I was reading an article a day or so ago on my vacation to Pennsylvania that I believe all women should here.
I was feeling a bit out of shape and nervous about getting into a hot tub with some country girls. In Pittsburg all I ate was french fries and cheese whiz, porgies and other very unhealthy things for my body. Very different from my usual diet of Thai food and roasted veggies in California. But when you are on vacation...eh...you're on vacation!
I went to see some of these crazy fun girls at the lake and we had a great time! It was nice to see that they were average weight just like I am. Still, I knew I wasn't staying here and soon that good old guilt of being pudgy would be coming back and the daily grind of gym, veggies and self loathing would continue.
I started looking up what the 24 hour in Seattle had to offer (Since this is where I am moving next) and decided that I really needed to spend my time trying to get down to a size suited for my weight but as I looked at magazines in the stores, t.v. commercials and movies, I kept feeling like my goals of getting in shape would never match up to what reality would be like. I know what is good for me, I know what my body can look like but to get to a size 0-4 would be murder on my body and frankly, I would never have fun! I am a size 6-8 girl, healthy. Anything less than that would be a head on a stick. I like curves, personally. I agree you should always be conscience of your weight and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle but the length women and men have gone now a days, is becoming un-appealing and personally unattractive.
Then I was surfing the net and found this article.
It talks about the way women are perceived in the media and brought a fresh perspective to a frustrating visualization of the misleading media. It talks about how women say their one size but when you look at the reality, there could be no way they are that thin. It suggests that women in the media are lying about their weight to appear thinner than they actually are and the evidence is quite revealing.
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Today was amazing day for filming. We have such a great cast and crew I cannot believe it. First off, the THE CREW: I have two of the best minds behind the camera. Sean O'Connor and Edoardo De Armas. These two guys truly know their craft. The shots are so eloquently executed and their working relationship flows like they've been working together forever. As the Director and Writer of the script, it is refreshing to be able to just work with the actors on their acting and not have to worry about whether or not the lighting is right or if the ISO on the camera is correct. These guys have it all.
MUA and HAIR: Christine Jovan and Suzil Von Schtupt. The other two ladies who run the company with me have stepped in to do Hair and Make-up and they are doing a fabulous job. With a crash course in a "how to" tutorial, they have gone above and beyond the call of duty, with not only their MUA and Hair but also with the ability to act and help with crew work as well.
THE ACTORS: I cannont say enough about the amazing cast. Tonight we had the pleasure of filming Marc Berman, Jeffery Schmidt, Kathy Mello, Christine Jovan and Sean O'Connor. That's Right! Our cast and crew both do dual roles.
This is what is so great about working with dedlcated individuals who love what they do and want to have fun while doing a project that is fun and they are passionate about.
Tonight we were filming a scene that will NOT be scene any where except for on the DVD and at film festivals (once we send it out) where The Sheriff has seen what the small city of San Francisco is all about and the Deputy is guiding him through it. They have some fun banter and run into two suspicious ladies with their "Gentlemen friend".
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The Hotel Utah is a place where singers, songwriters, bands, comedians and fellow drinkers come to participate and listen to the best the bay area has to offer. Hosted by Brendan Getzell, each night is a new adventure into the world of song.
I have been fortunate enough to participate in this music scene for 2 years now. I haven't gone as often as I would like the last few months but being back and seeing all the familiar faces, its kind of like my own Cheers. "Where everybody knows your name." I'm sure most people who have been playing here have felt the same way.
I got the great opportunity to showcase my music as the Hotel Utah Feature again this year! Right before my Seattle tour too! For those of you who don't know the skinny on the Featuring system here it is:
Its a pretty sweet deal!
I am a very lucky person because I was graced with some very talented performers singing and playing with me on most of my songs.
Christine Jovan, Jonathan Reisfeld and Brendan Getzell were fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better group of performers.
And My Lovely boyfriend, Sean O'Connor was wonderful once more and filmed all the songs!
Feel free to check out the footage once its up and running and stay tuned for more about my Seattle trip! Should be one hell of a time!
I'm a woman of all trades. Love what I do and I do what I love.