Julie O'Malley's Blog (11)

Asking for help

Dear friends - One of my colleagues lost his 2-month old daughter this week. I am trying to raise some money to help his family with the burden of her medical bills and funeral costs.



If you can donate - even $5 would help, please click here:…
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Added by Julie O'Malley on January 13, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Not the Same Old Lang Syne

One of my colleagues brought in a gigantic, freshly cut tree for the office lobby yesterday. It smells wonderful.



It made me very sad.



For the first time since my father died in 1991, I won't be spending Christmas with my mom. She's 82 years old.



But this year has not been kind. I'm frankly broke; between the games my banks have been playing with interest rates (despite the fact that I've never been so much as a day late on a single payment --… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on December 9, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

STILL house hunting in Los Angeles...I've expanded my search radius

I figured that since, after all, I do drive a Smart car... a little commute to and from work wouldn't be all bad.

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Seeking spacious, bright, airy HOUSE with 2-car garage for rent in quiet neighborhood. I have a cat (lazy) and a 6' grand piano that needs extra living room space (the piano, not the cat). I LOVE older houses and Craftsman-type houses, so if yours was built in the 1920's you have my… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on August 2, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

House Hunting in Los Angeles

Seeking large, bright, airy house with 2-car garage for rent in quiet neighborhood. I have a cat (lazy) and a 6' grand piano that needs extra living room space. LOVE older houses and Craftsman-type houses, so if yours was built in the 1920's you have my attention!



Need 2 or more bedrooms -- mostly because anything smaller won't fit the piano and I need one room for a home office. I prefer hardwood floors. Seriously hoping for central air-conditioning (I've had window units for years… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on July 25, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

12 of 12 - June 2009

Ok, I’ve never done this before, but many of my friends have. The “12 of 12” project is a fun essay (see link) whereas on the 12th day of the month, you take 12 candid snapshots of whatever is in your life that day. Here’s mine for June of 2009.

Click HERE for my 12 photos

Added by Julie O'Malley on June 12, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning

This is the time of year I go through my garage and closets and sort through the accumulation of the past year. I'm brutal. Things I haven't used or no longer fit are donated to charity. Sometimes I have a garage sale. I'm left with a more streamlined, tidy existence (at least for a while), and maybe a little extra cash.



Cleaning out my head is harder. I have quite an accumulation in there this year. Clearing space for new ideas and finding new ways to approach old issues is always a… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on May 25, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Smart Top Ten

Ok... I've had Maxwell for over a year, and these past months had given me some insight as to why it's better to have a Smart (as opposed to other cars)



My top ten list (in no particular order):



10) Parking...Yesterday I pulled smoothly into a space a Mini Cooper passed up.



9) Gas mileage... I've had it for over a year, have driven over 10,650 miles, and I just filled the tank for the 30th time. Heh.



8) Great way to meet people... I… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on May 17, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Fliegen: September 1990 - April 28, 2009



Little Fliegen passed away at 10:22am on Tuesday, April 28 while I cradled her. Although her medication had stopped her seizures, it became apparent that the brain tumour was rapidly affecting her in multiple ways and I could no longer let her suffer. She spent her last night sleeping next to me so I thankfully had a chance to say a proper goodbye. At 19 years, her little body had lived all it could - although her ears stayed perky right up until the end.



I wanted to… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on May 1, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fliegen

I am sad to report that my little pup, Fleigen the wonder-dog, all of 19 amazing years, is approaching the end of her road.



She has been suffering from occasional seizures which have suddenly increased as of Thursday night. Although my vet has prescribed anti-seizure meds, they are continuing and are starting to have longer lasting effects. We are waiting on blood tests to rule out any pathogens that could theoretically be the cause, although that is considered to be a longshot. The… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on April 26, 2009 at 1:15am — No Comments

To my friends

One of my colleagues at work died at the office today. He was diabetic but in very good shape. The paramedics said it looked like a stroke, which has shocked us all.



It made me remember again how precious life and friendships are, and just how fragile we all are.



I have never met most of you, but I want you to know that you have all become very important people to me. I care about you and I care about what happens to you, how you feel, if you're happy,… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on October 9, 2008 at 1:58am — 5 Comments

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Tuesday night, I was honored to be a part of the celebration for our industry's pioneer and champion, Don LaFontaine. I was blessed to have been able to call him friend for 19 years. He took a little 20-something kid, fresh off the boat from Colorado, and made her feel like a peer; an equal. His generosity and warmth was even bigger than his voice.



I have not enjoyed the same level of success in VO as many of his other proteges, but I have managed to carve out a very happy and… Continue

Added by Julie O'Malley on September 11, 2008 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

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