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365 ONE: day 113…Oh Heimlich…Yoo-Hoo!!

Day 113: April 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Like Glue” by Sean Paul

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “In My Face”

Anything to Note =

You can always tell what day it will be when you almost choke on your breakfast!

Granted…it was pretty dry toast with peanut butter and I was walking fast down the subway platform while stuffing my face when it happened!

But, in the midst of choking, I was thinking…how do you give yourself “The Maneuver” with no chair or something to lean against? On the Subway platform? And when pregnant??!! I don’t know….relying on the folks that were nearby may have been a flop I tell you! (Sidenote: I can’t think of the Heimlich Maneuver without thinking of Eddie Izzard – too funny!)

Thankfully all good after a major coughing attack!

Oh Monday, Monday!

And yes it continued to be that kind of Monday after I choked on my toast….it’s an uphill battle after that 🙂

BUT…amid the Monday blues I get a text from my older brother announcing the birth of their new son little Phillipos!! I get to be Auntie to another cutie pie that I can’t wait to meet 🙂 So that makes SIX boys and ONE girl from my sister and brother combined! We got ourselves a whole football team and one cheerleader 🙂

I wonder if my addition will make it to SEVEN or TWO??!!


365 ONE: day 112…alcoholic was I?

Day 112: April 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Juanita” by Shania Twain

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Vogue Magazine”

Anything to Note =

I was thinking early this morning as I lay in bed, about last night, and then other nights over the past few months…

I was at my friend’s birthday party at a bar last night, drinking my ordered seltzer, my good ol’ seltzer – actually I love seltzer – but many people asked me what I was drinking and did I miss alcohol, did I miss drinking, and was that joke joke vodka haha!

And this has happened a lot.

And, yes I am known for my tequila.

And, yes I drink, and perhaps never not drink when I am out.

And, yes maybe I am a lightweight so get tipsy or drunk after like one or two drinks.

And, yes maybe I never stop at one or two drinks but just keep on truckin’

And, yes maybe I am known for my drunken crazy like dancing on bars and stunts like drunken breakdancing or push-ups with clapping in the middle which results in something like breaking my thumb. And perhaps back in my “wild days” being quite the player slash tease slash extrovert.

(And, perhaps I still am……shhhhh)

And, maybe I have never been at a party or out and actually been sober.

Sooooooooo….

Yeah………….

Is that why I keep getting asked if I miss drinking? And how am I able to cope without a drink??

Alcho, was I??

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight…..

No worries everyone – soon there will be a baby on my hip at the bar, as I always said there would be when the time came 🙂

And, maybe I wasn’t kidding…

HAHAHA!!


365 ONE: day 111…Waiting and Floating…

Day 111: April 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Bar Dancing

Dance of the Day was = “Roxanne” by The Police

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart The Chef”

Anything to Note =

Not much today actually.

I waited for the mail to see how it would dictate my day and weekend. And….still nothing. Still no green card 😦

So, since I was still here then I felt guilty so had to attend my “If-I-am-still-here” plans I had tentatively made in case I was. But I got to see my good friend from the UK again, and go to my friend’s birthday and see others there – so there was a silver lining to being here 🙂

It just feels weird.

You know what else feels weird? That it’s my birthday next week!!! I thought it was in two weeks or something!!!! I wasn’t supposed to be here for it so I guess I just blanked out what date it is and how that is in relation to when my birthday is.

Or it’s a part of my denial….of everything!

I like how I explained to Stuart in the cab home that I had no clue it was my birthday next week, just forgot it was coming up so soon, and Stuart said:

“You’ll only be 31 years young” – implying that the age is why I have a problem and forgot it. And I thought about it. Yeah, 31 I guess is a little ugh but…

“I think I have bigger things to worry about!” I said. Which is TRUE!!!!!!!!

SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OY-VEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


365 ONE: day 110…dream or reality?

Day 110: April 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “You Make” by Dj Friction & Spice

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Blah Blah Blah”

Anything to Note =

Rough Night.

The usual waking up every half hour or so pregnancy schedule thing, but while I was on snooze this morning as had a hard time getting up I was so tired and feeling funny, I kept dozing back to the same weird twisted dream. I can’t remember all of it and some parts were C-R-A-Z-Y!! But the bottom line was me trying to get to the airport to leave for the UK not being able to….would you fancy that!! I remember the last part before I finally had to get up to make it into work.

In a taxi.

Woke up.

Taxi was too expensive so now on my moped.

Woke up.

Realized it was a different airport and I didn’t know the way.

Woke up.

Left my moped and about to get in another taxi when he said we may not make it, but I said we had to try, and then realized my suitcase had been left in the first taxi.

Woke up.

Trying to find my moped again and realized these thugs on the road had stolen it for parts and wanted the key now from me, which was about to get violent….

Woke up. Got up.

