Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!


Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!









Some things that made the last decade fabulous!

2000 ~ I lived in Australia
2001 ~ I belonged to Sports Club L.A.
2002 ~ I worked in Itlay
2003 ~ Published my first novel
2004 ~ Lived in Denmark
2005 ~ Published my second novel
2006 ~ Wrote my 3rd novel
2007 ~ Finished writing my own TV series & published 3rd novel
2008 ~ Wrote on popular TV show
2009 ~ Wrote first screenplay


Cheers to 2010-2020 being even more adventurous, exciting, fabulous and fun~

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Four Christmases!

California Christmas~
Shop-a-holic Christmas~
Dog lover Christmas~
Fabulous Girl Christmas!

Hope everyone has a great one~ XOXO

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Unfaithful!


Dear Jimmy, please forgive me.

I was weak, I didn't know what I was doing, I was all confused and even though these aren't as high class, refined, or stylized as you, I fell for them.

They are sexy, gorgeous and they love me. They lured me into taking them home after just a few minutes and I will be honest, I enjoyed it.

We spent the night together and I can't say that I won't do it again. You are just a little be too fancy for me right now and in my life I need a little less pretentiousness and I little more fun, they offered me what I need in this moment.

So I ask for your forgiveness and know that my heart belongs to you, but I just need to do this right now and have some much needed fun before we finally get together and have that long lasting relationship.

XOXO

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I Choose Choos Over Diamonds!

LOVE
LOYALTY
FRIENDSHIP
Dear future husband,
please don't waste your money saving up for a big expensive diamond ring. First of all, I hate diamonds and there is no trick here; I am telling you the truth, so please don't ever buy me one.

I have a Claddagh ring which is more special and more meaningful anyhow, and will happily take it from my right hand and transfer it onto my left.

I will however take a pair, or two, or three, of Jimmy Choos! I have always wanted them and you know that I will look awesome wearing them, so really this is a gift for you to enjoy as well as me. Unlike some stupid ring that, let's be honest, some poor kids in Africa probably had to loose a limb so it could be made, and I will most likely take off while I am working, and not even know where it is in a few months. Jimmy Choos will be my diamond ring and I promise to love them, er, I mean, you forever!

XOXO Your fabulous future wife~

Monday, December 21, 2009

I Just Don't Have Time

A few ground rules for dating an aspiring writer, professional writer, and or professional animation artist.

It isn't you, it's me and really it's me. I am so busy I hardly have time to think and honestly don't have time for extra drama. . .oh yeah, this is for my friends as well as potential more than friend types.

1) Just because I never call you back or I text you a week later, does not mean I’m not interested, or care about you, our friendship or more. Really, I'm not that deep. I don’t have time to even consider what kind of signal I’m sending or how you might interpret it. I'm just not sending it because I. Did. Not. Have. Time.

I have this problem all the time and I don't have the time to worry about the game of it all. Guys, I do what I do and I don't worry even for a second about the signal I am sending you, sorry but it is true. Friends, relax, you're my friend, I do care, I am just slammed.

2) I don't have time to hang out, so I will send you short text messages and emails that sometimes repeat or make no sense.

I am so busy and know that I won't see you, so I send emails and text messages instead of going out, and maybe that is cold, or whatever, but it is what it is. Guys, it also isn't any kind of sign that I want some huge relationship, so give me a break, because this is me trying. Friends, this is all I can do right now.

3) Speaking of hanging out…when I have a window of opportunity, you need to drop everything. That window might close in 5 minutes and it might not come again until after I finish this script, pilot, novel, animated short, commercial or whatever else.

This does not mean that I am being cold, or don't care about you, it means exactly what it says, this is the window I have. This is for both friends and guys, because I am too busy and can't make plans, so when I am free that is when I can do something and more often than not, it is last minute.

4) If you get a real live phone call consider yourself lucky, it’s the equivalent to spending a day together.

I can't talk on the phone and type, or draw, so when I am swamped with work, please don't expect me to spend hours on the phone with you, because I won't. It's not personal.

