I have always prided myself on being a person who does not do weird things in my sleep. I don't talk. I don't make weird noises. I don't walk around. Sometimes I might kick, steal the covers, or snore lightly if I have a cold. But that's about it. But the other night I did something totally weird. I was over at Eduardo's place in Queens and it was late and we were watching TV. He suddenly announced that he was hungry and wanted to go get something to eat. I wasn't hungry and it was cold outside, so I told him to just go and I'd stay at the apartment. So, he left for the taco stand across the street and I, of course, fell asleep. I'm sure I was only out for 15 min tops, but I definitely was totally asleep. So, Eduardo returned with his food, which woke me up, but I was so groggy that I said, "Did you buy the place?" What the hell was I talking about!? I have no idea! So, when Eduardo replied, "What?" I said what I meant to say the first time which was, "What did you get to eat?" Seriously! That's what I wanted to say! That was the sentence that was somewhat formed, but apparently not formed enough, in my head when I said, "Did you buy the place?" It's like my mouth just spit something out before my brain had a chance to catch up. It was really weird. For those of you who have all kinds of night time shenanigans, this is probably nothing. But, like I said, that was a first for me and it was a totally weird feeling!Labels: Eduardo, Queens
I've recently gotten a glimpse of several happening around me that make me appreciate where I live. This is mostly because lately I've been running all over Manhattan doing the bidding of Studio 42 (see previous post for what Studio 42 is), but rather than begrudge them for it (and I really can't because I love my non-paying job), I take these opportunities to enjoy the living city around me.
So, the other day I was walking near Times Square and saw some big trailers parked on the street, which means some movie or TV show is probably shooting near by. It isn't an odd sight in New York. I started to walk more slowly to see if I could figure out what was filming, and I saw this on the trailer...
...and that made me smile.
Yesterday I was riding the bus, sitting towards the back, reading the Total Money Makeover, and I heard someone's cell phone ring. I looked up and realized the ring tone was the theme to the original Superman movies. And here's where the story gets good. The man with the cell phone raised both of his hands over his head, fists clenched, in his best Superman pose. I looked at him in amazement, but I didn't feel bad about staring since I would guess that's what he was going for. He held his pose until I can only guess that he knew the phone was about to go to voice mail, and then lowered his arms and answered the phone casually. And that made me smile.
A few days ago I was running some errands in the theatre district and walked by the big bad Scientology building located on 46th Street here in Manhattan. Usually I see a few dianetics pamphlets scattered on the street near the building. But this time I noticed a group of people across the street from the building, with signs and pamphlets yelling "Scientology is a lie!"
And that made me smile.
And just one more thing that makes me smile. I'm not sure if the IO cable commercials play in other states, but in New York, they are super popular. Here's the latest and I laugh pretty much every time it comes on!
I like it even better in Spanish, but unfortunately couldn't find that on YouTube.
For those who don't know, I work for a company called Studio 42. It is a great little start-up theatre/arts company that I have been the company manager for since June. I don't currently get paid for my work with them (no one does), but I hope that will change soon! Anyway, I'm currently VERY occupied with the planning of the greatest Halloween party on earth, The Starving Artists Halloween Ball. Here's the intivation, to give you an idea:
I am SO impressed with this company! This party is going to be ridiculous and you would never know that this company actually just consists of 12 people, most of whom have other full time jobs. If you are in New York, or want to make the trip for Halloween because it's worth it, please come to the ball! I'd love to see you there! For my blog readers, use the code SAAD for $30 tickets (the full price is $50 and up). Purchase tickets here!
Ok, that's enough plugging my events for now. I'm experiencing writers' block at the moment and don't really have anything else interesting to say, so I'll hopefully update more just as soon as I think of something worth writing!Labels: Studio 42, The Starving Artists Halloween Ball
I woke up today and it was fall. It just blew in over night. Even though I believe I am a hot weather person because I was born in the south in July, I really love the fall/winter holidays and the cold is a sign of them coming. However, once Christmas is over I am really over the cold weather. As far as I'm concerned we can skip January, February, and March. Anyway, I realize I need to update my blog, and since I can't decide on a topic, I'll just give a you a little of everything that is going through my head today.
First of all, watch this video. The voter registration deadline is just days away in some states, so it you're not registered yet, do it now!
Yesterday I got a check with my name on it from E! Television, and I have to admit, it was a little exciting.
If you don't know (and if you read this blog, I don't know how you couldn't) I worked an event called Fashion Rocks for E! about a month ago, and it was super fun. Getting the check was great because it was, like, official. I didn't just volunteer...I was employed by E! for a day. Maybe I'll get to be employed by them for another day...or two...sometime.
Yesterday my neighbor and best friend in New York, Marylin, knocked on my door and said, "Guess what. Dorian broke up with me." Dorian is a guy Marylin has been dating for a little over a month. She was set up with him by a mutual friend. I only met him one time and he seemed like a nice guy. And certainly he is entitled to break up with her if he doesn't think the relationship is going anywhere. But here's the problem. Why do guys say things like, "I want to be with you," and, "I can see myself with you for a long time," and "I think I'm falling for you," and even, "I love you," so early in relationships? Don't they know what that does to a girl? If they say those kinds of things, and then break up with someone within a few weeks, obviously their words don't mean much. So here is my plea to the men who might be reading this blog: do not say this crap within the first couple weeks or months of a relationship! Just don't do it! Even if you think that's how you feel, just don't say it. That's not love you're feeling. That's first flush. That's the honeymoon phase. There is no rush to say these kinds of things to girls! If it's not true, we don't want to hear it! Take your time and figure out what you want and if that includes the girl you are currently dating. It will mean more if you wait until you really know each other and know that you'd like stay together for a long time. Ok, that's my PSA for the day (well, it's my second one, actually).