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Go Bitmoji Yourself!


This Friday, July 17th is National Emoji Day and to celebrate, Bitmoji, the popular personal emoji app, invites you to join in on some festivities.



BITMOJI YOUR PROFILE PIC: In honor of National Emoji Day, change your profile pic to your favorite Bitmoji! It’s super easy to create, just follow the simple directions below.

  1. Download the free Bitmoji app (iOSAndroid)
  2. Create your avatar
  3. Browse through massive library of stickers and emojis of yourself
  4. Choose your favorite, and voila~ you’ve got a new profile pic
  5. Show off your new profile pic with the #MyBitmoji hashtag

VOTE: Emoji lovers can now rejoice and vote on the next Bitmoji to be released! Choose from some of the most requested emojis including Taco, Unicorn, Hotdog, Selfie and Bacon! Simply tweet your vote to @BitmojiApp with the #MyBitmoji hashtag. (Ex. TACO @BitmojiApp #MyBitmoji). The winning bitmoji will be announced on on National Emoji Day (which is actually World Emoji Day too) – get to voting!

Fun Fact: Over 200 million bitmojis have been shared to date with major A-list celebs from Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Zach Braff, Lena Dunham, Seth Rogan tweeting/posting theirs.


Culture Marches On

 Of all the things I could possibly write about 2014…that it’s been Gia On The Move’s best year yet…that we’ve been so fortunate to have experienced so much gorgeous, avant-garde, unique, delicious artistry in live performance, art, music, movies, food, fashion and more…what an awesome adventure it’s been…that we love all of the great friends we’ve made along the way, and how incredibly lucky to often accidentally have stumbled across gems that no one else was noticing…  What we’re most happy to say is ‘Thank you’.  Thank you for letting us entertain, inform, introduce and offer a little bit of our passions to YOU.   What a ride!  Ready for more?   ~Gia

Happy New Year!!!



Waiting For That Moment…


Happy Memorial Day

memorial-dayMemorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.


Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In America

GlendoraFire2Photo of Glendora Wildfire courtesy of the Associated Press


With fires dangerously raging this past week in Glendora, CA, Gia On The Move was very surprised to discover that along with police officers, firefighters do NOT actually have the most risky career paths. In fact, neither occupation is even in the top 10!

There may have been a consistent decline in unemployment rate last year, opening at 7.9% in January down to an all-time year low of 7% in November (December data is not yet out), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the figure is still high, and there are plenty of Americans who would like to land a decent job. The question is, however, would they really love any of these jobs enough to, literally, die for? Check out America’s most dangerous jobs in this infographic based on the 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. For more on the story visit

Dangerous careers in the US: It's not steel workers, pilots or roofers who face the most fatal injuries
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Unmoderated: A Reading of Eastsider Comments at The Hollywood Fringe

Unmoderatedby Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move


I was far too exhausted to really sit in on another show on Saturday night (6/9). But as I was already at the Fringe Mainstage, coming out of another preview performance which had just ended, I decided to jump in to this last minute, late night, pay what you can offering, and give it a whirl.  Unmoderated: A Reading of Eastsider Comments is a sampling of thousands of comments that were left on neighborhood blog in 2012, dramatic and funny.  They range from anti-hipster rants to show downs of sympathy and anger over victims of violence in neighborhoods from Echo Park to Silver Lake.

To note, this is a staged reading.  There is no dramatic movement choreography, no costumes, no sound effects, no music.  It is serious stage dramedy truly at its best presented by 8 tremendously gifted actors who, through merely character voice changes, bring to life entire neighborhoods along with their varied collective and individual opinions about the one thing we all find hardest to deal with in city life, change.

Change happens all the time whether you like it or not, whether you are a perpetrator, a bystander, a beneficiary or a victim.  To live in an urban environment is to be a legatee of fast moving history that splashes over us again and again in waves that disintegrate our old ways of life, to be replaced by new ones.  And it can break our hearts just as much as it brings us joy. In the city, the past is our present is our future.

Unmoderated, is simply brilliant in its undertaking.  Audiences who prefer whoop de do reviews, heavy dramas, improvs and pure entertainment may have difficulty sitting through this intriguing web of ordinary people speaking their minds.  On the surface it is deceptively dry material.  But not really…  Local Angelenos, however, will find it powerful, honest, close to the bone and possibly very hard to “take a side” as they listen to what could even be their own ongoing internal dialogs.  Unmoderated is so well done, so well put together. Anyone who really wants to discover inner city LA needs to sit in on this presentation. Excellent!

TheEastSiderLA blog is still running and you can check out all of the community dialogs and more presented in this play.

Two More Performances: Fringe Mainstage 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. map

Saturday June 15 2013, 6:00 PM

Thursday June 27 2013, 10:00 PM

Running Time: 1 hour


On the Road to Pontelandolfo! Finding Family On Mother’s Day

On the Road to Pontelandolfo!

Nona's Mulberry Tree

My wonderful friend, mentor and former director Midge is starting a new family today on Mother’s Day.  It’s a family investing in its roots by travelling to Italy.

I love this idea.  What an inspiration!  Check it out.  Consider subscribing!  I’ve already done that (jealously of course – lol).