Friday, July 13, 2007


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: KRAMP
(but hopefully not cramps)/


Well, I haven't posted since the end of May...and here we are on July the 13th. Friiiiiiiiiday the thiiiiiiirteeeeeenth. Oooooooooh. Woooooooo. Wheeeeeeee. Waaaaaaaaa.

Wow.

Sorry.

I have so much news that it has stopped me from blogging. It's kind of similar to my telephonophobia. (I just made up that word.) You know when you don't talk to someone for six months and then they call you and you see their name on your phone and you panic and you don't answer it because if you do answer it you'll have to talk for six full hours in order to share all the information you've missed out on, and even though you really really like them and maybe even think they're a little bit awesome and possibly even hot, you still don't answer it because six hours is a big commitment, especially considering the fact that you're afraid of commitment and can't even stay in one city for longer than four years? THAT'S how I feel. Know what I mean? Guys? Hello? Maybe I should go back to making random noises.

Gaaaaaa. Bleeeeeee. Wazawaaaaaappppaaaa. Friiiiiiiday the thiiiiiiirteeeeeenth. Spooooookyyyyyyy.

So here's a summary of what's been happening, so I can avoid writing the longest post of all time:

-I did another episode of Stargate, with more action (like action action, not like hot sex action) than the first one and with a fantastic cast that could, possibly, potentially include someone who was on DESPERATE FRICKIN' HOUSEWIVES, my third favorite show ever (after Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars, or Veronica Mars and Battlestar Galactica, depending on when you ask me and on how much I've had to drink.)
-I moved to glorious Vancouver! I'm here! I live here now (sort of. Until October at least.) I am so committed to being here that I bought a bathing suit to wear on the beach. Now THAT'S commitment. The bathing suit is about as revealing as a baggy wet suit, but it makes me happy.
-I found out that Humans Anonymous is definitely going to be produced in New York in November, so start making travel plans now if you want to see it! I'm giving you hyper-advanced notice. It looks like I will be acting in it too, unless I am just too poor to hack living in New York as a penniless actor for six weeks.
-I developed an impressive addiction to dirty martinis, which I believe are martinis with extra olive brine in them, but which my friend claims are martinis with a dash of whiskey in them. Thoughts? Opinions? (I know I'm right, but I always like to have proof.)
-I have a new living situation, which I will call KRAMP. That's almost as good as PHARK, I'd say. My new roommate (P) and I are having a blast living in Kitsilano. It is beautiful and beachy and mountain-y and for some reason there are Smartcars and tiny dogs everywhere. The cats are in heaven. (Not dead -- just really happy here.) Rufus has definitely lost a little weight and Martha has escaped twice into the outside world (and then shot right back in because she is afraid of birds. And plants, it would seem.)

Okay. That's all I can think of for now.

KRAMPily,

Kate

46 Comments:

Blogger crownglass39 said...

Good to see you again! I'm glad to hear Rufus did well with the move.

Kitties tend to be not so fond of change.

I've not had many martinis, dirty or otherwise, but am currently addicted to mojitos. There's a Cuban restaurant near where I take pole class that has the BEST mojitos served by a very nice man with very ...complimentary pants. My husband never wants to go with me so I just go enjoy a drink and the scenery when I can.
(But never before class because alcohol and pole inverts are a VERY BAD IDEA.)

Sorry to ramble. I'm bored. Can you tell?

9:28 PM  
Blogger Rike said...

Congrats on getting Humans Anonymous on stage. I'd love to see it and you on stage, but since I'm blowing my travelling money on going to Chicago and Oregon next month, it won't be this time.

And another SGA episode with you. Yay! I can't wait to watch McKay and Mrs. Miller together with my Oregon friend.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to read about your current news, but especially happy to hear that you'll be returning to NY in the fall with your play. I enjoyed it tremendously when you did the reading, and I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

c.a.

9:56 PM  
Blogger KirFect said...

I thought for the longest time that you might have fell off the planet. I am glad you decided to up date us but not for six hours. Shhhh the phone is ringing...

