Friday, February 28, 2014


FeBLOGuary day 28: your hopes for your blog. 

All I hope for my blog is that I keep it up at least a little more than I have been. Also, Matt and I may be working on a little something ;) More on that later.

For now, my fingers are tired from all the typing. Happy March to us all :)

And in honor of just buying my Iggy Azalea tickets yesterday and since I started the challenge with an Iggy song, here's one more to end it. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Days are Gone

FeBLOGuary day 27: a confession.

My confession as we're approaching the end of this blog challenge is this:

I honestly did not think I could finish this blog challenge. When I was in my blog heavy days I was writing multiple times a day and following/commenting on blogs like crazy. But, alas I had so much more time than I do now. And I feel like although I now have so much more going on in my life I don't feel the need to share it as readily as I did before. I don't know. It's hard to explain.

BUT! I owe the completion of this challenge to not wanting to let down Mr. Okarmus didn't I list that as one of my flaws? Not being able to let people down... clearly writing about that didn't make it not so. 

I'm so happy I made it through the challenge though. And thank you, thank you, thank you, to those that read even one along the way. 

I can't believe these 28 days are gone

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Where the Lines Overlap

FeBLOGuary Day 26: your favorite blogs

Well FOR STARTERS: Mr. Matthue Okarmus's blog, he kindly agreed to do this challenge with me because he is both a gentleman and a scholar. I met this fine fellow through blogging back in my blog-intensive days and now that I know him in real life he's even greater! This guy ya'll... this guy. 

Also from the good 'ol blogging days: Ms. Allison, she almost did this challenge with us, but decided against it, but she has been a loyal follower and she sends the funniest postcards, including my favorite one that just said Almost Canadian.

A newer follow for me but someone I've also met in real life: Mike, If you're into music check it out, or you know, if you're just into cool people. We got to hang out in San Francisco at a Tegan and Sara and fun! show, that was truly, fun. 

There are so many more, but I do love all of these beautiful human beings and therefore you should too. 

Today's song.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


FeBLOGuary day 25: what would you do if you'd win the lottery.

I've always said that if I won the lottery I wouldn't change a ton, I mean yeah, I'd buy a house, and my mom a house and a better car. But outside of that I don't think I'd quit working. The last time I didn't have a job for an extended period I was bored out of my mind after like 3 weeks. I would probably take more vacations with friends and loved ones, but I'd still like to work. Maybe I'd write more? I'm not really sure, I've honestly never really even considered it a possibility so I just never really considered what I'd do. But this is pretty close I suppose. 

And in honor of the Miley Cyrus concert I attended on Saturday, here is my song of the day

Also, if you get the chance to see Miley in concert I highly recommend it. Damn that was an entertaining show, also GIRL CAN SING. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals

FeBLOGuary day 24: your favorite quote

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next... Delicious Ambiguity.” 

-Gilda Radnor

Besides the fact that Gilda is someone I look up to so, so much. The fact that this quote came about because of her diagnosis with cancer that would eventually take her like is even more awe inspiring. She was a beautiful, hilarious woman who helped pave the way for females in comedy. And clearly she had a great outlook on life. When I'm having a hard time I try to remember this quote and take everything with a grain of salt. 

Listening to her record also helps on those days. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thank you for Being a Friend

FeBLOGuary day 23: talk about your siblings

By conventional standards, I don't have any siblings, but I definitely have a sister. I met Alison on the bus on the way home from the first day of kindergarten. I asked her name, she ignored me and played with her dinosaurs, I gave her my phone number, she ignored me and played with her dinosaurs, I said bye, she ignored me and played with her dinosaurs. 

But later she called me and my mom took me to her house to play. Her brother pushed us down the basement stairs in a little tyke car and she got out and hit him and they both got a time out. The rest is history. I saw almost everyday, she knows more about me than basically anyone. Even though we went to different colleges and I moved across the country, whenever we get back together is like no time has passed and we pick up like we just saw each other yesterday. 

She's the person I can call at anytime and vice versa. 

She is my person. The End. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Hero

FeBLOGuary day 22: who's your hero

Easy. My mom. She did everything. She raised me, she took nothing for herself and gave me everything she could. I honestly don't know where I'd be if not for her, not where I am, that's for sure. 

