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Time for new Halloween decorations

4 Oct

Well here it is Tuesday, and, I find myself with a rare day and a half off — no go sees, no fittings, no photo shoots, no casting — just 1.5 days to myself to do as I wish.  So, what do I decide to do?  Well, ok, write in my blog was the oblivious answer…  But, the real answer is I did my Fall cleaning.  (Some people do Spring cleaning, I do it twice a year and do a Fall AND Spring cleaning.)

But, I digress… I was doing my Fall cleaning, and, stumble upon some old photos, and, I put a few on my Facebook page, I sorted through clothes and made a pile of clothes I no longer wanted for Goodwill and for Dress for Success.  And, then I found my boxes of Holiday stuff — everything from Halloween to Christmas to Valentine’s Day and beyond… I swear I could open my own party store I have so much junk!

Anyhow, my Halloween decorations are looking a bit sad.  And, I figure that is how I will spend part of my day off – shopping for Halloween decorations.  I guess I’m just a big kid at heart, but, I happen to love Halloween.

Oh sure, I could get into the whole discussion about the Pagan roots of Halloween or perhaps discuss the Salem witch trials, but, I won’t…

First of all, I don’t feel like thinking that hard today, and, secondly, and, more importantly — when I get on topics that really excite me, I tend to get wordy and I get too deep into philosophical and psychological thought patterns that would probably bore the skin off the typical reader so I will spare you…

And with that I am off to get my new decorations 🙂

Ok…  Who’s going to message me first to have a discussion on this topic?!?  I have a few guesses… Let’s see if I am right!

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Updates – yes it’s been a while

22 Feb

Ok, yes, I am a terrible person.  Well, maybe not a terrible person, but, terrible at keeping this blog up to date because my life is so hectic!  There is so much to tell I’m not sure where to start.

The last time I made an entry, I was telling about my Christmas cruise.  Here it is nearing the end of February, and, so much has happened between then and now!

My engagement "rock"

I got engaged for my birthday/Valentine's Day!

I got engaged for my birthday/Valentine’s Day to the most wonderful guy in the world.  We’ve known each other less than a year, but, we clicked instantly in nearly every way.  I feel very lucky to have found him.  And, no, just in case you’re wondering he isn’t an actor or professional athlete.  He’s just a regular guy with a big smile and even bigger heart.  And, I know this is one of those “forever” relationships, not one that lasts as long as we don’t hit any rough patches.  Rough patches are part of life and we’re both are ready to accept the challenges of marriage and family.

I just completed my first Fashion Week in NYC and had an absolute blast.  It was a a complete blur of designers, makeup, hair, parties and meeting people but I loved every minute of it.

And, believe it or not, I was tapped (during Fashion Week) to be part of a television pilot.  I will be a main character and here’s a stretch – my character is a model who is from the Midwest who moves to NYC.  Does this sound like the perfect part for me or what?  Now, just so you know a pilot does not guarantee it will be picked up by a network.  The networks only take so many new shows each year, but, production is in motion, and, I’ll simply keep you up to date if we make it or not!

So, to answer all your inquiries, yes, I am fine – it’s just been an incredibly busy time for me.  Please stay tuned, and, I will try to do a much better job in keep you up to date with my life and what is happening.

Thanks for reading, and, I’ll be back soon!  Promise!

Two weeks until my Christmas cruise

3 Dec

This year has been a blur, but, a very good blur, and, as I get ready for a much needed and well deserved vacation with my family, I’m taking this time to reflect.  In 2010, I moved to NYC to begin my modeling career.  I made some new absolutely terrific friends who I know will be my friends for a lifetime.  I met and am dating a great guy.  Yep, 2010 has been a very good year!

For those (very) few of you who actual bother to read this blog, and, wait for my next post.  I thank you for your loyalty and your readership.  I’d also like to give a shout out to some friends – some are true friends and others are online friends.  If I miss you, it isn’t intentional – and note I am not using your last names to protect your privacy.  So here we go…

From Facebook

I’d like to give shouts out to:

  • Vernon, Thanks for being so supportive and watching over me!
  • Tom, Thank you for being so nice to me!
  • David, Thanks for messaging me.  I’ve enjoyed our email chats about films and the entertainment industry!

From Travel Writers Association

  • Tina, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Board of Directors.  I wish you the best in 2011, I know 2010 has been a very bad year for you.  You have my continued prayers for your Father’s health.  I am eager to work together in 2011 including our clothing drive for Dress for Success.

From LinkedIn

  • Bruce, Thanks for asking me to join your group!  You’re awesome!

From the modeling world

  • Valerie, Thank you for pursuing me and convincing me to give modeling a try! (Not mention getting me to move to NYC!!)
  • Susan, Thank you for being my mentor!  I value everything you’ve taught me and I hope we remain friends for a lifetime.
  • Marilyn, Thank you for helping show me the ropes of the modeling world!
  • Jacqueline, Thank you for your kind help!

To my friends:

  • Jill, Thanks for reconnecting,  I’ve missed all of you and I’m so glad to have you back in my life.
  • Elena, Thank you for becoming my first true friend in NYC and for introducing me to Gary!
  • Carrie, Thank you for being so nice and easy going.  You’re terrific and I know one day soon, Mr. Right is going to enter your life.
  • Paul, Thank you for inviting me to Australia for yours and Elena’s wedding.  I can’t wait!

To my special someone

  • You know who you are and you know why I love you.  I won’t go into details because this is neither the time or place for it, but, I did have to let the world know I have one terrific guy and I am so grateful to have you in my life!

And to everyone else thank  you for your readership, thank you for helping my modeling career take off, thank you for reading my Examiner.com column and thank you for your loyalty.

The new two weeks are going to be a bit crazy for me as I wrap up the year, but, I will try to post one or two more times before I leave on vacation.  If I am not able to post – I wish each of you reading this post a very happy and healthy holiday season and I wish the very best for each and everyone one of you in 2011.

Happy Holidays!

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