:: hides::

Congrats on the play making to the stage.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Kait said...

Super excited about the play--there's nothing quite like theatre in New York. There's something about it that's just... special.

Also, I tend to have the opposite problem with blogging. I keep blogging through all my big news, leave tantalizing hints to what's going on and then forgetting to ever post about it. Whoops. One day I'll post that Company review... I swear...

10:35 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

*pencils you in for November*
Awesome :D

10:36 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I have so much news that it has stopped me from blogging. It's kind of similar to my telephonophobia.

I know exactly what you're talking about. I was keeping a travel/photo blog while studying abroad in Scotland, and it was going really well. I'd post pics and funny commentary and everyone would love it. And then I came back from spring break with 768+MB of photographs and it was so overwhelming that I stopped blogging.

I'll look forward to seeing you on SGA.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Cindee said...

Sounds like you have been busy. Dirty Martini...hmm...that sounds so....well, dirty. I'd love to see your play in New York, but I'll be in Las Vegas with Lady Luck! At least I hope so. anyway good luck or, break a leg(that's what we're suppose to say right?)

12:30 AM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

I'm glad to hear that you and your cats are happing there. :) I too recently moved with 3 cats from Oklahoma to Arizona. They made it just fine and are adapting fairly well to the change.

You did manage to update us about your past couple of months in a pretty short blog so I'm quite impressed.

I would love to come see your play in New York in November, but alas I will still be at basic training during that time. Perhaps one of these years I'll make it to a play of yours.

I can't wait to see the next SGA ep with you in it. It may be well after it airs, but as long as I do see it eventually I'll be happy. :D

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Masterchica said...

You write every thousand years but is worth it I love your post, a little advice: do like Neil Gaimann and write a lot a bout little stuff like what shows do you watch (Im a VM fan too!!) the stuff Ruffus does, what do you thing abouth... the wheather, squirrels, etc.

"No hay nada como tomar nota de los pequeños placeres de cada día"

4:54 AM  
Blogger Becky S said...

Hiya Kate! Read your blog just as I was heading out the dooor to work last night and couldn't comment at the time. Glad you are having a great summer so far and wonderful news about Humans Anonymous! You'll have to keep us updated with the details when you can.

Martinis..can't say I've ever had a real one. By that I mea one of my cousins made one for me once (or what he thought was a martini) and it was pretty...well...awful. However, I love mixed drinks (when I do have anything to drink) so I really should try a good martini.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I traded in dirty martinis for cosmopolitans and jagerbombs - im still not sure i made the right choice!

will def be coming to see you in NY!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Adm.Polli said...

It's incomprehensible - IT LIVES...WOW, I'm so facilitated.
Oh, did I really say IT? I'm so sorry! Naturally "SHE lives"! Such a mistake is inexcusable with such a beautiful woman. Enough sucked up to you!

Friiiiiday the thiiiirteenth in Germany, too. And nothings happens. I'm so glad. :o)
Telephonophobia... oh, come off it. You have my number and I notice nothing of it. I don't hear it ringing... silence... ALARMING CALM.

Dirty Martini, I have never drunk one.(Martini Bianco...yes) Would you like to invite me on a Martini? (damn, I don't like olives)
In "Frasier" Niles and Frasier drunk sherry:
"Sherry, Kate?" :o)
Or maybe 16 years old scottish wiskey?

Perhaps some pictures of your new KRAMP-something-living-situation?

Okay...enough:
I have to fetch my (little, 18 years old) sister from the railway station (BTW: 30 degree Centigrade - 2 days ago 15 degree Centigrade: global warming at its best!)

Dear greetings from Germany

Stefan

PS: 13th Post - destiny ;o)

10:29 AM  
Blogger Layne Sheppard said...

Vancouver, cool! I've visited only 3 times, and love Kits. Used to go to the Urban Well, but I hear it's closed down. :-( They had some great stand up comedy.

Congrats on your play in NY. And I can't wait to see your SGA episode.

