CATHY1970-1's SparkPeople Blog CATHY1970-1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Television Really DOES Add Weight!! Finally I made it under 150lbs again and none too soon. <BR> <BR> I have been doing background acting on TV shows and in Movies and just saw myself on TV a few days ago. <BR> <BR> I am not sure if Saving Hope airs in the States but those of you in Canada probably know the show or know if it. I am an almost every 2nd episode this season starting with episode 6, as a background actor - which most know as 'extras' - those people that are always in the background and never have any lines...the... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:28:41 EST PVR Shows Deleted - ARGH All last week my fiancé and I have been watching Game of Thrones...we had not seen any of it so basically watched season 1 through 4 one episode after another. All the regular shows that we watch are set on the PVR to tape so we skipped all of those to watch Game of Thrones. <BR> <BR> Once done with Game of Thrones we started watching the shows that PVR'd last week...Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Dominion, Scorpion and anything else may fiancé wanted to watch. My shows, Suits, Saving Hope and ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:53:23 EST Worst Audition EVER! LOL...worst. <BR> <BR> I auditioned for a student film yesterday. I had a script, which I memorized but I crashed and burned. Nerves got to me. <BR> <BR> Every audition I have been to up until now has been for commercials and going in the casting director has always asked me to slate and then has told me a bit about the part that I will be playing such as the background or the emotions or type of energy they are looking for and then we do the scene or lines. This one they introduced them... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:25:30 EST Audition Today Woohoo. I have an audition today. OMG I have an audition today- I am so nervous. <BR> <BR> This is for a student film, I am playing the role of a mother who misses her son - sounds easy right? WRONG! <BR> <BR> I have part of a script - so I have lines but not the entire script- I don't know much about the background- I am not the writer so my job is to take the words and interpret them. There are not really any stage directions, no little words to say that my character is angry or upset,... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:31:33 EST Anything Can Happen It's Sunday. I have managed to lose 3 lbs this week so I feel pretty good about that. <BR> <BR> I am procrastinating. I should have a shower and start the day but I am sitting at my computer. I've been here for about an hour and a half in my robe. <BR> <BR> I am unemployed and have been since March. Not because I can't find a job but because I have not been looking for a job. I know that does not sound good but right after I was laid off my fiancé was 'work force reduced' after 19 years... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:17:27 EST I Blew It LOL...well, not really a laughing matter. Week one of the Bikini Club - where we are competing to lose weight and I have not only managed to not lose any weight but I have jumped up 4lbs. So now I have to lose 4lbs just to get back down to my starting weight. <BR> <BR> I am not impressed with myself. <BR> <BR> You would think that since it was my co-ed softball finals this weekend that I might have actually managed to lose weight, but no somehow between the 5 games played I managed to eat... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:52:28 EST Callback Yesterday I had a callback yesterday for a commercial I auditioned for a week or so ago. <BR> <BR> I am very anxious right now. <BR> <BR> Shoot is they should let us know pretty quickly if booked right? Breakdown did not say anything about not sure if that is a concern...but with shoot tomorrow they don't really have that long to let us know that we were picked right? <BR> <BR> here I am watching my email for a booking notice! <BR> <BR> I also wonder if booked ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:11 EST 2 Auditions Today I've never had more than one audition in a week until this week. <BR> <BR> This week I have had 2 and am about to leave for a 3rd. <BR> <BR> 2 Auditions today. <BR> <BR> That's pretty exciting. <BR> <BR> I hope I get some call backs or even get booked on one of these! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:55:46 EST Audition Today :) I have an audition today for a commercial. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> PS...anyone know what happened to the daily status lines??? Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:45:37 EST New School Year Fresh Start? I have gained weight over the summer and can't seem to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I'm not going back to school, but my kids are. Maybe that will help me get back on track. <BR> <BR> I am to the point that I either have to lose the weight or buy new clothes...I have one pair of pants (that are not leggings) that fit me right now - that's a horrible feeling, looking into a closet full of clothes knowing that I can't wear more than half of them. <BR> <BR> Tops are a little differen... