Sunday, August 30, 2009

Anything thats magic outta be good ^_^

Hey guys

I'm back, thought I'd update you on the great day I had yesterday! ok so it started of mediocre, after riding down to the market and grabbing some groceries I spent the next few hours at bobaloca slurping down a taro slush and hoeing into the food I'd just purchased - the combination of pretzel rolls and "mums spicy magic sauce" with lotus root on the side is sooooo good!
It was soooooo hot yesterday, I mean like really really hot, when I rode down our hill I felt as though I was riding through a fan forced oven as the hot air bellowed in my face (I honestly couldn't breath).
After finishing some drawings the feeling of guilt crept through me, I knew I was putting of the projects I had to do on the computer so with a reluctant sigh I got back on my bike and rode home.... thank god I made it, to be honest for a while there it was touch and go... the heat was so bad I almost keeled over!
After getting home and chugging down 3 glasses of water, I set myself up downstairs and got started on my projects, then finding out I wasn't going to be able to go to the roller derby with Gary (the tickets sold out) I made my way to Alina's to go with her to the gallery.
Found on Silver lake rd, the gallery looked like a house thats been converted, imagine a small two story house JAM-packed with as much art and toys as they could get in there, an eclectic colourful assortment of vinyl figures, paintings, sketches and children's books. The theme was doctor Zeus under the title "Oh the art you will see" Alina had in my opinion one of the best with a beautiful water colour of thing 1 and 2.
After mingling a little and looking around at all the art on display we left with our tummies grumbling for little tokyo. turns out they had a kinokonya (asian book store) so we browsed there first then it was straight to this little hole in the wall noodle hut that Alina claims she's constantly finding excuses to go to. There was a line outside (as per usual) so we had time to wonder around a little before we were seated. We tucked into massive bowls of noodles accompanied with delicious broth, pork and veggies ^_^ mmmm
Then it was onto yogurtland for dessert and a hop, skip and a jump back home, all in all it as a fantastic night! I'm of to another gallery tonight for a closing ceremony which means food, activities and fun!

Oh and I also want to make a shout out to Michaela my lovely room mate for my little kiss band
and my new house mate for giving me a lift yesterday
thanks guys!

Over and out ^_^

Oh and for those of you who are disappointed as I am that I missed out on the roller derby, I'll be able to go in september, I can't wait! ^_^

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

God gave rock and roll to you

Yes Dad, I'm sitting here writing this as I listen to all the KISS songs I just downloaded ^_^ I thought you'd be very proud...

It's almost like a warm hug as the sound of live guitars filter electrically through my laptop speakers and Paul calls out to me like a voice from the past... Today was fairly uneventful, well to my standards anyway, I had to catch 7 different buses which was slightly crazy, I saw carpet lady again, not sure I mentioned her before but she's an Asian lady thats gets on to go to China town and has an odd habit of wearing tops that match her bag which looks suspiciously like she's made it out of spare carpet... or rustic curtains.
The first bus also broke down... twice, similar to what our old Laser would do, and mum would quickly try and start it as if nothing had happened.. it may have gone almost unnoticed in this case if it wasn't for the guy down the back that was clearly on drugs (evidence by the sores all over his body) and in a hurry to get somewhere (drug meeting?) "What the (&^%& your &*^$ kidding... I need to (*^&% be somewhere!" it was pretty funny.
They had some great flavours at 21 flavours as well... not 21 as the title claims but 2 were mint with choc chips, junior mints and actual mints mixed in as well as this cinnamon flavoured one with cookie dough and all sorts mixed in ^_^
After spending the rest of the day in Cha trying not to get stuck to the seat (it was so hot today I considered crawling into an air-conditioning vent and staying there forever!).
I realised at 5:30 that I should have got going ages ago then it was a race against time to catch 3 buses in less than an hour and half in order to catch the last 155 from burbank that would take me to the sketch meet... every stop over was agony! But I made it (woohoo) and had a great time with Edd, Matt and the rest of the gang... I may even have a couple of job opportunities from it... finally ^_^
Hope everyone is staying safe and avoiding public transport when they can, I'm of to see J.I.Joe tomorrow


These are from today, I did an emotion for every letter of the alphabet, well almost every one, I got up to V.. Oh and I'll change U, I asked everyone at the meet what I should do (I'd already drawn underwear) and all at once they looked up and said, "uninspired" ... then someone said unmotivated... am I sensing a theme??


