California Girl, Mommy, Wifey, Actress, Comedian ('cause it's not the same as actress), Filmmaker, YouTube Addict, Professional Knitter, Friend
Parenthood teaches you some hard lessons about time and patience. You always have less time than you think to accomplish your goals and you always need tons more patience than you ever thought you were capable of. My son, Deco is almost five and I have definitely found it challenging to balance motherhood with my creative pursuits, but I refuse to give up. To keep my creative spirit alive I have spent the past year creating content for my YouTube channel Super Cali Listic where I document the fun, precious, crazy and fleeting moments of parenthood. Thanks for watching, laughing and crying with us.
Happy Halloween from Super Cali Land. Halloween is not complete with out a visit to a pumpkin patch.
It’s high art on Super Cali Listic this week as a hair rant turns into husband appreciation. To add sparkle to your weekly routine click here:
This week it’s back to Super Cali Land to confess the details of my double life as a succulent thief:
When I heard the cheerleaders from my school were organizing a breast cancer awareness, pink, cowboy themed alumni cheer event at my high school’s football game. I was like, “You had me at PINK!” But when I strolled up to my alma mater with Gramsie and baby and saw the other girls that showed up to practice the cheer routine I realized that maybe they meant “if you graduated in the last five years alumni cheerleading event”. But it was too late, I was there. So I learned that routine and worked it on the field. SuperCaliListic representing for baby mamas everywhere.
I like so many new moms think we can cook, clean, bath, burp and still manage to have time for our own endeavors. The truth is you need help, and even then you’re working overtime. And now cue the cliche “But it’s the best thing I’ve ever done” and it’s true it is. I LOVE my little man. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have moments where I go completely bonkers. Like this week when I TRIED to shoot a video about my trip to YouTube Space LA…
When both Jesse and Deco managed to break limbs (toe and leg respectively) the week before Halloween it only seemed fitting to dress up as one of fiction’s creepiest nurses – Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s MISERY…
The other day Deco was napping, the dishes were done, the laundry was folded AND there was still lots of daylight. So of course, I sat down to my favorite past time – firing up iMovie for video log 236 and counting. Some might say I have a problem, but I like to think of it as a much needed creative outlet for this overworked mommy and aspiring filmmaker. But just as I sat down to ramble about God knows what, Jesse wandered into my shot and unwittingly became my Super Cali subject. I think you’ll agree after watching this video that I’m right in wanting him and his sexy legs to be in more of my Super Cali vids. For those of you just coming to the party, Jesse and I have a very strict agreement that I can film him, but only from the waist down. Click and subscribe to my YouTube channel SuperCaliListic to get a regular dose of Super Cali Sparkle in your life. Keep it real peeps!
Shhh, hubby Jesse doesn’t know I’m filming this video… With ONLY 4 DAYS to go on the American Psycho Kickstarter campaign I’m hoping this video will reach at least a few eyeballs and people will realize this production needs more exposure and support! I cannot stress enough how cool the rewards are: Limited edition signed copies of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, 3 NEW demos by Duncan Sheik (this might be the ONLY chance to get these), 3 AP t-shirts to choose from designed by artist Tony Yates – the list goes on. Not to mention feeling good about supporting live non-profit theatre (money raised does NOT go to celebrities!).
Jesse and I discuss him making a call to action video vs. Duncan and/or Bret:
My hubby, Jesse Singer, is producing AMERICAN PSYCHO, a musical based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis. And last week he boarded the roller coaster ride named “kickstarter” to raise funds for the production premiering in London, December 2013. In true wifey fashion, I’ve put aside my usual Internet shinanigans to help Jess get the word out. Soooo if you have somehow found this post on the world wide (and incredibly overpopulated) web – here is his Kick(ass)starter page. It’s got a very high cool factor so check it out.
Still on the page? Hangout with me on g+! Well, watch a recording (that has horrible sound delays – I can’t decide whether to blame Google or my slow Internet connection. Probably my slow Internet connection. Write “I need to install new router” mantra 100 times.) of me hanging out with myself on g+. For lots of blank stares and keyboard sound effects click here.