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Virgin365: day three hundred and fourteen…Mysterious Entrance (trespassing)


365 ONE: day 185…Will I Make The Plane??!!

Day 185: July 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Packing/Travelling

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Paul Carrack

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Mr. Giraffe”

Anything to Note =

I am leaving on a jet plane…

It’s LEAVING DAY!!!!  It’s TRAVEL DAY!!!!

CRAZY!!!

I think I’ve mentioned this before in another blog, but it’s funny because Stuart and I are leaving today – Stuart for only two weeks right now – but we’re not flying on the same flight! We leave within 20 minutes of each other from JFK, from different terminals, on different airlines – me on BA and Stuart on Virgin (which is way better!). And we arrive within 20 minutes of each other at Heathrow tomorrow, different terminals.

It worked out cheaper this way as I had to get on a BA flight to be on the same return flight as my mum when I come back to the States, but the cheapest flights were not BA, so Stuart did one of those cheap-not-know-you’re-airline sites and got on Virgin – so that was cool!

So we’ll see each other when we drive to JFK tonight  and then I will see him again when I get picked up tomorrow morning after we arrive! Strange!!

If only we could communicate across the ocean, thousands of miles up in the air!!

If only BBM worked while flying haha!!

I will miss him 🙂

But we get to save money so that’s a bonus!

If I make it to the plane as still haven’t packed and am at the office…..aHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

So this is my last day in America until JANUARY!!!

For just under 6 months!!!

In 2012!!

That’s weird.

Next time I’ll be back in the USA it will be in 2013 with a little schmonkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BIZARRE!!!!


365 ONE: day 181…Long Day with a Cabbie Fairy

Day 181: July 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hair Clip Pain”

Anything to Note =

I didn’t finish until 1am last night with expense work I had to do for a broker I do bookkeeping for every couple of months – I had to schedule a session to catch up before I leave since I will be gone for a while. It took me so long though as I realized I hadn’t been there since February as was so busy, so had a lot to do!!

Annoyingly the air was off in the office too so I was dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For hours and hours 😦

My new shoes hurt so much yesterday and I had planned to do the rest of my walking cardio after my expense work on my way home. Granted, I had no clue I would be there so long and finish so late, and how the shoes would get worse over the day, so I realized in the midst of crunching numbers that I had to have a plan B for the rest of my cardio.

So, being the crazy person I am, I sped-walked around the office barefoot! In the dark hot aisles of the office, in the dark of the night! I was the only one in the office but there were a few across the way in the other office buildings I saw were also working late – hope they didn’t see me on my crazy office laps!

So after my office walk-a-thon I decided to cab it home. It was strange actually how there were no cabs for ages! I was on Park Avenue which usually has a lot.

I was about to give up hope when an off duty taxi stopped for me. I said I was going to Astoria and if he didn’t mind since he was off duty – he said no problem.

He seemed nice.

Then he turned on some beautiful classical music and asked me how the air felt and if it was okay for me.

That was really nice.

I noticed him going slowly over all and any bumps we hit on the way – which no cabbie does!

I am sure the little schmonkey found that nice!

And then, to top it off, he waited for me to go inside the front door before he drove off!

Which was super nice!

I think a little cabbie fairy was watching over me 🙂 And perhaps saw my bump when he picked me up?? Regardless, a nice way to end a long and hot and annoying day!


365 ONE: day 179…Bad News in Three’s?

Day 179: July 5th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Tamta/Agapise Me” by Marinella

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

Anything to Note =

It’s been one of those BAD NEWS days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1). Got a call that my doctor is now on an emergency leave so out of town until next Thursday, which is after I leave, so will not be able to see him now as scheduled on Monday…

2). My health insurance company called to let me know they will not be covering any test strips and materials for my glucose meter since I have not met my deductible…

3). The other broker called to let me know we may have a snag in our apartment purchase going forward as the board requires us, me and Stuart, to both be present for our board interview, which of course I will not be since I will be unable to fly that late in pregnancy…so working on that to see if that can be worked around now…

JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So bad things happen in 3’s….so that was 3….so I hope I’m done for the day!!

Guess what??? It’s HOT and HUMID again today!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although yesterday was reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllyyyyy bad!

I had an episode yesterday on the subway again where I thought I was going to pass out – it was horrible! It was just soooo hot on the way to the subway that I must have over-heated or something or been dehydrated….and had no water on me of course! UGH!

