Let’s finally put last year to bed, shall we…? I need clear my 2011 Booking Wall and make lots of room for 2012. BRING IT!!!!I
NOVEMBER….I can’t believe I am still talking about you! Didn’t we break up after that huge Thanksgiving meal?
Unbutton that top button for a couple more bites of The Meredith Method:)
November brought some fun shoots in addition to the couple I reported on WAY back on December 31, 2011. I got to work on the pilot episode of the innovative, Funny Days series. I had some fun playing something I am not, but seem to play a lot~a booshie, desperate housewife type. Then on the “Apt.106” film shoot down in Orange County I played a stressed out housewife with a deadbeat husband. Sadly, I have also played that before:(
Three script readings also came my way over the month. I worked with the seriously brilliant, Steven Connell on a reading of his script “The Danger of Being Know” at The Road Theatre. Steve and I have worked together several times over the years on theater pieces that he has produced. It is always an honor to share the stage with such a powerful voice and talent. I also made a stop over to Disney TV Animation to work with my directer from Rideshare, Donovan Cook on his charming and funny script “Pegasus”. And the last reading of the month came by way of my big fan Paul Dinh-McCrillis of Amber and Doritos Crash the Super Bowl 2011 and 2012 fame. Paul referred me to Rick Shaw of “LA’s Most Charming Little Theatre”, Two Roads. Yes, two roads theaters actually did diverge in November. (Sorry, I am a New Hampshire girl, I just had to!) Anyway, at the Two Roads we had a nice post Thanksgiving, Saturday afternoon reading of the new script “The White Zone”. (Not a story about my neighborhood, BTW, or my bedroom for that matter:)
DECEMBER! Oh, thank goodness. I feel like I may need to pop the champagne all over again!
The first of my last two booking of the year sent me searching through Goodwill Stores for the perfect pair of “Mom Jeans” for a shoot for Lee Jeans. The production determined my “Mom Jeans” too flattering and gave me some high waist-ed “vintage” Jordace jeans that made me wonder if camel toe actually didn’t come about until the late 1980’s. Luckily, my GW outings were not in vain as I did find myself, a Banana Republic jacket, Charles David pumps, 2 little black dresses, a Club Monaco sweeter, a Zara silk blouse, a tank, some cork heeled wedges, a “Be Nice or Go Home” wall hanging for Mom, and two clutch purses for Cazzy. All for a lot less than my day rate on the project…..and that is why…retail is for chumps:)))
My last shoot of the year was a fun little commercial for Equest. Angry girl pounding on the phone…yup….been that!
I wrap this last year up with a little reminder of big love and Christmas spirit. After the success of the raffle for Help Addison Kick This Thing! in July I was inspired to do it again for for another cause. In December we raised $400 for animal rescue by raffling another of my mom’s beautiful quilts for charity. The raffle was in honor of Baby Emma, the sweet little disabled kitten my roommate and I rescued. Sadly, she lived a very short life, but she made a big impact on our hearts. All the money from Baby Emma’s raffle went to Kitt Crusaders. One of my BFF’s, Tracie Peddy happens to be the Assistant Vice Cougar over there so check them out if you would like to help keep Baby Emma’s memory alive or even get that extra 2011 tax deduction in!!!
Well, that wraps up 2011 with the grace of Mary Catherine Gallager and the gratitude of her Lord. Now, I need that champagne. Too bad it is 2012 already and I have resolved to to not drink alone. Oh, hell, it’s before midnight anyone up for a night cap?
~The Meredith Method TM