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365 ONE: day 97..prep day for Greek Easter

Day 97: April 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Shopping/House Cleaning

Dance of the Day was = “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Costco River View”

Anything to Note =

Today was prep day as tomorrow is Greek Easter and we are having people over for the usual feast day – although we sadly have no Ursus left as we drank it all at our wedding! And no drinking for me….strange!

The apartment looked like a bomb had hit it and impossible to walk through so we needed to tidy up, put things away and clean. I still hadn’t unpacked since my trip to MD for the filmshoot – it was in the suitcase on the floor of the living room still! So something had to be done!

And had to go shopping at Costco for the big bulk items and then at the Greek shops and bakery.

Just finished cleaning the apartment and shoving things aside and I’m exhausted! And haven’t started cooking yet! May be saving the cooking to the morning…


365 ONE: day 91…Happy (other) Easter to all!

Day 91: April 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Jitterbug)” by Wham

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

Anything to Note =

Happy Easter to all of you!!!

I will be celebrating my Easter next weekend as Greek Easter falls only one week after this year. However, the more I think about it the more I realize today is also my Easter as well. My mother is Australian so this is her Easter and she definitely took us Easter egg hunting when I was little. And we definitely had lots of Easter eggs and chocolate and food! Our family never misses a holiday that involves food that’s for sure – it’s like we also always celebrated Thanksgiving growing up even though we have no family that are American – granted we went to the USA every year at either Christmas or Easter or both for skiing, so I know I have strong ties to America from childhood, but technically none of us have a direct American connection except our close friends…but hey, it was a chance to eat and have a dinner party! So, we did that! I also vaguely remember getting presents at Thanksgiving…which is not the point of the holiday at all!!!

Being half Australian and half Greek also meant that I got presents on Christmas but then also some more presents on New Years due to St. Nicholas coming then to deliver presents as the Greek tradition! So that was another score! AND, since I am Greek I have a name day, which actually fluctuates with Greek Easter – so St Zoe Day is always the Friday after Greek Easter. BUT ALSO, my real name is double barrel, so its Zoe-Christina, so technically I have second name day for Christina which comes from Christ so is indeed on Christmas….but I never really got more presents on Christmas because of that…althogh I should have!! I probably brought that up a few times when I was younger being the brat I was!!

It seems the Australian in me gets put to the side, and the growing up in England, and the American annual tie, as being Greek takes the forefront. And it’s true – I feel more Greek than anything and have a stronger connection to Greece and being Greek, always. So it doesn’t really feel like my Easter today at all. BUT, it is. AND, I was also thinking that I am now married to a Brit, and this is Stuart’s Easter so it really should now be more important in our family. And as I was picking up some Easter goodies for Stuart yesterday from the import store I realized that today was special and I should be celebrating. And I would want the new addition to our family to also have both Easter’s like I had. So ahead I should try to not let the Greek rule over the British traditions always (even though Greece of course rules 🙂 haha!), at least for Stuart’s and the newbie’s sake, I will happily celebrate more holidays!

I mean who can say no to chocolate??!!

And who can say no to Stuart cooking a roast dinner tonight for us for when I get back from rehearsal??!!

I never believed in the Easter Bunny though – I do remember that! I knew it was my mum…so not sure about carrying on that part of the tradition to the newbie! Unless I make Stuart dress up like a giant Bunny every year haha!

I am not going to lie – it’s a little creepy!! Isn’t it??


365 ONE: day 69…creepy gym guy

Day 69: March 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Hotel Elliptical

Dance of the Day was = “Holiday” by Dizzee Rascal Feat. Chrome

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

Anything to Note =

Late with the blog as had a looooong day. Up in MD for my film shoot. Wanted to get up early, before the free breakfast that comes with the room of course, and go to the hotel gym or do my 365 before my on set call time, but that alarm went off and I was not a happy bunny. I had a crappo sleep even though was in a King Size bed – kept waking up thinking I would miss my alarm for the film shoot!! So, it was even more disruptive than my usual disruptive sleep 😦

So had to get all my 365 done after the shoot had ended as there was just no time or place to do so on set, especially since I was playing  a dying mother, so crammed it all in after. Good thing the hotel gym is 24 hours 🙂

A funny thing happened at the gym though…

Was on the elliptical machine, which may I add was broken, as kept turning up the resistance until it reached the max 20 and nothing changed! There was no way I was a bionic woman doing level 20!! HAHA!!

So there I was on the elliptical and this guy comes in and gets on the treadmill about half way through my 30 mins. I kept catching him looking at me or checking on me through the glass in the front reflection, so I assumed he was perhaps waiting for me to be done to get on the elliptical as there was only one machine in the mini hotel gym. But I couldn’t do anything about it. I also saw him mouthing to himself and saying some things out loud through my headphones, so I assumed he was watching sports or something on the TV in front of his treadmill. I was watching Alvin and The Chipmunks!!! It was the only thing on!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

So, once I was done I still had to do my push-ups and other fitness 365 to do so grabbed some water and started on the floor behind the machines.

Suddenly I hear “C’mon!” and “Monty!” shouted out by the guy, so when I get a chance I look up to see which game he’s watching and….the TV is NOT ON!!!

So….his name is Monty? And he is yelling at himself? He keeps checking me out in the reflection, so is he trying to impress me?

CREEPY!!