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30 Days of Thanks – Day 10: The Zombie Apocalypse

Today was rather uneventful. We woke. We ate. We ran. We ate again.

But then we went over to a friend’s house to watch the first two episodes of Season 4 of The Walking Dead. An awesome way to end a Sunday.

I’m addicted.

I love that show!

Today I am thankful for The Walking Dead. No spoilers! Only on S4: ep. 2 people!

Thank goodness for good TV. That is all.

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See ya tomorrow.

 

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 8: Theatre of NOTE

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Yesterday my little blog here had the most views in it’s short history; a statistic deserving of Scott’s visit. Thank you for reading everyone. I know the bulk of those readers were members of my lovely theatre company, Theatre of NOTE. They are my extended family and like any family we have our share of occasional drama, but only to match the presence of love.

I am so thankful that I found a little black box in Hollywood filled with compassionate creative artists, and that they let me hang around. They are the most talented people in Los Angeles. And the wackiest. Both admirable attributes. The truth is, without you guys, I think I would have gone crazy. Probably left L.A. This town can be a vortex of ego and loneliness and you need a tether to keep you from getting sucked in. A community. For the past 6 years I’ve had the most wonderful tether.

Without NOTE I would have never met the love of my life. That one gets the theatre brownie points to last a lifetime no matter what ever else happens.

I’ve had some of the most incredible theatrical challenges both at NOTE and because of NOTE. Every year I eagerly await what new opportunities will come down the pike, either to perform in or just shows to see that I know will blow me away.

For all of the late rehearsals, the fundraisers, the company meetings, the dance parties, the terms of the AMC, the endless font of acronyms (just when you think you can’t come up with one more…) the committee meetings, the drama, the love fests, the long emails, the joy of being cast, the heartbreak of not, the love that keeps you coming back despite the heartbreak, the performance marathons, the NOTEwoods, the Scott McKinleys. I love it all.

It’s good to have a family. You all are so precious to me. Maybe more than you’ll ever know. I’ve always wanted to feel like I was a part of something, and here I do. It’s a warm and Thanksgiving-y feeling.

Go theatre club. Now turn in your hours!

At a company meeting. Packed in like sardines.

At a company meeting. Packed in like sardines.

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Scott McKinley photobomb series

Scott McKinley photobomb series

NOTEwood

NOTEwood

a band

a band

PTSD

PTSD

Rehearsal for Mulholland Christmas Carol

Rehearsal for Mulholland Christmas Carol

Mulholland Christmas Carol

Mulholland Christmas Carol

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See ya tomorrow

Day 5: Babies!!

No no no, I’m not pregnant. But a lot of other people are! There is an abundance of news circulating Facebook today of friends announcing pregnancies, going into labor, posting pics of newly born babes. It’s all so squishy and happy and I love it. I love babies! Look at the adorableness we humans make:

baby 1

those baby blues

those baby blues

oh the faces they make

oh the faces they make

baby 4

 

And not just human babies. Baby creatures are just the best in general. For example, try not to say or think “Awwwww!” at least once:

baby beagle

The little belly and the feets and the ears!

 

Baby Cow!

Baby Cow!

Baby Frenchie! Look at those rolls.

Baby Frenchie! Look at those rolls.

Baby otter with a teddy bear. With a teddy bear!

Baby otter with a teddy bear. With a teddy bear!

Baby Piggy. My personal favorite.

Baby Piggy. My personal favorite.

baby labradoodle

A baby labradoodle that looks like a teddy bear. A teddy bear!

fuzzball!

fuzzball!

 

¬†And then of course there’s the irrefutably adorable human/animal combo that is sure to melt any cold heart:

so much love

so much love

so much tenderness

so much tenderness

 

the pug looks so honored

the pug looks so honored

baby kitten

 

baby with pup

And let’s not forget the power of the baby cartoon creature. Yes most are Disney. No one does baby animal cuteness like Disney:

baby aristocats

baby dumbo

baby simba

baby hound

 

I could go on all day. The fact of the matter is, I love babies. I’m thankful that in this crazy weird world, every day new creatures are born that make our hearts melt, invigorate us with unbridled hope, give us a chance to get it right this time, and most of all remind us that we are all born good. All creatures, great and small.

 

Yay babies! See ya tomorrow.