Monday, January 17, 2011

Easy Food for a Busy Weekend

I had a busy weekend!

On Friday I went to my acting class, Nature Mart Bulk Bin, and then the audition where I played an Egyptian girl. It went really well and it turns out the director had seen another short film I did and that's why she called me in. Which also means she knew what I looked like already, so I didn't worry my headshot had somehow mislead her that I look more Arab than I really do! Because I was out all day I brought some snacks with me. That's the red pepper eggplant dip I bought from Trader Joe's last week.


At Nature Mart I refilled my Dr. Bronner's soap and I bought a couple dry soup mixes, mostly out of curiosity.


On Saturday I had a fairly important audition. I wore a skirt to celebrate the warm weather:


Tan shirt with little birds on it I've had forever, $6 Plato's Closet skirt, my sparkly Converse, and tights Mom gave me for my birthday.

I try not to think about my auditions too much afterward, because I have no control over what happens and I'll probably never hear anything. So to distract myself I went on a walk in the 80 degree weather and then went to Buffalo Exchange to look at clothes. I found some vegan Cri de Coeur booties for 15 DOLLARS (normally 200 or something). I tried them on:


But they were too small so I didn't get them. (And yes, that is my fabulous Matt & Nat vegan bag on the floor)

On Saturday night we had a little party at our apartment. It was fun! My roommate brought out a new tablecloth and placemats for the occasion.


I've lived with her for a year and she still brings out placemats I've never seen. I have no idea how many she owns!

On Sunday I had a casting director workshop, Skyped with my mom, then watched the Golden Globes with my friends. My fave vegan celebrities Natalie Portman and Olivia Wilde looked amazing!

Today I spent most of the day at the LA County Museum of Art - it was free today!


That's me in the sculpture garden. I'm wearing a $6 skirt I got at Plato's Closet, a simple cami I've had forever, a Target cardi, hand-me-down Guess purse from my mom, hand-me-down sandals from my step-grandma, and hand-me-down jewelry from my grandma. Seriously, check out this jewelry.


Isn't it so cool? I love it!

Food all weekend was healthy and simple.


Broccoli, roasted for 20 minutes at 400.


Salad mix with a shredded carrot, roasted beets and parsnips, edamame, mustard, and fat-free balsamic.

I tried both of the soup mixes I bought. They are SO easy - add an equal amount of water to soup mix, microwave for one minute. I don't remember the exact nutrition facts but I remember they were both pretty low-calorie, very low fat, and had a great ingredient list of dried veggies, beans, TVP, and spices.


The corn chowder had a great flavor and really seemed creamy! Totally vegan, of course.


Curry lentil soup. I didn't detect much curry but I always enjoy lentil soup and this one was good, too. Honestly I couldn't tell that these soups came from dry mixes and I would definitely buy them again for a 1-minute meal that's ready in a jif.

Tonight I tutored an actor friend of mine, helping with her American accent. I studied World Languages and linguistics in college and I'm kind of an accent expert. So I'll consider that my good deed for MLK Day. =)

Link:
http://www.beautifully-invisible.com/2011/01/children-and-the-fashion-industry-when-are-they-too-young.html I read this article about how young is too young in the fashion industry and where the line is between art and (child) pornography. Warning - I found some of it really disturbing.

By the way, I don't know if you noticed, but I changed the blog around a little and added an About Me page and a Blogs I Read page. I mostly did it to clean up the blog a bit and use my space better, reduce the clutter.


What did you do this weekend? Any highlights? Did you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today?

6 comments:

  1. Healthy and simple food is the best.

    I had a pretty relaxing weekend and had today off. I guess the highlight would be a hike and some shopping...nothing too crazy!

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  2. lol i just saw this:

    "I've lived with her for a year and she still brings out placemats I've never seen. I have no idea how many she owns!"


    oh erika, i like to keep you guessing. unfortunately you have now officially seen everything placemat i own. :(

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  3. Ahahahah Laura. You are funny.

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  4. Mm, red pepper eggplant dip? How have I missed that! Must go hunting next time I'm at Trader Joe's.

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  5. Love your outfits! I need to get better at putting pieces together---when I try doing it I look like a bag lady :)

    I'm gonna go browse around your revised stuff on the blog!

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  6. Hannah - It's really good! I posted about it a couple days ago.

    Lisa - Thank you! I think I've started dressing more interestingly (not a word, whatever) since I moved to LA. It's fun!

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