1:25 PM  
Blogger vorador said...

Welcome "back" Kate!

Glad to see your having a good time in Vancouver and congrats on your play going to New York.

I'm sorry, but I don't know much about Martini's so I can't help you there :p
And I'm looking forward to see you again in Atlantis! AT LAST!!!

Bye :)

2:06 PM  
Blogger omgwtfcori said...

Yay, cannot wait to ses you on SGA again! Can you give us any more information what the episode is about? Other than there's no sex action just action action?

And, now that you are living in Vancouver. Can you give me any informations about interesting places to visit? I'm going there in August and I have noo idea where to start!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Quantaqua said...

If it has alcohol in it, I will drink it, dirty or not :P

2:48 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

nice to hear from you again, glad the move went ok and crongrats on Humans Anonymous.

I've had to give up alcohol for the time being...well until the doc says otherwise....ho, hum

On a plus note I've just finished my degree and cunningly managed to pay off my student loan in one lump some all £16,000 of it....I was tempted to use it for travelling but common sense won through in the end, worse luck.

Enough rambling from me, keep us up to date.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Sophia said...

Yep! You're right - you can now gloat and rub it in. Dirty martinis have the brine from the olives in it. It's the martini for olive lovers.

(ingredient list from allrecipes.com)
* 6 fluid ounces vodka
* 1 dash dry vermouth
* 1 fluid ounce brine from olive jar
* 4 stuffed green olives

8:41 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

As a fellow addict-ie of Dirty Martini's I can assure that they are indeed Martini's with extra Olive juice in them. Personally I like dirty gin martini's but my friend always seems to get them with Vodka.

You may also want to try a Caribbean martini, those are rather tasty too. those you may not want to have too many of them because they have both Vanilla Vodka and Malibu.

9:36 PM  
Blogger watcher652 said...

Congratulations on getting Human Anonymous a 6 week run in NYC! Will you be expanding on the show from the one we saw in NYC before? I know that one wasn't done as a full out play but I was wondering if you were going to add more to what we saw.

I've been plugging A Dog's Breakfast this weekend. Paul McGillion is at a convention I'm attending and I've flyered the convention with Mars' sweet face.

Aaron Douglas is also here. What are your feelings about the Battlestar Galactica Chief?

Looking forward to seeing you in November!

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

Welcome back!

Glad to hear the move and all went well.

12:03 AM  
Blogger catslyn said...

Kate,
OMG! You're alive. I was beginning to fear otherwise. Of course, I once failed to update my LJ for a year so... you win. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Also, reading your blog clued me onto David's blog and your mum's (the squirrel story is hilarious and your brother is an evil child). Any chance you'll ever appear in anything in California?

Oh, and when my friend Ron makes dirty martinis he puts olive brine in them.

Finally, I'm dying to see Miller's Crossing as I love watching you and David work together.

Take Care,
Lori

4:33 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Apparently when I put a note up on Yahoo Groups inquiring as to the state of your well-being it means that you're in the process of updating your blog. Freaky psychic connection there.

Congrats on the move! I hope you enjoy your time in Vancouver and actually stay for a stretch of time. You'll eventually get to the point where you're ready to stop. And if not? You get to see the world!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Francy said...

Wow, good to read you again!
Congats on Humans Anonymous, and LUCKY! for living in Kits.
Great to hear that Rufus and Martha are enjoying life in Vancouver, I was a bit worried about how they'd react to change when I read your last post. Then again... who wouldn't like it in Vancouver?
YES! Another episode with Mrs. Miller! YAY!!
Have fun!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous aurelie said...

hye i'm french first time que je visite your blog...
i know i don't speak english great
but i love stargate atlantis and your brother david hewlett
do you do give a kiss a your brother please je l'adore il est trop funny aie yayaaaa kiss

1:36 PM  
Anonymous aurelie said...

hello it's me again aurelie i give my address on my blog on david hewlett
can you give this address a your brother for that see please
PS:my address email is aurelieloveserie@hotmail.fr
THANK YOU FOR THE SERVICE
BISOUS

2:00 PM  
Blogger Susan the Tartan Turtle said...