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Is the baby still there??

Hey guys

Things have been really great the last few days, just chilling out, saw Luce today down in West Hollywood which was excellent, we had a free day - that is got free drinks, $10 extra credit on my phone and when a button fell of the pants Luce wanted they were discounted an extra 20% (bargain!). There's also been lots of drawing - A shirt is in the works everyone, the theme is monsters ^_^ (go to DA for some sneak peeks), lots of sitting badly - I got a massage the other day, it sounded like a machine gun going of as she tentatively slid her thumbs across my shoulders, the sound of 1000's of knots scurrying away ^_^... and of course lots of eating, word to the wise: it takes 20 mintues or more to cook a rice pudding wrapped in thick leaf, DO NOT open just because its soft on the outside as you'll find hard uncooked rice in the middle... not tasty :(

And now a little short narrative I wrote on the bus while travelling to Little Tokyo:

I look out the murky dirt stained bus window at tired, dull streets rolling by. The slightest points of difference spark my attention... guy on a bike... washing on the balcony... the faces that greet me are mute, devoid of expression except an innate sense of exhaustion, a sign of silent battles with the heat rippling proudly though the air.
The bus twists and turns, chugging up and down uneven hills, bumping us around in a kind of spontaneous co-ordinated movement. A dance none of us learnt but seem to know the steps to. A baby grabs my hair from behind, cooing curiously, causing a smile that breaks my transfixed stare. I shift uncomfortably on the hard seat longing wistfully for this journey to end, or at least a pillow, I don't know how long I've been traveling or how far there is to go.
The terrain seems to be changing, people outside mingle about, pushing through the heat as they go about tasks of the day. I feel the close of my journey approaching and think longingly of my destination and what's to greet me when I arrive.
It's been another moment of my life in transition, in suspended displacement, on the painful yet necessary mode that is... public transport.

Signing out

P.s. thanks to Luce for the title idea, that little doozy had me cackling for ages ^_^
Oh and the image is for my display - I'm going to do some caricatures for people... for money...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hey - you wanna ride?

Hey blogspotters

I figured I should let you in on the spoils and adventures of yesterday, not to mention my harrowing 40 minute jog down glenoaks in sandals and suspenders at 1 am this morning (Dad don't read the last part)

I went to sleep the night before on a high, faced with a jam-packed day to follow I wanted a decent amount of sleep, however as is predictable I finally got to sleep at 2 so waking up late I realised with a jolt I only had 30 mins to grab a handful of nuts, run out the door to burbank and catch a bus to meet Alina.

Half way and sweating I got the call that Alina had finished her hair appointment and was ready to meet me, luckily she took pity on me and decided to pick me up from where I was (thanks Alina!). chatting away, the trip to Alhambra flew by and before I knew it we were settled in a tucked away booth at CHA eating stew and talking about crazy boss's how to accept people telling you your work sucks and basic industry do's and don'ts.

Full and happy we moseyed over to Nucleus gallery to drop of a painting of Alina's they were have on display as part of a "where the wild things are" exhibit. The gallery was really quirky, displaying a shop front and hiding a large opened floor that displayed around 3 to four artists. When we'd finished browsing art and books we headed over to the Valley - a large Asain shopping centre with a massive supermarket boasting live fish, squawking product sellers and lots of taste testing!

An hour later I was being dropped in Pasadena for some yogurt and to catch the 181 to meet David at the observatory. It was a long ride but I made it and joined him for the hike to the top of the mountain. We had a great time getting to know each other, looking at the view of LA, watching the sun go down and then heading in for an amazing trip through space in their dome that made it feel like you were flying!! Stumbling down the mountain after the show I listened as he told me about mountain lions (that are in the park) and other places I should visit, it was then my turn to do the talking at an Italian restaurant as he ripped into a late dinner where things took a philosophical turn as I was told to explain my views on meaning of life and why I think I'm here..

