Thursday, July 24, 2014

About Kim Kardashian Hollywood...



This game is stupid. It really is. I mean, you don't learn anything from it, it doesn't test your abilities or make you think very much and there are no real rewards to it. I've said several times on social media in the past month since I first downloaded it that it was stupid. Somehow...it hasn't stopped me from playing it!

I look hot though!


In my defense, I played the original game, Stardom. It was really fun at first! You're a character who has moved to Los Angeles with very little money and you live in a slum with a slumlord who's looking for his money. You then have to go work at the local Starbeans so you can pay said slumlord. There's a mouse that lives in the hole in your wall and everyone is mean to you. You get a break and get to be in a commercial, taking over for a friend, and everything takes off from there. It was very time consuming as your only goal, really, is to make it to the A List, so you start taking every commercial, tv show, and movie that your agent sends you out for. That's not Kim K.'s game.

I was playing this game 85 weeks ago? 
The original game got boring after a while.


It's made by the same company, Glu, and it's basically the same concept with some differences. For example, in Kim's game, you're not an actress, you're a "model". But you're a Kim Kardashian-style model with a few runway shows thrown in there. I haven't gotten very far in the game (I do have a life!), but so far there are a few disturbing things in this game also!


1. All of the Guys You Can Date Are Mean as Shit!




You go to meet up with the guy. Even if you're on the A List and he's on the E list, he'll still insult your outfit!
Like, am I not good enough for you?? It makes me wonder if this comes from certain other men telling Kim that her outfits suck. I do remember a Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode where Kim says something about Kanye not liking how she dressed so he brought in a WHOLE NEW WARDROBE for her. Yes, really.


2. You're Talked Into Doing Nude Pics for a Famous Photographer

It's almost like "Hey, you knew what you were getting into when you said you wanted to be a famous model...now disrobe!" Okay, yes, this happens in modeling in real life. Would I do this in real life? No comment! But what about the young girls who are playing this game? But at the same time, it's up to their parents to know what kind of games their kids are playing and your 13 year old daughter shouldn't be playing a game made by someone who has a sex tape. But that's just my opinion...


3. The Illuminati




Yes, Kim. You joking about the Illuminati in your game really throws us off the trail. "Oh, she's joking about it, so it must not be true". Nice try, though. Nice try.


4. Willow Pape is Probably Paris Hilton

This is the character in the game who's also a model and does nothing but put you down. She seems to just hang around, and when you're least expecting it, she's there, ready to say something totally mean to you. I wonder why Kim approved this character? Is she throwing shade on Paris and thought others wouldn't figure it out? Truthfully, I didn't until people started making the comparisons on Twitter. You be the judge!





5. Your Manager is Annoying as Shit




You just finished with an 8-hour photo shoot. You walk out the door. You're sweaty, you're tired. You want to go see your boyfriend who probably hates your outfit and bam! your manager calls to ask if you want to fly to Punta Mita in Mexico for another 8 hour photo shoot! Sure! Who needs sleep! I'm gonna make it to the A List!


6. Every City in the World Has Very Few Places to Visit

Every single city you visit, there's only a restaurant, a magazine for photo shoots, a nightclub, and a house or apartment building. Yep. That's it. In the original game, at least there was also a coffee place and a pet store!


7. Even Once You Reach the A List, People Are Still Mean to You

You're on the E list...and I leave you unimpressed? REALLY DUDE?!


I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing. In the original game, once you made the A List, people kissed your ass. In this game, some people are still mean...and your boyfriend still hates how you dress. I also wonder if you can get married in this game too. If so, I'm not marrying any of these ass bags just on principle.


8. Once You Reach the A List, It Gets Pretty Boring

Yeah, it's probably a lot of fun in real life, but what is the real goal here now? I reached the A list before I even reached level 10. In the original game, you could lose fans easier, which measured how far you were away from the A list. You start on the E List, which really makes no sense if you're not even in the industry yet, so how do you even have a letter category? Either way, all I'm doing now is going to photo shoots. But, this game has been updated more often than the old game. The old Stardom got boring much quicker. I got pretty far in it, bought all the houses I could, got married, had every pet known to man, then deleted the game off of my phone because I found it pointless. I'll probably do the same thing with this game after a while. But you don't have to be a Kim K. fan to enjoy the game. I mean, she's barely friggin' in it, though she claims to be your friend.