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:58:38 EST Monologue Needed I am in search of a 2 minute monologue for an 11 year old girl. <BR> <BR> She is auditioning for a theatre group so rather than her just get up in front of people and talk she needs a monologue that is perhaps from a play or movie. With actions or emotions or both. So that they can both see how she is with memorization as well as how she performs...not just a speech. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions??? Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:46 EST What's Next? Ok. I've completed the acting classes I signed up for. Done the workshops too. <BR> <BR> I've been to some auditions, even had a call-back. <BR> <BR> I've been doing background on TV far Suits, Saving Hope and Agatha...this one, Agatha was a pilot and it was not picked up by the network so you will never see it but the others have or will be on TV. I've also been in an Adam Sandler movie called Pixels that will be released May 2015. <BR> <BR> The problem with all this is that... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:32:29 EST Working Well I am working for a bit...still don't have a full time job...or even a part time job but my old boss...the one that laid me off in March called and asked me to come in and do some work for him. <BR> <BR> No. Problem I said, but I don't want to tie myself down to a schedule so that I can still take my daughter on auditions and I can still accept background acting jobs if they come up. <BR> <BR> He said yes. He only wants me for a week really, but I will do what he wants at my leisure..... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:36:59 EST Another Audition for Kayla Today My daughter, Kayla (11 years old) has another audition today. <BR> <BR> I hope she gets another call-back and hopefully gets booked for this one! <BR> <BR> Acting is such a hard thing to get into but she knows that she has to be persistent and keep on trying. <BR> <BR> She has adjusted well to not getting commercials/parts etc. and is adjusting to hearing that her competition gets booked. <BR> <BR> We have been to a lot of auditions where this one girl in particular is at and it seems tha... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:17:19 EST Call Back for Kayla My daughter, Kayla 11 years old, got her first call back. <BR> <BR> She auditioned for a commercial last Wednesday. We knew that call backs were today- Monday- but figured that when we had not heard by Friday that like all the other commercial auditions she's been on that she was not going to hear anything. <BR> <BR> We got a text Sunday evening and for whatever reason the notice did not come in until then that she got a call back. <BR> <BR> So today we got her dressed in the same outfit ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:55:35 EST Call Back for Kayla My daughter, Kayla 11 years old, got her first call back. <BR> <BR> She auditioned for a commercial last Wednesday. We knew that call backs were today- Monday- but figured that when we had not heard by Friday that like all the other commercial auditions she's been on that she was not going to hear anything. <BR> <BR> We got a text Sunday evening and for whatever reason the notice did not come in until then that she got a call back. <BR> <BR> So today we got her dressed in the same outfit ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:55:32 EST Too High Wow...look at how fast my weight went up even in the last little I am up to 156.8...that is above my starting weight...Yuck. <BR> <BR> I had hoped that this summer I would be comfortable in a bathing suit and it is half way through August already. Yuck. <BR> <BR> Time to focus and do this. <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:21:55 EST Franchise It has now been over 2 months since we started looking into a certain fast food franchise to purchase it. We don't feel we are any closer to actually owning it and the more questions we ask the more questions we have. It is like pulling teeth. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we met with a retail franchise and were given in this first meeting information that has taken months to get from the fast food franchise. I have been given detailed disclosure documents and franchise agreement and tonnes of info... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:25:41 EST Got a Call Back Remember my horrible audition on Monday? <BR> <BR> For some reason I got a call back. So miracles do happen! <BR> <BR> I am not sure if it is for being an extra on the commercial which I said I would do, or if it is actually for the principal part. Though I would think that if it was for being an extra that they would not necessarily need me for a recall...but then again I have only been on 4 auditions and this is the first time I got a callback...I've been told before that the client wa... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:45:23 EST Horrible Audition I had an audition today for a commercial and it was horrible. Well I was horrible! The other two in the room with me were great but I was not. <BR> <BR> We were given a script when booked for the audition, which I memorized and had planned a bunch of ways of performing in case asked to do something different. <BR> <BR> I felt good driving there and went over my script in the car over and over again...must have looked like I was talking to myself to anyone around. <BR> <BR> When I got the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:58:41 EST Audition Monday I have another audition Monday - tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'm getting kinda nervous. I actually have lines to memorize this time. Only a couple but still, it is all in how you present the lines and you only have a few minutes to do it. It's not like they ask you to do it over and over again. You may get to do it twice but I doubt a third time or fourth. So that first time better count! <BR> <BR> I hope I do ok. It would be pretty cool to be on a commercial. