Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Reading through the script, making choices and preparing a character,
Running lines over and over, until you have it in your body,
Picking out the right clothes to convey the part,
Signing in and waiting in the lobby with twenty other guys that look JUST like you,
The awkward small talk in the casting office–then you slate your name and the scene begins and before you know it, your done...
Walk out feeling confident, you gave it your all and rocked it out!
Then, you wait. You try to forget about it. Every time it pops into your head you think, "Wouldn't that be awesome?"
But you let it go, and wait for the next audition.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Usually I'm waking up in a hotel bed in a random city across the country; getting ready to spend my day in a theatre.
So I'm taking advantage of this elusive day:
Breakfast in bed,
Walking to Starbucks with the puppies,
Hike in the Hollywood Hills,
Dinner with friends,
and finally a late night movie in bed!
I love Sundays in LA.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
It's not that I don't enjoy life on the road-I just HATE hotel beds.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The line for the Starbucks in our hotel lobby is longer than the Great Wall-
With as many annoying tourists!
How can you not know what you want?
You've been standing in line for twenty minutes! #OverIt!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
It's like a fashion game for middle-class people.
You have enough money to buy a few nice things, so you have to figure out how to maximize the return..
I think I'm doing okay, but one quick look on my Instagram, might tell a different story.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Waves crashing faster,
No looking back now-I'm in to my waste.
The salty air was intoxicating,
Moonlight glistening across the horizon;
I love a midnight dip!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
After a week of working out of town and a twelve hour travel day, I crashed last night.
Waking up to the smell of Kona coconut Hawaiian coffee and bacon is just one of the many perks to married life.
I'm so blessed that I found my soulmate-
Whether creating projects, exploring a new city while on vacation or lounging at home watching Saturday morning cartoons, I am the luckiest man alive.
Because I found a partner who inspires me to thrive!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Up at 5 AM.
Thank God for Starbucks.
The shuttle driver proceeds cautiously at a snails pace to the airport-
TSA is surprisingly short,
So is my first flight.
Connection in Denver (I wish I had time to see my family).
One day at home, then back on the road...
It's impossible to get enough sleep or look good.
Ah, the glamorous life!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Choreographing in a hotel room,
Drafting a marketing and PR strategy for my new book,
Composing an email to my manager,
Coordinating a meeting with a TV network to pitch our TV pilot-
All on three hours of sleep.
So I'm pretty much living the dream!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I will spend half my time in and out of airports-
Thankfully my company decided to book me on several different airlines, so I won't be able to enjoy the benefits of airline-mileage programs. #Sarcasm
Additionally, I'm thrilled for the five-plus hour layovers I will get to enjoy.
Most of all, I'm excited for the lack of sleep I'll get between now and the middle of August!
Friday, July 4, 2014
Remember your vacation on Hawaii,
Close your eyes,
Visualize the calming sea,
Release the fears that are holding you back,
Trust in the plan that is set in motion,
And shut the F_@K up and get to work, (so that you can pay for that trip to Hawaii)!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
You wake up ready for another dream day, and remember you have to go to work-which can be more like a nightmare (depending on the day.)
Nevertheless, the holiday served it's purpose:
Rest, recharge and remember why you work so hard in the first place...
To enjoy time with family and friends in beautiful tropical destinations!
Life is short. Work hard. Play hard!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Forty-five minutes and fifteen attempts to sign-on later... I'm frustrated and over it!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I. HATE. TECHNOLOGY!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Apparently the answer is YES!
One of my closest friends reached out to me yesterday,
"Don't take this the wrong way, but I've known you long enough to tell you, I think you need to take a break."
My journey feels more like a job than an adventure. I've been pushing myself to continue to create and stay motivated, that I discounted the idea that my mind and body need to rest, too.
After all, what's the point in working so hard, if I'm not going to give myself some time to sit back and enjoy the results?
Following the cover shoot for my book this week (which is TOTALLY EXCITING) I'm going to Hawaii-
A trip that was planned months ago, and I was actually dreading it. Until I realized, with the help of my friend, that EVERYONE needs some down time.
