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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just a Girl Gettin' All Hot and Bothered

It's that brilliant excitement about life and possibilities that keeps me going (just what I told cute boy- I mean jerk- at the bar a la my last post that never called. But whatevs because he probably has communication problems and halitosis anyhow). I certainly don't live with that excited feeling all day every day, but I do spend the majority of my days working towards it. I'm lucky, really, that I found performing to feed my need. I know that there are people out there that have no idea what it means to have this energy in their body, to feel so inspired that you have to get up and get to work. The feeling like you have to move or you may explode. I'm even luckier that I feel like I've found a second source of this energy. Folks, turns out I'm a big fat tree hugger. Yup, I'm finding that the health and nutrition industry actually suits me quite nicely.

It seems I'm okay with spending a Friday night in sweatpants researching how my Mother can calm her arthritis for her upcoming trip to Paris with diet. And, I'm okay with spending an afternoon reading about what to eat to optimize marathon running for a bestie that's in training or what foods increase fertility for some peeps in my life that are tryin' to get knocked-up. And I surprise myself at the level of pumped I become when an article about new food label designs pops up on my twitter feed. It's getting ridiculous...and I love it.

So, school is going well. I got concerned because of all the questions being thrown at me about how exactly I'm going to structure my business. "I don't know, fool!" I found myself yelling at my Ipod full of lectures. But, I spoke with my health coach who has been through the process and she has calmed my nervous energy and refocused my intentions and I am back on track simply gaining all the info I can (don't I just sound all tree-hugggy and holistic? ;) But in seriousness, I really can't wait to gain all the knowledge to make this whole shebang look like something. I can't wait to simplify my life and boil it down to two things that get me all hot and bothered. Can't. Wait.

Buuuut, In the mean time... I'm doing some, get this, promos! Mostly chips and cafes. Riveting. (...but I guess it's not tampons. Everything's relative.) I've done a bunch of shopping tours- some in the POURING rain, which was just a great time. I love keeping a cheery disposition as I trudge through the town, my clothes weighted down with probable acid rain while I drag along dripping wet tourists and pull "supercute" outfits for them to try on. So fun. (But I guess I'm not sweating my face off. Again- relative.) I've also taken on choreographing the first dance for a couple on their wedding day in the style of 500 Days of Summer. That's actually been a pretty good time spent with good people. I win with that one.

I filmed a scene for a friend's webseries. It happened to be on one of the muggiest days yet in an apartment ram-jammed with people and no air conditioning. Lord only knows what kind of sweaty, swamp-assy disaster we all looked like on camera. I'm sure you're shocked to hear that by the end of that evening I was sure that I was going to pass out. It's hard because not everyone has this reaction to heat like I do (read: freaks that do "hot yoga"). So when I become a bit irritable, request breaks and sit outside trying to calm my boiling blood (a whole other kind of hot and bothered), I'm hyper aware that I'm being the diva in the room and I hate it. I'm also aware that if I don't do that, I may just up and die. Soooo, Give and take, people. Give and take.

I was even able to fit in a little vacay, too, recently! I stayed at a friend's family house in the Hamptons. It was so nice to be out of the city and see a little greenery for a hot minute. Unfortunately my body shuts down for 72 hours every time it gets the hell out of this town...and I was only gone 48. So, needless to say, while I did ENJOY some kickass farmstand peaches, I WAS no peach. Very tired. May have taken a nap. or two. or twelve.

I also had some very successful readings. One in which I got to play the demanding role of a girl in an abusive relationship seen throughout the years of her life. Smart, funny, sassy and fucked up-my kinda girl. ;) During the rehearsal process, I sufficiently freaked the hell out of the girl subletting the room next to mine in my apartment with a monologue of hyper-emotional proportions. Definitely wasn't aware she was home at the time... oops. Ah, well. I mean she still talks to me, just from a further distance. Currently, I'm in rehearsals for a September show of original short plays and for another reading where I play a delicious character that fits the "smart, funny, sassy and fucked up" bill. (trend?) This one includes incest... Can we all just all take a minute and thank God I'm not Method...

Anyhoo, in personal news, I've been dealing with some former roommate bullshit (anyone need a hideous couch, a hideous dresser or a hideous shelf? Yeah, ME EITHER!). I hate people. Now for a subject I rarely divulge: Boys. Boys, at the moment, are of minimal interest to me. Simply too much energy, not enough return on investment. I'm just not one to enjoy the decoding of the text messages. And I find it hard to balance the honesty and the I've stopped trying. And, while I'm being so honest, it really feels nice.

Moving on! I can feel fall around the corner these days and it is freaky. This could be the fastest summer of my life. Hell, this could be the fasted YEAR of my life. I hear time speeds up the older you get. All the more reason to spend it excited about the days that are to come.

And so, my friends, Onward ...and, God willing, upward.

1 comment:

  1. HIPPIE!!!!!

    But that's alright. You should have seen me in highschool. I mean not the healthfood and hugging of the trees but need I remind you of my car? VW Bug?

    But I am excited for you in this new endeavor. Or should I say this other endeavor. I like that you've made the point of saying this is one of the two things that gets you going. I get angry at people who find something that they are passionate about and then forget about their art. So keep it up!

    Keep up the good work! And I know you're just now learning about all these things and I might have actually commented this idea before but I'm too lazy to go back and see where and when and if, but what about offering a service to performers, how to eat healthy on a schedule that keeps you out of the house from 7 am to 11 pm.

    pretty sure I said that before. Yup, actually I KNOW I did.

    Anyway...onward and upward