5) (This one is for guys) Essentially we’re down to text messages and a booty call.

Because I don't have time for games and courting rituals. I'm not a slut, or a man hater, and am not trying to prove anything to you or your gender.

6) (Also for guys) If I do see you, even if only for an hour, that means I like you. I really don't want to have to worry about compliments, stroking your ego or anything and I don't have energy to compete. I showed up, that says a lot.

This one is self explanatory.

This is my life right now, until the TV show sells, or the screenplay sells, or I am working on staff somewhere.

A few other things are that: I can't make plans in advance more than a day, and even when I do, I may have to break them. If I say I can't do something with you and then a couple hours later change that~it is because I all of a sudden can do something that I wasn't able to earlier.

You can not get upset with me for putting work in front of you when I don't have a 9 to 5 job and don't know when or where, or for how long I will be working~sometimes the hours are round the clock.

This is my life right now, and that said, if you are in my life I do care about you in some way, and I do enjoy your text messages, facebook posts, emails and even voice mails, but when I don't respond right away, just know that it meant something to me that you didn't forget I exist.

:0)

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy


R.I.P. Sweet, young, talented, Brittany.
So sad when we lose someone so young.

I am a bit disturbed by so many people jumping on the Perez Hilton ban-wagon; she was NOT doing recreational drugs.

She did however have an eating disorder and even if she was better now, many people with eating disorders when they are young suffer from heart attacks later in life.

Yo-yo dieting, starving yourself and not getting proper nurtrition are very hard on the heart.

The reports are saying she had "flu like" symptoms for the past few days, for women, these are the symptoms of heart failure.

(John Ridder was feeling tired and worn out just before his heart attack-even though a man, just sayin' the symptoms are not always pain in left arm)

Brittany has been looking too thin of late and even if she thought she was okay, that weight loss most likely put a huge strain on her heart.

I am not stating facts that this is what happened, but it is my speculation and I feel sorry for her and her family.

Margaret Cho was at an event that I was attending earlier this year and she was talking about her eating disorder when she was in her twenties and how now, she has a murmur now and has to really watch it.

I was deeply saddened by the news yesterday and I only hope that they will talk about this more so young women will pay attention to how serious eating disorders can be.

Brittany was an amazing actress and outstanding person and she will be missed. Gone too soon.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Closet Stilettos!


Today I am embarking on the great closet re-organize! Of course I need room for my new boys!
Jimmy,
Christian,
Manolo,
Steve,

That said, when doing this, if I am in old trainers I don't feel as amazing as I do while wearing one of my gorgeous new stilettos, so here I am in my closet, 5 inch heels and a ladder, feeling absolutely fabulous while doing something mundane.

This goes to prove that a great pair of shoes can make the most boring tasks amazing!

I am just sayin'!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Not Jimmy, but I Love Them!


My newest addition~ I have been wearing them all night since they arrived in the prettiest pink box wrapped in purple tissue paper. When I pulled them out, nothing else seemed to matter and when I stepped into them, my whole night brightened up. :0)

I Love You Jimmy Choo!


Dear Jimmy, when I look at you my heart pounds a little faster, my eyes sparkle a little more and the world seems a little happier. When we are together I feel as if I can accomplish anything. You are my true soul mate and I know that we will have a long lasting relationship even if you hurt me from time to time, the pain is just the price of beauty that I am happy to pay because look how gorgeous you are, and how gorgeous I am when we are together.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kudos to Sheridan!

OMFG!!! GYLLENHAAL!!! *rawr* making him a bad boy just increased his sex appeal, sorry Reese, but women are celebrating all over America this week!
On a serious note and why I am writing this blog:

WOW! To say that I was blown away by this film, by Jim Sheridan would be an understatement. When I first saw the Danish version in 2005, by Susanne Bier I was actually emotionally wrecked for days and even found myself waking up in the middle of the night because of vivid dreams. This remake was also very disturbing, emotional and thought provoking.