I had a lot of terrible people in my life growing up, she was the one I could always count on. I don't even know if I could explain how much she means to me if I typed a 20 page essay. She's just the best, and one day I hope to repay her, though I don't think I ever could. She'll always be my hero. 

This song's for her, My Hero

Friday, February 21, 2014

Make Me Wanna Die

FeBLOGuary day 21: what are your pet peeves.

I don't actually have a ton of pet peeves, if you've ever met me I'm pretty easy to get along with but I definitely have a few. 

1) If I'm riding in the car with you and you sing along louder than the music EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. I will lose my shit. You better either turn the music up louder than you, or turn yourself down. I know professional singers, and unless we're listening to their song I don't even want to hear them sing over the radio. Drives me up a wall, I'd rather drive in silence.

2) Loud eating. Pretty self explanatory, if I can hear your chewing, slurping, etc. I'm out. I can't even. 

3) Fake people. I'm fine if you don't like me, but at least don't like me to my face. I'd rather that than someone pretending to like me and then talking shit. I'll be up front with you if you do the same. 

4) Loud walkers. I clearly have noise issues, but EVERYONE STOP STOMPING AROUND. 

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. Like I said, pretty easy going. What are your biggest pet peeves?

For today's song Make Me Wanna Die, which is what happens when you do the above. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

If I Die Young

FeBLOGuary day 20: 5 items on your bucket list

This is a weird one for me because I'm the type of person, if I want to do something, I'll make sure I do it, so I don't really keep a 'bucket list' of things I want to do. I'll see what I can come up with.

1) TRAVEL MORE: I've been extremely fortunate to travel a lot in my time on this space rock, but there are some places I want to go that I haven't. Namely Africa, Ireland, Australia and China. Those need to happen soon. I suppose I should also hit South America at some point. 

2) SCUBA CERTIFICATION: I want to retire somewhere tropical and live on the beach spending my days underwater with the fish. It's so peaceful and beautiful.

3) BUY A HOUSE: But not for me, I mean I'd like to buy myself one too, but I want to get to the point I can buy my mom one. That's when I know I've made it.

4) GO ON A TOUR: I want to like befriend or date a musician (I say this because I have very little musical talent) and go on a nationwide tour, sleep on the bus, have like 4 outfits, the whole 9 yards. 

5) CREATE SOMETHING PEOPLE LOVE: Whether it be writing something or directing. I just want to create something that MEANS something to people. Something that saves someone life, hell, even if it just brightens their day. That's what I want to leave the world with to remember me by. 

I guess that wasn't all that hard after all. Uh oh y'all, my country side is coming out If I Die Young

What's on your bucket list? I need ideas to add to mine!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Big Ass Purse

FeBLOGuary Day 19: what's in your bag

This question varies drastically on my weekends vs. workdays, but since today is a workday, let's go with that. I take a backpack with me to work because I'm carrying notebooks and papers and stuff all the time but in general here's a rundown of what you can find in my bag:

iPad mini
Headphones (2 Pairs: Skullcandy aviators, and v800i in-ears)
Various chargers
Multiple chapsticks

I'M READY FOR ANYTHINGGGGGG, also these photos make me look so much more hipster than I actually am. And on the weekend my purse is just as packed. Here's a song in honor of that the incomparable Reggie Watts ladies and gentleman


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Get What You Want

FeBLOGuary Day 18: what do you collect

When I think of someone who collects things my mind goes to like stamp collectors who have like images of every stamp ever collected and make sure to get every one of them. In that sense I don't 'collect' things, I definitely have numerous items I have a lot of; books, vinyl records, DVDs. In order to illustrate, todays post will just have photos, enjoy!

The Big box sets

 Books too big for the bookshelf

 Seasons of shows



 My small but carefully curated vinyl collection. 

What do you think? Do you need to borrow anything? 

For today's song Get What You Want

Monday, February 17, 2014

Everything Is Awesome

FeBLOGuary Day 17: your favorite musician/band

This is funny because I just used their song yesterday, but, my favorite band will forever be Tegan and Sara, you know unless they did something crazy like go on a killing spree. 

