Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Not Much Going On

I haven't wrote in a bit because our life over the past week has been pretty low key...for once. It is a little strange but I am finding time to look in to things I have wanted to do. For example, I am looking to take some acting classes. Not because I want to be an actress but because the demand for stunt actors is grown. It is important for me to learn what I can in order to stay competitive. I have also been looking at taking a yoga class once a week. I have been trying out different schools looking for one that works for me. I am also looking at taking a martial art class. I think I might try wushu first to see if I like that.

We are finally feeling settled in our new home and our new city. I do miss living in Hawaii full time but I know that I have to be in LA. There are defiantly worse places to be (ie Chicago like Sean and Ben).

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

On Monk this Friday

I worked on Monk last September and that episode is finally airing this Friday at 9pm on USA.

I have never actually seen the show before so I am looking forward to watching it. I have heard good things about it from people who have seen it (Amy). I will let you know what stunt I did after the show airs.

Monday, February 19, 2007

The glass is always half full

I heard back regarding the audition we went on last week. The director liked us and gave us the ok ie we were in but then the writer/producer wanted to just see who they casted and he said we were two young.

I was afraid that might be the case. The next youngest person at the audition was at least 10 years older than both of us. Call me optimistic but I was just happy to be asked to go to the reading AND be liked by the director even if they ended up using someone else. There will be many more opportunities for us in the future. I can't get up set in this business for not getting the job because I am too young. I know that won't be the case forever, so I will enjoy being too young while I can!

Monday, February 12, 2007

My First Audition

Last night I got a call from a stunt coordinator asking me about both Jon and my acting experience. I said that Jon had some and is pretty comfortable with acting however I had no experience (not even drama in high school) and that I wasn't that comfortable saying lines (because the one time I had to say lines on camera was with two very famous actors who are great at what they do and I had no idea what the heck I was doing). Ask me to get hit by a car, fall on my head but ask me to say lines and I feel like I am going to throw up.

He said there was an audition for two parts, a husband and wife, with a few lines, however they needed to be stunt people because there was a stunt involved. I told him Jon would go but I just don't feel comfortable saying lines.

This morning I was talking to my dad and he said I was an idiot and to call the stunt coordinator and ask him if it was too late for me to go to the audition. Reluctantly I listened to him and ended up going to the audition. It was scary but fun. I am sooooo glad I went. I am not sure how I did but it was good experience. Who knows what will happen but Jon and I did our best.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Swimming with Sharks

I didn't have to work on Wednesday so we went scuba diving. The water was really rough and we got pretty sea sick, but once we were in the water we were great. On the first dive the dive guide told us that sometimes there are sharks in this particular place. I was super excited but super nervous.

When I was in Florida back in November I dove in a 6 million gallon dive tank and there were 9 sharks (I think it was 9). There was one sand tiger shark in the tank that was 8.5 feet long, it was huge and scary. So I had recently dove with sharks but in nature it is much different than in a giant tank.

We got down in the water and immediately saw two sea turtles. We continued swimming and sure enough the dive guide gave the signal for shark and straight ahead there were two sharks at the entrance of a cave. It was super cool to see sharks in the wild. The sharks didn't care about us much and after a few minutes they swam away. It was a very cool experience.

I had a great week in Hawaii and hope that I get to go there again soon.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Enjoying Hawaii

I am enjoying Hawaii. It was so great because my mom and step dad ended up coming out to spend the week with me at the last minute. On Friday I was talking to my mom and telling her I was going to be in Hawaii for 6 days and I only had to work two and I would be lonely. I said that she should just come out for the week and my mom said, "sure, why not". I was so surprised at how spontaneous she was. It is great to have them here.

Tomorrow we are going scuba diving. I think we are going to dive a boat wreck. It should be fun.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Going to Hawaii

I am flying to Hawaii tomorrow to work. I will be there until next Friday. I am excited to spend a week in Hawaii. I only have to work two days so I will get to enjoy Hawaii the rest of the time.

I am not sure what I am going to do with my free time. I know on Tuesday my dad is flying over from the big Island and we are going to hang out. There is a possibility that I may have some guests but at this point that is still up in the air.

Luckily there is another girl flying in to work with me on Monday but she flies out on Tuesday, so I will at least have someone to watch the Super Bowl with. It would be depressing to watch the Super Bowl alone, even if you are in Hawaii.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Law and Order

Jon is on Law and Order this Friday on NBC. He is playing a college student (not doubling anyone) so you may actually be able to see his face. I am sure it will be very fast as it always is with stunt people. He thinks it should be toward the beginning of the episode. It should be good.