Image via Google Play



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Things I'm Obsessed With Right Now - 7/14

Things I'm Obsessed With Right Now
July 2014 Edition



So July is almost over, and I promise I'll try to make these lists more often, because everyone wants to know what I like, right? What? Anyone? Anyone? Whatever, I'm doing it anyway because these are FUN!

Now, I'm a mom of 3 little girls, but I have to admit, I really like kid's movies myself! I loved Frozen, but I really usually like any Disney movie, generally. My girls got really crazy over Rio when it first came out years ago, and now Rio 2 is out and I can't wait to see it!


In the meantime, I'm finding it really hard to find Frozen merchandise! What's up with that? Was Disney not aware that we'd like to buy our little girls Elsa shirts and Anna dolls and things of that sort? And if they were aware, why are the toys and clothes so scarce?! I don't know. The movie came out over a year ago at the movies! Get it together Disney!


Recently, I needed a new phone. I had the white iPhone 5, but it was a 16 GB which was a HUGE mistake! I mean, only 16GB? I learned my lesson! There's way too many things I do on my phone to have such little space. Ask my kids, I'm usually always taking pictures or filming something! Along with the all of the pics and videos, I also needed space for all of my apps, as I do a lot of social networking. Now that I'm back to using Vine, I use Foursquare from time to time, I need Yelp on my phone at all times and of course, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. It was time for an upgrade, so instead of spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on the iPhone 5S with 32GB, I decided to get an iPhone 5C in pink! I downloaded every app I could ever need, got tones of pics and videos on it and still have plenty of room left for other nonsense!



I'm really into this show called Loiter Squad on Adult Swim. Let me start off by saying, I've never really listening to Tyler the Creator's music.



I know he's a rapper,  I'm aware. But also, this guy is hilarious! I even got Bry into watching it and because of the Adult Swim app (yay! I have room for that app now!), I can watch it anywhere I want, and I stream it using AirPlay in my living room using Apple TV so me and hubby can watch it!


And can we talk about what an amazing thing the Keurig is?? I have limited time in the mornings. This thing is super fast, just pop in a K-cup and your coffee is ready in under a minute. It saves so much time! I get my coffee started and I'm drinking it before a kid can say to me "Mommy, I'm hungry!"


I included the links from Amazon because people often ask me where I got certain things from. Truthfully, when you have Amazon Prime and hate shopping in stores, (especially when your three kids are along), you buy practically everything from Amazon!!! :)

Later!






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Healthier Life



I used to be a vegetarian. After Anneka was born, Bry and I decided to be vegetarians.  I honestly have to admit it was because I just couldn't cook meat. I could cook, I've always been able to cook, but after having a baby, raw meat was just gross to me. And all of a sudden, I was always afraid that I was going to undercook the meat and end up with food poisoning. I know, it may sound ridiculous to some, but I was just so turned off from meat. It wasn't a huge shock to those who knew me, like family and friends, because I went through my teen years not eating very much meat and I was always considering an extremely "picky" eater.

No, I didn't get skinny from being a vegetarian, mostly because I was still eating semi-unhealthy. Yes, I was eating broccoli and potatoes and rice and Morning Star burgers. But I was also eating unhealthy things like potato chips and french fries and candy! When I was hungry, I would just grab a bowl full of Lays, because it was quicker than having to stand in the kitchen with a baby in your arms, trying to measure brown rice!

So recently, I've been more concerned with trying to get healthy. Not only because I'm in the entertainment business and I'm sorry, this business is obsessed with looks, that's the truth of it. I'm overweight, but I don't feel bad about myself or anything that's going to cause me to have an eating disorder. My goal is not to be skinny or a size 0. I really just want to be healthy because I don't want to have medical problems! I hate going to the doctor, but I also hate feeling tired and not being able to keep up with kids!

I started using this app on my iPhone called My Fitness Pal. It helps keep track of what you're eating, including how many calories you're taking in. I have to admit, sometimes I forget to log what I'm eating. I'm getting better at it, thankfully, with remembering. While writing this, it just dawned on me I should set up a reminder in my phone that'll say "Log Your Food!" or something to that affect.





And thanks to my girl Christina for the inspiration! We knew each other back in elementary school in Chicago. We reconnected via Facebook a few years ago and she's gone so far with her weight loss that she became an inspiration to me! I asked her what she did to lose weight and she gave me a bunch of great tips that's really helped! I should've asked her a long time ago!