I started listening to them when I was 11 and their music got me through all my major struggles during my formative years. I've seen them 19 times over the past 15 years and I hope to continue that streak. However, with their recent success of their last album and now being everywhere due to having the theme song of the Lego Movie, it's getting harder to go to their shows. I've got #20 lined up when they open for Katy Perry in September.

Their music was the soundtrack to every break up through middle school/high school/college and post college haha. I don't know how I would've made it through those without them. 

Since moving to LA I've met them both on a number of occasions. I got to go to their green room after they performed on Conan and they invited to the tour bus before a show to listen the new album. Also, being out and about in LA I see them around, the theatre, coffee shops, etc. 

i feel so happy that my 11 year old self was able to identify a bad that would stick around so long, and even happier that they have managed to do so. I think they're wonderful people that deserve all the success in the world. AND I love to get other people into them, like I did with Matthue, who is also doing this blog challenge. I can't wait to see what happens next for these lovely ladies. 

Obviously I have to use another one of their songs for today... I'll go with something off their newest hit, Everything is Awesome. Because everything about them is awesome. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Soil, Soil

FeBLOGuary day 16: greatest love of your life or heartbreak

This is a tough one for me, because when I get into a serious relationship I have to be sure that it has the potential to be something big, and because of that I feel like every relationship (that has obviously ended, because I'm single) is a big one, and therefore a big heartbreak.

You feel like each breakup is terrible, and no one else could possible understand what you're going through. And then a new relationship starts and you forget about how terrible it is, until it happens again. It's a vicious cycle.

I truly don't believe I've experienced the great love of my life yet, don't get me wrong, there have been great ones sure but not THE greatest one, hopefully when he does come along I won't have to have that heartbreak then. Fingers crossed. 

For this post, I will put the song that got me through many a break up. It's one of the most heartbreaking songs, but I love it. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Let It Go

FeBLOGuary day 15: your biggest regret

Oh man, biggest regret. I guess that would have to be.... you know, I honestly can't think of any HUGE regrets, obviously I have them, the times I should've told a guy I liked them, the times I've yelled at my mom for no reason, the hangouts I missed with great friends. But nothing like LIFE ALTERING (knock on wood) yet. I don't know. I also try not to dwell on regrets, because there's literally nothing you can do to change them and I'd rather not overthink it and just try to move on or make it right. 

That's all we can really do in life right? I actually recently had one of those first situations I mentioned (when I should've told someone I like them) tell me he regrets that as well. I mean it's crazy that we were both too, I don't know... for me I guess shy, to let the other person know how we felt! If either of us had it would have been completely different. That's the kind of thing that bugs me, and something I definitely need to work on. 

Don't judge me ya'll but this movie was great and I'm totally gonna use a Disney Song!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Somebody Sweet to Talk To

FeBLOGuary day 14: what am I attracted to

I mean looks wise, I'm more the nerdy, bookish type than the all american guy, obviously, based on my choice of Jay Baruchel.

That being said, the guys I've dated have varied quite a bit in the looks department because I'm a bit more concerned with a few other things. 

FIRST: Humor
If you can't make me laugh, get out of here. I can't stand being in a relationship where there's no humor, I don't get how people do it! I will lose interest almost immediately. 

Straight teeth are a huge factor for me, I honestly don't know when I picked it up but I cannot stand crooked teeth. Nope, can't do it. 

THIRD: He must read
I gotta have a guy who reads, I don't think there's much of an imagination without that. Plus I wanna geek out over books together!

Keeping this short today, mainly because those are the big three and also, I'm so sleepy!!

Happy Valentine's Day ya'll, hope you have Somebody Sweet to Talk To

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nasty Habits

FeBLOGuary Day 13: your worst habits. 

My worst habits, man, I'm sure I have a lot of things I think are normal but that incredibly annoying to people. 

One of my worst habits I've successfully stopped doing and that was biting my nails. I'd been doing it since childhood and have finally kicked that habit THANK GOD. Although now my nails are all weird and short from too many years of that. 

Uhmmmm what else, I talk a lot, and I'm fully aware how annoying it is and wish I could stop but I'm a total interrupter, like if you're telling a story and I just get too excited about something I'll totally interrupt. Although, I'm working on trying to stop that, so if I do that to you, yell at me!

