Monday, October 31, 2016

What I Know About Blogging

Since I started this blog, I've learned a bit about blogging-for-profit.

First, you need to own a domain name. I did for a year. I didn't keep it. I might regret that later...

Second, you need to treat it like a job. I never have. I know the work your favourite mommy blogger puts into making her life look serene, linen fresh, and spit-up free. I appreciate the shit outta that, but my life is more about transferring the clean clothes from the floor to the bed depending on which one I'm using right at the moment.

Third, you have to be consistent. Well folks, the only thing I'm consistent about is checking my Facebook feed.

I'm just not willing to do any of those things. But I do miss the days (probably hit my peak in 2012) when I was sharing my voice a little more often.

So what does that mean?

We'll see.

xo Nicole.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Obvious Gifts for Girls

Besides the obvious like diamonds, luxury sports cars, and ponies there are a few things I believe nearly every girl and girly person in your life will probably appreciate:


  1. Teaspoons.  Girls use spoons a lot. How are we supposed to enjoy our probiotic yogurt cups without them? And there's something coy about a good teaspoon. You'll notice that most female households are running short on them. 
  2. Throw blankets.  I'm not talking about a giant wolf blanket you picked up that guy selling them out the back of his truck on the highway. (Although those blankets do have their appeal...) I'm talking a cosy little number probably from Ikea that feels like the pelt of a baby seal sans guilt. We can get chilly watching The Bachelor and since you don't want to watch it with us a throw blanket is a perfect substitution for human contact.
  3. Bath products.  Nothing says "I love you and know you" more than a random wicker basket from Costco filled with sub-par bath products.
  4. Candles.  Bitches love candles.
  5. Calcium chews.  Instant panty-dropper. It says that you care about us avoiding osteoporosis when we're older which means you care about how we age which means you want to spend the rest of your life with us which means, WAIT, IS THIS AN ENGAGEMENT CALCIUM CHEW?! Mom! I'm getting married!!!
  6. Tampons.  It shows real bravery to walk into a drugstore and buy some pre-formed bullet of cotton we can ride the crimson wave on.
  7. Bagels.  Carbohydrates equal commitment.
  8. Hair ties and bobby pins.  Everyone knows that they're one-time use. That's why we keep "losing them".
  9. Signed, notarized contract promising to never wear Axe body spray or any of their other products.  Obvious reasons.
  10. Salad.  Have you ever seen a picture of a woman eating a salad? Shouldn't your girl be that happy?

You're welcome.

Love,
Nicole.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Saturday, January 10, 2015

"The Talk"

No, this is not a daytime talk show with Ozzy's wife. This video is a compilation of parents discussing "where babies come from" with their kids. The reactions range from astonishment to disgust. The parents don't have it easy either. One parent tries to make a connection between his pants pocket and a vagina. Sex doesn't have to be serious, but it is seriously awesome that these parents are taking the (uncomfortable) time to talk to their kids. Brave stuff.

Did you parents have "the talk" with you? How'd it go?



Your girl,

Nicole.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thick Skin.

Going into a weird, rough, completely outside my spectrum of experience week. I promised myself I'd say "yes" to everything. And now I'm doing a hundred things. Responsible to a cast, crew, director, writers, designers, and countless others. I'm fucking terrified. And beyond excited.

I'm at my best when I'm busy.

This is a brand new project that my department has never attempted. The only expectations we have are those we place on the project. I expect to learn a lot.

I'm tougher than I thought.

Film is fun.

The internet is an abundant resource and I'm so thankful to be in this particular age of creativity and technology. We have so much new technology that makes making films easier than ever. "If you want to, there's no excuse not to be making films yourself."

Here we go...


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CLAIRE DANES: Your character, Hannah, is fumbling and struggling and terrified to really commit to her work, even though she is obviously very gifted. It's like she has a confidence that she's not even aware of.

LENA DUNHAM: It's sort of like the naivety of youth. It's interesting how we often can't see the ways in which we are being strong—like, you can't be aware of what you're doing that's tough and brave at the time that you're doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you'd be scared.

From Interview.

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Your girl, 
Nicole.