Faced with the prospect of walking home I was seen grabbing a taro slush At 12:30am from Bobaloca. As I slurped down the last dregs of my drink I started to freak myself out with sounds around me so took of running the rest of the way... warn out, red and sweating like crazy I made my way up Cabrini with thongs in hands then wiping myself down with a handtowel (not allowed showers after 11) I lay on my bed and fell straight to sleep!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lesley's Law

Has anyone ever noticed that an incredibly good day is almost always followed by an incredibly bad one... or bad couple of days - I think its the universe's way of balancing out joy in the world... In any case I'm going to call it "Lesley's law".

With this in mind I had a bad case of Lesley's law the last day or so. Following my great drawing day that saw me floating home with sheer euphoria and sense of gay whimsy.... not that kind of gay people... It was all taken away upon the discovery that my sunglasses are now missing, YES its true, my last ray of hope (and vision) was taken away... and the worst thing... I have NO idea HOW!! I'm absolutely positive I put them on my dresser so in the night they have grown legs and ran away... its the only explanation I have... even Michaela is baffled, we sat on our beds for half an hour staring at each other in complete confusion...

Upset, frustrated and slightly headachy from not being able to focus properly I spent some time moping then went downstairs to make some lunch. To improve my mood I made myself a really nice chicken salad (marinated chicken I made the other night) and upon taking it into my room to watch tv... DISASTER struck... or should I say, Lesley's Law (actually now that I think about it maybe I shouldn't associate my name with something so depressing... ) struck and the salad flew out of my hand and landed ALL OVER my bed.. the floor and my computer!

Later I was seen looking for a firewire cable to back up my computer (as I'm petrified something will happen) and told by every electronic store that no one had any (one place didn't even know what a firewire cable was... how is it he got a job I haven't)... Not to mention my electronic book I bought is locked so I can't print it out and read it normally (its hard to read 60 pages on the computer)

But my law also works the other way - badness must be followed by goodness so after this I was able to print out my other e-book (all 214 pages of it) and got a discount, Had an amazing session with the guys at the sketch club that night, and after biting the bullet and finally getting my eyes tested for a prescription was given a free contact fitting (she felt sorry for me as an unemployed, insurance's person that was at the point close to tears). So with my contacts in I was able to buy myself some funky sunglasses ($5) and found a great deal on belts ($4 each!)

Hope your all well and having a good day.. just watch out for the bad one...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Always look on the bright side of life - do do di dooo di do di doooo

Hey guys

So yesterday and today are shooting days with Michaela... or should I say WAITING, WAITING, pretending to talk to homeless people days.. I'm serious acting has to be one of the most boring jobs ever! its almost 90% waiting around, and then when you do have to act you repeat the same thing at least 8 times... I had to take soooo many bites of a jam and philly sandwhich yesterday it almost made me sick!

Looking on the bright side of things, I was shouted a nice lunch of chicken and veggie pot-stickers, got to make a few new friends and was then taking out to the movies after... so I guess the life of an actor isn't all bad - especially when your director is willing to give you a neck massage!

We saw "The Time Travelers wife" with Rachel McAddams and Eric Banner - not bad, ATTN: MUM! - do NOT see this film, unless you want to spend an hour trying to compose yourself after, we don't want another "Hours" episode ^_^ but it was pretty decent, nicely acted and considering I was dead tired, reasonably interesting story-line...

Now as I'm slightly lazy (and running late for the shooting today) I'm going to try a new way of writing these - sort of like a shopping list I guess, with little observations I made during the day... (clears throat) here goes:

- Daily Observations but Lesley (if you don't know who that is you may have stumbled on the wrong blog)

- Man holding baby turtles on the train
- Girl carrying a tree in a pot at the bus stop
- Women with a bag made out of curtains - that actually matched her shirt
- NEVER catch the bus if the bus driver isn't 100% positive were he stops - you could end up in woop woop! (as I did)
- The 96 bus does NOT go to Glendale... but it does go past the LA zoo ^_^
- Streets are named after places - this makes giving or asking for directions VERY confusing...
- The moon is red - the moon is RED like bright, shiny seriously freaky red as my glasses RED
- Army guys are nice - until they try and "take you home" - it is at this time that a seat near the bus driver is advised...
- Some bus drivers should not be driving - and others can make your day - "good morning precious!"

