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1. I continue to love Modern Family. And I want to be COH-lum-beeyahn Gloria. How is she made to be that pretty? And she's funny, too, DAMMIT. She's ONE MONTH older than me, btw. Ay yi yi. Ella es muy guapa, si? (And she's a natural BLONDE. I know.) I have thinky thoughts on that show, but I have no time for them today.

2. Don't judge me, but I freaking love Cougar Town, too. I KNOW. Here's the thing: it's really funny and bizarre, and hey, that's just like me! Courtney Cox is still the weak link and I'll tell you why: (I'm all about the statements followed by colons today) she has dead eyes. Her role is a really "quirky" person surrounded by more "quirky" types, and yet she has soulless eyes that don't DO anything. It's almost distracting to me. But the show has Busy Phillips, and I love her. She has a totally cute lithp. She gets to throw out funny things like "I don't look like my dad, either. I look like my dad's handsome brother that lived with us before my mom got pregnant with me." Then later refers to him as Uncle-Dad, which makes me think of Arrested Development which is never a bad thing. "Hello, Father Uncle Dad." I <3 U Buster. And the kid that plays Cox's son is hilarious, and has awesome comic timing. Courtney: step up and stop with the Botox, it's killing your SOUL.

3. Speaking of comic timing, I rocked out an audition yesterday and got everyone to crack up, which was great because the two auditions that went before me? CRICKETS. So. Here's hoping that I've not just jinxed myself. (I was auditioning for a commercial in which I play a weird girl that uses her savings from purchasing The Product to buy horrendous clothes and shows them off. They liked my interpretation of Muriel's Wedding-type glee, I suppose. Lol.)

4. I made the BFF read Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run and it inspired her to sign up for an ultra marathon. Just a "Huh, maybe I could run longer after the normal redonk marathon length of 26.2..." And she DID. And she came in FIRST. All hills, too. 31 miles, so this was a BABY ultra. She's all into the upcoming 50 miler, which makes my legs want to break off and beat me about the head. That girl... built for running, I tell you. Not me! I was built for drinking and fart jokes. Pull my finger.

5. Two video auditions today that I need to prep for, one is as a casting director, and I'm wondering how ballsy I want to be, because ultimately casting directors will be picking me. Hmm. (Tightrope!) The other is for a busy body gossip type, and I think that show is trying to be a knock off of Desperate Housewives, which is close to my goal of starring in a soap opera (Spanish, preferably) because I want to be knocked unconscious only to wake up from a coma with amnesia on a deserted island with my evil twin and two lovers that I can't recall while being possessed by Satan and my Bitterest Enemy is about to take over my Advertising Agency and turning my only child against me. (Did I get them all?) Oh, right: and a guy with a guitaron dressed as a bee plays hilarious chords every time my Best Friend that is Quirky shows up on screen. Ay yi yi!

6. I am in love with EVERY SINGLE BIKE in this catalog. Oh, Italy, why must you make such beautiful things that I can't afford? $1700 for a bike to tool about the neighborhood? *cry* Speaking of bikes, the littlest Schmusen (Emily) and I have been taking nightly bike rides after dinner, which is very nice because that's when the bunnies come out. It's hard to ride a bike and clap hands, give it a try.

7. I need to bake bread today, and this is going to get a run for our regular daily. I'll let you know how it turns out. Good whole wheat bread recipes are hard to come by (that don't require a million steps.)

8. I forgot what eight was for, nine nine nine for my lost cod [I'm sure I'll sniff it out eventually], 10, 10, 10, 10 for everything everything everything everything!

...I think I finally broke. (And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREA!!)


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Apr. 15th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
have you heard --- there's a podcast on the MOTH site - Lost at Sea, told by Deborah Scaling Kiley. It's amazing and for some reason when I heard it I was thinking you'd like it.

I like podcasts so much I never listen to my music anymore on my 125 gig Ipod classic.
Apr. 15th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I've not listened to their podcasts, just streamed their site. I'll add them to my pod list, nice!
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Apr. 15th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
I have *long* believed the best gig in acting is soap opera work. In the span of one year you could be: a virgin, in love, an evil twin, multiple personality, pregnant, a victim of some sort, an abuser of some sort, and then when you need a vacation BOOM COMA.

Not to mention, the work would be steady and regardless of how popular you are on your show the paparazzi could give a shit about you
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
THAT'S IT EXACTLY. Also, think of all the hair whipping you get to do!
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Apr. 15th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
She's HILARIOUS. She plays a Floridian trailer whore that is coming into a career and doesn't know how to behave in polite society. She's v v funny and I want to kiss her neck freckles.

Hoooo. They're both for pilots, one of them is from a pilot I almost got (but lost to Virginia Madsen. Huh?)

Oooooh, you have just been Ms. Outdoorsy, I like it! Have fun!
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
I loooove Cougar Town. There are times that I even love it more than Modern Family (gasp). I know, I know!
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
SOMETIMES I FEEL THE SAME. "Free chicken." how am I not supposed to love that?! Or Emotional chicken!?!?
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)

I'm with you on Modern Family and Cougar Town. That's one of my favorite one hour blocks of television. The humor and acting are fantastic.

And yeah, Courtney Cox is the weakest link but I can still enjoy her playing off the other characters.

I forgot what eight was for, nine nine nine for my lost cod [I'm sure I'll sniff it out eventually]

Hahahah, awesome. I love the Violent Femmes.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
If she would just stop Botoxing, I think she could nail that role. but her EYES and FOREHEAD need to act, too. (I love everything she wears, too. I covet that gold turtle necklace of hers.)

