hair. ;)

Today we shot some scenes from "Living" in which I play "Milk Carton Girl"-- the "one who got away"-- and then gets kidnapped or something. I end up on a milk carton. I don't know if I did a good job or not... I'll leave that to the judgement of my friends, teachers and parents (and director), but I had a great time. We did some guerilla shots and even got kicked out of the subway-- I'll be you didn't know we had a subway in L.A., did you? Well, we do. And I rode it... in character. YEAH! I missed the actual "shut down" of our shoot because I rode off into the sunset as Milk Carton Girl. There was no chasing, which was a disappointment to me, but by the time I came back from my trip, everyone was packed up and leaving. Good thing we did a swell job on the first take.

I'd like to thank my co-star Larry Sutton for his brilliance and generosity. I'd like to thank my director, Matt Schutt for his faith in me. I'd also like to thank the wonderful cast and crew, including Lance Orion, Ron Reikki and Christie Pesicka. And of course, the costume designer Megan for letting me keep the loud red/orange coat I wore on the subway today... I will love it forever, much to the chagrin of my friends and family. Oh, and before I forget, I'd like to thank my fiance Patrick Strong for riding the subway with me and keeping me safe.

Coming to a website near you, the future Mrs. Natalie Strong in "Living."

Yeah baby!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Today, I made a decision.

To stop worrying. About the wedding, that is. Yes, my wedding day is 63 days away-- and it's time to admit that I'm getting so excited! Last week, you would have gotten a, "Yikes!" or a "Yeah, it's pretty crazy!" But now... I'M SO EXCITED!!! I've started dreaming about it at night. I can imagine it, and when I imagine it, instead of imagining a melee where the photographer is missing and the bridesmaids are stuck on planes and the groom is sweating and passing out, I can see the happiness and the good tears and I can feel the butterflies... pretty ones, not moths!

So today, Mommy, I made a decision. It's all fun from here on out. And I can tell you I'm having more fun already.

And when I am a wife, I just decided, I'm not going to worry about that either. I'm going to have a great time. I always used to, and there was a time in my life when I thought it was easy to have a great time no matter what I was doing... and it's that time again. I have been far too serious lately. I've been treating this wedding planning business with suit and tie gravity. No more, I say! My attitude is going from cadet blue to my signature ORANGE! And no one can stop me!

Man, life is good when you're an optimist! How did I ever forget that?!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mommy, today I made a blog!

It was easy. I don't like it yet. But someday I might... if I work real hard at it, someday it might be a good blog. I'll reserve that judgement for my teachers, my friends, and my mommy and daddy.

I'm 27, by the way.