Oh and lastly if any one was worried or interested, no luck yet with my glasses... I think I have given up hope

Until next time
Keep reading ^_^


Sunday, August 16, 2009

"Hey Sexy lady"

Ok so no matter who says it or how - that comment is just creepy, especially coming from a 40 year old Mexican riding past you on the street...

After meatloaf for lunch (thanks again for the recipe Gpa) I spent most of the day at Burbank on the corner handing out fliers to families about my cartooning business... trying to do something similar to what I was doing for Danny - besides the occasional "No thanks" I got some good feedback, one lady even smiled encouragingly and told me I was doing a good thing.. yay me ^_^

Next stop was meeting with Alina for a little catch up then sitting in the cinema (still wearing sunnnies) to watch Ponyo. The movie was great - and in true Miyazaki style, kinda weird :) based on a crazy adaption of the original little mermaid it was the charming story of a little fish that becomes human for the love of a boy... not to mention the song at the end - really cute!

After that I sat in Bobaloca for a while drawing fish - well so would you if you'd been watching them for the last hour and a bit... then slurping out the last dregs of chai and waving goodbye I caught the bus home. Homemade chicken and veggie soup for dinner mmmm

Over and out

No glasses matching your description...

Hey there blogeroos

I thought I'd add this little ditty as my memory slowly filters out information I'd forgotten - I remembered why I spoiled myself with a movie - I spent 6 hours on public transport on a journey to the lost and found depot to be told by a very disgruntled women she didn't have my glasses! You know what, I don't even think she looked properly... supposedly there's different boxes for different lines so my glasses could be in any box... bet she only looked in a couple - and to top it all of handed me a card at the end saying - call this number to see if they're there.. THAT information would have been more useful BEFORE I spent so long on crowded extended buses down here, I looked at her eyebrows furrowed and grunted something to that effect, but then of course felt guilty cos I guess its no her fault...

Oh and I included a better pick of my tattoo (which someone thought was real) Its a dragon (I've since been told its hard to tell.. thanks mum) Hope you all have fantastic Mornings, noons and nights


Oh yeah, and if any one is interested in seeing me in a movie, let me know and I'll send it to you ^_^

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Get this party started ^_^

Hey friends and family,

So its been a while between blogs... well a few days, and guess what... not much has happened, yep things have been pretty quiet, in fact I was contemplating whether or not to bore you with an entry tonight but I figured you'd hear about it if I was home so... may as well keep the babbling tradition alive ^_^

Yesterday was toped of by a trip to the movies, (among a few chores... actually not sure if I can call them chores if I create them for myself... seriously people I'm so desperate for a little purpose I've been creating imaginary jobs for myself...) But I fake rewarded myself anyway - with Julie and Julia... that movie with Merryl streep and Amy Adams, it was really nice, had some funny moments, and even made me tear up slightly... there was a bit about sisters and well... (miss you guys) And of course it boasted lots and lots of food!

Today was heaps of fun, I made my way down to Little Tokyo after a browse of Glendale markets (tasted the nicest roast capsicum sauce - "mums magic") and it was going of! there were balloons, jumping Castles (news flash, it just took me 5 minutes to figure out how to spell castle - stupidest word ever...) Kids, stalls and more. I started with a quick browse then straight into the museum for some craft. We were making Kokeshi dolls, which are Japanese dolls originally from Northern Japan- the museum was having an exhibition with over 200 different ones from the originals to pop art infused modern creations. Holding my doll proudly after being told it was the first one of the day to wear glasses, I got my face painted (hey as a fellow face painter I have to suss out the competition) had a browse of the exhibition, then spent the rest of the day drifting around the various smaller festivals sprawled throughout little Tokyo.