Hopefully in two weeks, I will come back recharged and inspired!
Monday, June 9, 2014
As much as I love the process of writing and shooting media, the energy and theatricality of a live performance will always be magical.
Because I don't already have enough to do... #Sarcasm.
I've decided to focus on finding the perfect opportunity to jeté back on stage. It's been so long since I've even auditioned for a musical, but I figure there's no time like the present.
Life is short. Set goals and work your ass off to accomplish them.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
It's best not to look in the mirror.
Instead, avoid turning on lights, and jump into the shower.
Once you've allowed the water to warm your face (approximately 20 minutes) continue getting ready as normal.
Be prepared, you still might look like an alien, but at least the crust around your eyes will be softer!
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We all know opinions are like assholes- everyone has one. If you don't want to hear my feedback... don't ask for it. If you only want to hear positive critique then just say, "I don't really care for your thoughts, I just want to hear praise."
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Airports are the worst aspect of life on the road.
Dealing with bitter, jaded, nasty airline employees suck.
I get it. You're tired of the endless parade of uneducated, uncivilized, overweight assholes who don't have a clue...
A. YOU chose this job.
B. and more important, I am not one of those people aforementioned.
So slap on a phony smile and take care of your customers.
Please and thanks (with a phony smile back!)
Sunday, June 1, 2014
I'm confronted with flashes of my past adventures;
There is a moment of panic,
That chapter has closed.
The end of every chapter, is the beginning of a new one.
I'm ready for a new adventure.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Drama at the front desk- it's NO Holiday...
Four hours of sleep then off to the theatre,
Twelve hours of dancing, that's the gig!
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Slow yawns, then-
Drop, roll over and wait for belly rubs.
Harnesses on, they eagerly wait by the front door.
Once we're back from their morning walk,
They twirl for cookies,
Followed by a hop, circle dance to the food bowl (they each have their own special way of eating.)
Finally, with a full belly, they run to their doggy beds in the living room:
The yorkie, Ginger, soaks up the sun, while the shih tzu, Lily, lays around watching the squirrels outside.
It's a wonderful zen moment.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I don't have a corner office in trendy building in LA, but don't get it twisted...
I work seven days a week-
It's called the #HustleOfAnArtist.
Writing, organizing, storyboarding, re-writes, shooting, editing, posting, social media, networking, researching, teaching, judging, choreographing, gigging to pay the bills, etc.
True, I don't punch in on a time clock,
My hours never stop-
#AlwaysOnTheJob in order to succeed.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Unintentionally, yet still painful.
Like life, friendships have cycles;
Sometimes we flow together, randomly we drift apart.
Finding comfort in the waves of emotion,
Trusting that true friends will float to the top.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
I always have. Especially as a child-
Any of my energy that wasn't spent acting out skits for my family (or more-so for myself in front of a mirror) was exhausted in deep thought.
I overanalyzed, questioned and contemplated every detail of my life.
I concerned myself with how others might react to my decisions, and for the better part of my young adult life, I continued this pattern.
Allowing the actions or reactions from others, to dictate the way I communicated, planned or approached a situation.
Finally, after several life changing events, I made an epic self discovery: I am not responsible for how others react to my decisions. My choices are mine, and the only person I have to please, is myself.
Not out of selfishness, but rather full of self-respect.
I have strong opinions. I still overthink things and I'm highly critical of myself, however, I've managed to adopt a healthier outlook on pursuing my goals and finding balance in my life.
As an artist, I struggle with "the question" which I now call "checking in."
Should I continue to purse my goals?
This question that lingers over my head, is the primary reason I've committed myself to daily journaling and my creative writing on this blog. I'm dedicated to my growth as a person: mentally, physically, emotionally, artistically and spiritually. I want to live a balanced life- therefore, it is necessary for me to evolve in my ideas and adapted to the opportunities (and setbacks) that I am faced with.
