The Alligator and the Pickled Worm

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Every year in Elementary school we were tasked with the creative endeavor of writing and illustrating a book. It was in those early years that I learned something pretty life-changing. I was a 1st grader at Cass Elementary, and I had just written a fantastic adventure starring Alli the Alligator. This feisty little crocodile was […]

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“Excuse me,” there is No “Thank You” in China

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Traveling has always been important to my family, as stepping outside of one’s bubble forces one to see the beauty and depth of the very large world. It impresses one to be slow to judge, quick to remember that someone may be approaching life from a different paradigm.

This truth was something we experienced often on our trip.

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We can do it the Disney way, right?

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I had the privilege of attending an open house at the Walt Disney Animation Studios last night. A friend of mine has worked at the studios for years now, and has always had me absolutely salivating over the chance to darken the doors of the Sorcerer’s hat.

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Musical Wheel of Fortune

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Do you remember who won Wheel of Fortune that one night? You know, the one where the wheel spun and the letters were guessed?

No?

Me either.

What does this mean for artists who are winning a new competition-style show almost monthly? Do their recording contracts and winning titles actually guarantee success?

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An Exercise in Reading About Happiness

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I have to admit, I’m a “projects” girl. Maybe it’s the fact that I operate in creative, dedicated spurts, or maybe it’s just that my entire life has patterned itself project after project. Needless to say, when I saw this book at Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie and Target (three stores I possess entirely too much love for), I knew I should pick it up.

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Who are you calling Millennial?

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Last night, my dear friend Steph (a producer for a national talk show) and I got into a discussion about the Millennial generation. She had joked that I was on the oldest end of the definition, thus I should be a leader. I immediately steeled up. I am NOT a Millennial.

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Adventures in Free Sampling

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During my college years, I was frequently on the hunt for free eats and beauty treats. I mean, let’s be honest, isn’t that the case for every cash-strapped student? During that tightly-budgeted time, I replaced meals with Costco free samples, I visited open houses to scope out how the “wealthy” live, and I relieved midterm […]

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When I’m in Starbucks, I’m an Angeleno

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Like many in Los Angeles, I am a transplanted Angeleno. I am an Angeleno by default. I didn’t set out to become one with Los Angeles, nor do I think I have (or will ever) give over fully to this insanely non-committal city. That being said, as I sit in a local Los Angeles Starbucks, […]

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Wait A Second, You’re an Actor?

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For the past few days, I’ve been helping out a friend who is casting a webseries for a major studio network. Before I tell you my curmudeongly observations, I must first offer you semi-satiating disclosure. At one point in my life, I would have given my left arm to be in that casting room, reading […]

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So, What Do You Like About Your Job?

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As I’ve been moving at a bit of warp speed for the last few months, I decided it was time to dial things down a bit when my most recent project wrapped. To keep myself busy, I’ve been working on life enrichment projects, these ones based in career development.

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