My two cats are Frankie and Princess Merlin - they are also indoor cats.

Frankie found the route to the outside world once, took one look at the rain (Scotland!) and came running back in. They are not very brave!

I hope that they go and visit cousin Mars and 'play' with him!
:-)

3:07 PM  
Blogger PLoker said...

Finally my constant daily checking of you blog was not invain.

Ok I didn't check everyday but pretty close.

Glad to have you back :)

My 2 cats also will not touch one paw outside the door, when I take them to the vet they start howling a really weird noise in protest when we take them in the car.

So you've moved to beautiful Vancover. Toronto is already not the same without you!! Have you gotton the chance together with David and hang out, outside of work??

4:24 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

WHOO HOO New York is getting some love. When you have info as to where it will be and where we can get tickets (moving to Long Isalnd will finally pay off!) post away!

And congrats on making the move safely. Enjoy Vancouver!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Love martinis. And yes, dirty martinis are made with a dash of the olive brine added to the mix of gin and vermouth. Yummy. (I like mine with an extra olive anyway!)

Enjoy Vancouver, and where did you buy the bathing suit? I've been looking for a "baggy wet suit" model myself. *grin*

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Elyse said...

Glad to hear the move went and that the kitties have done okay. As someone else said, they don't particularly like to move (as long as you bring along familiar items it helps).

Never heard of a dirty martini, but guess now I have. In fact, have never had one.

Great news on the play. I may actually be able to see it!

Can't wait to see you again in SGA in "Miller's Crossing." I just love the sibling banter between Jeanie and Rodney :)

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Stargate. Wohoo! \o/

Best news I've heard all day. Still stalk.. I mean, occasionally refreshing your blog, from the first time.

7:45 PM  
Blogger BethyNYC said...

Fantastic! Definitely looking forward to it, and I will be there! I'll pimp it out as well, and hopefully it will be a nice fun run!

Off-Broadway? Off-Off? Any idea which company, etc?

8:20 PM  
Blogger PG15 said...

Welcome to Vancouver, almost permanently!! I think you'll find everything very nice, especially the weather, which is actually pretty sweet these last few days, if not incessantly hot for us Vancouverites.

Now, the reason you see so many Smartcars and tiny dogs everywhere you go is because Kitsilano (or "Kitz") is the Yuppy capital of the Lower Mainland. I try to avoid those people because they seem to be hooked on round-abouts; you know, those circular gardens in the middle of intersections? Major waste of time and gas there. Horrible.

Anyway...welcome!

8:49 PM  
Blogger ames said...

You're kind of nuts, but in the fun way. Glad to see a new post, and especially glad to read that Jeannie will be tormenting her brother yet again. Total win.

I've always had dirty martinis with olive juice, so in my world, you are completely right.

Enjoy the new living spaces and people and whatnot!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Hi there Kate. Long time no hear from. Have not heard from you in awhile. Glad things are going well. Yea you are in another Atlantis episode. Have fun in Vancouver. Don't forget us poor folks here in Toronto.

Hugs

Fran

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats- Hope things are well with you on the West Coast( lucky you I really miss Victoria- especially in Winter.) Would love to see you in New York- closer than Toronto, When and Where? Real Life can get in the way
Take care
Warm Fuzzies
Peace
Wear Red On Fridays_ support the TROOPS!!!
Dianne In Nova Scotia

2:06 PM  
Blogger Red Phoniex said...

wow! It has been a while ;) Can't wait for Miller's Crossing!!!! Can't wait for S4 full stop^^

Totally get the phone thing, i do it when i finally log into MSN or yahoo messager after month away, see someones online and know i'll have to chat for hours, then make something up to get away when i just want to go to bed. speaking of bed...opps...23:43.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Heee! I hope you enjoyed the bathing suit this past week... as a 25-year resident of Washington state, I feel the need to inform you that generally one week of bathing suit use a year is about all you can get from the weather out here. Enjoy it while it lasts! ;)

12:22 AM  
Blogger Spacegirlnz said...

