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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 :)

  • http://www.twobooswhoeat.com Amanda

    I loved watching the clip of you! How fun!

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

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

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

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com KeepItSweet

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

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    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.

  • http://stayingbusyveggingout.blogspot.com/ Maria

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

  • http://thewannabechef.net Evan Thomas

    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.

  • elise

    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).

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

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

  • http://biz319.wordpress.com biz319

    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!

  • http://www.lesouefsbrouilles.blogspot.com annie

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

  • http://www.beingchelsea.com Chelsea

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

  • http://edenseats.wordpress.com Eden

    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.

  • http://superduperfantastic.net/ suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]

    So very cool! Loved seeing the clip.

  • http://chezjulie.wordpress.com ChezJulie

    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.

  • http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com Erica

    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

  • http://RoseRunner.blogspot.com RoseRunner

    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…

  • http://RoseRunner.blogspot.com RoseRunner

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

  • http://theeclecticlife.wordpress.com theEclecticLife

    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.

  • Kate

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

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Loved seeing the clip!!!

  • http://HowIBoilWater.wordpress.com serena

    oh geez. babies? you still look the same.

  • http://girlspinsmadlyon.blogspot.com Rose

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

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

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