an unedited photo from my bainbridge island house sit on the shore across from seattle.
WOW. not really sure how february snuck in like it did. but you know what, i really am happy it did. i SINCERELY am. i would be remiss to say that january was in and out just like that....in fact, it was quite the opposite. january was THE.longest.month.EVER. and while i was mostly sick the entire month, traveled, was displaced and the like i look back and simply say: see you later january and don't let the door hit you in the buttocks. WHEW.
onto february: a month of reflection, regrouping and renewing. i have been at my new house sit in sw portland, aka cedar hills, aka beaverton for five days now and settling in quite nicely. the neighborhood is conducive for great access to main thoroughfares to/from portland, walking paths for training mileage (i'm considering a marathon this year), essentials such as bookstores, groceries and other. i will be here for two months so please look me up if you're in the area.
wishing someone very special a very happy birthday today, you know who you are. i love and adore you.
cheers to 'letting the light in' just a little at a time.
*movie poster for C.O.G. at Sundance Film Festival*
back in the game. albeit not fully at 110%, I'm forging on these days. being sick almost the entire month of january has not been fun OR what I had planned to do straight out of the gate in 2013. sadly i've heard of all the flus/viruses sweeping our nation. stay well everyone. onward!
in other news: not sure that I mentioned that I was very lucky to take part in a special independent film project based on a David Sedaris essay. if you don't know who he is OR haven't read any of his works, I encourage you to do so. his work is purely genius. some of his best works are from a monthly NPR segment AND readings on This American Life. if you simply GOOGLE him you will be directed accordingly OR the link that I added above will take you to most of his work to read or listen to. enjoy!
that said, he protects his work quite closely because it is about his life, his family and his experiences and sometimes it's not all 'pretty'. it was a big surprise when one of his essays was going to be adapted into a film. and being done by a very young director to boot, cheers to kyle patrick alvarez for stepping up to the plate at a book signing to approach mr. sedaris with his film idea.
fast forward to last week friday, the film made its NEW YORK TIMES debut on the front page of the arts section. exciting. note to self: MUST find this issue for memory keeping.
all great reviews so far as it makes its way to the big screen. I will keep you posted on the release date for sure. I played an extra as an apple orchard factory worker. the first time I have ever received a call for my hispanic descent. i was on the apple orchard set for one day and we were generously greeted by the princal actors in the movie for that particular scene: dale dickey, denis o'hare and jonathan groff to name a few. here's hoping that the scenes I was in do not end up on the cutting room floor and that my smudge/blur make it to the big screen one day. still pinching myself gently and humbly.
film aside. we were enthusiastically welcomed back by cast and crew on NBC's Grimm just yesterday. SO great to be back on set with everyone after our holiday break. we are very lucky to be part of a local and always fun project. some of my closest friends are from this experience. in fact, my current generous and amazing house host caroline is also an extra on Grimm. her Texas background is an added bonus.
thanks for letting me share and best wishes for a great weekend ahead.
back from anaheim. i fell ill AGAIN a day before departure. as if being sick prior to leaving was not enough. it appears that i probably never really got over the first illness before heading to anaheim? sucks to be sick and on an airplane.
i returned late last night and traveled to sherwood today. at host house until the 27th at which point i will start a two month house sit back in portland.
and here we are. the very last day of 2012. why YES, i thought reading the entire day was a great idea today. AND i made it till the end of december with a photo every single day...WHEW. stay tuned for more writing in the new year. at least that's the idea after all.
best wishes for an AMAZING 2013 ahead. thanks to those of you that checked in on a daily basis. i know you are watching and it means a lot to me.