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Labor Day!!!

     I hope you had an amazing extended weekend! For Labor Day, I had stuffs to get done! I got up early and headed into LA for a photoshoot with Sean Biggins, a co-star from “lonelygirl15” – an internet show we did a few years back. Ahhhhh! I just linked LG15 and there’s a picture of me looking all young and blonde! Weird!

The photographer, hard at work!
For any actors out there, Sean is having a special on headshots through the end of September! Tell him I referred you and you’ll only pay $150! And believe me, this guy is GOOD! Here are a few samples from what we shot.
For these, I did my own hair and makeup (I brushed my hair in the morning and put on a little tinted lotion. That’s it!), and basically just applied powder in between shots. I’ve found that the times I’ve had my hair and makeup professionally done, I always look overdone and just not like myself, so this time I decided to go au natural!
     After two hours of shooting and 310 (!) pictures, we headed over to Local, a local (teehee) restaurant that only uses local ingredients.
I had to order the Local whole wheat crepe. If it’s named after the restaurant, it’s got to be good!
They also have a fresh salad bar you can order by the pound. Yum!
I got the crepe with the spicy fries. This meal was delicious! The Local crepe had tons of cheddar, fresh spinach, salsa, onion confit, avocado and fake bacon. I’ll admit, if the fake bacon hadn’t come on top of this, I would never in my life have tried it, but it turned out to be pretty good!
     I headed out of Silverlake and over to North Hollywood to meet up with some friends at a Labor Day pool party!
Jenny and Boa, our producer/makeup artist and DP extraordinaire from Summer Campbell!
Malachi aka dolly grip/gourmet-quesadilla-maker!
There was a barbeque going on, but I was stuffed from my late lunch, so I just downed a few cookies and half a glass of red wine.
Note to self: don’t take bottle caps off with your hands if they’re not labeled “twist off”…
Mmmm, sharp-glass contaminated beer.
Only a few things caught on fire on the barbeque.
It turned out all right.
Hey Malachi, let’s trade cameras, kay?
Boa and Malachi had a bit of a splashing fight.
You tell me who won 🙂
     We all headed out around 5:30pm and I headed back home to prep for some auditions I had today. It’s been a busy one, and tonight is pottery! I’ll be getting back one more glazed bowl, then trimming a few mugs I made last time! 
Did you do anything special for Labor Day?


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Bar-Hopping and Thai Food!

     I am so tired. Last night was a late/early one for me. I went out with my friend Duck-Duck, Julia and Miles to a mini-dive bar around 10:30pm for a few drinks. We got to this dinky little place where everyone knew each other, and they had four beers on tap. FOUR. This was a problem. The beers on tap were as follows: Budweiser, Coors, Haywire and Firestone. Becki was not a happy camper, but after much deliberation, I got a glass of the Haywire Hefeweizen and settled in for a night of pool, friends and mediocre brews.

(There are no pictures because I’m not big on taking a purse with me to bars. I’m low-maintenance like that :-P)

     We got in one game of pool before the tables were taken, and decided that it would be best to move on, so we headed over to JJ Brewsky, where we split a pitcher of Fat Tire (Yay! Memories!), then hiked up to a ridge overlooking the city and sat talking for about an hour. It was a gorgeous night! You could smell the ocean and the spotlight at the airport lit up the marine layer with pink and purple flashes as it circled around. Mediocre beers aside, we all had an incredible time hanging out :).

     Things changed when I got home at 3:30am and realized that I had to be at work in 7 hours. I slept until about 7:45am, then woke up on my own (ugh) and settled down for a huge mug of coffee and breakfast.

We were out of spinach! AAAAAAAH! Instead, I made an omelette with one egg from the farmers’ market, and a few slices of real cheddar cheese.
I then attempted to round it out with half of a fresh peach. Tasted good, but not as good as an icy Monsta would have!
     I headed off for a few hours at work where I got to wear jeans, a rarity, and went out for Paciugo with Vicky. I got a child size with half amaretto chocolate chip and rocky road. Not much else happened…
     When I got home, the roommates and I decided to order some thai food for dinner.
This bowl had a little pad thai, pad kee mao, and some pineapple fried rice made with brown rice. A glass of Mirassou’s Pinot Noir topped it off.
     I devoured my meal, mopped my brow after the ridiculously spicy food, and sat out back admiring the view and the stars – I can see stars from my house: definitely not something you get living in the middle of LA!
     Tomorrey will be a very long day, but an amazing one! I’m headed to LA in the morning to take some new headshots with an up-and-coming photographer (who you LG15 fans just might recognize 😉 ), then meeting up with some wonderful friends for a Labor Day pool party! I have a feeling I’ll be staying out there, so you may have to wait until Tuesday to see the awesome pictures :).
Happy Labor Day! Relax, enjoy the company of your friends, and most importantly: EAT GOOD FOOD AND DRINK GOOD BREWS!

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