On the bus home I had a nice chat with a couple of guys I had sketched at the stop then it was home for master chef time where I made a minestrone soup, meatloaf and began marinating some honey soy lemon chicken... mmmm, the meatloaf just came out of the oven, I guess its time for a taste

Until next time ^_^

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mr blue sky

Today I collected yet more crazy bus stories as I watched one driver yell at us all for having the windows down when he had the airconditioning on - and another lady yell at him to keep his eyes on the road. All this on the way to see China Town (on purpose..sort of) where I browsed crowded markets and navigated push cart trolleys all the while trying to find a bathroom.

A bus ride into Pasadena later, had me snacking on Blueberry muffin flavored yogurt (don't knock it till you try it), and then a four hour sit in cha for a major drawing session to which I welcomed an hour massage after. Its always a bad sign when a masseuse touches your back and says almost instantaneously - "Oh you so tense, your back very scary" but she powered through and did an awesome job - I was so relaxed in fact, I didn't even mind their was no door... although I do wish those people didn't have to walk by just when she had my pants down and was working out my butt...

Refreshed and happy I floated to the bus home, where I and my milk tea were lucky enough to be picked up by Tabitha for a ride the rest of the way, or more importantly up our mountain... I now sit/lie/shift around on my bed listening to Peter Combe's remembering whistfuly the old days and much less scary back times...

Until later
don't forget to stretch and tell me about what your up to


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

such great heights ^_^

thinking of you today Ant...


Oh and saw a movie with Tabitha today, "born to be a star" it was really funny, I definitely recommend it ^_^

Sunday, August 9, 2009

HELP! I can't SEEEE!!

Its true folks, I'm sitting here blind as a bat... ok not that bad, but I am sufficiently headachy, "why" you ask with concern... well... I lost my glasses... Don't get me wrong, the day started out fantastically, Rode my bike to the mall singing Miley Cyrus songs with the breeze in my hair and my rainbow ribbons whipping out like kite tails. I was allowed to keep the bike in the Sports chalet (safe and secure) not to mention all my busses arrived on time and within a few minutes of getting to the stop.

I may have missed my stop on the bus and ended up in Chinatown, but I got to have a look around (hear some manic chinese conversations) and then catch the train (a significantly nicer ride) to Pasadena. 21 choices had Oreo flavoured yogurt (very tasty) then at Cha I got to spend 3 hours drawing, eating chicken dumplings and drinking hot Taro tea.

Oh man, life was good... then whilst ridding back home, it all went wrong.. chugging up the enormous mountain, otherwise known as Cabrini dr I finally made it to the top where I was met by stairs... have you ever been half way through trying to do something crazy and start laughing - well that was me half way up. I made it to the top bruised, scratched, sweating, puffing and muttering curse words under my breath like a sailor in a bad storm! flicking the kick stand I opened the door, carefully pulled open the blinds...unlocked the sliding door... slowly inched open the screen door then after navigating my bike up over the threshold, through the living room and outside onto the patio, I wrapped it in tarp and made sure everything was locked and shut after me... this my friends is what I'll have to do EVERYTIME I use my bike!!

With a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach I went to change my glasses around and... they were gone!! To further the badness I'm not supposed to go to the lost and found office for three working days... so I'm sunnies bound for three days... in a word... unfair!

In other news Yesterday was alright, I was supposed to meet Luce at little Tokyo but we missed each other and without phone credit (surprisingly not me) it was a no hope situation, but I did have a decent look around and had some really nice sushi, so it wasn't all bad...

Heres hoping things improve tomorrow...

Oh by the way, if you can ever get a hold of lemon almonds, DO - they are fantastic!! I picked some up at the markets yesterday morning ^_^

this is my new character - and a look at a little comic strip ^_^

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I told you I'd be back!

Hey guys,

forgot to put this one in last night. Luckily for me yesterday was fairly uneventful... well excepting the fact I FINALLY WENT INSIDE DISNEY STUDIOS!!! Take THAT security guard that laughed at my determination! I said I'd be back and I was ^_^ well I got through the front door anyway.