*pounces* You're not allowed to leave again! Well, not without notice and preparation.

I wish I could live in Vancouver. My best friend and I have dubbed it "The Emerald City" =D

Will you give us a hint of the DH actor? Pwease *puppy dog eyes*

We have a kitten in my flat now! Her name is Schrodinger. She had a cone on for a while... seeee

I would so come see your play! But I'll have uni... and no money =)

*hugs tightly*
Emma

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vous lisez tous les commentaires?
Comment c'est de tourné avec son frere???
Et vous jouez la soeur de Rodney, est ce que c'est plus facil pour vous vu que david est votre frere??

12:23 PM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

My userpic is of my cat Whisper when she was only a few days old. :)

12:32 AM  
Blogger Wolfen said...

Hello! First time here, but I see a fantastic sense of humour runs in the Hewlett family! :D (Which means I shouldn't be reading this, actually, because, well, a recent hysterectomy + laughter = OW!!!)

Aaaaaanywho, I loved your work in "McKay and Mrs Miller" and A Dog's Breakfast, and I look forward to "Miller's Crossing". I was wondering if you would be interested in doing an EMAIL interview with me for Sequential Tart. Okay, technically we're a webzine dedicated to giving women a stronger voice in the comic book industry, but *I* write mostly for our "Culture Vultures" section, which focuses on non-comic entertainment (movies, TV, books, music, fashion, etc) that we think would be of interest to our readers. I've inteviewed Joe Mallozzi, if that gives me any clout ;) (You're brother, though, has chosen to ignore me, so I'll understand if you do too, no hard feelings! And I promise I will never ask you to get your brother to do an interview with me -- he's him and you're you, and I'm here because *you* caught my attention. :))

Soooo, if I haven't frightened you off and you're interested in doing an interview, email me at wolfen@sequentialtart.com

Whether you do or don't, I wish you all the best with your career!

~Stacy Hausl, AKA Wolfen Moondaughter (Call me Wolfie!)

12:57 PM  
Blogger Madalyn said...

(Private - the e-mail on your Offical site didn't work)

Hello Ms. Kate,

I was in the audience for your performance of Human Anonymous for
last Friday Night's performance. I was in the front row. I was going to leave you a note after the show but then thought that you might think I was a stalker or something so chickened out.

I really enjoyed the play and it got it's message across in a very
fun and poignant way. I loved your monologue about death. Since I have always been surrounded by animals (cats for the most part) I totally agreed if Heaven doesn't welcome pets it's not a place for me. In fact I would love to use that part as a short audition monologue if you
could send me a copy and give me permission to do so.

If you haven't figured out yet I am an actress myself and I live and
chase my career here in New York City. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1779483/

Also, knowing that playwrights are always looking for venues for new material I invite you to check out a play reading series here in New York called Cold Cuts that reads new plays in front of a live audience. They are part of Ten Grand Productions - www.tengrand.org. This is
a group that I work with often and I often read with. You can send to them directly (submission info is on the webpage) or if you would like I would be happy to pass on your submission with my recommendation.

Anyway, again thank you for a lovely night of theater and the next time you are in town if you have the time I would love to meet you for a cup of coffee and a chat.

Best,

Madalyn McKay


Web Page: www.madalynmckay.com
Trailer for Taffy Was Born.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud8_qaYGhtU

3:42 PM  
OpenID sleepyheathen said...

I know this is late to comment on this particular entry, but I had to let you know that you're a little late to the word invention party – in my family 'telephonophobia' has been a word for as long as I can remember, as we all suffer its effects. I've only just discovered you blog, but considering that I just discovered Stargate in May, I think that I'm catching up fairly well in all things fanish and obsessive.
I also wanted to say that you and David strike me as having a relationship rather like the one my brother and I have, which is refreshing and lovely to see.
Now I'm off to check out the rest of the blog.

12:35 PM  

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