December 27th also means that my good blog friend, writer of The Good Badger and recent accomplished Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Zach Davis, will be celebrating the same thing. Hopefully his parents were expecting.
(I'm just kidding. My mom knew.)
There are bound to be an influx of first time readers today, in which case: Welcome to Smile Big and Pretty. Here I write comedic essays and accounts of my life as I try to become a successful actress.
Speaking of which, I seem to be well on the way. My demo reel is now up and running, I had a great role in the film the just got accepted into Sundance, and now I'm getting interest from some of the biggest talent agencies in the Atlanta.
I am so, so, fortunate for the friends, connections, and relationships that I have made throughout the past year.
Since you're here, why don't you check out some favorite past posts? Here are some of my favorites throughout the history of Smile Big and Pretty:
1. The Summer Serial: This is what started it all. It also spawned a one-woman-show version of the same story. You should scroll all the way to the first one.
2. It's like standing up for yourself - only with animal waste: Some asshole decided he had the right to treat a friend and I badly. I literally found his shoes and filled them with ferret crap.
3. Casino Queen: I used to work at a soda museum. I subsequently got fired for writing about how funny it was that I worked at a soda museum. Among the variety of odd jobs I found to make ends meet? Dealing blackjack at holiday parties. I found it through Craigslist, the job board of champions.
4. Marshall of the Fitness Center Parts 1 and 2: I eventually found a job-job working in a 24 hour fitness center. Unfortunately, the owner was a misogynist who experienced untold pleasures by making little girls cry. Yeah, that didn't last. Scroll all the way down for Part 1.
5. A day in the life of an extra, as told by Catpaint: I extra'd once. Never again. I feel that everyone should do it at least once - the same way I believe everyone should wait tables for a stint in their lives. It's humbling if you are at all serious about what you do. Thank god for Catpaint.
6. The Scarlett's Web Video Blog: Dad's Garage Theater Company produced this delightfully gory take on the story of Charlotte's Web. I was able to work with an amazing cast, crew, and puppets! I miss it so much.
7. Things you think about when you're on the way to Louisiana to audition for a movie: I auditioned for a film and found out that callbacks were a few states away. Did that stop me? Hell no. Did I get it? You bet I did.
I have way more stories on here. If you like what you see, please share! I love new readers. And I'm always cooking up funny stories.
Here's to an upcoming year of writing, unwasted opportunities, gigs, friends, and general tomfoolery and happiness.
I have a feeling that this year is going to be a good one, you guys.