PUPPET ME 365: The Chip Flip

YOU COMPETE ME 365: Balance Tip Toe Squat QueenĀ 

TESTING 1…2…365: High Tiptoe Squat


365 ONE: day 198….Farewell Until September :(

Day 198: July 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking and Squats

Dance of the Day was = “Sure Feels Good” by Ultrabeat vs Darren Styles

Improvised Acting Video I upload to my other blog was = “Silent Head Bang”

Anything to Note =

Today was a hard day.

I left the UK for Greece to go see my family and help them out with the hard times and moving and packing and the crappo-ness for a few days before I cannot fly again.

And I have not seen my parents since the NYC wedding as have not been able to leave the country due to my green card process….sadly even when both of my parents fell ill at different times. That has been tough and sad and so of course could not wait to see them.


I also had to leave Stuart.

And I know Stuart goes back to NYC Thursday so leaving today is just two days before that but it was the cheapest flight when I booked and I had to get out here.


I had to say goodbye to him at the airport this morning as I will not be seeing him until after Fashion work, which is past September 15th at least.


That is so far away. It’s a little unbelievable but the emotions still set in a bit as I hugged him and kissed him bye for two months.

Two months.

That’s odd.

I did not want to leave. I did not want to go through security. I kept turning back to blow a kiss or say bye or wave. It was so hard.

So this part goes out to him….

I just want you to know Stuart that I love you.

So much.

I miss you already Stuart.

A lot.



365 ONE: day 45…busy long day playing characters

Day 45: February 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Loom Movement/Squats/Lunges/Cross Country Slide Moves

Dance of the Day was = “Good Life” by Inner City

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

Anything to Note =

Today was the first day of a couple of weeks of the NYU Mock Trials where every year about this time I play the role of the medical expert witness of Chlamydia! Yup, you heard that right! I literally know everything and anything there is to know about Chlamydia…ask me if you need to know anything šŸ™‚ It’s a lot of work actually but it pays quite well – it feels like a live theatrical Law and Order show! So today I had my first attorney meeting with the NYU law students and you must remain in character through the end of the trial, so anytime I see them or correspond with them for next two weeks, so was in character when I turned on my ipod to do my video upload….not sure what I was doing in the video! ODD. BIZARRE. Hmmmmm…..

This year I am also playing another role in another NYU mock trial as I think an actor bailed, so I must now take off the Chlamydia hat and put on the ACS case worker hat for tomorrow’s meeting and start memorizing that role before I go to bed! Never a dull moment in the house (or mind) of Zoe šŸ™‚

So today I was…me, then admin assistant at work, then expert professor in Chlamydia, then homeless pregnant woman, then me, and now soon an ACS case worker…

Never a dull moment, I tell ya!

Even though our Loom show is not again until Friday we had working rehearsals tonight and then a full run to tweak and adjust here and there ready for another weekend run. I was again able to resort to my old “fit-in-my-365-criteria-backstage” during rehearsal so that was good. I also schmooshed some odd “cardio” in there while the rest of the ensemble were rehearsing vocals and choreography so I was off to the side doing lunge things and squat things and then what I guess I am calling – “cross-country slide moves”….not sure what that really is! I think it was just freezing in the theatre that I was doing all kinds of weirdo moves to keep warm HAHA!!


365 ONE: day 23…now onto February!

Day 23: January 31st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Pelvic Walking/Down Squats into Chair against Subway Doors between Stops (mouthfull!!)

Dance of the Day was = “GroovejetĀ (If This Ain’t Love)” by Sophie Ellis-Baxter/Spiller

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

Anything to Note =

Super nauseous today! It was sooooĀ hot in the office it was gross…there’s nothing worse than feeling hot when you feel sick. I would rather be cold. But it was just not cold out today in general so in the office the heat was blasting and it made me feel horrible! So, because of that, I felt way too woozy to sneak any 365 into the office – there was no way I felt up to it. So I had to smoosh them all in at breaks in rehearsal later on.

I was counting on accreditingĀ my cardio today to rehearsal movement training but it turned out that I didn’t have to be super physical today (which fit nicely with how sick I felt) but then it meant that I had to still fulfill cardio and rehearsal ended after 10pm! SooooĀ not in the mood to do anything that late! So I ended up just walking further to a later subway stop to get on rather than the closest obvious station, and I got off the subway a few stops earlier and walked home from there. I also made it into a “Pelvic Walk”…meaning I would push forward with my pelvis and do like pelvis twisty concentrated walking. It was interesting as I could really feel it in my legs – was aiming to utilize some different muscles groups. But then, Miss OverachieverĀ here, didn’t feel like that was enough so on the subway I did a few 90 degree angle chair sits against the subway doors between stops to work out my legs. People were definitely wondering why I was squatting into Air Chairs and not just sitting down!! HAHA!! Little do they know I am not allowed to sit down šŸ™‚ Anyway, this just shows there is something wrong with me – doing more than I need to. When will I learn to be normal, relatively speaking???

I wasn’t happy with my video upload today – I turned it on to try toĀ capture something along the lines of me trying to take a nap in rehearsal, but it just didn’t feel right – it actually felt contradictory as I was shhhingĀ and getting mad but then I didn’t want to disturb the others doing work or line throughsĀ so my attempts to shhhhĀ them and get mad just felt false. This would be where I would need a louder internal moment on camera somehow – a good mic, a camera-man, a way to capture me and what I am going through but incorporate the bigger picture around me too to tell the story. The only thing that did work was just how loud the noises were – I had the ipodĀ on the floor so the resonation of sound carried onto the recording. But….I need a whole camera crew!!!!!!!!!

End of January! WOO HOO!

365 ONE: day 20…reached the twenties!

Day 20: January 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Loom Movement Training/Squats

Dance of the Day was = “Numa Numa” by Ozone

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

Anything to Note =

I did a bunch of stretches and fitness criteria in rehearsal, whenever there’s a break, I would like drop to the ground and do twenty!! HAHA! Not quite, but I would definitely take advantage of the break to do something. I find that I have to spread it out a bit otherwise doing it all at once is a friggin’ nightmare!

My stomach was so bloated today so felt a little restricted in my 365 and also the movement I had to do today in rehearsal. UGH. I actually was let out of rehearsal a little early so decided to cram in my video straight away. I walked to the elevator and turned on my ipod and went with it. I decided to scream at the end, and it was so funny as when I got out at the bottom floor, there was a woman at the front and as the doors opened she had a look of concern on – like something had happened!Ā Oooooops!! I ran out of there! It is really freeing though to turn on the camera and just go!

I find it funny that my dance of the day turns into some aerobic workout! I feel like I am in the 80’s – I need a dance of the day outfit. I need leg warmers šŸ™‚