Saturday, November 28, 2009

Running Around Kansas

Last week I completed my first half-marathon. It was tough, and I'm glad that I did it. Everyone was so accommodating in Kansas. Breakfast at the hotel is usually served at 7am, but the kitchen was nice enough to bring up our 12 slices of toast and 2 big bowls of oatmeal earlier for our big race. Our atletic director called this "the breakfast of champions".The team was pretty nervous, and when the gun went off, I thought, "Here we go, this is it. What the heck did I get myself into?!" I'm not going to go into all the details of the race...that would be boring, but it was a beautiful place to run, and I had a lot of time to enjoy it.
This is me 100 feet from the finishing line. I look happy don't I?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

As Seen on TV

These past two weeks have been crazy. I've been able to experience so many wonderful new things, most of them being in the entertainment industry. I am so flipping happy and excited about the opportunities I was able to take advantage of.

For the past six weeks, I've been working as a wardrobe intern on an independent film called "Ceremony". I color sorted ties, checked in beautiful wardrobe pieces, and assisted a little bit with production. My first time being on set was a little overwhelming, especially because it was freezing cold outside, and I had the job of running through the sand gathering up and returning warming coats from all of the extras in record time. My second day was much less rough because we were in the studio, and there were only two actors to take care of. I was so nervous about bothering anyone trying to do their job that I just tried to stand quietly in the corner so I wouldn't get in their way. I did a lot of observing.

Everyone was so friendly and I was so appreciative because I'm sure that it isn't always like that. I hope to be part of another production one day. I had a great time.

Last week I also got to be an extra on the television show Mercy. It was pretty cool for the first time, and I hope that I will be able to do it again. Maybe you can spot me in the last scene on December 9! I'm wearing a gray cardigan and jeans, and my hair is curly. I was freaking out the day before about which wardrobe pieces to bring, so I brought 3 outfits and 3 pairs of shoes. The wardrobe lady told me to wear what I already had on. What a bunch of wasted energy by me...
Boots: Aerosoles
dress: LF
tights: no clue
black long sleeves: H&M
Headband: Claire's These pictures made possible by my friend, Charles. Thanks Charles!!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Happiness

The Halloween costumes that I made this year turned out better than I had anticipated! That's what made my Halloween so great--and the fact that I didn't have to fight the Village Halloween Parade and subway chaos this year. Instead of going to the Village Parade, my friends and I decided to volunteer for the Halloween celebration at Prospect Park. We saw so many cute children and parents dressed up. It was such a nice change from being forced to stare at "adult"-style costumes every year. Lindsay wanted a picture with a 3-year old Max (Where the Wild Things Are), but we didn't think he could sit still long enough.

At the park we participated in the parade, holding and marching the big Mermaid down the street, her fin flipping and arms waving. I think it was a great idea to be in the parade because 1.) we could see everybody's costumes as we walked by, and 2) it was good exercise.
We were so lucky that the subway wasn't crowded, or else we would have been in trouble. The size of our wings was ridiculous (I just had to buy the awesome realistic ones!), but people were very courteous as we tried not to hit anybody. I think our cute costumes made it difficult for anyone to be annoyed with us. Who could get mad at a fairy?!!!

I was very impressed with Liz's Artemis costume because she threw together a toga using a curtain and some rope--no sewing involved! It didn't even fall off or need adjusting. Quite a few people easily pointed out who she was, while others thought she was Cupid and asked her to shoot them.
I made my costume using a romper pattern and Tinkerbell's costume using my own design knowledge, complete with a satchel, flowers for my hair, a ribbon for Tink's bun, and dandelion puffs for her shoes! I just can't believe that Halloween in over. Now what am I going to sew?!!!