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:51:40 EST Audition Yesterday I had an audition yesterday - my 4th audition ever - this was for a SOC (silent on camera) spot. <BR> <BR> The only word I was asked to say was "no". I did what was asked and then was given some more direction and did it again. <BR> <BR> I think it went well but on the way home I kept thinking that I could have done better. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering how they determine who gets the parts for voice really has nothing to do with they just run the tape later without sound to se... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:33 EST Memorial Today marked a year since my niece Harmony Elizabeth Wey lost her battle with cancer. <BR> <BR> We had a small casual ceremony at the gravesite and buried her ashes. The kids all released purple balloons into the sky and each dropped a handful of dirt onto her ashes in the grave. <BR> <BR> Harmony Elizabeth Wey February 22, 2007 - July 7, 2013 <BR> <BR> Too young to be taken from us. We miss you very much Harmony. xoxox <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 7 Jul 2014 19:17:15 EST Texting Assumptions My fiancé sent a text to a neighbour a few weeks ago joking about his and another of the neighbourhood wives. They were standing at the end of the driveway and his text was something like hey hookers at the end of the much are the charging? <BR> <BR> 4 hours later he got response from that text saying something like Haha Cathy hacked your cell phone....I'm Cathy. My fiancé thought nothing of it and that was the end of it. So he thought. <BR> <BR> Last night somehow it came... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:55:59 EST Bank Today We went to the bank today to see about a business loan to buy franchise. <BR> <BR> I think it went well, but the person we met with has very little to do with whether we get a loan or not. <BR> <BR> Our finances are good but since I was laid off in March this year and my fiancé getting laid off as well in April, neither one of us can say we have a job right now. That might not work in our favour. <BR> <BR> We do have lots of equity in the house thought and I would think that investing in... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:24:51 EST Maybe I had an audition this past Monday for a commercial. I thought the audition itself went well but it is only my 3rd audition and only the first where I have actually had to speak instead if just stand there and have them take a picture of me. <BR> <BR> While in the waiting room the reception asked the lot of us if anyone spoke French fluently. Only one woman spoke up that she did, so I figured that that woman would have the advantage if that is what they were looking for. I don't speak Fre... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:23:14 EST Blogging for Points Birds Nest in my hanging basket: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My man with the fish he caught: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Me and my man at my friend's wedding : <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:00:26 EST What's Next? I just spent the last week doing background acting on a movie that will be released next year. <BR> <BR> Nothing glamorous but there were a couple of big name stars there..that I did not get to meet but I was within 2 feet of them. <BR> <BR> Anyways, after 5 long nights they are done the scenes that I am needed for so now I am looking for the next thing! <BR> <BR> Wonder what it will be? More background acting? An Audition? Maybe even get booked for a commercial! <BR> <BR> I'm so happy I ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:41:14 EST Productive Ok. Tuesday. Time I think to be a little more productive than I have been these past two months. <BR> <BR> I've been off work for 2 months now and you would think that my house would be spotless, but no, I think it is messier than it would have been if I was working. Not good. <BR> <BR> I think I need to get off my butt have a shower and get on with the day...maybe start with cleaning off the counters in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Then move on to a little laundry and perhaps take some pictur... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:45:52 EST Got New Photos Got new head shots done a few days ago. <BR> <BR> I'm really happy with them, though I think I learn something every time I get head shots done that will make the next ones even better! <BR> <BR> What I learned the first time I had them done was not to bring clothes that I would not normally wear for the photos. What was picked for me was something that I would not normally wear... <BR> <BR> This is from the first photo shoot: <BR> <img src=" Fri, 30 May 2014 15:21:56 EST Franchise Application Sent So both my fiancé and I have not been working. <BR> <BR> Him - work force reduced with a nice package <BR> <BR> Me- temporarily laid off with the anticipation of being brought back to work. <BR> <BR> We have decided to look at alternate employment opportunities. One being Franchises. We have picked a franchise and have just completed and sent in our applications. <BR> <BR> Now we wait to see if we qualify to get a franchise....guess the ball is in their court now. I wonder how long it ... Tue, 27 May 2014 13:47:02 EST What's Happening This Week? Monday....what's the plan for the rest of the week? <BR> <BR> I'm going to Toronto tonight for an acting class. I have 2 more to schedule. <BR> <BR> Other than after school activities for the kids and my own sports...