I'm going to start blogging and vlogging on Youtube about my weight loss journey, as I try to eat healthier and workout more. Once upon a time I had a gym membership that I barely used...oh, that's for another post.

Later gators!

Angie


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summertime In Southern California Hot



So I'm sitting here, trying to work on a few things, and it's hot. I mean, it's summertime in Southern California, what can you expect, right? I foolishly thought it wasn't going to be that warm today, especially since it's 9:30 in the frickin' morning and I'm literally just sitting here typing on my laptop in the living room.

So I opened all of the windows, turned on a few fans and was okay for about 20 minutes. And I don't know what it is about L.A., but the sun just seems so much brighter so I have sunlight smacking me in the face, and I'm sweating and it's certainly not a good look!

Anyway, I turned on the central air finally. I've been trying to conserve energy and not waste money on the central air, but when I start to feel like I'm getting a migraine from the heat, it's time to turn on the air!

I've been super busy as of late, not just because of the kids, even though they've been no problem whatsoever. We're at this point in their ages where I don't have to worry too much about them being in their room playing together quietly because no one's fighting, no one's doing anything sneaky and they're really just coloring or watching tv or just playing nicely. I'm lucky that all three of my girls like to draw because that gives me time to write!

I've been working out more than I ever have, I started therapy to deal with the anxiety I've been having and I've been using a few new beauty products I'll probably write about soon. I've also been working on short comedy videos and a vlog for Youtube. Oh, did I mention I'm selling things on eBay?? I have a lot of stuff that I bought over the years and used either once or not at all! I just sold my Betsey Johnson heels I never wore, and I have a few other things for sale! Go check it out: http://www.ebay.com/usr/angelina_208

Later loves!

Angie


Monday, July 7, 2014

How I Find Movies to Watch

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I love to watch movies! I don't go out to the movies often because we don't always have a babysitter, so I mostly rely on streaming and finding movies to watch online. I usually like to ask my followers on Twitter what they recommend, instead of spending the time I could be watching a movie browsing through lists of movies I can stream! Or checking various sites for one particular movie, just to find out they don't have that one!

I just found out about this website called Funky Flick, which is really cool. It's a one-stop shop for movie enthusiasts like myself! Not only does it give you recommendations on what you may like to watch based on what you've already searched for, it can tell you where you can go view the movie, download it or buy it.

For example, if you're really into fashion and would like to watch a movie about it, go to www.funkyflick.com and type the word into the search bar. Immediately, all of the movies that are about fashion come up. It suggested to me, among others, the film Zoolander, which is about 2 male models who are rivals. A great comedy and one of my favorites! It also gave me other recommendations including Gia and the Sex and the City Movie.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Because Sitting in the House Sucks

At the park yesterday when some dude and his baby photobombed me.


I'm so tired. I probably shouldn't be up this early. After having a toothache for the past 3 days, I've been having trouble sleeping. The Advil works (the 600 MG my doctor gave me), but my dentist can't see me until Thursday for this root canal, so I'm kind of in hell right now.

Yesterday I said "screw it" and took the Advil and Orajel with me and we had a picnic in the park. Now see, that's not something I ever really thought about doing when we lived in Chicago. We had a park and playground near our house in the suburb of Chicago Ridge where we were living, but I don't know, I don't remember seeing other people doing it so perhaps that's why it never dawned on me.

The pic they'll use of me on the news if I'm ever arrested for drunken rowdiness.


Here in Los Angeles, there are so many parks you go past and you just see people hanging out in the grass, laying on a blanket, having barbecues, all the time! So why the hell not, right? We frequent the parks near our house, but after being in the house for the past week, I decided to go a little further and we ended up in Beverly Hills to his beautiful little park called Coldwater Canyon. It's not too far from home, maybe a 30-40 minute drive, depending on traffic. We drive through the valley then take this winding rode that goes through the hills. It's quite an adventure for someone who still can't get used to the high-ups and the wind-ings!

Me and my little Anneka during our picnic

Mia about to step into the water at Coldwater Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, CA



Either way, we had a great time. There's a little wading pond for the children and we let them take off their sandals and play in the water with all of the other small children. Unfortunately, I saw no celebrities. Let me tell you about this "famous park". Every time we're not there, I see online or on the news that some celeb mom was there with her kids like Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Selma Blair. Hell, not too long ago, Mark Wahlberg was there! The day we go, no celeb parents there! It's okay, because that's not why we go there, we go there for the pond and the serenity of it all, and to just get away from our usual parks. But still...

