Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Los Angeles and Cupcakes.

I finally went to Crumbs Bake Shop since so many people in Los Angeles seem to be having a love affair with pint sized cupcakes for the price of a Starbucks coffee.

I thought I was doing something "SO LA" but then I realized that they have shops in New York City. Oh well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Proposition 8

Didn't we learn this in elementary school?

Today Proposition 8 was upheld in California. I had hoped that the California Justices would have been more brave. Unfortunately, it is possible that those who are fighting for same sex marriage were too late for this particular fight. The measure should never have been on the ballot.

I want to say to all of those who oppose same sex marriage that I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry for your selfishness, closed mindedness and blatant attempt to forbid the happiness of others. It is disgusting.

Luckily in a couple of years it will be put to a vote again and it will pass. You know it is coming. And if you are one of those who actively fight against same sex marriage, you will lose. You have already lost in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa. You will lose again in California.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aroma Cafe

I haven't called any of my friends from college in a long time. I have become a hermit of sorts, seeing only my boyfriend, sister and roommate day after day. I decided maybe this isn't healthy.

So, I had lunch with my friends Sally* and Jessie* today at Aroma Cafe. They are old college friends who I used to get drunk at the clubs with. Oh how I miss my early twenties! Anyway recently I had kind of written them off for being immature and passive aggressive and other things I didnt like. Its not that they are bad people. They are wonderful, caring, very intelligent and talented women who I had forgotten that I loved.

(I will get my own pictures soon...on my list of things to do: bring camera everywhere.)

I was thinking last night about having a going away party. I know its three months away, but what I was thinking was that a lot of people wouldnt come. I haven't burned bridges, just let them go to disrepair, if you will. So I texted Jessie. And now I have friends again.

Something is happening. Maybe I am getting more mature or more needy. Either way, in this moment, I am happy to have seen my friends today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Self Pity and other Useless Emotions

Ok so work kinda sucked. My boss thought it would be funny to tell me to come in at 4:45 (oh man its really NOT that good of a story) but I walked the ten minutes it takes to get there (if I walk fast) and he said, "Oh Emma! Didnt you hear me say I was kidding? You were here late on the lunch shift! You really thought I would let you only have a forty five minute break?" Needless to say I was fuming. (Actually I was so fuming my eyes were watering, like I was CRYING people!)

I decided I was being over emotional and, since I havent been sleeping well, I needed to take a nap.

Work sucked and I come home and find THIS PICTURE:


Oh. My. God.


So I was thinking...

I am not blogging because a part of me thinks that my life is in limbo. Like I am waiting for this whole NEW YORK THING to happen to me. But I am still here in Los Angeles, what, ROTTING AWAY? Well...yes. My whole life is on hold. Why? I still have an agent, a drivers licence, a computer, a life! Maybe for a little while, I should blog about my mundane life here in Shithole, USA.

Post one:

I voted today! Probably my last time in California. There are all these crazy propositions! A-F. According to John and Ken, I should have voted no on all of them. According to LA times, and the teachers' union (to which I belong even though i was laid off from LAUSD) think I should have voted yes. Well I dont think they are going to pass anyway but I voted for most of them. Southern Calfornia schools and firefighters and whoever else need money. They are seriously firing so many teachers, and I have BEEN in one of those huge classrooms and it is NOT pretty. So I think our taxes may need to be raised to fix this problem. I also dont care if the governator is a hypocrite and jerk.

Other than that, I am just working today. Lame. People really get to me sometimes at my job. They are so needy and ungrateful. Its my job. I should just take it. I am a waiter. A SERVEr. I serve. I do what I am told. Blech.

This is my life right now in Rot Town, Los Angeles. Thank you for reading.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My film

Ok so its not mine but its a little film I was cast in way back in February. Its a real film people! A REEL film! Get it? Ha! But seriously, it has a SAG budget and everything and I play Natalie, the makeup artist from Texas. It will be my swan song to Los Angeles film...for now.

Anyway I went to my fitting yesterday. I BARELY made it on time (well I BARELY made it ten minutes early. You HAVE to be early for these things. If you're not early, you're late. Seriously.) And the director and I have great chemistry. Just the back and forth and comfort kind. Its good. I think we will be pals. I tried on a couple of things and he took pictures and I signed the I9 and the W2 and whatever. It was good fun.

Not too exciting except that this is my first contract. My first REAL paid acting gig. I just wanted to say that. And I like the project and the director says its a shoe-in for Sundance so la di da. That would be nice. Utah in the winter is my all time dream. (Thats not a joke.)

Here's hoping ( my true occupation)

It's not Hollywood. It's Glendale, but it works.

Picture from this flickr photog.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I did it.

I did it!!!! I went back to class! Unbelievable. I actually did it.

My heart was pounding so hard in my chest.

They let me come back to the advanced class. Why am I so afraid of the one thing I am good at??? Weird.

He said, "Its like you never left." Thank goodness!!

So I bought myself a dress at Urban Outfitters to celebrate.