Let me go wild! Like a blister in the sun, let me go wi-i-ild, big hands I know you're the one...
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
1. That show makes me laugh out loud several times every episode. That's all I ask of a sit-com.

2. This show does not. Courtney Cox makes me angry with her whine and how she drags everybody else down. I love the rest of the cast to bits. Busy makes me happy. i want her to have her own show.

3. Congratulations on rocking an audition.

4. 31 miles? Hills? 50 miles?!! I am already gasping for breath just reading that.

5. Thank goodness you slipped that bee costume in there! How about being a 50 year od playing a six year old? There will be atrocious wigs and blacked out teeth, too. Arriba!

6. Bikes and bunnies sounds like perfection. You need a bike horn that makes clapping sounds. Those Abici baskets!!! One should be filled with bunnies on the front of my bike right this minute!

7. I have four loaves of bread (wheat, pumpernickel, sprouted wheat and sandwich bread) in the freezer and refrigerator. I love cold snaps!

8. I wish these allergies would go away. Inside my ears itches. It's really disconcerting. I hope the rains wash all the pollen out for a couple days. We have Reggaeing to do tonight and I'm not looking forward to the pot and incense.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
I wish Cox would... I dunno, quit worrying about looking hot and then she could be free to be funny and use her body more. Busy Phillips, though, is PERFECT.

LOL at the wigs, the baby outfits and tooth blacking. HILARIOUS.
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Definitely let me know how that bread comes out, as I am in the market for a day to day bread as well.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
*salute* Will do!
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Modern Family is brilliant.

But Cougar Town, man. That came out of nowhere. We've been watching it for weeks, and it's great! Like, every time.

And the son sounds just like Dexter. (The serial killer character.)

-- c.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Isn't it crazy? I think it's for people who loved Scrubs, but wanted less sentimentality. I just need Courtney to not be afraid to not be glamorous and beautiful in every scene, then she might loosen up some.
[ heh, well... ] - supes_ - Apr. 17th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
I like reading your blog because it's like getting a chance to sit down and have an actual conversation with you - before we have to run off and go back to our respective busy lives. <3
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
HEE. Then my job here is DONE. :D
Apr. 15th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
she has soulless eyes that don't DO anything

I think it's a combination of some sort of overwhelming ennui and aggressive applications of botox.
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Prolly because she looks at her husband's outfits every day and wonders how they can make it work. (ZOMG, the Botox is at Defcon Kidman)
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Modern Family is a great show. So good that, eventually, it actually led me into watching Cougar Town despite me assuming it would be lousy. (Lead-Ins work, yo!)

As it turns out, I do like Cougar Town quite a bit. It's biggest flaw is the show's name, which turned me off and probably a lot of other people. But it is good.

If only ABC had put "Better Off Ted" in with these shows, it might yet have survived. I already miss that show.
Apr. 17th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
[ D8 ]
dammit, did better off ted get canceled? i hadn't heard this yet.

*is totally crushed*

but, um, i kind of agree about cougar town's name. it really makes it sound like a skeezier, middle-aged version of sex & the city. which i'm really glad it's not.
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Laura!

And, I love Cougar Town, too. I actually do like CC though. But, maybe it's the writing that I like.
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
I hope it was lovely, sweetheart!! <3 <3 <3

I like her, I just feel that this is a good show that could be GREAT. (I'm super nit picky about weird physical choices actresses make. Don't get me started on Buffy's arm swinging as she turns... Lol.)

Have a fantabulous night!
Apr. 16th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
Don't you mean "Latin American soap opera"? Because the Spanish import those (as "telenovelas") and call their own "series". Oh, and anglophone soaps are called "serials".

Mind you, this is all continental Spanish and Anna tells me they teach you Mexican Spanish up there in the States, which is why she has trouble understanding Americans whenever they speak it.
Apr. 16th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
oh god, I LOVE Gloria on Modern Family.
Apr. 17th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
[ by the numbers ]
1. wait, so... the actress who plays gloria isn't really latin? maybe that's a stupid question. i just-- i can't imagine her as a blonde, like, at all. O.o

but i agree, that show is pretty fantastic. and i would love to hear some of them thinky thoughts of yours, by the way.

2. i think i kinda see what you mean about courtney cox... though i never noticed it until you brought it up. my main problem with her as jules, though, is that i like the character-- but i REALLY MISS LUCY SPILLER. i mean, dirt got kinda weak in its second season, and i can see why it was canceled... but there's no denying that lucy was a frakkin' brilliant character to the end. that's the kind of role i want to see courtney cox playing -- a ruthless bitch at the center of high-stakes drama -- because the part fit her so, so well. after that, seeing her cast as just some quirky nice girl in a puff comedy can't help but feel like a bit of a letdown. :\

but! i too love this show, for some reason. it's hard to explain, but i share your feeling of slight guilt/embarrassment over this fact. and yet...

i agree, though, that travis and laurie are both hilarious and amazing. and dan byrd does have really great comic timing. XD (he reminds me a lot of michael cera, whom i love... and i guess that circles back to arrested development again.)

3. nice! sounds like a pretty fun commercial, too.

4. XD

(that's, um... pretty amazing, though. first place. i almost forget people who come in first at things even exist.)

5. *snickers* ...oh man, that just makes me think of "lights, camera... homicidio."

6. o_o bunnies? like, real bunnies? because, that is adorable.
Apr. 17th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: [ by the numbers ]
Popping in to say that Latinos aren't all dark haired, there are blonde Latinos as well.
[ see how smart i am? or not. ] - supes_ - Apr. 17th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC) - Expand
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