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Television Really DOES Add Weight!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Finally I made it under 150lbs again and none too soon.

I have been doing background acting on TV shows and in Movies and just saw myself on TV a few days ago.

I am not sure if Saving Hope airs in the States but those of you in Canada probably know the show or know if it. I am an almost every 2nd episode this season starting with episode 6, as a background actor - which most know as 'extras' - those people that are always in the background and never have any lines...they may be a blur across the screen or they may actually get some real time on tv.

These photos are taken from my television where I was on screen for about 5 or 6 seconds beside the main actors...that's me on the right. I hate how they always put my hair up- I don't wear my hair up...EVER and in this photo I have a double chin and look pretty large...guess it is true what they say about Television adding 10lbs....or 20!!! YIKES!!!!

I think this is going to help give me that extra boost to get back down to where I want to be, because I love being on TV but I would like to look good on TV too!!! Motivation is good!

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USMAWIFE 12/12/2014 10:45PM

    that is awesome being in a tv show. you look great

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GAYLLYNNE 12/12/2014 1:11PM

    That's pretty cool. I used to do some of that stuff in my youth. Pretty soon, you will be that lead!!!

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PVR Shows Deleted - ARGH

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All last week my fiancÚ and I have been watching Game of Thrones...we had not seen any of it so basically watched season 1 through 4 one episode after another. All the regular shows that we watch are set on the PVR to tape so we skipped all of those to watch Game of Thrones.

Once done with Game of Thrones we started watching the shows that PVR'd last week...Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Dominion, Scorpion and anything else may fiancÚ wanted to watch. My shows, Suits, Saving Hope and Reign - shows that my fiancÚ decides are not worth his time even thought I watch all of what he wants to watch - were all deleted.

I found that out yesterday when I finally had a chance to sit down at the TV without my fiancÚ that he had deleted all the shows I wanted to watch- that I had not seen yet- and left every episode of the Walking Dead that he knows I have seen because we have watched them all together.

My heart sank...he came upstairs and I said ' You deleted all my shows' expecting that he would say something like ' I'm sorry, I thought you watched them already' but he said:

'What do you want me to do about it?' angrily

I was shocked - WTF??? How do you react to that? I said nothing and did not speak to him the rest of the night. I am more pissed off at his reaction to my statement than the fact that he actually deleted my shows.

I was expecting an automatic apology but got an argumentative question from him.

When did he think I watched to shows? Every time I sat down to watch TV he was with me and we watched what he wanted to watch- which is what we do all the time- since I pvr stuff I don't usually worry about it and just watch what he wants to watch and watch my stuff when he is not there...but he was always there and I never had a chance.

So now I am mad at him for his reaction and he is mad at me because I am mad at him.

Am I wrong to be mad at his reaction? Shouldn't you apologize when you are in the wrong?

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KAILYNSTAR 10/15/2014 11:51AM

    Yes. An apology is needed. You were hurt on so many levels. His thoughtlessness, his selfishness and his gruffness.

I'm so sorry this happened to you. I get it. I hate watching sports, so we ended up buying another t.v. so when DH wants to watch, he can go and watch that while I can watch something else he's not into. We don't PVR. I don't have a PVR.

Hopefully you can watch what you want on the computer. I know the stations sometimes have them posted after they have been aired, but it doesn't fix the problem of what was done.

Time for a talk with your betrothed?

Take care.

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BRAINBENTT 10/15/2014 9:55AM



you are right

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Worst Audition EVER!

Thursday, October 09, 2014


I auditioned for a student film yesterday. I had a script, which I memorized but I crashed and burned. Nerves got to me.

Every audition I have been to up until now has been for commercials and going in the casting director has always asked me to slate and then has told me a bit about the part that I will be playing such as the background or the emotions or type of energy they are looking for and then we do the scene or lines. This one they introduced themselves asked me to slate and then I just stood there waiting for direction...I did not wait very long but seemed like forever before I decided that they were waiting for me to start as my line was first.

So I started. I bombed. I asked to restart with my script. I panicked. It was like everything in the room was quiet and there was too much noise in my head to concentrate on the lines I needed to give. I am sure my performance was flat and they put a big X through my name/photo when I left the room.

