Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If My Eyes are all X'ed with it...

Writing sketches and commercial parodies for my Second City writing class.

This class is like a dream to me. Comedy writing is so much fun.

Yes, all of these sentences are incomplete. Well, not that last one. Or that one.

I'm, like, really tired, dude. I don't even know why I'm sitting here trying to update this thingy. I just feel like I have to be writing something, to stay in the habit. Even if the writing is sophomoric and incorrect. Then am I really getting somewhere?

I had someone read my script for "Hello Again". He loved the first 30 pages. It's important to me that he really likes it. He's a real actor. Not like my bullshitty self. And that's not me feeling down or low, because I am quite the opposite. I just know that I spend more time writing than acting. But in my defense, I was in a play...2 months ago!

I created some new characters for myself. Lisa and I are talking about filming each other's sketches. She actually finished the Second City writing program so her opinion is important to me. And she's talking about directing my film. Now if real actor boy really wants to do it, then I'm finding funding fast! I will do what my girl Tiffanie Debartolo did and keep trying to someone wants to make this damn thing! And I promise, it's a really good script. It really is. I did actual research while writing it. Now if real actor boy reads the whole thing, loves it, says he has to play the part, I might die over...x's for fucking eyes. But what will that do? Can't make the film if my eyes are all x'ed with it...

But he said he had already read the first 30 pages and he was totally in. So tell me to stop overthinking it. Us women overthink a lot of things. Plus, I'm a writer. Writers overthink things. Plus, I think I'm intelligent, and I'm a dramatic person, so those things on top of those other things makes one huge over-thinker.

Okay, this was longer than I expected. My allergies are itchying at my eyes. I'm blarging to bed. I have to walk Ani to kindergarten in the morning. Still can't believe my baby is old enough to be in real school.

Later gators.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Didn't Cry...I Held it in!

Busy week!

My oldest daughter started Kindergarten this week. No, I didn't cry like a little baby and embarrass her. I held it in, thank you very much.

I walked her there this morning while Bry got ready for work and stayed here with the twins. Then, I drove with the twins to go pick her up this afternoon. Yes, I missed her yesterday and today.

Right now I'm trying to figure out if I should be letting the twins color at the same table while Ani does her homework.

Not a good idea. I sent them to their room to watch tv for a little bit and lay down. They didn't protest too much.

Going to go help Googa with her homework.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

That's Stalky

What have I been up to? Working on some stand-up, working on writing comedy, getting ready to start the comedy writing program at Second City Hollywood and stalking at celebs' houses. Yeah, you heard me! It's just like getting one of those star maps and then going around town and taking pics in front of those houses. I really enjoyed going by Lucille Ball's old house in Beverly Hills. I also found Robert Pattinson's current house, not that far from my damn house! That was exciting, except for the fact that he's been in New York ever since I found his place. Whatever. It's not like I was going to go up to the gate and ring the bell. I do have limits. I took a picture of his front gate. That's it. Then we left. Oh, and Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson's house. That's not too far from my house or Rob Pattinson's. I took a picture of their front gate. Then left. That's it.

I don't know. I think it would be scary being famous and having people in front of your house taking pics all the time. I guess that's why they have good security. But for people like me who just goes "Oooh! It's their house!" and leaves, it's fine. But of course, there are people who will go to a celebs' house and actually stalk at it! I mean, you can get arrested I think if you go to a celebrities' house and just hang out on the curb for a while. That's creepy. That's stalky.

So this was just a break for me. I thought I should update my blog. Going to hang out in Studio City tomorrow, hopefully meet some more celebs, take a few pictures, post them on my Instagram, then come home and write some more. I'm so focused on my comedy write now. I'm about to start doing stand-up regularly. I'm getting some good advice from a comedienne that I know. I'm going to call her tomorrow. She told me she can answer a lot of my questions about getting gigs and doing open mics.

Laters, man!

But look at him, though. Robert Pattinson...come back to L.A., yo! Lol

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Busy Sunday

Okay, so I didn't practice my stand-up routine today. Nor did I do yoga. But in my defense, I did get a good amount of exercise today. We went to a farmer's market, which was hot as balls. But we got a lot of free samples of fruit, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed. Then, we went to our favorite bookstore, which was fun! I sat there reading books to my girls, then looking through a tabloid magazine, I mean, uh, reading Tolstoy! Yeah, that. Something intellectual. Yep.

Then we went past Justin Bieber's favorite restaurant. No, he wasn't there. Dammit. I mean, shut up!

Then we drove through downtown L.A., which we hadn't been to in the 5 months we've been here. We decided to just drive around and look at the area. Yeah, weird. It kinda felt like downtown Chicago, but it wasn't. Then we ended up near MacArthur Park. Is that area supposed to be bad? Because I'm from the ghetto in Chicago, and that area really didn't seem that bad. Maybe because it was daytime? I don't know. It didn't look great, but I certainly wasn't scared. I said to Bry "let's get our asses back to the valley, we don't know where we are", so he pulled out the gps. Not a great idea to just drive around L.A. blindly, not knowing what certain areas are, with your 3 little girls. I would hate to get stranded in a bad area or something!

So we ended up back in Silverlake, at the Trader Joe's, and I got a gay equality bumper sticker from a guy standing outside, passing them out. So, yeah, today was pretty sweet. And yes, I'm tired as hell, but there was a new episode of "Breaking Bad" on tonight! Uh, hello, kids are in bed, time to power up that DVR!

Later Gators!

I have to register Ani for school tomorrow. Ugh. I'm dreading this. I'm real nervous about my baby starting Kindergarten. Future me is screaming, "Angie, she will be fine! She needs this! It's your problem, not hers!" Lol. Yeah, my problem, not hers. She's really excited!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Stand-up Stage Fright

I've been sitting here working on doing my first stand-up open mic. I have lots of jokes written, but I was just going through them, putting them together and seeing what really works. I even recorded myself on my phone, then went over it several times to see if I remembered it. You know,  it's really easy to remember something you wrote yourself. It was so much fun doing "Local Couple Wins Lottery", especially when I realized that the words had stuck in my head, because I wrote them! I had a little bit of difficulty with the play I was in "Reservoir Bitches", but in my defense, I didn't have much rehearsal time. I still find it amazing that I can remember anything nowadays. Yeah, stuff gets forgotten.

Anywho...I want this bad enough, so I'm going to bust my ass to do it. I also would love to book some gigs in Chicago sometime in the fall and fly in and make some money! I have a lot of friends in Chicago who could possibly show up too! And of course, I could stay with my mom and spend time with my family. But first I should probably conquer this little bit of stand-up stage fright, huh? I'm on it...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Not Just 'Mom'

So my girl Lisa came over yesterday. We played with the kids and talked about motivating each other. I've always had trouble sticking to some sort of routine, but I'm going to try harder for the greater good. If I can have my kids on a schedule, I can plan out something for myself everyday.

And it's not a hard/super strict/super rigid schedule. I'm just making a list of about 5 or 6 things I have to do everyday, including writing on this here blog. Even if I come to this site and just write 3 or 4 words, I'm going to blog everyday. Perhaps I should download the app to my phone, in case I'm out of the house all day and I don't have the computer with me. That's an idea.

Also included in my schedule is going for a walk everyday. Sometimes, just sitting in the house playing with the kids, or even just taking them to the playground, is not good for me. I mean, it's totally fun playing with my kids, but I should go somewhere by myself everyday just to think. Just to get away for the noise and remember I'm also 'Angie', not just 'mom'! lol