So some of you were like, stop with the pep talks, give us details about what you did over the summer. And while it took me an absurdly long time to load all the pictures, here you go, kids. Ask and ye shall receive.
In No Particular Order Because the Summer Flew By So I Can't Remember When Things Happened:
Benni and I attended two concerts, Pixar in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, and Roger Waters live at the LA Coliseum. Both were incredible shows, and we've got one more concert coming up: Florence and the Machine at the Hollywood Bowl the first weekend in October. SO freakin' excited.
Roger Waters - The Wall - at the LA Coliseum
Pixar in Concert - at the Hollywood Bowl, before the show
Pixar Concert - mid-show. A full orchestra played the scores to every Pixar movie they've made so far (including Brave!)
I got to take a few Fridays off work and instead bum around at the beach...
Zuma Beach - Malibu
Laguna Beach, Orange County
I celebrated getting another year older and not that much wiser ;)
I finished shooting not one but TWO web-series this summer - Hell Froze Over, as the lead actress, and a new web-series called Love-Stupid, where I was the production coordinator and had a two episode arc as an actress on Love-Stupid. Hell Froze Over Season 2 will premiere this fall, so stay tuned!!!
Me hard at work with the clapper on the set of Love-Stupid.
Me...covered in a dirt for a shot of HFO Season 2. You curious yet?!
We went to the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival to help our friends sell strawberry shortcakes...
I never wanted to see a strawberry again after that day.
...and maybe squeeze in a few rides too.
And we had our lovely friends throw us an engagement party!
I feel short.
Sunlight and love.
Bridesmaids made of PURE AWESOME - Lira and Stacy.
I continued acting, writing and producing - with two of my favorite people, Lira and April - on a show by, about, and for women - called Our Time of the Month. We perform one show a month, and so far, audience turnout has been fantastic.
Dorking it up with April, left, and Lira, on the right.
Benni and I went to San Diego Comic Con again this year - this time with me dressed as Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, and him dressed as Anders. Yes, we're nerds.
Anders and Starbuck, sittin' in a tree...
The Hulk - made completely out of LEGO's. Awesome!
Now that I got see the Firefly cast in person during a Comic Con panel, I can die happy. From left to right: Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon, Summer Glau. SHINY!
I booked a modeling job for DevaCurl - a hair product specifically designed for girls who have curly hair. It was a two day print job in Culver City, and I had a blast - everyone was so friendly and just really fun to work with. I'd shoot again with them any day! I think I'll be on the products themselves as before and after shots.
Before. How about that mustache, am I right??
After. With a lot more makeup and hair product. Oooof.
We mailed our invitations and got a bunch of other wedding-y stuff done, including finishing the favors, the centerpieces, buying wine for the event, making signs and table assignments...phew! We still have a little bit of stuff left to do, but we're in really good shape and way ahead of schedule. Our wedding is children's book themed, so we used a lot of used books for our centerpieces, signs, table assignments, and our guest book. It's not all finished yet but I promise you'll get pictures after the wedding!
Used book stores are our friends.
Paper heart cut-outs for the guest book.
I went camping - twice. Once to Joshua Tree National Park for the Perseid Meteor shower that happened in August, and again last week, when my family and I made our annual trek out to Yosemite National Park for a week. My hiking boots are happy again.
Merced River, Yosemite National Park
Sunset in Yosemite
Sunset in the rear-view mirror, Joshua Tree National Park
And that was my summer not-quite-a-vacation. I'm about to get very busy and go into full wedding mode (the wedding is one month from tomorrow) so you'll have forgive me if I fall off the planet again. But there will be pictures when I get back - OH YES - there will be!