Friday, October 5, 2012

Steel Her Heart

I've always been a friendly person.

When I walk down the street I look people in the eye and smile.

Doesn't everyone?

No. No they don't. More than once in the last couple of days, I've been told that I'm clearly not from Seattle. That people here aren't that friendly. Apparently, that makes me seem like an outsider. But, because I don't shy away from strangers, I have met some amazing people. I don't remember not being like this. In college my friend Sarah dubbed me: "Sandra the Social Butterfly". I love this about me.

That friendly demeanor however, also leads to gentlemen getting off of the bus and "walking you home", telling you that you are beautiful and that they couldn't let the opportunity to meet you pass them by. That in Europe when you see a beautiful woman you have to tell her. (Europe friends... yay? or Nay?)

(Now..... mom.. Don't worry. It wasn't a threatening situation, and I didn't enter my building while he was still around. I am being as safe as possible.)

I've gotten two types of responses from this tale.

1. "OHMYGODTHATISSOCREEPY!" "I hope you told him off, made a huge uproar and punched him in the face!"  "How SCARY!"  "WOW WHAT A WEIRDO!!"


2. "Wow, that's intense." "He totally was hot for you!" "Did you give him your number?" "Wouldn't that be an awesome story to tell your grand kids?"

My thoughts are somewhere in the middle. While I was flattered, the thought that this man was crazy and might strangle me did cross my mind.

So ladies and gents what have we learned.


I refuse to stop smiling while I walk down the street.  I choose to believe that people are mostly good and not out to harm me. I choose to be kind and will almost always help that lost tourist. It's what I would hope for, if I was lost. I will be careful when actually engaging in conversation with that stranger, but I will smile.

After all, sometimes, someone just needs a smile.

Monday, March 12, 2012

On the road again

Let's take a road trip.

Really. You and me. Let's rent a car and see what there is to see.

Maybe we'll see this...

And if you haven't grown tired with the Mexican sitting next you, well, we can stop and see this...

Or, you know, maybe we can talk about stuff. Like things you like. Things you don't like. Maybe we can talk about the things you believe, and why you believe them. I'm not saying we get all Good Will Hunting  and start crying and hugging... well maybe some hugging might not be bad.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that in this day and age of mass communication, we seem to be saying less and less to each other. Our "conversations" with people happen in 140 characters or less. We "like" the things we do on Facebook.

I can count on my hands, the number of people that I have meaningful conversations with. I'm not blaming you.

 No, it's not you, it's me.

Well... maybe it's a little bit you.

But, it's a little me too.

All I'm saying.. is, lets talk to each other. Without our cell phones in hand. Without the "uh huh's" as we text, and twitter and instagram.

Let's buy disposable cameras.  Let's save the fun on a damn kodak funsaver.

And hey..when we are done... maybe we'll have ended up here..

And we can sing a medley to each other from the top.

*for some more cool roadside attraction photo's, Check out abc news' site  it's where I got these.*

Monday, March 5, 2012

when in rome...

hot damn. it's been a while..

life has been busy, ok?!

ok..  So... top 5 reason why i have not blogged since august.. GO!

5. I moved to a new apartment in Belltown and it's AWESOME! No, really. It's fantastic. I'd show you pictures but you'd be jealous and I don't want that to change anything between us. If you want to visit.. you always can. If you do, bring a bottle of Riesling. :D

4. I was in a OHMYGODSOAWESOME show called Bean: The Musical Fruit. I got to play a pea. My best friend was a celery. Not in the show.. I mean, yes in the show. Bah. Geoff played a celery! 

Aren't we adorable?!  ( if you want to purchase a copy of this show go to

3. Thanksgiving and Christmas got in the way. Those two are always "me me me" during the winter. And I gave in and enjoyed them. I know, how selfish of me.. but really.. I worked a lot. And enjoyed winter in Seattle.  Look.. do you think could ignore this ?

2. I've been seeing a lot of theatre. No, REALLY. I've been seeing A LOT of theatre.
 The Pajama Game, Saving Aimee, Repeat, Repeat, The Revengers Tragedy, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Little World, Cinderella (x2), Romeo and Juliet, The Callers,Web, Prairie Nocturne, Oklahoma (x2), Trojan Women, A chorus Line, Psycho Phone, Pygmalion

See I told you. Lots o Theatre!

1. I've been auditioning. AND being cast in shows. Yup.. more details about those to come.... I have to save something for another blog  post.    I'm also stage managing another show this summer.

And those are just the top 5. I haven't even mentioned the cool stuff  I'm doing with quiet .

so... you see I have been rather busy.  :)