What saved me was a small teeny apple I had put in my bag that I forced myself to eat while sitting on the platform recovering, and the juice from that managed to hold me for the rest of my journey.

It’s just not a nice feeling – the feeling that you are about to fall down and you are by yourself so hope you land okay if it happens….of course that freaked me out the most – I was concerned about my phone and wallet and it being stolen if I passed out, and then the idea of falling down while pregnant took over….thank god it didn’t happen!

It just makes me more weary of this heat now.

The heat and humidity that makes you drenched, and then when you see someone and give them a hug, it’s like:

“Hey! Good to see you! Or drench you as am a giant pool of sweat!!!”

Nice!!


365 ONE: day 176…Far Far-Away

Day 176: July 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

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

Anything to Note =

Long day.

I had to drive to Cederhurst which is out near Far Rockaway, to read the board minutes for the apartment we are interested in – there was no other way but to drive there as no subway was near the management office annoyingly.

Then had to drive back and park it in the garage in Astoria and walk up to the subway.

Then had to go to the office, despite how brief, to take care of things there for the limited time I could before I had to leave again to go to my glucose specialist doctor appointment.

So then had to get up to St. Lukes hospital for that appointment.

That actually took way longer than anticipated – I had no idea – thought we would be just talking about things but instead I had to learn all about gestational diabetes as my slight rise in one of my glucose tests I did means now I have to do a whole week of testing with a glucose machine and pricking my blood to get readings and monitor myself as protocol.

So have to get the five or so times I do that into the schedule now too!

So I was supposed to run some errands up near Columbus Circle after I was done but was done later so managed to only do one thing off my “things to do before I leave for the UK” to-do list.

Then my phone died!!! Of course!! So was unable to take care of some work things so had to go home in order to charge the phone to respond and do some work.

And now am sweating buckets at home…..sweating me some buckets from the computer on my lap in my warm non-A/C living room while trying to get things done 😦

I am trying to cool the bedroom down right now so I can go lie down!

I might as well be in a bath right now!


365 ONE: day 166…Sweaty Medal Today!

Day 166: June 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Quindon Tarver

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

Anything to Note =

Today takes the sweat medal!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was supposed to actually die down today, but nope!

I had to be up early as driving to Lake Placid today for our friend’s wedding tomorrow, and had to go to work first, so of course the 365 had to be done early. I was so hot so I took a shower this morning as I was also so tired so thought it would be a good wake-up. It was so hot here that the electricity was going in and out all, night. Our crappy air conditioner would be on and then you could hear it fade down and pumping lower, then surge suddenly back up! And this air conditioner already has trouble cooling down the room the poor little old thing!

Anyway, that was annoying so naturally didn’t get much sleep – but do I ever???? Ugh.

So I was super hot when I got up and took a cold shower – which was nice while it lasted! But then I had to rub belly oil on and moisturizer so my half hour 365 walk after to the subway this morning was disgusting!!

I was talking to my dad as I walked and when I pulled the phone away there was a thick layer of white on my screen from where the moisturizer had rubbed off my face!! Nasty!!

Hopefully up at Lake Placid its cooler…..please!!

This summer is just soooooo hot! Thank god my Green Card got approved (got the approval notices in the mail last night so its official!!!!) so I can hopefully be in a less hot and less friggin’ humid environment. The UK seems to fit that bill – although trust my luck and they have a super hot and humid summer or something this year!!!

This here is NOT preggo weather!

I’ve been offered a seat a few times on the subway now – preggo alert! Especially in this hot weather where I also can’t wear my usual layers to cover the bubbling bump 🙂 And as much as I would love to sit down I can’t, or rather I’m not allowed. But I’m starting to feel bad actually. I say

“No, thank you.”

And I see their faces look at me as if I’m crazy or mad or something, as most of them repeat with,

“Are you sure??”

And then I feel guilty as I feel like they are thinking I’m being a bad mother by not resting!!!

😦

UGH!


365 ONE: day 136…Multi-Tasking the Drama. CHECK!

Day 136: May 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Conference Room Disappointment”

Anything to Note =

I know what you are thinking? How crazy is she? Two Beatles songs in a row!! Woah!! Wowza!! She gone crazo yo!! – clearly I am after that remark!!! HAHA!! These songs both just popped up by themselves on my ipod shuffle – you think I have time to choose songs????!!!! I don’t even have time to pee!!!!!!!!!!

It must be a tribute to Stuart since he is out-of-town on work in Chicago until Saturday and The Beatles are his “thang” so perhaps the ether misses him?? Or I miss him?? Or my ipod misses him??

