Monthly Archives: August 2010

Charaiveti


I did a job for a Canadian French Cheese company and had the opportunity to speak a couple of lines in French. What an interesting and frustrating experience. I learn a lot every time I’m on set and this was no exception. Six hours on set trying to please everyone and making sure I keep my end of the deal. The lesson again is that one cannot please everyone and that we can only do the best we can with what we have in every moment. Staying positive and not allowing the moment to overwhelm me, is the challenge. I did get through it and will be very interested to see the end result.
Never a dull moment.
This year seems to be the year where every one is embracing their power and true path of choice. I watch my days play out and the days of those close to me and the amount of change and dramatic action is astonishing. I see metamorphosis taking place in worlds colliding with mine and its exciting, overwhelming and definitely scary at times. But I say go peeps! “Charaiveti” beloved ones, Charaiveti(keep on moving)!
Patience our new cat is the most beautiful creature. She is pure joy, a great cuddle and a little panther that is always looking for her next prey. I am so happy to have my own patience pay off, to have this wonderful soul enter our household bringing even more life and love to it.
Going for a walk on the beach yesterday I saw only the seals around, I miss the pelicans and dolphins who is not out in the same abundance as previous years. I don’t blame them since the weather has been one grey day after another. The light is affecting me and makes me want to run and hide at the same time. I jump in the car with Ryan for a ride along at least once a week to go find the summer. I’m reminded why I had to leave London after a year, not one for the grey light. Plus I love summer and the sun and I’m from Africa for goodness sake…I’m just saying.

“Happy Accidents” written and directed by Brad Anderson was a my favorite movie this week. It’s an independent with Marissa Tomei and Vincent Donotrio. Quirky, funny and with a good measure of depth I really loved it and if you’re up for something a little different, watch it. I love Marissa Tomei’s work and choices and thought the script engaging and good.
I’m just saying…

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July!

I’m just saying…thanks to my blackberry!
Without it I would probably be completely disconnected and a little stress ball.
Here’s what I think happened; my computer heard me talking about switching to a Mac, abandoning it, a PC. Before I could finish the purchase and make a smooth transition it disconnected on me. So for the whole month of July I could do only the basics and stay in touch via my blackberry, whose little screen can only be tolerated for a limited time. I will admit that a part of me cherished the excuse of being off line. In the event July became a fabulously fun, connected and lucrative month.
I booked a great job with CISCO and had a great day at PUREBRED Studios filming, working with a fabulous crew and the very generous people from Westernized Productions and CISCO.
Auditioning has been a riot and great moments keep happening to me everyday. I’m excited about my career and work.
On an incredible day of seeking sun north in Tomales Bay we ate dozens of oysters and bbq with strangers also enjoying the summer. I spent a weekend in Texas eating ribs at a family reunion in Austin. Basking in the sun and heat, going down fun slides to cool down in the back yard and laying in a hammock enjoying the magic of a fairy garden.

The most annoying thing in my life right now is the weather, seriously boring and grey. No… thats not a word I believe I even know how to spell [boring]. Really, there’s always something interesting in every moment to see, hear, taste, feel, sense and it always amazes me when the word boredom comes up and snaps me out of a day dream. Is this maybe because we had to entertain ourselves as kids when on long road-trips when we had only each other and the clouds in the sky to keep us entertained. No mini tv’s in the car or endless electronics to get sucked into silently. Mom and dad had to either turn up their music loud or constantly had to turn and ask for some quiet time. I smile thinking of those trips fondly, the bonding and irritation and fun we had and made. I’m thankful for a childhood of dirt, very limited tv time and no cell phones, a lot of freedom to create a world I wanted to be in.

I now own a mac and while I’m still learning, I’m loving it! I feel like a child that get to play in the dirt again with this multi-touch trackpad and fun tools on it that makes me want to create worlds again.

I have been off the couch and so my independent film watching was cut to almost zero. I’ll I have been reading a lot and scribbling a ton though. I will have to commit to this one constant in my blog all over again. So: I’ll watch a film a week to have something to talk about in case it’s all I have to talk about.

Watch this space…I’m just saying.

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