The twins chasing bubbles their dad was blowing


Armed with my Orajel and Advil, I will conquer this world! Until Thursday when I won't need either anymore...then I'll conquer the world without those two things. You know what I mean!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Commentary on R. Kelly and such...

Me the other day at Guitar Center in West Hollywood


What have I been up to you ask? Well, I've had a pretty boring week. I can't say totally boring, just nothing really super interesting happened. Yesterday was pretty cool. I was watching TMZ Live and noticed they put up my Tweet about R. Kelly. Supposedly he has a daughter who identifies as a male and he's acting ashamed. During an interview, he said it wasn't true, though his daughter, now his son, Jay, apparently has said more than a few times on social media that he identifies as a boy. This kid is 13, I think, and I bet R. Kelly hates that people are talking about it.



Okay, I get how some celebrities don't want to talk too much about their children to the press, I get that. Perhaps he didn't want to discuss his personal business, I get that too, but the interview was more along the lines of "It's not true" and just complete denial. But like I said on TMZ Live, this kid probably has to deal with way more denial on his end when it comes to his father and the allegations against him!

I've read and heard stories of how R. Kelly used to pick up teenage girls outside of high schools in Chicago while he was a 20-something year old man. We all know the stories. And seriously, I don't know what Lady Gaga was thinking when she did that song "Do What You Want With My Body" with that fool. Has she been living under a rock all of these years? And then the snippet of the video that TMZ obtained that they never released showed Lady Gaga as being sedated while R. Kelly and others threw a party around her. Such a weird video. I'm glad it was never released.

Also on Friday I did commentary for Inside Edition but it got bumped for other stories. It's happened before and that's just the nature of those types of news shows but I can't say I wasn't a little disappointed. I'm looking for work for the fall, but for now, I'm cool with the occasional appearance on IE or TMZ just because my kids are home for the summer and I'm not willing to leave them with some stranger. But in the fall, I'm going hard. I'll line up some more stand-up shows and auditions then. At least now I have a manager who can help me find these things.

Still crossing my fingers that Undateable gets picked up for a second season and perhaps they'll need another writer...namely ME.

Laters.


Video of my TMZ Live comment:




My latest appearance on Inside Edition:




Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Start to My Summer

Okay, update...



Not like anyone asked for one, but here goes...

If you follow me on Twitter or are a friend of mine on Facebook, you know what's going on with me. About a month ago, I got a talent manager! I've worked with him before as he's sent me out for stuff before, but we just made it official, and he signed my girls!

What else? Oh yeah. My laptop broke, which explains the lack of updates. Actually, that's not much of an excuse. I have updated this blog through my iPhone and iPad, so yeah, not much of an excuse at all. Oh yeah, and I'm obsessed with Lana del Rey right now. I just decided to give her a try after liking Summertime Sadness for so long. Also, I've been watching a lot of the web series The Guild on Netflix.

Summer started and Ani is out of school now. That's been rough, being home with all three girls. We weren't smart enough to look into summer programs because I was all "I wanna spend the summer with my girls before the twinsies have to start school." So in the meanwhile, I'm going crazy trying to find stuff to do with them. Luckily, they're very much into going to the playground and learning music. When I pull out my guitar, they grab their instruments. Laila will play her keyboard, Ani her acoustic guitar and Mia her bongos.

I haven't been doing much stand-up,  but I've been writing sketches and spec scripts, praying that I get a writing job for a TV show. I've also been making web videos with my girls. Oh, oh, and most importantly, I've been doing commentary on one of my favorite shows of all time, Inside Edition! Posting links below...

So what am I doing this summer? Writing and praying I get a job in the fall. I really want to write on a sitcom. Fingers crossed!

Later gators! (ugh. Who says that??)

Me on Inside Edition:


"Around the House Chronicles" (my web series with my kids)




"Kid Questions" a short I did with my 7 yr old daughter, Anneka:









Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blame TV



I just had an epiphany...I haven't been laughing a whole lot. Let me start off by saying I'm a goof. I literally laugh at damn near anything. I got into trouble a lot back in school because I was "disruptive" or whatever because anything someone said that was even remotely funny, I'd laugh hysterically! In improv class at Second City and iO, I'd laugh hysterically at everything, which was probably disruptive at times.