Sadly the advertisements for either film didn't do them justice. Yes there is a love triangle there, but there is a deeper story going on, and this film, as well as the Danish one, does a great job of showing another price of war that usually goes unrecognized and never talked about, or at least not in the press.

My father was in WW2 and he wouldn't ever talk about the people he had killed, but when he did it was beyond sad to see him break down in tears and be absolutely destroyed about things that happened more than 60 years ago.

This isn't a feel good film and you may feel worn out when you leave the cinema, but it is definitely a great one and kudos to Jim Sheridan for making an excellent version of the original!

I was surprised & congratulations to Tobey Maguire for his Golden Globe Nom!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globe Nominations Complete List 2010

Ladies get out your party dresses and men suit up, it is Golden Globe time again~

The Golden Globes are my favorite of all the award shows for many reasons, the top being that they are fun. You can be relaxed wear something a little more outgoing and enjoy yourself. As well, the temps usually are a lot easier to handle than the Academy Awards later in the spring.

The Golden Globes recognizes both film and television and honestly is the best party in town!

So set the date, January 17th 2010, and here are your nominees!

CONGRATS TO MY FAV DIRECTOR OF ALL TIMES, MARTIN SCORSESE FOR SNAGGING THE CECIL B. DEMILLE!! Love you, love your work, love everything you do! Kisses all around!

THE LIST!!

Up in the Air scored a leading six nominations for the 57th Annual Golden Globes. Nine was next with five, followed by Avatar and Inglourious Basterds with four.

On the TV side, newcomer Glee led all contenders with four nominations, followed by 30 Rock, Damages, Dexter and Big Love, with three apiece.

The awards will be handed out on Jan. 17. Here's the complete list of contenders:

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

• Avatar
• The Hurt Locker
• Inglourious Basterds
• Precious
• Up in the Air

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

• Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
• Carey Mulligan, An Education
• Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Tobey Maguire, Brothers

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• (500) Days of Summer
• The Hangover
• It's Complicated
• Julie & Julia
• Nine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
• Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, It's Complicated
• Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Matt Damon, The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
• Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

• Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
• Coraline
• Fantastic Mr. Fox
• The Princess and the Frog
• Up

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

• Baaria (Italy)
• Broken Embraces (Spain)
• The Maid (Chile)
• A Prophet (France)
• The White Ribbon (Germany)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Penélope Cruz, Nine
• Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
• Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
• Mo'Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

• Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
• Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST DIRECTOR

• Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
James Cameron, Avatar
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
• Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SCREENPLAY

• Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
• Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
• Nancy Meyers, It's Complicated
• Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
• Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

• Michael Giacchino, Up
• Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant!
• James Horner, Avatar
• Abel Korzeniowski, A Single Man
• Karen O and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

• "Cinema Italiano," Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine)
• "I Want to Come Home," Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney (Everybody's Fine)
• "I Will See You," Music by James Horner, Simon Franglen; Lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell (Avatar)
• "The Weary Kind," Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart)
• "Winter," Music by U2; Lyrics by Bono (Brothers)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

• Big Love
• Dexter
• House
• Mad Men
• True Blood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

• Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

• 30 Rock
• Entourage
• Glee
• Modern Family
• The Office

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
• Thomas Jane, Hung
• Matthew Morrison, Glee

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Georgia O'Keefe
• Grey
Gardens
• Into the Storm
• Little Dorrit
• Taking Chance

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Joan Allen, Georgia O'Keefe
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
• Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
• Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
• Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
• Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O'Keefe

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Jane Adams, Hung
• Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, Glee
• Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
• Chloë Sevigny, Big Love

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt, Damages
John Lithgow, Dexter
Jeremy Piven, Entourage


Monday, December 14, 2009

Writer's Helpers!

My new shoes helping me write! :0) Ever since I slipped my feet into these gorgeous, sexy, shiny, shoes I have been feeling happier, more beautiful and that is making me write more. Everyone knows that when someone is happy they get more work done, so in a way, these shoes were definitely needed to help me work on my best selling novel and award winning screenplay. Dress for the job you want is what I always say, and I can see myself on the red carpet in these babies. Meanwhile, I look gooooooood in them at home. :0)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yes, Of course I Need Them!


