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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Anyone Know a Good Looking Pharmacist?

So, either there is a cold/flu outbreak of epidemic proportions going on right now in this city or the number of meth labs has gone up exponentially in the past few weeks. Three different drug stores and a bad attitude later, I'm FINALLY hopped up on pseudophedrine and guaifenesin and all those other awesome drugs that you can only get if you know the secret handshake or you've slept with the pharmacist. I write to you with a Puffs plus perpetually attached to my nostrils and zinc and echinacea coursing through my body at potentially toxic levels.

I'm sick. Dammit. And right when the new year is beginning and I was prepared to hit the ground running with excitement and energy. ...But all I want to do is curl up with a Yogi tea and mouth breathe.

In all seriousness, though, I gotta kick this thing quick. Check out the January lineup, my friends:

Jan 14- Show at Gowanus Ballroom, "Hope..."
Jan 19-21 Potentially filming a Short (meeting about this on Wednesday)
Jan 28-Pilot Season Workshop
Jan 30, 31- Scene nights with The Unknown Artists
with rehearsals and hella memorization in between. Whew!

So I gotta put the beat down on this this cold business so I can get moving. It's always a weird time of year - the first weeks of January. Everyone has this motivation to make changes and jump into a new year with resolutions and promises and intentions (oh my!), but at the same time it's hard to get moving after you've spent days stuffing your face with party mix and peppermint brownies while staring at this:

Lincoln and the Christmakkuh Tree

While my Holiday was more lentil curls and hummus than party mix and brownies, I did have a nice time at home (and don't knock the curls 'till you try 'em. They are bomb...not to mention fiber filled and protein packed...) My Holiday break consisted of family, and friends, and cooking. So much cooking. Cooking a shit load (... and that's a measurement of amount. It's not that I was cooking actual loads of shit...for the record). You see, my family's health is sort of messy right now.  So, in addition to cooking enough food for all, I was especially concerned with making it a healthy Christmakkuh this year (shocking, I know...).

All my gifts this year were health themed: Matcha Green Tea and Michael Pollen's "Food Rules" for my bro, workout clothes and "The China Study" book for my pops, and a health mag subscription and seated boxing workout video for the Ma to be done while recovering from a gimp foot. While home, I took my Dad wandering through the daunting new Whole Foods in town, showed him some good picks at the local Trader J's and somehow found time to take a few naps, drink too much at a holiday party, shop at the Super-Target and hang with a few old friends.
My Becca. The best Nurse/friend in town.


Trips home, however, are always a little confusing. I deal with an odd combination of feelings: the comfort of being where you grew up mixed with the complete unease of feeling so out of the loop in this place that was once so familiar. People are different, places are different, I'm different. I don't know intersections anymore or directions, I have to ask if our destination has parking (Lord knows what would happen if I was asked to parallel park these days...), and everyone is older. Which is scary.

By the end of my trip I was antsy to get back to my life. I tend to get both anxious and completely exhausted when I leave the city.

So here I am- back in my town. Ready to take on 2012. ...or ready to get ready to take on 2012. I'm not into making super definite resolutions right now. Maybe it's because I spent the year making pretty big changes and decisions for myself that I don't need the date to dictate my need for a rebirth...or maybe that's a little convoluted and  it's just that I'm so hopped up on cold medication that I can't see past my next bout of REM sleep at the moment...

Either way, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna kill 2012. I may not be feeling super "go-get-'em!" right now, but I know me. I'll come around.

Happy New Year, my friends. Eat well, be well and for goodness sake take Vitamin C. Now. ...if there's any left at the Duane Reade.


  1. Go get em! And feel better, looks like a pretty awesome line up for you, have fun!

  2. @Jeremy Thanks!! Happy 2012 to you. Best of luck and thanks for reading!

  3. I feel EXACTLY the same way whenever I go home. I don't like going back to my home town much because of that reason. It doesn't fit right anymore. And most of my close friends from those days have moved on. So there isn't that aspect of a trip home for me. Spending time with my family is what it's truly about. I tend to avoid the actual town itself and hermit myself away in my parents house playing with my car or sorting through childhood toys.

    And piled on top of that is the feeling of falling behind here in NY. A week away and I feel like I've lost months. The truth is, it doesn't matter, it'll always be here waiting. But I too feel so anxious and overwhelmed when I'm away for too long.

    Oddly enough I do not feel this way if I'm out of town because of a gig of some sort. I'm all kinds of crazy in the head.