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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The L Train: So Much More than Unreliable Transportation

The L Train is an interesting part of my NYC life. It's a place for instant connections with people and transient thoughts. I'm never on the L train for longer than a few minutes at a time. I'm never going long distances, just shooting across 14th street into or out of the city. It's the perfect amount of time to have a 5 min love affair with the guy in the seat across from me, or share looks of commiseration with the woman beside me about the BO emanating from the hipster across the way, or have a great idea that I won't talk myself out of -simply because there isn't the time.

This week has been a particularly eventful one on this particular train. Not only did it get me to a lovely tour where I dressed a self-conscious 16 year old, and to multiple flyering gigs that tested my resolve (many times the words, "I have a college degree!" popped into my head this week. I'll work through it.), but it also provided me with some quality time. I'll start with the comic relief-

I had to run to catch the fleeting train into Manhattan to get to work. I smooshed myself onto the car between a nice bearded man and a very red lipped woman. I had my headphones in and, as usual, had the Ipod on shuffle. I can't remember what the song was, but it was some lyrical, soft, singer/songwriter something...big surprise. Anyway, the song ended and on came... ready for it?... Pump Up The Jam. Yup. Technotronic, bitches!!! (...and I don't usually turn it off when it comes up. Go ahead and judge. It puts a pep in my NY step like nobody's business). It was surprisingly loud, I guess, because both the man and woman next to me immediately turned their heads in my direction with huge incredulous looks on each of their faces. Apparently they could hear my old school jam loud, and clear as NYC's tap water. I quickly turned the volume down and looked at them wondering exactly what shade of red my face was. Then, after a moment of silence... the three of us burst out laughing - stomach hurting, teary eyed, hysterical laughing. People around us were staring, it was a little weird.

The interaction was quick - the time it took to get from 3rd ave to Union Sq, and the only words we exchanged were, "Awesome," and "Oops!" (Guess who said what), but it's moments like these where I have a connection with complete strangers that remind me why I love this town. Sure, it was crowded and cramped and clearly these people were up in my business. But, we shared a hilarious moment that will stay with me for quite some time. All thanks to a crowded, hipster-packed train and an awesome early 90's Belgian techno band.

The other event is a bit more introspective. I was coming from 8th ave to BK and had a few minutes of stationary train time before we began the trek to sit with my thoughts. See, I've been a bit nostalgic recently for parts of my life that are no longer. I've been wondering about choices I've made and places I've been in the past year or so. For whatever reason, my thoughts have been lingering in this unfortunate space in my head. I started to go through the reasons for the end of certain things in my life and I rehashed some events as I sat patiently waiting for the train to get a move on. It was interesting timing, because right as the train doors closed with the familiar "ding ding," I realized that I am happy where I am. (Get ready for this terrible analogy) I, like the L train, am moving forward. I decided right then, between 8th ave and Union Sq that I need to surround myself with people and situations that push me toward my ultimate goal - To be a working actor. Now this is less of a breakthrough and more of a reminder, but so necessary nonetheless.

Onto implementation. Between Union Sq and Bedford ave I decided to take the next month or so and dedicate it to learning. I want to workshop and network and take well-defined steps towards my dream. It's so easy for me to get wrapped up in the "everyday": the money jobs, the friends, the social life, the errands. I'm going to take the time and focus on me. And I am pumped. :) I signed up for a seminar next week and I looked into some upcoming workshops. I have some scheduling stuff to figure out first, but then it's work work work! Nothing makes me excited like acting and performing. So, this coming month is for me and my passion. 'Nuff said.

But before all that, I have the day "off" tomorrow (whatever that means). I will learn my lines and spend some time with Zoe to prepare for the FILMING OF DATE TO MATE on Saturday. Woo Woo! I will do the necessary "everyday" laundry and cleaning of the apt (It must be done). And I will cook a shit load of food for an Easter pot luck. You may not know this about me, but I take cooking for others very seriously. My theme this Easter (you read me...theme) is a sort of religious smorgasbord - kinda like me ;) I've got Cheddar biscuits, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, Charoset, and Chocolate Caramel Matzoh on the menu... Let's see if I can pull all this off...

The meal and the dream.


  1. Do what you love, you'll never go wrong.

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