Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summertime (and the living's easy)

 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

Half Dome

 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! 



JJ said...

I am extremely happy about your summer. You worked hard and deserve it. I hope you don't mind, but I must comment on the hair. WOW! If they don't use it, they are nuts. Best to you.

kj said...

aww tracy, this is so feel-good. i see two people very much in love and aware of their good fortune.

i enjoyed every word and picture. and you are to be married in one month? hold moly.



Robin said...

That was covered in awesome sauce. Yum. Seriously. I can see why you haven't had time to post. What a fantastic summer. Good for you. I would have loved to have taken a soul vacation and gone to that Comic Con event with the Firefly cast. I have to admit that I am DYING to know what was said. That looks like it was da BOMB. I so miss Firefly. I am so happy you got that. You and Benni as Starbuck and Anders were very cute. Of course, now that I finally watched that series, that is a happy/sad visual for me... but oh well. I will focus on the happy.

And the wedding is just a month out. That is lovely. I really like how you have just allowed yourself to enjoy it all and not get stressed out by it. That is good. How it should be.

Can't wait for those pictures!

Jo said...

looks like a fun and very full summer! good luck with wedding mode! you'll do great, and your wedding is going to be amazing!!

rosaria williams said...

You've been busy!
Looking forward to your next adventures!
Did you say we can watch you in a show on television?

Bathwater said...

I saw Roger Waters in concert...(cough, cough) back in 1985. It was still one of the best concerts I've ever seen. The base for Set Your Controls to the Heart of the Sun felt like it was beating right inside me. Clearest sound I've ever heard during a concert. Might have been the drugs.

Sunbathing looks like a once a year experience ;). That's good the sun ages people anyway.

I love the theme for your wedding! You are so creative.

The Lego Hulk is cool. Max, Luchie and I have been building haunted houses and Dracula's castles. I'll have to take pictures.

It all sounds like fun!

Wine and Words said...

What a great way to remember the summer, not that you'd forget, but I would :) You look beautiful and happy. I'm going to go check out DevaCurl. I definitely got some of that goin' on!

Red Shoes said...

You saw Roger Waters? I'm jealous!!!

What a great up-beat story!!!

And what great, vibrant photos of YOU!!!!



Kristin Quinn said...

Omg Beautiful!!! You need to get that hair product and wear your hair like that more often! I love that photo of us, although it seems that Shaun and I are taking credit for throwing you the party ;) I'm glad you had a fun and such a productive summer. All while planning a wedding! Phew!! Can't wait to see you get married next month.

Okie said...

What a super faboo summer. Looks and sounds like you had a lot of fun filled adventures. Kudos to you. Keep it up. :)

Eric W. Trant said...

Very nice summary. I haven't been around here much, so it's nice to have a catch-me-up post.

Can't wait to see wedding pics. Happy for both of you.

Oh, and let me know how F+M concert goes! Love that band.

- Eric

Snowbrush said...

Gosh, I sure enjoyed your photos.

Along These Lines ..... said...

Thanx for stopping by, looks like you had a great summer.

Gwen said...

What a fun summer!!! I love the beach shots and how awesome of your friends to throw the cutest couple around an engagement party. I can't wait for wedding photos!!! I think you should model more often! Your hair is amazing in that shot!!! And I totally squealed over your Starbuck costume! Love it!!!

Lily McNamara said...

love the camping photos!
Fancy {No}Pants

Desmond Webster said...

Congratulations on getting married! I haven't been here in a while, so it's wonderful to see that you're happy.

I've reviewed some of the YouTube links that you've posted and in all honesty you are talented, Tracy. Have you done any dramatic films? You're funny but it feels like you also have the gravitas to do heavy dramatic material.

Again, congratulations and I hope that you have a very happy holiday season.

- Des

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