What do you mean I don't really need these shoes? Of course I need them. Shoes are a basic human right and I definitely need them, do you see how amazing they are? They are so pretty and I must have them. So what if I primarily work at home; does that mean that I can't look fabulous? And what about all the parties I will be invited to during award season? It is right around the corner. These shoes will look awesome with everything I own. I totally need them. Do you take Visa?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Necessity for Any Hollywood Girl! SHOES!





OMG! I just signed up for a monthly shoe delivery service! How awesome is that? I am so excited! I can not wait! I hate to admit that I love shoes. I really do. I wouldn't say I am as bad as Carrie or Becky *see below photo*, but I definitely love them.
A new pair of shoes can change the way you feel about yourself, your outlook on the world, the day, your job, your boss, your boyfriend and your life. They are here to make us girls feel and look beautiful. What could be better?
I am an artist and a writer and usually work at home, but does that mean I have to be sad and have only comfortable shoes that are unflattering?
Hell no!
Wait for updates on my new shoes! Tis award season after all, so this is really a necessity for any Hollywood girl!
XOXO

Box Office Frog at $150 Million


"The movie cost a reported $150 million" this is from an article about the Princess and The Frog.

The thing that gets me is that Disney used an ultra small staff here in the Burbank studio, so small in fact that many of us, 100 or more, give or take, weren't even offered positions on the film and rather most of the work was shipped overseas or across the country to small independent studios for the explanation of, "to keep the costs down".

The costs were not kept down at $150 million and that is a shame because they are setting it up to be a box office failure and thus putting the nail into the coffin of 2D films.

The article by Julia Boorstin also said that the reason 2D films weren't making money was this, "hand-drawn animation tends to appeal primarily to kids while Pixar movies draw all ages." I would like to smack her because this is simply not true. Story is what appeals to all ages, and it has nothing to do with the medium.

It makes me sad that Disney isn't even expecting a decent box office, and yet they spent all that money, when they could have done it for a lot less and kept the most of the crew in house, here in Burbank like we did on the films in the 90s.

As well, in my experience whatever they are telling the media is usually A LOT less than the real cost of the film, so again, I wonder, why the fuck didn't they just hire a full crew out here and save $50 -70 million and gain more at the box office?

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Best Worst Christmas Gift!


Have to bring a gift to a random party? How about Chia???? Hahahaha, seriously these have to be the silliest things around and every year in Nov/Dec I start seeing ads for them. It is amazing to me that in an economy where so many products and companies are failing, the Chia pet has survived!
Who wants to buy me one for Christmas?
I am just sayin'! Hilarious!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Great Bank Debacle!


Here is the update~
The money is in my account. The bank told me that I went in and made the deposit and they "never make mistakes" it was me.

Really? So I printed out the deposit slip, from my computer-side bar here, hello? I can do that and see who actually went in, a concept too smart for the folks at the 888 number, anyhow, so I printed out the slip and saw that some poor woman wrote the wrong account number down.

I just went to the bank, in person, and asked them to correct it. I feel so bad for this woman and I hope she is rich and didn't need her rent check to clear!

In any case, I was honest and hopefully Mrs. Kimm will have her money back soon and the bank will actually train their employees. I mean, really? Telling someone to take the money and run? That makes me nervous on many levels.

Also I have to note that all of the customer service reps I got on the phone were men and today I dealt with woman. I am not one of those men haters (in fact I luuuuuuve men, even with all their no so great qualities), but seriously, ALL the men told me to lie and take the money and the women were thanking me for being honest! There is the difference right there.

Just sayin'!

Breaking Up is Hard To Do. . .

Especially when your guy is on TV!

