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I was an extra in a commercial this morning for... I thought it was an electric company, but I think it was actually for phones. It doesn't matter, I only walk away from the camera, but! I walk away from the camera with my interracial boyfriend. :D My "boyfriend" was this great Asian guy and we laughed about how I always play the "fat friend" type and he's always the generic "brown man." Through joking around, I said something like, "I'm going to use my Kenpo skills to knock over that planter and get some face time on camera." Kenpo was the key word: he's also doing P90X. :D We talked about all of that bidness, then we moved back to the interracial couple stuff as off in the distance there was a black man/white woman couple, and we joked about the two mis-matched guys paired up being a gay couple, one who works the "legit" job and the other tends bar.

He was lamenting the lack of Asians in media, and we both said at the same time, "Thank god for Boomer." :D It's so cool when you meet another sci-fi/BSG fan in a random way.


Recovery Week, Day 2

This is a new workout thrown in, and it's all core. I thought, I should be fairly good at this. NUH UH. First of all, I had to stop and move to my living room - you need space for this one. The other workouts I've done comfortably in my bedroom. (My chin up bar is over the doorway to the master bath.)

One of the fun workouts: banana roll: (you need space) lay perpendicular on your mat so your torso is on it. Raise your legs, toes pointed and legs straight about a foot off the floor, then raise your upper half, arms in a straight line up and back. (Just your butt is on the mat) Count to five. Now, roll (without using your arms, etc., just your core muscles) to your side, arms and legs still out and up. Count to five. Roll to your back, legs up off the floor, arms up and over your head and only your belly should be on the mat. count to five. Roll to your other side, repeat.

Then, roll back the way you came, counting five breaths on each side. Do two more times. It's not as easy as it seems, trust me.

bow/boat Same position on your butt, legs up off the floor and straight, but your arms are pointing up like your toes are. Count to ten, then roll to your stomach, reach back and grab your ankles (using your legs to pull your upper body up) and count to ten. Roll over and repeat 9 more times.

Fast run squats Holy crap, don't use the big weights here. Smallest weights you have. Squat down like you're going to take off running (not Olympic speed runner, but cross country). Pump your arms fast fast fast with the weights in your hands like you're flying down the track. Switch legs after thirty seconds. (So the right would be out in your stance, instead of your left.) You use your belly muscles to hold your torso in position as you pump your arms.

Oy. It will definitely take one or two more run-throughs before I feel like I have it, but that's the whole point of the program: as soon as you get used to something, they have you do something new. Muscle confusion = toned muscles.

Today is Kenpo, which I love and have already talked about. I'm also going to start my walks back up in the morning, because I want the extra workout. 7 miles at 9mph + P90X = SUPERHERO. *g*


Sunny, blue skies, no clouds, I'mma wash my face off and get the commercial make up off, then go sit outside with a book for a bit. I have high hopes for today.

[ETA] I forgot to add these two pics, one is of all the rosemary I pruned off of my big shrub. I don't like wasting it, but I have all the dried culinary rosemary a girl could want, and none of my neighbors want any, either. =p I got the brilliant idea of making my own essential oil (and maybe rosemary mint shampoo - hippie alert!) and stuck all of the branches to dry on a conical planter I'm not using. I think it looks kind of cool. :) The second pic is of the first lily bloom on the 4ft plant. I stood on my tip toes and pointed down to get the shot. Should be loads more bursting open today and this week. <3




(I left the rocking chair in for scale.)





NOW. Happy Monday!

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bu_doodlebug
May. 18th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Can I go ahead and guess that the Asian dude was Ryan? Sounds like Ryan...

And, what the hell? Not a electric company? Way for your agent to be on the ball, huh?! ;D
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
It was! He's super fun. (And hahahaha, we laughed about how there are three Asian actors in our region, so if there's a need for one, he gets the job. *G*)

The actress was holding a phone and placards, and it didn't seem like a TXU shoot. But hey, let's face it: if the check clears, that's all I care about. HEE.
bu_doodlebug
May. 18th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
He's incredibly fun. You should add him on Facebook as well - he's highly inappropriate and hilarious. ;)

stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
HEE, already done and friended in kind!

