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This is what I’m feeling about tonight! Tonight is my first staged reading with my new company and couldn’t be more excited!¬† There’s all these new things happening, well, they aren’t new they’ve just been “dormant” in my life for a bit and it’s such a rush to be working these muscles again.¬† There’s also an aspect of fear…but that’s what we do best as actors, we embrace fear and use it to our advantage.¬† We make it beautiful on stage.

I read all these articles and columns about how to be a better actor – to ward off the fear of acting – to overcome obstacles…bottom line, it’s different for all of us.¬† I had a conversation with a friend of mine a long time ago, in which we talked about getting there was half the battle…it was when I moved to NYC, I was there.¬† Then things shifted and changed and I was existing there and working and acting and creating.¬† Then things shifted again and I was in LA.¬† Figuring it all out again…starting over at 29.¬† I don’t know what’s going to happen next or where this is supposed to go but I feel excited about it again.¬† I feel like the wheels are starting the move, the cogs are getting oiled.¬† Like I was recently told, “you haven’t ‘lost’ any time…time doesn’t matter, you just have to do something.” Baby steps.

Here’s to new beginnings.¬† Here’s to ACTUALLY setting goals and accomplish-able ones.¬† Here’s to re ignition.¬† Here’s to blowing oxygen on an open flame…

Also…here’s to just doing work and not being so over dramatic.

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so much so much so much

I have so much to fill you in on.¬† Right now, however, I can’t…but I will, promise.¬† But a friend through my CSA posted this and I felt the urge to share.

We had a proposition on our CA ballots this year.¬† Prop 37, it was to label GMO foods.¬† Sadly, it didn’t pass…but there’s a movement behind it so it’s only a matter of time. I found this list¬†interesting. … food for thought, esp. those who opposed it.

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing

 

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/gmo-foods/zw0z1209zkin.aspx#ixzz2CbUAGsZX

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing)

 

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/gmo-foods/zw0z1209zkin.aspx#ixzz2CbTzt5p1

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing)

 

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/gmo-foods/zw0z1209zkin.aspx#ixzz2CbTzt5p1

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods  

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing)

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing)

 

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/gmo-foods/zw0z1209zkin.aspx#ixzz2CbUAGsZX

Organic Brands/Companies That Have Financially Supported the California Initiative to Require Labeling of GMO Foods

  • Alex Bogusky¬†‚ÄĒ Fearless Revolution ($100,000)
  • Amy‚Äôs ($100,000)
  • Annie‚Äôs ($52,000)
  • Baby‚Äôs Only ($2,500)
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds ($4,000)
  • Burroughs Family Farm ($5,000)
  • Clif Bar ($100,000)
  • Cups Organic cupcakery ($25,000)
  • Dr. Bronner‚Äôs ($290,000)
  • Eden Foods ($10,000)
  • Earth Balance ($34,000)
  • Earthbound Farm ($10,000)
  • Frey Vineyard ($35,000)
  • Glutino ($33,000)
  • Good Earth Natural Foods ($25,000)
  • Health Force ($10,000)
  • Late July Organic ($12,500)
  • Lundberg Family Farm ($200,000)
  • Mercola.com ‚Äď Dr. Joseph Mercola ($1,100,000)
  • Michael Funk – CEO of United Natural Foods ($50,000)
  • Mintwood Media Collective ($1,250)
  • Mom‚Äôs Organic Market ($10,000)
  • Mother‚Äôs Market and Kitchen ($20,000)
  • Nature‚Äôs Path ($600,000)
  • New Chapter Organics ($10,000)
  • Nutiva ($50,000)
  • Organic Consumers Association ($40,000 Association/ $730,000 fund)
  • Organic Valley ($50,000)
  • OrganicVille ($7,500)
  • Pacific ($10,000)
  • Presence Marketing ($20,000)
  • Sambazon ($10,000)
  • Stonyfield Organic ($500,000)
  • Straus Organic ($2,500)
  • Sunfood Super Foods ($3,000)
  • Tofurky ($5,000)
  • Traditional Medicinals ($5,000)
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ($33,000)
  • Uncle Matt‚Äôs ($2,500)
  • Whole Foods, Hain Celestial and Chipotle¬†(endorsement only, no financial backing)

 

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/gmo-foods/zw0z1209zkin.aspx#ixzz2CbUAGsZ

Organic Brands Not Financially Supporting the Effort to Label GMO Foods (Hain Celestial) or Their Parent Company is Actively Contributing Funds Against the Initiative (*).

