Monday, September 1, 2014


Kayla and Lori's Ultimate Closet Challenge: Will you join us?

For every day of September, Lori McLeese and I have challenged each other to wear at least one thing we haven't worn (old shoes, new jewelry, retired yoga pants, crazy hat etc...) in a while. 


A) To remind us that we can never complain that we don't have a stitch to wear 

B) To look at our items in a new way and recognize why we don't need more 


C) to weed out what we actually don't use or need anymore - and then to DONATE accordingly. If we have wonderful items we're not using, we're giving them to a charity like Dress for Success Worldwide - West. 

If you join us, the rules are simple:

1) On each day of September, wear a different item - especially the stuff you haven't worn in months or years. (Purses count. Accessories count.)

2) Photograph yourself in it or the item itself. Post it on your own feeds with a description of why you're posting the photo! If the item has a particularly great background or funny story, share it with us.  Hashtag it #UCC.

3) Donate at least two items to the charity of your choice at the end of the month.

4) HAVE FUN and Spread the word!

Ready to join us? GO!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That's Interesting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You've Been Reviewed: It's All Good!

It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel GreatIt's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A lot of people bust Gwyneth Paltrow's balls, and you may dislike her as a person or an actress, but her cookbook isn't awful. In fact, it's pretty straightforward, if not a tiny bit boring - meaning that it's not super sexy or glamorous or catchy. It's just about food and eating better, and I think that's surprising. There's no big tie-in to a cooking show or anything else.

Paltrow wrote it with a cookbook author and friend of hers, so it's not solely her POV. She also relies heavily on the chefs and nutritionists who have prepared food for her to share their alterations and/or insights.

Some of the recipes don't appeal to me, but many do. And you can find many of the ingredients in inexpensive grocery stores. Some people assume that because GP is on the cover the recipes are going to cost an arm and a leg and that the average cook will have to shop at Whole Foods. Not true. One just has to plan accordingly and shop wisely.

One of my favorite aspects of the book is that it breaks down if the recipe is appropriate for an elimination diet, a vegan diet, a protein diet, etc... If you have allergies or intolerances to certain foods, the guide gives you a heads up.

Also, the photographs are lovely and aspirational if you are trying to wean yourself off of processed foods. I liked it.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy 32nd Birthday, Grease 2!

This is where I obsess on Grease 2 for my own enjoyment. Also, if you like Grease 2, you might enjoy this, too.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Last Temptation of Paula Deen starts previews...Tonight!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Join Fell Swoop Playwrights with our Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014 offering: The Last Temptation of Paula Deen!  Get your tickets right here:

It's gonna be fun, y'all!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Last Temptation of Paula Deen is now on sale! Discount here!

FELL SWOOP NEWS: Tickets on sale now for The Last Temptation of Paula Deen.  Click here for tickets.

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We made it! Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, or just plain put up with our crowdfunding campaign for The Last Temptation of Paula Deen. We met our goal and are now in the thick of rehearsals with this fine cast:

Edward Alvarado
Korama Danquah
Tiffanee Hall
Sasha Harris
Tamika Katon-Donegal
Wayne Scott

Our preview performances are coming up. They start the weekend of June 6. See below for the full schedule.

Friday, June 6 at 8pm
Saturday, June 7 at 10pm
Sunday, June 8 at 8pm
Saturday, June 14 at 10pm
Sunday, June 22 at 4pm
Saturday, June 28 at 4pm
Sunday, June 29 at noon

All performances are at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood. Performances will start promptly as scheduled, so please be sure to make time for parking.

We've created a code for $10 discounted tickets just for our mailing list (good for online purchases only). Use the word "sandwich" to redeem when you purchase by clicking below. 
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Let us know what you think. After seeing our show, we'd like to encourage you to leave us some thoughts about your experience on our Fringe page. Reviews (especially good ones) will help our show stand out in a very crowded schedule, so if you like what you see, please share by clicking here.
Check us out on social media. We've added a Fell Swoop Playwrights Instagram page, as well as a new Twitter account called @TemptPaulaDeen. Stay up to date with rehearsal photos, production milestones, and other Fringe updates as we approach our first curtain.

Thanks for reading. See you at a show!

Your friends at Fell Swoop