I mean bad habits that annoy me specifically, I could definitely work on my sleeping/eating habits to become a healthy normal adult, but that seems like a lot of work, I'll get around to it eventually... maybe. 

This is a terrible subject, it's making me depressed haha, so I'm going to stop and wait until another day and another subject. Enjoy this song in my absence. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used to Be)

FeBLOGuary Day 12: what makes you sad

It's hard to make me sad, after having a mostly terrible childhood I one day decided that I would just try to make the best out of whatever situation, because, there wasn't much other choice. And I still try to live by that. 

That's not to say that I don't get sad, even the most positive people can't be happy all the time. I get sad when I imagine my life without certain people in it. Or when I think about some people that aren't in my life anymore for whatever reason. You know how sometimes you're just friends with someone and then for whatever reason you drift apart. I FUCKING HATE THAT. I don't like sharing so much with someone and vice versa and then that all of the sudden not being there. That makes me both sad and angry. 

I get sad when I think that I'm not doing enough to help my mom out. I sometimes feel like in my move here I abandoned her, but I had to get out of that environment. I wouldn't have done anything with my life there. But I still miss it. It's a catch-22

I don't know. I can't think of other specific things that make me sad, because I try not to let things affect me. But we all get the blues sometime. Can't be helped I suppose, unless we all medicated!

At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


FeBLOGuary Day 11: what makes you happy 

What makes me happy? This is hard one, because there are different levels of happy. For instance, when I wake up in the morning nothing makes me happier then my Keurig and a cup of coffee. I'm happy when I show up at work and I get to do what I love. Then, by the end of the day I'm happy I have an apartment to go home to. I'm happy when I talk to my mom and hear about her day. I'm happy when I get to see my friends, or reconnect with a friend when I haven't talked to them in a while. 

Hell, I'm happy just driving around this beautiful city and seeing the sky and seeing artists free to create things, even though I can't. I'm happy when I go to a show, be it a concert or a play. I'm happy when I meet an actor or an artist that I've looked up to forever and realize I've created the life I want. 

Mostly I'm happy I am free to do what makes me happy (within reason) and have people I love to share that with. 

Today's song because it's a damn good time 

Monday, February 10, 2014


FeBLOGuary Day 10: that show you hate watch

I don't really know what show I hate watch... I mean there are definitely shows that I know are terrible, but they're entertaining to me so I don't really care what other people say haha. I guess the only show I hate watch is Grey's Anatomy. Mostly because I feel like I have to watch because I've made it this far, but I wish it would end. Although the last few seasons have been pretty decent, so I was back to being hooked. 

I do watch way too much TV for my own good though, I mean I can get away with it, because "it's for work" but I really should cut down. In any given night there's like at least 4 shows. Ridiculous. But it did make for a great fucking comic con because so many of my shows had panels! 

What are your favorite shows? What can't you miss? 

Today I'll go with one of the most fantastic bands Sunny Day Real Estate's 'Television'

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tiny Dancer

FeBLOGuary day 9: favorite movie of all time

I've actually posted on this subject a while ago, so I'm gonna cheat a bit and copy/past that old post::

My favorite movie is ALMOST FAMOUS (2000)

If you haven't seen the movie SHAME ON YOU and go rent it immediately. In 2000 I was 12 and well into my alternative rock, anything to do with music ways, I can't even remember how many times I saw this movie in theatres but it wasn't enough. Never before have I found movie I so related to. This movie is the reason that no many how TERRIBLE movies Kate Hudson makes, I still will see them all. Not to mention my man Jay Baruchel is in it... although he's a tiny boy... but this movie was when I fell in love with him!

Anyways, those of you have seen the movie will know that one of the pivotal scenes is the band on the bus singing Tiny Dancer, to this day it just makes me smile watching it. Click the title to see it for yourself... or go get the movie! Not only is this my favorite movie, but it contains my favorite line from any movie I've ever seen, one of my top ten quotes of all time. Over the years, I've thought about this quote several times, and how it applies to me. In the movie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) says:

"I always tell the girls never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely... just go to the record store and visit your friends."

Music has always held a huge part of my heart and soul, and always will. I feel like the musicians are my friends, writing songs for me like I told them my secrets and they were helping me out. That's probably why I love this movie so much, more so than any move I've ever seen, it talks about how much peoples lives are affected by music.