Now I'm not sad or depressed or anything. I don't know...maybe a little, who knows. I don't feel depressed, but I do think I haven't been laughing enough. I could blame SNL just a little. I couldn't even finish the episode hosted by Anna Kendrick. It was so unfunny. I was also quite disappointed by the Charlize Theron episode. The Andrew Garfield episode was the funniest this season, truly. I actually laughed at that one. I also blame Mike & Molly for not being funny anymore.



I also blame Key & Peele for being on hiatus! But really, truly, it's my fault. I haven't been going to comedy shows. When tv is bad, I should go to comedy clubs. There's no excuse. I live near 50,000 comedy clubs here in Los Angeles! I could go see some of the best comics in the business on a regular basis! I also haven't been performing, which would be healthy for me.

Key & Peele


One could say that perhaps I've grown up in the past 2 months. Perhaps I'm no longer a goof. Well that just sounds sad. I love being a goof. Getting into trouble in elementary school for laughing was who I was and who I am. One time, back in high school, a friend and I went on a college tour. While we were touring the library, the tour guide introduced herself with a totally stupid last name. We chuckled! We tried to hold it back, God we tried, but in the end, we had to leave the library. That's who I am! I laugh at poop jokes! I come out of the bathroom and go "Coming out feeling about 10 pounds lighter!", even if I was just in there to wash my hands! (Thank you to Martin for that one)

Martin


Maybe I just need to get back to my roots. Who I am as a person is a goof. I never want to take myself too seriously. So as a self-diagnostician, I plan to fix this. I will watch the 8 unwatched episodes of The Middle on my DVR, I'm going to watch some old SNL sketches on Hulu, I'm busting out my Clone High, Stella and Sarah Silverman Program DVDs.

Stella...still waiting for a second season!


The Sarah Silverman Program


And maybe we should all blame network tv for our sadness. Be funnier! And stop cancelling funny shows (Hello, The Crazy Ones?! Are you fucking kidding me? And I swear to God, if they cancel Undateable after 2 episodes, I'm gonna be shitting on someone's doorstep!)


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Things I'm Obsessed With Right Now...May '14



May has just begun, so I know you're like "How can these be the things you're obsessed with for the month of May when it's only the 7th day of the month? I was just putting the date on here. It's May. Got it?

These are obviously things (or people) I'm obsessed with in this moment. I reserve the right to change my mind and not be obsessed with these things later in May if I so choose. Got it? So let's get started...

Vine

Okay, I was obsessed with Vine back when it first began. Then I stopped being so obsessed with Vine. I got to a point where I was only going on the app to see what new thing Chris D'elia or Will Sasso posted. And then Will was only doing those Corey Vines and Arnold Schwarzenegger driving. And then he stopped using the app altogether! So now, I mostly go to Vine to post my own cute or funny videos (mostly cute cause they're mostly of my own kids, haha!) or to check out what the cute kids of the band Eisley are doing. You know the story...5 members of Eisley, 3 sisters, a brother and a cousin. The sisters and the brother all had babies with the respective spouses around the same time. And their kids are cuuuuuutttteee! Yes, looking at their kids make me want to have another baby, but then I change my mind the moment I remember diapers, bottles, poop, etc! So it's okay to look adoringly at other people's babies!


Disney Stuff



I may have always been obsessed with Disney stuff. Who isn't? Well, I'm sure their may be some people who aren't. Recently we went to Disneyland and I almost bought myself Minnie Mouse ears. Which, I guess, doesn't sound too weird if you know me and know who I am. I own cat ear headbands that I wear around like Josie and the Pussycats! I ended up only buying Minnie ears for my daughters. I regret that. Now I have to find some for myself, or just go back to Disneyland, which I don't mind doing! And then I found myself on the Disney Store website adding things to my Amazon wish list, including coffee mugs. I have a pretty good collection of coffee mugs, as I'm an avid coffee and tea drinker. I have Minnie Mouse, Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice and Wonderland mugs. I'd really like Tinkerbell and Cinderella ones.


