“The Big Bang Theory” films about three episodes per month, and we get off a week in between episodes. These hiatus weeks tend to be busy, as I use that week to catch up on everything I can’t do during the weeks I am filming. Thus, I generally spend hiatus weeks wearing pajamas and cooking and cleaning (I clean my own toilets and everything), going to doctor’s appointments, and hanging out with my kids, trying to not feel like an out-of-touch mama because I am a working mama.
This past hiatus I went to the Colonial city of Antigua in Guatemala and I stayed at the Porta Antigua Hotel. It was beautiful. Tons of history and ruins and churches long ago turned into museums. The ancient Mayan capital city of Tikal was rivaled in my experience only by Cairo in terms of its magnitude, magnificence, and greatness.
Guatemala is a country rich in culture and full of stunning architecture, natural resources, and tons of adventure. The food was consistently delicious and if you have a heart for trying new things and exploring new places, I highly recommend traveling to Guatemala. Hasta la proxima vez, Guatemala! Read the rest of this entry →
Sometimes we don’t want to do things because they have a lot of uncertainty attached to them. We don’t know how they will turn out and that feels yucky inside. Scary. Dangerous. But it’s OK. You are strong and you can handle it. I promise you can.
2. Words Can’t Kill You
Howard can’t hurt you with his words. No one can hurt you with their words in a way you can’t recover from. Of course words have power. But they can’t cut you like a knife. They can’t give you a boo boo on your head. You will be OK.
3. It’s Good To Show People You’re You
It’s important to protect a lot about you. You’re modest. You are socially conservative. But you also are a rebel. You’re very liberal. You have big ideas and you know how to talk about them. Howard wants you to come on his show because he’s curious about you. It’s OK to show him who you are. Read the rest of this entry →
You’d have to be living under a large soundproof rock–or out of reach of a television, radio, or computer–to not know I just did a book tour in New York for my new book, “Mayim’s Vegan Table.”
Well, just in case, here are the highlights of my publicist Heather and my whirlwind tour of New York for my book. Heather (VP of Much & House Public Relations) and the good people at De Capo Press worked very hard to put together an incredibly (impossibly?) packed itinerary and I am sharing with you the major appearances, hilarious and awkward highlights, and LOL moments of each appearance.
As a general rule, as you read this, please know that it’s very hard to insult me or make me feel small or insignificant, because I sort of feel that way all the time as a modest default. So any time I am slighted or potentially humiliated, I take it as a sign from God that I’m not God. Read the rest of this entry →
I made it to Monte Carlo for the International TV Festival leading up to the Golden Nymph Awards. Today was the gigantic back-to-back press day. I actually slept seven hours last night and survived today on very little food (vegan options are close to impossible here), but I think the drinks that flow here accounted for most of my calories, so we are good.
Here are the top five cool things and the top five not-so-cool things that happened today.
1. Sustenance. A proper vegan meal has been acquired by yours truly (with a few modifications) at our hotel: panini with olive tapenade, avocado, tomato and fresh basil. French fries (er…pomme frites: whatever). Read the rest of this entry →
Time Magazine put a picture of a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son on their latest cover, and the whole world started talking. Several news and media sources contacted me to get my opinion on the matter, and here’s what I had to say:
Oh GrubStreet. How I love thee. You are part of New York magazine, which was sort of second to the Torah in my house growing up. (Sometimes first, but that’s not the point.) You are funky, fun, slightly irreverent, and really the epitome of a special kind of New York hip, something I aspire to very much.
However… on this one point you are mistaken: my blog is NOT–I repeat–NOT Kveller.com with its myriad recipes for kugels and articles about body image after having 3 kids (I know Wikipedia was not working yesterday but plenty of other websites could tell you I only cranked out 2!). My blog is www.kveller.com/mayim-bialik. I don’t post kugel recipes (at least not until I find a vegan one I like), and I have only had 2 kids. But I guess I covered that already. And I don’t know if I’m “super-relig,” but I will let you be the judge of that I suppose.
Thank you, GrubStreet for the shout-out. I hope now that you have fallen for Kveller.com in all of its awesomeness you will check out my personal blog which also will be awesome. I promise.
And if you will only think I am cool if I have another kid and post a kugel recipe, give me 9 months and check back in with me. I will make you love me for just being me. Just you watch!
Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.