Monday, February 28, 2005
Hello Their My FAVORITE Sandwich Artist.
HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK?
School Was Boring And Stupid As Usual So I Wanna Hear All Bout Your Day Creating Sandwiches!
Did You Actuly Touch Meat?
Did You Eat Lunch At Subway?
Did You Give Away Stamps?
Can I Use Stamps Of Diffrent Colors?
Can You Steal Me Extra Stamps?
I Miss YOU So Much I Dont Know What Im Going To Do This Weekend With Out You!
This IS Like The First Weekend I Havent Seen You. I Will Truly Miss You...Maybee I Will Buy You A Souveneer...From My Weekend...I Miss You And Im Sorry Im Here I Dont Want You To Be Mad At Me For Leaving You. I Know You Say You Wont Miss Me But I Hope You Are Only Joking....And You Miss Mee Too.Because I Will Think About You All This Weekend And Miss You All!
I Love You All!
DONT HATE ME
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Things I Forgot At Home:
Hair Products, One For Color Stay And One For Hold.
Four Page Screen Play Assignment.
DONNIE DARKO DIRECTORS CUT.
Gawd I Wanna Die.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
I am going to start writing this column now as often as possible. The reason being is so I can talk directly to you, my fans, who have stuck by me & who continue to support me. Also, I'm not going to be as busy as my Mom. She's running behind my sister like crazy! I am also going to take some time off to enjoy life. I've actually learned to say "NO!" With this newly found freedom, its like people don't know how to act around me. Should we talk to her like we did when she was 16 or like the Icon everyone says she is? My prerogative right now is to just chill & let all of the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly be your entertainment... GOOD LUCK GIRLS!! I'm sorry that my life seemed like it was all over the place the past 2 years, it's probably because IT WAS! I understand now what they mean when they talk about child stars. Going & going & going is all I've ever known since I was 15 years old. It's amazing what advisors will push you to do, even if it means taking a naive, young, blonde girl & putting her on the cover of every magazine.
I know now that my knee gave out on me this past summer so that I would have no choice but to stop. My body was shutting down and needed rest. It's funny how the Man upstairs works. Right now, I have to go-- I really want to watch "Saved" with Mandy Moore and re-runs of "Sex and the City." I want to enjoy all of the simple things that I missed over the past few years due to working way too much.
Being married is GREAT and I can't wait to start my family! There is so much change going on right now... not only with me, but in the world, as well. So, the next time you see my face, hear one of my songs or even if I'm the topic of your next conversation, please remember that times are changing & so am I.
Love always, Stephen
P.S. I look forward to writing you all again soon. Kevin and I are finally able to take our Honeymoon!!
A new year is starting and I have so many resolutions. If only I could convince myself to stick to them!
My Christmas was wonderful and I had such a great break. I think I should rephrase myself from my previous letters when I was talking about taking a "break". What I meant was I am taking a break from being told what to do. True Masters say it's cool when you look at someone and don't know whether they are at work or play since it's all the same to them. The things I've been doing for work lately have been so much fun, because it's not like work to me anymore. I've been even more "hands on" in my management and the business side of things and I feel more in control than ever.
I just shot a cute video for "Do Something" that I co-directed. After doing about 20 videos, it gets kind of boring playing the same role, so I chose to work with a young, hungry, director Bille Woodruff. He had no ego whatsoever and the whole process was just so much fun. Oh, his dog was just adorable too.
As much fun as I had, I have to say I was a little disappointed that I still had to convince my record label that making this video was the right thing to do at this time. But, in the end, I think everything came out great. We shot the entire video in a record breaking 5 hours. I even came up with all the choreography and styled the entire shoot myself using Juicy Couture clothing.
Co-directing this video was like an experimental project for me. I feel like being behind the camera is sometimes more satisfying than being in front of it. Working on this video was my first taste into behind the scenes work which I am excited about doing more of in the near future. When a woman directs, I think it just alters the entire feel of the movie, production or play in such a positive way. Speaking of, I've been working on writing and hopefully eventually directing a musical which makes fun of the whole Hollywood scene, which is appropriately titled "Hollywood".
On a different note, I have a new dog named Lucky and I just bought her a new dresser for her room. Yes, she has a room, which she shares with Bit Bit. For Christmas, they got a baby chandelier to go in it. It's the cutest thing in the world!
I have to go now because my other dog, Lacy, has been sick for a little while and I need to go give her medicine.
Happy New Year!Love,Steve!
PS Please remember to watch Jamie Lynn's new show, Zoey 101, which debuts on Nickelodeon this month!
I'm just getting back from my honeymoon and it was absolutely breathtaking! This is the happiest I've ever been in my life. Unfortunately, we couldn't take our honeymoon right after the wedding because of the closing on our new house. We are just settling into our new home and it is coming together perfectly. I'm redecorating a lot of things because when we decide to start a family, everything in it needs to be perfecto! I love decorating; it's very therapeutic for me. I believe your house is a reflection of yourself, so I want everything in mine to be exquisite.