And there was some weird stuff along the way and before and ugh.

Methinks this is a reflection of my life right now??!!! Waiting for my Green Card in the mail every day as my time slot to leave shortens when there’s nothing there.

Hmmmmm….

Just a theory 🙂


365 ONE: day 109…”I feel icky and sticky and grey”

Day 109: April 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Please Mr. Postman” by The Carpenters

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Staple Heaven”

Anything to Note =

Annoying day, really. I had a hard time this morning – wasn’t feeling so good. And I am just soooo tired! Had a long day yesterday but I finally managed to get to Destination Maternity for some sleeping maternity bras. So that was finally accomplished only a few months late! I was hoping it would make me miraculously sleep better – not sure why I thought that, but I’m hoping ANYTHING will help me sleep!

I will have to go back to Destination Maternity, as had limited time and was overwhelmed! Made friends with the salesperson though as she just arrived to NYC three months ago and wants to be an actor…so naturally I offered my wisdom haha! Made the conversations all about that and not the maternity wear she was helping me with!! Way to deflect from reality Zoe!!!

Destination Maternity. It should be a musical or something. “Come inside…”

Yup, I’m super tired!!!

It’s grey outside. Rain. Again.

And in here I feel like I’m going through menopause!! Sweater off. Too cold so sweater on. Too hot, sweater off again! You can tell what kind of day I am having when my video upload is staplers talking to each other!! HAHA!!


365 ONE: day 108…office dancing

Day 108: April 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Tide is High” by Blondie

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sneaky Office Dancing”

Anything to Note =

I needed to get things done in the office today as yesterday was a disaster with getting home after midnight and not being done with my 365!!

So I have done it before, done my dance of the day in my office – had some people pass, but today was crazy!! Soooo many people passed!! And there was people visiting people next to me, and others coming to say hello! Did they all get a memo to come and interrupt the girl called Zoe who is trying to sneakily dance her 365 criteria in her office??!!!

I’m stupid though as I chose a super long song! Why oh why! So there was a lot of stoping and pretending to be doing work!!

This of course inspired my video upload 🙂


365 ONE: day 107…Busy Bee-tlejuice

Day 107: April 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Fittest of the Fittest” by Burning Spear

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Times Square Tourist”

Anything to Note =

Surprise surprise – busy day!! Had work, where I was training two people, then rehearsal, then a presentation at The Actors Studio, then a production meeting for a project I’m co-producing  but also was cast in as an understudy for one of the celebrity roles, and then trivia, where I had planned to leave early, but just got home now! NON-STOP!!!

Well, I was supposed to have left tonight “on a jet plane” or tomorrow morning at least, but still a-waiting on me green card argh (said of course in Pirate language!!…not sure why…wow, I must be super tired!) Apparently I still have 19 official days left in which they can still send it to me before we can have an investigation. So it’s still a waiting game. I only have until May 7th otherwise I don’t have a break until sometime in June with the projects I am involved with 😦

I’m exhausted 😦 It has been non-stop since before the summer last year with the wedding planning, wedding, plays and projects, and then not being able to leave the country…

Caribbean anyone?

Anyone???????

Now?????????????????


365 ONE: day 106….BUSTED!!

Day 106: April 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by The Police

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Furniture Dolly Surfing”

Anything to Note =

Another Monday. Another start to the week…

And what better way than to test out the lengths I can go in the office…apparently!!

There is no downtime at this office, meaning there is always someone around as its so large and there are so many different positions here. Very different to our old office when I could often be the only one around….not here! Hence why I haven’t done much in the office.

But today, I decided I would see…

I had noticed a furniture dolly on the way to the office bathroom today, which by the way as a sidenote is a million miles away from where we sit, so its a trek to the loo!!! Anyway, after my third pass I took my ipod and decided to try to surf down the hallway on it!!

And….failed!! It’s really hard actually as there is a giant hole in the middle!! And I was afraid it would flip up or back with whatever side I chose to ride on!!

And I had to be quiet as this hallway is right on the way to the bathroom, but also adjoins another hallway that has a lot of traffic back and forth on it!

So my second attempt into the video upload, and you guessed it, I was BUSTED!!! Someone walked past and did the double take as I was attempting to ride it!! So grabbed the ipod and ran to the bathroom!!!! They must have thought I was crazy!! I felt like I was a kid running away from being caught with a cheeky grin on!! HAHA!!

Since I had run into the bathroom, I then decided why not dance out in the foyer on the way into the bathroom, there was no one around and lots of room….and then smack in the middle someone came in. BUSTED!!! AGAIN!!!

I am going to get kicked out of the office at this rate! 🙂

An unsuccesful secret 365 day!