I wouldn't continue to work my ass off every single day if I didn't believe that I am destined to achieve my goals.
I never thought about deadlines growing up. I just knew that I was going to "make it." As time passed and I got a little older, I began to see others giving themselves ultimatums and setting timelines. "If I don't [Fill in the blank] by my thirtieth birthday, then I will quit.
What's the point? If my goals are still real in my mind, then why on earth would I stop pursing them- especially after all of the time I've invested.
As long as I have a point of view that is uniquely mine, and the passion to share it- I'm going to fight to get it heard!
Allowing anything other than positive energy and Faith to motivate me, is an utter waste of time.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
I rarely get one off, but when I do...
Look out Sponge Bob, I'm watching you.
Breakfast in bed, followed by a long walk with the puppies.
After that, who knows what will happen.
I have no plans, and I don't care.
Friday, May 16, 2014
with a wonderful adventure planned-
Then, without waring, everything turns to SHIT!
Today, is one of those days!
After spending three hours on the phone dealing with a business matter that should have been resolved in ten minutes...
I missed my movie, a trip to the beach and the chance to have a delicious lunch with friends.
The worst part is, I'm so pissed off, I can't even move past it, to go forward and enjoy whats left of my DAY OFF!
#RAGE #Annoyed #ThatsLife #TRYINGtoRELEASE!!!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sitting outside in the valley heat,
Drinking my Starbucks iced coffee-
The puppies comfortably passed out in my lap.
I should be writing or returning calls,
But instead, I'm enjoying some me time (with a splash of social media), naturally.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Auditions can be a painful experience-
The waiting room anxiety,
The fear that your going to hear something your not ready to learn about yourself,
The awkward “small talk”,
The naked vulnerability,
The only difference is that after the doctor, you leave with a lollypop!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nevertheless, I force myself to sit in front of my computer screen searching for creativity.
I'll let you know when it arrives.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Carefully scrutinizing every word (with far more patience than I do this blog post), I hit send, only to see a typo-
Do I send an additional reply and comment on the silly mistake? Or do I let it ride and hope they understand?
How come networking takes so much work?
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mom, you gave me life-
Even though I'm sure you wished you could take that back during my teenage years, I'm grateful you didn't!
Thank you for your unconditional love, support and faith in me and my dream.
You are the worlds best mom!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
rather than lamenting over the things that I want.
The advantage of celebrating my victories, however small, provides an energy that usually leads to unexpected adventures.
Laying around sulking, which inevitably lends itself to: overeating, weight-gain, complaining, a bitter attitude, a bleak outlook, depression and an overall lack of creativity.
Life is too short for that shit!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Especially when it's your mom.
Watching as the car turns the corner and fades into the sea of traffic-
It's like a vacuum cleaner is sucking the laughter and unconditional love away from you.
Just like that, the suspended childhood-bond that emerges whenever she is near, gets ripped apart all over again.
My heart sinks and I realize, my life as an adult must continue.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
You take it.
Eat all of it. (Regardless of how fat you already feel because all you've been doing for the past week is consuming calories of every kind.)
Then, you regret it the next morning and tell yourself you CAN lose ten pounds in two days.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Especially one that they've invented that involves booze.
Margarita- rocks with salt.
Don't forget the chips and salsa. Guacamole, too!
It's Cinco de Mayo and I'm a partying fool.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Hustling for meetings, pitching your fabulous projects, relentless SELF-promotion;
You start to buy into the idea that you're only a success if you have two TV pilots in production, a movie deal with NBCUniversal, your own reality TV show and 10 BILLION followers on Instagram!
It's exhausting, but you're trapped into this belief that if you take a break you'll lose EVERYTHING!
When my mom comes to visit, I'm forced to STOP. Family reminds you that there are far more important things in life than how you look on camera. My loved ones knew me when I was just a little kid with a huge imagination and an enormous dream.
They continue to support my adventure, offering their love and encouragement.