:: I would like to amend this a bit in light of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death, this was one of the first time's I personally witnessed his genius, in the film he made you feel that being a loser wasn't all that bad, that we should root for the losers. And I'm forever grateful to him for that. 

Today's song is Tiny Dancer, specifically Tiny Dancer from Almost Famous.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Going Away

FeBLOGuary Day 8: best trip of your life

This is another tough one, I've been blessed to travel a lot since college and have had some crazy memories. As far as my favorite PLACE for sure, that's London, and that was a really fun trip last year. But I think my favorite trip would have to by my study abroad/backpacking I did as a sophomore in college. Here's everywhere we went over 3 months...

  • St. Petersburg (Russia)
  • Volgograd (Russia)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Paris (France)
  • Pamplona (Spain) (I ran, with the bulls!)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Cannes (France)
  • Monaco 
  • Pisa (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
It was definitely a whirlwind of a trip but it was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. I was with a whole group at the beginning and then only a few people near the middle of the trip. and by the end, I was alone. It was such a growing experience for me, and I saw so much history. I can't even put into words how crazy it was. Instead, I'm going to put some photos. 

Where is everyone's favorite place? 

For my song today I'm going to chose Meg and Dia's 'Going Away'

Friday, February 7, 2014

Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

FeBLOGuary Day 7: celebrity crush of the opposite gender

Oh goodness, today’s is going to be even harder than yesterday to narrow down (so, you know there will be a list at the end). But for my number one choice, and I know that Allison will approve of this, her fellow Canadian…


I mean how can you not love this guy, he’s hilarious, and adorable. I’ve been crushing on him basically forever. He was in my favorite movie of all time ‘Almost Famous' playing a little kid obsessed with a band. He rocked a few episodes of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ and then he came back with a vengeance with 'Knocked Up', 'She’s Out of My League’ and ‘This is the End’ making me laugh for days. As much as I love him I was sad that his engagement with Allison Pill ended because they made an adorable Canadian couple. But I hope to meet him one day and make him mine. 

And in carrying on yesterdays theme here’s a list of other fantastic men.

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt (another childhood crush that has carried on all these years)
  • Matthew Gray Gubler (his smile is too perfect for words)
  • Adam Driver (Not so much on the show Girls, but just in his general day to day, I love this guy)
  • Dylan O’Brien (The ONLY reason I still watch Teen Wolf, he is a fantastic actor and will have a great career, plus he's really hot)
  • Andy Samberg (Cannot get enough of this man)
  • Zachary Levi (Again, with the smiles, plus who knew he could sing, he's fantastic in Tangled!)
  • Michael Cera (I just love him)
  • Charles Michael Davis (He is almost too perfect, it's actually painful)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock is welcome in my home whenever)
  • Tom Hiddleston (I want just a Loki movie that's just 2 hours of staring at Tom)
  • Matt Smith (I'll miss him as Doctor Who!)
  • Lee Pace (I will watch Lee Pace read a phone book, I'd do it!)

Alright, I should wrap it up, this is getting out of hand. Ummm for today's song I will go with  Pink's 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' because she's awesome, and I went to this tour and it was fucking fantastic. 

Who are your crushes? 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Humps

FeBLOGuary Day 6: celebrity crush of the same gender

Let me start by saying that I think this topic and tomorrow's should be a list instead of just one (I might just include one at the end, because it's my blog and I can. BUT if I have to pick just one female celebrity crush to focus on I'm going to go with... 

I mean, how could you not love her. I find her career to be fascinating and admirable. I mean after leaving SNL and the success of Bridesmaids, girl could've done whatever she wanted. Trust me, jobs were being thrown at her. But she was super picky with projects, and while I didn't like some of them *cough cough Girl Most Likely cough cough* she has been on an absolute role between Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Spoils of Babylon which I cannot get enough of. She's smart and funny and just amazing. 

BEST OF ALL tomorrow I'm going to a screening of Bridesmaids with a Q&A with Alanis Morissette and none other than Kristen Wiig, which I'm sure will drastically increase my crush on this lady. 