& the Fiancé's sports we have nothing planned. <BR> <BR> Neither one of us is working right now so I am hoping that I get to do some background acting this week to bring in some cash and hoping for an audition or two...there would be some potential money coming in if I got bo... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:15:01 EST How Many Open Houses Does it Take to Sell a House? Ok, so the neighbours house across the street is for sale. Probably went on the market 2-3 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> They have had 5 or 6 open houses and another one is being advertised now. <BR> <BR> They listed for $429,000, which is not out of the question for our neighbourhood, but everything around is selling like hotcakes and this one is sitting. <BR> <BR> Now I am not a real estate expert by far, but have spoken to a few real estate agents in my time, as I am a real estate law clerk, an... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:01:38 EST Next Week? Long weekend this weekend. So next week is a short week. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that we hear from Kayla's agent and she got the ice cream commercial she auditioned for yesterday. <BR> <BR> I also hope that we get more auditions and that I get some background work too...I need some money coming in to the house :) <BR> <BR> I hope sunshine is in the forecast too :) <BR> <BR> Could be a good week for us!!!! Fri, 16 May 2014 09:04:33 EST Next Week? Long weekend this weekend. So next week is a short week. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that we hear from Kayla's agent and she got the ice cream commercial she auditioned for yesterday. <BR> <BR> I also hope that we get more auditions and that I get some background work too...I need some money coming in to the house :) <BR> <BR> I hope sunshine is in the forecast too :) <BR> <BR> Could be a good week for us!!!! Fri, 16 May 2014 09:04:31 EST MMMMM...peanut butter Breakfast today...toast with peanut butter....yummy! <BR> <BR> Not a bad start to the day! <BR> <BR> Got an appointment with the bank about a possible business loan for a new venture with my fiancé. <BR> <BR> Then off to the school to pick-up my daughter early, then off to Toronto for her audition for an ice cream commercial. I hope she gets this one <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I had also suggested myself for a commercial that was auditioning today...but I did not get my name in until lat... Thu, 15 May 2014 10:13:29 EST Weekend Workshop Well this was my 2nd acting workshop. <BR> <BR> There were only 3 people at this workshop so while my level of comfort acting in front of others was better than it was when there were 22 other people in the room this workshop was more intensive. <BR> <BR> I feel good about the fact that I made some progress but I am disappointed with my level of frustration at certain points throughout the workshop. <BR> <BR> I volunteered to go first on the Saturday thinking that I was showing initiative ... Sun, 11 May 2014 20:50:49 EST Memorizing I suck at memorizing. I have had this monologue since Tuesday and I have not really had that much time to memorize...I'm supposed to have it by tomorrow and while I have about half of it right now, I am not sure how much more I will have by tomorrow at 11am. <BR> <BR> Is it wrong that I am hoping for an audition for tomorrow so that I don't have to go to acting class...thus giving me a few more days to memorize???? <BR> <BR> I really hope I get better bout memorizing. <BR> <BR> I hope I g... Thu, 8 May 2014 19:43:55 EST 1st Acting Class Had my first one on one acting class today. <BR> <BR> Lots of reading. We played charades - which I had never played so found difficult. <BR> <BR> That's really about it. <BR> <BR> I have a monologue to memorize for Tuesday and I am hoping that I can memorize it by then because it took me a whole month to remember the last one. Mind you I had a whole month, so I guess I have a little more pressure to memorize this one. <BR> <BR> So far next week I have 2 acting classes scheduled - Tues... Fri, 2 May 2014 20:25:42 EST Audition Today I had an audition for print today. <BR> <BR> Drove an hour to have my photos taken and drove an hour back home again. <BR> <BR> All I know is that the shoot is May 12th. I hope I get it but if I don't I'll know for sure if the 12th comes and goes and I have not heard a thing! <BR> <BR> Just like any other job interview, they don't generally call you if you didn't get it! Thu, 1 May 2014 13:20:36 EST Moving Along Ok. My weight loss plan may not be working the greatest, but I have managed to stay under 150lbs for a while, so I can be happy about that - would be different if I gained. <BR> <BR> As for my acting career things are moving along. I have no experience, no training and am nervous in front of people. I could probably do 'silent on camera' and a commercial or two without many words but anything past that might be a stretch at this point. <BR> <BR> In order to ensure that I can even attempt... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:55:18 EST Work Still waiting for my work to call me back. I was temporarily laid off from my position as a Real Estate Law Clerk. That means that my boss has 13 weeks to bring me back to work or else he has to pay me severance - so I have been without pay since March 14th. Not the end of the world, I only work 20 hours a week, so I do not need to get another job just yet. If he can't bring me back, well then, I may just have to go and get another job. <BR> <BR> In the meantime I have decided to try and... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:26:27 EST Success No, sorry, this is not a weight loss success. <BR> <BR> I have decided that I would try acting for commercials and TV etc. I signed on with my daughter's agent, had head shots done, and even went on an audition for a commercial - silent on camera - but I did not get the part. <BR> <BR> The only problem with deciding to try acting is that just because you have decided to try that does not mean that you ARE an actor. <BR> <BR> I knew from the get go that thinking I could act and actually do... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:00:01 EST Say No to Popcorn!! LOL. Last night my fiancé was taunting me with popcorn. Not just any popcorn, movie theatre popcorn....mmmmmmm. <BR> <BR> The catch was that I actually had to go out and get it. See we will go to the movie theatre, buy popcorn, and leave without purchasing a movie ticket or seeing a movie...nothing like relaxing on your couch at home with real movie theatre popcorn- not that stuff that you pop in the microwave that they say is just like at the movies, because it is NOT just like at the mov... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:30:03 EST Sick K, so I have been sick for a few days now. It started off as a tickle in my throat, then my throat was sore but I felt fine otherwise. Now my throat is sore, I can't talk and I have a cough. Do I just stick with the over the counter remedies or should I see a doctor??? <BR> <BR> That is not my only dilemma. Last night I got a text asking if I was available to do background acting on the set of Covert Affairs. I wanted the work sooooo bad, but in the end turned it down because while I do... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:57:30 EST Tomorrow is Monday Well, Monday again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hate to see the weekend go but anxious to see what the week has in store for me. <BR> <BR> My fiancé goes in to work to get his 'Work Force Reduction'/Termination severance....hard to say what to call it...and then he goes to the lawyer on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I've not been working since the beginning of March, so I have been doing some background acting on tv shows. I have been on 2 shows so far - tiring but fun and exciting work. <BR> <BR> There is ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:28:39 EST Haven't Heard Yet No news of how my audition went on Tuesday. Pretty sure that means that I have not gotten the part in the commercial. <BR> <BR> Shoot is April 15th and I'm thinking that I would probably know by now. Since we have a weekend between now and the 15th. <BR> <BR> They would probably also want to give themselves time just in case the person that they picked couldn't be available on the 15th for whatever reason. <BR> <BR> Then again I suppose you never know. Maybe they have already contacted m... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:50:09 EST I'm so Impatient I hate waiting for things. But I have to wait for things. <BR> <BR> Even when you go out to 'make things happen' you still end up waiting! <BR> <BR> My daughter who is almost 11 is trying to be an actor and has been going on auditions for over a year...secretly I had hoped that during one of these auditions that I might get 'discovered' LOL...sounds cheesy I know, but really you know, sometimes being at the right place at the right time is key. So I deciding that in this case that the whol... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:21:19 EST Wish Me Luck I have my first audition today...not sure what it is for. Don't know product or whether it is for film, print or commercial. <BR> <BR> All I know is where to go and what to wear. <BR> <BR> It's going to be an interesting day :) <BR> <BR> On the down side my fiancé got his notice at work yesterday. He is employed by them for the next 3 weeks and then he is gone. He has been with the company for 19 years. Not good. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:26:51 EST Waiting Yup, always waiting for something. <BR> <BR> So my fiancé who I am always complaining about how he works from home too much and I never seem to get enough time alone in the house because of this...who always complains when other people he works with pull the same stuff as he does and work from home on nights he feels they should be in is working from home again tonight. <BR> <BR> He worked from home last night too. In fact he rarely goes in to work when he works. <BR> <BR> Tonight he got ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:29:39 EST