There are many issues to dating a guy/man who is an actor, athlete, public figure, etc. ., the most common being that usually they will cheat on you and you will find out about it in a magazine, news report, or something equally lame like that. As well, many times they aren't doing anything, but since the media and PR hounds are so involved in their lives it is almost impossible to know what the truth is, and you have to be super secure to just ignore it and trust them.

I was dating a film actor back in the 90s and sometimes would open magazines and see him with some other girl with some nasty headline, as well, this guy apparently had many girlfriends, which was fine with me, because it is hard to be serious about someone in the public eye the way this one was, but you know, then the tabloids called etc.

I have also dated guys that are actors, but are only on television and until recently didn't realize why that also sucks.

Here is the thing, I like dating actors for many reasons. 1) They are usually so busy that they don't smother you, 2) They are self absorbed enough that they don't get jealous 3) they are physically attractive-yeah I know that sounds bad, but everyone thinks it and only some of us admit it, 4) They work in the same industry as me, so they understand the craziness that is the biz.

One of my friends always makes fun of me for going out with them. I am great at ignoring tabloids and gossip and to be honest the less famous they are the easier that part becomes.

Recently, for the past two months I was dating this TV actor, nothing super serious, just dating. We met at a function and hit it off immediately, lucky for me the show he is on shoots on the east coast so no smothering of any kind. Everything was fine and in fact he was like the dream guy you think about as a teenager, a real gentleman, kind, thoughtful, and just actually all around amazing, but for whatever reason that I can't explain, I just wasn't into him the way I should be after two months. I spent most of Thanksgiving week with him, breaking my cookie theory and finally we had the talk and now we are just friends. It was a hard decision to make, but I did it.


So here is the problem, when you make a decision to break it off with someone you actually like, you are always unsure, well usually; with a TV star you find yourself flipping through the channels the show he is on is having a marathon and you can't escape him and start second guessing yourself even more. Did I make the right decision? Maybe he was perfect for me, but I am just in a bad place? I don't know!

In normal life when you end it with someone you get space and distance, and usually don't see them, but dating the celebrity is a different kettle of fish altogether. You want the break, but you can't get it in a normal way.


I am just sayin', one more thing to consider when you meet that awesome actor who is so cute and flashes that gorgeous smile at you, he will still be in your life even when it is over.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Why Are You Teasing Me?


Dear Dunkin' Donuts~ I find it extremely rude that you continue to play your television ads all over the west coast and yet, an east coast gal like myself, can't get an actual DD anywhere!

This is a tease plain and simple!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stupid Is As Stupid Does at the Bank



Seriously? Seriously! I am still reeling over the stupidity of the customer service reps that work the phones at one of my banks. I checked my balance today and noticed a large sum of money had been deposited in my account.
No I have not had an affair with Tiger Woods and was not expecting a pay out ;0)
I am honest and I called the bank to find out who, when and where this deposit came from.

Idiot number one, let's call him Forrest; "Um well, close your account and take the money, it's money." Then I swear to the baby Jaysus he made a Beavis and or Butthead-esque laugh. After a pause, I demanded to speak to a supervisor in charge. He argued w/ me for a minute and was trying to pronounce a word that I later realized was "electronic"...seriously and no, he was American, English as a first and very slow language. "The bank is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!"

Idiot number two, let's call him George; "It isn't illegal to close your account and just take the money, my associate was just saying you should take it."

After a slur of curse words that I didn't even now I had the talent to string together ran through my head in a ticker-tape format, I calmly asked this guy to repeat what he had said because I couldn't believe my fucking ears.

He did repeat it, and I said, "tell this to me like I'm a two year old, you are saying I should close the account and take the money?"

Then George said that I could, it was my option and that there was fraud going on, and I explained that money was put in, not taken out and he told me that. . .and I am not that good of a writer to make this up. . ."fraud comes in all ways and I should take it, close the account and open a new account, or I will have to deal with filling out paperwork."

Neither of these two geniuses looked up my account, or anything.

To the people of the world,

This is the reason that the USA is in banking crisis, they hire people with IQs lower than a sponge and then wonder why things get fucked up.

I am just sayin'!