(Say, if you're not doing headshots until Fall, do you know someone you would recommend? No worries on replying back if you're busy, btw.)
bu_doodlebug
May. 18th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man! I totally forgot that I promised you some!! I'm such a spaz. I can hook you up with some in about a week if you still want...or give Arianne Martin a call. She's AMAZING. Way better than me. :)
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
There was no promising, just talk! In our biz, that's not binding. :D No worries on it, I know you're swamped and I'm not desperate for them, just wanting to upgrade.

And pfft, you're fabulous, but I thank you for the rec!
tabaqui
May. 18th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of rosemary!

And what a pretty lily. It's been so damn chilly here, and wet, mine aren't doing much of anything. Poor little things.
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
And when you look at the shrub, you can't even tell how much I hacked at it. It looks untouched. I'm telling you, that is a QUALITY shrub - no muss, no fuss, fills up space.

Aww, poor lilies! I'm sorry it's been cold and wet! Hopefully that bodes well for a not-so-blazing hot summer for you...
kseenaa
May. 18th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh gawd, that last flower.... o.O
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love lilies. It's twice the size of my hand, too. MASSIVE and fragrant. <3
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stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Hi, Anne!

Well, I've found some resources that show you how to do it, and it's more that you extract the scent. You heat up oil WITH the rosemary, then strain out the solids. In order to make the actual oil, you have to use a still. o_0 I'm not quite there yet with the backwoods action. :D
a2zmom
May. 18th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
That's serious rosemary! And what a pretty lily.
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
R, I'm telling you, the shrub I cut it off of doesn't even look like it was touched. (I have three other rosemary shrubs, to boot!)

I'm thinking of a fun activity with the kids this summer of making rosemary, lavender and mint essential oils, foot scrubs, shampoos... Well, The Boy won't give two hoots, but the girls will think it's fun. Maybe this is the start of a cottage industry? "Stoney's Essential Oils." And a picture of me all sweaty from working out. Does... that send the wrong message as to the source of the oil?"

*G*
a2zmom
May. 18th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Well, under your sweaty picture, you could use the slogan, "Still doesn't stink".
dovil
May. 18th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
I was actually kind of impressed with the adds that I saw when I was in the States, I think they were more progressive than the actual tv programmes. It was like, wow, a black guy in a car AND HE'S NOT STEALING IT, HE'S BUYING IT! So a big handclap to the leeches that try and persuade us to buy stuff we don't need with money we don't have. *stands, applaudes*

I love how it's got to the point where you don't even know what your advertising any more, it's just show up, where's the catering table, point me to the camera. Though fat friend?! Jesus. You're what? A thousand pounds lighter than the average person. I'm taking back my applause!
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha. Capitalism will defeat racism, you'll see!

The girl that played the lead was SCRAWNY. But she'll look perfect on camera. *shrugs* Welcome to the film/media industry - it blows. (Except for how they pay me to stand about looking interested. I like that part a lot.)
nemesisbecoming
May. 18th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, I found you search for any sort of user information from someone who is starting out with P90X without having to look at those message boards. I've had it for a week but today I'm actually starting it and I like your posts on your progress. I hope you don't mind my adding you. As for my LJ, I haven't updated in a while and I think I'm going to start back up again.

Good luck with the workout and I look forward to following your progress!
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind people popping in over here - I'm very relaxed about that whole thing. Comment as you'd like, lurk, it's all good with me. :)

I'll tell you, today I had to FORCE myself to finish Kenpo, and it's my favorite. I don't know if it's because I didn't do it at my regular time, or if I'm just blasted, but man, it wiped me out. But I did it!

And good luck to YOU!
chrryblssmninja
May. 18th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
and we both said at the same time, "Thank god for Boomer." :D It's so cool when you meet another sci-fi/BSG fan in a random way.
aww cool
stoney321
May. 18th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Seriously, right? :)
edoraslass
May. 19th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm in OKC, and can't get a rosemary bush to grow for anything;I think it actually gets too cold, and I'm terribly jealous.

I am also crap at Growing Things, which I'm sure has nothing to do with it.
stoney321
May. 19th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
OKC? nah, it'll grow there. Most likely it's getting over-watered. THey need as little attention as possible after the first month of planting. They're actually terrific for our area (I'm just south of the Red River.)
edoraslass
May. 19th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Ah, I do have mostly clay-o-riffic soil - maybe I can find one suitable spot in the yard, because I loooove the smell.
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