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I hope you all are doing well. So, here is my second blog for iVillage. And again I promise that it will not be anything significant to the world. Just the ramblings of a minor TV actor. To recap from last month, I took my dad to the Emmys as my date. It was a great night even though we didn't win because I got to share it with my dad. Here is a story from our night and a photo.
Angela Kinsey and her father, Bill, at the 2009 Emmys
Our seats were next to Jenna Fischer and her fiance. During a commercial break they got up to go to the bathroom and two seat fillers quickly took their seats. That is normal at an awards show. They don't like for there to be any empty seats when the cameras pan out to the audience. Every commercial break there is this flow of people who come in and out to take empty seats. So two seat fillers sat in Jenna and her fiance's seats and my dad being unaware of the seat filler profession became very concerned. He leaned over to me and said in his very Southern accent, "It looks like we got two hitchhikers." He thought strangers had stolen their seats. I cracked up and explained to my dad that they were just doing their job. He was amazed and began to take a tally of seat fillers between commercial breaks.
He was also very concerned about how they could possibly feed everyone at the Governors Ball. And I have to admit it is pretty amazing. There are about 3,400 people who attend the ball. It has to be one of the largest dinners in America. There were celebrities everywhere and my dad could care less: He just wanted to see the kitchen. We had so much fun. Thanks for going with me, Dad!
Right now I am in my trailer on the set of The Office waiting for my next scene. It is cold and rainy here and I actually love it. I know it is not what is promised when you move to sunny southern California but I miss weather. Do you know that it never thunders here? There are no thunderstorms in Los Angeles. Maybe once a year I will hear the slightest rumble and I get all excited. And now when I visit my family in Texas when a big storm rolls in I can't believe the spectacle of it. My daughter is captivated by the rain. I think that is one of the most amazing things about being a parent is watching your child's awe and wonder as they discover something new.
Speaking of the rain and the cold, have you noticed how your fashion sense really takes a hit in the winter? Well, at least mine does. My good friend and costar, Jenna, and I will sometimes text or call each other with a description of our ridiculous outfits. For example, this morning I dug out some tragic but comfy sweatpants from six years ago. They are camouflage. ‘Nuff said. I then paired them with a pink hoodie that has a stain on it that I cannot get out. Throw in a pair of brown rain boots and that is how I came to work. Now I could use the excuse that it was early and still dark out but really -- come on! What happens to me during the winter? It's like I want to live in pajamas. Jenna is a victim of this as well. This morning she had on a black hoodie with bright purple stars on the sleeves, royal blue sweatpants, white rain galoshes and a baseball hat, whereas our costars Kate Flannery and Mindy Kaling manage to dress cute no matter what the time of the day or year. It can be 4 a.m. and Kate will have a whole ensemble on. I bet she even looks cute when she travels. Maybe there are two kinds of gals -- tragic sweatpants gals versus always fancy gals.
Please tell me one of your most tragic outfits. I need to not feel alone.
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