Tuesday, March 2, 2010

working like a dog...

...and I've got the picture to prove it:

Yes, that's me on the homepage of Petsmart.com, feeding my favorite basset hound Sadie a treat. :)

So blogging is going to be light this week because I'm up to my eyeballs in work AND I'm in the final days of getting ready to throw my friends an engagement party this weekend ( I promise I'll take pictures - the theme is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!) and life is still pelting me with both good and bad stuff, left and right. I'm beginning to feel like I'm in a batting cage with a hell of a lot of lemons. And an occasional Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie. Ooooh, cookies....

Before I jet off, quick story to illustrate how exhausted my brain is:

I finally got to hang out with one of my favorite girls ever on Sunday night, and as we're chatting she asks if I'd like something to drink? I say sure, what do you have, and she offers me the choice of orange juice or apple juice. I open my mouth to say "apple juice" and instead, through some random misfiring of my mind, or, I don't know, maybe the hamsters that run my frantic brain stopped to take a five minute breather, I instead blurt out "Burbank."

We both just stare at each other for a full minute in silence while I'm deciding whether to laugh or cry. She says, quite kindly, "I don't know what that means," and I play it cool. "I'll have apple juice instead," is what I say and try not to look judgmental, because, really, who doesn't have fresh squeezed Burbank sitting in their fridge?

I need a nap. And another Girl Scout cookie.

37 comments:

Dionne said...

I am so excited to see you on the Petsmart Homepage, you celeb, you!

I will take a Burbank too. On the rocks, please.

Kristy said...

hahahahaha...breathe, sniff, try not to laugh again.....pfftt..hahaha!
well, at least you still have your health.

Robin said...

Oh, girl, you need a nap. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry with that one. So I laughed. Just keep saying, "This, too, shall pass."

Jenn said...

yay - look at you! you look like the ideal dog owner. :)

and i'm with ya on the nap & girl scout cookies. very few things in life that either of those can't cure. :)

Okie said...

wow...that's cool. Congratulations on the gig/exposure. :)

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I love that ad! Sounds like a pretty sweet gig :)

Indigo said...

I love it! My two favorite things in one ad, you and a dog. Erhm...that didn't sound right. But you know what I mean. I'm ubber happy for you! (Hugs)Indigo

Irenicineri said...

Yay for Petsmart, you lucky dog! Literally.

I personally have Burbank, on the rocks and occasionally shaken, all the time. You could say I drink it, like a fish.

Oh, and really? It's raining lemons? Please share some. I've been wanting to try out a vegan lemon meringue. At the very least, I could make you some good, healthy cookies with them. :)

Castor said...

Cool pic, congrats! And thin mint girl scout cookies rock, don't let a struggling actress tell you otherwise ;)

Ida Nielsen said...

I laughed... Now go take that nap ;-)

Ps: You're rocking that add!!

krista said...

b to the urbank.
straight up.
that's sort of how my brain is feeling right now as well.

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

THat's pretty awesome that you're on the ad! Is she YOUR dog? YOu look so cute!

Jo said...

That pic is ADORABLE!!

Kristin Quinn said...

Hahaha!! Next time I see you I'm going to blurt out, "Sherman Oaks!" Its okay. It happens when you hang out with the dogs all day ;)

Lira said...

Phoenix. I freakin love you. And thin mints are still gross.
<3 <3 <3

Purple Cow said...

You definitely look like the ideal dog owner...Sadie must be one happy pooch!

However did you think to link Pride and Prejudice to Zombies?

Clarity said...

Look at you fresh-faced smiling doll you. Did they book you AND the dog? Congrats on working hard.

What is the matter though that lemons are appearing? Feel free to confide in your BFF.

I think the party sounds intriguing, are the couple like Sid and Nancy without the violence? Lots of ideas re. recipes pouring through my head if you like - One is the Bloody Mary Soup ;) No alcohol or Burbank involved. Peace, X.

Lori ann said...

So funny, but please get some rest, and let those hamsters out.
The ad looks great, It's a mixed blessing isn't it? being busy, getting work, me time...
good luck sweetie.

Marion said...

I bet Petsmart's sales go through the roof with you there!! My husband and I go to the local store at least once a month. He calls it "Pets-R-Smart". LOL! Great post, Phoenix. Blessings!

Wine and Words said...

Pride Prejudice and Zombies? Really? I don't know as I like zombies in my favorite story line of ALL TIME. But I'm with you...ecstatic that it's Girl Scout cookie season!

Heather Taylor said...

I just went to the Petsmart homepage to see your lovely face and your cute beagle! Great photo!
Burbank, well, that isn't the worst thing you could have blurted out. When I've been sleep-deprived, I've dropped mac 'n cheese in my hair and accused my friends of stealing my cell phone. Sigh. Sleep. Sleep is good. Necessary and good!

Annje said...

You are too funny. Have another cookie--they are decent burbank replacements.

Gwen said...

Look at you!!! How exciting to see you on the Petsmart page. I need girl scout cookies bad. I ran out too fast this year. I hope you got some rest. :) XOXO

Riff Dog said...

Well, who doesn't love a nice tall glass of Burbank?

Des said...

That story made me smile, and congratulations on Petsmart!

drollgirl said...

BURBANK?!?!? bhahahah!!! that is so funny! that is going to be my new favorite drink request. :)

hang in there!!!! things have got to slow down and get easier soon! :)

nichole said...

I love you even more on the petsmart page.

Badass!

Barbara said...

Wow! That's you! Congratulations!
So exciting!
Pride Prejudice and Zombies sounds like an interesting party, and just like you! Photos coming, I hope!

Pass the Burbank and cookies, please.

The Kid In The Front Row said...

why is there a picture of you in an advert with a dog? that you didn't really explain.

B. Nagel said...

So, um. Tag.

Awarded.

Iva said...

that is an awesome picture!!! super fantastic!!

hope you are having a nice weekend!!

Red Shoes said...

ANY engagement party that has 'Zombies' in the theme HAS to be a HOT ticket!! My daughter had a Hallowe'en Night Costume Wedding in New Orleans in Oct, 2008... most fun I've ever had at a wedding...

~shoes~

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...I am so jealous.

Johnny Carson is smiling down at you for drinking "Burbank." Lord, on days like that you find the remote control in the fridge, the eggs in the laundry room, and the Jack Daniels straight out of the bottle.

Have a great week~!

Angie Muresan said...

Take care of yourself. Rest and more rest.

And congratulations for the Petsmart job!

Joker_SATX said...

WOW! Like you are a celebrity now! Congrats on the pic!

Clarity said...

Where are you chicka?

Email me with winks, one wink means you're fine, two winks means not. Three winks means you've been kidnapped by an Albanian midget.

Juliana said...

I love the Petsmart picture P! That is awesome! I hope you got your nap and your girl scout cookies! oxoxo

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