“Hey Self! Are you there? It’s me, Mommy.”

0So, here I sit at Noah’s Bagels in Westwood… doing my “pages.”
I detest the west side. Traffic is hell.
Los Angeles…. I want a divorce!
For those of you who haven’t read “The Artists Way,” by Julia Cameron, pages are journal entries where you barf up your guts in type, first thing upon waking to clear the minds’ path for creative flow. I had revisited the book’s exercise recently.
Unfortunately, I don’t spring out of bed like I did when I was twenty-two. My page writing begins after I drop my son off at the bus stop, and before Pilates, when I park myself at Starbucks, or anywhere else that I can find a cup of caffeine and an internet connection.
In my pages, I was reflecting on a seminar I had attended the night before hosted by renowned acting coach, Robert Davanzo and Jenna Fischer from the TV show “The Office.” I arrived ten minutes late. I had to enter through the back of the theatre which, damn it, faced the audience. This put me in the position of having to walk across the stage, where Robert and Jenna were perched in front of about 55 attentive actors.
I inadvertently became Act One, as the audience giggled at Jenna’s quick witted quip.
“Well, how dare you, for interrupting?” she teased with a wink and a smile.
As my face turned beat red, I apologized for being tardy.
Since when did I start using the word tardy? It’s an old lady word. I must have picked it up from those computer generated “bad parent” letters I got from my son’s elementary school days.

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Carrie Stevens

Carrie Stevens is a mother, an actress and model. She was born in Buffalo, NY and grew up in the small town of Hardwick, Massachusetts, collecting eggs, gardening, and living off the land. Since packing her bags for Hollywood, Carrie has been enjoying many years of landing dream jobs gigs on hit TV shows, in major motion pictures and appearing in major magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, and of course Playboy Magazine as Miss June 1997. Carrie’s lifetime hobby of cooking inspired her to turn her passion into a business you can find out more on Carrie here ...

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