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February 19, 2011

in acting, movies, sandwich

Ran into a blast from the past at an audition yesterday – actress Elizabeth Hendrickson, who I worked with back in 2003 on All My Children. This clip was frighteningly easy to find online:

Ha! We were such babies!

Despite the fact that being on a soap opera 8 years ago started my whole dieting/eating disorder roller coaster, I remember that period with a lot of fondness, like sitting alongside Susan Lucci and Amanda Seyfried in the makeup chairs…definitely the longest acting job I’ve ever held!

For dinner I had the other half of my meatball sandwich from All About the Bread

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Used the spicy marinara sauce to flavor some steamed broccoli

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Am LOVING this last episode of Top Chef – Target and Sesame Street?!? Two of my favorite things!!!

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So much fun to watch Cookie Monster while splitting the last two Momofuku treats

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These babies tasted like uber buttery, sugary muffins!!!

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C.M. = Cookie Muffin/Cookie Monster = someone should have made these for the challenge

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We didn’t have time to finish the episode (no spoiler alerts in the comments please!!!) because we had plans to see Cedar Rapids.

Arclight now has a cool App where you can just use your phone for tickets (FYI the scanning didn’t work)

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A special treat – director Miguel Arteta was there

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We’ve actually seen him talk before – back in 1997, after his first film, “Star Maps.” We went to the same school and he showed it there; it was one of my first Q&A’s ever – and one of my first dates with Abe, too…

From Wesleyan to Pine Valley University; I got to go back to college twice last night :)

{ 24 comments }

1 Amanda February 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

I loved watching the clip of you! How fun!

I need to catch up on Top Chef. I am officially obsessed with that show.

2 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

I haven’t seen any of this season of Top Chef and I feel a little lost trying to pick it up now.

3 KeepItSweet February 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

You were so young there! I love Momofuko desserts, those cookies look really delicious.

4 Lauren February 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

Ah, this is soo cool Lynn. I had no idea you were in All My Children. Love seeing this clip of you! Thanks for sharing.

5 Maria February 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

Those cookies look super yummy. I’ve been thinking of making their crack pie.

6 Evan Thomas February 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

I think it’s SO awesome you were on All My Children. I never thought soap operas were legit until I became obsessed with Days. 7 years and strong.

7 elise February 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

that clip was AWESOME! haha. you remind me of katie holmes circa dawson’s creek days.
im so bummed angelo went home. blais better win it all (or carla).

8 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Yes some people do call me “the Asian Katie Holmes”

9 biz319 February 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Ha – loved seeing that clip Lynn! I used to watch All My Children back in college – um, maybe 25 years ago now?! God I’m old!

Have a great weekend!

10 annie February 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

that was fun seeing you in action!! i loved it!

11 Chelsea February 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I think you look exactly the same :) Only you look happier now :)

12 Eden February 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Omg, Liz used to be roommates with a really good friend of mine! Small world! And I actually worked on a small indie movie with amanda way back when I was sixteen!
And my goodness I loved that to chef episode! Cookie monster cracked me up when he didnt think one of the contestedtants made a cookie.

13 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] February 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

So very cool! Loved seeing the clip.

14 ChezJulie February 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Oh, Lynn, you with your plots and schemes! LOL!

I think it is a great achievement when you are able to look back at a time that was partly unhappy, and enjoy good memories of the happy parts.

15 Erica February 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I had no idea you were on All My Children! How cool! Loved the clip :) And that meatball sandwich looks totally delicious. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend

16 RoseRunner February 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Omygosh, the Asian Katie Holmes… that is ridiculous. And hilarious. You look exactly the same to me, just with cute outdated clothing.

Ms. Hendrickson looks familiar to me… I wonder if it’s from other films/shows, or because of the fact that my mom always watched that soap opera while I was growing up…

17 RoseRunner February 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

**you look exactly the same as current you, not exactly the same as Katie Holmes. just wanted to clear that up ;)

18 theEclecticLife February 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

That is so cool that you ran into an old acting buddy! I love seeing people who make you reminisce of what your life used to look like before. What’s ridiculous is how little you’ve aged since that clip from 8 years ago. Whatever your secret it (maybe it’s just being Asian?) it’s working.

19 Kate February 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Is that Tawney Cypress? I know of her from Heroes!

20 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm
21 Andrea@WellnessNotes February 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Loved seeing the clip!!!

22 serena February 20, 2011 at 3:28 am

oh geez. babies? you still look the same.

23 Rose February 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

ah love the clip! and how rad was the blueberry and cream cookie? i was blown away.

24 lowandbhold February 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

How was Cedar Rapids? I have free passes to see it Thursday, looking forward to it.

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