365 ONE: day 105…funny things while walking today!

Day 105: April 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Sex Sells” by Benefit

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Febreeze It”

Anything to Note =

Even though it was raining again outside annoyingly I had to go to rehearsals so still decided to walk as my cardio. But on my walking travels today I saw some pretty funny things!! Would have loved to have seen this…

I saw…

(1). There was a Learn English school, (that I have never seen before oddly and I walk a lot and everywhere!), and outside of it, piled to the max that could fit under the length of the awnings, was about THIRTY, no joke, chain-smoking foreigners! It was hilarious! They must have all been on a break or something and they were puffing down fast on as much as they could while also sheltering from the rain! Ah Europeans haha!

(2). A woman was holding her umbrella down so far to block the rain and wind that she didn’t see the curb so, (and this isn’t really funny), she just walked right into it as she crossed the street, and fell flat on her face, bags a flying! 😦

(3). Two girls in super super high heels and super super short skirts were trying to walk up the street in the rain and wind. It was funny in itself really as they could not walk at all and kept trying to hike down their rising skirts, but the wind and rain element just made it even more hilarious to watch! They were soooo slow and cautious haha!

(4). An older man in a suit and some nice shoes was on the phone and chatting and sadly was not focusing at all on the road so stepped into a giant pool of water – it went up past his shin! Man, was he pissed off!! It was funny though as you could see it coming, but I was on the other side of the street so couldn’t warn him…would I have warned him??

(5). Me = I was juggling my bag and my umbrella with my hot tea in my hand, and sadly tipped my hand too far and spilled half of my tea out trying to open the friggin’ umbrella as I was exiting Starbucks! Great! I’m sure the people near the window found that funny!

(6). Me again = I wore these boots today specifically as knew it was raining and they are waterproof but jokes on me as my feet were swimming in pools of water in there. Boo! Methinks its time for some new rain boots!


365 ONE: day 104…Bolt Bus Bust!

Day 104: April 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking with Bags in Rain

Dance of the Day was = “Lambada” by Kaomo

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “On Set At Eden Valley”

Anything to Note =

It was a Bolt Bus day. And annoying trips both on my way to my filmshoot in Baltimore MD and back to NYC. Plus it was a long day as my bus left near Madison Square Gardens at 7.45am and then had to be on the 7.45pm back, which meant I was up at 6am and didn’t get back home until after Midnight. Ugh.

Both on the way there and back of course someone chooses me to sit next to when both bus trips the bus was not full! Always happens. I must have a sign on my forehead or a low maintenance vibe. You can see why they chose me when you look at what the other people are doing – sitting on the aisle and putting their belongings on the seat near the window so taking up both seats. I can’t do that. I think that’s a bit of a jackass thing to do, so I couldn’t do that.

I was so tired so I tried to sleep on the way out there – why I thought I could sleep on a bus when I can’t sleep well in my own bed was beside me, but tried – and you guessed it…..failed. I’m having issues with being uncomfortable these days – can’t sleep as am uncomfortable, after I eat I feel uncomfortable, so naturally on the bus I felt uncomfortable. My bum was uncomfortable! Was wearing flowy trousers in order to BE comfortable and the seats were leather so I kept sliding down them! It was super annoying! Thought it was me slipping down while trying to sleep but bum hurt again on the way back without me doing anything – so I don’t know! The Bolt Bus seats did not agree with me! It makes me wonder though about flying and whether I will have a problem sitting in those airplane seats for long periods of time too. Ugh I hope not!

Well I would have stood for the two 3.5 hour bus rides but I could not justify that as part of my “no sitting on public transportation” 365 criteria as that really is for in-city commuter transport, AND ummmmm that would be CRAZY!

Would have typed this up and done my video upload to youtube with the free wifi on the Bolt Bus but it was horribly slow! And kept kicking me off, so gave up.

AND I lost my water bottle on the Bolt Bus on the way back, so was soooo thirsty!

Clearly the Bolt Bus experience, my first, was not the highlight of the day!

What was the highlight was arriving on set as it was gorgeous. I got in a little early after all that so there I was on a porch of a house with a purple door listening to just nature in the woods – amazing! It was too bad I couldn’t just sun tan all day and not have to get into white makeup to play the mother dying of cancer 😦

Another highlight – two bees mated on the chair next to me on the porch haha! And I managed to get a photo of it although only had my blackberry on me annoyingly at the time and not my ipod to video or get a good shot, so here is what I got…

(sidenote: just had to re-type the whole blog as tried to save time by typing some of my post on my blackberry and then copied and pasted it thinking it would save me some time as its so late and it wouldn’t friggin’ format – so thank you Stuart for reading it out for me to re-type directly into wordpress…..an end to annoying day!!!!!!!!!!)

(Oh and another sidenote quickly – had dinner with a good friend from the UK yesterday and I said I would mention and thus tag her as part of my 365 but had already written yesterday’s blog so this is a shout out to you Jemma Withers!!)