And because I can't resist, HONORABLE MENTION LIST:

  • Kat Dennings (I mean, she's funny and gorgeous, what's your question)
  • Tina Fey (duh)
  • Amy Poehler (double duh)
  • Tricia Helfer (this is the geek in me)
  • Brigitte Hjort Sorensen (She's incredibly nice and speaks both Danish and English better than I speak English)
  • Abbi Jacobson (This is fairly new, but if you're not watching Broad City, you're wrong)
  • Lake Bell (just google Lake Bell and try to question this, plus she writes and directs, you've got to be kidding me!)
  • Miranda Hart (I don't think a show has consistently made me laugh more than her's, let's hang out forever!)
  • Tatiana Maslany (She's the best and I can't even believe she exists as a person)
  • Kate McKinnon (Fun Fact, we once passed her in NYC and circled back around pretending to be lost tourists just to see her again)
  • Iggy Azalea (She's just the badest fucking chick alive, I can't even.)
This list could go on and on... in fact it did, but I cut it down a bit, to save you all. Basically, (and this goes for both sexes) if you can make me laugh, I'm yours. This is the bad thing about working in casting, I have too many people floating around in my head to pick just one (unless I have to). It is helpful though when I've met someone and they've been a dick, they'll get off my celebrity crush list real fast. 

For today's song I'm going with Alanis Morissette's cover of "My Humps" because I'll be seeing her with Kristen tomorrow, WOW that ties this post up real nice. 

Do you guys agree? Who do you love?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dark Come Soon

FeBLOGuary Day 5 : what are you afraid of

I think my fears are pretty common, two things really: being alone and failing.

I don't mean like being alone, oh my god I have to go to the movies alone or go home to an empty apartment. I mean like being truly alone, not having anybody that I could just call up and talk to for no reason. Not having that friend that when I'm having a bad week, and don't want to talk about it, we can sit there, in silence, and that's okay. I currently am so blessed (knock on wood) to have many of these types of people in my life and I CANNOT imagine what it would be like without them there. 

Failing is another deep seeded fear for me. I think it partially stems from my only childless. They say only children feel a greater pressure to succeed because there's no one there to pick up the slack if they don't do well and I would definitely agree with that. My whole life I had to do everything right, play sports, get all A's, perfect attendance, president of every club, go to college. I honestly feared I would get disowned when I decided not to attend grad school. Luckily my mom is one of the people I mentioned in the previous paragraph and was super supportive. Though now I feel an even greater pressure to succeed in this path I've taken. 

I don't really know that there's a way to overcome either of these fears, and if any of you know how please tell me so I can stop having mild panic attacks all the time. 

For today's song I've chosen a song about my favorite band. There's a video out there somewhere of Tegan talking about how this song was about her plea for nighttime to come so that her nights & weekends minutes would start so she could make calls and make sure people hadn't forgotten about her. This isn't that video but it's great nonetheless. 

What are you afraid of? Who's afraid of the dark? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Go Your Own Way

FeBLOGuary Day 4: your proudest moment

This post is going to make me sound like a crazy person... because I would have to say that my proudest moment was getting into Grad School at USC. Why am I crazy for saying that you ask... because I got all the way from Michigan to California and then decided not to go. 

However, the day I got that acceptance letter, I had no idea what future Jeanette was going to do. I was just so elated that all my hard work and all the hours spent studying ridiculous equations in the computer lab had paid off. I was going to move across the country and start a whole new life (little did I know how new). 

Whenever I used to watch movies where a kid nervously opened their decision letter I never could relate, until then. I had gotten into a few other schools but none on the level of USC, I thought for sure I wouldn't get it. So when I finally got the letter (of course after all the others) I ran down the stairs tearing the envelope to shreds along the way and then collapsing on my bed in a fit of joy after reading that I got accepted. I then spent days pouring over the welcome packet. 

I then proceeded to decide that both USC and Engineering were not for me, but you've already heard about all that ;)

For today's song I think I'll use a classic Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way' 

What was your most awesomely proud moment? 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Everytime I Go To Sleep

FeBLOGuary Day 3: your dream job

Oh my goodness, if I'd actually read ahead and realize how today was also about work I might not have chosen a different photo yesterday!