I strive to live with balance in my life- Naturally, I'm not perfect. I do, however, fight to be a better person every day.
Therefore, in honor of my thirty-SOMETHING birthday, and my family in town I'm going to give myself the week off.
There will be plenty of time to conquer Hollywood next week, and if "Hollywood" forget who I am in a week, I'll just stage a "comeback" by checking myself into trendy rehab facility- I may have to do that anyway after this week!
Friday, May 2, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Change something small.
Get a haircut or try wearing something you have in your closet, but mix in a fresh new spin;
Little tweaks bring a fun new energy to your life.
If that doesn't work, close your eyes and remember all the huge things we take for granted, like: walking, talking, oh and breathing!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
And get that espresso machine turned on, because I'm coming for a triple latte and I don't have time to waste.
Another long day in the theatre requires a very caffeinated, me.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
You'd think with the bass pumping and dancers jumping it would be easy to stay awake,
But the heat from the stage lights calms the body.
Today is going to require an extra trip to Starbucks, lets just hope that three triple-shot lattés will do the trick!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Dismissing the thoughts and demands that I think society expects of me; it's vital to my success.
I refuse to get lost in a sea of doubt. Sure, it's easier to give into fear.
Taking action, however, has always served me well.
I don't know where my future will take me, but judging from my past, I imagine the adventures will be fun.
As I get older, it has become more tempting to abandon my optimistic nature-
How will that serve me? It won't.
Life is a journey; there will be mountains to climb and a lot of less-than-fair weather to overcome. Through each struggle, I will conquer new heights.
When I look back on my life, it will be the view from the peaks that I cherish.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Remove the doubt and take action!
Remove the doubt and take action!
Remove the doubt and take action!
Remove the doubt and take action!
[Repeat 15 more times]
Do this daily and you will be shocked how much more you can accomplish!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Young or old, everyone has their swagger.
Swinging, swishing, hunched or pulled up-
Fast and furious, or
Slow and steady, both on a mission:
Coffee! Java. A cup-of-Joe
Creatures of habit. In need of caffeine, and socialization.
Starbucks is more than a coffee house, it's an anthropological classroom in the university of life.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Awake, but not conscious.
Sitting at another airport sipping on a watered down soy latte from Starbucks.
Surrounded by a small group of regular travelers (I can tell by the roadmap that marks their face and zombie eyes.)
I feel like a member of The Breakfast Club! Only our group would be called The Sleepless, Worn-down, Tired of this Lifestyle BUT Grateful for A Job Club.
Instead of getting detention we get delayed!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
It's just that I'd rather not hear them at 3 AM while I'm trying to sleep...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I want to sleep in, and slowly rise to the sound of cartoons and the blended aroma of coffee, bacon, and pancakes.
I'd casually roll myself out of bed, with my down comforter wrapped around my entire body, plop down on the sofa and drift in and out of sleep between shoving a piece of crisp salty pork in my mouth.
Eventually I'd decided to wake-up with a hot shower (around noon) and convince myself to get outside-
Maybe I'd go for a walk to Starbucks with the puppies and spend another hour or soaking up the sun.
Finally, I'd be ready to meet up with friends for an afternoon movie, followed by dinner and maybe a dance club?
But instead, I'll hurry and write in my journal, compose my morning blog, do my daily stretching, rush to get my social media fix, jump in the shower and throw on clothes, with enough time to grab a crappy hotel coffee, shove a Cliff bar down my mouth and make my way to sit in a theatre for twelve hours judging performers without a break!
Friday, April 11, 2014
I haven't decided which is worse:
The actual embarrassment of talking to people with a lisp and a mouth full of metal.
The actual sores on my tongue from having the retainer in my mouth all day!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Spending time with the people I love;
Laughing a lot and eating more!
Italian passion is wrapped in emotions- AKA calories.
My family is crazy, hilarious, loud and opinionated.
Despite the moody moments, our quality time was filled with joy.
Highlight: wonderful one-on-one time with my sister and my beautiful niece.
(The first vacation with my sister since high school!)
