Back on the Horse

Hollywood shuts down during the Holidays, so I haven’t had an audition in what feels like forever. I’ve grown accustomed to my loosey goosey schedule, free to do things like drive 30 minutes out of my way for brunch.


Abe was in Santa Monica for work and I had a free birthday coupon (sign up here!) for Veggie Grill, so really it was a no-brainer deciding what to do with my wide-open Monday.

My complimentary entree was the Carne Asada (Grilled veggie-steak, marinated in Mexican spices, with southwestern spiced vegan mayo on a wheat roll) which comes with red cabbage slaw.


Abe ordered the Bali Bliss (Indonesian styled tempeh, sauteed and grilled with chipotle ranch)


We split the sammies, which were both pretty yummy (and I had a few bites of his mac n cheese too)


On the drive back I got a call from my agent telling me I had an audition tomorrow. First one of 2011 – it’s a good one, too. OF COURSE, it happens to be on the one day all week that I had a whole buncha things scheduled, which I spent the rest of the day shifting around and canceling.

When I wasn’t rescheduling I was working on lines and watching reruns of the show I’m going in for. Around 8:30 pm I realized it was probably time to eat. Hunger hit me like a ton of bricks with the first bite and I kept going back to the fridge for more and more food.

1. Elf Cafe leftovers


2. Brody’s Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie, warmed up from the freezer and gooey


Plus grapes


3. White Cheddar Pop Corners and a dried fruit salad (cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi)


4. More grapes


5. Jarlsberg Lite Swiss Cheese


6. An additional slice


Julius recognizes procrastination when he sees it.

Okay, my seventh trip to the kitchen is going to be to wash the dishes, and get back to work!


30 thoughts on “Back on the Horse

  1. Jessie

    Is it wrong that among the gorgeous sandwiches you and Abe ordered at the Veggie Grill, I’m salivating over the mac ‘n cheese? Something about that bright yellow color makes me so hungry.

    Can’t wait to hear how it goes today!

  2. Lauren

    Love those birthday coupons. I take advantage of them all the time. But then I get so many that I want to use them all in one week.

    That lunch looks great, but I’m eyeing up that cookie. So glad you have so many of these treats to enjoy.

  3. jaclyn@todayslady

    That lunch looks like serious comfort food! When I was in Cali this fall I wanted so badly to go to Veggie Grill. This post makes me sooo jealous!!

    Hope your audition goes well 🙂

  4. Megan

    Hahaha, I didn’t realize Julius was behind the cheese until I read below the photo and I was like “why are the holes in her cheese fuzzy??” 🙂 That mac ‘n cheese looks amazing. I may have to make a batch soon- it’s been too long. Hope the audition went well!

  5. James

    I came by after reading your great guest post on Eating Bird Food. Thanks for the coupon info, my birthday is next week and this restaurant has been on my list so it’s such perfect timing!! Thanks!

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