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The Movie Star's Birthday

On February 27, 1932, Elizabeth Taylor was born. She was a full-fledged movie star. Is it just me, or do people not look like this these days? I loved watching old movies as a kid, and I still do. The first film I ever watched  her in was National Velvet. Those eyes - a remarkable shade of violet. A trait, perhaps, you see once in a lifetime. Her perfectly coiffed dark hair and stunning porcelain skin. In her personal life, she may have been imperfect - but on the big screen she was absolute perfection. Though she's been gone for nearly [...]

Go 'Head, It's My Burfday

On February 27, 1979 I was welcomed into the loving arms of my family and have not shut-up since. That's right. I am 33 years old, and I am only getting better and louder. Life is amazing, even the difficult parts I wasn't sure I could survive. I feel like I am just getting started and the best is yet to come. I love my birthday. Generally, I love the month of February with Valentine's Day and then my wedding anniversary on the 20th. But my birthday...it takes the cake. No pun intended. Why do I love it so much? [...]

That Was Then

For my 25th birthday, I decided to do things a little differently. Instead of a party, I decided to make a list of things I've always wanted to do - what some may call a "bucket list". I would then check these items off my list during my 25th year of life. One of those items was to audition for a play. I researched and found an audition at a prestigious theater company. Among their requirements was a headshot & resume. So, here is the headshot I had taken and presented at my very 1st audition. I thought it went ok, [...]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Airport

I'd like to preface this by saying I have ALWAYS had wonderful experiences with Southwest Airlines and have received excellent customer service from them in the past. But I will get to that momentarily. Allow me to set the stage for you. Me. Reno for some gigs. Hotel approximately 10 minutes from airport. I departed shortly before 6am for my 7:30am flight. Ample time, so it'd seem. I had my GPS ready to go. I came to the I 80 East entrance to find it closed. Hmmm. GPS re-routed me to another entrance to said freeway. It was closed as [...]

Thankful Even In Rejection

It was pouring down rain on a typical Oregonian winter day. I made it to my car without getting soaked. A feet Houdini himself would've marveled at. As I turned into the parking lot of the Lakewood Theater for my audition, the clouds parted and a bright ray of sun broke up the dark sky. It was beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, my heart was overwhelmed. An attitude of gratefulness washed over me as I walked up those steps; the same steps I walked up to my very first audition 8 years ago. The outcome was the same for both auditions; [...]