“Strangers think I’m quiet… My friends think I’m outgoing… My best friends know that I’m completely insane!” – Author Unknown

Duty calls and I’m getting ready to go on the road for several weeks for a gig… this unfortunately means I’m leaving my dear sweet friend Lyndsy Fonseca (in her newly purchased gorgeous LA home) all by herself… well not all by herself she has Romi.


While in LA for business, Nemo (my dog) and I have been rooming with Lyndsy and Romi (her dog) for the last two months. And during this time she has had the pleasure of being my “test audience” for everything I write and I’m grateful for her insight, generosity, friendship, love and support… but I’m even more grateful for her closet… I wear stuff out of it every day… Her desire to walk my dog… I’ve been sleeping in while she walks Nemo and Romi… and her motherly nature… she feeds me and does my laundry.
So the friendship is fine… but the hospitality is stellar.

All kidding aside… Lyndsy is one of the most selfless people I have ever met… I’m blessed to have her in my life and I’m grateful for her and to her everyday!

Since Lyndsy so patiently listened to all my blog ideas and posts I figured I’d do a post dedicated to her…

For those of you who don’t know my animal loving actress friend Lyndsy you should… Um… hello “Kick Ass 1”, “Kick Ass 2”, “Hot Tub Time Machine”, “Nikita”, “Desperate Housewives”, “How I Met Your Mother” and lets go old school for a second… “Young And The Restless”…

side note: i’m just scratching this surface of what this blue eyed bombshell has done in the film and tv world.

Lets hear what my friend thinks of my blog and posts thus far:

JOY: Have your read my blog?

LYNDS: Yes. 120 times…
JOY: Wow… overachiever! What post did you respond to most?

LYNDS:  “Years of questions and years of answers” really spoke to me.

I feel like I’ve had a year of huge transitions and change with lots of questions… for instance is it time to change my hair… I’ve gone shorter… now do I want to add more blond highlights?
JOY:  I’d stay away from too many highlights… a nice “sun kissed” look is what I recommend… in all seriousness… thats obviously my favorite post as it was the reason I decided to start the blog… Why is it your favorite post (thus far… b/c I’m sure once this interview post is public it will be your favorite).

LYNDS: I did 4 seasons of a television show for the last four years (Nikita on the CW), where I lived in Canada and was away from my family and friends. During this time, I feel like I really “grew up” learning true independence as well as responsibility. While in Canada my job was all consuming and I learned more about myself and my work ethic, in addition to that while working on the show, I ended a six year relationship (that was very heartbreaking). So I guess you can say it was a time of growth both professionally and personally.
Once the show finished, I moved back to LA, thinking I’d have a little “down time” but was thrust into a “new” life here in LA… trying to remember how to live the hustle and bustle of this crazy town… Not to mention I am on the hunt for a new job while trying to keep my sanity and prove myself all over again.

And if that isn’t enough to keep one busy… I went and fell in love… (can’t complain much about that… it’s been a great part of my life).

JOY: Wow… you make my life look easy. Congrats on the show and it’s success and congrats on all that personal growth… from an outsiders prospective you are so on the right track and seem insanely focused… now back to me and my blog 🙂
It’s wedding season.  In case you missed it… I did a little post on wedding showers (in honor of my friend Rachel getting engaged) and I highlighted my wedding on the “our wedding” page of this blog… but back to the story… I’m now slightly obsessed with weddings… are you? What do you remember most about my wedding?

LYNDS: (1) I remember you were glowing and couldn’t stop smiling. (2) The free food. (3) Your 10 and 11 yr old nephews dancing like Justin Timberlake and (4) I really loved the open bar.

JOY: I just asked for one thing… but thanks for being thorough… Are you one of those girls who has her wedding all planned out?

LYNDS: Yes. I want Romi as my flower girl dropping rose peddles as she walks down the aisle… NO! I haven’t figured anything out yet.

JOY:  Don’t worry, now that I’ve planned a wedding… When it’s your time to walk down the aisle I got your back and will plan the whole thing… I’ll even rent out my nephews for entertainment…

Lynds: I hope they give me a family discount.

JOY: We can work something out…
You have been comparing my writing to “Sex In The City”… without the sex… thanks, I guess… Which SITC gal are you?

Lynds: None of them! The characters slightly bug me… But somehow those women have the power to make me watch 10 episodes in a row, even when I say “just this one…”
If I had to pick one… I guess I’m the most like Carrie; constantly trying to navigate thru life and learn from each relationship. All while being totally annoying and making sure I’m wearing really great shoes.

JOY: Those ladies do suck you in… they are like Pringles… “once you pop… you can’t stop”

Lynds: Or in my case “Thin Mints”!

JOY: And in MY case “Samoas”… Girl Scouts are dangerous!

JOY: Okay rapid fire…

  • favorite quote: “fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” – Pema Chödrön
  • favorite movie: I hate this question. “In America” comes immediately to mind. Also, “UP”
  • dream vacation: a trip that’s paid for.
  • dream job: being a mom.
  • favorite thing about your dog: her incredibly LARGE personality.
  • favorite thing about my dog: his distinguishing salt and pepper beard like Clooney.
  • favorite thing about me (answer it… it’s my blog): your unconditional love for your family and friends. Your sense of humor. And your incredible  boobs. That’s 3 things, deal with it.
  • favorite thing about yourself (answer it… it’s my blog): I have great knees.
  • If Romi could talk what would she say right now? I wish you weren’t a vegetarian.

JOY: fyi I’ve totally slipped her some meat this month… so I think what she would really say is “Please don’t let Aunt Joy go”

JOY: Whats the best advice anyone has ever given you?

LYNDS: ”Don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ that’s when we learn the most.”

4 Comments on ““Strangers think I’m quiet… My friends think I’m outgoing… My best friends know that I’m completely insane!” – Author Unknown

  1. This is a nice article about your best friend. I enjoyed reading it. Lyndsy is so talented and it seems to be a great person. I’m sure she will do wonderful things.

  2. Love, love, love reading your blog! Even though I raised you and think I know you, I learn more and more about you each time I read another story from your blog! Keep on keeping on, my sweet Joyous!

  3. That was a beautiful post, really love your friendship with Lyndsy. One of my favourite posts to date!

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