I arrived at 12 after taking the long way there (got acquainted with Norbet) and lining up with the cars entering peddled casually to the booth announcing proudly that I was here to see Matt Robert's. She smiled kindly and passing me a visitors badge told me to park my bike and head in! It took me about 15 minutes to walk the short passageway as I gawked awkwardly at the art of Princess and the Frog on display.

Whilst waiting at reception, slyly getting to know Eric the security guard, I bumped into Wayne (one of the guys from comic-con) then turned to see Matt smiling and extended his hand for a shake. Slightly disappointed we headed out of the building to the abc next door, through the marbled hallway to the food court. Its was great having lunch with someone who is as like minded about animation, in a place surrounded by future colleagues (I hope :P) on the way out we even saw Glen Kean, but I kept my cool and tried not to geek out too much... that is until we were out of site.

Back in reception we parted ways and after a chat with Eric about his honeymoon in Sydney I got back on my bike and spent the rest of the afternoon getting supplies for my clothing business and little accessories for Norbet... (I'm now the proud owner of a little green bell ^_^). I arrived home later that day, distinctly more sweaty than when I left, and locked and covered Norbet before heading inside.

I had prawn stirfry for dinner, then drew until bed

Hope you guys had a great Saturday ^_^

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Introducing NORBET!

Hey Guys.

I love the PUBLIC METRO SYSTEM!! I know, coming from yesterday you'd have never believed it, but today seriously restored my faith, I had to catch 5 different buses and it went of without a hitch, they were on time, efficient and everytime I got of one the next was waiting for me... I don't know if its good karma or sheer luck, but whatever it is, I'm one very happy girl.

So why catch 5 buses, I can hear you saying with disbelief. No I wasn't leaving the country, it was purely my love of food ^_^ Having tasted only 6 of 21 Choices awesome yogurt flavours, my first stop was Pasadena to which I was helped along the way by a very nice Russian lady (they really get a bad rap) and an extremely helpful Bus driver. Once there I had a little look around then was waltzing in the sunshine with my vanilla and peppermint/white choc chip frozen yogurt. mmmmm, stopping briefly for a chat with a guy asking for donations (he wanted to know about my life... I think he was seriously bored... it sounds a lot creepier than it as) I made my way down to Alhambra to CHa for tea ^_^

It was there I got a great start on my book and belt ^_^ in fact I was on such a roll the only thing that broke my concentration was the message I got from the lady I'm buying a bike from. Looking at the time I knew I had to get going, so blowing my belt dry and praying my pants wouldn't fall down, it was two buses back to Glendale and asking about 20 people were Carlton dr was before I finally got to her house.

She was still building it when I got there, but I had a nice chat playing with her little one year old and her and her partner drove me home with my beautiful green bike in the back! I call him Norbet ^_^

Hope you like the pics!

... Isn't he beautiful ^_^

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I love my.... air-conditioning

Hey guys

So its the end of another day, another extremely Stinkin HOT day! seriously I'm considering driving round in my own personal ice-cream truck or just not going outside...ever!... But I did go outside today, wanting to make a jump start on my 3 o'clock meeting with Kyle, I grabbed a crush while at the mall then headed down to the seventh circle of hell bus stop to wait for 40 minutes in blistering heat for the bus I thought would never show!

Luckily it did, emerging out of the rippling heat and chugging to a halt on the scorched pavement. I arrived later at Universal and after a quick look around and a use of their restroom facilities I made my way to the Starbucks. I can't believe I actually found it, and with a Ralph's salad in hand (quick side note - they were having all this taste testing at Ralph's, it was awesome!) I met with Kyle for about and hour and half. We had a great chat about the industry and he even gave me his book "I love my scarf" ^_^

Later that afternoon I spent time in the mall, looking through the art section at Barnes and Noble, trying on cloths (yes you read right) and wasting time till it was cool enough for me to head back outside. Now I've finished enjoying my omlette and I'm watching the Disney channel - life is good ^_^

Hope everything is good with you guys!
Lel - KJyle's blog, you should check it out ^_^

Oh I'm also thinking of making my own book, "I hate bow-ties" - I'll keep you posted ^_^

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

21 flavours of sheeeer bliss ^_^

Ok so its official I have the best friends in the world! - just throwing it out there ^_^

The day started late (again) as I lay sprawled in bed trying over and over again to get back to sleep. I gave up at 9:30 figuring 8 hours sleep was good enough and had some breaky looking forward to cracking open a new bag of dried mango (still can't believe its only 3 bucks!). The morning was spent online looking for more work and getting back to people about my future bike... lime green beach cruiser here I come woohoo! Then after some lunch sitting with Amber watching Scooby Doo - the new version - and looking adoringly at Bradly gurgling I made my way to the Mall for a refreshing drink and a look around.

