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365 ONE: day 257…Baby Brain

Day 257: September 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette

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

Anything to Note =

I saw some of my good boarding school friends last night – they came over to say hello as it’s been ages for some of them – and for them all to meet Stuart as its crazy that they hadn’t yet!

So Stuart got a group of four girls, and me, all to himself haha!

Well actually it was five girls and a football game on in the background πŸ™‚ We forced him to turn it on as he was being kind and a true gentleman but his team was playing and I felt bad that maybe the five of us reminiscing about school days and such would make him feel left out or lost or perhaps a little like WTF…so I encouraged him to watch and listen to us/join in at the same time πŸ™‚

It was funny though to hear my friends speak about Wycombe Abbey, our boarding school, as I realized that I did not remember half of the things they were talking about!! And I pride myself on a good memory but perhaps I am wrong. I mean, I pride myself on having a good memory for things like memorization for acting, but I guess that is not the same as remembering memories from the past. It hasn’t been that long but I definitely did not have a clue on a lot of the stories, or if I did, it was like a faint recollection with them filling in the details that surprised me!

I want to say that last night was an anomaly! A pregnant anomaly! Because I have baby brain! Pregnancy makes you stupid!

It’s a real thing!!!! I swear!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2077788/Baby-brain-syndrome-IS-real-makes-better-mother.html

You see!! It’s a syndrome!!

I’m going to put it down to that – yup!

I guess I can test if that’s true once the little one arrives and I cannot use that excuse anymore…or does this theory reach beyond pregnancy and apply also to the first months of baby-ness??? Or first years?? Or can every mother now use this as an excuse forever???!!!

That would come in handy πŸ™‚

Well, we’ll give it a test and see!

Tomorrow is the due date soooooooooo…..a little nervy right now. Got some bad pains today so perhaps we will be testing out the baby brain theory on time. Or will this little monkey continue to be a trooper and cling on!


365 ONE: day 247…Worry…Much?

Day 247: September 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Three Kisses of Love” by Bee Gees

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Secret Ursus Stash”

Anything to Note =

I have now moved onto the next book that I have to complete in my final countdown…and this one is a big one!

It has come in handy when I can’t sleep and I am trying to pick it up as much as possible in between of course the more popular passion of mine….the TV and movies!! I am not a big reader so am quite proud of the books I have read and the reading I am doing!!

Anyway, enough of me patting myself on the back!

Last night I got to the chapter in the book that is about babies and their bodies and basically anything that can go wrong!! It’s a huge chapter about what to look out for and it is friggin’ endless!!!!

I mean I am nowhere near the end of this chapter and this is just for 0-3 months….I am super overwhelmed!

I mean, how can you not worry when there are pages and pages of illnesses or issues that can arise in these first few months….and then what to do or not to do…

I mean, I am good with memorization being an actor and all, but there is no way to learn all that and know all that!! Especially in the 11 days I have until my due date, or less if he decides to come early!!

It’s crazy! It makes you worry and the baby isn’t even here yet!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

I don’t know….I put the book down last night and haven’t touched it today again…yet!

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365 ONE: day 46…New Yorkers like Crazy!

Day 46: February 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Miami” by Will Smith

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “700 Gummies”

Anything to Note =

New York City is the perfect place to be an actor….and I don’t mean that in the sense that it’s duh an artistic town, but in the sheer fact that you can go around talking to yourself, like memorizing your lines out loud or getting into character/role in public, and no one thinks anything of it! You don’t need an excuse to be mumbling to yourself on the subway or as you walk down the street, even when you’re standing in line at Starbucks…beacause everyone around you is used to the constant crazy! There is always something crazy around the corner, next to you, staring at you, so as an actor, you fit in quite nicely as IT IS YOU! πŸ™‚

I walked from the office down to NYU today, yes to get my cardio in, but also because it was a chance to practice my role that I was about to interview in for the mock trials. Yesterday I had to play the expert on chlamydia, which I play every year for the mock trials, but today I had to play an additional new role in another mock trial – the ACS case worker. I felt less familiar and less confident with this role just because it was my first time, but thought nothing a good brisk walk, in role, wouldn’t be able to cure πŸ™‚ I often do that for memorization – I am actually luckily a quick memorizer, but doing things like learning lines while at the gym on the elliptical always worked, and in the same vein, walking and speaking out loud helps too (a quick trick to those that need help memorizing…try it!).

It was a little tricky though today as I was leaving while the whole of NYC and their mother were leaving work during rush hour and had to thus weave myself through the hoards of people while still trying to maintain a brisk nature for the cardio sake, and also trying to look down at my notes in hand along the way, while mumbling! AND…hitting Herald Square and Union Square as well as the equally busy West Village area was not fun. It was me multi-tasking. Dizzily, I might add.

And, of course being a true New Yorker. A Crazy. You know, one of them πŸ™‚