Thursday, March 29, 2007
I recently stumbled upon the infamous outtakes of I Heart Huckabees in which Lily Tomlin and director David O. Russell have a swear fest. If you haven't seen it, google it now because most sites have had to take the video down but it is a jaw dropper, trust me. Sorry but there won't be a lot of swearing here but I have decided to do a post of things I love.
1. I heart my new apartment.
2. I heart LA.
3. I heart that when I moved into my new apartment, I only had a dozen boxes, 4 towels, 3 suitcases, 2 pillows, and a borrowed sleeping bag but now I have a bed, a desk, a nightstand, 4 pillows, and a lovely slipcovered loveseat.
4. I heart being invited to audition for anything (this will probably change).
5. I heart getting gratuities.
6. I heart getting calls from loved ones out of the clear blue. Case in point, my Dad's sister called me today and made my effin' day.
7. I heart day's off
8. I heart sparkling white wine.
9. I heart sunshine.
10. I heart that I live walking distance from the Metro subway, a Ralph's supermarket, a Jamba Juice, and Ross (where I have gotten most of my home furnishings for dirt cheap).
11. I heart to laugh.
12. I heart being carded.
13. I heart my nappy head.
14. I heart potato chips.
15. I heart second chances.
Friday, March 23, 2007
I haven't posted a lot lately because I have been trying to get settled into the new place. If you haven't heard, I love my new place. I love my new roommate. The location is a dream. And I even got a California driver's license and registered to vote. I am a true and legal Californian now.
I spent some time with some Second City Alums yesterday. Major fun. I went hiking in Bronson Canyon with my friend Jean. We walked all the way up to the Hollywood sign. We then went to dinner at Birds where we were joined by our friends Celeste, Tracy and Jon. After dinner and drinks we saw our friend Sarah perform her one woman show at the UBC theatre on Franklin. After the show I spotted a talented and dreamy actor.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
I haven't posted in a while so I thought I would bring everyone up to speed. First off, I moved into my new place last week. I love the apartment. The location is great. And my roommate is an okay dude. I'm basically starting life again. I have no furniture but a lot of ambition, faith and hope.
Second, Rebecca and I performed a show a few weeks back. The performance was great but the house size was a bit of a let down. We were only ten seats short of breaking even. They say you don't do theatre to make money and I can tell you that this seems to be true. The bonus is that Straight & Nappy have been asked to perform at the LA Comedy Festival in May.
We also performed with my good friend Marc Warzecha. Marc put together a brilliant political comedy show called "No Waiting with Marc Warzecha" The show was awesome and I was glad to be a part of it.
Work continues at the pizza factory. I try to take the job in stride. It is providing me with money that enables me to stay in LA, pay my rent, and eat everyday. And those things aren't so bad.
I finally so Borat and I am glad. I loved it so much that I saw it twice in one week. Mind you this was the week before the Oscars. Previous to the Oscars, I had only seen one of the Best Picture nominees but I still chose to see Borat. Babel can wait.
I also finally saw "The Secret". I liked it. It is all stuff we have heard before. Be grateful. Be positive. Believe it and receive it. Simple ideas based on optimism and faith. It was nice to be reminded of these ideals.
There is more to report but I want to take a nap right now...later, bitches.