Shakira's New Album


I've been in love with Shakira since I was a teenager. No, not like that. I don't dream of her naughty bits, I just adore her as an artist and person! You guys with your nasty minds! Geez! When I was younger, I was crazy about Selena. Even after her death, I played her music, sang along and dance. She's probably the reason I was thin for so long! Then one day, while watching Telehit on Telemundo, I saw this video called "Inevitable" by some gorgeous, long haired beauty named Shakira. I was obsessed! Selena, Shakira, Fey, Juanes, Elvis Crespo, Noelia, JD Natasha, all of these Latin pop stars are the reasons I really learned Spanish. Not my Spanish teachers, Latin pop stars! So, thank you to them! Oh, and Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, mostly their Spanish-language music.

Selena


Now Shakira's new album sounds a lot like old Shakira. It's kind of a mixture of "Pies Descalzos" and "Donde Estan Los Ladrones", just in English. I really love "Dare" and "You Don't Care About Me". My kids even know the lyrics!


Duolingo


Duolingo is an app I have on my iphone that's helping me brush up on my Spanish (so I can finally say I'm fluent) and learn French at the same time. I've been mixing the two up! Also, my French accent isn't great! It asks you to repeat a phrase in French and it uses the microphone to record you. Yeah, it tells me it's not right...often. My cousin Kecia has offered to help me. My aunt asked me why am I learning French. Okay, first of all, I had an IQ test as a kid and supposedly I'm some smartypants or something. I'm not sure I trust IQ tests, but I'd like to see what my brain is capable of. See there? If I'm so smart, why did I just end a sentence with a preposition? Also, I think it'd be cool to be able to say I speak 3 languages. Oh, also my favorite poet Arthur Rimbaud is French. I'd love to read his poetry in its truest form to interpret it myself. I have this dream of one day going to Paris and just being able to fit in, speaking the language.


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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cut Back On Stuff

My laptop isn't working right, which makes it really hard to write. I've been so bored, you guys. So, so, so bored! And yes, I write on my iPhone, but after a while, your thumbs start to hurt! I'm going to end up with carpal-tunnel syndrome from trying to type stuff up while out. So right now, I'm blogging from an iPad, which is weird, to say the least.

I wish I had more of an update. All I have are ideas right now and trying to figure out ways to execute them. If anyone asks what I'm doing with my time, besides being a wife and mother, I'm taking time to think. Yes, I'm aware how that sounds. The last time I took time off to "think", I ended up dropping out of college. I'm not dropping out of anything and I'm not depressed again. What I need is a job. A lot of opportunities are coming my way but none of them pay. So yeah, that's particularly what I'm thinking about. How do I get paid? Our rent is about to go up and we're just going to have to cut back on stuff. Or you'll see me at your local Starbucks making lattes and shizz.

But I'm very optimistic and I have a few ideas up my sleeve, so you never know!

By the way, Bry is working on my laptop right now. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Love Hello Kitty!



If you know me, then you know I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty! Not the Avril Lavigne song, but the cute little white kitty with the pink (and sometimes red) bow on her head! I have a ton of HK things around my house, including sunglasses, hoodie, stuffed animals and iPhone cases. Yes, I mean, iPhone cases, more than one! Well I decided to create a list of Amazon Hello Kitty things to share!



My kids have this Hello Kitty movie. It's kind of dated, but they love it nonetheless.


I totally have this hoodie. I got it for a birthday I believe. Love it!


I use this make-up mirror every day.


These aren't the exact earrings I have, but they're similar.


This is one of the iPhone 5 HK cases I have. 


And this is the latest HK thing I just got. My daughters wanted to buy it for me for Easter! How cute! She's on my nightstand next to my bed.






Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Worth It

Griffith Park


It has taken me over a week to recover from Disneyland. It was hot as crap and there was a lot of walking involved. Obviously, I knew all of this, especially since I'd been to Disney World 4 times in the past. It was totally worth it, though. We had a lot of fun and the kids got to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse. We got a lot of great pictures and I was able to flood my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with pictures.


Disneyland!


I always expect someone to say "Okay, Angie, we get it! You like your kids!" but no one is usually rude to me like that online. I'm not sure why either. A lot of people are rude online, but not to me so much. I get creepy people coming at me from time to time, but that's it. Which is a good thing because I'm the type of person who'd get angry, then upset, then just stop tweeting for a few days.