The time is near to say our goodbyes.
When I was a kid, that meant a lot of tears.
As an adult, I value the time I have and look forward to the next one!
Hopefully sooner than later.
I love my family.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
I used to change her diapers.
Now, I'm changing out her empty beer cans.
My entire family is in Las Vegas to celebrate the epic event.
I choose the word "epic" because twenty-five family members in the same city, sharing the same hotel, drinking and celebrating has it's fireworks!
Nevertheless, we partied until 1 AM,
Shelby, my cousin, was still standing at the end of the night, too.
Never mind the fact that she was being held up by her boyfriend and her mom.
Yep, that's how we roll in our family.
Through life's ups and downs, my family will rally to make sure you're always on your feet.
(...and heavily polluted!)
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Get up and do it.
In life we always have choices, but the only thing that's going to make your dream a reality is: Action!
Monday, March 31, 2014
As I get older and I'm blessed with each new day on this earth, I appreciate the opportunities that I've had-
My past is a reminder to continue living in the present and release the idea of what my future "should be."
Setting goals and working towards them, always mindful that I will experience everything I "need" to, when I'm meant to.
Adventure only comes to those who are open to change and unexpected circumstances.
I have Faith that my path will lead me where I'm most prepared for the journey.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Flying is rough, especially the TSA nonsense.
Occasionally I have the opportunity to see friends that I've made over the course of my career.
Last night I enjoyed a delicious dinner, and even more exceptional conversation with two of my favorite dance colleagues.
I woke up (too early) and rather than hating this aspect of my job, I reminded myself that with all of the downfalls, this job has its perks, too!
Life is all in the outlook.
I choose to find the gratitude this morning.
Now, I'm off to spend fourteen hours in a theatre, I'm still searching for the positive affirmation on that one!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
(Which is every weekend.)
It's nice, because instead of hearing the same exploited, unverified, inaccurately reported "news" is when CNN is recapping everything they got wrong throughout the week.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
As an artist I'm always trying to evolve and reinvent myself-
Thanks to social media, you have to create new content on a daily basis.
I miss the good ol' days when you just had to have one successful project every few months and people were satisfied.
Now I know how Madonna must feel!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
I read my news on Facebook,
I get my inspiration from Instagram,
I laugh out loud reading my Twitter feed,
I watch TV on YouTube-
I think it's safe to say I'm in engulfed in 21st century lifestyle!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The fact that I let it ruin one day is bad enough.
Now I have to let it go. Release the disappointment, anger and rage.
Some people are assholes, I realize this and accept that there is nothing I can do about their problems.
I don't have to let their drama, become mine.
Let it go!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Thank you for sucking the life out of me.
I'm so happy I spent the better part of two weeks on a project that you would inevitably erase.
I'm even more grateful that you encrypted every single copy of the back-up I created, and destroyed all of the RAW footage.
As pleasurable as our relationship has been-
I am over you.
I will now use Final Cut Pro for everything concerning matters of my movie memories, in addition to the professional footage I shoot.
I can't say I'll miss you, let's just say I'll see you on my desktop and laugh at how terrible you really are.
Friday, March 21, 2014
I #LOVE it!
I'm currently watching 30 for 30 - The Price of Gold.
It brings back so many memories.
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan saga was all anyone talked about in 1994.
"Did she do it?"
"My lace broke!"
But most of all... #BADHair.
It's also hilarious to see how dated the footage looks.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I'm beginning to think I should just stop working...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Forgetting to appreciate the people in my life who bring me joy;
Acknowledging the opportunities that have sustained my journey.
Especially in LA, I'm always working, fighting, planning for the next venture, I over look the adventure I'm on today.
I'm grateful for my past, and hopeful for my future-
But I want to be better about giving thanks for today!
Friday, March 14, 2014
But what's done is done,
It's time to put the past behind me and have some fun.
Deep breathes in. Deep breathes out.
Smile, release fear and remove doubt.