It was crazy hot today, so I was extra happy to receive my Taro crush, but what made me even more delirious was the comment by the owner or boba loca "So your new here huh... don't worry I remember your application... I'm going to see what I can do" Yay for money and a stop to my ever decreasing savings account! (everyone cross your toes!)

At three I was back home making a star on the floor in an attempt to cool down and digest the 2 giant glasses of water I downed in 3 seconds, waiting for Jen to pick me up. It was awesome seeing her again! We spent the late afternoon browsing Old Pasadena and deciding on a place to eat. leading me down the exact alley where James had his studio she took me to a" cook your own food" Jap place which was extremely tasty (although it took us a couple of burnt chicken pieces to figure out the art of bbq). Then after shouting me dinner (seriously if your reading this Jen you are too nice!) we made our way to 21 flavours frozen yogurt, where they run things a little like cold rock and have flavours of yogurt that include Zinadoodle (cookie dough and cinnamon mixed in!) IT WAS SOOOO GOOD!

Groaning with sheer fulness we walked slowly back to the car and chatting about music and sites the whole way home. Then as if the night wasn't good enough Jen gave me a present, a pack of beautiful pencils and graphite's as well as cute scrap book of memories from Irvine!!!

I told you - I warned you - I have the BEST friends EVER!

Luv you Jen ^_^

Night everyone

Monday, August 3, 2009


Agghhhh, yes lovely watchers and readers, that was the sigh of a very content girl after a very lazy day.

I woke up late, but to be fair I went to bed at about 2:30 (sorry Dad) so I felt I deserved the sleep in. After the usual for breaky and kinda wishing I'd had a shower the night before (it was avoided not by choice) I resolved to go for a swim that afternoon then tucked my laptop under arm and headed downtown for my 12:30 meeting with Jeremy.

By the time I arrived at the mall I was sweating pretty bad, cursing the clouded sky for deluding me into thinking it may be cooler jumper weather... it wasn't, but as I had committed to the jumper there was no turning back and I grabbed a large icy drink to cool me down. At 12:30 I was waiting patiently at the Island cafe, looking at the menu and hoping I'd recognise Jeremy when he walked in.

He found me, and after going over formalities - Hi, how are you, having a nice day? we got onto the good stuff, and spent the next hour and a bit eating, laughing, going over my work, talking about a planned attack for the industry and his journey to story-boarding at Nick. All to soon it was time to say goodbye and grabbing a some yogurt as well as couple of books from the movie shop (A massive Norman Rockwell collection and a calvin and Hobbs showcase) I called Tabitha to see if she could pick me up and waited in a sushi restaurant until she arrived.

Well, talk about not judging a book by its cover! the outside was disheveled with a large 50% of sushi sign blocking the sidewalk, but, tentatively walking inside I was met by a fresh decor, friendly staff and the BEST egg sushi I've ever eaten, in fact when I ordered my second round the guy gave me extra!

Later, driving in the car with Tabitha we stopped by Traders for some groceries then we were home bound so I could put away the groceries and chill... so much for going swimming ;p

Over and out

Just don't get my bad side

Hey Guys

So today I was ready for my close up, and after waiting all morning for Michaela to pick me up (as sad as it sounds the highlight was my salad topped with the dressing I bought from Cha ^_^) come 1:30 Michaela was at my door puffing and ready to take me to the shoot.

