Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm having an Elle Woods "Perfect Day" kind of day. :) Seriously, if you ever need a boost, listen to the first song on the Legally Blonde soundtrack - Perfect Day by Hoku - and see if it doesn't put you in a good mood. That song has been bouncing around my head all morning.

I woke up at 6, stretched and exercised, put myself together in a lovely summer skirt and blouse, kissed my sweetheart, Rob, and headed out to my day job.

On the way to work, I chatted with my friend, Tina, who posted this incredible blog today about Sunflower Women:

Tina and I met at the PA Renaissance Faire where she and her sister, Maryanne, worked at the shire's herb shop. Incidentally, my guy Rob and I also met at the Faire when we were cast in the Shakespearean improv troupe, and Rob first introduced me to Tina and Maryanne. We all found a haven in each other as well as lotsa laughs. Now Rob and I are making our dreams come true in NYC, and Tina and Maryanne are successful business women of their own enterprises, many of which can be found at

Anyway, Tina, Maryanne and I dubbed ourselves "Sunflower Women" since we seem to be always stretching and growing gloriously. Here's to ALL Sunflower Women! :)

I've been so blessed with love and support in all areas of my life. When I arrived at work today, my friend, Jaimee started me off with a smiling salute, "4 days til blast off!" which made ME smile. And my manager, Ross, has been incredibly supportive about this Lucky Stiff gig at Mason Street Warehouse. They've all come to see many of my Off Off Broadway shows these past two years, and I feel so fortunate to have such an incredible team of people who are sharing in the joy.

I was reading about Saugatuck-Douglas, MI where the Mason Street theatre resides and the place looks amazing! This charming resort community has always been a haven for creative people and includes famous visitors like suffragette Susan B. Anthony, aviator Amelia Earhart, poet Carl Sandburg, and pianist Jan Paderewski. I can't help but feel like I'm in good company. :)

Speaking of which, my Singing Nun composer, Andy Monroe and producer George Demarco will be coming out to see me in Lucky Stiff. My guy Rob, famous Swatch billboard designer (see blog below), will also be visiting, and I'm hoping other friends will be able to visit as well.

These past few weeks have been busy, not only with prepping for "take off" but with other projects as well. I recorded a song for Andy's new musical, The Kid, based on the book by Dan Savage. It is really awesome stuff! I was also invited back by The Onion News Network. We had worked together on their upcoming "Country Music" video, and they called me in a few weeks ago to read for their morning show host position, which was a blast! I love working with all these wonderful people!

And now... I'm ready for take off. :) I'll be sure to keep you all posted on my adventures in Michigan. Have a great summer and happy trails!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Look! Up in the sky!

If you live in NY, or you're coming in for a visit, take a walk to Times Square. And there on 45th and Broadway, you'll see a huge billboard for Swatch. Well, my sweetheart, Rob, created that. Isn't it cool?

He was given the initial design and had to recreate it for billboard use. Since he's currently freelancing from home, I got to watch him work on it, and it was so cool to get a bird's eye view of the whole thing.

To see a piece of art go from the size of a computer screen to the size of a billboard is truly amazing! I am busting with pride! :)

Check out more of Rob's work on