Last Olympics Post - I Promise!
Hey Guys! I know, I know, the Olympics are over and I gotta move on. Don't worry, I have, but I saw this amazing video the other day and I just had to share it with you all. Make sure to have the volume on or you won't get the joke!
I wish I could take credit for this genius piece of filmmaking, but alas I did not make it. All credit goes to the people at Ghost Cow Films and College Humor, and of course the amazing figure skater Jason Brown for starring (albeit unwillingly) in this film. This Riverdance routine was amazing by the way, you should check it out fart-free! Anyway, I'm heading out of town for the weekend tomorrow but I just wanted to leave you all this gift before I left. I think whenever I'm feeling blue I'm going to watch this video and I'm sure my mood will turn right around! Have a great weekend!
Hey Everyone! Well, the Olympics are over and I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do with myself tonight. I'm an Olympics superfan and I watched every single night of competition. Basically I had no social life for the past two weeks, but hey, this only comes along once every two years (counting summer Olympics too of course) so I'm willing to sacrifice. But I gotta admit that I think I got my fill of Olympic competition for a while, and I know this because I had an Olympic dream last night! It was sort of a nightmare actually, and because I'm a visual person I spent a little time today putting together a couple photos to demonstrate what happened in my dream.
First I was ice skating, which as I mentioned in a previous post (seen here: http://www.applesthemule.com/1/category/figure%20skating/1.html) I do quite well so that wasn't nightmarish. I was just skating around an empty rink by myself, but next thing I knew I was part of a pair and my partner picked me up and threw me across the ice like one of those scary throws they do.
I must have been ten feet in the air, it was terrifying! It felt like I was up there forever, hurtling towards an inevitable painful impact on the ice, when all of a sudden I landed on Olympic Slalom Gold Medalist Ted Ligety's back, who was right in the middle of a run down one of those steep, icy mountains.
He's obviously a great skier and I trusted him to get me down that mountain but we were going so fast I couldn't help but be afraid there too. We were picking up speed and the slalom gates were coming at us faster and faster when I felt something grab my hoof. I looked up and saw none other than the mascot of the Olympics, the Sochi Bear. It was he who had saved me and we were in the middle of the Olympic Stadium. It was packed with people from all over the world and they were cheering for us.
I looked around and took it all in. It was an amazing feeling! But then I felt it slipping away and found myself awake. What a crazy ride of a dream, right? And definitely a sign that I probably OD'd on the Olympics - hahahahaha! Well, it was a good run and now I'll just be countin' down to Rio baby! Have a wonderful week everyone!
PS - Oh yeah, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!! This post is dedicated to YOU since I know how much you loved the Olympics too - hahahaha!
Apples The Mule: Swimsuit Edition
Hey Guys, how's it going? So yesterday the big Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue came out. I guess if you're a dude you probably already knew that and have probably already "read" it 10 times! Well, I actually have a little story to share about that magazine. I have quite a bit of swimsuit modeling experience so my agents decided to try and get me a meeting with the editors of the SI Swimsuit Edition in hopes that I could be the first mule model. Last fall I took a quick trip down to the Caribbean to do a photo shoot (which I couldn't blog about because it was all very hush hush - sorry loyal readers!) and then we presented the photos to the Sports Illustrated people. They loved the photos and I was in the running, but unfortunately didn't make the cut. Oh well, at least I got a free trip to a beautiful island out of it and some awesome photos for my portfolio. Speaking of which, check them out here and who knows, maybe I'll be gracing the pages of that iconic magazine next year!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hey everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful day, whether you have a valentine or not. My valentine, Mr. Aziz Ansari, is just in my dreams and on this card as of now, but hey, maybe someday I can make this dream a reality. I mean, we look so fab together, don't you agree? Have a great weekend everyone, catch up with you soon!
Waiting For Patrick & Ian
Hey Everyone, I had the most exciting thing happen yesterday! I got to go see the Broadway play "Waiting For Godot," starring Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan. It is always a thrill to get to see two masters "do their thing," but I was particularly excited to see these guys after a series of tourist photos they took were all over the web late last year. Here is a link to those photos, I guarantee it will brighten your day! http://www.wnyc.org/story/patrick-stewart-and-ian-mckellen-are-having-most-fun-new-york-city/
The play was absolutely brilliant and hilarious and Mr. Stewart and Mr. McKellan were such a joy to watch on stage. I decided to wait after the show so I could get their autographs, but I ended up getting something even better:
They were so incredibly nice and took the time to sign autographs for every single person, and took plenty of pictures too. When I asked if they might be so kind as to take a photo with me Mr. Stewart said "why certainly!" and scooped me up in his arms. How many people can say that they have been picked up by Captain Picard? Probably not too many! Well, I hope you all have a great week! I know I will - I'm still on Cloud 9!
Are you excited for the Sochi Games to start? You bet I am! I'm an Olympic fanatic - summer, winter, it's all good! I know there has been some bad press about Sochi's preparation but I'm sure everything will come together and it will be a fabulous Olympics. I posted a photo of me figure skating a few weeks ago and now I'd like to share another photo of me participating in a winter sport:
I know I'm outfitted like a real pro here but I was actually around 12 years old, trying skiing for the first time. This might be the only time I was upright that day - it's harder than it looks! I still ski from time to time but I'm no pro. I can't wait to watch the pros though, starting tomorrow night - GO TEAM USA!!!
Waiting For Guffman
Hey Everybody! Boy that Superbowl was something else, right? I wanted the Seahawks to win and everything, but jeez, it was like the Broncos didn't even show up! And that Broncos kicker in particular didn't seem to have a lot of juice, maybe they should have called me - hahahaha!
As an performer I always like to freshen up my material, so I'm constantly learning new songs and monologues. Today I want to share the new monologue I'm working on, which is from one of my favorite movies, "Waiting For Guffman." If you haven't seen this movie I highly suggest you run and get it right now! It's so hilarious and everyone in it is a comedic genius, but I particularly love Parker Posey. She's so unique and funny in every film she's in, but what she does in "Waiting For Guffman" is on a whole other level! This monologue doesn't appear in the film itself, but if you get the DVD you'll see it in the extra scenes, it's Parker's character's audition to be in the show. Anyway, here's my rendition, hope you enjoy!