It started slow, so slow in fact that I fell asleep on the couch, and was woken only to the smell of pizza permeating thorough the flat. When they had finished woofing down their lunch it was time to get started. They were shooting with an extremely old clunky camera (black and white with no sound and made a loud clicky noise when it began rolling) but after measuring the light, distance and double checking the story boards it was "ready actress" "Ready camera" "Marker, rolling, speed, ACTION".

All up I had 24 shots, 8 dress changes, a nap in my trailer (also known as Undres car - which had that lovely new car smell) until we FINALLY wrapped at 9:30 (so much for only going 4 hours). I say the thing I can take away from this is I am VERY good at talking to myself (I had to pretend in every shot that my boyfriend was with me and we were talking).

After the wrap, we grabbed yogurt and Taro tea to celebrate (I was shouted the yogurt for doing Michaela the favour) then it was straight home to bed... ok maybe not straight away ^_^

Saturday, August 1, 2009

There's no more peanut butter

Hey Folks

Not much to report today, I spent all morning uploading a MASSIVE amount of pics on my DA page... I think about 12 in total, and once my butt was official numb I left (with my new sun-cream on) and headed to the movies to use my free ticket on "500 Days of Summer". The movie was excellent, really funny and definitely not your typical love story (I stayed through to the very end of the credits Ant, keeping the tradition alive). After I grabbed some yogurt pretzels and licorish for the bus ride home and now I'm sitting on my bed, watching Ace Ventura (and now the Incredible's) going through all the outfits I'll have to wear tomorrow for Michaela's shoot (she wants me to be in her film.. I have to walk around talking to an imaginary person the whole time...should be an interesting day ^_^)

Heres one of the pics on my page, but you should check it out if you
want to see more

Oh I almost forgot, I went into the Sushi place today and got egg... 5 bucks for frozen egg... such a disappointment :(

I'm watching you...


its late, I;m tired but I figured I should put this up before I forget the cool things that happened today... well ok ONE cool thing, but I thought it was worth a mention ^_^ I started the day early, which was a surprise as I think I made it to bed at about 2 this morning. I got up non the less and after having something to eat settled down on my bed for some internet catch up and an attempt to fill out all the applications I picked up job hunting yesterday (this took FOREVER!) - Oh my god - it must have been the most repetitive thing I've ever done, I wrote about my history more times this morning than I've done in my whole life!

At around 2:30, Tabitha and i headed to Disney studios for the free movie they were showing (I was handed tickets the other day) however when we arrived we were told it was full and were instead given a movie ticket each to see any one we wanted! (A better deal I think) After one of the guys followed us back to the car to take the ticket I'd left on the front seat, we piled back in and headed down to Irvine. The drive took ages with all the traffic, but gave Tabitha and I a chance to get to know each other.

She dropped my of at the Uni centre, and after grabbing some yoghurt (they have Yogurt land there now!!) and checking to see if Will was working (Alakazam comics - he wasn't and Toru quite :( - I wondered around for a bit then went to the web to see if any one was around. Unfortunately everyone has picked this weekend to bugger of, so disappointed (but with plenty of lunch invites for when I get back to burbank) I went to Cha (YAY) for my fave beef stew and a Taro - holly crap I forgot how good it was!!

I sat there for about four hours, eating, sipping and drawing (I think I filled about 10 pages in my sketch book). This is were the cool thing happened (sorry to leave it till last) I was just chilling out drawing the people I saw walking in when I guy noticed and asked if he could take a picture of the one of him, of course I agreed and then later handed him a sticked with my DA address saying I'd have it coloured online soon if he wants to download it. Once I left they looked at the card and his girlfriend started laughing, I looked over, worried I'd been too forward, then she smiled at me and said -

"I watch you!"
Me: "sorry?"
"Oh yeah, that sounds a little creepy, I mean on Deviant art... I watch you"
Me: "No way! wow, thanks (wow do I live in a scarily small world)"

How cool is that!! I actually met someone who watches me, in Cha of all places, and to think I may have never known ^_^
Oh and some girls liked my stuff too and grabbed my facebook details so Yay for making friends in random places! If they are reading this, thanks for being so nice guys, it really made my day ^_^

Signing out

Wait to you see the ton of stuff I'm going to add to my DA page tomorrow ^_^
heres a taste...