What Was I Thinking?

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Do you ever think back to something you did as a teen and just shake your head? One of those for me was my insatiable desire to be tan. As if lying on my beach towel under intense sun wasn’t enough, I made sure my time wasn’t wasted by slathering on baby oil so the bronze would last until autumn.

What was I thinking?!

Today, I’m headed in the other direction. Thankfully, my voiceover booth provides plenty of relief and more information is available on how to take safety measures. Still, in the past few years I’ve had several pre-cancerous moles removed and lost a friend to malignant melanoma. I’ve become vigilant about visiting my dermatologist for full body checkups and now there’s an app that can help between visits called Skinvision.

This time of year, it’s fun to be in the sun. The Ultraviolet – UV app tells you how high the risk of damage from sun exposure in your area is. It offers a simple explanation of what the day’s particular UV level means for you.

So, how do you plan to stay skin-safe this summer?

Learn more about melanoma skin cancer
Source: Mount Sinai Hospital

Chipping Away the Day

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Have you ever looked at your upcoming day and wondered how you’ll get it all done? Our schedules can be so stuffed with commitments and chores that it’s a reasonable question. I’ve found this happens often in freelance work. We begin our day with one job in the wings and before we know it two or three more need to be worked on. One might be from previous auditions sent out, another revisions from already recorded projects and still another for new work never anticipated.

Several years ago, I read a book that mentioned doing worst things first. In other words, instead of doing what we enjoy first we should tackle what we don’t enjoy up front. That way we’ll have something to look forward to the rest of the day. This works fine until the tyranny of the urgent rears its head. When it does, we’re off to battle what has to be done whether we like it or not. Either way, it’s a great way to start chipping away at the giant bolder in front of us.

When I came across the videos below I was disappointed in myself. How dare I complain about all I have to do! Why would I ever allow fear to prevent me from learning something new or move out of my comfort zone?

How do you get through your day? Better yet, what’s standing in your way?

Voiceover - My Favorite Part

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Between auditioning, marketing and doing the business of voiceover, I actually get to do voiceover… my favorite part of the job. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been up to. It’s a joy collaborating with production companies worldwide!

The Georgia Commuter App is an easy (and lucrative) way to earn money.

Instead of taking hours, now Avaya users can check the health of their solution in minutes.

Rock On-the-Go is a nifty idea. Thanks to Piehole for the opportunity to collaborate!

Happy Heart Day!

Lisa Rice wrote this.

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.” -Albert Ellis

Looking for a great story to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Below are a few of my favorites. What are some of yours?

A true love story…

Letter in the Wallet

Some flicks…

The Crown


Pride and Prejudice

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

Far and Away

The Count of Monte Cristo

Becoming Jane

John Adams

Jane Eyre

Tuck Everlasting

The Young Victoria

The Notebook

And tunes…

At Last

Fix You

This Kind of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Lisa Rice wrote this.

Although idioms occur in all languages, the English language is estimated to have at least twenty-five thousand. This can make learning it troublesome. These groups of words with figurative or sometimes literal meanings have been borrowed from various areas of life. Phrases such as “running around like a chicken with its head cut off” or “putting all our eggs in one basket” originated with farming. Financial advice is full of them. In fact, I wrote an entire blog post using them here. Blacksmithing has generated some, too. Take a look below:

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