I'm in a Commercial!

My former team mate, Nico Noir, who also happens to be a film-maker, just completed this commercial for the Salt City Derby Girls. I think she did a fantastic job, don't you? If you look very closely around the eleven second mark you'll see me as the Trax train passes by. No word yet on when and where the commercial will air but I'll keep you posted.

Cupcakes Rule

Here's my latest article about Diva's Cupcakes and Coffee for Utah Stories magazine. If you haven't been to Diva's yet do yourself a favor and go. In addition to sweet treats they also offer soups, salads, wine, and beer. I can't wait for warmer weather so I can chill on their lovely patio.

12 Angry Men

Last night I went to see Pioneer Theater Company's production of '12 Angry Men'. The story is about twelve jurors deciding the fate of an eighteen year old accused of murder. The jurors own prejudices and emotional baggage influence the way they interpret the evidence and the way they deal with one another. The show was outstanding and the appreciative audience offered the actors a standing ovation at the conclusion. You've only got a few more days to see the show since it closes this weekend.

If theater- going isn't in your plans for the weekend you can also watch the 1957 movie of the same name starring Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman. This film often appears on 'best of' movie lists.

His Girl Friday

I've been home sick for the last few days and watched an obscene number of hours of Olympics coverage. Yesterday I was looking for something a little different so I watched Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in 'His Girl Friday'. Grant plays a newspaper editor who schemes to keep his best reporter and ex-wife from marrying her new beau. 
The dialogue is witty and clever delivered in a rapid-fire pace.  I'd love to hear from some of my current newspaper friends who've seen this movie. I got a kick out of the press room reporters sitting around the table playing cards waiting for the candlestick phones to ring. Also, can you imagine writing stories on a typewriter? 


Last night my beautiful Cleavers threw me a surprise party at Diva's Cupcakes. I was shocked speechless as I walked in and saw them all sitting there. I LOVED seeing them, not seeing them has been the most difficult part of not playing roller derby anymore. You can't see it in the photo but on the coffee table in front of us were plates full of cupcakes. I had a wonderful time and am so happy to spend time with those lovely girls.

My New Ride

After several years of thinking, researching, and half-heartedly looking, I finally did it. I bought myself a road bike! She's on her way from Pennsylvania and I'm hoping she'll be here this week. I don't really have a winter riding gear so I'd like to also request a nice spring-like temperatures this weekend too. That doesn't seem like too much to ask for, does it?

'The Book Thief'

The Book Thief The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars I downloaded the audiobook of 'The Book Thief' onto my iPod. This is the first time that I've done this and I think it made a difference in my 'reading experience'. A few times previously I've downloaded a book for a long car trip but my plan for this book was to listen to it while I worked out or was out running errands. 'The Book Thief' is over fourteen hours long in audiobook format. It's taken my a long time to get through it. Plus, it is a little weird to curl up with your iPod in bed at night. Twice I feel asleep listening to it. All that being said, I did like the book. The story itself is pretty sad so I wouldn't recommend it for a vacation read but it is a good winter story. I always get a little down in the dumps at this time of the year so I'm glad that I read it now. View all my reviews >>