April 4, 2011



March 31, 2011

It is official.

I am not the most prolific blogger in the world. I haven't posted in ages.

I feel like I've had nothing going on, but in truth, I have been ridiculously busy. I've been traveling, I've been auditioning, I've even been temping (yes, I'm a temp these days, too, which is...awesome?).

But mainly, I have been working like a crazy person on a project that is so important to me that it makes me cry every day. I never knew I could be so passionate about something that didn't directly affect my everyday life or that of anyone I knew.

...but then I heard about Baby Getty.

Getty Storm is a one year old little girl--the daughter of a friend of a Damnwells fan and follower of my friend Morgan's blog. I first heard about Getty in passing--something about a "button" on a blog or something ("what's that?")--and now, just a couple months later, Getty and her friends and family have become MY friends and family, and I care about them so crazy much that I have decided to to everything humanly possible to help little Getty. Who knows--I might even run a marathon in December!

You see, Miss Getty, or "Getty Owl," as she is known, has SMA Type 1. That's Spinal Muscular Atrophy--basically the most awful thing you could ever imagine--and Type 1 is its most aggressive form. SMA is a terminal disease. It's genetic. And it affects 1 in every 6,000 children born worldwide. When you do the math (and I'm not good at math, so thank you Sophia's Cure for doing it for me), that's one child born with SMA EVERY 7 HOURS. And those children are considered lucky if they make it to their second birthday.

Long story short, SMA REALLY, REEEEEEEEALLY SUCKS. We need to find a cure for it as soon as possible.

And the good news is this: a cure IS close. Researchers are getting very close. But research costs money...like, a LOT of money. So that's where we come in.

I've produced and sang on an album of lullabies--11 of them, to be exact--and they are going to be released ***NEXT WEEK***. ALL proceeds will be going to help support The Getty Owl Foundation, to help put an end to SMA.


"Sweet Water Child ~ Lullabies For Getty" officially arrives next Tuesday, April 5. (Don't tell anyone (we're still working out the kinks), but you can stream it online HERE. Shhhhhh!)

March 18, 2011

February 24, 2011

Puppet Love

Okay, so this is pretty much the cutest music video ever.

February 15, 2011


Okay, so I just have to tell you. My favorite Gluten Free cookies of all time are Pamela's Chocolate Chunk, and can be made using THIS MIX:

(Or: Pamela's Products Incredible Chocolate Chunk Cookies Mix, 13.6-Ounce Units (Pack of 6) ...for 6 bags of mix.)

They're super easy to make, too. Just make sure you don't *completely* melt the ENTIRE STICK OF BUTTER that goes into them, because if the butter is too hot, it melts the chocolate chunks, which then, in turn, morphs your cookie batter into a mound of brown goo, which--although delicious--doesn't look so appetizing. Believe me.

You're welcome. :)

February 14, 2011

"Valentine for Perfect Strangers"

Happy Valentine's Day, lovers!


Beachy McBeacherson

Yesterday, I had to take a friend to the airport in the morning. After I dropped him off, though, I couldn't bear to just drive home and sit inside all day because it was such a gorgeous day outside--so on a whim, I went to the beach instead.

And lemme just say--THIS NEVER HAPPENS.

Living in Los Angeles, I'm so close to the beach, yet for some reason I never seem to go there. I guess I always just assume that it's gonna be cloudy and 10 degrees cooler at the beach--because, well, sometimes it is. But a couple weeks ago, I accidentally found myself meeting with a publicist in Santa Monica, and it was sunny and perfect!

So yesterday, when the sun was shining brightly near LAX, I got inspired and decided to check it out for myself--and lo & behold, it was amazing. It was about 70 degrees there at 11am, the sand was all sun kissed and warm on my bare feets, and for the 30 minutes before my parking meter expired (I only had 50 cents, of course), I totally felt like I was in another world--like, an awesome, sunny, beachy one. It was pretty great.