I did stop tweeting last week for a bit, perhaps a day and a half. Not because someone pissed me off, it was because I was just tired. After the Disneyland trip, I was just drained. We stayed at a hotel the day before and got in the pool with the kids. Bry even got into the pool with swim trunks on and his iphone in his pocket! Don't ask me if I laughed. Don't ask. Okay...I laughed. I laughed a lot...until I realized that his phone was completely broken! That was messed up.

Me and my lovelies in Griffith Park with our matching Frozen shirts on.


Then this past Sunday we went for a hike through Griffith Park. It was my idea. I'm trying to lose weight but not so much to a point where I'm weighing myself constantly, but I really want more energy. I want to be more physically active. I don't eat a lot of bad foods, I just never lost the baby weight from back-to-back pregnancies, one of them with twins! The most active I am usually includes loading a dishwasher, dropping off and picking up Ani from school (which really is just driving), and other cleaning things around the house. I also would like to be more outdoorsy. There's no reason to not be where we live in California. All of a sudden, I feel like I just want to explore more.

So yes, my muscles are sore from all the walking, plus I've gotten on the treadmill a few times in this past week. Advil helps. I'll be alright. The sore muscles are worth it!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Overdo It Than Under-Do It



For the last few days I've been thinking about my next moves. Yes, I'm still doing stand-up, but I'm sick of putting off what I could be doing today. I keep saying I'll do more once the twins are in school and blah blah blah. I understand that I, of course, would need someone to watch them if I'm out doing stuff during the day but I no longer want to use them as an excuse to do nothing!

So while I'm at home teaching the girls how to write their names and singing songs from Frozen, I'm planning what I need to do. I think I might try to get all three girls into a program over the summer just for a few hours a day so I have time to write and work on my act. It's very hard to even blog when every few minutes a kid needs juice or asks to play on the Kindle. I just got interrupted while making dinner reservations over the phone!

So on top of doing stand-up shows, I'm going to start shooting some comedic shorts for Youtube. I'd love to have something on Funny or Die. I wrote one that stars me and all three girls that Bry is going to shoot. It's pretty funny. We're going to shoot it next week. I'm also working on recording a song or EP as a solo artist. Not sure if I've mentioned this before, but Bry and I met years ago and started working on music as an acoustic rock duo called Strangers of Grace. This was before we were even dating. I wrote a song the other day in 10 minutes and Bry had the guitar and came up with music for it. And thank God for iPhone, because I used both mine and his to record it right then and there. I wrote the lyrics on the phone and e-mailed it to both of us. We've talked about using some of our old Strangers of Grace songs and writing new ones and then going to perform at some small club.

I think I get anxious when I'm not doing enough. Yes, I guess I can overdo it, as I have before and even lately. But I'd rather overdo it than under-do it. Does that make sense?


Here's a song we made that we never quite finished from a few years ago:

If you wanna see a few more semi-embarrassing, not-yet-finished songs we never performed live go here and here. Yeah, I say semi-embarrassing cause fuck it. Takes a lot to embarrass me. Ha!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Almost Didn't Post This

I don't want this to be one of those "I've had a rough week" posts. Yeah, the point in this blog is to share what's going on with me, but how many times can I say "I've had a rough week" before I feel like I'm whining? Besides, at this point, I know it's just a rough week, not a rough month or year or life and I'll be fine in the end. Because I always am.

So this week, yeah, I'm not doing as much. I've been kind of laying low. It's a mixture of doubting myself (again), questioning what the hell I'm doing and being tired and not eating enough. I've never been a stress eater, I've always been a stress under-eater. I had a fall-out with a friend which I completely still don't understand, and one of my other friends hurt himself and it's really bothering me. I mean, this is someone I've known perhaps a little over a year and I don't hang out with regularly, but him being hurt is fucking with me. I feel bad, but at the same time I can't mommy-at everyone. I had a friend who lived in my building years ago back in Chicago. He was a recovering drug addict, but he was much younger than me and I treated him like a hurt puppy. He was appreciative because he lived far away from his family, but even now if I don't hear from him for a while I text him to make sure he's okay. But perhaps that's just being a caring friend, I don't know. He checked up on me when we had all of these earthquakes last month.

