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14 Apr 2011

Richmond, Day 6

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The powers that be were kind enough to let me skip some press events this morning so I could rest my voice.

They also gave me a call time that was two hours later than I expected.

I was able to go back to sleep for a bit, but more importantly I was able to rest my voice.

My throat still hurts when I talk, but it feels much better.

Today is “sorting day”, where we go through all of the stuff that amounted to clutter in the house, and decide what stays and what goes.

I’m going to set now.

Six more sleeps, by the way.


Got back to hotel room about 30 minutes ago, making it a 10 1/2 hour work day. Not too bad.

Didn’t have a ton to do today. Shot the open to the show and some stuff with the family.

Watched them sort through all the stuff they’ve accumulated over the years.

Watching them go through endless boxes was enough to make me not make any purchases for a while. And I’ll be taking more boxes to Goodwill soon.

Getting to know a lot of people on the set. They’re really awesome. I haven’t had the chance to hang out with this crew for eight months, so it’s great to see them.

Did FaceTime with the boys for a about 25 minutes. G took me in his room to find his red shorts, then he and I boxed for a while. I knocked him out three times.

Gotta wake up in six and a half hours to get to set by 8:30.

Gonna go nighty night now.

To summarize: I’m feeling better. I miss the hell outta G and Russ. I’m doing better than I thought I would, in spite of missing them so much. I dig this crew which makes the time less painful. I can’t stop eating. I’m tired. I don’t hate working. And I’m going to Goodwill with some stuff from my house as soon as I get home. And six more sleeps.

14 Apr 2011

Richmond, Day 5

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I got to sleep in yesterday, which was very nice but I was MORE exhausted than I had been the days before.

Got to the house, went through hair and makeup.  Saw the house cleared out.

Oh. My.

You would not believe this beautiful house.

And you wouldn’t believe how hard these movers were working.

And you wouldn’t believe the dust.

Throat hurt. It hurt to talk.

Worked 9 hours. Pretty short day.

Sushi with the girls.

Stopped at Whole Foods to get some healthy snacks.

Did I mention I’ve been eating like a COW????

Oh, wait. Cows eat grass and pretty healthy stuff.

Did I mention I’ve been eating like a… Person who eats a bunch of junk food every ten to twelve minutes?

Did I mention it hurts to talk?

This morning (day 6) I was supposed to do some press but the rest of the cast is doing it without me because I don’t want to lose my voice. (Or use it more than I have to.) We still have six more days of shooting.

I’m not sure if I’m sick or it’s just the pollen and the fact that I haven’t stopped talking for six days.

About to lie down and read a bit. Then it’s back to work.

By the way, I’m pretty sure I haven’t conveyed that I’m very grateful to be working.

Exhausted? Yes. Missing my family? Oh, yes. Sore throat? Yup. Grateful to be here? Absolutely.