There is no way I am getting that part unless nobody else shows up.

I was so hung up on trying to be 'off script' (memorized) that I completely lost it.

Next time I know that I don't have to be 'off script' - that will ease the panic I think.

There will most likely be no direction so if I want direction I should probably ask for it.

I panicked and need to figure out how not to panic...

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HERMIEME 10/26/2014 10:50AM

    Go easy on yourself, there's plenty of work out there for a beautiful girl like you. In theatre school (and this was 15 years ago so maybe things have changed but it was one of the world's best programs), we were taught never to be off-book for an audition- you're a busy actor auditioning every day, sometimes twice, remember emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 10/14/2014 5:28PM

    So sorry you're nerves got the better of you.

Hopefully you'll get some feedback from them.

As for the thing about figuring out how not to panic...hopefully your acting coach has some really good suggestions.

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Audition Today

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Woohoo. I have an audition today. OMG I have an audition today- I am so nervous.

This is for a student film, I am playing the role of a mother who misses her son - sounds easy right? WRONG!

I have part of a script - so I have lines but not the entire script- I don't know much about the background- I am not the writer so my job is to take the words and interpret them. There are not really any stage directions, no little words to say that my character is angry or upset, nervous or apprehensive - that is all up to me to decide. If I take it in the wrong direction that might be the end of it for me...or maybe the director will give me some direction when I get there. Who knows???

This is the first time I have auditioned for a film - student or not. I have auditioned for SOC (silent on camera) commercials and even a couple of commercials where I had a script but never a film...this is a few more lines than a commercial and I am nervous about messing them up.

I have been told by my acting coach that if I can memorize the lines that is good but that if I have to refer to my sides it is not the end of the world.

I don't even care that this is not a paying job. I've not yet had a paying acting job - except background acting - but that is not the same as principal acting - if I get the part this could go on my resume and I would get a reel - that is good.

If I get this part it could lead to other the very least the experience will look great on my resume - considering I have no experience on there right now!

OK. Off to memorize. I have a feeling that the better I know the script the less nervous I will be and the less nervous the less likely the director is doing to hear the shaking in my voice!

LOL...I can do this. Wish me luck!

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4ANEWME2DAY 10/8/2014 10:37AM

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Anything Can Happen

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Sunday. I have managed to lose 3 lbs this week so I feel pretty good about that.

I am procrastinating. I should have a shower and start the day but I am sitting at my computer. I've been here for about an hour and a half in my robe.

I am unemployed and have been since March. Not because I can't find a job but because I have not been looking for a job. I know that does not sound good but right after I was laid off my fiancÚ was 'work force reduced' after 19 years with his company and got a package, so we have been looking into franchise opportunities. We started off with a fast food type place and after waiting since May to the end of August without any progress- not sure that the franchise owner actually understood how to sell a business because he did not seem to be able to provide us with anything we were asking for - so we decided to end our negotiations- if you could even call it that because we had no numbers to work with.

We are now focusing on a retail store and are waiting on the franchise owner to put a value on the business. We are new to the franchise business too so we are not 100% sure how it works but we wish it would take less time to get the information we need to go to the bank with.

We are in limbo right now waiting on information because there is no sense in us going out and getting jobs if we are going to be running a business.

Being unemployed also means that our week ahead of us is pretty much unscheduled. Our kids have a few activities, music lessons etc. but other than that our schedule is completely open.

I'd like to do stuff, but stuff costs money. LOL...maybe I'll get some background work or auditions this week to keep me busy!

In the meantime I should probably work on selling off the stuff in my room downstairs that makes my fiancÚ call me a hoarder!!!

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KAILYNSTAR 9/30/2014 3:32PM

    Wow. That has to be frustrating. Waiting and waiting.

Hope things turn out for the both of you soon.

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52BINCE 9/30/2014 8:10AM

    sounds like the ol roller coaster ride of life.....Your lives will soon take on a faster moving pace once you get up that uphill part of the ride n then roll faster downhill to success..... This blog is a good one because it shows the lives of real people.....

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