Monday, February 13, 2006


It’s Sunday night, and New York has just experienced its biggest snowstorm in history. Last night it was snowing lightly, but nothing was sticking to the ground, so I figured the storm wouldn’t really be that bad. However, when I woke up this morning and looked out the window, everything was white. And the snow was coming down hard. I looked at ChiChi, my dog, and said excitedly, “It’s a snow day!” Then I went back to sleep.

I was basically stuck inside all day, except for my two quick trips to the deli around the corner. It was a great day to get some cleaning done and to do laundry and all of that exciting stuff. I was happy to relax this weekend, after a full and busy week at work. Friday was Scott Bailey’s (Sandy’s) last day working with us at Guiding Light. I’ve become good friends with Scott, and losing him is really hard. Of course, I’m not losing him as a friend, merely as a co-worker. But I cried when our producer brought out a “Good Luck Scott” cake and gave a little speech about what a sincerely good person Scott is. But you better believe I ate a big ol’ piece of cake! Lol. After a long and difficult day at work, everyone went out to celebrate Scott at a bar near the studio. He was leaving early the next morning to head out to L.A.

I have an incredibly stressful week ahead of me. Tomorrow I’ll be shooting one of those “Inside the Light” episodes. (For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, Guiding Light’s been airing special episodes every Wednesday that follow one character or pair of characters through a day. Rather than using the typical soap format, which includes several storylines in each episode, the “Inside the Light” episodes focus on one specific storyline, so that viewers get an inside look at a particular character or couple.)

So anyway, tomorrow I’m shooting most of the scenes from the Tammy/Jonathan “Inside the Light” episode, in addition to scenes from other episodes, as well. Tomorrow alone, I will be shooting nineteen scenes. Yes, nineteen. They’re not easy ones, either. I don’t want to give away any of the storyline, but let me just say that I’ll have to scream and cry and limp, and Tammy will be feeling shock, guilt, hurt, nostalgia, anger, and all sorts of other emotions. Thinking about my workload for tomorrow stresses me out, but at the same time I’m so grateful to have such an interesting, complicated storyline to deal with. It might be hard work, but it’s going to be a fun adventure.

Well, I think it’s time to start memorizing my lines now. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Have a great week!