Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jon's Fall

Did you see Jon on the show last night? He was doubling Henry when he was climbing the book shelf to get to the air duct and fell. He did a great job. I am on the show next week so watch close to see if you can see me. Doesn't Jon look scary in the picture?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dangerous Jobs

With the death of Indy Car driver, Paul Dana, I am reminded that high risks jobs, such as race car drivers, stuntmen, and the military, there is always that potential for serious injury and sometimes even death. Being a professional stuntwoman, I have defiantly thought about this. Yesterday at work I got a fat lip and cut my face some (I will write more about this once the show airs in a few weeks). Not a big deal but I am reminded that injuries happen in high risk jobs.

My dad has always said "Never do a stunt once that you wouldn't do twice." Being a stuntwoman is a dangerous job and getting injured is always a possibility. However, for me, at this point in my life I can't imagine doing anything else even with my fat lip.
Picture: We took this picture after my face got cut up then cleaned by the on set medic. You can't see from this picture but inside my mouth is black and blue.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

4 Wheelin' in Hawaii

Last week Jon's brother Chris, and friends Mike and Manny visited and rented a Hummer for the week. Due to all the rain we have been getting in Hawaii it made great terrain for 4 wheeling in the mud. We went off roading a few times. It was great fun. The car looked like it belonged in a Hummer commercial after we were done with it. Here is a picture of one of the times we went off road.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Body Boarding

I have enjoyed learning how to body board (known to most as boogie board) while living in Hawaii. Here are a few pictures we took one day when we were having fun with a waterproof camera. We where on the Big Island at what my Aunt Mary calls "the perfect beach" known to the locals as Hapuna Beach. We had such a fun day.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Re-runs Explained

I get so many calls from people upset about how many re-runs Lost airs. I found a great Lost blog that has a good explanation. Here is an excerpt:
"I find the outrage that people express whenever Lost is a repeat to be pretty funny. It's almost as if these people have never watched a serialized network drama before. For the uninitiated, there's something like 40 weeks of programming during a typical network "season". Traditionally, a full season of any program is 22 episodes. Therefore, there are always 18 weeks of repeats each season- or 18 weeks when the show is not on. That's right, almost 50% of the time."
Since I can't talk about what is going on with the show before the shows air for fear of losing my job, this is a good blog that gets you to think about what is really going on with the island. I encourage you to check it out.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Wicked Weather

I feel like I am living in Seattle again. The weather has been so rainy and cloudy for weeks. However on the bright side, when there is rain then there are rainbows. Jon took this picture from our apartment, not a bad view. I just love rainbows!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Need a Computer?

We sold our computer to a guy in Hawaii. He had said that I could keep the computer for two weeks until my new computer came because he didn't need it right away anyway. Being the trusting person I am I thought it was very nice of him. We were supposed to meet tomorrow so he could pick up the new computer and at 10:00pm tonight he said allegedly his wife's car broke they needed to use the money to buy a new car. Am I too trusting? Was it naive of me to think he was just being nice? I am sure it was. Live and learn I guess. So if you need a computer let me know I have a great one to sell.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Summer Plans

As we near the end of shooting for season 2 of Lost Jon and I are faced with 3 months off. We are finished filming in the beginning of May and have decided to head out to LA to look for other stunt work when this season wraps. We are not too sure where we are going to be living yet so if you know anyone who would love to have the cutest couple ever stay with them for a few months let me know.

It is a whole new world in LA as far as stunts are concerned. I can't wait for the new challenge. It will be fun to see our friends again and continue getting connected with the LA stunt community.

A few questions I need help on:
  1. Do I go back to my blonde hair during the summer and just have them wig me for stunts next year or do I stay a brunette? Oh the dilemma! I guess the real question is will I get more work as a blonde or a brunette?
  2. Do I use my dad's last name since he is very well known in the stunt world or do I use both my maiden and my married last name or do I use just my married last name and not capitolize on my name sake? Heather Vendrell Arthur, Heather Arthur Vendrell or just Heather Arthur???

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Did you see me last night on the show?

Did you see me in the show last night? I was doubling Claire (Emilie de Ravin) in two different scenes. One was in the flashback when she was pregnant and she scratched the French woman and she fell to the ground and the other time was when she was looking for the door. It was so weird wearing the pregnancy belly and that ugly blonde wig. Even though the wig was an ugly blond color it made me miss my blonde hair.