Not sure if you’ve cottoned on by now but I’m trying to make this bits & pieces thing a regular feature. Just a small round up of things that have brightened my week or things which have made me smile. I really enjoy reading Katherine’s weekly Highs and Low(e)’s and Cupcake and Cashmere’s Five Things so I guess this is my attempt at doing something similar. So, without further ado;
Filming my first TV Commercial since being back:
A couple of years ago I felt like I went to countless castings, with no results. In fact, I remember asking the boyfriend, ‘what if I go to all these auditions my entire life, and NEVER. GET. ANYTHING?’ Then one day, I got my first job. And I’ve been lucky enough to get a few more after that. This one was especially cool cos it was the first audition I went to since being back from NYC – and I got it, yay!! The call time was 3:45 AM and we all froze our asses off while we filmed about an hour out of Auckland. Good times.
I’d gotten to chatting with one of the actors on the shoot about our travels and Japan and all the mean food we ate over there. While I reckon Auckland does pretty well for itself with Japanese restaurants I was yet to find anywhere that made decent ramen – one of my favourite things to eat in Japan. He told me if I went to Tanpopo and ate the ramen there, I’d feel like I was back in Tokyo. I still felt like I was in Auckland, but the ramen was really, really good. I shall be returning.
Farmageddon & Waipu:
This is a separate post in itself, but I had lots of fun, even if I did go to bed at midnight while everyone else partied like rockstars. The show was great, the company was great and where we stayed was amazing. Just check that photo out, isn’t it just the picture of serenity?
Lazy Sundays & big boxing matches:
Nothing quite like an afternoon of not having to do anything, a lazy lunch with friends who don’t have to be anywhere, and an exciting fight like Cotto vs. Margarito. I love boxing. And eating. And doing nothing.