Sunday, December 20, 2009

I won a major award!

I won the "Big Balls" award at this year's House of Shock Christmas Party/Awards ceremony! In order to get the award, one must go above and beyond the call of duity durring the course of the Halloween season. I'm so proud!

This is me modeling this year's cast and crew t-shirt and holding the trophy I got:

I've got BIG BALLS!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jam session

This is the jam session after the gig I played last week, does anyone recognize those two faces next to me? :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I took The Walk

Yesterday Hanson (Yes, MMMBop Hanson) came to New Orleans and hosted a walk for charity. Check out for all the details about their cause and what they're doing. They've so far managed to walk one and a half times around the world through the combined efforts of everyone who has gotten involved.

After walking a mile barefoot together, they performed two songs for us.

I didn't realize they were about to sing and I had just gotten to the table to fill out my card so that my mile would be counted and suddenly I'm right there, front and center, the only people between them and me were the people working the tables trying to organize everything. Needless to say it was an experience I'll never forget.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

More House of Shock

Here is B and me getting ready to go last night.

And this was me last night with one of the other actors. This guy's costume is awesome!

This last weekend was extreemly busy. While the final head count has yet to be announced, last night we had over 2,000 people come through before 10pm, and we weren't let out of the house until a little after 1am.
Also, I've lost six pounds from the work out I've been getting. Hurrah!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Here's another one

Last night was even better than opening night at House of Shock. I got a lot of good scares, and chased a few people into the next room. At one point a woman freaked out, grabbed me in a bear hug, and tried to rescue me from my demon captors. It was hillarious! Here's a picture of me and the demon who beats me up the most:

Help me!  Help me!

My latex upside-down cross wound pealed off in the last half hour of the show because it was so hot inside. Earlier in the night the fan had stopped working so everyone was even more covered in sweat than normal. The people throwing me around kept losing their grips on my arms which sent me flying into the crowd. Fortunately, by that point, the stage blood all over me had dried so I wasn't smearing it all over the patrons.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Opening Night at House of Shock

Last night was the opening night at the House of Shock horror show. It was two tons of fun, and the scene I'm in got some major updates. I'm in love! Here's a picture of myself and B getting ready. We needed to work the powder in a bit and add more blood, but it was a work in progress:

the Zombie and the Living Dead Girl


Thursday, September 24, 2009

House of Shock on Fuse TV

Here is the special that Fuse TV did on House of shock. They filmed it last year, and at 4:53 you can (briefly) see me being tortured!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Corning Jazz Fest 09

George, Kaja and Colin...
at the Black and White Cookie Factory.
Many people came out in spite of the rain..
George is from Romania and Kaja from Slovenia

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Playing With James Galway

You can see a Video and hear the World Record Breaking Event at James Galway's website...

It sounds better than I expected 2000+ flutes to sound and lasted much too long :)
IF you're brave, watch the video and see if you can find me or any other of your flute playing friends.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just a quick post to say that I'm minutes away from heading to the second of three full-cast House of Shock meetings for the summer. For those who aren't familliar with House of Shock, it is the country's scarriest haunted attraction, it runs the entire length of October, and I'm an actress in it. I play a victim in the Satanic Church scene, which means I get thrown around alot.

If all goes well, you may be able to watch me on national TV!

More on that as things progress.


Monday, August 10, 2009

New Chair in Time Square

Looks like I'll be able to lounge around at the flute convention in NY

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our yard is blooming..

Buds  from our newest rose bush decide to bloom.
Then a close up of our Eucalyptus..
Our Salvia looks happy!
Black-eyed Susans are flourishing...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Add a lot of pep to your step!

This is something we could all use!!

(Thanks Hetty for sharing this.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ugly Architecture???

As interesting and well done as this is, I still find it really annoying as well..
Check out this web site to see all of the rooms and the beautiful view from the balcony...
So, what do you think... IS it beautiful or ugly???

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cornell University Plantation

I've gone weeks without posting and have done a few tonight...
We were in Ithaca last Thursday and this is just a sample of the shots that I put on the retiree web site..
What a beautiful day... I loved the Cornell University Plantation.

On Tour

Hi everyone,
I found the My Space Page of one of Colin's Band Members..
You can see what country he's in and what club/hotel/Civic Center etc. he's playing at as well. I also scarfed these pictures by googling his band members' names.

You can also hear Colin playing "Simple Diggs" on this web site... Colin told me not to listen too closely though.. He was sight reading the chord changes!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Of course I have a TON of pictures of each place, but hopefully these will entertain everyone for now.



Friday, June 12, 2009

flute choir

Have you ever seen an almost all flute orchestra...
Just 1 basson, cello, and french horn....
Check out the sound!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


It was time to say goodbye
to the beautiful spruce that grew in our back yard.
Disease had dictated its fate.
We felt it was better to take it down
than to have it fall on our neighbor's dome.

Everyone seemed to arrive at once..
Trucks for the roofers and for the tree removal.
Trucks were lined up down the street waiting to pull in.
As I look these over, there were still trucks that I didn't get shots of.

The shot below shows the
tiles being lifted up onto the roof.