I don’t even recognize myself. My brain has been invaded by CNN and I’m feeling a little insane. Gotta get out of L.A. and away from the NEWS. It’s on in the background at all times — day and night. It’s like I live at an old person’s place! But it’s my place. OMG!
The news is EVERYWHERE —
It’s on at the hospital… and it’s on at my dentist’s office… and where I take my care to be serviced… and in my car. Oh. Okay, yeah, I can’t help myself. I feel like I’ll miss something — like the world coming to an end or the impeachment announcement. I really do need to experience the impeachment announcement IRT. And I’m not the only one I know who’s suddenly obsessed with politics. EVERYONE I know is obsessed. OBSESSED! When it’s between Scandal and a real-life scandal, we now watch Rachel Maddow. It’s riveting TV. RI.VET.ING.
Meanwhile back to my So-Called Life —
I’ve been going through the motions with auditions where they’re uninterested in me and I’m uninterested in them. With Casting Directors you can easily tell. It’s all in their body language. Like it’s probably in mine. I know, I know. But… I’d be psyched for challenging projects…exciting projects… projects that would make me feel proud to be an Actor. But those are few and far between. At least for me… these days.
Nothing WOWs me lately. Dr. Crush called me twice and texted me three times last week, and I didn’t feel nervous at all. No butterflies. I feel like I’m living in a fog…
Time for Fresh Ideas, Fresh Air, Fresh Snow
I’ve gotta reboot. Thinking of getting out of town and maybe flying to the Vail Film Festival to volunteer and simultaneously soak up what creative, talented women filmmakers are doing…saying… projecting.. Maybe I’ll hang out with Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy and Katie Holmes. Maybe I’ll network. Maybe I’ll ski a few runs. I’ve gotta get back to feeling inspired about something.
Yep, soon as I finish this post I’m booking a flight for next weekend. Maybe I’ll see you there 😉
Phew! There actually are checks-and-balances protecting U.S. citizens (and Actors!) I’m heartened by a few examples this week.
A glimmer of light, at least for now —
First and most famous is the public way our “No Rules” President learned that uhmmm… there actually are rules… And that it might be wise to stop insulting judges like the courageous Judge Robart and start respecting the separation of powers because in some cases other powers like the 9th Circuit Appeals Court are getting the last word. At least for now. Now until Trump drafts a new ban to announce next week, and we all get back on the roller coaster.
What I’m most pleased about this week is that true Americans on both sides of the aisle continue to investigate charges of collusion between Team Trump and Russia… during the election and after the election. It’s looking more and more like this was a carefully choreographed plan to elect Trump, partner with Russia and implement whatever the hell Putin and Trump want.
This week Trump’s beyond-controversial Security Advisor Michael Flynn changed his story about discussing sanctions with the Russian Ambassador… coincidentally on the same day President Obama announced them, followed by Russia changing its response to Obama’s sanctions from “We will reciprocate.” to “Uh, maybe not at this time.” Now all of the “fake news” organizations are reporting this: CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post. It’s been an eventful week. Oh yes, Mr. President. Keep Reading»
It’s Amateur Hour in the White House as our new President blusters through his first week, one-impulse-at-a-time. The news causes so much stress and embarrassment, I find myself spending more time at the hospital volunteering in the ER to try to make up for the arrogant behavior coming from our highest office. When I can’t listen to the news a moment longer, I go to the the one place where I can treat people from all over the world fairly and kindly and at the very least show that we’re not all like Donald Trump. Keep Reading»
Wrong Is Right if You Don’t Get Caught
Inauguration Day / January 20, 2017
It’s a sad day when we’re forced to watch
our country’s dignity go down the drain.
The plug’s been pulled.
Rules no longer apply.
Winning at any cost is the mantra of the day.
Sorry, Mom — I can’t find the funny…
GOOD LUCK SUPERSTITIONS —
The Holiday Time Clock is ticking…ticking…ticking
Distraction from the insane election and our new reality really made me lose sense of time… There are only 17 more days till Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah! Yikes! Before the holidays come and go, here’s a quick wish list to make holiday shopping a little easier. The WISH capsules are a MUST! Let’s all wish for peace, understanding and a less-divisive world.
10 Gifts to wish for — from $3.00 up
- Wish Capsules perfectly priced @$3.00 — write your wish, place it in the capsule and carry it wherever you go.
- Message Jewelry handmade with your own magical message @$25.00 — a way to “say it” in style.
- Satin Lid Tints to help you sparkle plenty @$28.00 — in bronze, lilac, peach and smoke.
- Metallic Paper Tassel Chandelier @$48.00 — paper pizzazz to snazz-up any room.
- Clare V Pom Pom Tassel @$55.00 — finally a way to find keys… fast and fabulously!
- Glamglow Youthmud @$69.0 — a fountain-of-youth-facial in a jar without parabens or sulphates.
- Lunar Phases Swell Bottle 17 oz. @$50.00 — a cool cosmic wonder in limited edition.
- Blue Lunar Yoga Mat @$75.00 — foldable, washable, eco-friendly and a great companion to the Lunar Swell.
- James Perse Cardigan Stitch Beanie @$125.00 — a comfy, cozy, casual classic.
- Make it Personal Gold Rings @$144 — romantic rings in rose, yellow or white gold
President Elect Donald Trump
I wish you would…
- stop tweeting
- learn diplomacy
- stop antagonizing
- listen to your security briefs
- remove all sketchy advisors
- start healing the hurt
- thicken your skin
- represent all Americans
- overcome your flaws
- focus on doing well
- stop spreading fake news
- play to your strengths
- stop embarrassing us
- earn your new title
- become educated on world affairs
- cease secret calls with world leaders
- think before you speak
- learn who our enemies are
- become presidential