Sometimes I feel excluded from things because people assume I'm busy or have a full life because of the husband and kids. When Bry gets home from work, he usually takes over. Not because I ask him to, but because he wants to. He's like "I haven't seen my girls all day, I'm going to get them ready for bed". So I give him his time to help them brush their teeth, read them a story, blah blah blah. I'm bored a lot, you guys. After 5, 6 o'clock at night, I'm bored. As shit. I cook dinner, then go in the room to call my aunt. We talk for like an hour. Not every day, perhaps once or twice a week. We usually talk about everything and nothing and then talk over one another and laugh about it. She gives me advice, a lot, because I ask for it.

And yeah, I've been talking to my mom again and that's strange, as I mentioned before. We've been estranged for over a year. I'm not getting into specifics, but if you know me, you know the deal. I'm a very sensitive person, perhaps too sensitive for Hollywood, truly. I'm not depressed, because trust me, I've been down that road. I have hope and aspirations and all that good mucky muck. I have a show next week that I'm very excited for. I think really I just need a therapist. I need to talk to someone who I can vent to that's not Bry, who I guess tries to understand, but truly doesn't. He doesn't understand why I put so much pressure on myself and feel like I should be doing more. He doesn't understand the anxiety and the fear of driving. He drives all over L.A. for his work and describes the driving as "annoying" instead of "scary".

So yeah, I guess in order to survive this industry and being a mom and having a shitty upbringing, I guess I have to see a therapist or whatever. I picture some old white dude with glasses asking me "and how did that make you feel?" and over time telling me "I've had enough of your whining! I'll refund your money if you just get the hell outta here and never come back!" Haha! That's both hilarious and sad at the same time!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Doubt Me, I'll Work Harder

Me performing on stage at the Silverlake Lounge this week.


It's been a weird week.

I don't want to speak about it publicly, but something happened last week, with a friend, that's had me upset all week. But whatever, life goes on. Thankfully, my Auntie Carol flew in from Chicago last week and kept my mind occupied. I also got the offer to be in a show mid-week and that kept me busy too. Then on Thursday night, I went to the Comedy Palace show in Los Feliz to see my friend Josh Fadem perform. Good times, good times.

Me and the hilarious Josh Fadem.

I also got to see Rob Delaney perform! Josh introduced us!



But then my aunt left yesterday to go back to Chicago, and my 7 year old daughter Ani cried in the car as we were dropping her off at LAX. That made me sad. I really dislike how far we are from family. We hadn't seen her in a long time and Ani and her really bonded while she was here. Then on top of that, I was worried about my mother all week. She had to go to the ER and they kept her overnight, so I was getting updates from my aunt, and not wanting to let the girls know. No need in telling little kids that their grandmother was in the hospital. My mom is fine and they released her after tests were done. It's strange because I'm kind of estranged from my mother but I've talked to her through texts. But I let Bry, my husband know that if something went down, I'd be on the first plane back to Chicago.

I don't know. It's weird. A few things are bothering me right now, but nothing I can't handle. Things could be worse. I'm spending my time working on stand-up material. I have a show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank on April 24th so I'm going to hit some open mics before then to work on some new material. It's a show in the Main Room, which I've never performed in before, only the YooHoo Room.

All of that, along with the 2 doctors appointments for the kids last week (one because of Laila's nosebleeds and allergies), and then registering the twins for Kindergarten and a dental appointment for all three kids coming up this week.



And I just want to add, though I said I wouldn't speak on it publicly...a so-called friend said I wasn't dedicated to my career and it wasn't fair I was getting all the breaks. I'm not getting breaks, I'm still a nobody! I get booked for shows because I do my research, find out who's booking these, then ask questions. I show up, be funny and then leave in time to get home to my kids. To even think that I'm not taking my career seriously is stupidity on your behalf. I moved my entire family across the country, away from the safety and comfort of my entire family! I made Bry find a new job out here! He could've said hell no! I risked a lot to move out here to do this! Don't ever doubt me, it only makes me work harder.





Sunday, March 30, 2014

Steampunk!


As I said in a previous post, I'm a little obsessed with Steampunk fashion right now. I've been going to Tumblr at night, during my insomnia times, and just searching the steampunk tag. I figure, hell, I live in Hollywood (technically Glendale, but whatever), I can dress however I want. I want be shunned, or whatever. (I've been watching Breaking Amish on Netflix and there's a lot of talk about shunning on that show!)

So this is just a collection of images I've found on Tumblr and elsewhere of Steampunk fashions. 













And I can't talk about Steampunk fashion without posting this Eisley video!


Eisley, "The Valley"

Or the first ever Panic! at the Disco video:






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