Hey ya’ll – Do you like muppets? Do you like geeky and largely inappropriate humor? Do you like comedy duos that sing folk songs about George RR Martin? Do you like watching things that are FREE? I know you have to like at least ONE of those things if you read my blog so please stay with me here.
So you know how I mentioned enjoying acting and doing silly things like that? Do you remember a certain country music video I got to be in months and months ago? It’s okay if you don’t, I forgive ya. BUT just today (or rather yesterday by the time this post goes up) I will have a new video up! Exciting! This time I got to spend a weekend down in LA working on a new show for Geek and Sundry’s youtube channel. The show is called “LearningTown” and it features a folk-singing duo I’ve come to know and love through comic-con and w00tsock. The brilliant team known as Paul & Storm. They write hilarious songs about Georges we love to hate and hate to love, as well as inappropriate Sea Shanties and sing acapella about boxing nuns. Felicia Day managed to rope the team into making a weekly series about a pair trying to save a cancelled, beloved children’s show. I think this particular series is unique to the youtube channel world because in addition to original programming content, Paul and Storm also write several original pieces of music for each episode. One word of caution: this is NOT a children’s show by any means. It’s an adult show about the behind the scenes of a children’s show…got it? If you let your kids watch and are subsequently horrified don’t blame ME.
Of course you could argue my admiration for the series stems largely from the selfish reason that I was background in several episodes and featured most prominently in episode 7 which aired Tuesday February 26th. I mean you could argue that…and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. But I also happen to like the content on the show. In fact I saved a little rant that the hands down best character, Cookie Tuesday, went off on regarding the nature of what a true princess ought to be:
A princess ought to be not quite so sexist or twee, not defined by looks or labels but by her ability to mix true gentility with unconventionality; her versatility informs her personality earning her equality and true originality but her agree-ability does not imply passivity because if called upon then she can kick an ass or two or three!
It’s cute and while the character development has been slow, I appreciate the fact that the show is following her journey of discovery of self-awesomeness. As a result I don’t feel so bad that my role was to play one of the showgirls in a fairly sexist little daydream by one of the characters haha.
Feel free to like, share, and comment about how awesome girl #7 is guys. Just saying….
Anyway the reason I’m also plugging that country music video from before is that the whole reason I got this second paid gig was because Jason Charles Miller is essentially a BAMF and thought of me when they needed girls. I don’t know what I did to earn kindness and thoughtfulness like that but I’m so happy to have gotten this opportunity. So help me show him some appreciation back and give the music video a little youtube love? Both days on set were a lot of fun and the upside to LearningTown was that my group (The Guild of Extras) was there as well for other background work. Once we finished filming the number music video I got to go play behind the scenes a bit more and I’m sure my blond mop will be in the background of a few other episodes. I’m only jealous that I missed another day when my friends got to play board games with Paul and Storm during downtime.
I made Jason some Buttermilk Pancake Oreo Cupcakes last time I was in LA and they were fairly popular. See we’d been out for breakfast and initially Jason was going to order the oreo pancakes but I think they weren’t offered as an add-on, or the kitchen was out of something, so he ended up not getting them. I’ve been chastised for not baking more when I’m down south and inspiration struck to make these as I wanted to do something nice for Jason as he’s been such a kind friend to me. When I realized the video came out today I wanted to share that recipe but since Wednesday is also National Chocolate Cake Day I’m modifying the recipe a little to be Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes. That’s probably more of a classic flavor combination anyway and less likely to confuse people when you serve them these bowl-licking goodies. Normally I’m someone who prefers cake to frosting, but since this frosting is essentially just a whipped cream with crushed oreo cookies, I have to say I could eat it with a spoon and leave the cake behind. Probably not the best message on a day celebrating Chocolate Cake…erm. Whatever. ENJOY THE COOKIES…Tuesday. Except it’s really Wednesday. Damn I just fail all over this blog.
Chocolate Butter Cake w/ Cookies and Cream Whipped Frosting
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