  • Applegate Farms
  • Newsman‚Äôs Own
  • Trader Joes
  • Alba Botanica (Hain Celestial)
  • Alexia (Conagra)*
  • Almond Dream (Hain Celestial)
  • Arrowhead Mills (Hain Celestial)
  • Avalon Organics (Hain Celestial)
  • Bear Naked (Kellogg)*
  • Casbah (Hain Celestial)
  • Cascadian Farm Organic (General Mills)*
  • Celestial Seasonings (Hain Celestial)
  • Daily Bread (Hain Celestial)
  • Danival (Hain Celestial)
  • DeBoles (Hain Celestial)
  • Earth‚Äôs Best (Hain Celestial)
  • Ethnic Gourmet (Hain Celestial)
  • French Meadow Bakery (Rich Products)*
  • Gardenburger (Kellogg)*
  • Garden of Eatin‚Äô (Hain Celestial)
  • Greek Gods (Hain Celestial)
  • Hain (Hain Celestial)
  • Health Valley (Hain Celestial)
  • Honest Tea (Coca-Cola)*
  • Horizon Organic (Dean Foods)*
  • Imagine (Hain Celestial)
  • Izze (PepsiCo)*
  • Jason (Hain Celestial)
  • Kashi (Kellogg)*
  • Larabar (General Mills)*
  • Linda McCartney (Hain Celestial)
  • MaraNatha (Hain Celestial)
  • Morning Star (Kellogg)*
  • Muir Glen (General Mills)*
  • Naked Juice (PepsiCo)*
  • Odwalla (Coca-Cola)*
  • Rice Dream (Hain Celestial)
  • Rosetto (Hain Celestial)
  • R.W. Knudsen (Smucker)*
  • Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker)*
  • Sensible Portions (Hain Celestial)
  • Silk (Dean Foods)*
  • Spectrum (Hain Celestial)
  • Sunspire (Hain Celestial)
  • Terra Chips (Hain Celestial)
  • Westbrae Natural (Hain Celestial)
  • Westsoy (Hain Celestial)

Companies Financially Opposing the Initiative to Label GMO Foods.  

  • Abbott Nutrition ($3,918)
  • Bayer Cropscience ($1.5 million)
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization ($250,000)
  • Campbell Soup Co ($179,545)
  • Coca-Cola ($1.2 million)
  • ConAgra Foods ($1 million)
  • Counsel for Biotechnology Information ($375,000)
  • Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
  • Dean Foods ($253,000)
  • Dog Agrosciences ($815,200)
  • DuPont ($4 million)
  • General Mills ($520,000)
  • Godiva Chocolatier ($30,666)
  • Grocery Manufacturers¬†Association (GMA) ($375,000)
  • H.J. Heinz ($10,445)
  • Hershey ($283,753)
  • Kellogg ($632,500)
  • Kraft Foods ($34,405)
  • Land O‚ÄôLakes ($59,322)
  • Mars, Incorporated ($100,243)
  • Monsanto ($7.1 million)
  • Morton Salt ($14,879)
  • Natural Products Association (NPA)
  • Nestle ($1 million)
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, INC. ($60,546)
  • Pepsico ($1.7 million)
  • Rich Products ($225,000)
  • Sara Lee Corporation ($246,766)
  • Smuckers ($387,000)
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Co ($93,795)
  • Syngenta Corporation ($178,700)
  • WM. Wrigley Jr. ($116,866)

Sometimes it’s not worth a picture

So, tonight I cooked.¬† I was in the mood for pasta but had an acorn squash to use…with a little help from the Kitchn I discovered this: Penne with Acorn Squash and Pancetta. (here) Not having everything, I did my typical I substituted, which as we know is typically fine.¬† But tonight, something happened….the meal I got excited for failed me.¬† It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t awesome and, you know I expect awesome 9 times out of 10.¬† I think my squash was over cooked, I used too much bacon, my spices didn’t have enough of a punch…something.

At the end of a very rich and filling meal I decided I don’t like cured meats and winter squashes – I like them each with other things, just not each other.¬† I almost feel a cardinal sin happening when I say that but it’s true!¬† Such is the kitchen sometimes.

On another exciting note – last week two things happened that felt like I was finally finding my footing again, like Jordan was stepping back into her skin.¬† I had an audition for a theater company called the Vagrancy.¬† A handful of young New Yorkers (not all of them are NYCers) transplanted to LA for various reasons who all found each other.¬†¬† They have all decided to work towards the company’s mission: ¬†

The Vagrancy creates visceral work that seeks to touch the human spirit. We embrace fear, vulnerability, and embarrassment – inviting the audience to experience a communion. We hope to spark a dialogue of questions and compassion, exposing a shared universal truth. We forge new, lesser-known, and classical works with that ineffable something. Duende.

When I was done with my audition, I felt good.¬† I felt like I stepped back into the room with my head up and ready to play.¬† It was a great feeling, regardless of what the outcome was going to be.¬† Fast forward to Thursday and I got asked to join the company!¬† So, I’m excited to announce that I am a new company member of the Vagrancy and can’t wait to start playing again.

Also on Thursday, I went to a yoga studio.¬† It’s been ages, AGES since I’ve been in a studio.¬† Yoga is my jam.¬† It’s my balance.¬† It’s my peace and it’s been out of my life for a very long time.¬† Here I was committed to walking back into the classroom.¬† And what a class I walked in to!¬† I got my ass handed to me.¬† I don’t think I’ve ever sweat that much from a non-hot class.¬† I don’t know if it was my ego getting in the way or what but it was a very, very hard class and I left in pain.¬† I learned that my body has tightened up with lack of stretching and too much tense driving and computer sitting.¬† My body was yelling to move and move it tried.¬† I went again today and loved it.

What I guess I’m trying to acknowledge is being back to a familiar.¬† Or at least beginning to explore the familier in a new way and new place.¬† It’s always a new lesson so we’ll see how I learn it this time.¬† I’m coming up on my 2 year mark and there’s no time like the present to move and explore things.

Hope you’re voting tomorrow.¬† I don’t care who you vote for (I mean, I do but I won’t pressure you) I just want you to vote.¬†

Hope your weeks gotten off to the right foot!