Besides, if I died tomorrow would I really care about yesterday?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I don't spend much time feeling sorry for myself-
But when I'm deep in a slump, it's harder to climb my way out.
I pride myself on being the type of person that doesn't hold onto fear, anger or resentment, so in moments like this I feel extra disappointed in myself.
For not letting go.
For not moving forward.
For not releasing.
For not taking positive action.
For not using any of the validating exercises I KNOW work-
I guess sometimes I just need to feel like shit.
And today, I'm trying to be okay with that.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
I don't care if I have a loaded schedule and no time to breathe-
I'm going to yoga!
So get out of my way-
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Little bird chirps,
Hopping around from table to table scooping up crumbs.
I sip my venti caramel macchiato-
There's so much gooey caramel it drips onto the ground.
I love mornings in nature.
AKA as sitting outside at Starbucks.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Or early in the morning, depending on how you look at it.
Either way, I'm up-
I can't sleep when I have so many things left unchecked on my "To Do" list.
I'm honestly trying to get better about releasing the seemingly endless amount of work, stress and fear, to make space for new opportunities.
Life is a work in progress, and so is accomplishing every goal on my list!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I beg for an extra ten minutes in bed, and the jump on my bladder like it's a children's bounce house.
I imagine it's because their bladder is so small and they have to pee-
It's their way of getting back at me!
Monday, March 3, 2014
4 AM wake up call-
I'm getting ready as if I was actually awake.
It feels more like sleepwalking...
Stayed up too late watch the Oscars.
Boring show, still there were some inspirational moments-
I thought John Travolta's hairpiece have an amazing performance!
Now I'm off to the airport.
Back to LA. The dream continues.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Scandal. Sensationalism. Terrible stories about unconfirmed, NON-newsworthy issues.
I can't even imaging what bullshit they're airing on FOX News?!? (I had to stop watching them when they decided to air "stock footage" of a crime reenactment, while talking about a drug bust.) I should point out that the stock footage in reference portrayed two black males fighting, and the ACTUAL drug bust involved two white men. #Racist
I'm just old enough to remember REAL news- Not spin, hype and exploitation.
I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the old days!
Now I know how my grandpa felt. (Which explains why he only watched the Weather Channel!)
Friday, February 28, 2014
No doubt we need the moisture in Los Angeles.
It brings a darkness that's not familiar here-
A gloomy depression that I remember very well from my time in New York.
I'm in a bad mood.
It could be left over frustration from a disagreement with a friend at a dinner party.
Or, maybe because my puppies were terrified of the violent weather outside, and hence kept me up all night long.
Either way, I hate the rain.
Some people love it, I loath it. That's why I moved back to LA.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I like to dress my puppies up in ballet costumes and turn on hip-hop music.
Animals really are therapeutic...
Especially in a pink tutu!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
I've reached an all time low in my shamelessness!
Desperate for MORE caffeine-
I took the empty Starbucks cup I had from the Tulsa airport, to the Starbucks in the Phoenix airport and asked for a refill!
The barista couldn't believe how shameless I was, but "admired my balls" and upgraded me to a Soy Latte!
That's what happens when you just don't give a shit!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
You can learn a lot about a person while waiting in line at Starbucks.
Divorce, cheating and movie making are all a part of the gossip-
But my favorite are those people who cut you off and jump the line..
Those are the same assholes who cut you off on the freeway!
So thanks you Starbucks, for the education.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Action is required on my part every second, every minute, every hour, of every day.
Fight when I need to fight. Listen when I need to hear. Speak when I need to be heard. Release when I can't change the situation. Smile through it all.
Monday, February 17, 2014
That I sat in cushy box seats during a rock concert last night,
The fact that I just referenced a Paul Simon / Sting concert as "rock!"
P.S. No fancy special effects or lip syncing... they were both BRILLIANT.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I'm going to milk today for all it's worth!
Starbucks social time,
A trip to the mall for some retail therapy,
Hot tub hang time,
An adventure with the puppies,
Dinner with my bug,
Topped off hosting a game night with friends!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
It does lead to unnecessary stress headaches, high blood pressure and illness.