Casting is definitely high on my list of ideal jobs. I love it because it allows me to be creative and really imagine a world and fill it in with people who can make others believe that world. Imagine the Dark Knight if Heath had never been cast, or Titanic without Kate and Leo. I also love it because you really need to be a people person, you have to know who works well with who and who just flat out hates who. It's an incredibly fun job, and I get to hear so many awesome stories. 

If I'm ever not doing casting I'd like to write. To create something that will take someone else to a different place for a little while, that'd just be magical. I don't really know what I'd do outside of the industry at this point, I've kind of wedged myself into it, hopefully for good. 

I guess my dream is to work in some capacity on something fantastic, like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad level fantastic. to make a mark that will be around for a long time. I can't imagine what Joss Whedon feels like when he sees a buffy convention and realizes the mark he's had on the world, it must be magical. That's what I want. That's my dream.

And for today's song a Michigan artist Holly Miranda, she's like a bad-ass Nora Jones LISTEN HERE

What's your dream? Are you partially there? Are you living it? 

Sunday, February 2, 2014


FeBLOGuary Day 2: post a picture and the story behind it

Day 2 WOW, I'm on a role. Today's blog prompt was to post a picture and tell the story behind it. It was hard to choose a photo, but I eventually landed on this one. It's nothing fancy, just the door to the office that I've spent so much time at the past three years.

 When I first moved to California for grad school and then decided not to go, I really had no idea what I was going to do. Then one fateful day I met a woman that would change my life. She offered me an internship in her office. I spent the next 2 years interning as many days a week as I can and it presented so many opportunities to me. I went to London, I worked on several amazing projects and eventually got hired full time. I have so many memories from this office and learned so much. It also gave me the opportunity to FINALLY go to London which, I have to say I would love to live there, one day, when I have more money. 

I honestly can't even imagine what my life would be like without this office, and these ladies. It has truly been life changing and I'm forever thankful. It was an incredibly hard day when I had to leave the office to move to a new one, but I truly believe I'll be back someday and it will be better than ever. 

For today's song I chose Jaymes Young's "Moondust" just because it's raining and this album is the perfect rainy day album, you can get it for free on his sound cloud so CHECK IT OUT his voice is magical. 

Is anyone else feeling the 'get a career' blues? I'm so scared I'll fuck it up! Ahhhh!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Change Your Life

FeBLOGuary Day 1: where are you now / where do you want to be in 5 years

I'm doing a challenge! Here it is! Check it out! And feel free to join. 

I guess I should start by saying WOW, it sure has been a while, eh? I’m not even sure why I stopped blogging, but recently I realized that I missed having an outlet. I missed being able to say all those thoughts that bottle up inside throughout the day. SO I convinced my punk rock prince (Mr. O) to do this blogging challenge with me, mostly to hold me accountable, but also because i just love reading what he has to say, hit the link to go check it out. 

SO Day 1: where am I now / where do I want to be in 5 years. 

Let’s begin with the easiest part. Where am I now. Well, I just passed my 26th birthday and my 3.5 year anniversary of being in LA. It’s been a crazy, ridiculous, fantastic ride. I can’t even explain how much I love the people in my life and this city… this city has won my heart, there are days I'm driving around and can't even believe that I get to live here and be a part of it all. 

I guess at my age ‘where we are’ is mostly dictated by our job, so in that respect, and don’t worry, I do feel ridiculous saying it, but I work in ‘the industry’ casting movies and shows and things. It’s fantastic and best of all I’m good at it. It’s hard work, but I love to help create something that people will (hopefully) love. Growing up and having a not-so-great childhood, movies and tv were my escape. And if something that I helped to  create can do the same for even one person than that is good enough for me. 

As for where I’d like to be in 5 years… hopefully in LA still or NY and hopefully still working in casting, but at an even higher level. I’d like to also have at least sold a script by then, but baby steps. I also really want to learn another language, but I’ve been saying that for the last 5 years so we’ll see how that goes. 

And in sticking with the theme of this blog I'm going to continue posting a song per post. Today's post comes from non other than my girl Iggy Azalea the song is called 'Change Your Life' CHECK IT OUT If you don't know about Iggy you totally should, she's awesome and if in 5 years I can be half as bad ass as her then that's a start.

Alright, don’t hesitate to ask questions, and if you’re new here, follow me and I’ll follow back, I need to kick start this blogging right!