My new hobby is experimenting with all different types of art lessons. It's always been a passion of mine. Maybe I'll even do my sister's make-up next year for big events. Jamie Lynn is turning into such a beautiful little lady. Her new show is coming out soon and I am sooo proud of her. It's called Zoey 101 and it will be on Nickelodeon in January. DON'T MISS IT!
I haven't really thought a lot about work lately. What better time for a greatest hits album to come out? I can actually enjoy & reflect on my success at this point in my life. I may be disappointing some fans out there, but I don't think I'll do another tour for a couple of years. My priorities in life have changed. I am having fun again reading all the magazines that I enjoy (mainly because I am not on them). At this point and time, what I want is not my face on every cover, but someone else's instead. I really want to help other people achieve their dreams and possibly even develop new artists. Everything is in the very beginning stages and it feels great to just think about different opportunities that I am interested in pursuing.
The Holiday's are right around the corner and I can't wait to have my own Christmas tree in my very own house. As far as New Year's plans, I really wanted to have a huge party for all our friends and relatives who were unable to be at our wedding, due to the last minute surprise element, but I think we might have to wait until after the house is completely finished.
Well, I've got to go. My dog, Lacy, just got fixed and she's not acting like herself! I'm going to have Shabby Chic re-cover her bed and maybe that will lift her spirits!
PS ~ Regarding last week's letter: I'm not the type of person to put blame on other people, but I do feel that some things which were done for me were not always in my best interests. Looking back, I feel now that on my 4th album "less is more" should have been the way to go. As for me quitting the business for good, that is kind of harsh. As I said earlier, my priorities have changed and I am going to be focusing on three main areas of my life for the immediate future. Myself, my husband, Kevin and starting a family. When I really come back, things will be totally different. Until then, there are some things close to me that you might be interested in seeing. For one, you will be able to get a taste of my fine hubby on a few covers; Jamie Lynn has her show coming out and of course, the tabloid's weekly analysis of my "letter of truth". Hopefully, they won't be trying to decipher that one for much longer! I can't wait to read what they say this week. He He! Well, now I've really got to go!
This week is Thanksgiving, a time of year to reflect on all of our blessings and everything we are most thankful for. In that respect, I want to dedicate this letter to my mom.
It's 10pm and Kori is sound asleep. Today, for the first time I made a roast with carrots, potatoes, corn and my favorite garlic bread. It was amazing, if I do say so myself! I used my own recipe too. My feet are really starting to sink into my new home, especially the kitchen. When I was younger, the kitchen was always the room in the house where we would all end up hanging out. Cooking is kind of like motherhood. To be really good at it, you don't need instructions. You kind of just go on instinct and what feels right.
My mom was the best at everything but she wasn't a Stepford wife at all. She had her own way of doing things. Some of the women where we are from went to church every week, but also gossiped the entire time they were there. These women also worshiped their husbands in a weird way and talked to their kids as if they were a principal lecturing a student instead of a mother to her child. Living in a small town can make it so easy to just follow the mold and go along with how everyone else does things. But my mom managed to set her own course and not get corrupted into doing things like all the other women. She would go to church every week like everyone else, but she always looked sexy in her black dress and she was the one all the other women would gossip about. She would come home and put on her size 2 shorts and a bikini top to wash the car & get a tan at the same time, then come inside and manage to make the best chicken dumplings before going on a two mile run and then end the night by making the best chocolate shakes for us before we went to bed.
My mom was and still is a Supermom. She is just so much fun and I think the reason why I relate to her so well is because she's a young mom. A lot of people think you should wait till you're older to have kids. I've had a career since I was 16, have traveled around the world & back and even kissed Madonna! The only thing I haven't done so far is experience the closest thing to God and that's having a baby. I can't wait! I thought I would never say this, but I love not working so much! To be a really good mom, I feel your child needs to be your full time job. I want to raise my kids and share all of those precious moments with them and not rely on nannies. Spending time at home over the past few months, I have felt richer than I ever did working all the time. My soul feels rich and that doesn't have anything to do with money or material things. To feel content, I just need a roof over my head and to be surrounded by the people I love. That's why I'm dedicating this letter to my mom and all of the mom's out there. What would the world do without you?
Mom, thanks for being the best role model~ you rock!
Valentine's Day is around the corner and I am so grateful to have someone I love. I fall more and more in love with Kevin everyday. We've been away from each other for a week now and I think I'm losing my mind! It's the longest we've been a part from one another. He's working a lot right now and I'm so happy for him. His Details cover is coming out in a little over a week and the pictures are so hot! Stay away girls! (he he) I have such a great surprise planned for Kevin on Valentine's Day. I can't wait to see him tomorrow!
