Revisiting The Book Barn
Tonight I went to one of my most treasured places- The Book Barn in Niantic, CT. My whole family is crazy about it, so much so that my Dad even painted it (above.) The Book Barn is an independently owned used book store with several branches through out Niantic. My favorite branch is centered around the owner’s rustic farmhouse. The books are housed in various barns around the property....
Oh my god, yes! This is long but so true. It reminds me to send a huge thanks to my dear friends and family who came out to one of Manhattan’s finest gay bars to see my first ever “professional” play in NYC- Zen and the Art of Marathon Running. Ah, spandex and 2 drink minimums. Those were the days…
I was excited to pick up Christopher Bollen’s new book about life in NYC post 9/11. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the main character is a commercial actor! I think Bollen nailed the lifestyle and I particularly enjoyed this passage: As a professional actor who earned his money by the amount of repeated airings of his commercials rather than by the hours it took to film them in...
Still a Gem, No Longer Hidden
“Keep looking south on Hollywood until you come to a rusty grayish green fence, yeah it’s really shady looking. No, there’s no sign. Drive slowly or you’ll miss it….” I never have to give directions like that again! Barnsdall Park is dedicating their brand new sign today. I’m thrilled the park is finally getting the recognition it deserves! And, in honor of the new sign, I thought I’d take a...
Some possible captions: (Like the New Yorker caption contest!) Don’t call us, we’ll call you. If you can see yourself being happy as anything else other than a wreath maker- do that- wreath making is too competitive. Thanks for coming in. Callbacks are next week.
From my audition breakdown for tomorrow: Shoot Dates: 12/21/11, 12/22/11 Notes: THIS MAY SHOOT EITHER IN CINCINATTI OR ARGENTINA. I’d be the angriest person in all of Ohio.
DIY: Yves Klein Redesign
Remember when Nick Olsen from Domino magazine said any one could have her very own Yves Klein-esque painting if she just threw some oil paint on a canvas? I do. While Nick’s repros looked amazing, it will go down as my most embarrassing DIY. Turns out, you sort of have to be Yves Klein to paint an Yves Klein. But I’ve never forgotten his trademark blue: Last week I was bored of my...
The Dry Hurricane
For those not local, LA has been experiencing wild winds the last two days. I didn’t sleep at all last night as my house of windows rattled louder than I thought possible. I saw this tree a few blocks down from me and thought it would be the most devastating part of my walk. I was wrong. This is devastating. The car is gone. The lights are off. Now what will I obsess over? It is truly...