So I guess I’m not as good at updating this thing as I would like to think… It’s a funny thing how I have all these ideas of what I want to write, but then I think about writing and I feel too tired, so then I wait until the next day but then I have twice as much to write, so I proscrasinate further… and so on and so forth. Well, my New York State Identification Card arrived in the mail today. Not the best photograph I have ever taken. Oh well. The IDs are so much different – flimsy, muted blue and red tones, a crazy hologram that gleams across the front. I haven’t even put it into my wallet yet, because it still doesn’t feel like it’s mine. I’m a “New Yorker” now. Something about that expiration date of 06-19-16 that makes me freak out a little. What does the future have in store for me? The ancient Mayans predicted that the world will come to an end in 2012. Will I still be living in New York? Because I think I would rather my last days were spent in a nice little cottage on the coast of California.
I signed up for an Improv class at “Upright Citizens Brigade” – The Chicago-style improvisation theatre group founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. You can find a lot of funny YouTube videos filmed this Midtown West venue, featuring SNL regulars. Thanks to Jenson for entertaining us royally in her Improv 101 class’s final performance last weekend – it’s the very thing that inspired me to go the extra step! In other news (of how I’m draining my bank account), I’m taking a theatre dance class at Broadway Dance Center. It just started last Sunday night, and although I feel I am too advanced for the “Absolute Beginner’s Workshop,” it’s still fun to prance around with middle aged men, post-pregnancy moms, 50 year old primaballerinas, and newly-out flamboyant faires (well, I guess there was just one). I really enjoy the dancing in this class, though it’s quite simple right now. Having just seen “A Chorus Line” last week, it’s so fun to hop and skip around the bare floors, pretending it’s as elaborate as consecutive high-kicks. Gosh… that cast can DANCE. When I saw that show, it really inspired me to put myself out there and go for it! In the midst of this positive attitude, I scheduled an appointment for headshots, to be taken next week. I really scored an awesome deal with this photographer, so get excited for some new pictures! There’s an open casting call for Broadway shows in October, so I’m just hoping I can get my shots, a resume, and 32 bars together in time for the big day. Which reminds me… I really need to go out and buy something to wear in my pictures – I have nothing that really works! Well, I have to get into bed – work has been really busy this week, and I have a lot to do tomorrow. After work, it’s helping Jenson and Jess move their new couch several blocks (then being rewarded for my gallant efforts), and Saturday will hopefully yield good shopping weather, followed by a spectacular night at the “Super Diamond” concert (a Neil Diamond cover band)!