I haven't seen Kori in two weeks because I've been home in Louisiana with my mom. Hopefully Kori can come here for a visit soon because I miss her so much! I bought her the cutest dresses for Easter and to wear this summer. I love buying kids clothes.
For some reason, I can relax so much better when I'm in Kentwood. It's like food for the soul. I think when Kevin and I start a family we might build our dream home right behind my mom's. It's true; home is where the heart is. I've been having so much fun with my mom lately. We've been indulging ourselves with the simple pleasures of life. I think I may do this for a while.
I'm so excited, my dogs are stylin' and profilin' because Von Dutch just sent them the coolest little clothes! I think my dogs are so much cuter than Tinkerbell (ruff! ruff!). My mom's mad because the dogs are still having problems with their potty training. It is kind of bad because we have white carpets. They will learn soon though, I hope!
I think my momma and I are going to go see "The Wedding Date" later today. I love watching fun, girly movies. They always put me in a great mood!
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day with the one you love. But if you're single, just round up a group of your friends and grab some low-fat Blue Bell ice cream. It's the best!!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Monday, February 21, 2005
And Now I Plan On Buying More Summer/Spring Clothes! I Need Shoes (Real Ones) Shorts, Pants (jeans) And Polos And Tees! Now To Con Jonny And K Into Giving My Clothes Money! And The We SHOP SHOP SHOP!
And At The End Of The Month Im Gonna Order Tom Ford Online!
Oh Happy Days, Im So Alone But My Clothes Kan Keep Me Company Untill Death!
So Yeah Me Lonley Need Shopping!
Monday, February 14, 2005
So In The Begining When They Were Handing Out Jobs I Just Said NOTHING Technical Or Like Hands On. And I Thought I Was Art Driector/Costumes.
But Then I Found Out That Their Was No Costumes Position, So I Just Like Thought I Will Take Up What Ever Job Hasent Been Filled. So Like Then The Weeks Went On And People Continued To Miss Meetings And EveryOne Was Like What Do You Want To Do And I Said I Dont Know What Evers Left. Then Like One Day When I Didnt Know What My Job Was In Class Everyone Played Around With The Equpiment And I Was A Seudo Actor And Others Learned How To Mix Sound, And Im Like I Will NEVER Have To Know That.
Then Finaly They Are Like Stephen Is Sound Mixer. And Im Like I Have NO Idea How To Do That And Everyone Was Fine With That.
Then Today Filming I Was Like Some One Help Me And My Boomb Op Didnt Know How To Set It Up So The Ligter Had To Set It Up. The Like NOTHING Was Working And They Sent Me To Go See The Cranky Smelly Man Who Like Gives The Equipment Away. So It Tuns Out I Put The Batteires In Wrong And He Was Terrible, He Was Like So Your Telling Me You Dont Know How To Do Your Job And You Come Here So I Can Save Your Ass. He Is Like Didnt You Learn This In Class? I Said No, Because He Never Taught It To Every One Just Those Who Wanted To Learn It, And He Actuly Said We Could Go Home If We Had No Interest In Anything Being Taught. And Im Like No We Didnt Learn It, And He Is Like Then Why Did DAVE Singn Out 10 Sound Mixers? Im Like Well I Never Learned Them, And He IS Like WHY Wouldnt You Learn How To Do Your Job, And Them Im Just LIke Because I Didnt Have The Job Before The Lession....And He Just Ignored Me.
SO Then It Didnt Work Again, And We Went Back And He Re Ajusted The Settings, And I Think They Were Worng When He Set Them The First Time.
So Then The Equipment Still Didnt Work 100% And I Couldnt Do My Job.
Then We Finished Early Because Every One Had To Go To Work And Like The Camera Man Is Like I Have To Be At Work So The Rest Of Us Had To Return The Equipment. And Then The Studio Was Locked And We Thought They Left And Were Coming Back At 7 So We Wated An HOUR Outside The Studio And Some One Told Us That They Left And Just To Lock The Stuff In The Room, Which We Had A Chance To Do An HOUR Earlyer, We Were Just Like Oh They Bitched Us Out For Getting The Equpiment"EARLY" So They Proboaly Will Wait Untill The End.
So This Isnt The Full Story And It Dosent Make Sense At All
Just Thought Id Share
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
So I Hear Through The Noddle Vine, That You Cleaned Out Your Locker. She Says She Misses You And SO Do I... I Worry About My Little Clam All Stressed Out. I Hope You Get Your Film Done And It Will Be Perfect. And I Hope You Will Get 100%. So Yeah Gucci Still Hasent Said Any Thing About Plans And Reservations. So Yeah Its Gonna Be Me And You And Devon And Grace Again Probolay. But I Still Want To See You And I Still Miss You Lots.... I Wanna Go Down Town I Need To Got To Value Village With You I Havent Been Forever.....I Need New Spring Clothes....New Me For The New Year!
Any Whoo Talk To Me Now!
Good Bye To You Clam!