Thursday, June 16, 2011

Updates. Sexy ones.

I am not one to apologize for blogger absence, but I will say that I have missed you all and I am hoping to get back into posting on Bowie Bride daily soon.  I am working on a bunch of new projects, and writing about weddings has unfortunately taken a backseat.  But have no fear, I am still here.  Just had to take a wee little hiatus :)

And just to show you how busy I have been, here is a host of updates!

1. Mike is a high school teacher so he and I attended Hamilton High School Prom as chaperones!  It was a magical night filled with cheesy decor and horny teenagers. I wore a vintage powder blue 1950s ball gown (that was only 30 bucks!) and Mike wore a suit we bought cheap in the Fashion District the weekend before.  I handmade the corsage and bout -- using my crafty wedding skills of course!  I went to the store and was about to buy pre-made ones, but then I realized I had all the supplies to make them at home by myself: lace, hot glue, pins, flower tape, wire, etc. It was SO easy. And only cost me 5 bucks total. Here are a few shots from the prom:
the bout I made
nursing a beer... BEFORE the prom ;)
The California Science Center. Pretty swank for a high school prom, eh?


And the best photo of all time... the professional shot:

2. I have been working on a new blog called "The Dainty Grenadier."  Basically it is Bowie Bride minus weddings plus more F-bombs and talk of private parts. I have only done a handful of posts and am very much in the beginning stages, so I wouldn't call this announcement a 'soft-launch' or even an announcement really.  I just wanted to put the link out there for anyone interested in seeing the new blog slowly develop.  I am working on a segment with my writing partner (you know her as Titfield Thunderbolt) in which I chose men off of her eHarmony profile for her to go on dates with.  And we write about it.  I think it will make for a great read.  So I'll be sure to let everyone know when The Dainty Grenadier goes wide.  Should be within the month.

3. I have a new portfolio site called "How Now Hollenbrau".  Read all about my experience in the Film/TV biz and see a few things I have worked on in the past.

4. My writing partner and I finished the first draft of our screenplay.  I really really badly want to share details with you all.  It's a movie that would be *right* up everyone's alley. Think Bridesmaids, but about dating. I will keep everyone up to date as this all develops.

5.  I threw a 60th birthday party for my Mom.  As a birthday gift, we took pro pictures with Sean Haeseler of The Long Haul Photo. The Long Haul Photo is a husband/wife team that shoots weddings and portraits.  The are LA-based, new and are mega talented.  I will do a whole post on their work soon (along with showing you the images from our family shoot!).  Here are a few teasers from that shoot:




I think that's enough updates for the time being.  How have you all been?

8 comments:

  1. Welcome back! And thank you for not apologizing :)

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  2. I missed you! Love your prom photo and excited to hear about all the writing goings on.

    Great to have you back!

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  3. I love it! And I love the pro pictures -- what a great idea!

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  4. That family shoot is sooo goood. Missed you, Bowie Bride, and all your curse words and hijinks. xo.

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  5. pretty sure most proms are pretty swank. just not the enormously ugly one that dobson put on for years.

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  6. The prom photos are so cool! :) And the photoshoot, I'm sure you have had a lot of good times in there! :)

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