Monday, July 14, 2008

#1 - Full Steam Ahead.

Blogging. How very 21st century of me!! But honestly - it is the most sensible way these days to keep in touch and update people on the daily "goings-on" in our lives. Hey, why not? Ok guys, let's give this a try...

So ... a quick update on my life. Things have been going well. I am finally doing makeup as my full-time thing. It's completely exciting and frightening at the same time. I've been getting a lot of great opportunities passed my way these days, a 5280 cover, and the cover of Runner's World for September. I've also been working with an increasing number of celebrities these days including: AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia, Sleepwalking, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Masi Oka (Heros, Get Smart), Nate Torrence (Studio 60, Get Smart), Richard Jenkins (6 Feet Under, Fun with Dick and Jane, and The Visitor), Thomas McCarthy (Writer/Director of The Visitor and The Station Agent), Eric Brevig (Director, Journey to the Center of the Earth) and Brendan Fraser (Encino Man, Crash, Journey to the Center of the Earth).

Click HERE to see a video from one of our stops on the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" press tour. The guy interviewing is a total goof.

Things are going great in my "non-makeup" life too! Ben is working as a freelance writer - and has done some spectacularly clever and witty work for Image Magazine these days. You can always catch his work at (this month I think his main feature is on a restaurant called "Little India"). He's also gotten a number of assignments for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, more to come on that front. What else? Well, Ben's parents were recently in town from the UK. They spent 3 wonderful (but scorchingly HOT) weeks in good ol' D-town. We managed to experience some of Colorado's finest attractions - oh yeah, we went to Water World! I tried to get them to Casa Bonita too, but alas they were not so keen on a 45 minute wait for Taco Bell quality Mexican food! Imagine that!

We are all suffering since the departure of Mum and Dad Simkins back to the UK. Indiana and the cats are heartbroken, now they don't get spoiled with 10x the treats (we ALL gained a few pounds from the indulgence factor). I've gotten horribly sick. And Ben is just a "sad bunny", it's always hard to leave your parents. We miss those two!

Well, that's it for now. And I swear in the future it will just be quick updates here and there - NOT the novel length that I've just written. So, stay tuned! xoxox

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