Release the shit and move on.
I can't change the situation, but I can remove myself from it!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Curled up in a furry ball,
Their tummies rise and fall.
Peaceful and worry free.
Awake, they pretend not to like each other,
But fast asleep, they snuggle like two peas in a pod.
Time to wake them up and start the day,
But I'll enjoy this perfect moment, before they wake up and start to play!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
(Tough to remember when you've prepared a steakhouse dinner with friends, and devour three times the daily allowance of: butter, salt, bacon, potatoes, French bread and handcrafted Nutella!)
Monday, February 10, 2014
Inspired by the gardens, sculptures and view.
Reminded that culture and history surrounds us, if we open our eyes and soak it up.
The only way to tell a new story, is to understand how people before us told theirs.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Taking it a step further, I had committed myself to boycotting the broadcast all together.
Nevertheless, I found myself bored and curious as I sat in my hotel room last night (on the road for work) so I decided to switch over to NBC-
After all, who was going to find out?!
I clicked over just in time to see the US Olympic Team make their entrance into the stadium; I felt pride, excitement for the athletes and I felt like someone needed to call Joan Rivers ASAP. ...I mean those outfits?! Come on Ralph Lauren, they're athletes not senior citizens.
As I continued to watch, I noticed a vibrancy and colorful tone throughout the telecast. Not just with the Olympians from all of the other countries, but from Russia, too.
Russia is known for their brilliant ballerinas, naturally dance played a huge part in the production. It was gorgeous, all be it, a little slow.
I couldn't help but notice how many of the male Russian ballet dancers moved with pride and confidence. All at once I felt sorry for them-
Clearly they love to dance, and it's doubtful they're all heterosexual (judging from the amount of make-up they wore, most of them are gay.) How painful it must be to live in a country where your leaders condemn homosexuality on global level, and still expect you to perform for your country in the opening ceremony.
Then, one of the Russian speakers (I forget his name, and I didn't want to Google search it because I don't want to give him the hits) made a speech about every country celebrating their Olympians, and (I'm paraphrasing) leave the controversies off their backs, so they can focus on what they do best.
I loved that.
Don't get me wrong, I think Russia is wrong on their stance and how they approached the equality issue-
But they won me over with their opening ceremony, and I will support Team USA. The only way to fight homophobia, is to have a few of our top gays go over and kick their asses!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Bag is packed and puppies are pissed,
Long line at TSA, (Sure, go ahead. Open my bag, mess everything up and then leave it for me to repack... Thanks!) Asshole.
Oh perfect, a long line a Starbucks, too!
Missed my boarding group (this sucks Southwest) now I'm jammed into a middle seat,
A full day of travel,
Arrive at the venue without enough time to eat,
Smile, it's show time!
#TheGlamorousLife of talent competitions returns...
But this time, I'm plugging a book!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I'm working with a group of teenage theatre students in a show right now-
It's a lot like watching a movie of my life in middle school.
I really like the kid that's "playing" Me, he really understands the character. Plus, his hair is perfect.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
The commercials and half-time show are like bonus treats.
I fully intend on overeating, while watching "tough guys" fight over balls-
It's funny how such a "macho" sport beloved by millions is so #GAY.
#MenInTights just like #Ballet...
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Shit, did I miss my call?!
I roll over to discover, it's 5 AM-
I don't want to get out of bed (especially because I woke up every hour from fear I'd over sleep.)
Cranky, I crawl out of bed with sleep-crust covered eyes and find my way to the bathroom.
The harsh bathroom lights spark a surge in my body, and I begin my morning routine.
I always make sure to leave enough time to stretch, journal and write my daily blog- (I have to find "me" time if I'm going to help anyone else...)
Finally, I gather myself and make my way to the theatre.
I'm ready for another day of #Drama on the stage.
The glamorous life continues.
#Judge #TalentCompetitions #Choreographer