10 Apr 2011

Richmond, Day 2

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Woke up at 5AM, giving me a total of 5 hours sleep.

Immediately wondered what the hell I was doing in Richmond, VA and how I could get home before anyone noticed I was gone.

Looked at myself in the mirror and wondered how makeup could make me look human.

Took a shower and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was!

Spent too long picking out a pair of sweats to wear to set. Did I mention I packed every single pair of sweats I own?

Packed up my magazines and book, my jacket and laptop and headed to the lobby.

Ate some eggs, toast, fruit and oatmeal in the breakfast area. I love a free breakfast! Took my coffee to go.

Drove with my makeup artist (and friend) to set. The freaking Virginia roads are CONFUSING! Thanks to the GPS and my friend, we made it to set in about 25 minutes.

Got to go into the AWESOME bus they have for me to get ready in and chill in when I’m not shooting. It’s pretty amazing. I’ll try to remember to take pics tomorrow.

Sat down as vast amounts of makeup were applied to my face, my hair was pulled back in a ponytail, and coffee was consumed. We also chatted. A lot.

And the makeup did make me look human.

Put on my wardrobe and headed out to set, very happy to see my co-hosts.

Started to remember why I like working.

Shot the open to the show and chatted with my fellow cast, and the crew that I haven’t seen in 8 months, between takes.

Shot some more. Stopped for lunch.

Makeup fixed. Hair sprayed. More shooting.

Oh my god, this house we’re shooting in is FILTHY!!

More shooting.

There’s no water on my bus (just today) so I’m grateful for the hundreds of hand wipes I have in my purse. I mentioned how filthy the house is, right?

More shooting.

Dinner.

A little more shooting.

I wrapped 11-and-a-half hours after getting to set.  Not too shabby.

20 minutes back to hotel.

Talked to Russ for 20 minutes. Got some nonfat milk from lobby and poured myself a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch and had some decaf.

Going to have one more small bowl of cereal, shower, Skype with my family, and get in bed with my book.

It’ll be an early day again tomorrow, and probably a much longer one.

This was a very enjoyable day.

10 sleeps until I get to see my boys.

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Lisa Arch likes being a working actress... but LOVES being a Mom!

11 Responses to “Richmond, Day 2”

  1. Reply Sandy Lopez says:

    Glad you’re enjoying Virginia, I’m sure all the miracle workers (crew) will make the filthy house beautiful! Thanks to “Clean House” you improve families lives! Relax and have a great evening Lisa! ; )

  2. Reply Sherry says:

    It sounds like it was interesting, fun, long, and yucky 😉 I’m sure that you will make someones life so much better when you are done! I know it’s hard to be away from your family, but it sounds like your really busy and that should make the time go faster. I know that I feel very fortunate that you are taking us along on this journey 🙂
    Still sending hugs your way!!

    • Reply flawlessmom says:

      Sherry, it’s always appreciated!!! And yes, I’ve been so busy the time is going by quickly. And I wouldn’t have gotten to see them for a second!!

  3. Reply Mother-in-law says:

    Proof or not I am still very impressed you are there and capable of working.
    Love you !!!!

  4. Reply Robb says:

    so glad to hear you’re back shooting on CH

  5. Reply sarah says:

    awwww… sounds pretty typical, wish I was there!!!! xo

  6. Reply Angela says:

    Awesome blogs man sounds like fun-

    Ok how do u manage when the house is filthy.. I guess detergent hand whipes more sanitizes… Bet it was fun though

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