Soooooo…..

Crazy crazy crazy day. Crazy crazy week, or 10 days (or YEAR…don’t get me started!!)

But yet another crazy crazy day.

What is it about being so super busy and then getting MORE stuff on top of that, all at the same time?! Huh??!! When you think that it’s just not possible to get any busier and boom somehow it happens!! Things always happen at once, I know. But, this is happening a lot so somewhere there needs to be a break or a “normal” day or at least “semi-normal”….whatever that means. It just can’t be crazy EVERY day, you know??

Although, it’s starting to get to that shake-my-head-with-tight-mouthed-smile place as there just is nothing else I can do but that.

I was on my blackberry through-out the whole of rehearsal today. Literally. Sadly. I was on my blackberry so much that it died before 2pm!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how much!! Luckily, I thought about bringing my charger with me today otherwise I would have been screwed. The last two days it died at around 7pm so was do-able so I made sure to pack the charger on me today – and thank god I remembered!

And of course it’s just lucky that I am the queen of successful multi-tasking! Or able to be. Or also good at sneaking me doing work while in rehearsal.

Although this is actually kind of sad and frustrating to tell you the truth, as this is supposed to be an amazing opportunity for me to be working with the one and only Jose Rivera, and I’m already splitting my understudying hat with co-producing hat, and that is okay, but then to also be soooo relied upon for office work is just a little sad. It is frankly a little unfair. But I see no other way around it unfortunately. I feel too guilty, I have a new employee that just started and needs help, and rightly so, at the office when I am in rehearsal, and I am just better at dealing with the multi-tasking then my boss is and just know more or able to help out better, especially in the times of panic today!!!

Every day cannot be a crisis though, as literally over the last 10 days, it seems there is always something with a deadline, that’s life or death in nature or that is how it is presented, at work….

I can’t say ‘when will the drama stop’ as I thrive on drama being an actor 🙂 BUT….I have enough drama all over and around and coming out of my armpits (yup, crazy!) that the office drama on top, right now, is just…..like…..

No words really.

Just this…

SHS.AFNADFHANWKJDV AWJVBASJDKVCBADKJVA JKDVBAVCAJWVABSVA!!!

🙂

 


365 ONE: day 135…Snail Walk

Day 135: May 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ain’t She Sweet” by The Beatles

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

Anything to Note =

It still amazes me that people don’t know I’m pregnant at all! As I feel HUGE!! How can they not see how HUGE I am?? Or my bump that now is there for sure?? I know I wear baggy clothes as Zoe but now I feel even those can’t hide the bump! But just today, my director and fellow actor on our lunch break in rehearsal found out, and they said they had no idea!  They even said I don’t look pregnant!! That’s just like WHAT??!!

It also amazes me that I can’t walk fast! I’m on a crazy schedule these days with having to go to work early, then dashing to rehearsal downtown and across town, then back to the office after, so a lot of walking (which is good to accomplish my daily 365 criteria), but a lot of rushing with this time schedule….where my usual fast NYC walker Zoe would come in handy…I just can’t seem to walk anywhere near that pace!!

I am on a time restraint constantly – I am always rushing – but I can normally cut it close as I can rely on my fast walking, but now am cutting it close and just can’t seem to pick up any pace! I can feel the “uncomfortableness” in my stomach which then forces me to slow down but also my calves and tendons in my legs are so tight and inflexible that they just won’t push past a certain point anyway. I need to obviously do some serious stretching and more of my foam roller exercises to ease that up a bit.

Stupid skiing injury!!!!

I had an incident when I was racing for my boarding school, my first year actually, where it was super cloudy out and we were training on the mountain, and it was just white everywhere. Anyway, hit an unseen bump and literally touched my nose on my skiis in front without my boots being released since they need to be tight in race mode, but it stretched my calf tendons to the max and never recovered properly.

Like the Michael Jackson move haha!!

If only it was that graceful!!!

I was in France and they had no clue what to do, and I did not go straight into physical therapy or anything – instead adapted and tip-toed everywhere and raced for my school as I didn’t want to let my team down. And so since then I suffer when I walk a lot – I can feel it with shoes that don’t support me well or if I walk too fast or too much, especially uphill.

I must look hilarious when I walk!

I am working so hard – sweating and pushing forward with my upper body when the rest of me won’t follow, with my big heavy backpack on! I must look like a hunchback bent over, going on what feels like a snail’s pace!